The Los Angeles Country Club has a Rich History and is Home to the 2023 U.S. Open
The Los Angeles Country Club
The Los Angeles Country Club is a prestigious golf club located in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1897, it is one of the oldest and most exclusive country clubs in the United States. The club provides an exclusive and private environment for its members while maintaining strict membership criteria. The club has two championship golf courses, the North Course and the South Course, which have hosted numerous high-profile tournaments. The course is known for its challenging course setup, demanding conditions, and stellar scenery.
History of the Club
As previously mentioned, the club was founded in 1897. When they were founded they referred to themselves as the “Los Angeles Golf Club.” The original golf course was only nine holes and was known as “The Windmill Links.” The name referenced the club’s makeshift clubhouse which was the base of an old windmill. Its first 18-hole course was laid out in 1899 and was dubbed the “Convent Links.” The Club was an instant success and they quickly became overcrowded. They were forced to find another location and after extensive planning, the new clubhouse opened in 1911 (Pictured Above). The new clubhouse opened in Beverly Hills along with tennis courts and 36 holes of golf. The Beverly Hills location is still the Club’s home to this day.
Professional Events Hosted by the Club
Notable events previously hosted at the Club include the Los Angeles Open and the Walker Cup. They have hosted the Los Angeles Open five times including the first-ever Los Angles Open in 1926. More recently the club hosted the 46th Walker Cup in 2017. The 2023 U.S. Open marks the first time the club has hosted this event. Not only is it the club’s first time hosting the U.S. Open, but it is also their first time hosting a major championship. Hosting the U.S. Open is a significant honor for the Club and a testament to its reputation as a world-class golfing venue.
The 2023 U.S. Open
The club’s North Course will be the site of the 2023 U.S. Open, one of the four major championships in professional golf. The U.S. Open has a storied history, dating back to 1895. Many legendary golfers have claimed victory at the U.S. Open, including Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, and Phil Mickelson. The Open starts on June 15 and the final day will be June 18th. Fans will be able to watch the Open on NBC, The Golf Chanel, and Peacock TV. The 2023 U.S. Open at Los Angeles Country Club will add another chapter to this prestigious tournament’s legacy.
The hosting of the U.S. Open at the Los Angeles Country Club in 2023 represents a significant milestone for both the club and the city of Los Angeles. It brings together the rich golfing tradition of the club with the excitement and competition of one of golf’s most prestigious championships. Overall, the Los Angeles Country Club is an esteemed institution in the world of golf, and hosting the U.S. Open will further solidify its standing as a premier golfing destination.
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