Camargo - Ohio - USA

The Camargo Club,
8605 Shawnee Run Road,
Cincinnati,
Ohio (OH) 45243,
USA


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Seth Raynor is responsible for several courses that could vie for world’s best collection of Par 3s, but Pete Dye was committed in declaring that Camargo, outside of Cincinnati, had the very best. Considering Dye often avoided anything “template,” this is telling praise.

Four of the most prized short template holes are featured at the highly exclusive club, including the Redan, Eden, Short and Biarritz (which has always been maintained with the front plateau cut to fairway length, as was its historical intent).

There are obviously Raynor layouts in Long Island and Chicagoland that many will hold as his very best, but Raynor went out near the top of his game, as Camargo ended up being one his last designs, prior to his death at the age of 44 (construction ended a year following his passing). Camargo’s eventual pro and superintendent, William Jackson, made some tweaks right off the bat, for example not implementing the second fairway at the No. 12 “Channel” hole. The core of Raynor’s design, and the rolling land it was built upon, ensured its acclaim, however.

A Robert von Hagge renovation during the ‘80s attempted to introduce a bunker style more trendy at the time, but the allure quickly lost its sparkle. Tom Doak and Renaissance Golf came in at the onset of the millennium and returned Raynor’s revered geometric aesthetic.

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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: 9.2 out of 10 Reviews: 13
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Patrick McGee
I was fortunate enough to play 36 at Camargo last Friday. The par 3's are simply awesome and the course is in magnificent shape. A number of trees were lost since I played the course last summer, However in many ways that has helped. It is always a treat to play a Seth Raynor gem and it must be considered one of the best inland courses in the US.
July 13, 2009
8 / 10
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meilers
I had the pleasure of playing 36 holes in the US Amatuer Qualifier in 2006. The golf course was set up extraordinary and was quite difficult. Although not long on the scorecard, with the rolling lanscape the course plays quite longer than listed. Probably the most intimidating second shot course I have played. If you miss the greens...good luck making par.
August 30, 2007
10 / 10
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Jerry Dirvin
Built on 260 acres, it is one of the best inland golf courses in the world. Restoration work over the past 15 years has been done by Tom Doak.
August 13, 2007
10 / 10
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olivermauk
April 26, 2010
My dad is a member at Camargo. The changes are mostly bunkering and clearing out some of the honeysuckle and other unneeded brush that is destroying the sorrounding forests. It looks better than ever in my opinion.