Oakmont Country Club is a Private, 18 hole golf course located in Oakmont, Pennsylvania.
Oakmont Country Club first opened for play in 1903. The golf course was designed by Henry Fownes.
When Oakmont opened in 1903 there was nary a tree on the course; Fownes designed the layout to resemble the wide open links of Britain. And so it remained until the run-up to the 1962 U.S. Open at Oakmont, when Herbert Warren Wind (the writer who gave Augusta's "Amen Corner" its name) characterized the course as an "ugly old brute" in The New Yorker. The club promptly planted thousands of trees to "beautify" the holes, which were later removed in an attempt to revive the original design.
Oakmont Country Club has hosted more combined USGA and PGA championships than any other course in the U.S., including eight United States Opens, five U.S. Amateurs, three PGA Championships, and two U.S. Women's Open.
Oakmont remains one of the most difficult course in North America, with 210 deep bunkers (personified by the Church Pews), hard and slick greens that slope away from the player, and tight fairways requiring the utmost precision.
Golf Digest ranks Oakmont #5 in its most recent version of America's Top 100 courses.
Oakmont Country Club golf course plays to a par of 71 and a maximum distance of 7,229 yards. The course rating is 76.8 with a slope rating of 144.
Guest (cart not included), played on Tuesday, April 1996 at 12:48 PM
The most difficult golf course I have ever played. Fairways are like bowling alleys, deep, deep, rough , greens like rolling pool tables.
Guest (cart included), played on Tuesday, September 2008 at 10am
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