There are few golf courses where Donald Ross’s name is joined by a collaborating name on the marquee, but Zanesville Country Club proudly displays Chick Evans alongside Ross. After all, Evans won both the U.S. Amateur and the U.S. Open during the same year (1916), as well as founding the Evans Scholars program for caddies, and this is one of the few remaining clubs where his work as an architect remains unscathed.
We’re not sure who “Joe” is, but Joe’s Run is the most defining physical feature of the property, and players will come in close contact at several points. They’ll begin by driving over it and, hopefully staying left of it during the second hole, and then it will return and hug the fairway much tighter during No. 4. Finally, much later in the round, players will be faced with a tough approach shot where the creek sits immediately in front of the green. It’s a rare instance where Ross chooses to place a water hazard immediately in front of the putting surface...but perhaps that’s Evans’s rare insight poking through.