Weatherwax Golf Course is a Public, 36 hole golf course facility located in Middletown, Ohio. The facility has four 9-hole courses. They are Woodside, Meadows, Valley, and Highlands. They can be paired in a number of different 18 hole course combinations.
This 36-hole municipal golf course is owned and operated by the City of Middletown, Ohio. The course first opened for play in 1972. The course was designed by Arthur Hills.
1988 Golf Digest's "America's 75 Best Public Golf Course"
2004 Golf Digest's "Best Places to Play" - Four Star Rating
2005 Golf Week's "Public Courses in Ohio" - 5th Position
WEATHERWAX GOLF COURSE HISTORY
1969: Weatherwax is built on land purchased from W.W. Sebald to be used for a golf course and public park. A $75,000 donation by Bessie Weatherwax, in honor of her husband Russell S. Weatherwax Sr., is used for landscaping the course.
1972: The four nine-hole courses, designed by Arthur Hills, open and Tour professional Tony Jacklin plays the first round. Funding for the construction of the course is through a 20-year bond that’s retired in 1995.
1996: The entire 36 holes and the driving range are reconstructed with bunkers, tees, and fairways. Another 20-year bond is used to fund the work. As a result, the course rises from a three-star rating to a four-star rating and is a top-10 ranked public course in Ohio from 2002 to 2006.
2012: Tim Sorrows fires a 63, sets course record.
2014: City sells Weatherwax to Hamilton auctioneer company for $1.6 million. Myron Bowling leases course to Jim Kraft, who signs a one-year lease with a one-year option.
2015: Kraft exercises the additional year and operates Weatherwax as golf course through 2016.
Sept. 23, 2015: MetroParks of Butler County announces its purchase of Weatherwax and plans to combine it with the adjacent Sebald Park to create the new Elk Creek MetroPark. The golf course will cease operations after the current lease expires, according to MetroParks.
November 6, 2016, the course closed.
$26 (cart not included), played on Thursday, December 2009 at 8am
I love this course! With four nines it never gets boring and each nine has a distinct personality. Some of Art Hills best work. The walking rate is less than 30 bucks. If you play before the city tourney in June expect the secondary rough to be punitive. Weekend pace of play can be slow so book early times on Sat and Sun
(cart included), played on Thursday, January 2007 at 6am
Too expensive and too HIGH rough (above the knee is a much too high)
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