Mohawk Golf & Country Club has recently surpassed its 100th year in existence, one of many Donald Ross routings still remaining in Ohio. Most of these classics are located in proximity to one of the state’s major city centers, however Mohawk’s relative distance from urbanity allows it to slip under the radar for many classic course aficionados.
Although some notable Ross cross bunkers have been removed for budgetary purposes throughout the years, the greens remain well defended, often with three or more sand traps awaiting misjudged approaches (and, for what it’s worth, the remaining trenches from cross bunkers of old create unique trench hazards in the present).
The no. 9 and 18 holes are now defended by two irrigation ponds that “greet” returning players as they approach the clubhouse. A successful shot around or over these hazards surely deserves a drink...but an unsuccessful approach certainly merits a quaff as well.