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Moraine Country Club

Dayton, OH Private

Overview

Nipper Campbell, one of the all-time great names in golf, was a prolific golf architect in Ohio, but is mainly remembered for his design of Moraine, where he also served briefly as head pro (he was also highly involved in the expansion The Country Club in Brookline, site of the 2022 U.S. Open). As the name suggests, it was created on glacial moraine topography, which over the years had become obscured by massive tree planting. Keith Foster, soft spoken but carrying a big chainsaw, wiped out nearly all the trees to reveal all the domed hills that members had previously never noticed during play. Moraine sits right next door to NCR Country Club, which was built by Dick Wilson in the early 1950s. At the time, a Moraine assistant pro would sneak over and watch the construction progress. He finally told Wilson he’d like to get into that golf design business, so Dick hired him away. The assistant pro was Joe Lee.

About

Holes 18
Length 7270
Slope 141
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 2022
Designer Alex Campbell

Awards

100 Greatest the Second 100
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

Second 100 Greatest: Ranked since 2019.
Current ranking: 146th.
Previous ranking: 177th.
Highest ranking: 146th, 2023-'24.

(Course was listed on the original 1966 ranking of America's 200 Toughest Courses.)

Best in State: Ranked since 2017.
2023-'24 ranking: 7th.

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.5

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.3539
Character
7.4722
Challenge
7.2737
Layout Variety
7.2913
Fun
7.4094
Aesthetics
7.4217
Conditioning
7.602

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