Oakmont Country Club Hole by Hole - 1st Hole

Oakmont Country Club, Pennsylvania

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Hole 1 at Oakmont Country Club is a par 4, 482 yards from the championship tees and 418 yards from the women's tees. It has a slight dogleg left with an approximate fairway width of 38 yards. There are 10 bunkers on this hole, with only 1% of them located greenside.

This hole can be difficult to navigate during all four seasons due to changing temperatures, wind speeds and altitudes that can affect ball flight conditions. The golfer should take into account their club distances when selecting which tee box to play from; for example, if they hit their driver 217 yards and 7 iron 140 yards, then playing from the men’s tee (423 yards) would be ideal as it allows them to reach the green in two shots using both clubs. If they choose to play from the pro or championship tees (441 and 482 respectively), then they may need additional club selection depending on how far away they are after hitting their second shot.

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 4

Distance: 482 yards

Handicap: 3

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Has Water:



Slight dogleg

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Some fairway bunkers, with the majority (51%) strategically placed around the area.

Club Recommendations

When approaching the hole, the golfer should aim for the right side of the fairway as it opens up a better angle to reach the green. Aiming too far left will put them in danger of hitting one of the 10 bunkers that line this hole. The golfer should also be aware of wind speeds and altitudes when playing this hole; if there is a strong headwind coming from their left they may want to play more conservatively by aiming further right off the tee and using an additional club on their second shot.

Finally, due to only 1% of bunkers being greenside, golfers can feel comfortable attacking pins with aggressive shots into close proximity without worrying about getting stuck in sand traps or other hazards. By following these tips, golfers should be able to approach Hole 1 at Oakmont Country Club with confidence and come away with a good score!

"The most important shot in golf is the next one."
- Ben Hogan

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