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Getting To Know: Oak Hills Golf Club

An Insightful Interview With Young Lim, Head Professional

By Brian Weis

Whether you have played a course 20+ times a year or looking to play the course for the first time, insights from an insider can help enhance your golf experience. Below is an interview with Young Lim who shares some valuable tidbits about the course, memorable holes and must eats and treats at the 19th.

Give Our Readers An Overview of the Golf Course/Property
Oak Hills Golf Club, situated on a 160 acre tract of gently rolling hills and nestled among thousands of oak trees, pines and picturesque dogwoods, offers a challenge for golfers of all levels.

With its elevated, undulating greens, it is a golfing experience that few courses provide. When you stand on the elevated tee box on the par 5 #18, take a moment to enjoy the 360ยบ panoramic view of parts of nine different golf holes, perhaps one of the most unique features of this outstanding public golf course.

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Named to Golf Digest's "Places to Play" in 2006, this Steve Melnyk-Davis Love III design features perfectly maintained 419 Bermuda grass fairways and TifDwarf greens.

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Very generous off the tee but must be aware of the creeks that run through the fairways.

Any recent changes to the golf course? Or any upcoming changes?
Oak Hills Golf Club is the only public golf course to overseed in the winter. If you are looking for green grass in the winter you will find it on your trip to Oak Hills.

On Hole 13 we recently redid the bunkers and refaced the bunker walls.

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Hole #7 is a par 3 over water that plays to an undulating green. Favor the left side to avoid the deep sand bunker and water.

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
I love Hole #15, as it has the lone oak on the course. To play the hole, either carve the ball deep past the tree on the left or layup to the right before the tree for the best angle to green.

Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
Golfers rave about our burgers. We recently added the Philly Cheese steak to our menu and it is one of my favorites.

Back Tee Stats
Par: 72
Yardage: 6827
Slope: 144
Rating: 73.2

More Information
Oak Hills Golf Club
7629 Fairfield Road
Columbia, SC, 29203 803-735-9830


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About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

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