1233 Hulton Rd,
Oakmont, Pennsylvania 15139
Office+1 (412) 828 8000
Pro shop+1 (412) 828 8000
Fax+1 (412) 828 7012
Golf proBob Ford (PGA Head Professional)
18 holes. Inland links-style. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
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.
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).
2 mi NE of Penn Hills / 13 mi NE of downtown Pittsburgh.
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.
Oakmont is a private club. Guests may only play if hosted by a member.
Oakmont is a walking course. Golf carts are available if required. Caddies always available.
Excellent (including a double-ended driving range).
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.
2019/20 Golf Digest rating: 5th best course in the USA and No.1 course in Pennsylvania.
10 Landings Drive, Harmarville, nr Pittsburgh, PA 15238
+1 (412) 828 9300Visit 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.
Oakmont CC (private)
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