The road to the 2023 U.S. Open begins this April when the USGA starts to hold more than 100 local qualifying tournaments for the right to compete for this year’s national championship. The 123rd U.S. Open will be held at the North course at Los Angeles Country Club, June 15-18. This is the first time the major will be played on the George Thomas layout at the historic club, although not the first time the USGA has held an event there. Previously, LACC has hosted 1930 U.S. Women’s Amateur, the 1954 U.S. Junior and the 2017 Walker Cup.
For 10 straight years, the USGA had received more than 9,000 entries. To be eligible, a player must have a Handicap Index of 1.4 or lower, or be a professional. The USGA is accepting online entries through April 12.
Thus far only 53 golfers have earned exemptions all the way to LACC, including defending champion Matt Fitzpatrick. The number of fully exempt players will increase with the inclusion of the top-60 point leaders and ties from the World Ranking, as of May 22 and June 5. The winner of the Masters and PGA Championship, and any multiple winners of PGA Tour events that award a full-point allocation for the season-ending Tour Championship also will earn exemptions. A new exemption category this year is a spot in the U.S. Open field for the college golfer who wins the NCAA individual championship in June. Here is a link to all the exempt categories.
The remaining spots in the field will be filled by golfers who play their way into the championship via local and final qualifying.
There are 109 courses hosting 18-hole local qualifiers that will be contested in 44 states and Canada from April 17 to May 22. Those who advance then tee it up in one of 13 36-hole final qualifiers, 10 in the U.S., one in England, one in Canada and one in Japan. Nine of the 10 conducted in the U.S. sites will be played on Monday, June 5, with one additionally American qualifier being played Monday, May 22.
Just two golfers—Ken Venturi (1964) and Orville Moody (1969) have won the U.S. Open after qualifying through local and sectional play. Gene Littler (1961), Boros (1963), Jerry Pate (1976), Steve Jones (1996), Michael Campbell (2005) and Lucas Glover (2009) won after advancing through final qualifying.
U.S. Open Local Qualifying event schedule
Monday, April 17 (1)
The Clubs of Kingwood (Deerwood Course), Kingwood, Texas
Wednesday, April 19 (1)
Charlotte (N.C.) C.C.
Monday, April 24 (10)
La Purisima G.C., Lompoc, Calif.
Del Rio C.C., Modesto, Calif.
Shorehaven G.C., Norwalk, Conn.
Coral Ridge C.C., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Rocky Bayou C.C., Niceville, Fla.
Marietta C.C., Kennesaw, Ga.
Cantigny G.C. (Woodside/Lakeside Courses), Wheaton, Ill.
The Territory G. & C.C., Duncan, Okla.
Fox Den C.C., Knoxville, Tenn.
Parkersburg C.C., Vienna, W.Va.
Tuesday, April 25 (4)
The Hawthorns G.& C.C., Fishers, Ind.
New Mexico State University G.C., Las Cruces, N.M.
Old Fort G.C., Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Loomis Trail Golf Course, Blaine, Wash.
Wednesday, April 26 (3)
The Dunes at Maui Lani G.C., Kahului, Hawaii
CasaBlanca G.C., Mesquite, Nev.
River Landing G.C. (River Course), Wallace, N.C.
Thursday, April 27 (3)
The Cape Club of Palm City, Palm City, Fla.
C.C. of York, York, Pa.
Columbia C.C. (Ridgewood/Tall Pines Courses), Blythewood, S.C.
Sunday, April 30 (1)
Tamahka Trails G.C., Marksville, La.
Monday, May 1 (16)
Tucson (Ariz.) C.C.
Indian Ridge C.C. (Grove Course), Palm Desert, Calif.
The Fountaingrove Club, Santa Rosa, Calif.
Cherry Hill Club, Ridgeway, Ontario, Canada
Wellington National G.C., West Palm Beach, Fla.
Eagle’s Landing C.C., Stockbridge, Ga.
South Bend (Ind.) C.C.
Glen Oaks C.C., West Des Moines, Iowa
Muskegon (Mich.) C.C.
TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, Minn.
Oakwood C.C., Kansas City, Mo.
Medford Village C.C., Medford, N.J.
Colonial Springs G.C., East Farmingdale, N.Y.
Scioto Reserve C.C., Powell, Ohio
The C.C. of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Wine Valley G.C., Walla Walla, Wash.
Tuesday, May 2 (9)
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes G.C., Maricopa, Ariz.
Andalusia C.C., La Quinta, Calif.
Crystalaire C.C., Llano, Calif.
The Club at Ruby Hill, Pleasanton, Calif.
Collindale G.C., Fort Collins, Colo.
Hamilton Farm G.C., Gladstone, N.J.
Cold Spring C.C., Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.
UNM Championship G.C., Albuquerque, N.M.
Bishops Bay C.C., Middleton, Wis.
Wednesday, May 3 (7)
The Preserve G.C., Carmel, Calif.
Arroyo Trabuco G.C., Mission Viejo, Calif.
Lakewood Ranch (Fla.) G. & C.C. (King’s Dunes Course)
Lebaron Hills C.C., Lakeville, Mass.
Plum Hollow C.C., Southfield, Mich.
Westfield C.C. (North Course), Westfield Center, Ohio
Odessa (Texas) C.C. (Old Course)
Thursday, May 4 (5)
Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Silver Lakes (Backbreaker/Heartbreaker Courses), Glencoe, Ala.
The Grand G.C., San Diego, Calif.
Lexington C.C., Fort Myers, Fla.
The Club at P.B. Dye, Ijamsville, Md.
The University of Texas G.C., Austin, Texas
Monday, May 8 (9)
Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.
Kensington G. & C.C., Naples, Fla.
Marsh Creek G.C., St. Augustine, Fla.
Illini C.C., Springfield, Ill.
Somerby G.C., Byron, Minn.
The Links at Greystone, Walworth, N.Y.
Pinewild C.C. (Magnolia Course), Pinehurst, N.C.
Highland Meadows G.C., Sylvania, Ohio
Secession G.C., Beaufort, S.C.
Tuesday, May 9 (7)
Ironwood C.C. (South Course), Palm Desert, Calif.
The Broadlands Golf Course, Broomfield, Colo.
The Club at Eaglebrooke, Lakeland, Fla.
Stonewall Orchard G.C., Grayslake, Ill.
Orchards G.C., South Hadley, Mass.
Missoula (Mont.) C.C.
Squaw Creek Golf Course, Willow Park, Texas
Wednesday, May 10 (6)
Mark Bostick Golf Course at University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.
Indian River Club, Vero Beach, Fla.
Wichita (Kan.) C.C.
Omaha (Neb.) C.C.
Talking Stick G.C. (O’odham Course), Scottsdale, Ariz.
Riverton (Wyo.) C.C.
Thursday, May 11 (4)
Walnut Creek Golf Preserve, Westminster, Colo.
Hillendale C.C., Phoenix, Md.
Paramount C.C., New City, N.Y.
Rolling Green G.C., Springfield, Pa.
Monday, May 15 (16)
Phoenix (Ariz.) C.C.
TPC Stonebrae C.C., Hayward, Calif.
Brentwood C.C., Los Angeles, Calif.
Shingle Creek G.C., Orlando, Fla.
Hoakalei C.C., Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Falcon Crest G.C., Kuna, Idaho
Gateway National G.L., Madison, Ill.
Somersett G.& C.C., Reno, Nev.
White Beeches G. & C.C., Haworth, N.J.
The C.C. of Troy (N.Y.)
Coldstream C.C., Cincinnati, Ohio
Oswego Lake C.C., Lake Oswego, Ore.
Huntsville G.C., Dallas, Pa.
The Club at Nevillewood, Presto, Pa.
Rockwall (Texas) Golf & Athletic Club
The Club at Sonterra (North Course), San Antonio, Texas
Oakridge C.C., Farmington, Utah
Tuesday, May 16 (4)
Hot Springs C.C. (Arlington Course), Hot Springs, Ark.
The Club at Olde Stone, Bowling Green, Ky.
Kirkbrae C.C., Lincoln, R.I.
Keswick Hall (Full Cry Course), Keswick, Va.
Monday, May 22 (1)
Palmer (Alaska) Golf Course
*one Florida site is TBD
U.S. Open Final Qualifying Sites
Tuesday, May 16
Europe - Walton Heath Golf Club (New and Old Courses), Surrey, England
Monday, May 22
Asia – Ibaraki Golf Club (West Course), Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Monday, June 5
Canada – Lambton Golf & Country Club, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
United States (10)
Monday, May 22
Bent Tree Country Club & Northwood Club, Dallas, Texas
Monday, June 5
Hillcrest Country Club, Los Angeles, Calif.
Pine Tree Golf Club, Boynton Beach, Fla.
Hawks Ridge Golf Club, Ball Ground, Ga.
Woodmont Country Club (North Course), Rockville, Md.
Canoe Brook Country Club (North & South Courses), Summit, N.J.
Old Chatham Golf Club, Durham, N.C.
Brookside Golf & Country Club & The Lakes Golf & Country Club, Columbus, Ohio
Springfield (Ohio) Country Club
Tacoma Country & Golf Club, Lakewood, Wash.