How Much Does an Oak Hill Country Club Membership Cost?

Last Updated on October 26, 2023
Written by CPA Alec Pow | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popinker

The Oak Hill Country Club is a historic golf club, located in Pittsford, New York, that originally started as a nine-hole course in 1901. By 1905 it had grown to 18 holes and became one of the most famous clubs for both professionals at that time as well as amateurs.

Their courses do not exist anymore these days because the club changed land with the University of Rochester. The golf course architect, Donald Ross was hired to build two 18-hole courses on the 335 acres: East and West. These famous layouts have been a mainstay of club membership ever since they were first built in 1924.

How much does an Oak Hill Country Club membership cost?

According to online sources, the cost to be a member at Oak Hill Country Club In Rochester is anywhere between $60,000 and $125,000 for the initiation fee at this club. For junior members, ages 18-35, the initiation fee is $5,000. The annual dues are determined by your membership choice and may vary anywhere between $10,000 and $27,000.

There are various types of membership at this private country club. The initiation amount is based on your age, the memberships for youth being cheaper than those for older people.

A member of a Reddit.com forum thread, who stated to be the son of a club member, said that the initiation fee is almost $100,000 and the members have to pay a minimum monthly fee for food and beverages. On the same site, a member, who is a junior member of Oak Hill Country Club, said that he paid $63,000 to join and the dues per month are $1,000. He had to pay no minimums.

According to a member of the HuntingNY.com forum, the initiation fee for a senior member is $65,000 and the monthly costs are around $1,000.

What are the extra costs?

If you want to invite somebody to this club you should take into consideration the guest fees.

Caddy and cart fees are also applied.

Usually, special events are organized every month and these have an extra cost, depending on the type of the event.

During the year tennis camps are held for an extra fee.

Oak Hill Golf Club Amenities

Oak Hill Main BuildingOak Hill is a stunning, luxurious club with a membership that includes free access to their Clubhouse. The 72,000 square foot space houses ten rooms available for events, both social and professional.

In the year 2015, Golf Digest named the East Course one of America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.

The club features two championship golf courses, the East Course and the West Course, designed by Donald Ross. These courses have hosted major golf tournaments like the U.S. Open, PGA Championship, and Ryder Cup. The club also offers members a practice facility with a driving range, putting green, and chipping area, staffed by PGA professionals.

The golf season begins in late April and runs through the middle of September.

This clubhouse has a strict dress code, so be sure to follow its rules and regulations. Check out the website page for more information.

Besides the two golf courses, this club offers six outdoor tennis courts available year-round, with programs and clinics for all skill levels.

The clubhouse also has a spacious pool area with a snack bar for refreshments during the summer months.

They offer a formal dining room for a fine dining experience, a grill room for casual dining, and a bar for relaxation and socialization

Other amenities include a fitness center fully equipped with cardio machines, a strength conditioning circuit, power plates, and dumbbells. There is also an 8-lane bowling alley that offers both women’s and men’s leagues and is available for private events as well.

The private club is a place where rich traditions are kept alive. In keeping with these richly-traditioned memberships, the doors to this exclusive club are only open for those invited and the club is available to a limited number of people at any given time.

To apply for membership, a candidate must be sponsored by three Senior members or two seniors and one junior member of the Club. The sponsors serve as liaisons between the club and potential new recruits.

The Oak Hill Country Club has hosted two U.S. Amateurs, three U.S. Opens, three PGA Championships, the 1984 U.S. Senior Open, two Senior PGA Championships, and the 1995 Ryder CupThe 2023 PGA Championship was held at this prestigious club, with Brooks Koepka winning the tournament. The club will host the 2027 U.S. Amateur. 

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