Athens Country Club is a Private, 9 hole golf course located in Athens, Ohio.
Athens Country Club first opened for play to members in May 1922. George Sargent, the golf professional at Scioto Country Club and president of the then newly formed Professional Golf Association, was engaged to provide the course design layout.
In 1925, the Club Board of Trustees sought to "modernize" the golf course and engaged Donald Ross and Associates to make changes. Over the next two years, the course was renovated according to Ross' plans. Two holes were abandoned and replaced; two new tees and two new greens were added as four other holes were re-designed. The work was completed in 1928. While the layout still followed, in broad strokes, the original Sargent plan, only the first and last holes were untouched by Ross' hand.
Later golf course modifications have not significantly altered the design. In the 1950's, pine trees were added to better define the fairways and lakes were dug to eliminate swampy areas and create a water supply. More recent modifications have largely been limited to enlarging teeing areas to eliminate the wear and tear of daily play.
The 3,155- yard course features bent grass greens, tees, and fairways that still reflect the original design of renowned golf course architect Donald Ross. This traditional-style course has narrow fairways and small, fast greens. The course was built on hilly terrain. The signature hole is #3, a 408-yard, par 4, with an elevated tee and green and a dogleg left fairway. Water comes into play on seven of the nine holes at Athens Country Club.
Par for the course is 36. From the back tees, the course plays to 3,155 yards. From the forward tees, the course measures 2,771 yards and plays to a par-38.
Guest (cart included), played on Saturday, June 2013 at 10am
Great little 9 hole course, with multiple sets of tees to provide an 18-hole course feel. Entire course is well-maintained, providing the expected challenges of the mall, only Ross designed greens. Would definitely play again; sporty, challenging course that proves that a course does not need to be 7000 yards to provide a challenge.
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