Local Qualifying Sites Announced For 2014 U.S. Open

February 26, 2014

Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. (pictured) has hosted the U.S. Open three times, most recently in 2001, and will serve as one of 111 U.S. Open Local Qualifying sites in 2014. (USGA/Russell Kirk)

FAR HILLS, N.J. – Representing the start of an exciting and dramatic process in which thousands of golfers from around the world will pursue the title of America’s national champion, the United States Golf Association today announced local qualifying sites for the 2014 U.S. Open Championship. The U.S. Open will be contested at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club’s Course No. 2, in Village of Pinehurst, N.C., on June 12-15. Local qualifying, conducted over 18 holes at 111 sites in 42 states, will take place between May 2-19.

“The U.S. Open’s local and sectional qualifying process is the most democratic in that every amateur golfer who meets the USGA Handicap Index® requirement can compete for a spot in the championship field,” said Daniel B. Burton, USGA vice president and Championship Committee chairman. “Two-tiered U.S. Open qualifying could not be conducted without the tremendous partnership and expertise provided by state and regional golf associations, and we are grateful for their continued support.”

Those players who advance out of local qualifying will compete in sectional qualifying, which will be conducted over 36 holes at 10 U.S. sites on June 2. For the 10th consecutive year, Japan and England will host international sectional qualifying, both scheduled for May 26.

Several local exemptions for the U.S. Open have been amended and will take effect in 2014. The top 500 point leaders and ties from the Official World Golf Ranking (as of March 3) will be exempt. Any player in the OWGR’s top 500 (as of April 21) who has filed an entry prior to the deadline of 5 p.m. EDT on April 23, will also earn a local exemption. Only the top 150 point leaders were exempted in previous years. In addition, any player who has had multiple finishes in the top 400 of the year-ending OWGR in the last five calendar years (2009-2013) will be exempt from local qualifying.

In 2014, five clubs are hosting U.S. Open local qualifying for at least the 10th consecutive year. Illini Country Club, in Springfield, Ill., has held a U.S. Open local qualifier since the late 1940s, while Maketewah Country Club, in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been a site for more than four decades. Riverton (Wyo.) Country Club and Genoa Lakes Golf Club, in Genoa, Nev., have hosted local qualifying since the 1990s. Collindale Golf Course, in Fort Collins, Colo., has also hosted for at least a decade. Thirty-nine courses return as U.S. Open local qualifying sites from last year.

Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., the site of the 1958, 1977 and 2001 U.S. Opens, is hosting one of this year’s U.S. Open local qualifiers.

There are 16 local qualifying sites in the state of Florida, with the first of the scheduled qualifiers at The Club at Admirals Cove’s East Course in Jupiter on May 2. Fourteen local qualifiers are scheduled in California.

Ken Venturi (1964) and Orville Moody (1969) are the only players to win the U.S. Open after qualifying through both local and sectional play. Last year, 20 players advanced through local and sectional qualifying to the 156-player U.S. Open championship field at Merion Golf Club.

The U.S. Open will be held for the third time at Pinehurst No. 2. In 1999, Payne Stewart made an 18-foot par-saving putt on the final hole to edge Phil Mickelson by one stroke and win his second U.S. Open title. In 2005, Michael Campbell shot a final-round 69 to finish at even-par 280, two strokes ahead of Tiger Woods. To be eligible, a player must have a USGA Handicap Index® not exceeding 1.4, or be a professional.

Online player registration for the 2014 U.S. Open begins the first week of March (https://champs.usga.org/index.html). 

2014 U.S. Open Championship Local Qualifying Sites (111)

Friday, May 2 (1)

Monday, May 12 (25)

The Club at Admirals Cove (East Course), Jupiter, Fla.

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

Monday, May 5 (24)   

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

Timberline G.C., Calera, Ala.

Ruby Hill C.C., Pleasanton, Calif.

Sewailo Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz.

Pasatiempo G.C., Santa Cruz, Calif.

Bermuda Dunes C.C., Bermuda Dunes, Calif.

The Broadmoor G.C. (West Course), Colorado Springs, Colo.

El Macero C.C., El Macero, Calif.

The Heritage at Westmoor, Westminster, Colo.

Fort Washington Golf & C.C., Fresno, Calif.

C.C. of Farmington, Farmington, Conn.

Barona Creek G.C., Lakeside, Calif.

Lake Jovita Golf & C.C. (South Course), Dade City, Fla.

The TPC at Valencia, Valencia, Calif.

Marsh Creek C.C., St. Augustine, Fla.

Waterlefe Golf & River Club, Bradenton, Fla.

Indian River Club, Vero Beach, Fla.

Seagate C.C., Delray Beach, Fla.

Marietta C.C., Kennesaw, Ga.

The G.C. at North Hampton, Fernandina Beach, Fla.

Knollwood Club, Lake Forest, Ill.

Orange Tree G.C., Orlando, Fla.

Illini C.C., Springfield, Ill.

Blue Lakes C.C., Twin Falls, Idaho

South Bend C.C., South Bend, Ind.

George W. Dunne National, Oak Forest, Ill.

Muskegon C.C., Muskegon, Mich.

Stillwater C.C., Stillwater, Minn.

The Wilds G.C., Prior Lake, Minn.

Hidden Creek G.C., Egg Harbor Township, N.J.

Genoa Lakes G.C. (Lakes Course), Genoa, Nev.

Red Hawk G.C., Las Cruces, N.M.

TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nev.

Twin Warriors G.C., Santa Ana Pueblo, N.M.

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

Mill River Club, Oyster Bay, N.Y.

Maketewah C.C., Cincinnati, Ohio

Oak Hill C.C. (West Course), Rochester, N.Y.

Kinsale Golf & Fitness Club, Powell, Ohio

Greensboro C.C. (Farms Course), Greensboro, N.C.

Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa, Okla.

The Patriot G.C., Ninety Six, S.C.

Long Cove Club, Hilton Head, S.C.

Bakker Crossing G.C., Sioux Falls, S.D.

Falconhead G.C., Austin, Texas

Alpine C.C., Highland, Utah Shadow Hawk G.C., Richmond, Texas

Royal Oaks C.C., Vancouver, Wash.

Tuesday, May 13 (16)

Tuesday, May 6 (5)

Ironwood C.C., Palm Desert, Calif.

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

Collindale G.C., Fort Collins, Colo.

Industry Hills G.C. (Eisenhower Course), City of Industry, Calif.

Shark’s Tooth Golf Club, Lake Powell, Fla.

Andalusia C.C., La Quinta, Calif.

The Legacy Golf & Tennis Club, Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Blue Top Ridge at Riverside, Riverside, Iowa

The Legends at Chateau Elan, Braselton, Ga.

Twin Hills C.C., Longmeadow, Mass.

Crofton C.C., Crofton, Md.

Wednesday, May 7 (11)

Radrick Farms, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Timacuan Golf & C.C., Lake Mary, Fla.

Missouri Bluffs G.C., St. Louis, Mo.

Fox Hollow G.C., Trinity, Fla.

Missoula C.C., Missoula, Mont.

Weston Hills C.C. (Tour Course), Weston, Fla.

Laurel Creek C.C., Mount Laurel, N.J.

Hawthorns Golf & C.C., Fishers, Ind.

Bedens Brook Club, Skillman, N.J.

Sycamore Ridge G.C., Spring Hill, Kan.

Timber Banks G.C., Baldwinsville, N.Y.

Paramount C.C., New City, N.Y.

Weymouth C.C., Medina, Ohio

Scotch Valley C.C., Hollidaysburg, Pa.

Belmont C.C., Perrysburg, Ohio

Holston Hills C.C., Knoxville, Tenn.

Point Judith C.C., Narragansett, R.I.

Colonial C.C., Memphis, Tenn.

Hackberry Creek C.C., Irving, Texas

Odessa C.C., Odessa, Texas

Wednesday, May 14 (11)

Cedar Creek G.C., San Antonio, Texas

Southern Dunes G.C., Maricopa, Ariz.

Thursday, May 8 (6)

Newport Beach C.C., Newport Beach, Calif.

Encanterra C.C., San Tan Valley, Ariz.

Wichita C.C., Wichita, Kan.

The Preserve G.C., Carmel, Calif.

Clustered Spires G.C., Frederick, Md.

Lake Wales C.C., Lake Wales, Fla.  

Whippoorwill Club, Armonk, N.Y.

Pinehills G.C. (Nicklaus Course), Plymouth, Mass.

Schuyler Meadows Club, Loudonville, N.Y.

Omaha C.C., Omaha, Neb.

Blue Ridge C.C., Harrisburg, Pa.

Huntsville G.C., Shavertown, Pa.

Valley Brook C.C., McMurray, Pa.

Friday, May 9 (2)

Tumble Creek Club, Roslyn, Wash.

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

Edgewood C.C., Sissonville, W.Va.

Mascoutin  G.C., Berlin, Wis.

Riverton C.C., Riverton, Wyo.

Saturday, May 10 (2)

Thursday, May 15 (6)

Hoakalei C.C., Ewa Beach, Hawaii

Settlers Bay G.C., Wasilla, Alaska

The King Kamehameha G.C., Wailuku, Hawaii

La Purisima G.C., Lompoc, Calif.


Kensington Golf & C.C., Naples, Fla.


Shingle Creek G.C., Orlando, Fla.


Carter Plantation, Springfield, La.


Governors Club, Chapel Hill, N.C.


Monday, May 19 (2)


Gibson Bay G.C., Richmond, Ky.


Old American G.C., The Colony, Texas


Partner Links
AmEx image
AmEx image
AmEx image
AmEx image

The USGA and Chevron have committed to using the game of golf to encourage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. This commitment has led to the creation of extensive golf-focused STEM teaching tools, and has resulted in charitable contributions to support golf-related programs through Eagles for Education™

At U.S. Open Championships the Chevron STEM ZONE™ is an interactive experience highlighting the science and math behind the game of golf through a variety of hands-on exhibits and experiments.

The partnership has also produced educational materials such as the Science of Golf video series and a nationally-distributed newspaper insert which are provided to teachers as tools to enhance existing curriculum in schools. These lessons teach the science behind the USGA’s equipment testing, handicapping, and agronomy efforts.

For more interactive experiences featuring golf-focused STEM lessons, visit the partnership homepage.

Chevron image

Rolex has been a longtime supporter of the USGA and salutes the sportsmanship and great traditions unique to the game. This support includes the Rules of Golf where Rolex has partnered with the USGA to ensure golfers understand and appreciate the game.

As the official timekeeper of the USGA and its championships, they also provide clocks throughout host sites for spectator convenience.

For more information on Rolex and their celebration of the game, visit the Rolex and Golf homepage.

Rolex image

IBM has partnered with the USGA to bring the same technology, expertise, and innovation it provides to businesses all over the world to the USGA and golf's national championship.

IBM provides the information technology to develop and host the U.S. Open’s official website, www.usopen.com, as well as the mobile apps and scoring systems for the three U.S. Open championships. These real-time technology solutions provide an enhanced experience for fans following the championship onsite and online.

For more information on IBM and the technology that powers the U.S. Open and businesses worldwide, visit http://www.usopen.com/IBM

AmEx image

Lexus is committed to partnering with the USGA to deliver a best-in-class experience for the world’s best golfers by providing a fleet of courtesy luxury vehicles for all USGA Championships.

At each U.S. Open, Women’s Open and Senior Open, Lexus provides spectators with access to unique experiences ranging from the opportunity to have a picture taken with both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open trophies to autograph signings with legendary Lexus Golf Ambassadors in the Lexus Performance Drive Pavilion.

For more information on Lexus, visit http://www.lexus.com/

AmEx image
American Express

Together, American Express and the USGA have been providing world-class service to golf fans since 2006. By creating interactive U.S. Open experiences both onsite and online, American Express enhances the USGA’s effort to make the game more accessible and enjoyable for fans.

For more information on American Express visit www.americanexpress.com/entertainment

AmEx image