Oak Hills Country Club

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Oak Hills Country Club
Club information
Location San Antonio,
Bexar County, Texas
Established 1921
(front nine completed in 1922, back nine completed in 1927)
Type Private
Total holes 18
Website oakhillscc.com
Golf Course
Designed by A.W. Tillinghast
Par

71 (70 for pro events)

The par-5 15th hole is reduced to a par-4 for professional events
Length 6,765 yards (6,186 m)
Course rating 72.6
Slope rating 139 [1]

Oak Hills Country Club is a private golf club located in San Antonio, Texas, which was founded in 1921 as the "Alamo Country Club".[2] The golf course was designed by renowned golf course architect A.W. Tillinghast in 1921 and opened for member play in 1922. The club closed during The Great Depression but reopened in 1946 as Oak Hills Country Club.

Oak Hills has hosted a number of prestigious professional golf tournaments, including: the inaugural PGA TOUR Championship in 1987 won by Tom Watson with a dramatic birdie on the 72nd hole with a 6 iron that still hangs in the proshop today, the Texas Open on the PGA Tour twenty-three times between 1961-1994, and the AT&T Championship on the Champions Tour nine times between 2002-2010. It also hosted the U.S. Junior Amateur Golf Championship in 2001.[3]

The course record at Oak Hills is 60, shot twice, once in 1992 by David Ogrin in the Texas Open pro-am with nines of 26, 34, and Anthony Rodriguez in 2008 in a recreational but witnessed game. Oak Hills has had several touring pros as members and boasts one of the best golfing memberships in the country with it being typical for 30 or more members being scratch or better at any given time.

The Oak Hills golf course is known as an architectural gem and, as such, was a beloved stop for both PGA and Champions Tour players. It is consistently ranked as the #1 course in the San Antonio area with its small greens and notoriously deep Tillinghast bunkers. Many players have publicly lamented the departure of professional golf from this venue.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Course Rating Database: Oak Hills". USGA. Retrieved July 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ The Course Beautiful, Progress Printing, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1995, p. 14
  3. ^ Oak Hills Country Club Website
  4. ^ AT&T Championship prepares farewell to Oak Hills

Coordinates: 29°30′22″N 98°34′02″W / 29.5060635°N 98.5672416°W / 29.5060635; -98.5672416