Est. 
1922

Oakmont Country Club

3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale,CA 91208
Escape to golfing paradise at Oakmont Country Club - Glendale's premier private course with unparalleled beauty and luxurious amenities!

Holes

18

Par

71

Length

7015
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About Oakmont Country Club

Nestled in the charming town of Oakmont, Pennsylvania, Oakmont Country Club stands as a beacon of golfing excellence and luxury lifestyle, offering an unparalleled experience to its members. Founded in 1903 by Henry Fownes, Oakmont has etched its name in the annals of golf history, hosting more combined USGA and PGA championships than any other course in the United States. This article delves into the rich heritage, challenging course design, and the comprehensive array of amenities that make Oakmont a coveted membership for golf enthusiasts and families alike.

Address

3100 Country Club Drive, Glendale,CA 91208

Phone Number

Year Built

1922

Hours of Operation

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Highlights

Premier private club

Championship golf course

World-class amenities

Exceptional service

Rich history

Private event spaces

Memberships / Cost at Oakmont Country Club

Full Golf Membership

Type

Equity

Initiation Fee

$200,000

Annual Dues

$96,000 ($8,000 / mo)

Annual Food & Beverage Min.

$12,000.00

Other Fees

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Note

Limited to 400

Golf Course Details at Oakmont Country Club

Course Architect(s)

Max Behr,Brian Curley,David Rainville

Holes:

18

Par:

71

Length (Yards):

7015

Slope:

130

Rating:

73.2

Fairway Grass

Bermuda Grass

Greens Grass

Bermuda Grass

Tee Box Highlights

Landscape

Walking Allowed:

Yes

Club Rentals:

Yes

Caddie Rentals:

No

Driving Range:

yes

Chipping Area:

Yes

Practice Green:

Yes

Renowned for its lightning-fast greens, strategically placed hazards, and the infamous "Church Pews" bunker, Oakmont provides a rigorous test of skill and strategy. Its commitment to maintaining the original difficulty of the course has kept it relevant in the competitive golf scene, making it a regular host for major tournaments, including the U.S. Open. Oakmont is famous for its difficult layout, featuring narrow fairways, thick rough, and its most distinguishing feature, the extremely fast and undulating greens. Another hallmark of the course is the "Church Pews," a large bunker filled with twelve grass-covered ridges that runs between the 3rd and 4th holes.

Design and Difficulty

  • Henry Fownes' Vision: Designed by Henry Fownes in 1903, Oakmont was crafted to be the ultimate test of golf. Fownes believed in a course that would rigorously challenge the skill and mental fortitude of golfers, leading to a layout that demands precision, strategic thinking, and resilience.
  • Fast and Furious Greens: The greens at Oakmont are famously fast and are often considered among the most difficult to navigate in the world. Their speed, coupled with significant undulations, requires golfers to have exceptional touch and control on their putts.
  • Daunting Hazards: The course is laden with hazards that test golfers at every turn. The "Church Pews" bunker, situated between the 3rd and 4th holes, is perhaps the most iconic. This massive sand trap features grass-covered berms that can ensnare golf balls and challenge even the most skilled players. Additionally, the course features over 200 deep bunkers and ditches that penalize inaccuracies.

Historical Significance

  • Championship Pedigree: Oakmont has a long history of hosting major championships, including the U.S. Open, which it has done on multiple occasions. These tournaments have provided some of golf's most memorable moments and have solidified Oakmont's reputation as a crucible for the sport's best talents.
  • Legendary Moments and Players: The course has been a witness to the triumphs and challenges of golf's greatest players. Names like Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, and more recently, Dustin Johnson, have all had historic performances at Oakmont, contributing to its lore.

Course Features and Layout

  • Restoration and Preservation: Over the years, efforts have been made to restore Oakmont to its original Fownes design. This has included removing trees to bring back the course's original penal, links-style appearance and updating bunkers and other features to maintain their challenge in the modern era.
  • Playing Oakmont: The course stretches over 7,254 yards from the back tees, with a par of 71. Each hole presents its unique challenges, from long par-3s that demand precise tee shots to brutal par-4s and par-5s where strategy off the tee and on approach shots is critical.
  • Memorable Holes: In addition to the "Church Pews," other holes like the par-4 1st, with its severe, sloping green, and the long par-5 12th, provide memorable and challenging experiences. The 8th hole, a par-3, is one of the longest in major championship golf, adding to the course's tough demeanor.

Amenities

While Oakmont's legacy is deeply rooted in golf, the club offers much more than a premier golfing experience. Members enjoy access to a suite of amenities that cater to a wide range of interests and needs.

  1. Elegant Clubhouse: At the heart of the club is a majestic clubhouse, where members gather for social events, dining, and relaxation. The clubhouse is a hub of activity, providing a welcoming atmosphere for members to connect.
  2. Diverse Dining Options: From casual bites to gourmet dining, Oakmont's culinary offerings satisfy every palate. The club prides itself on delivering exceptional food and service, whether for a family dinner or a special celebration.
  3. Comprehensive Practice Facilities: Dedicated to the sport of golf, Oakmont features extensive practice facilities, including a driving range and putting greens, enabling members to hone their skills.
  4. Recreational Amenities for All Ages: Beyond golf, Oakmont caters to the entire family with a swimming pool, tennis courts, and a modern fitness center. These facilities are designed to promote a healthy and active lifestyle among members.
  5. Social and Cultural Events: Oakmont's calendar is filled with events that foster community and friendship, ranging from wine tastings to holiday celebrations, ensuring that members have opportunities to engage and enjoy year-round.
  6. Exclusive Event Hosting: The club's stunning settings and top-notch services make it a sought-after venue for weddings, corporate events, and private parties, promising memorable moments for hosts and guests alike.

Membership at Oakmont Country Club is more than access to a historic golf course; it's an invitation to be part of a community that values tradition, excellence, and a shared love for the game of golf. While the course itself remains a challenging arena for golfers, the club's amenities ensure a rich, fulfilling experience for families and individuals seeking the best in leisure and recreation.

Tee Box Details at Oakmont Country Club

Tee Box

Length

Par

Rating

Slope

John Goodman
7015
71
74.6
139
Black
6928
71
74.2
138
Black/Blue
6728
71
73.2
136
Blue
6548
71
72.3
134
Cecil
6406
72
71.5
132
White (W)
6274
73
77.4
144
White
6274
72
70.9
130
MacDonald Smith
6011
72
69.7
127
MacDonald Smith (W)
6011
73
76.0
141
Green (W)
5724
73
74.2
137
Green
5724
72
68.4
124
Marcia Young
5554
73
73.2
135
Red (W)
5344
73
71.9
132