Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club

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Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club
Club information
Location Benton Charter Township, Michigan United States
Established 1957
Type Private
Total holes 18
Website pointowoods.memberstatements.com

The Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club is a private golf club located in Benton Township, Berrien County, Michigan, United States, near Benton Harbor.

History[edit]

In 1954, local residents C.E. (Bud) Blake, Charles W. Gore, Richard Merrill, Malcolm Ross and Frederick S. Upton expressed interest in a new golf club in the Benton Harbor/St. Joseph area. When land owned by Donald H. Ross became available, the group contacted Robert Trent Jones to inquire whether he approved of the location as viable for a championship golf course; after inspection of the property, he was impressed and agreed to design the course. After the group secured funding, the project proceeded: Ground was broken in the Spring of 1957, and the course opened June 14, 1958.[1]

Point O'Woods Golf and Country Club is rated 96th among Golfweek Magazine's Top 100 Classic golf courses in the United State in the 2009 rankings.[2]

Tournaments[edit]

Point O'Woods was the host of the Western Amateur annually from 1971 to 2008.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The History of Point O Woods". Point O'Woods Golf & Country Club official site.
  2. ^ "2009 Golfweek's Best Classic Courses". Golfweek. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  3. ^ Brown, Jake (2008-07-30). "Power-packed field may be Point finale". South Bend Tribune. Retrieved 2009-05-05. 
  4. ^ Phillips, Darren (2009-08-04). "Column: Western Am loss puts early end to summer sports". The Herald-Palladium. Retrieved 2009-08-04. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°08′06″N 86°21′34″W / 42.13500°N 86.35944°W / 42.13500; -86.35944