Muirfield Village Golf Club

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Muirfield Village Golf Club

Architect: Jack Nicklaus & Desmond Muirhead
Year: 1974

5750 Memorial Drive
Dublin, Ohio 43017
(614) 889-6740

Course Access: Private

driving range available
walking only - caddies available
on-site accommodations

President's Cup - 2013

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The Itinerant Golfer

Muirfield Village Golf Club

Columbus, Ohio is a surprisingly great golf town with four golf courses currently ranked on the Golf Digest Top 100 list. For a city in the middle of Ohio with a population of just under 2 million that’s pretty impressive. I suspect that a big part of the reason a town like this has such remarkable golf is because the greatest professional golfer to ever live, Jack Nicklaus, is a native son of Columbus. Interestingly, of the four Top 100 courses in Columbus, three of them were built AFTER Jack had won at least 6 of his 18 major championships. I guess its safe to say that Jack may have exposed Columbus to the golf bug and the good people of Columbus were receptive. Jack has had a special place in his heart for The Masters ever since (and probably before) he slipped into that first green jacket in 1963. In the ten years between 1963 and 1972 Jack won that tournament an utterly amazing four times (1963, 1965, 1966, 1972). He also put the champion's jacket on two more times between 1973 and 1986 (1975,1986) for a total of six wins at The Masters. It’s no wonder that he was enamored with the tournament that stands as Bobby Jones’ legacy.     Nicklaus was so smitten with Bobby’s tournament that he felt inclined to create a very special tournament of his own and went about setting the wheels in motion to make it a reality. If one wishes to… More >