What are your favorite US Open venues?

There are so many great courses that have hosted a US Open it is almost impossible to narrow it down to just a few, let alone one.  

I would have to say my favorite US Open venue is Oak Hill CC in Pittsford, NY. While Oak Hill is not a consistent site of the US Open, it has played an important part in the history of the USGA's biggest event. I have been fortunate enough to play the course multiple times and it truly is one of the fairest tests of championship golf. I am also partial to Oak Hill because I am a native of Buffalo, NY and am proud of the great golf that exists in that area. 

So what is your favorite US Open venue? We're looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

Bubba

Bubba,

Being from Rochester, NY myself, I was excited to see you reference Oak Hill.   Without a doubt that is a hidden gem in an otherwise anti-golf climate region.  However, my favorite has to be Oakmont.  I have been able a couple Opens there and the viewing experience and course lay-out/design is outstanding.  Add on the history of the championship played there and the stories that unfolded and it's nearly the perfect host if the USGA had to select one course.

Runner Up: Bethpage Black

Oakmont!

Oakmont for sure!

I'm a fan of Kiawah, Congressional, Pinehurst, and Pebble Beach.  I like each one for unique traits making it hard to pick one over the others.  I feel like each of those courses brought something to the tournament without needing to grow insanely long rough to be a tough test.

I vote Pebble Beach.  Its our country's old course.  Followed closel by Shinnecock. 

Shinnecock Hills despite the fiasco with the 7th green in 2004 is a great venue, and is near the top.  Oakmont has the history with Johnny Miller's final round that you may hear about this weekend on the telecast.  Merion last year was fantastic and showed that the course doesn't need to be 7,500 yards to be a stern test.  I love the atmosphere at Bethpage (being a native New Yorker may cause some bias).  So many great venues that it's tough to choose a favorite, but those would be my top 4.  I think the new Pinehurst will turn a lot of heads this weekend.

I attended the PGA championship last August and was lucky enough to witness Duffs attempt of.history on Friday and I can see why you would pick Oak Hill. What a fantastic classic lay out, it definitely has stood the test of time.

I also loved the look of the the Olympic club in San Fran 2 years ago, and Congressional also would get the Nod from me.

BETHPAGE BLACK ...THE PEOPLES COURSE

My top 3 are Kiawah, Whistling Straits and Bethpage Black.

 Chris S

I loved the classic old school courses.

Top 5:

Winged Foot

Shinnecock Hills

Oakmont

Oak Hills

Olympic Club

Being born and raised in Monterey, i have to say Pebble Beach and the Olympic Club in SF !!

Bubba,

several come to mind like Congressional and Oakmont. But to me, I love our National Championship played at Pebble Beach.  It's just a course I've always loved seeing on TV and is definitely on my golf bucket list.  

Nick

Torrey Pines........ Followed by Pebble Beach!

I lived in the area at the time of the 2009 US Open at Bethpage Black and went to that.  I really like that course.  I am partial to the public course so everyone can play there so Bethpage, Pebble Beach, Torrey Pines and Pinehurst would definitely be up towards the top of my list.  Private ones I would love to play Oakmont, Merion and Oak Hill would be fun to play one day!!!!