FEATURED CLUB - Columbus Country Club - Columbus, OH
Jay Frank , General Manager and Emily Toth, Member Relations and Communications, shared details of their recently completed renovation.
The grounds of Columbus Country Club were first developed by Orlando A. Miller in 1903 as a horseman’s club with bridle paths throughout the estate. It wasn't long before the land eventually gave way to the sport of golf. Originally a nine-hole course designed by Tom Bendelow in 1907, the golf course at Columbus Country Club has had the hands of many renown golf course architects involved in its development including Harry Colt, Dick Wilson and Geoffrey Cornish, but it was Donald Ross who had the most influence on the course’s character and overall design. Ross renovated Columbus Country Club several times between 1915 and 1940.
The two-year golf course renovation project began in the fall of 2016 and was completed May 2018. During renovations, more than 1,500 trees were removed; opening the course’s entire ridgeline and exposing incredible sight and play lines. All bunkers were replaced and reflect the style and feel of Ross’s original work. New and repositioned tee complexes make the course more playable for the entire membership – longer for better players, and shorter for those with less length off the tee. The new Columbus Country Club stretches from 5,400 to over 7,200 yards. The historic Donald Ross design will again host the Ohio State Amateur in 2020.