Wednesday, May 16, 2012

2012 US Open from Olympic Club Early Preview and Notes

It is about one month until the best players in the world tee it up at Olympic Club in San Francisco.  The Olympic Club boasts what many think may be the hardest opening 6 holes in golf history.

The Olympic Club has hosted 4 past US Open Championships, the last being won by Lee Janzen in 1998.  The 1966 US Open is remembered for the 7 stroke lead lost by Arnold Palmer in the final day to Billy Casper.  The course is played without a Par 5 on the front nine, and has back-to-back Par 5s at 16 and 17.  Playing at just under 7200 yards without a water hazard in play, the course is definitely different than years past.  But the heavy SF air and the deep rough will make the course play longer than advertised.

To find out more about the US Open, click here.

Watch for previews coming soon with predictions!


  1. I'm attending the U.S. Open on Friday. I've never been to the Olympic Club.

    Any suggestions on the best hole to settle in an watch the field. Hope to see at least the approach shot and putt from greenside bleachers.

    1. Hey,

      I am not too familiar with how the course will be set up bleacher-wise. But if you get to the tournament early enough in the morning, like before play starts, you will be able to find a great place with bleachers. Most par-4s and 5s will have great seating near the greens even if it isn't bleachers. Hope you have a good time