Los Angeles Country Club’s highly regarded North Course has reached a “preliminary agreement” to host the 2023 U.S. Open, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.
The news is pending a vote of the club’s 1,500 members, a process that could be completed as early as October.
The USGA released a statement to the Times, saying, in part, “As a general rule, the USGA keeps its site selection process confidential to protect future sites and related parties. In this instance, we confirm that the USGA and Los Angeles Country Club are exploring the possibility of conducting a future U.S. Open Championship at the Club. There are several important steps required in the Championship selection process to ensure its success, including garnering the support of the Club’s membership and evaluating the feasibility of conducting a world-class championship in the heart of the Los Angeles community. We are appreciative of the opportunity to continue the process.”
The city of Los Angeles hasn’t hosted a U.S. Open since Ben Hogan won the 1948 Open at Riviera. The Walker Cup will be held at LACC North in 2017.
Golf fans will have West Coast, primetime viewing for the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in Seattle, the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines and now, potentially, the 2023 Open at LACC North.