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Oakmont Country Club Hole by Hole - 8th Hole

Oakmont Country Club, Pennsylvania

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Hole 8 at Oakmont Country Club is a challenging par 3. From the championship tees, it plays 288 yards and has a handicap of 5. Although shorter from the pro (225 yards), men's (209 yards) or women's (185 yards) tees, this hole requires precise accuracy with your tee shot in order to avoid the five greenside bunkers that make up 5% of the green area. With an average drive distance of 217 yards for our golfer, you will likely need to hit either a hybrid or long iron off the tee to reach this green in regulation. The green itself is quite large at 12314 square feet and does not feature any water hazards on it so if you miss your approach shot slightly right or left you should still have a good look at birdie. Be sure to take into account seasonal weather conditions when playing this hole as wind and altitude can have an impact on ball flight distances here at Oakmont Country Club!

Teebox type: Championship

Par: 3

Distance: 288 yards

Handicap: 5

Green Area:

12314

Approx Fairway Width:

Has Water:

False

Curvature:

Percent Bunkers Near green:

5

Bunker Count:

5

Bunkers:

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

Club Recommendations

1. Take into account seasonal weather conditions, such as wind and altitude, when playing this hole.

2. Use a hybrid or long iron off the tee to reach the green in regulation for an average drive distance of 217 yards.

3. Aim away from the five greenside bunkers which make up 5% of the green area in order to avoid them and give yourself a good look at birdie if you miss your approach shot slightly right or left.

4. Utilize club selection based on your handicap: championship (288 yards), pro (225 yards), men's (209 yards) or women's (185 yards).

5. The large green size of 12314 square feet provides plenty of room to work with so focus on accuracy rather than power off the tee box and aim for a spot that will provide you with an optimal angle for your approach shot onto the green surface while avoiding any hazards along the way!

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

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