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Scioto Country Club

Columbus, OH Private

Overview

The Donald Ross design at Scioto was the site of three prominent tournaments—the 1926 U.S. Open, won by Bobby Jones, the 1931 Ryder Cup and the 1950 PGA Championship (Chandler Harper). That course was gone by the time the ’68 U.S. Amateur came to Scioto (Bruce Fleischer), replaced in 1963 by a modern design from Dick Wilson who delegated one nine to associate Joe Lee and the other to associate Robert von Hagge. Several other renovations by Michael Hurdzan and Jack Nicklaus, who grew up playing the course, followed in the 2000s creating yet a third iteration of the course. Enough, the club said. They hired Andrew Green in 2021 to restore the course to the full Donald Ross version based on drawings, photos and an old aerial illustration from the '26 Open. Green lowered green complexes, emboldened contours, recreated Ross’ sharp-faced bunkering and returned the small green at the par-3 17th to the near side of a creek where it originally was.

About

Holes 18
Length 6975
Slope 145
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 1916
Designer Donald J. Ross, ASGCA/(R) Michael Hurdzan, ASGCA/Jack Nicklaus, ASGCA/Andrew Green (R-2021)

Awards

100 Greatest
Best Courses in Every State

100 Greatest: Ranked since 1966.
2023-'24 ranking: 60th.
Previous ranking: 68th.
Highest ranking: 22nd, 1987-1988.

Best in State: Ranked Top 5 in Ohio since 1977.
2023-'24 ranking: 5th.

Panelists

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

4.7

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.67
Character
7.8259
Challenge
7.6435
Layout Variety
7.5818
Fun
7.6583
Aesthetics
7.6199
Conditioning
7.7911

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