South at Oakland Hills Country Club

5.0000000000 5.0 stars from 5 (1)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7445 yards
  • Slope: 145
  • Rating: 76.9
  • Layout

  • 3951 W Maple, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48301, Oakland County
  • (248) 644-2500
  • (248) 644-2683

Year built: 1918
Type: Private
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/01


Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes


Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 7445 yards 76.9 145
Back 72 7142 yards 76.0 139
Middle 72 6819 yards 74.5 137
Forward 72 6534 yards 73.2 135
Front (W) 72 5676 yards 74.4 137

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 5.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 5.0 stars from 5
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Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Battling the Monster"

JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I've played the South course more than any other World Top 100 course, but it's been a while. The last time I played the famous "Monster" was prior to the 2008 PGA Championship won by Padraig Harrington.

Oakland Hills is the classic old-school country club track. It is well-hidden within a neighborhood in metro Detroit.

There's really only one hole (no. 16) with water (a pond) in play. Evil greens and gnarly rough defend par as well as any course to ever host a major event. Not many clubs have hosted so many prestigious tournaments - the 2004 Ryder Cup and multiple PGA Championships and U.S. Open.

Most of my rounds have been media days prior to these events, meaning the rough was extra shaggy. My meager game had no answers for these perilous conditions. If you fancy yourself a player, try to take on Oakland Hills. You'll walk away with your tail tucked between your legs, too.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging

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