South at Oakland Hills Country Club

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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7445
Slope 145
Rating 76.9
Type Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 7445 yards 76.9 145
Back 72 7142 yards 76.0 139
Middle 72 6819 yards 74.5 137
Forward 72 6534 yards 73.2 135
Front (W) 72 5676 yards 74.4 137
Scorecard for South
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 76.3/145 453 529 198 446 490 387 449 491 257 3700 462 455 593 191 501 401 406 238 498 3745 7445
Gold M: 76.0/139 435 523 198 430 465 360 411 482 220 3524 453 423 578 171 480 401 406 214 492 3618 7142
Blue M: 74.5/137 419 500 185 416 430 348 405 470 210 3383 441 400 561 164 456 373 380 191 470 3436 6819
White M: 73.2/135 410 479 165 408 415 339 358 458 198 3230 418 384 526 154 451 364 374 175 458 3304 6534
Silver M: 71.0/130 347 423 164 408 415 305 358 458 160 3038 401 350 526 154 426 291 312 138 458 3056 6094
Green W: 74.4/137 347 423 110 343 338 305 334 397 160 2757 401 350 429 131 426 291 312 138 441 2919 5676
Handicap 5 9 17 3 1 13 7 11 15 4 8 10 18 2 12 6 16 14
Par 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 5 3 36 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 5 1 17 9 7 13 11 3 15 8 10 4 18 6 14 12 16 2

Course Details

Year Built 1918
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/01

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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Battling the Monster

I've played the South course more than any other World Top 100 course, but it's been a while. The last time I played the famous "Monster" was prior to the 2008 PGA Championship won by Padraig Harrington.

Oakland Hills is the classic old-school country club track. It is well-hidden within a neighborhood in metro Detroit.

There's really only one hole (no. 16) with water (a pond) in play. Evil greens and gnarly rough defend par as well as any course to ever host a major event. Not many clubs have hosted so many prestigious tournaments - the 2004 Ryder Cup and multiple PGA Championships and U.S. Open.

Most of my rounds have been media days prior to these events, meaning the rough was extra shaggy. My meager game had no answers for these perilous conditions. If you fancy yourself a player, try to take on Oakland Hills. You'll walk away with your tail tucked between your legs, too.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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