Donald J. Ross
Members and their guests
The historic Oak Hill Country Club, which was established in the early 1900s, boasts a pair of excellent layouts on its 350-plus acres of repurposed agricultural fields located just outside of Rochester. The East is the more renowned, having been designed by the pioneering architect Donald Ross, and it maintains his vision despite some added length and other tinkering over the years. The fairways tend to be narrow, the greens contoured and the bunkering strategically placed, while the natural features of the landscape are frequently in play. The challenging layout has hosted three US Opens, a pair each of PGA Championships and US Amateurs, and the Ryder Cup in 1995; and in all of these events combined, less than a dozen of the players managed to make par. The rock and timber Tudor-style clubhouse dates from the 1920s and has a great sense of tradition.