2016 U.S. Amateur Driving Range at Oakland Hills Limited to 240 Yards

August 16, 2016

If players at the U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills want to practice hitting their drivers, they’ll have to do so down the road…about four miles away.

As was the case at the 2008 PGA, the Oakland Hills driving range is limited to 240 yards as a maximum, since any shots that travel farther would fly off the property. That number limits most players from hitting driver and three-wood, and possibly other clubs.

As Ryan Lavner of the Golf Channel reports, players have a few options, like hitting limited-flight balls or hitting balls without restriction at Bloomfield Hills Country Club, from which runs a USGA-sponsored shuttle.

You can read Lavner’s full article here.