Muirfield Village

Muirfield Village
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Muirfield Village

  • Course Type

  • GOLF Top 100 World Rank (2023-24)

  • Year

  • Architect

    Jack Nicklaus/Desmond Muirhead
  • Par

  • Yardage


Course Overview

Conceived by Jack Nicklaus in 1966 to be his hometown equivalent of Bobby Jones’ Augusta National, this 1974 collaboration with Desmond Muirhead was an instant smash, both for its strategic design and flawless conditioning. Equally impressive was how Nicklaus seamlessly integrated spectator areas into the closing holes, using hillsides and amphitheater-style mounding to provide patrons with clear views of the action. Hard to imagine that the professionals now try to drive the sliver of green at 14, but that’s how much the game has changed — and yet the hole is still no easy par. That’s great architecture. Work over 2020 saw the unlikely happen: One of the best sets of par-5s on the list got even better. (Photo: Keyur Khamar/PGA Tour)

3 things to know

  • Hole everyone talks about

    No. 18, par-4, 484 yards: The uphill, dogleg right is a monster, and a good score is well-earned.
  • Best non-golf amenity

    The milkshakes. Period. Not much more to say, other than you should probably treat yourself to two. (We recommend the Buckeye flavor.)
  • Insider tip

    If you can’t get on, the Memorial Tournament, one of the bigger events on the PGA Tour, is played there annually.