For the first time in history, Los Angeles Country Club is opening its doors to a major championship at the 2023 U.S. Open. The Fried Egg preview video showcases the brilliant design of the North Course at L.A.C.C. and what players will face at America’s national championship.

L.A.C.C. North has previously hosted the LA Open and the 2017 Walker Cup, but this summer’s U.S. Open will be the first major. A George Thomas original design, L.A. North was restored in 2009-2010 by Gil Hanse and his team with insights and assistance from Thomas expert and historian Geoff Shackelford. The work involved tree removal, restoration of some green locations, and aesthetic changes that brought the course back to its original look and feel. The restoration did not make the design feel like a new golf course, but rather it made it seem as though it had been there all along.

Over the last year, The Fried Egg team took multiple trips to Los Angeles to document the North Course, speak with the people behind its restoration, and get a look at the club’s history. Here is our official preview video ahead of the U.S. Open, which features the voices of Hanse and Shackelford.

Thank you to Los Angeles Country Club, USGA, Gil Hanse, and Geoff Shackelford for their insights and assistance, as well as for giving us access to historical assets and information.

For more on Los Angeles Country Club and George Thomas…

  • Listen to The Fried Egg Podcast episode with Andy Johnson and Geoff Shackelford where you’ll learn everything you need to know about Thomas’s career and design prowess. Listen on iTunes and Spotify
  • Read Andy Johnson’s George Thomas Dream 18 of his favorite holes (Nos. 1 through 18) from Thomas’s three brilliant L.A. designs: L.A.C.C. North, Riviera, and Bel-Air Country Club.
  • There is also a full LACC North course profile and “Egg Rating”from Garrett over at Club TFE, our membership offering, which includes one such course profile every week.