Oakmont Country Club


Private course - for members and their invited guests only.
   Oakmont Country Club Est. 1903

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Located just outside Pittsburgh, the private Oakmont Golf Club is home to a championship golf course that ranks with the world's best. Here you will find one of the United States' most admired and most feared inland links layouts.

Played across open undulating links-style terrain, the two nine-hole loops contain an outstanding array of excellently crafted and challenging holes. Distinguishing Oakmont from some of the other notoriously challenging courses around the world, this revered links remains one of most aesthetically pleasing and natural of courses. The layout places very limited reliance on water hazards, out of bounds or artificially contrived features.

Oakmont's reputation as the toughest course on the U.S. Open championship roster is well deserved. The world famous "Church Pews" bunker, which threatens at both the 3rd and 4th holes, is a standard bearer for 210 deep grass-fronted bunkers that continually threaten your tee and approach shots. The hard slick greens slope away from the player, while testingly tight fairways require precision driving from the square-cut tee-boxes.

MOST MEMORABLE HOLES: Although every hole at Oakmont can become indelibly etched in your memory (and perhaps penally on your scorecard), the par-4 3rd and par-5 4th are epitomised by Oakmont's infamous "Church Pews" bunker. This most famous and much copied sand hazard will claim any drives hit left, on either hole. Whether you get a sandy or grassy lie in the Church Pews is very much in the lap of the gods. "Safe" shots hit to the right of the fairway can all too easily stray into equally penal bunkering that lie opposite the Pews.

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Making Contact

Oakmont Country Club
1233 Hulton Rd,
Oakmont, Pennsylvania 15139
USA
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Office   +1 (412) 828 8000
Pro Shop   +1 (412) 828 8000
Fax

  +1 (412) 828 7012

Email  
Website   www.oakmont-countryclub.org
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Golf Pro
 
Bob Ford (PGA Head Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Inland links-style.
Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland. The course is split into two sections, either side of I-76 (Pennsylvania Turnpike). The course is close to the Allegheny River, but does not have direct riverside holes.
 
Designer: Oakmont was designed by its founder Henry Clay ("HC") Fownes. Over the years it has been tweaked by Fownes' son William Clay ("WC") Fownes Jr (1930s), as well as Robert Trent Jones Sr (1961), Arnold Palmer (1977), Fred Garbin (1982), Arthur Hills (1984) and Tom Fazio (2001).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7255 6223 5692
Par 71 71 75
SSS or Slope 77.5 72.4 75.6
 
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How2Get There?

2 mi NE of Penn Hills / 13 mi NE of downtown Pittsburgh.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Outside visitor fee not applicable; members only course.
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Who can play and When?
Oakmont is a private club. Guests may only play if hosted by a member. 
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Other Information
Oakmont is a walking course, although golf carts are available if required.
Caddies always available.
Practice facilities
Excellent (including a double-ended driving range).
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Did you know?

Oakmont has played host to an impressive number of major championships, including US Opens, US Women's Opens, US PGA Championships and US Amateur Championships. For more details see Top Golf Tournaments at Oakmont CC. Oakmont was the site of one of the greatest rounds of the 20th century when Johnny Miller carded a final round 63 to win the 1973 U.S. Open by one shot from John Schlee.

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Published Ranking
2017/18 Golf Digest rating: 5th best course in the USA and No.1 course in Pennsylvania.
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Location

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Latitude: (40.525711)
Longitude: (-79.827277)
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Holiday Inn Express - Pittsburgh North 
10 Landings Drive, Harmarville, nr Pittsburgh, PA 15238
+1 (412) 828 9300
www.hiexpress.com

Located on the Pennsylvania Turnpike and near Hwy 28, this Holiday Inn Express hotel offers easy access to destinations in both Harmarville and the Pittsburgh area. Guests can enjoy a variety of attractions located within minutes of the hotel, like Oakmont Country Club (if invited by a member), Kennywood Amusement Park and Heinz Field.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Oakmont CC (private)
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Golf within 20 miles No
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