Featured Golf & Travel: Columbus to N'East Ohio
The Muirfield Village G.C. is the host golf course to the Memorial Tournament on the US PGA Tour. Located in Dublin in metropolitan Columbus Ohio it was Jack Nicklaus's home town growing up and where he attended college at Ohio State. The Memorial is Jack's tournament -dedicated each year to past greats of the game of golf. Jack Nicklaus designed the Muirfield Village Golf Club with the course hosting his first Memorial Tournament in 1976. This is a private club so if you're visiting the Columbus Ohio you'll need an invite from a member to get to play here. These are some of the best fairways and greens in the world of professional golf - and this part of central Ohio is one of the best bent grass growing regions in the world. Even the Columbus Ohio city courses have great bent greens - maybe the best of any region in the USA. The fairways are adequate to wide in the landing zones with the greens tiered with many going away from left to right - favoring a fade. Nicklaus named this place after his favorite British Open namesake that being the original great old Muirfield Links in Gullane Scotland. For a closer look of the place be sure to see our Muirfield Village Slide Show here.
Golf & Travel Course Websites - Columbus to Cleveland & Northeast Ohio
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Firestone Country Club
Maybe you'll be lucky enough to know a member and get to play Firestone Country Club during your stay in the Akron Ohio area. Firestone CC South golf course was redesigned into 7283 yard par 70 'Monster' by Robert Trent Jones in 1959. Host to the Bridgestone Invitational, Firestone also hosted the American Golf Classic, the CBS Golf Classic, the World Series of Golf for 25 years, as well as the PGA Championship. Harvey Firestone of Firestone Tire and Rubber fame had the South Course designed by Bert Way in 1929 until Robert Trent Jones redesign which is much of the character of this course today. This image is of the green from behind the par four 18th hole. The course is now host to the WGC-Bridgestone Classic won by Tiger Woods a record 7 times. To see more of this great golf course: (Click here to see our Slide Show of Firestone CC)