Ohio State Golf Courses - Scarlet and Gray - Columbus, OH

The Scarlet Course at Ohio State University is generally regarded as one of the best and toughest collegiate courses in the Nation.  It was designed by Alister MacKenzie in 1931 but he would pass away in 1934 before ground was broken on the course.  Fortunately for golf fans, Perry Maxwell would follow through on MacKenzie's vision and the course would be completed in 1938.  In a 2006 renovation, Ohio's own, Jack Nicklaus would restore the bunkers and lengthen the course to 7,455 yards.  The complex also has a more beginner friendly Gray Course which was also designed by MacKenzie.

On a solo mission and with a stroke of luck, I would find an open spot on the Gray Course allowing me to finish 18 in under 2 hours.  My luck would continue as I would tee off on the Scarlet course just as a shotgun start was finishing up.  I would finish the full 36 in around 4 hours  just as the lightning horn would sound.  As I scurried to my car, rain would begin to pour down.  Perfect!!!

Highlight:  Needing a birdie on 18 to break 70 on the Gray Course, I would drive the green on the short par 4.

Lowlight: I would 3 putt the 18th green on the Gray Course to shoot 70.