The Woodlands and Lakeside nines were fashioned by Arthur Hills at Shaker Run Golf Club in 1979. Despite the addition of a third nine two decades later, it’s the original 18-hole course that remains the premier layout here.
Wedgewood Golf & Country Club was founded in 1988 and within three years of its formation, members were playing on a testing course that had been set out by Robert Trent Jones Jnr.
Donald Ross laid out the course at the renamed Denison Golf Club at Granville in 1924, and it extends to a modest 6,559 yards from the tips. Tight and sloping fairways, coupled with firm and fast greens, make this a tough test.
Designed by Lanny Wadkins and opened for play in 2006, Pinnacle Golf Club is one of Ohio’s unsung courses that is thoughtfully routed across a tract of undulating and wooded former farmland. With natural elevation changes and healthy yardage, Pinnacle is an absorbing test.
In 1919, Mohawk Golf & Country Club in Tiffin started out with a 9-hole course designed by Donald Ross. Today, the club’s 18-hole layout is the home course to the golf teams from both Tiffin University and Heidelberg University.
Kevin Hargrave completed a large-scale renovation of Columbus Country Club's Championship course in 2018. The architect replaced bunkers with versions more akin to the style of Donald Ross as well as adding new tees and removing more than 1,500 trees.
Owner Joe Salemi acquired the 200-acre Boulder Creek Golf Club property in Streetsboro at the end of the 1990s then he set about designing each and every hole of the course himself.
The North course at NCR Country Club is totally overshadowed by the South course, which has hosted several prestigious championships. Still, it’s a great complementary layout, offering a welcome change of pace to its more illustrious sibling.
Flanked by Little Walnut Creek and the Scioto River, Cooks Creek Golf Club (formerly Raintree South) is the result of architectural cooperation between Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry with John Cook.
Laid out on a rolling landscape to the southeast of Cleveland, the tree-lined fairways at Sugar Bush Golf Club comprise one of the region’s sportier layouts. It’s a lightly bunkered track, with water coming into play at three holes.