Historians of all stripes will find something to appreciate on the property at the Miami Valley Golf Club: Fans of American history will appreciate that the treaty opening westward expansion of the United States was signed on the property during 1802, while lovers of golf history will appreciate that the last PGA Championship in matchplay format was played here during 1957.
Those who appreciate more simple aspects of golf course architecture will enjoy that this is a Donald Ross course that just passed its centenary. Evidence of the famous Scot’s involvement can be seen in many of the route’s angled hazards. Both Nos. 9 and 18 feature Ross’s famous cross bunkering, angled to offer a better distance to the green for those willing to take the most risk, while the par five at No. 15 uses a stream to accomplish the same effect.
The relatively landlocked property doesn’t have much hope for hosting PGA competitions in the future, but its 6,700 yards continue to provide a blend of relaxation and strategic challenge for members.