I personally think the U.S. Open should rotate between a set of 4 courses. This would nearly eliminate, in my opinion, the chances of having new/old courses who host under perform.
We’ve had a some courses recently that did not live up to the U.S. Open standards. I believe Chambers Bay, Torrey Pines, and even Shinnecock were let downs. Shinnecock was by no means easy but I feel like they went out of their way to make it as challenging as possible.
The 4 courses I think should be in the rotation are Oakmont, Pinehurst, Pebble Beach, and Merion. All are different in their own way and you know what you will get with each of them. I’m certainly for even straying away from Pebble Beach because it is not as exciting as it used to be. Also, reevaluating the set of 4 courses every 16 years or so makes sense to me because each can host 4 times. Let me know your guys’ thoughts.