A World Class Course, Built on Tradition and History.
The original nine holes of Alliance
Country Club was opened in 1911 on the site of the W.H.
Ramsey Farm. As reported in the Alliance Daily Review.
The members of the new socail organization enjoy the
initial reception and dance ... the building and grounds
are equipped in handsome style.
After the present clubhouse was
erected in 1925, the golf course was increased to eighteen
holes. Par was 71 and the course covered nearly 135
acres. Architect Calvin Black was hired for the conversion
of the old nine to an entirely new layout. In 1924,
Emet French of Youngstown, the 1924 PGA Champion, partnered
with L. Fordice the National Amateur Champion for a
match against club members H. Shannon and C.C. Sebring.
In 1929, Gene Sarazen and
John Ferrell played another exhibition match before
a gallery paying $1.00 each.
Perhaps the most famous event held
at Alliance Country Club was the Machine International
LPGA Tournament in 1959. Headlines on Saturday, July
18, 1959 were "Expect 10,000 at Golf Finale."
The tournament was won by Mickey Wright who defeated
such pros as Patty Berg, Marlene Hagge, Marilyn Smith
and a rookie by the name of Kathy Whitworth.
Alliance Country Club has been the host of the 1975
OGA Pre-Seniors Championship won by the legendary Rick
Jones with a two round total of 143. Columbus CC's Dan
Carmichael won the 1978 OGA Seniors at Alliance Country
Club with a two round total of 149.