Another step toward normalcy: USGA announces 2021 U.S. Open local qualifying sites

Julie Williams
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A staple of the golf calendar is returning. The United States Golf Association announced on Wednesday their U.S. Open local qualifying lineup of 109 sites in 43 states plus Canada. It’s an annual rite of passage returning this year after local qualifying for all USGA championship (and many of the championships themselves) went off the schedule because of COVID-19.

The announcement comes a day after the USGA revealed qualifying sites for the U.S. Women’s Open, and another step toward normalcy in competitive golf.

“Professional and amateur golfers worldwide have a pathway to emerge from the thousands who will attempt to earn a place in this year’s U.S. Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course by competing in this two-stage qualifying process that was established in 1959,” said John Bodenhamer, USGA senior managing director, Championships. “Allied Golf Associations and Golf Canada, with the cooperation of the USGA’s five regional offices, are joined in this collaborative effort for both stages. We appreciate their diligence in overcoming the challenging times we confront each day.”

Players who advance out of local qualifying will join a group of locally exempt players in final qualifying, which will be conducted over 36 holes. Those dates and courses will be announced in February.

In 2019, 17 players advanced through local and final qualifying to the 156-player U.S. Open Championship field at Pebble Beach Golf Links and four of those players made it to the weekend.

Below is the list of local qualifying sites, organized by date.

2021 U.S. Open Championship Local Qualifying Sites (109)

Monday, April 26 (1)

Fox Den C.C., Knoxville, Tenn.

Tuesday, April 27 (3)

Hoakalei C.C., Ewa Beach, Hawaii

Huntington Crescent Club, Huntington, N.Y.

Duke University G.C., Durham, N.C.

Wednesday, April 28 (1)

Waterlefe Golf & River Club, Bradenton, Fla.

Thursday, April 29 (7)

Mission Inn R. & C. (El Campeon Course), Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.

Mayacoo Lakes C.C., West Palm Beach, Fla.

Oakbourne C.C., Lafayette, La.

Columbia C.C. (Ridgewood/Tall Pines Courses), Blythewood, S.C.

Jackson (Tenn.) C.C.

Amarillo (Texas) C.C.

The Pines C.C., Morgantown, W.Va.

Saturday, May 1 (1)

The King Kamehameha G.C., Wailuku, Hawaii

Monday, May 3 (16)

El Niguel C.C., Laguna Niguel, Calif.

Indian Ridge C.C. (Grove Course), Palm Desert, Calif.

Patterson Club, Fairfield, Conn.

Plantation Bay G. & C.C. (Club de Bonmont Course), Ormond Beach, Fla.

Marietta C.C., Kennesaw, Ga.

Cog Hill G. & C.C. (Dubsdread Course), Lemont, Ill.

The C.C. of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Ind.

Beaver Hills C.C., Cedar Falls, Iowa

Eastward Ho! C.C., Chatham, Mass.

Muskegon (Mich.) C.C.

North Shore C.C., Glen Head, N.Y.

Oak Tree C.C. (East Course), Edmond, Okla.

The C.C. of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Escondido Golf & Lake Club, Horseshoe Bay, Texas

Alpine C.C., Highland, Utah

Gold Mountain G.C. (Olympic Course), Bremerton, Wash.

Tuesday, May 4 (12)

Hot Springs C.C. (Arlington Course), Hot Springs, Ark.

El Macero (Calif.) C.C.

Andalusia C.C., La Quinta, Calif.

The Club at Ruby Hill, Pleasanton, Calif.

Collindale G.C., Fort Collins, Colo.

Cherry Blossom G.C., Georgetown, Ky.

Northwest G.C., Silver Spring, Md.

Legends Club, Prior Lake, Minn.

Green Brook C.C., North Caldwell, N.J.

New Mexico State University G.C., Las Cruces, N.M.

Beechmont C.C., Cleveland, Ohio

Whitestone G.C., Benbrook, Texas

Wednesday, May 5 (5)

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Silver Lakes (Backbreaker/Heartbreaker Courses), Glencoe, Ala.

The Preserve G.C., Carmel, Calif.

Arroyo Trabuco G.C., Mission Viejo, Calif.

Orange Tree G.C., Orlando, Fla.

Butler (Pa.) C.C.

Thursday, May 6 (11)

Sewailo G.C., Tucson, Ariz.

Bermuda Dunes (Calif.) C.C. (Classic Course)

La Purisima G.C., Lompoc, Calif.

Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.

Hobe Sound (Fla.) C.C.

Bear’s Paw C.C., Naples, Fla.

Bay Point G.C. (Nicklaus Course), Panama City Beach, Fla.

Buckhorn Springs G. & C.C., Valrico, Fla.

Hillendale C.C., Phoenix, Md.

River Landing G.C. (River Course), Wallace, N.C.

The Federal Club, Glen Allen, Va.

Sunday, May 9 (1)

Palmer (Alaska) G.C.

Monday, May 10 (25)

Phoenix (Ariz.) C.C.

Dragonfly G.C., Madera, Calif.

Peach Tree G. & C.C., Marysville, Calif.

Walnut Creek Golf Preserve, Westminster, Colo.

Shuttle Meadow C.C., Berlin, Conn.

Shingle Creek G.C., Orlando, Fla.

The Plantation at Ponte Vedra Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

The Club at Weston Hills (Tour Course), Weston, Fla.

Cantigny G.C., Wheaton, Ill.

South Bend (Ind.) C.C.

Barton Hills C.C., Ann Arbor, Mich.

Medina (Minn.) G. & C.C.

Spencer T. Olin G.C., Alton, Mo.

The G.C. at Creekmoor, Raymore, Mo.

Beatrice (Neb.) C.C.

Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, Stateline, Nev.

UNM Championship G.C., Albuquerque, N.M.

Whippoorwill Club, Armonk, N.Y.

Mohawk G.C., Schenectady, N.Y.

Ravenwood G.C., Victor, N.Y.

Willamette Valley C.C., Canby, Ore.

Indian Valley C.C., Telford, Pa.

Long Cove Club, Hilton Head Island, S.C.

The Club at Comanche Trace (Valley/Hills Courses), Kerrville, Texas

Gamble Sands, Brewster, Wash.

Tuesday, May 11 (4)

Ironwood C.C. (South Course), Palm Desert, Calif.

Ledgemont C.C., Seekonk, Mass.

Missoula (Mont.) C.C.

The Bridges G.C., Gunter, Texas

Wednesday, May 12 (5)
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes G.C., Maricopa, Ariz.

Wichita (Kan.) C.C.

The Steel Club, Hellertown, Pa.

Hidden Glen C.C., Cedarburg, Wis.

Riverton (Wyo.) C.C.

Thursday, May 13 (4)

The Grand G.C., San Diego, Calif.

CommonGround G.C., Aurora, Colo.

RedHawk G.C., Nampa, Idaho

C.C. of York, York, Pa.

Monday, May 17 (12)

The C.C. at DC Ranch, Scottsdale, Ariz.

The C.C. of Winter Haven (Fla.)

Callaway Resort & Gardens (Mountainview Course), Pine Mountain, Ga.

Illini C.C., Springfield, Ill.

Crumpin-Fox Club, Bernardston, Mass.

Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort (Sun Course), Las Vegas, Nev.

Pinewild C.C. (Magnolia Course), Pinehurst, N.C.

Maketewah C.C., Cincinnati, Ohio

Catawba Island Club, Port Clinton, Ohio

Kinsale G. & F.C., Powell, Ohio

Elmhurst C.C., Moscow, Pa.

Lakeside C.C., Houston, Texas

Tuesday, May 18 (1)

TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley (Heathlands Course), Caledon, Ontario, Canada