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Of all the holes that were changed at Oakland Hills' South Course, the par-4 fourth underwent arguably the most change.

Oakland Hills Golf Club -- South Course 2006 Remodeling Summary

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Below is a summary of all of the changes famed architect Rees Jones made to Oakland Hill's South Course in preparation of the 90th PGA Championship.

The overall length of the South Course increased from 7,099 to 7,446 yards.

Hole No. 1
Par 4
453 Yards

-- New back tee added 18 yards
-- Eliminated first fairway bunker up left side.
-- Created new fairway bunker up left side beyond existing bunkers.

Hole No. 2
Par 5
529 Yards

-- New back tee added six yards
-- Created two fairway bunkers. One up left and one up right side in first landing area.
-- Fairway was narrowed during construction from first dogleg to green.

Hole No. 3
Par 3
198 Yards
-- No revisions but OHCC staff did resurface the entire tee.

Hole No. 4
Par 4
446 Yards
-- New back tee added 16 yards
-- Rebuilt all the fairway bunkers up the left side and added one approximately 330 yards from the tee.
-- Rebuilt second fairway bunker up the right side and added another bunker further down the right side.
-- Some trees were removed at the tee and dogleg during the work.
-- The front right and left greenside bunkers were rebuilt along with the one behind the green.
-- Additional pipe drainage was installed in front of the green to facilitate the surface drainage.
-- The fairway was shifted approximately 10 yards to the right at the dogleg and narrowed from tee to green

Hole No. 5
Par 4
490 Yards
-- A new back tee added 31 Yards. One large tree had to be removed during construction along with several small ones.
-- Two fairway bunkers were rebuilt up the right side.
-- A new fairway bunker was created beyond the two rebuilt ones.
-- The fairway was narrowed from the landing area to the green.
-- The two greenside bunkers were rebuilt closer to the green.

Hole No. 6
Par 4
387 Yards
-- A new back was created and added 27 Yards.
-- A roll crossing the hole near the forward tee was lowered to provide better visibility into the fairway bunkers.
-- The two left fairway bunkers were rebuilt and a new fairway bunker was created in the approach where one existed several years ago.
-- The fairway was narrowed from tee to green.

Hole No. 7
Par 4
449 Yards
-- A new back tee added 38 yards to this hole.
-- One fairway bunker was rebuilt up the left side and another one was created up the same side.
-- The existing pond was enlarged in both directions up the right side and a stone retaining wall was built part way around it.
-- Some evergreen and deciduous trees were removed during construction.
-- The fairway was narrowed from the tee to the landing area.

Hole No. 8
Par 5
492 Yards
-- The back tee was extended adding 10 Yards.
-- One tree was removed up the left side.
-- The fairway bunkers up the right side were rebuilt with the first one being lowered to provide visibility into the second one.
-- A new bunker was created up the left side between the existing ones.
-- The last bunker up the left side at the first landing area was rebuilt with a steeper exit face.
-- The fairway bunker just short of the green was rebuilt to the right to tighten up the green approach.
-- The right green bunker was rebuilt
-- The two left greenside bunkers were rebuilt and combined into one bunker.
-- The fairway was narrowed from tee to green.

Hole No. 9
Par 3
257 Yards
-- A new back tee added 37 Yards.
-- The existing right-hand tee was rebuilt and given added length.

Hole No. 10
Par 4
462 Yards
-- The existing back tee was rebuilt and realigned toward the center of the fairway. Also, it was extended back to create nine more yards.
-- A deep new fairway bunker was built up the right side with a dramatic exit face.
-- The fairway was narrowed in the landing area.
-- The left greenside bunker was rebuilt deeper and closer to the green.

Hole No. 11
Par 4
455 Yards
-- The new back tee adds 32 Yards.
-- The large tree left of 10 green and a rain shelter had to be removed during construction.
-- The last fairway bunker up the right side was rebuilt with a steeper face.
-- The fairway was narrowed in the landing area.

Hole No. 12
Par 5
593 Yards
-- Two new back tees added 32 Yards.
-- A few willow trees by the lake on hole 16 were removed to fill in small portion of lake near right side of this hole.
-- All fairway bunkers up left side were rebuilt and one was added beyond other ones.
-- The fairway was narrowed from tee to beyond landing area.

Hole No. 13
Par 3
191 Yards
-- A new back tee adds 20 Yards.
-- Existing right side tee rebuilt and aligned to center of the green
-- Some trees right of tees were removed during construction
-- A left and right greenside bunker was rebuilt. The right one was a pot bunker and it was rebuilt deeper to be similar to how it was many years ago.

Hole No. 14
Par 4
501 Yards
-- A new back tee adds 29 Yards
-- All the tees were rebuilt and offset to the left to improve playability.
-- The fairway was narrowed from tee to green.

Hole No. 15
Par 4
401 Yards
-- Rebuilt existing fairway bunker.
-- Added fairway bunker beyond existing one and it will require a 285 yard carry to get over it from the back tee.
-- Narrowed fairway from tee to green.

Hole No. 16
Par 4
406 Yards
-- Enlarged existing pond back toward tee and slightly behind green with a stone retaining wall from the dogleg to just behind the green.
-- Narrowed fairway at landing area.
-- Rebuilt two back greenside bunkers closer to green.
-- Slightly enlarged right rear portion of the green toward pond.
-- Eliminated rough all along right side of green next to pond.
-- Several trees, mostly old willows, were removed around the pond to make the hole look like it did several years ago.

Hole No. 17
Par 3
238 Yards
-- New back tee adds 37 Yards.
-- Rebuilt all tees and added a forward tee.
-- Narrowed fairway
-- Removed right front greenside pot bunker
-- Rebuilt and enlarged right side green bunker toward front of the green.

Hole No. 18
Par 5
498 Yards
-- Extended back tee back six yards.
-- Added fairway bunker up left side between two existing ones.
-- Rebuilt last fairway bunker up left side with steeper exit face.
-- Added new fairway bunker up right side at 320 Yards from tee with a deep, steep face.
-- Narrowed fairway at first landing area
-- Rebuilt left front greenside bunker

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