The 7,823-yard, par 72 course is another walking-only venue, with neither buggies nor pull carts allowed; caddies are available for $50 (plus tip) per round.
Erin Hills; green fee: $200; +1 866 772 4769
Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, Calif.
Always in the discussion of most beautiful U.S. golf courses, this magnificent course features many holes beside the Pacific Ocean on California's Monterey Peninsula.
In 1972, it was the first public course to stage the U.S. Open, won by Jack Nicklaus.
It hosted subsequent U.S. Opens in 1982, 1992, 2000 and 2010, and its next is scheduled for 2019.
"If I had only one more round to play, I would choose to play it at Pebble Beach," Jack Nicklaus has famously said. "I've loved this course from the first time I saw it. It's possibly the best in the world."
Pebble Beach Resorts; green fee: $495; +1 831 622 8723
Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst, N.C.
Memorably won by the late Payne Stewart, the Donald Ross-designed Pinehurst No. 2 course held its first U.S. Open in 1999.
The course had already hosted a PGA Championship in 1936 and a Ryder Cup in 1951, and held its second U.S. Open in 2005.
Next year, it'll become the first venue to host a U.S. Open and a U.S. Women's Open in subsequent weeks.
The historic course opened for play in 1907 and measures 7,485 yards -- it's a par 70 from the back tees.
There are eight fantastic courses at the Pinehurst Resort, so it's worth staying a few days to play some of the others, especially numbers 4 and 8.
Golf at Pinehurst is available only to overnight resort guests.
Pinehurst Resort; stay-and-play packages from $488 (includes a round on the No. 2 course, cart and range balls); +1 855 235 8507
Torrey Pines Golf Course, La Jolla, Calif.
Just north of San Diego, the south course at Torrey Pines -- a lush, 7,643-yard, par 71 course, with a number of clifftop holes overlooking the Pacific Ocean -- hosted the 2008 U.S. Open.
That's the event Tiger Woods won after hobbling his way around the course with a knee injury. He won on the first sudden death playoff hole after finishing tied with Rocco Mediate after 72 holes and again after the 18-hole playoff round.
Le Tigre won the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in January 2013, his eighth victory here.
Torrey Pines Golf Course; green fee: $183 Monday-Thursday, $229 Friday-Sunday and public holidays (prices include a cart); +1 877 581 7171