US Open 2016 Oakmont Country Club: Hole 4

The fourth hole at Oakmont presents the players a birdie chance

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

US Open 2016 Oakmont Country Club: Hole 4

Hole 4 - Par 5 - 609 yards

The first par-5 at Oakmont is a long one, and just like most of the holes on the course there's sand everywhere.

The Church Pews bunker once again comes into play off the tee so don't go left, and you'll be lucky to avoid sand if you go right as well. The bunkers are very deep and so is the thick rough surrounding them.

This slight dogleg to the right is only reachable for the big hitters on a calm day, and most will play it as a three-shotter.

The green is heavily guarded by sand but with just a small wedge in hand those who play the hole well should make a four.

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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.


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3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

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Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

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Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

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