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Oakland Hills Country Club (South)

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#1 - Tee shot on the opening hole
#1 - The first of a few greens on the course that lay a little lower than the fairway
#2 - The second tee sits back in a cluster of pines
#2 - The uphill approach from about 100 yards
#3 - The first par 3 calls for a draw with a long iron
#4 - This low-lying green has a variety of cool pin placements
#5 - The approach at the long par 4. A long iron in to this elevated green is no easy task
#6 - One of my favorites at OHCC. This short two-shotter puts a premium on the tee shot.
#6 - An approach to the well-protected green here is no simple task
#7 - A sense of how protected a back pin can be here...
#8 - Tee shot at the short par 5 that plays as a two-shotter in major tournaments
#8 - The much-elevated green makes going for it in two a difficult task
#8 - A deep bunker protects the right side of this green (I would know, I was in it).
#9 - The (very, very, very) long par 3 ninth. 278 from the back tee...
#10 - A look back on the tenth is one of the best views on the course
#11 - Probably my favorite hole on the course
#11 - The elevation change here is the most severe on the course
#11 - You can get yourself in to some trouble here with a bad tee shot...
#11 - An idea of the severity of the green at the eleventh. It's very possible to putt it right off the front of the green.
#12 - The bunkers on this dogleg par 5 steer you away from the favorable left side of the fairway and toward the trees.
#12 - Spectacular bunkering...
#13 - More excellent bunkering and one of the more interesting greens accent the shortest hole on the course
#14 - This long two-shotter favors a cut off the tee...
#14 - ...setting up a running draw to a low green.
#14 - These run-off areas will catch any over-hit or over-shaped shots.
#15 - A tee box that forces you to make a decision - try to thread it past the bunkers or face a long approach.
#15 - An awkward approach - the green favors a draw, but the trees on the right limit the players ability to hit one.
#16 - Tee shot on the 'signature' hole at OHCC.
#16 - One of the better approach shots of the day to this very tough green.
#16 - Just a tough green... Putts from behind the hole are hard to stop, and over-spun approaches will most likely find the water after a trip down the shaved front bank
#17 - Long and uphill. Good luck.
#18 - The landing area on the final fairway gets more and more narrow as it goes.
#18 - A gorgeous end to a special round of golf.

3951 W. Maple Road

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Course Style: Parkland

Designed by Donald Ross in 1918

Oakland Hills Country Club (South) Homepage

Dave has played Oakland Hills Country Club (South)

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#24 on 2011 Golf Digest's America's 100 Greatest Courses
#18 on 2009 Golf Magazine's Top 100 Courses in the U.S.
#19 on 2011 Golf Magazine's Top 100 Courses in the U.S.

Notable Tournaments Hosted

U.S. Open (1924, 1937, 1951, 1961, 1985, 1996, )

1924 - Cyril Walker
1937 - Ralph Guldahl
1951 - Ben Hogan
1961 - Gene Littler
1985 - Andy North
1996 - Steve Jones

PGA Championship (1972, 1979, 2008, )

1972 - Gary Player
1979 - David Graham
2008 - Padraig Harrington

U.S. Amateur (2002, 2016, )

2002 - Ricky Barnes
2016 -

2 Play the Tips Rankings

  • Shot Playability: 9.00
  • Short Game Playability: 9.00
  • Fairness: 7.50
  • Experience: 10.00
  • Aura: 10.00
  • OMG Factor: 9.00
  • Design: 9.00
  • Total: 9.07
  • Ass-Kick Factor: 7.00


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