2. Oakmont, Oakmont, Pa.
Green tees: 7,255 yards, par 71; rating: 77.1, slope: 147
What a 16 handicapper would shoot: 96
No course on earth plays so viciously harder than it looks than Oakmont. No trees, no water, few forced carries and huge greens normally add up to a sea of red numbers for the game's best, but not here. Not with the ferocity of these greens (which they actually slow down for U.S. Opens), a lethal combination of speed, contour and firmness, plus brutal rough and more than 200 bunkers.