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Riviera Country Club on tap to host three major events in next seven years. Which ones?

Famed Riviera Country Club is the annual host for the Genesis Invitational on the PGA Tour. The classic course is a favorite among pretty much everyone on Tour.

The Riv ranks No. 4 in California on Golfweek’s Best list of private courses in each state, and it’s No. 18 among all classic courses built before 1960 in the U.S. The course is a par-71 layout measuring 7,322 yards.

Previous championships held there include the 1995 PGA Championship, the 1983 PGA Championship, the 1948 U.S. Open as well as the 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship.

Here’s a closer look at three significant events coming to Riviera.

2026 U.S. Women's Open

2023 Genesis Invitational
The 18th green at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo: Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)

In 2026, the club will celebrate its 100th year and one big way to commemorate a nice, round number like that will be with the playing of the U.S. Women’s Open, the first women’s championship to be held there.

“We’ve always sought majors,” Megan Watanabe, the first female president of the club, told the Associated Press. Her family bought the property in 1989.

“Because we have never hosted a women’s championship, it made sense,” she said. “Also for the Olympics. I wanted the women to be comfortable and experience Riviera before the Olympics.”

2028 Olympics

2024 Genesis Invitational
The second green at Riviera Country Club for the 2024 Genesis Invitational. (Photo: Michael Owens/Getty Images)

Speaking of the Olympics, the men’s and women’s golf competitions will be held at the Riv in 2028, when the city of Los Angeles hosts the Summer Games for a third time. It’ll be the fourth playing of golf since the sport was brought back to the Olympics in 2016. Riviera was announced as host in 2017.

2031 U.S. Open

Riviera Country Club
The clubhouse at Riviera Country Club, host of the Genesis Invitational in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo: Harry How/Getty Images)

Just after the 2023 U.S. Open was played at Los Angeles Country Club, the U.S. Golf Association announced plans to return to Southern California.

Eighty-three years after Ben Hogan won a U.S. Open at Riviera, the national championship returns to the storied venue.

The 2031 U.S. Open will be the fifth USGA championship held at the club. Riviera has also hosted the 1998 U.S. Senior Open and the 2017 U.S. Amateur.

 

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