PGA Championship

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Oak Hill Country Club: East

Rochester, NY Private

Overview

Back in 1979, George Fazio and nephew Tom were roundly criticized by Donald Ross fans for removing a classic Ross par 4 on Oak Hill East and replacing it with two new holes, including the bowl-shaped par-3 sixth, which would later become the scene of four aces in two hours during the second round of the 1989 U.S. Open. They also built a pond on another par 3 and relocated the green on the par-4 18th. The club hired golf architect Andrew Green to remodel those holes to bring them more in line with Donald Ross’ original style. In addition to putting the final touches (at least for now) on a significant tree removal program, Green re-established Ross's original par-4 hole, then the fifth and now playing as the sixth (pictured here). Reconstruction occurred after the 2019 Senior PGA Championship on the East Course and was completed in May 2020. Oak Hill's East Course hosted the 2023 PGA Championship won by Brooks Koepka.

About

Holes 18
Length 7360
Slope 143
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 1925
Designer Donald J. Ross, ASGCA/(R) Robert Trent Jones, Jr., ASGCA/(R) Thomas Fazio, ASGCA/(R) Andrew Green

Awards

100 Greatest
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

100 Greatest: Ranked since 1966.
2023-'24 ranking: 22nd.
Previous ranking: 20th.
Highest ranking: 10th, 2003-2004.

Best in State: Ranked Top 5 in New York 1977-2016; Top 10 since 2017.
Current ranking: 6th since 2017.

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Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.9

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.9644
Character
8.1376
Challenge
8.2955
Layout Variety
7.9439
Fun
7.5253
Aesthetics
7.8014
Conditioning
8.1314

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