Brookside Golf & Country Club and Scioto Country Club
Columbus, Ohio • qualifying: Jun 03, 2019
Year in and year out, the Columbus, Ohio, sectional is one of the strongest out of the 12 conducted as top professionals -- most fresh off from competing in the Memorial Tournament at nearby Muirfield Village -- and elite amateurs annually select this site. Because of the field size, two venues are utilized. This year, historic Scioto Country Club is pairing up with Brookside Golf & Country Club.
Designed by Donald Ross, Scioto Country Club opened in 1916. In 1926, Bob Jones won the U.S. Open at Scioto and Bruce Fleisher claimed the 1968 U.S. Amateur. Dale Douglass (1986) and Gene Sauers (2016) each claimed U.S. Senior Open titles at Scioto. The club also hosted the 1931 Ryder Cup Matches and the 1950 PGA Championship won by Chandler Harper. Scioto also is where 18-time major champion Jack Nicklaus honed his skills under the tutelage of Jack Grout.
Brookside Golf & Country Club was founded in 1927 and the 18-hole course was designed on 227 acres. The club hosted the 2012 Ohio Amateur and the 2018 Trans-Mississippi Amateur.