Virtual Golf Course: Oakmont Country ClubJune 17, 2016
A Tradition of Champions
In the northeast suburbs of Pittsburgh you will find the oldest top-ranked golf course in the United States. Oakmont Country Club is known for its Church Pew hazards, notoriously difficult greens, and championship caliber golf.
The course has been heralded by the greatest players for its design and how well it is kept. Lee Trevino to Jack Nicklaus have a special reverence for the multiple US Open and PGA Championship venue.
In the words of Phil Mickleson, Oakmont Country Club “…is a really neat, special place.”
Oakmont Country Club
Par: 71 | Yardage: 7,255
- The course was designed by Henry Fownes in 1903.
- The course is rated at 77.5, and is widely considered to be one of the most difficult courses in the United States, despite having virtually no trees or water hazards.
- Oakmont Country Club’s most famous hazards are the Church Pew bunkers that are in play for Holes 3 and 4.
- Oakmont is in Golf Digest’s “100 Greatest Golf Courses,” in the Top 5.
- The course record is held by Johnny Miller who shot a 63 during the 1973 U.S. Open.
Paula Creamer, Angel Cabrera, Ernie Els, Larry Nelson, Johnny Miller, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, and Bobby Jones.