One of Seth Raynor’s last designs, it wasn’t completed until nearly a year after his death. William Jackson, who later became the club’s pro and superintendent, handled the construction and was faithful to Raynor’s diagrams with two exceptions: he turned the 16th into a par 4 and the 17th into a par 5. Robert von Hagge added flashy but incongruous bunkering in the early 1980s. They lasted over 20 years, until Tom Doak undertook a restoration in the Raynor style of geometric-shaped bunkers and greens. Curiously, the Biarritz green at the par-3 eighth has never been mowed as the 60-yard-long putting surface found on other Biarritz holes built by Raynor or his mentor C.B. Macdonald. Club officials insisted early aerial photos confirm the front half of the green was always mown at fairway height, so they continue that tradition today.
100 Greatest: Ranked in 1966, from 1991-2008, & since 2015. Highest Ranking: 42nd, 2021-2022. Current Ranking; 42nd.
Best in State: Ranked Top 5 in Ohio from 1991-1993, 2005-2007, & since 2011; Top 10 from 1987-1989, 1995-2003, & 2009. Current Ranking: 2nd.
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