Ohio Golf: America’s Best Under the Radar Golf Destination?
I’m willing to bet you have a number of dream destinations. Places you would absolutely KILL to go to.
And last week I was fortunate enough to cross another bucket list destination off of my list.
Where was it?
The wild, and exotic state of….
I had a follow up appointment from a recent surgery and the doctor asked if I had any trips lined up.
“Yep, I’m going to Ohio in a couple weeks.”
“Oh, do you have family there.”
“Oh. Usually that’s the only reason anybody visits Ohio.”
That might be true, unless, of course, you’re a diehard golfer.
You have to be a bit of a golf nerd to know that Ohio is a hot bed of world class golf.
It boasts 6 courses that you’ll find on top 100 in America lists – and 4 of those are on the Top 100 in the world.
So after years of pining over a trip to the promised land which is the Home of Jack Nicklaus, Cedar Point, and unfortunately “The Hulk” (more on that in a minute), my good friend Patrick Koenig and I embarked on a golf trip of epic proportions.
You can check out Patrick’s recap here.
Ok, maybe it wasn’t THAT epic, but it was a pretty solid lineup.
It holds an important place in the history of modern golf, and offers you world class courses from many different eras and styles – making it a truly unique and enjoyable destination.
Next time I hope to work in rounds at Double Eagle and Inverness, while skipping the unfortunate bout of food poisoning – but overall the trip was a roaring success.
You can catch all the details of the trip on my reviews of the courses below:
- Day 1: Scioto Country Club
- Day 2: Muirfield Village Golf Club
- Day 3: The Golf Club
- Day 4: Valhalla Golf Club
- Day 5: Camargo Club
A Few Favorites from our Ohio Golf Rounds
People always love hearing about favorites from trips like this, so here are some of mine:
- Muirfield Village
- The Golf Club
- Camargo Club
Favorite Par 3s:
- #3 The Golf Club
- #11 Camargo
- #12 Muirfield Village
- #8 Camargo
- #17 Scioto
Favorite Par 4s:
- #2 Muirfield Village
- #5 The Golf Club
- #2 Scioto
- #14 Muirfield Village
- #4 Valhalla
- #7 Camargo
- #15 Valhalla
Favorite Par 5s:
- #5 Muirfield Village
- #8 Scioto
- #2 Camargo Club
- #11 Muirfield Village
- #14 The Golf Club
- #7 Valhalla
Best Example of Old vs. New
The elegant, traditional, and understated Camargo Club with a million dollar Porsche 918 Spyder parked behind the 18th green.
- Best Addition to a Club: The “Man Cave” at Valhalla.
- Best Bunkering: Camargo Club
- Most Well Maintained Course: Muirfield Village
- Best Getaway: The Golf Club
- Best Social Scene: Scioto Country Club
- Best Halfway House: Muirfield Village with dozens of koi fish in the pond
- Biggest Missed Opportunity: Missing the milkshake at Muirfield Village
Thanks for reading and following along on our trip!