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There are several courses out there that are some of the best in the US, but never host majors for various reasons. Pine Valley because the members don't want it and there is no room for spectators. Sand Hills probably just because it is too remote. Cypress Point since it is probably just too short to really test the best in the world and I don't think the members want it. With all this aside, which course would you like to see anyways. 

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Torrey should be hosting charity and company outings, not the US Open. 

My home course. I want to see the pros deal with this:   (Edit: the pictures are all from the same round. The green that looks in good shape is. The point is the mix of aerated, dead, and a

Chambers bay. They got screwed the first time around. 

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Good topic. The problem is like someone mentioned above that a ton of awesome courses are just to short for the us open. Like someone said 7100 yards is to short.

 

Most of the great courses down in Texas are less than 7000 yards. Although with something like the US open in play I’m sure most of them could be lengthened but not all.

 

one that comes to mind would be oak hills in San Antonio. Awesome course that’s hosted some huge events but being built into the urban setting of the medical district no room for lengthening.

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I'd love to see Whistling Straits host.  When the PGA Championship first went there in 2004, all the players that played preview rounds said that the course would be unfair, even for tour players.  Players were nervous it'd be harder than a US Open when combining the narrow fairways, wind along the lake, and long fescue close to landing areas.  Then the PGA made last minute changes to make the course easier and went too far, making the course too easy until Sunday when very few players shot under par.  

 

Put that course in the hands of the USGA and watch Whistling Straits come alive.

 

For a course that hasn't held a major (to my knowledge), I'd like to see Augusta's sometimes forgotten sister, Peachtree Golf Club, to hold a major.

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48 minutes ago, Big A HG said:

I'd love to see Whistling Straits host.  When the PGA Championship first went there in 2004, all the players that played preview rounds said that the course would be unfair, even for tour players.  Players were nervous it'd be harder than a US Open when combining the narrow fairways, wind along the lake, and long fescue close to landing areas.  Then the PGA made last minute changes to make the course easier and went too far, making the course too easy until Sunday when very few players shot under par.  

 

Put that course in the hands of the USGA and watch Whistling Straits come alive.

 

For a course that hasn't held a major (to my knowledge), I'd like to see Augusta's sometimes forgotten sister, Peachtree Golf Club, to hold a major.

 

They can make that course as hard as they want.  It's fun to play.  I just don't see it as classic enough for a US Open though.  It's perfect for a PGA.

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9 minutes ago, Golf10 said:

 

They can make that course as hard as they want.  It's fun to play.  I just don't see it as classic enough for a US Open though.  It's perfect for a PGA.

 

 

I see your point and don't necessarily disagree.  It seems as if the USGA is returning to somewhat of an "Open rota" type schedule going forward, but they've recently broken the trend of classic courses a bit in recent years with their use of Chambers Bay and Erin Hills.  Bethpage originally broke the mold and Torrey was also a bit surprising in my eyes, which laid the foundation for some of these newer places being selected.  Whistling has more major history now than any of those places had at the time of their first majors.

 

Herb Kohler, Kohler Co., and the Sheboygan, Wisconsin area have shown they are capable of being great hosts and turning people out for big-time events.  A change in tournament would generate some new excitement for the area opposed to having more PGA Championships.  But, I think the US Open is the hopes and dreams of Herbie for the new course that has struggled to get off the ground on the south side of Sheboygan.

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1 minute ago, Big A HG said:

 

 

I see your point and don't necessarily disagree.  It seems as if the USGA is returning to somewhat of an "Open rota" type schedule going forward, but they've recently broken the trend of classic courses a bit in recent years with their use of Chambers Bay and Erin Hills.  Bethpage originally broke the mold and Torrey was also a bit surprising in my eyes, which laid the foundation for some of these newer places being selected.  Whistling has had more major history than any of those places had at the time of their first majors.

 

Herb Kohler, Kohler Co., and the Sheboygan, Wisconsin area have shown they are capable of being great hosts and turning people out for big-time events.  A change in tournament would generate some new excitement for the area opposed to having more PGA Championships.  But, I think the US Open is the hopes and dreams of Herbie for the new course that has struggled to get off the ground on the south side of Sheboygan.

 

IMO WS is way better for an Open than Torrey.  Torrey gets it for being on the west coast and TV eyeballs.  WS has done a great job attracting majors.  Can't wait for a Ryder Cup there.  Not sure Mike Davis will bring an Open there though.  I think Oakland Hills South will get the "Midwest" major most of the time now that Hanse has restored it to the Donald Ross original.

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There are several people saying a bunch of courses are too short.  That seems to run counter to some of the arguments made in the distance threads that no course is obsolete or too short for a pro tournament.

 

The midwest gets no love.  Wakonda, Southern Hills (though I think of it more of an August PGA Championship venue), Shoreacres, Skokie, etc. 

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45 minutes ago, smashdn said:

There are several people saying a bunch of courses are too short.  That seems to run counter to some of the arguments made in the distance threads that no course is obsolete or too short for a pro tournament.

 

The midwest gets no love.  Wakonda, Southern Hills (though I think of it more of an August PGA Championship venue), Shoreacres, Skokie, etc. 

Midwest? Ok, Paynes Valley at Big Bear? (Watching it now)

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On ‎9‎/‎16‎/‎2020 at 10:47 AM, robdalky said:

Would love to see it at Sand Hills.. not sure if 7100 yards is really long enough for an open, but with the wind, I think it would be doable... awesome track

+1 for Sand Hills.  I've never played there but as I understand there's more than enough land to add some tee boxes to stretch it out.   

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