US Open 2016 Oakmont Country Club: Hole 11

After a tough stretch the 11th offers a birdie chance

A guide to the eleventh hole at Oakmont Country Club ahead of the 2016 US Open

US Open 2016 Oakmont Country Club: Hole 11

Hole 11 - Par 4 - 379 yards

The 11th is only 90 yards longer than the par-3 eighth so the long hitters will choose to keep the driver in the bag here.

The fairway rises up to a plateau which a fairway wood will reach and from there it's not much more than a sand wedge into the green.

Oakmont Country Club

Lee Westwood hitting over the plateau into the 11th green back in 2007

There are three fairway bunkers left but they shouldn't come into play.

The green is guarded by three bunkers but just like those off the fairway, they shouldn't be an issue.

The putting surface is reasonably flat, gently sloping from back to front.

Definitely a birdie chance.

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x