Golf Advisor: Six U.S. Open venues you can play


The 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort is yet another signal in the shift from the USGA's preference of private clubs to a mix of private and resort courses and even municipal courses.'s Brandon Tucker showcases the six U.S. Open hosts you can play and how to get a tee time.

Between 1999, when Pinehurst No. 2 was added to the rotation, and 2021, when Torrey Pines South will host for the first time since 2008, 12 U.S. Opens have been or will be staged at public golf courses. "America's Open" has, in fact, never been more open. The PGA Championship only has five of its venues open to the public: the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island and Whistling Straits, plus 1974 host Tanglewood Park, 1987 host The Champion at PGA National and 2019 host Bethpage Black.

Here are the current six public venues: 

Pinehurst No. 2

Pebble Beach

Bethpage Black

Torrey Pines South

Chambers Bay

Erin Hills