Canterbury Golf Club

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Canterbury Golf Club
Club information
Location Beachwood, Ohio, United States
Established 1921
Type Private
Total holes 18
Tournaments hosted U.S. Open (1940, 1946)
PGA Championship (1973)
U.S. Senior Open (1996)
Senior PGA (2009)
U.S. Amateur (1964, 1979)
Website Canterbury Golf Club
Designed by Herbert Strong
Par 71 (championship tees)
Length 7,012 yards (6,412 m)[1]
Course rating 74.3[1]
Slope rating 139[1]

Canterbury Golf Club is a private golf and country club located in the Cleveland suburb of Beachwood, Ohio, US. The club is currently home to the DAP Championship, part of the Web.com Tour Finals.[2]

A member club of the USGA,[3] Canterbury has been recognized by Golf Digest as one of the top 100 courses in the United States.[4][5] The club has hosted the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship, as well as the U.S. Senior Open, the Senior PGA Championship, and the U.S. Amateur.[6]

History[edit]

Following its establishment on February 2, 1921,[6] by a contingent of Cleveland's University Club,[7][8] the club purchased a 146-acre (0.59 km2) site in a sparsely developed suburban area located approximately 10 miles (16 km) southeast of downtown Cleveland. The property lays primarily in Beachwood and, at its northernmost tip, in Shaker Heights. The site was chosen for its high elevation, rolling hills, brooks, and wooded areas.

Designed by architect Herbert Strong,[5][7] development of the course began in 1921. The first nine holes were opened on July 1, 1922. The second nine were completed shortly thereafter. The course was later enlarged and reconstructed, in 1928, by W. H. Way.

The club is named for Canterbury, Connecticut, the birthplace of Cleveland's founder, General Moses Cleaveland.[7] Female members were first admitted in 1923.

Yardage and ratings[edit]

Tees[1] Yardage Par Rating Slope
Championship 7012 71 74.3 139
Canterbury 6538 72 72.0 133
Mid-Forward 6224 72 70.8 129
Forward 5491 72 72.4 128

Notable facts[edit]

Major tournaments hosted[edit]

Canterbury has been the site of 13 major championships at the professional, senior professional, and amateur levels.[14] Modern day majors of the PGA Tour are highlighted.

Year Tournament Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Winner's
share ($)
1932 Western Open (a) Walter Hagen  United States 288 Even 1 stroke u
1937 Western Open Ralph Guldahl  United States 287 −1 Playoff (b) u
1940 U.S. Open Lawson Little  United States 287 −1 Playoff (c) 1,000
1946 U.S. Open Lloyd Mangrum  United States 284 −4 Playoff (d) 1,833
1964 U.S. Amateur William C. Campbell  United States 1 up n/a n/a n/a
1973 PGA Championship Jack Nicklaus  United States 277 −7 4 strokes 45,000
1979 U.S. Amateur Mark O'Meara  United States 8 & 7 n/a n/a n/a
1983 Senior Tournament Players Championship Miller Barber  United States 278 −10 1 stroke 40,000
1984 Senior Tournament Players Championship Arnold Palmer  United States 276 −12 3 strokes 36,000
1985 Senior Tournament Players Championship Arnold Palmer  United States 274 −14 11 strokes 36,000
1986 Senior Tournament Players Championship Chi-Chi Rodríguez  United States 206 −10 2 strokes 45,000
1996 U.S. Senior Open Dave Stockton  United States 277 −11 2 strokes 215,500
2009 Senior PGA Championship Michael Allen  United States 274 −6 2 strokes 360,000
  • a – Unofficial major.
  • b – Guldahl defeated Horton Smith in a playoff.
  • c – Little defeated Gene Sarazen by 3 strokes in an 18-hole playoff. Ed Oliver was also tied with Little and Sarazen at the end of regulation play, but was disqualified from the playoff for having started the fourth round early so as to avoid a coming storm.[15]
  • d – Mangrum remained tied with Byron Nelson and Vic Ghezzi after an 18-hole playoff, then defeated both by 1 stroke in a second 18-hole playoff.
  • u – Unknown.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Canterbury Golf Club: The Course". Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  2. ^ "Web.com Tour championship coming to Canterbury, affiliated with LeBron James charity". cleveland.com. Retrieved 2015-12-07. 
  3. ^ "USGA.org: USGA Member Club Details". Retrieved 2012-07-22. 
  4. ^ "PGA.com: Canterbury Golf Club". Retrieved 2012-07-21. 
  5. ^ a b "America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses 07/08" (PDF). Golf Digest. May 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-08-12. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  6. ^ a b c "Canterbury Golf Club: The History". Retrieved 2012-07-21. 
  7. ^ a b c "Encyclopedia of Cleveland History: Canterbury Golf Club". Ech.case.edu. 1997-07-15. Retrieved 2012-07-21. 
  8. ^ "Encyclopedia of Cleveland History: University Club". Ech.case.edu. 1997-07-15. Retrieved 2012-07-21. 
  9. ^ "PGA Media Guide, 1973". Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  10. ^ "Cleveland.com: Mike Kiely maintains old-school approach - Got stories about the stars". Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  11. ^ "70th Senior PGA Championship Blog, May 21, 2009". Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  12. ^ "PGA.com: News (2009)". Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  13. ^ "U.S. Senior Open Media Guide (2012): Records" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  14. ^ "Canterbury Golf Club: The History, Tournaments and Championships". Retrieved 2012-07-21. 
  15. ^ "USOpen.com: History - 1940". Retrieved 2012-07-25. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°28′11″N 81°31′22″W / 41.46972°N 81.52278°W / 41.46972; -81.52278