Western Open host courses

River Oaks

38th Texas - Best in Area

The golf course at River Oaks Country Club sits on rather flat ground next to the winding waters of Buffalo Bayou. It’s an old Donald Ross design from 1924 that was revamped by Rees Jones in the 1990s and renovated by Fazio Design in 2015.

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Salt Lake Country Club

5th Utah - Best in Area

One of the rare Golden Age designs in Utah, Salt Lake Country Club was pegged out by William Watson (of Olympic Club and Interlachen fame) and Harold Lamb back in 1920. More recently, John Harbottle carried out a renovation in 2006.

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Skokie

4th Illinois - Best in Area 84th USA Ranking 98th North America Ranking

Skokie Country Club played host to the 1922 US Open, the first at which tickets were sold. A record number of spectators witnessed a spectacular win by 20-year-old Gene Sarazen.

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South Bend

20th Indiana - Best in Area

Formed in 1916, South Bend Country Club was designed by Chicagoan George O’Neil and was host to the Western Open in 1935. In recent years the course has been chosen as the venue for a number of prestigious Indiana state events.

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Sunset

30th Missouri - Best in Area

Founded as Sunset Hill Country Club in 1911, the club had a course in play six years after its formation, thanks to the collective design input of Jim, Dave and Robert Foulis. The club's name was changed to Sunset Country Club in 1938.

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Sunset Ridge

54th Illinois - Best in Area

Originally set out by William Diddel in 1923, the course at Sunset Ridge Country Club was renovated by Rick Jacobson in 2004. The now defunct Western Open, one of the PGA Tour’s oldest tournaments, was held here in 1972.

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Western

53rd Michigan - Best in Area

Laid out within a 170-acre property in the Detroit suburb of Redford, the Donald Ross-designed 18-hole layout at The Golf and Country Club (as Western Golf & Country Club was originally called) made its debut back in 1927.

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Westmoreland

48th Illinois - Best in Area

William Watson laid out the original course at Westmoreland Country Club in 1912. The unusual pairing of William Langford and A.W. Tillinghast redesigned the layout ten years later before Patty Berg claimed the 1938 U.S. Women's Amateur here.

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Westwood

31st Missouri - Best in Area

Host venue for the Western Open in 1938 and 1952, the course at Westwood Country Club was laid out by San Diego-born professional Harold Paddock in 1928. The course has been substantially modernized since then, not least after undergoing a 2019 Art Schaupeter bunker renovation.

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Youngstown

33rd Ohio - Best in Area

The Walter Travis-designed course at Youngstown Country Club was only his third 18-hole layout after Ekwanok in 1899 and Salisbury Links (now Cherry Valley Club) in 1907 and the cost of construction was reputed to be in the region of $75,000.

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Western Open Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Paul Rudovsky Courses Played 27
2 James VanArsdall Courses Played 21
= David Harak Courses Played 21
= Joseph Andriole Courses Played 21
5 Joshua Asher Courses Played 20
6 Bill Wernecke Courses Played 17
= Fergal O'Leary Courses Played 17
= Bob McCoy Courses Played 17
9 Matt Yarc Courses Played 14
= James Gold Courses Played 14