Travelers Championship

TPC River Highlands



The Country Club

Pepper Pike, OH, United States Private

Overview

Located in the historically upscale Pepper Pike section of east Cleveland, The Country Club boasts a topography that is ideal for golf with smooth elevation changes peppered with moments of abruptly shifting land that William Flynn worked into the design when he built the course in the late 1920s. Standouts include the short, uphill par-4 third with bunkers stepped up the right side and the gorgeous, long downhill eighth, but the really good stuff is on the north side of the property. The green at the par-3 11th sits atop a skyline ridge that drops off steeply on the left. Second shots at the par-4 15th must fly uphill over a ridge and phalanx of diagonal bunkers to a blind green. The par-5 16th crests over a high shoulder before trundlng downhill to a heavily bunkered green, and the short par-4 17th bends sharply left around a kettle basin tempting long players to try to cut the corner. Already a star, "Country's" stock is poised to rise further now that Gil Hanse and Jim Wagner have completed their 2022 renovation of the course that included enlarging bunkers to match the scale and topography of the property, expanding green perimeters and fairways, lowering tees, grassing the course and extending the 18th green by approximately 80 yards.

About

Holes 18
Length 7128
Slope 138
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 1889
Designer William S. Flynn/Gil Hanse and Jim Wagner (2022)

Awards

Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

Best in State: Ranked inside the top 10, 1983, 1993-'97, 2015-'16. Ranked inside the top 15, 1987-'91, 1999, 2003-'11, 2011-'14, 2017-'24. Ranked inside the top 20, 2001.
2023-'24 ranking: 11th.

Golf Digest Logo Panelists

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

4.3

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.0568
Character
7.24
Challenge
6.9688
Layout Variety
7.1272
Fun
7.1802
Aesthetics
7.0539
Conditioning
7.1198

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