Pinehurst has been home to amateur golf since the early years of its founding, serving as the home to the longest consecutively running amateur championships in the United States, the North & South Amateur. It is at Pinehurst where Richard Tufts penned the “Creed of the Amateur,” wherein he writes, “Amateurism, after all, must be the backbone of all sport– golf or otherwise.
The U.S. Amateur returns to Pinehurst in 2019 for the third time, and the first since 2008. Pinehurst has been the stage of Labron Harris’ triumph in 1962, and in 2008, Danny Lee romped to victory, becoming the youngest player to win the Amateur at the time.
Pinehurst No. 2 and Pinehurst No. 4 will serve as the companion courses for the 2019 National Championship.
PINEHURST RESORT AND THE USGA
Pinehurst and the United States Golf Association have enjoyed a relationship spanning decades. The 2019 U.S. Amateur will be the 10th USGA championship to be hosted by the club and the ninth since 1989, more than any other site in the United States. Pinehurst has served as the site of more single golf championships than any destination in America, and in 2014, became the first course to serve as the host of the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open in consecutive weeks. The U.S. Open will return in 2024 and will be the 11th USGA championship to be hosted by the club and will be the 10th in the last 35 years, more than any other site in the United States.