West at Oakmont Golf Club
|White (W)||72||6059 yards||74.3||129|
|Yellow (W)||72||5573 yards||71.7||124|
|Blue M: 70.8/130||352||403||477||360||213||343||463||145||365||3121||481||352||384||173||384||537||145||399||403||3258||6379|
|White M: 69.7/124 W: 75.0/134||330||387||456||342||198||330||453||136||327||2959||469||335||375||147||371||521||127||381||374||3100||6059|
|Yellow M: 67.0/121 W: 72.0/127||298||321||424||326||170||302||443||122||296||2702||436||319||361||113||340||487||107||356||352||2871||5573|
|Red W: 61.5/105||214||182||273||233||110||222||286||90||200||1810||309||221||201||97||202||337||67||237||238||1909||3719|
the greens are exceptionally hard. They need to be punched to get some water or they will be lost in the summer
Oakmont has seen better days !!!!
I have been playing here for 20 years and it is getting worse and worse each year. I understand it is up for sale !!! The greens are in poor shape considering it is spring time. There are no yardage markers except for some 150 yard pole markers. No distance on the sprinkler heads. Those are long gone. The markers in the middle of the fairways are there but so old that you cannot read them. I only play here because it is a short drive otherwise I would not waste my time.. Pace of play can be very slow but other times you can play 18 in 3 1/2 hours. There are so many other better courses I would leave this one for last !!!
Great design makes this course play more difficult than you might think. Small greens with lots of slope and false fronts strategicly placed traps. Greens are good right now.
I usually like playing this course; however, this round was an exception. The fairways and greens are in good condition, but the bunkers and rough were in very poor condition. The sand in the bunkers did not exist. Lots of weeds and very hard pan sand. Couldn't get under the ball. The rough was thicker than usual, probably due to the very wet winter we just got over. I'm hoping the maintenance of the course will improve over the next few weeks and the next time I play here I can post a more favorable review.
Fun track but greens are rough
Really enjoyed the round. Took me about 4 holes to realize the grin outdoors not hold many shots and they are in pretty tough shape. Bouncing instead of rolling putts was the norm. They admit it I still winter conditions and there virtually no sand in the bunkers...mostly weeds. But I didn’t hit into any of them.
Course is recovering
From weeks of rains to sunshine means fast growing grass. This course as others are striving to keep up with maintenance.
Best Conditions I have seen this winter
The course is in fantastic shape didn't lose one ball. Greens are in the best shape that I have seen in a long time and fast. Oakmont please don't sell this Course. Played Foxtail a day earlier and lost 10 balls but I found 20.
still a little wet some more mowing needed
Course fairways are in good shape but the rough still needs mowing in a lot of places. This is because it is still wet in a lot of these areas. Greens are in good shape and fast like normal. Course was cart path only today because there is still some wet area.
January in Nor Cal
Considering it is January, the round was mostly great. Pace of play was somewhat slow, but the weather was fantastic. Wet in some spots, but mostly excellent. Greens were very good. Did not find out the restaurant opened at 11:00 am until we arrived at 10:20 am. Apparently there are winter hours. First time I have heard of this.
I played this course for the first time while on vacation. Given the time of year the course was in pretty decent condition, though far from pristine. The greens were in good shape, which is the most important to me. I played on a cold and windy day, but no rain. I rode in a cart given it was 90 degrees and rain was in the forecast. I was hoping to speed around since hardly anyone was on the course.
I played the front nine with a member and we played in about 80 minutes. The course has some challenging holes and makes you think off the tee. Definitely helps to have a yardage book or a member with you as there are some weird tee shots.
My partner quit at the turn and I played the back alone. I encountered two groups of twosomes walking and they let me play right through. However, on #15 I caught up to three women who were walking. It is a par 5, so I waited on my tee shot, second shot, and approach. The next hole is a par 3 and I drove up to the tee as they were teeing off. They never ONCE offered to let me play through. I almost drove around them, but figured I paid to play and they should let me go through on 16. Nope. Surely they'll let me play through on 17. Nope. I waited on them for 4 holes without them ever seeming to consider letting me play through. I know singles don't always get the benefit, but when that single is in a cart on a day with few golfers, let them through! I played the first 14 holes in just under 2 hours and took me over an hour to finish the last 4 holes. By myself. In a cart.
Because of this, I don't think I would go back.
The pace of play was slow, we had to pass the very slow 4 some so didn't play the entire 18 holes. The 4 some (4 walking seniors) did not offer to let us play through so we jumped past their hole and continued.
weather was perfect...about 70 with no wind and plenty of sunshine. Tee'd off at 1145...done by 315. Played with a twosome who were retired and good sports. Layout was neither too challenging nor too easy. Used all the clubs in the bag. We drove up from Contra Costa County to play and enjoyed ourselves. Greens were recently punched and a little bumpy but playable. Fairways were mostly good condiditon with a few over watered spots. If I ht a good shot, I was rewarded and if I hit a poor one I had to scramble...but was never out of the hole. All in all, nice day, good course, had fun.
Great Day of Golf
The course was in great shape and the staff was friendly.
Ok course to play considering!
This course is normally a fun course to play. However, we were never informed that the greens were sanded and punched. So a few stars were taken off because of that. The pace of play was also slow. Not sure I would come back on a weekend to play it in the future.
For November time, it was a perfect day. A little windy, but it is always a little windy at Oakmont.
Finally shot me an 80 on the west. Overall good day, good course with some pretty good food.