US Open 2016 Oakmont Country Club: Hole 18

The final hole is a scenic one that yet again demands an accurate tee shot

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

US Open 2016 Oakmont Country Club: Hole 18

Hole 18 - Par 4 - 484 yards

The final hole is a very solid par four where only two well-struck shots will find the putting surface.

Oakmont Country Club

From the tee the ideal shot is a fade down the right, missing the bunkers left.

Oakmont Country Club

Jordan Spieth in practice

A good tee shot will leave the players anything from a four to seven iron in depending on length, uphill into an undulating green.

Oakmont Country Club

Who will be doing this walk come US Open Sunday?

There are four bunkers left of the green and one short-right so most will settle for anywhere on the dance floor.

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Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

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