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USGA Moving Operations to Pinehurst

Pinehurt, NC (September 8, 2020)

The USGA pin flag on the 18th hole of Pinehurst No. 2 during the U.S. Amateur in 2019. The U.S. Open was held in Pinehurst in 1999, 2005 and again in 2014. It is scheduled to return in 2024.


In what can be seen as a significant economic impact to the Sandhills, the United States Golf Association will move parts of its operations to Pinehurst beginning in 2023. The announcement was made at a public meeting of the Village of Pinehurst Council Tuesday evening, and at a special meeting of the Moore County Commissioners earlier in the day. 


This is a developing story. More details will be announced at a press conference Wednesday morning. As part of its commitment, the USGA will conduct 5 Men’s U.S. Opens in Pinehurst every 5 to 7 years beginning in 2024 and one U.S. Women's Open every 10 years. The USGA also committed to investing $25 million in facilities with a total of 50 employees.


Craig Annis, USGA Chief Brand Officer, reveals plans to move part of its Golf operations to Pinehurst in a meeting of the Village of Pinehurst Council, Tuesday evening.

Moving to Pinehurst will be the Arnold Palmer Center for Golf History, the ball and equipment testing facility and agronomy section. They all are presently located at the USGA headquarters in Liberty Corner, N.J.

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