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Author(s):Marzolf, Tom
Author Affiliation:Past President, American Society of Golf Course Architects
Title:An architectural history of Oakmont Country Club
Item is a:*Professional
Source:ASGCA World Wide Web Site. [2007], p. [1-2]
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:[Chicago, IL: American Society of Golf Course Architects]
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Course profile; History; Golf course architects; Golf course design; Tournament preparation; Golf greens; Bunkers; Yardage
Facility:Oakmont Country Club, in Oakmont, Pennsylvania
Abstract:Profiles the architecture of Oakmont Country Club. States that "most notable visually is the almost complete absence of trees from the course." Mentions the "Church Pew" bunker hazard on the 3rd and 4th holes. Describes preparations for the 2007 United States Open, stating that "all 189 bunkers on the course were rebuilt in 2004-05 and 21 bunkers have... been added or restored; back tees were added on holes 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 12, 15 and 18; all fairways on par 4 and par 5 holes have been narrowed and all roughs were reseeded and cut to graduated heights." Also mentions that "the Pittsburg Poa Annua grass on Oakmont's greens is not found on anywhere else in the United States (U.S) and is distinctive for its ability to be mowed low, allowing for very fast ball travel." Concludes that "the combination of low mown grass, size and these ripples will make for some very interesting putting during this 2007 [U.S. Open] tournament.
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Marzolf, T. [2007]. An architectural history of Oakmont Country Club. [Online] Available at (verified 06/22/2010 ). [Chicago, IL: American Society of Golf Course Architects].
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