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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6668 yards
Slope 136
Rating 72.9

Course Details

Year Built 1924
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.

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

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Handicap 5-9
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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
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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