Ohio

The Buckeye State of Ohio lies in the Midwest Region of the United States with Lake Erie and the Ohio River defining its northern and southern boundaries. Columbus, with just over three quarters of a million people, is the state capital and the largest city in terms of population.

The Ohio Golf Association was founded in 1904 so it has been looking after the interests of male golfers in the state for over a century now. Today’s organisation administers to over 800 clubs from, alphabetically, Acacia Country Club in Lyndhurst all the way through to Zoar Village in Dover. Another governing body, the Northern Ohio Golf Association, promotes interclub competition between 14,000 members who belong to around 50 private clubs.

Ohio is home to two of the finest golf courses in the world, Jack Nicklaus’s Muirfield Village and Pete Dye’s Golf Club. These two modern layouts are standouts though a further trio of classic old courses are often listed in national Top 100 rankings: Seth Raynor’s 1925 offering at Camargo and a pair of 1916 Donald Ross layouts: Inverness Club and Scioto.

Our Ohio Best In State Rankings were last updated in June 2016. Click the link to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Ohio

Muirfield Village

1st Ohio - Best in Area

No expense was spared in the construction of Muirfield Village Golf Club, with bold bunkering, water hazards and narrow fairways that require pinpoint tee shots.

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Description: No expense was spared in the construction of Muirfield Village Golf Club, with bold bunkering, water hazards and narrow fairways that require pinpoint tee shots. Rating: 5.8 out of 6

Camargo

2nd Ohio - Best in Area

The Camargo Club is set amidst undulating countryside on the edge of Cincinnati in the State of Ohio. It’s a Seth Raynor jewel which opened for play in 1925.

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Description: The Camargo Club is set amidst undulating countryside on the edge of Cincinnati in the State of Ohio. It’s a Seth Raynor jewel which opened for play in 1925. Rating: 5.5714285714286 out of 6

The Golf Club

3rd Ohio - Best in Area

The Golf Club at New Albany in Ohio is one of Pete Dye’s earliest and most understated creations and the course feels mature way beyond its years.

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Description: The Golf Club at New Albany in Ohio is one of Pete Dye’s earliest and most understated creations and the course feels mature way beyond its years. Rating: 5 out of 6

Scioto

4th Ohio - Best in Area

Scioto Country Club is the course where Jack Nicklaus developed from a pudgy junior to a world beater.

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Description: Scioto Country Club is the course where Jack Nicklaus developed from a pudgy junior to a world beater. Rating: 5 out of 6

Inverness Club

5th Ohio - Best in Area

For those readers who associate Inverness with a certain shy little Nessie, we can tell you that the Inverness Club has absolutely nothing to do with the Loch Ness monster.

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Description: For those readers who associate Inverness with a certain shy little Nessie, we can tell you that the Inverness Club has absolutely nothing to do with the Loch Ness monster. Rating: 4.8333333333333 out of 6

Canterbury Golf Club - Ohio

6th Ohio - Best in Area

Host to two US Opens and one PGA Championship, Canterbury Golf Club’s place in golfing history is assured.

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Description: Host to two US Opens and one PGA Championship, Canterbury Golf Club’s place in golfing history is assured. Rating: 4 out of 6

Brookside Country Club

7th Ohio - Best in Area

In 2003, the course at Brookside Country Club was completely renovated to recapture the essence of the original Donald Ross design.

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Description: In 2003, the course at Brookside Country Club was completely renovated to recapture the essence of the original Donald Ross design. Rating: 4.5 out of 6

Kirtland

8th Ohio - Best in Area

Kirtland Country Club’s old CH Alison course is routed over two distinct landforms; the front nine plays out on open, rolling terrain whilst the back nine weaves through a forested valley.

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Description: Kirtland Country Club’s old CH Alison course is routed over two distinct landforms; the front nine plays out on open, rolling terrain whilst the back nine weaves through a forested valley. Rating: 5 out of 6

Moraine

9th Ohio - Best in Area

Alec “Nipper” Campbell designed the golf course of the Moraine Country Club and it opened for play in 1930. A major Keith Foster renovation in 2015 has injected a new lease of life into this old classic.

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Description: Alec “Nipper” Campbell designed the golf course of the Moraine Country Club and it opened for play in 1930. A major Keith Foster renovation in 2015 has injected a new lease of life into this old classic. Rating: 5.5 out of 6

Country Club at Pepper Pike

10th Ohio - Best in Area

Host to the US Women’s Amateur in 2012, the Country Club originally moved to Pepper Pike in the mid 1920s, where William Flynn laid out eighteen holes that were both stylish and strategic.

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Description: Host to the US Women’s Amateur in 2012, the Country Club originally moved to Pepper Pike in the mid 1920s, where William Flynn laid out eighteen holes that were both stylish and strategic. Rating: 5 out of 6