A William Newcomb and John Robinson co-design, Apple Valley Golf Course has been operated by the Mickley family since it was first unveiled in 1972. Water features prominently at two of the par threes, at the 5th and 16th holes.
The modern day 18-hole layout at Piqua Country Club is an amalgam of two nines: the first nine holes were laid out by Donald Ross in the early 1920s then Ohioan Jack Kidwell was asked to add another nine in the mid-1970s.
The course at Little Mountain Country Club is one of three operated by the same company with all three emanating from the drawing boards at Hurdzan/Fry Design.
Set on what was formerly farm land and an active gravel quarry, the 18-hole layout at Ivy Hills Country Club is an early 1990s Steve Smyers design where fairways have been routed around several residential neighborhoods.
With tree-lined fairways routed around a varied landscape of cliffs, lakes and natural waste areas, the course at Quarry Golf Club is certainly one of Canton’s most challenging.
The course at the all-male Sharon Golf Club is a George Cobb creation from 1965, which stretches out beyond 7,000 yards from the tips and sports some of the biggest greens in Ohio.
The original 18-hole course at Congress Lake Club was set out by Willie Park Junior in 1923 but, within a decade, it was extensively redesigned by Donald Ross when he replaced more than half the holes on the layout.
Located close to Muirfield Village, the course at Tartan Fields Golf Club - an LPGA venue between 2002 and 2006 - is an Ed Seay and Arnold Palmer design from 1998. Some might question why anybody would ask The King to lay out a course right on the Golden Bear’s doorstep?
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.
Originally laid out by Geoff Cornish and Brian Silva around the perimeter of the South course in the late 1980s, the West course at Firestone Country Club – home to the Ohio Senior Open – was completely remodeled by Tom Fazio in 2002.