Inverness

Hole

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

out

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

in

Yards

395

385

200

466

450

231

481

569

468

3645

363

378

172

516

480

468

409

470

354

3610

7255

Hndcp

11

9

15

3

5

17

1

7

13

8

12

18

10

2

4

16

6

14

Par

4

4

3

4

4

3

4

5

4

35

4

4

3

5

4

4

4

4

4

36

71

Inverness Club: This Toledo, Ohio Club was founded in 1903 and opened as a nine-hole layout designed by Bernard Nichols.  In 1919 Donald Ross was contracted to design 18 new holes and the resulting course hosted the U.S. Open the following year.  This marked the first time professional golfers were allowed to enter a club through the front door and use all the members facilities. Ted Ray won the event by cutting the dog leg on the 7th to birdie the hole 4 straight rounds.  The U.S. Open returned here in 1931 after modifications were made by A.W. Tillinghast and Billy Burke won the event in a playoff that went 36 holes.  For the 1957 U.S. Open the course was again modified and lengthened by Dick Wilson.  Again the Tournament was won in a play-off, this time by Dick Mayer over Cary Middlecoff.  Prior to the 1979 U.S. Open here George Fazio was hired to work on the course and he removed four holes and newly replaced them.  That year Hale Irwin won.  It was also the year that Lon Hinkle in practice rounds drove down the 17th fairway playing the 8th hole in order to shorten the distance to the green. Late in the night the U.S.G.A. planted a tall pine tree to block any players' intentions of playing down the 17th.  In 1986 the PGA Championship was held here and Bob Tway blasted out of the sand on the 18th hole to nudge out Greg Norman for the Championship.

Bruce Ditmyer has done a masterful re-creation of the course for Links 2003 and it can be downloaded free from Links Corner.


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