Oakmont Country Club: Experiencing the Championship Tradition

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Oakmont Country Club: Experiencing the Championship Tradition
courtesy Oakmont Country Club
"Church Pews" bunker Oakmont Country Club

For most of my life, I have admired Oakmont Country Club from a distance. I was introduced to the game when I was 15 years old and have since marveled at Oakmont’s history and reputation as one of the most beautiful—and most difficult—golf courses in the world.

It wasn’t until last year, however, at the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open, that I set foot on the historic grounds at OCC and completely fell in love with this amazing venue. I was surrounded by thousands of other golf fans yet I was in my own world as I enjoyed simply being there, roaming the course and soaking up the ambience.

Roughly one year later, I was fortunate enough to experience a different kind of day at Oakmont: I was invited to play a round of golf at this beautiful place, fulfilling a much-anticipated “bucket list” item of mine.

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