4601 Dorr St Ste 1,
Toledo, Ohio 43615-4038
The voice of Inverness began as a mere whisper in the wee hours of the 20th Century. In 1903, several of Toledo’s leading citizens financed the original land purchase, constructed the first clubhouse, and built a nine-hole golf course which was eventually expanded to eighteen holes.
In the autumn of 1916, the Inverness Board of Directors hired famed Scottish golf course architect Donald Ross, to design a championship course in Toledo by the end of the year. His blueprints were on display in the Club’s grillroom and in two years course construction was completed.
Following the 1920 U.S. Open, the greens on 2, 13, 16 and 17 were raised and a number of holes were lengthened. In 1978, George and Tom Fazio further refined the architecture, creating new holes at 3, 5, 6, and 8.
Donald Ross’ signature is on close to four hundred courses in the United States, Canada, and Cuba. Though he designed hundreds of courses, he discussed only seven of them in his book, Golf Has Never Failed Me. Inverness is one of them.
In the fall of 1999, architect Arthur Hills again enhanced Inverness, lengthening the course to its current 7,255 yards. From its original construction in 1903 through its periodic refurbishing, Inverness has evolved and matured, becoming even more scenic, subtle, balanced, and demanding.
National tournaments held at Inverness Club through the years have helped write golf’s history book. Browsing through our website provides just a glimpse of all the excitement and pride that continues to be felt at Inverness Club today.