Scioto Country Club

Scioto Country Club Course Tour

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    Member Scorecard Par 71

    Championship Scorecard Par 70

    Tee Yardage Rating Slope
    Championship 7,140 74.3 142
    Blue 6,960 74.1 140
    White 6,517 72.0 138
    Gold 5,952 69.5 131
    Silver 5,508 72.6 128
    Green 5,149 71.0 126
     
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    Hole 1

    Category Par Yards HCP
    Championship 4 434 9
    Blue 4 420 9
    White 4 400 9
    Gold 4 376 9
    Silver 4 373 9
    Green 4 306 9

    The opening hole is a very fair test with a tight driving area between bunkers on the left and rough on the right. Big trees on the right may block any errant drives, making the approach shot a difficult one to the green. Par is essential to get off to a good start as the first five holes prove to be very difficult.

  • Hole 2

    Category Par Yards HCP
    Championship 4 460 3
    Blue 4 458 1
    White 4 434 1
    Gold 4 399 1
    Silver 5 393 5
    Green 5 393 5

    Hole 2

    Hole #2 ranks among the top 500 holes by Golf Magazine and is rated by some publications as the best #2 hole in the United States. This par 4 is the #1 handicap hole at Scioto. The ideal drive is played to the left center of this turtle back fairway. The second shot is a mid to long iron to an elevated green and requires a long carry. Any ball hit beyond the green makes it difficult to get up and down in regulation. To keep his ball on top of the hill on his drive, Bobby Jones used a 4 wood off the tee in the 1926 U.S. Open.

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    Hole 3

    Category Par Yards HCP
    Championship 4 384 11
    Blue 4 380 11
    White 4 372 11
    Gold 4 329 11
    Silver 4 291 13
    Green 4 291 13

    Don't be fooled by this relatively short par 4. Strategy off the tee is to favor the left side of the fairway to open the approach shot to the green. The approach shot must be precise to a raised two-tiered green.

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    Hole 4

    Category Par Yards HCP
    Championship 2 200 15
    Blue 3 190 15
    White 3 180 15
    Gold 3 167 15
    Silver 3 162 17
    Green 3 96 17

    Perhaps the most difficult par 3. This hole is heavily bunkered and usually played into a prevailing wind. Tee shots to the right center normally roll off the surface of this firm green. Par is a good score. This is also where Gene Sarazen played his most memorable shot in tournament golf in the 1931 Ryder Cup. His tee shot ended up in the shelter house beyond the green, where he played from the concrete floor through the opening in the shelter to the green and won the hole and went on to win his match.

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    Hole 5

    Category Par Yards HCP
    Championship 4 452 5
    Blue 4 442 3
    White 4 430 3
    Gold 4 399 3
    Silver 4 360 7
    Green 4 358 7

    This beautiful driving hole begins with a valley sloped between two steep hills and is crossed by a creek. The key to this hole is the second shot that must be exact to the most severe green on the course. Missing the approach shot right, makes for a near impossible up and down. Par on this hole feels like a birdie.

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    Hole 6

    Category Par Yards HCP
    Championship 5 560 7
    Blue 5 556 7
    White 5 488 7
    Gold 5 454 7
    Silver 5 418 3
    Green 5 366 3

    This dogleg par 5 gives the average player a chance to recover from the difficult first 5 holes. The key to this is the tee shot which must favor the right side of the fairway to avoid being blocked out from the trees on the left. From this position the bi-level green may be reached with a fairway wood or long iron shot.

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    Hole 7

    Category Par Yards HCP
    Championship 4 378 13
    Blue 4 376 13
    White 4 347 13
    Gold 4 332 13
    Silver 4 265 15
    Green 4 265 15

    If you missed your birdie opportunity on the sixth hole, take advantage of this short par four. The tee shot sets up for a right to left ball flight. Short irons will be played in with a good drive but must carry the false front of the green. An approach shot to the center of the green will leave a twenty-foot putt to any location.

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    Hole 8

    Category Par Yards HCP
    Championship 4 502 1
    Blue 5 516 5
    White 5 494 5
    Gold 5 452 5
    Silver 5 421 1
    Green 5 420 1

    This is the most picturesque hole at Scioto. It has been remembered by players for many reasons, not all due to beauty. A relatively short par 5, drives to the left, over the trees, reveal a wide landing area short of the lake. From here, an iron to the green is possible, but the safe shot is to the peninsula. The green is completely surrounded by bunkers and water. Course management skills are put to the test for all players.

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    Hole 9

    Category Par Yards HCP
    Championsihp 3 162 17
    Blue 3 162 17
    White 3 145 17
    Gold 3 138 17
    Silver 3 134 11
    Green 3 118 11

    This par 3, with its deceptive green causes numerous opportunities for misjudged club selection due in part to pin placement or wind conditions. Better to be conservative than aggressive with the tee shot. A tee shot to the middle of the green is always a wise play. In the 1926 Open, Bobby Jones played this hole 4-over par.

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    Hole 10

    Category Par Yards HCP
    Championship 4 424 4
    Blue 4 407 4
    White 4 396 4
    Gold 4 375 4
    Silver 4 331 4
    Green 4 327 4

    Don't let this wide fairway fool you. A good drive to the left center of the fairway will avoid a downhill shot from the right rough. The second shot has a beautiful view looking down to a large green with water in front and to the left.

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    Hole 11

    Category Par Yards HCP
    Championship 4 362 12
    Blue 4 362 8
    White 4 352 8
    Gold 4 336 8
    Silver 4 303 12
    Green 4 302 12

    This is the shortest par 4 on the course, with a narrow driving area and a short iron to the green. The undulating green is elevated and well bunkered which makes getting up and down a real challenge.

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    Hole 12

    Category Par Yards HCP
    Championship 5 550 2
    Blue 5 546 2
    White 5 503 2
    Gold 5 480 2
    Silver 5 442 2
    Green 5 440 2

    The par 5 12th plays longer than the yardage indicates. It is definitely a three shot hole with only a few of the longer hitters being able to reach the green in two. The drive should be played to the left center of the fairway to avoid Lane Avenue and out of bounds on the right. Your second shot will be almost blind with a large hill and trees to the left.

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    Hole 13

    Category Par Yards HCP
    Championship 4 471 8
    Blue 4 446 16
    White 4 419 16
    Gold 4 335 16
    Silver 4 335 8
    Green 4 289 8

    This fine par 4 often plays into a prevailing wind. Bunkers right may come into play so it is best to play down the left center of the fairway. The second shot is to an undulating green. Birdies are rare due to the subtle breaks of the green. A par here is a good start to Scioto's finishing holes.

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    Hole 14

    Category Par Yards HCP
    Championship 3 250 14
    Blue 3 232 14
    White 3 192 14
    Gold 3 165 14
    Silver 3 126 18
    Green 3 120 18

    This is Scioto's longest par 3. The green is deeply bunkered on the right, with a steep hill breaking sharply away. Recovery is nearly impossible from that position. This hole demands accuracy with a long iron or fairway wood.

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    Hole 15

    Category Par Yards HCP
    Championship 4 447 16
    Blue 4 426 12
    White 4 389 12
    Gold 4 318 12
    Silver 4 315 10
    Green 4 294 10

    A fairway bunker on the right requires a drive to the left side of the fairway. The second shot from a well-placed drive to an elevated, heavily bunkered green may provide a birdie opportunity.

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    Hole 16

    Category Par Yards HCP
    Championship 4 426 10
    Blue 4 408 6
    White 4 393 6
    Gold 4 353 6
    Silver 4 327 6
    Green 4 325 6

    This challenging par 4 bends slightly to the right and is a difficult driving hole. Here, the second shot is critical, to a large elevated green across a valley and over a creek. The steep approach to the green prohibits balls landing and running onto the green. Two large bunkers on either side penalize errant shots left or right.

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    Hole 17

    Category Par Yards HCP
    Championship 3 202 18
    Blue 3 187 18
    White 3 159 18
    Gold 3 147 18
    Silver 3 118 16
    Green 3 66 16

    A beautiful par 3, this hole can be very demanding from any tee due to the long narrow green and the bunkers surrounding it. To avoid the pond on the left, the smart play is to the right center of the green regardless of the pin location. Although the hole is different today, this is where Jack Nicklaus made his first hole-in-one playing in the Junior Club Championship.

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    Hole 18

    Category Par Yards HCP
    Championship 4 476 6
    Blue 4 446 10
    White 4 424 10
    Gold 4 397 10
    Silver 5 394 14
    Green 5 373 14

    This strong finishing hole requires an accurate drive to avoid the trees left and bunkers right. The second shot to Scioto's largest green must avoid large bunkers left and right to give a player one last chance at par or better. This is where Bobby Jones birdied the then par 5, by reaching the green in two shots, to win the 1926 Open by one shot.