When the subject is the U.S. Open, the conversation always centers around the layout of the course and how difficult the powers that be make it for the best golfers in the world.
The idea is to challenge the best players to be at the top of their game under the most difficult circumstances.
You need to have established courses that are incredibly challenging to begin with. Courses that are respected—perhaps feared—by the best golfers in the game.
Here are our suggestions for the top five courses that should always be given strong considerations to host a U.S. Open.
We're not saying that other courses don't deserve a chance on occasion, but these five should be rotated so they all get a chance to host the U.S. Open within a given decade.