Oakland Hills Country Club (South)

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Oakland Hills Country Club (South)

Architect: Donald Ross / Robert Trent Jones
Year: 1918 / 1950

3951 West Maple Road
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48301
(248) 644-2500

Course Access: Private

driving range available
motorized golf carts and caddies available

U.S. Open - 1924, 1937, 1951, 1961, 1985, 1996
PGA Championship - 1972, 1979, 2008
Ryder Cup - 2004

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Oakland Hills Country Club (South)

Oakland Hills Country Club is a very familiar name on the landscape of American golf. With two courses, the North and the South, the club is one of the biggest and best in the midwest. There have been six U.S. Opens, three P.G.A. Championships and one Ryder Cup contested on the South Course at Oakland Hills. In addition to these 10 events there have been an additional six important and significant golf tournaments played here over the years including the Men’s and Women’s U.S. Amatuer, U.S. Senior Open, Western Open and the Carling World open. The South Course opened for play in 1918 and was designed by one of the leading architects of the day, Donald Ross. In addition to having a big name golf course designer Oakland Hills also had a big name club pro. The outspoken and often outrageous Walter Hagen, who had already won a U.S. Open by time Oakland Hills was founded, was selected to be the club’s first golf professional. Additionally, Robert Trent Jones was hired to do the 1950 redesign of the course. With those type of affiliations the club was practically destined to be a significant piece of American golf.     The South Course has a reputation of being a beast . . . actually, to be more precise, a monster. After the course punished the field all week at the 1951 U.S. Open and Ben Hogan claimed victory with a final round of 67 he was quoted as saying “I’m glad… More >