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Cultural Attractions


Cranbrook had its beginnings in 1904, when George Booth, publisher of the Detroit News, and his wife, Ellen Warren Scripps Booth, bought a large farm in the rolling countryside of Bloomfield Hills, naming it after the English Village of Cranbrook, the Booth family ancestral home. Taking up residence in 1907, the Booths gradually transformed their farm estate into a remarkable cultural and educational complex. The complex consisted of their home, Cranbrook House, the side Meeting House (later was expanded into the elementary Brookside School), Christ Church, Cranbrook, Cranbrook School for boys, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Kingswood School for girls, and Cranbrook Institute of Science.

A superb integration of architectural and landscape design elements, the Cranbrook complex represents a unique masterpiece in the history of American architecture. It embodies the belief shared by its founder, George G. Booth, and its principal architect, Eliel Saarinen, that art should permeate every aspect of life.

Oakland Hills Country Club

Oakland Hills Country Club is no stranger to championship golf. The fabled course in Bloomfield Hills has played host to six United States Opens and five other major tournaments through the years, while establishing itself as one of America's greatest tests of golf.

In September 2005, the South Course of Oakland Hills was the site of the 35th Ryder Cup Matches. The prestigious event featured the best 12 players from the United States against the best 12 playes from Europe. Only 17 other U.S. golf clubs have hosted the biennial match-play event. The Ryder Cup has also been contested on European soil 17 times, most recently in 2002 at the Belfry in Sutton Coldfield, England.

Oakland Hills already has a storied history. The gently rolling course with its undulating greens formally opened in 1918 after architect Donald Ross proclaimed: "The Lord intended this for a golf course." Venerable Walter Hagen was the club's first golf professional. He is one of three former Oakland Hills pros (along with Al Watrous and Mike Souchak) to compete on U.S. Ryder Cup teams.

The course hosted its first U.S. Open in 1924, with unheralded Cyril Walker holding off the legendary Bobby Jones for the victory. Ben Hogan won the 1951 Open with a final-round 67, then coining a popular phrase by declaring: "I'm glad I brought this course, this monster, to its knees."

Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus have also won major titles at Oakland Hills. Steve Jones won the most recent U.S. Open played there, in 1996.

Local Schools And Libraries

Public Schools

Bingham Farms Elementary

23400 W. Thirteen Mile Rd.


Berkshire Middle School

21707 W. Fourteen Mile Rd.


Wylie E. Groves High School

20500 W. Thirteen Mile Rd.


Private Schools

Academy of the Sacred Heart

1250 Kensington Rd.

Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

248 646-8900

Bloomfield Hills Montessori Center

2101 Opdyke Rd.

Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

248 338-1166

Brother Rice High School

7101 Lahser Rd.

Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301

248 647-2626

Cranbrook Schools

39221 Woodward Ave.

Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303

248 645-3610

Detroit Country Day School

22305 W. Thirteen Mile Rd.

Beverly Hills, MI 48205

248 646-7717

Eton Academy

1755 Melton Rd.

Birmingham, MI 48009

248 642-1150

Kensington Academy

32605 Bellvine Trail

Beverly Hills, MI 48025

248 647-8060

Marian High School

7225 Lahser Rd.

Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301

248 644-1750

The Roeper School

41190 Woodward Ave.

Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

248 203-7300

Young Isreal of Southfield

27705 Lahser Rd.

Southfield, MI 48034

248 358-0154