Oakland Hills Country Club

Originally Published: September 19, 2004
Golf Digest

Oakland Hills CC
The 18th hole will be pivotal in today's Ryder Cup singles matches.

Golf Digest's Best Places to Play rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Need To Know
Oakland Hills Country Club
3951 West Maple Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301

If past Ryder Cups are any indication then this will prove to be a pivotal hole in the 2004 matches that end today. Oakland Hills has held nine USGA championships, including six U.S. Opens, proving its mettle as a test of championship golf.

One of the more memorable moments here occurred during the 1985 U.S. Open. T.C. Chen was leading the tournament before being penalized under Rule 14-4. Chen "double-hit" a pitch shot, actually tapping the ball after it left his clubface. Chen incurred a one-shot penalty and finished second-one shot back.