North at Oakland Hills Country Club

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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6668
Slope 136
Rating 72.9
Type Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6668 yards 72.9 136
Back 72 6351 yards 71.6 133
Middle 72 6020 yards 70.0 129
Middle (W) 72 6020 yards 76.4 141
Front (W) 72 5300 yards 71.6 129
Scorecard for North
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: 74.6/138 352 405 401 206 626 216 427 480 464 3577 208 467 516 172 420 316 373 464 395 3331 6908
Gold M: 73.2/135 352 389 395 198 601 183 427 452 432 3429 186 440 516 172 399 316 348 437 379 3193 6622
Blue M: 71.6/132 345 382 388 185 564 173 413 440 396 3286 168 433 506 153 391 308 341 429 372 3101 6387
White M: 69.7/131 337 360 367 173 534 146 383 421 384 3105 156 408 486 143 376 291 324 412 335 2931 6036
Silver M: 67.6/127 298 352 357 132 478 120 373 408 373 2891 147 376 472 99 320 282 300 343 325 2664 5555
Green W: 70.1/127 291 319 331 122 474 95 327 340 340 2639 123 370 438 93 269 261 222 343 295 2414 5053
Handicap 13 11 9 15 1 17 5 3 7 16 4 2 18 8 14 12 6 10
Par 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 4 35 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 4 35 70
Handicap (W) 13 9 7 15 1 17 11 5 3 16 4 2 18 8 14 12 6 10

Course Details

Year Built 1924
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Donald Ross (1924) Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1971)

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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