Once the clubhouse is rebuilt, Oakland Hills Country Club will get to host a pair of U.S. Opens.
The USGA announced on Tuesday that Oakland Hills will host the U.S. Open in 2034 and 2051, along with six other USGA championships. The announcement comes just weeks after the historic clubhouse at the Michigan course was destroyed in a devastating fire.
— USGA (@USGA) March 22, 2022
The course will also host the U.S. Women’s Open in 2031 and 2042.
Oakland Hills is one of the most historic courses in the country. It’s hosted six U.S. Opens, most recently in 1996, which is the third-most of any course in the country. The Detroit-area course held three PGA Championships, tied for the second-most, a pair of U.S. Amateurs and the 2004 Ryder Cup.
In February, the clubhouse went up in flames in a massive fire. It reportedly sparked during construction work on a patio and quickly spread throughout the 90,000 square foot building.
Images from the current fire at Oakland Hills CC are chilling. Building dates back to 1922. Awful.
Video submitted from an individual on the ground: pic.twitter.com/UdiP8G0D7i
— Brendan Quinn (@BFQuinn) February 17, 2022
Nobody was injured in the blaze, and firefighters were able to save a significant amount of memorabilia that was inside the 100-year-old clubhouse.
Plans to rebuild the clubhouse are already in motion, and officials expect it to open sometime in 2024 — though not in time for the U.S. Junior Amateur that year.