The Ohio State University Golf Club
The Ohio State University Golf Club boasts two challenging 18 hole courses, a practice range, two large practice putting greens, and one short game area for chipping, pitching and bunker shots. The Scarlet and Gray courses were designed by world renowned golf architect Dr. Alister MacKenzie in 1932 who also designed the world famous Augusta National and Cypress Point Golf Club. The Ohio State University Golf Club serves as the home facility for the Professional Golf Management Program.
The Scarlet Course, restored in 2006 by Jack Nicklaus, has played host to numerous PGA Tour events, NCAA Championships, U.S. Open Qualifiers, U.S. Amateur Qualifiers, AJGA Championships, and the U.S. Junior Championship. From the championship tees, the Scarlet Course stretches out to 7,455 yards of rolling terrain and contains a 9 1/2-acre lake and winding stream that creates challenging play on several holes. The large contoured greens are surrounded by strategically placed bunkers, adding to the difficulty of the course.
The Gray Course, although shorter and less demanding than the Scarlet, features a beautiful design and focuses on the shorter clubs in the bag. Its par 70 layout is ideal for preparing to take the PGA's Playing Ability Test, with its smaller and less contoured greens. Especially challenging are the course's five par three holes, which average over 170 yards, with greens well protected by several large, well-placed bunkers.
PGM Golf Simulator
A state-of-the-art PGA Tour aBoutGolf simulator is available to PGM students in Howlett Hall. The simulator allows students to particpate in tournaments, practice on over 40 famous golf courses from around the world, and analyze their swing with multi-angle cameras. PGM Students are able to access this designated lab by swiping their university identification card at the door.
Club Repair Laboratory
The Club Repair Laboratory is dedicated for use by PGM Students to repair and assemble golf clubs. The lab is outfitted with lie/loft machines, re-gripping stations, shaft frequency analyzer, swing weight scales, grinders, shaft cutters, assorted grips, shafts and heads, as well as many other necessary supplies.
Ken Youngman PGM Library
The Ken Youngman Library has unlimited access to PGM students for all their golf related reading material needs. The library is located in the PGM Office Suite and contains over 300 books and instructional videos. The books and videos cover a wide variety of topics including instruction, golf psychology, biographies, history of the game, major tournaments, and golf course design. The library is also equipped with a meeting table.