The East Course at Oakmont has been frequently referred to as one of Northern Californiaâ€™s most challenging executive courses. While it was a golf course designed for seniors and beginners, it has become a challenge for all types of golfers.
Classed as an executive layout, Oakmont East, with its large greens, 45 well-placed bunkers, heritage oak trees, water hazards and scenic views of and Annadel State Park Forest, combine for a very enjoyable experience for all golfers.
The East Course opened in 1963. The course was designed by Ted Robinson.
The East Course par is 63, rating 61.2 and slope 100.
Do Not Recall (cart included), played on Sunday, April 2012 at 6am
While the west course is a better test, I think the East is just as much fun, and much more fun if you're playing after a long layoff or just want to feel good about your game. Forgiving, but never boring and a good value.
(cart included), played on Wednesday, December 2011 at 2pm
Oakmont East is (for me) a challenging executive-style course. Par is 63, but it could be higher. There are several 200 yard par 3 holes from the white tees. Also their signature hole is a 170 yd par 3 requiring a tee shot carrying about 160 yds to clear a creek, and straight as an arrow to clear large oaks protecting both sides of the green--and if you are too long, you are in a bunker. In my opinion, the course puts a high premium on accuracy and distance control. The layout is interesting and unique. Even though it is surrounded by houses, they are set back enough that they are not a problem or a distraction.
(cart included), played on Friday, June 2011 at 10am
Great course but need to offer more competitive pricing
$16 (cart not included), played on Friday, April 2010 at noon
Greens still bumpy from plugging. Rough impenetrable. many lost balls. Wet conditions apparently impede mowing at this time. A great and challenginf "executive course" with great views.
$21 (cart not included), played on Wednesday, February 2009 at 10am
Great course with challenging holes, and has great views.
$21 (cart not included), played on Wednesday, November 2007 at noon
A challenging executive course (par 63) in a gorgeous setting! It was in great shape as of November 2007. This is also among the best draining courses in the area - I play there all winter.