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USGA Announces Host Sites for U.S. Senior Open Championship 2026-2028: A Return to Glory

USGA Announces Host Sites for U.S. Senior Open Championship 2026-2028: A Return to Glory

Key Points

  • The United States Golf Association (USGA) recently declared that the U.S. Senior Open Championship would be held at three distinguished golf clubs in 2026, 2027, and 2028.
  • The chosen venues for these prestigious tournaments are the Scioto Country Club, Oak Tree National, and Crooked Stick Golf Club.
  • All three venues have been hosts to the championship before and are well-regarded for their contributions to professional and amateur golf.

The USGA has officially confirmed that the U.S. Senior Open Championship will be returning to three distinguished courses: Scioto Country Club, Oak Tree National, and Crooked Stick Golf Club, hosting in 2026, 2027, and 2028 respectively. All three clubs share a rich history in national championships and have been integral to both professional and amateur golf.

“We are delighted to be revisiting these locations, all celebrated for their rich golfing history and commitment to the sport. We anticipate that each will present an exciting challenge to the world’s top players and receive enthusiastic support from local communities,” said John Bodenhamer, Chief Championships Officer for the USGA.

The Scioto Country Club, designed by renowned architect Donald Ross and opened in 1916, has witnessed the prowess of golf legends such as Bob Jones and Jack Nicklaus. It is scheduled to host not only the U.S. Senior Open Championship in 2026 but also the U.S. Amateur Championship in 2036.

Pete Dye’s creation, Oak Tree National, spans a sprawling 640 acres north of Oklahoma City. Situated on lush countryside, it’s home to numerous notable golfers and frequenters of the PGA Tour. Having previously hosted two USGA championships, Oak Tree is set to welcome competitors for the 2027 U.S. Senior Open.

Lastly, Crooked Stick Golf Club, a course designed by both Pete and Alice Dye, will see its seventh USGA championship, albeit after a gap of nearly two decades. Crooked Stick has been chosen as the venue for the 2028 U.S. Senior Open.

These tournaments invite both professional golfers and amateur players harbouring a Handicap Index® not surpassing 3.4 and at least 50 years old at the start of the championship play. The participants compete in two rounds of stroke play, with the low 60 scorers and ties progressing for the final 36 holes.

The future list of U.S. Senior Open Championships stretches up until 2042 and includes several respected golf clubs such as Saucon Valley Country Club and Spyglass Hill Golf Course. An exciting time lies ahead for these esteemed venues and the world of golf as a whole.

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