ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The piece of property housing the Oak Hill East Course that will challenge the best players in the world has undergone numerous changes over the years.
The original Donald Ross design first got some national love in 1934, when the City of Rochester’s 100th birthday and the 20th anniversary of hometown hero Walter Hagen’s U.S. Open win at Midlothian Country Club were rolled into a celebration at the course.
In the 1970s, club leaders called on George Fazio and his nephew Tom to add some new wrinkles. The course played tougher and continued to host major events.
Then, the course was renovated again in 2019 by Andrew Green, who attempted to restore the East Course to the original design Ross created nearly a century ago.
Here’s a look at the front nine of the course, which will be in the international spotlight this week: