Donald Ross, George Fazio, Tom Fazio, Arthur Hills
Members and their guests
Donald Ross designed hundreds of courses in North America, but his in his book Golf Has Never Failed Me he only talks about seven of them, and one is Inverness in Toledo, Ohio. The great Scot's layout here is a classic that features some extremely difficult greens. Sequential refurbishments were carried out in the Seventies by George and Tom Fazio and then Arthur Hills, which altered somewhat Ross's original vision but were otherwise successful. Inverness boasts some amazing history, being the very first establishment to open its clubhouse to real pros, where now is on display one of the club's prize possessions, an old grandfather clock given by the pros who competed in the 1920 US Open here in thanks for the fine reception they received. More recent tournaments at Inverness include the US Senior Open in 2003 and 2011 and PGA Championships in 1986 and 1993.