Join Us on August 6th

2018 Member Day at Oberlin Golf Club

As a special offer to all current Fairways Golf Members, you now have the opportunity to play Oberlin Golf Club on Monday, August 6th.

Oberlin Golf Club, founded in 1899, is one of the westside’s very best private clubs. One of the most scenic course layouts in all of Ohio, Oberlin Golf Club persists as one of the best golfing destinations available.

The course is a stern test for golfers of all ages and abilities, playing to 6691 yards from the championship tees with a Course Rating of 72.4 and a Slope of 131. There are 4 sets of tees for you to select from, and the course can be setup in many different configurations based on the type of play for the day. All aspects of the course are beautifully manicured, with an emphasis on playability and a pure golfing experience.

Thanks to the dedication of its members, the Oberlin Golf Club begins its second century not only as asset to the town of Oberlin, but to Northeast Ohio

Now, you have the chance to get out on the course and enjoy a fun-filled day as a Fairways Golf Member! Consider this just one more perk of being a Fairways Golf Member.

Whether you would like to play 9 or 18-holes, we have a spot open for you and your group to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity!

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us at (440) 748-8231.


Special Fairways Member Pricing:

•  18-holes with a Cart: $50 (a $110 value!)

•  9-holes with a Cart: $29


Tee times begin at 8:00 am and occur every 10 minutes. Tee times must be made online and cannot be reserved in-person or over the phone. To reserve your tee time, you can click here.

Also, the snack bar will be open for you and your group to use if you would like. Both cash and credit card will be accepted for any additional purchases you may want to make.

As Oberlin Golf Club does not have a liquor license, you are welcome to bring your own alcohol with you to the course. You will not be able to purchase any alcohol at Oberlin Golf Club.

*Fairways Members are permitted to bring guests with them on August 6th. It probably goes without saying, but If you are planning to bring a guest, please understand that your guest and their conduct is ultimately your responsibility. We have never had any issues with this in previous events, so we do not anticipate this being a problem this time around either.

Spots will sell out – Register sooner than later!

About Oberlin Golf Club

    Oberlin Golf Club is a Private Golf Course in beautiful Lorain County, not far West of the city of Cleveland, Ohio. The Oberlin Golf Association dates as far back as 1899, when Golf Course Architect Harold Paddock Sr. routed the original 9 Holes. Today, Oberlin Golf Club consists of 18 beautifully landscaped holes carved from the natural topography of the region, with a proud assemblage of members who are delighted to call the club their home.

    Oberlin has built a representation as Northeast Ohio’s home of pure golf. An established club built on the ideals of golf and competition without the frills of social trappings, the course and the details surrounding it take center stage at Oberlin Golf Club.

    Club History

    A Proud History


    The Oberlin Golf Association was officially formed on Oct. 2, 1899, following the election of officers. Henry W. Matlack, a professor of organ and harmony at Oberlin College, served as the association’s first president. Although the details surrounding the group’s early golf games are sketchy, documentation suggests that it was not long before tournaments and a handicap system were in place. A writer for the Oberlin News reported that for the sum of 25 cents, a good many players — women as well as men — played the “recently fitted up” golf links, which was the “pasture lot of William Evans on Morgan Street.” Faculty, students and townspeople had apparently worked together to lay out and shape a nine-hole course on the southwest edge of town.In November 1922, golf club members incorporated in order to form a nonprofit stockholding company. The general purpose of the newly formed Oberlin Golf Club Company was “to maintain a golf course to cultivate and advance the game of golf for recreation.” The incorporators, like the founders, were town and gown persons of moderate means. Using the proceeds from the sale of stock, OGC reconstructed and lengthened the original nine between 1922 and 1924. In 1927, the club purchased the 16.2-acre tract of land it had rented since 1899.

    Economic Prosperity


    The economic prosperity of the 1920s set the stage for improvements to the course the following decade. In 1930, as the golf club’s picturesque setting and challenging course became increasingly attractive to players throughout Northeast Ohio, a modest clubhouse was constructed. Bolstered by a favorable legal opinion allowing OGC to lease the adjacent 46 acres of land owned by Oberlin College — inherited in 1916 from Alcoa founder Charles M. Hall, who died in 1914 — members embarked upon a second reconstruction project. Led by chemistry professor Harry N. Holmes, who served as the lead architect, the original nine was significantly reconfigured in 1933 and 1934 and again from 1937 to 1939. The new configuration not only eliminated the dangers lurking on parallel fairways, but also created the nine holes — 3,310 yards — played today, that include several signature holes and a park like environment.The development of OGC is due, in part, to the club’s century-long relationship with Oberlin College. In addition to renting the college’s adjacent lands, the club drew important leadership and revenue from the institution during its early stages of development. On more than one occasion, the college saved OGC from dissolution. (OGC negotiated leases with the college in 1952, 1969, 1989 and 1997.) By the early 1960s, there was a noticeable decrease in club members holding a college affiliation or an Oberlin address. By 1969, the days of modest rental fees were gone and in their place was a business transaction with the college.

    Charting the Course


    The evolution of the Oberlin Golf Club course and facilities paralleled the growing popularity of golf in the United States. Following the construction of a new clubhouse in 1952, members sought to enlarge the course to 18 holes of golf on approximately 70 acres adjacent and just west of the original nine. The architect and designer was Harold Paddock Sr., the prolific golf course architect from Moreland Hills Golf Course. When a serious automobile accident on the Ohio Turnpike landed Paddock in a Fremont, Ohio, hospital for nine months, greens keeper Frank “Shubie” Kaszubinski and committee chairman Carl Breuning were called in to oversee the project. The 3,223-yard layout, which opened in 1961, largely retained Paddock’s golf hole design of carefully sited tee boxes, well-placed bunkers around greens tilting slightly toward the next tee and no unfair rolls on greens or fairways with doglegs.A new clubhouse (OGC’s third) was built in 1965. Overlooking the new nine holes, off Pyle-South Amherst Road, the clubhouse successfully tied together the two nine-hole layouts.

    Independence


    Following the completion of the clubhouse, for the first time in 60 years, OGC openly sought its independence from Oberlin College. Even though the club continues to lease the original nine holes from the college, it does so with few encumbrances. Although several members sought to expand the club’s social status by including more of a country club atmosphere in the 1960s, the membership overwhelmingly rejected this notion. Oberlin members continue to take pride in being just a golf club where the challenge of golf and competition remain paramount over the game’s social trappings.As the Oberlin Golf Club prepares for its second century, club leaders will work to ensure the same quality golf games that players have experienced for decades. In charting the club’s direction for its members, OGC’s board will proceed cautiously and incrementally.. Because the scenic Oberlin Golf Club is one of NOGA’s finest layouts, OGC persists as a relatively attractive bargain to a large cross-section of players in Lorain County and several adjacent counties as well. Thanks to the dedication of its members, the Oberlin Golf Club begins its second century not only as asset to the town of Oberlin, but to Northeast Ohio.

    Dress Code

    As we are all guests of Oberlin Golf Club on Monday, August 6th, it is important that each golfer playing that day adhere to the club’s dress code:

    • No denim should be worn (jeans, jean shorts, etc.)
    • A collared shirt is required at all times.
    • Bermuda  or khaki shorts should be worn. Khaki, slacks or golf pants are acceptable as well.
    • No metal spikes are permitted on the course.
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