The club in Columbus, OH, recently finished a course project that addressed irrigation, drainage and bunker construction, as well as restoration of the green complexes. The course was originally designed and constructed in 1916 by Scottish-born Donald Ross.
Scioto Country Club in Columbus, OH, recently completed the renovation of its golf course and hosted a course opening reception.
The project started last summer and was supervised by architect Andrew Green, who recently completed renovations at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda
MD., Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y., and Inverness Club in Toledo, OH.
The golf course at Scioto Country Club was originally designed and constructed in 1916 by Scottish-born Donald Ross. The restoration designed by Green is a sympathetic restoration intended to recapture many of Ross’ original design elements while maintaining the course’s heritage as a major championship venue.
The renovation also addressed Scioto’s aging infrastructure including irrigation, drainage, and bunker construction as well as restoration of the green complexes.
Scioto has hosted six major championships and is one of five courses in the United States to have hosted five different major championships including: the 1926 U.S. Open won by Robert T. Jones Jr. where he became the first man in golf history to win both the U.S. and British Opens in the same year; the 1931 Ryder Cup matches led to a U.S. victory by Walter Hagen; the 1950 PGA Championship won by Chandler Harper; the 1968 U.S. Amateur where Bruce Fleisher was a winner just short of his 20th birthday; the 1986 U.S. Senior Open won by Dale Douglass and the 2016 U.S. Senior Open won by Gene
In addition, Scioto Country Club is where Jack Nicklaus grew up and honed his game with
legendary teaching professional Jack Grout. The club has long been thought of as the link
between the two greatest players of the 20th century: Bobby Jones and Jack Nicklaus.