Members and their guests
Perry Maxwell's layout at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma does an excellent job of creating a true test for the finest golfers while at the same time accommodating those who are less accomplished. Thus players won't often lose balls, except maybe to one of the occasional water hazards, unlike on most tournament-level courses. The holes vary nicely in terms of orientation and strategy; Arnold Palmer and Ben Hogan were said to have had particular respect for the par four twelfth. Some of the doglegs are not drivable, in particular given the dense rough. Greens are highly sculpted and are tough without exactly being tricky. The members' tees do not much differ from the championship tees, so Southern Hills stands ready to field major competitions, which in recent years have included the 2001 US Open (won by Retief Goosen), the 2007 PGA Championship (won by Tiger Woods) and the 2009 US Amateur.