An agreement has been reached for the historic Inverness Club to serve as the home course for The University of Toledo men’s and women’s golf programs for the next five years.Inverness, which became the home course for the Rockets last fall, has hosted the 1986 and 1993 PGA Championships; the 1920, 1931, 1957 and 1979 U.S. Opens; the 1973 U.S. Amateur; the 2003 and 2009 U.S. Senior Opens; and the 1944 and 2009 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships. The storied course also will host the 2019 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.
“We’re extremely fortunate to have the Inverness Club serve as the home course for both our programs,” UT Vice President and Athletic Director Mike O’Brien said. “Our student-athletes will benefit greatly from the chance to hone their games on this challenging course as well as at their short-game facility.”
Toledo Coaches Jamie Broce and Nicole Hollingsworth, for the men’s and women’s programs, respectively, echoed their appreciation of the opportunity to call Inverness home until 2020.
“This year marks a new beginning for our programs, and I’m excited to see what the future holds,” Broce said. “The golf course personnel, clubhouse staff, members and board are first-class and have always treated us with grace, and I want to thank them for making our goal of Inverness becoming our home a reality. Our players have already benefited greatly from practicing and playing at Inverness, and I believe it will boost our recruiting efforts as well.”
“We’re very appreciative of the five-year commitment the Inverness Club has made to our programs, and this will help take us to the next level,” Hollingsworth said. “I’ve already noticed a big improvement in our play, especially in the short game, since last fall. Having a chance to practice and play at a course with so much history can only help us get better, and we’re very thankful to be able to call Inverness our home.”
The Inverness Club was founded in 1903 and derives its name from the small village of Inverness in Scotland. The course was designed by Donald Ross and updated by Arthur Hills in 1997. Inverness is one of America’s great golf courses and is home to a very rich golf history. In 2010, Golf Digest ranked the Inverness Club the 40th-best course in the United States.