The project will be started in June 2021 and completed in May 2022, under the supervision of Andrew Green. In addition to executing a sympathetic restoration to recapture many of the elements of Donald Ross’ original 1916 design, the project will maintain the course’s heritage as a major championship venue and address infrastructure issues, including irrigation, drainage, bunker construction and restoration of green complexes.
The membership of Scioto Country Club in Columbus, Ohio has approved a Golf Course Master Plan and Restoration of the club’s golf course, to be started in June 2021 and completed in May 2022.
The project will be supervised by golf course architect Andrew Green, who recently completed the renovation of Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio. Green is currently working on projects at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y. and Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md.
Scioto CC’s golf course was originally designed and constructed in 1916 by Donald Ross. The Master Plan designed by Green will be a sympathetic restoration intended to recapture many of Ross’ original design elements while maintaining the course’s heritage as a major championship venue.
The Master Plan also addresses Scioto’s aging infrastructure including irrigation, drainage, and bunker construction as well as a restoration of the green complexes.
Scioto CC has hosted six major championships and is one of five clubs in the U.S. to have hosted five different major golf championships, including the 1926 U.S. Open won by Robert T. Jones Jr. that made him the first man in golf history to win both the U.S. and British Opens in the same year.
Other championships hosted by Scioto include the 1931 Ryder Cup matches, where Walter Hagen led the U.S. to victory; the 1950 PGA Championship won by Chandler Harper; the 1968 U.S. Amateur, where Bruce Fleisher was a winner just short of his 20thbirthday; the 1986 U.S. Senior Open, won by Dale Douglass; and the 2016 U.S. Senior Open won by Gene Sauers.
Scioto CC is also where Jack Nicklaus grew up and honed his game with legendary teaching professional Jack Grout, giving the club status as the link between the two greatest players of the 20thcentury in Bobby Jones and Jack Nicklaus.
One of the founders of Scioto CC in 1916 was Samuel Prescott Bush, grandfather of President George H.W. Bush.