The 113th United States Open will be played Father’s Day weekend at Merion Golf Club outside of Philadelphia.
This is the fifth time this old course has hosted golf’s national championship; Merion has not hosted the Open since 1981.
Considered to be too short by modern standards, Merion hopes a good tournament in a few weeks will give them a shot in the hosting rotation again and knock one of these courses off this list.
How does a course make the list as a top five U.S Open Course?
It must be on the current rotation and personify some part of what makes the Open truly a unique event. It also must be difficult to score on and have a connection with the rich history of the game.
This is a tough list to crack. Lets count them down in order.