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Oakmont Country Club

1233 Hulton Rd,

Oakmont, Pennsylvania 15139

  • Office

    +1 (412) 828 8000
  • Pro shop

    +1 (412) 828 8000
  • Fax

    +1 (412) 828 7012
  • Golf pro

    Bob Ford (PGA Head Professional)

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 "H.C." Fownes. Over the years it has been tweaked by Fownes' son William Clay "W.C." Fownes Jr (1930s), as well as Robert Trent Jones Sr (1961), Arnold Palmer (1977), Fred Garbin (1982), Arthur Hills (1984) and Tom Fazio (2001).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7255
6223
5692
Par
71
71
75
SSS or slope
77.5
72.4
75.6

Location

Latitude:

40.525711

Longitude:

-79.827277

How to get there:

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

Oakmont Country Club

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.

Est. 1903

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 layout remains one of most aesthetically pleasing and natural of courses. The design 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.

Pick of the holes: Although every hole at Oakmont can become indelibly etched in your memory (and perhaps penally so 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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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Oakmont is a private club. Guests may only play if hosted by a member.

Green fees

Outside visitor fee not applicable; course exclusively for members and their guests.

Other information

Oakmont is a walking course. Golf carts are available if required. Caddies always available.

Practice facilities

Excellent (including a double-ended driving range).

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.

Published ranking

World: 8th best course in the world (GOLF magazine, 2020/21).
USA: 5th best course in the USA (Golf Digest, 2019/20).
State: No.1 course in Pennsylvania (Golf Digest, 2019/20).

Where2Stay

  • Holiday Inn Express - Pittsburgh North

    10 Landings Drive, Harmarville, nr Pittsburgh, PA 15238

    +1 (412) 828 9300

    Visit website

    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

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Oakmont CC (private)

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      No

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