Some of the world’s most remarkable greens await the golfers who will step onto Oakmont Country Club’s tee box for the 2025 US Open. This famous course has been host to many golfing legends, including Tommy Armor, Sam Parks Jr., Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Larry Nelson, Ernie Els, Angel Cabrera, and Dustin Johnson.
To ensure that the world’s best golfers continue to face the challenges of championship golf, renovations are underway for the course. Oakmont President Ed Stack calls this a “long-term investment” that will keep the course in top condition for future generations.
Renovations began in March on the course’s front nine, and the first phase is nearly complete. Work on the back nine is scheduled to begin in late September, with completion expected by the end of the year. While the course remains open during renovations, only the back nine is currently available to members.
Renowned golf course architect Gil Hanse is overseeing the renovations, focusing on reshaping and reconstructing the bunkers according to course’s original architect, Henry C. Fawns. Hanse is also designing repairs, adding around 200 yards to the course length, and restoring the greens to their original size.
Oakmont golf pro Devin Gee said that the work is going well, and the course is expected to be fully playable later this month. The irrigation system is being replaced, and all bunkers are being redone, adding an extra challenge to the course.
The course’s famous Church Pugh and Big Mouth bunkers, along with the thick rough that lines the fairways, will provide a challenging game for golfers, testing their skills and strategies.
Oakmont Country Club has a rich golfing history, having hosted nine U.S. Opens, two U.S. Women’s Opens, six U.S. Amateurs, and three PGA Championships. After the 1994 U.S. Open, the club removed over 10,000 trees to revert to Fawns’ original design. The course received National Historic Landmark designation in 1987.
As of now, the course is preparing for the 2025 U.S. Open Championship. Nevertheless, the renovations were long overdue, and Oakmont is set to provide a challenging game for the world’s best golfers.