Oakland Hills Country Club

3951 West Maple Rd,

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48301

  • Office

    +1 (248) 644 2500
  • Pro shop

    +1 (248) 644 2500
  • Fax

    +1 (248) 644 2683
  • Golf pro

    Pat Crosswell (PGA, Head Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Suburban, residential.

  • Designer:

    South course: original design by Donald Ross (1918); modifications by Arthur Hills (1987), Rees Jones (2006) and Gil Hanse (2019).
    North course: original design by Donald Ross (1922); redesign by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1969); modifications by Arthur Hills & Steve Forrest (2014).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7445
6533
5655
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
75.9
73.1
74.2

At the same location:

Above distances are for the South course. Also at Oakland Hills is the 18-hole, par-72 North course (6668 yds from back tees).

Location

Latitude:

42.544457

Longitude:

-83.277150

How to get there:

19 mi NW of downtown Detroit.

Oakland Hills Country Club (South course)

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

Est. 1916

Located in the outer suburbs of Detroit, Oakland Hills Country Club is home to two Donald Ross-designed championship layouts, the North and South courses. The famed South Course (also known as "The Monster") is widely regarded as a golf course that ranks with the world's best.

Representing one of the most revered parkland layouts in the United States, the South course comprises an outstanding array of excellently crafted and challenging holes. However, Oakland Hills is a private club, with its courses generally playable only by members and their guests.

List of courses: Michigan (Lower Peninsula)

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Oakland Hills 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

Oakland Hills is predominantly a walking course, where the use of caddies is required.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

Oakland Hills' first professional was Walter Hagen, one of the greatest golfers of all time. He was appointed in 1918 at the princely sum of $300 per month, and stayed until 1920. The Haig, as he was often called, won 11 major championship titles as a professional, was six times the captain of the USA's Ryder Cup team, and notched up 45 PGA Tour wins, amongst a total of 75 professional wins.

Published ranking

South course:
World: 72nd best course in the world (GOLF magazine, 2020/21).
USA: 20th best course in the USA (Golf Digest, 2019/20).
State: 2nd best course in Michigan (Golf Digest, 2019/20)
North course:
State: 13th best course in Michigan.

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