Tamer Win Golf & Country Club, is a Public, 18 hole golf course located in Cortland, Ohio.
Tamer Win Golf & Country Club first opened for play in 1961. The course was designed by Charles E. Winch.
Charley Winch grew up around golf. At age nine he started as a caddie at Avalon Golf Course in Warren, Ohio. At age 13, he joined the golf course maintenance crew at Avalon. A year later, he joined the grounds crew at Trumbull Country Club, also in Warren. He earned a degree from Rutgers University in agronomy and went to Kirtland Country Club in Willoughby Hills, Ohio as an assistant superintendent. He later become superintendent at Brookside Country Club in Canton, Ohio, a Donald Ross golf course.
Charlie later purchased an abandoned farm in Cortland, Ohio, with an emphasis on abondoned which also meant neglected and overgrown. Through long hours of hard work, he finally in his own words, "tamed the acres that had grown wild." Out of this came Tamer, a Scottish word meaning "to tame the wild" and using the first three letters of his surname, evolved Tamer Win.
In 1959, the construction of Tamer Win began and by May 27, 1961 the first nine holes were completed. On May 25, 1967 Tamer Win expanded to become a complete 18 hole layout.
The course was built with the average golfer in mind. The front nine is relatively short and open. It gives the golfer a chance to build up his ego before negotiating the back nine." Numerous trees were planted in the front nine, which at one time was open farmland. The back nine, which is much longer, was completely wooded and had to be carefully carved out. This nine is the more difficult half of the course and tends to tear down the ego that was built on the first nine, making Tamer Win a well balanced course.
Mr. Winch, now retired, still lives on the ninth hole and keeps a watchful eye on operations and daily events. The second generation of the Tamer now manages the course.
Tamer Win Golf Course plays to a maximum distance of 6,275 yards and a par 71 . The course rating is 70 and the slope rating is 114.
$16 (cart included), played on Sunday, April 2009 at 8am
FRONT NINE SETS YOU UP FOR A REAL TEST ON THE BACK. ONE OF THE BEST NINE'S YOU'LL PLAY. A COUPLE GOOD HOLES ON FRONT SIDE ( 7-8-9) WILL GIVE YOU A RUN FOR YOUR MONEY. GREAT STAFF, FRIENDLY, AND THE BEST HOTDOGS WITH DICED ONIONS IN THE AREA
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