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The Golf Club

New Albany, OH Private

Overview

The Golf Club, built in 1966, may be the most authentic of Pete Dye’s transition period of design, when he first chose to buck convention and start building lay-of-the-land layouts like those he’d seen during a 1963 tour of Scotland. In doing so, Dye re-introduced deception, misdirection and railroad ties into American golf architecture. Its construction attracted the attention of local boy Jack Nicklaus, who visited several times and made some astute suggestions. That led to a five-year Dye-Nicklaus design partnership. The Golf Club remained untouched for nearly 45 years, until 2014, when Pete Dye returned to rebuild holes, modestly adjusting some of his original green contours to better match them to present-day green speeds. He also relocated the fifth green, adding a contorted putting surface more reminiscent of his later designs, an inconspicuous reminder how much his design pedilictions evolved throughout his career.

About

Holes 18
Length 7433
Slope 142
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 1967
Designer Pete Dye

Awards

100 Greatest
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

Ranking history:

100 Greatest: Ranked since 1969.
2023-'24 ranking: 44th.
Previous ranking: 43rd.
Highest ranking: 23rd, 1999-'00.

Best in State: Ranked Top 5 in Ohio since 1977.
2023-'24 ranking: 2nd.

Panelists

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

4.5

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.7341
Character
8.0191
Challenge
7.7173
Layout Variety
7.8132
Fun
7.7205
Aesthetics
7.7254
Conditioning
7.7918

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