The 76th Southern Ohio PGA Section Championship is officially set for July 26-27, 2021 at Maketewah Country Club in Cincinnati, Ohio. Caleb Wittig, PGA will look to defend his title against what is sure to be a strong field.

The road to Austin…

In 1910, Barney Kroger and several other prominent Cincinnati businessmen formed the Hamilton County Golf Club. After selecting a dairy farm just north of the city as the location for this new club, Mr. Kroger brought in noted architect at the time Tom Bendelow (notable designs include East Lake, Oakland Hills, and Medinah) to create a championship golf course. In 1919, the famed architect, Donald Ross was brought in to completely renovate the original design. In 1922, the name of Hamilton County Golf Club was changed to Maketewah Country Club in reference to the Indian name for the “Land of the Mill Valley”.

Over its 111 years of existence, Maketewah has always had the reputation of being a great test of golf for golfers of all skill levels. A testament to this fact is that the golf course routing has remained intact from its original design with the lone exception being the addition of #2 and #3 (the original design had a short par 4 played from #7 green to #5 tee and then a par 3 from #5 tee to #8 tee). In addition to hosting numerous city, state and national championships, Maketewah has hosted the local US Open qualifier for the last 48 years. Maketewah Country Club last hosted the Southern Ohio PGA Queen City Classic in July of last year and the SOPGA Open in 2018.  

There will be 5 spots available for the 55th PGA Professional Championship scheduled for April 17-20, 2022 at the OMNI Barton Creek Resort & Spa (Foothills & Coore Crenshaw Courses) in Austin, Texas.  

Thank you to Dave Bahr, PGA for hosting the 76th Southern Ohio PGA Section Championship.