The Denison Golf Club at Granville was designed in 1924 by legendary Scottish golf course architect Donald Ross. Ross designed the golf course for local railroad and coal magnate John Sutphin Jones to accompany the Granville Inn. In 1922, Jones entered into a development pact with the Village of Granville to build the Granville Inn and Golf Course. Jones then commissioned Ross to design and build the golf course, known as a virtuoso in golf course design, laid out over 500 golf courses during the early 1900s.
This course has long been noted as one of the best public courses in the Midwest. Donald Ross never hesitated to borrow from the features at any of the seaside links in his homeland of Scotland. Granville, with its 63 artfully placed sand bunkers and its elevated and rolling greens is no exception. Granville’s hilly, wooded terrain also provided an opportunity for Ross to articulate what was perhaps his greatest concept in design – never contrive a hazard when one can take advantage of an element nature has provided.
Long noted as one of the best public courses in the Midwest, the Denison Golf Club is impeccably maintained, and the Bistro is an ideal place to enjoy some hearty fare at your 19th hole.