“The USGA is excited to have an excellent group of courses to conduct our 2014 championships,” said Thomas J. O’Toole Jr., USGA vice president and Championship Committee chairman. “The historic nature of playing both Opens in consecutive weeks on a revered course sets the tone for the season. The list of venues crisscrosses the United States and reflects our commitment to bring USGA national championships to as many regions of the country as possible.”
Pinehurst No. 2 will host the 114th U.S. Open on June 12-15 and the 69th U.S. Women’s Open on June 19-22, thereby becoming the only course to have hosted the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open, U.S. Senior Open, U.S. Amateur and U.S. Women’s Amateur. Payne Stewart (1999) and Michael Campbell (2005) won the two previous U.S. Opens on the course, which is generally considered to be the greatest work by architect Donald Ross.
Atlanta Athletic Club, the home club of five-time Amateur champion Bob Jones, will host the 114th U.S. Amateur on Aug. 11-17. The club has previously hosted five USGA championships. For the first time in a century, the U.S. Women’s Amateur returns to Nassau Country Club, in Glen Cove, NY, on Aug. 4-10, for the 114th playing of the championship. Katherine Harley Jackson won the second of her two Women’s Amateur titles at the Long Island course in 1914.
The Curtis Cup Match, the biennial competition between women’s amateur teams from the United States and Great Britain & Ireland, will open the championship season on June 6-8 at St. Louis Country Club. The club has hosted five USGA championships, including the 1947 U.S. Open.
The state of Oklahoma will host a U.S. Senior Open for the first time when the 2014 championship is played at Oak Tree National from July 10-13. Oak Tree was the site for the 1984 U.S. Amateur (won by Oklahoma resident Scott Verplank, who turns 50 on July 9 and will be eligible for his first U.S. Senior Open).
The U.S. Amateur Public Links and U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links will both be conducted by the USGA for the last time in 2014, with both scheduled for July 14-19. The APL will be held at Sand Creek Station Golf Course in Newton, KS, while The Home Course, in DuPont, WA, is the Women’s APL site.
Overall, there are 13 USGA national championships, as well as the Curtis Cup Match and USGA Men’s State Team, on the 2014 schedule. In addition, Japan will host the World Amateur Team and Women’s World Amateur Team Championships in September – events which are co-sponsored by the International Golf Federation, the USGA and The R&A.
The U.S. Amateur Four-Ball and U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championships will debut in 2015, with sectional qualifying for the championships to be conducted starting in August 2014.
Just in case you want to book your flights early, here's the 2014 USGA Championship Schedule:
- Curtis Cup Match, St. Louis Country Club, St. Louis, Mo., June 6-8
- U.S. Open, Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Village of Pinehurst, N.C., June 12-15
- U.S. Women’s Open, Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Village of Pinehurst, N.C., June 19-22
- U.S. Senior Open, Oak Tree National, Edmond, Okla., July 10-13
- U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links, The Home Course, DuPont, Wash., July 14-19
- U.S. Amateur Public Links, Sand Creek Station Golf Course, Newton, Kan., July 14-19
- U.S. Girls’ Junior, Forest Highlands Golf Club, Flagstaff, Ariz., July 21-26
- U.S. Junior Amateur, The Club at Carlton Woods, The Woodlands, Texas, July 21-26
- U.S. Women’s Amateur, Nassau Country Club, Glen Cove, N.Y., Aug. 4-10
- U.S. Amateur, Atlanta Athletic Club, Johns Creek, Ga., Aug. 11-17
- U.S. Mid-Amateur, Saucon Valley Country Club, Bethlehem, Pa., Sept. 6-11
- U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur, Harbour Trees Golf Club, Noblesville, Ind., Sept. 6-11
- U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur, Hollywood Golf Club, Deal, N.J., Sept. 13-18
- U.S. Senior Amateur, Big Canyon Country Club, Newport Beach, Calif., Sept. 13-18
- USGA Men’s State Team, French Lick Resort (Pete Dye Course), French Lick, Ind., Sept. 30-Oct. 2 (International)
- Women’s World Amateur Team, Karuizawa Golf, Karuizawa, Japan, Sept. 3-6
- World Amateur Team, Karuizawa Golf, Karuizawa, Japan, Sept. 11-14
Among many other books, Dave Donelson is the author of Weird Golf: 18 tales of fantastic, horrific, scientifically impossible, and morally reprehensible golf