The History Of Oak Hill Country Club

It has a storied history that goes back more than a century ago. In addition, it has a long relationship with the Professional Golfers Association and more. What is it and who is the best person to talk about it? Click the link below for this week’s episode of The State of Greater Western New York Report and listen as Oak Hill Historian Fred Beltz retell the compelling history of the most famous golf course in the Greater Western New York region.

Fred Beltz has been the historian of Oak Hill County Club for more than a decade. His discussion in the first half of the show explains what the Club looked like before, what he calls, “the greatest land swap in Western New York history.” This segment features rarely-seen photographs of the clubhouse and course at it existed on the banks of the Genesee River before the land swap with the University of Rochester.

During the second half of the show, Beltz highlighted the impressive array of prominent golf tournaments at the Pittsford course. It remains the only course to have hosted all six major tournaments that rotate. He also described what it was like to host the PGA Championship in May of 2023.

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