Seth Raynor, Tom Doak
Members and their guests
Seth Raynor, who was very active as an architect (though relatively uninterested in playing the game), created the original design at Camargo Club in Cincinnati in 1925, and the course for the most part retains his classic lines, though Tom Doak was brought in later to restore the bunkering. The fine clubhouse certainly preserves the vintage feel of the historic club. The course is easily one of the ten best in Ohio—though it never seems to garner the recognition it deserves from golfing authorities—with an enjoyable layout that accommodates less accomplished players. The course boasts an outstanding group of par 3s with such evocative names as Biarritz, Eden and Redan that is among the best anywhere in the US. Another outstanding feature at Camargo are the rectangular, concave greens that feature large putting areas. The club is so exclusive that even its website is inaccessible to non-members.