Scioto Country Club
, is a private country club
and golf course
in Upper Arlington
, in suburban Columbus, Ohio
. The course, designed by Donald Ross
, opened in 1916 and since then has hosted five PGA tournaments
throughout its history, including two majors. Scioto is one of only four courses (the others are Oak Hill Country Club
, Oakland Hills Country Club
, and Pinehurst Resort
) to host the U.S. Open
, the PGA Championship
, the Ryder Cup
, and the U.S. Amateur Championship
. All four of those courses were designed by Donald Ross.
Scioto Country Club is the course where Jack Nicklaus
learned to play the game, and where, in 1926, Bobby Jones
won his second of four U.S. Open
The current Head Professional at Scioto is Bill Stines, who has also belonged to, Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Pete Dye Golf Club in Clarksburg, West Virginia, Whisper Rock in Scottsdale, Arizona, and now Scioto Country Club In Columbus, Ohio.
From the championship tees Scioto is par 71, measures 6,955 yards, the rating is 73.9, and the slope is 139.
Scioto is currently (2008) being given a renovation by Jack Nicklaus
and Michael Hurdzan.
Scioto is consistently ranked as one of the best courses in the United States
. Currently, Golf Week
ranks Scioto as the 53rd best Classic Course in the United States. It was ranked #49 in 2005. Golf Digest
has Scioto ranked 59th, while Golf Magazine
lists it as the 43rd best course (ranked 42nd in 2005).Golf Digest
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