US Open Course Lengths 1983 - 2013

Much has been written this year about the relatively short US Open course at Merion. Still at 6,996 yards, it seems a long way to the bogey golfer. How does Merion stack up to previous US Open courses? It is indeed, relatively short. The longest was at Torrey Pines in 2008 at 7,643 yards. By comparison, the current length at Augusta National for the Masters is 7,435. The courses, the years and the lengths are below:

Merion 2013: 6,996
Olympic 2012:: 7,170
Congressional 2011: 7,568
Pebble Beach 2010: 7,014
Bethpage Black 2009: 7,468
Torrey Pines 2008: 7,643
Oakmont 2007: 7,230
Winged Foot 2006: 7,264
Pinehurst #2 2005: 7,214
Shinnecock Hills 2004: 6,996
Olympia Fields North 2003: 7,190
Bethpage Black 2002: 7,214
Southern Hills 2001: 6,973
Pebble Beach 2000: 6,846
Pinehurst #2 1999: 7,175
Olympic 1998: 6,797
Congressional 1997: 7,213
Oakland HIlls 1996: 6,974
Shinnecock Hills 1995: 6,994
Oakmont 1994: 6,946
Baltusrol 1993: 7,116
Pebble Beach 1992: 6,809
Hazeltine 1991: 7,149
Medinah #3 1990: 7,195
Oak Hill East 1989: 6,902
The Country Club 1988: 7,010
Olympic 1987: 6,709
Shinnecock HIlls 1986: 6,912
Oakland Hills 1985: 6,996
Winged Foot 1984: 6,903
Oakmont 1983: 6,972

 

 

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