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. Over the years, some of golf's greatest architects have laid hands on Columbus Country Club. Originally designed by Tom Bendelow in 1907, the golf course at Columbus Country Club has seen the likes of HS Colt, course designer of Pine Valley, Dick Wilson, designer of Bay Hill in Florida, and Geoffrey Cornish of Olympia Hills' fame. But it was Donald Ross who has had the most influence on the course's character and overall design. Ross renovated Columbus Country Club several times between 1914 and 1940. Along with his associates Wendell Miller and Orrin Smith, Ross has seven golf courses in the world's Top 100 Rankings.

Although the Clubhouse suffered extensive fire damage on January 6, 1962, it was completely rebuilt in time for Thanksgiving the following year. Then, in 1964, the Club played host to the PGA Championship, one of golf's four major tournaments. This event saw a thrilling finish between two of golf's titans, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, along with eventual winner Bobby Nichols. Columbus Country Club also hosted two PGA Tour events. The Columbus Invitational in 1946 and 1947, won by Byron Nelson and Bobby Locke respectively. Columbus Country Club is a five-time host of the Ohio State Amateur (most recently in 2020), and was also the home course for the 1957 and 1987 Ohio State Mid-Amateur.
1903 The Beginning

Orlando A. Miller developed the grounds of Columbus Country Club into a horseman's club with bridle paths throughout the estate.

1907 The Original

The original nine holes were designed by Tom Bendelow.

1914 The Addition

Donald Ross renovated the existing nine holes and added the back nine holes. In 1920, Ross returned to remodel and lengthen the entire course.

1946/1947 The Columbus Invitational

The Club hosts the first two events of the Columbus Invitational, won by Byron Nelson and Bobby Locke.

1962 The Fire

The Clubhouse suffers extensive damage due to a fire. Within a year, the Clubhouse was rebuilt, just in time for Thanksgiving.

1964 The PGA Championship

Columbus CC hosts the legendary 1964 PGA Championship won by Bobby Nichols.

2004 The Ohio State Amateur

Ohio State Amateur

2011 The Masterplan

Keith Foster and Kevin Hargrave create a detailed master plan for course improvements.

2015 The Renovation

Clubhouse undergoes a $1.5 million renovation.

2018 The Championship Course

Kevin Hargrave completes the extensive renovation project of the Championship Course.

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