Golf

The Country Club of Columbus was established in 1909 by a number of local citizens who shared a fondness for golf. These founders wisely engaged the design services of Donald Ross, arguably golf’s foremost architect. Ross designed a spectacular course calling for long, accurate tee shots, accurate iron play, precise handling of the short game and consistent putting. The course features a 6515 yard par 71 layout. Its distinguishing feature is its small TifEagle greens, protected by many strategically placed bunkers.

Behind Every Champion - The Fred Haskins Legacy

Top Honors

The Haskins Award

From the seaside town of Liverpool to a quaint Donald Ross course in Georgia, Fred Haskins built a reputation for mentoring young golfers. Haskins was head professional at the Country Club of Columbus for 34 years, recommended for the position by the legendary Bobby Jones. His protégés learned the game in Saturday morning classes that cost a nickel. They went on to win more than 150 collegiate and amateur tournaments. Haskins, a master club-maker as well, died in 1981.

Since its formation in 1971, the Haskins Commission has been devoted to amateur golf and the presentation of the Haskins Award. This coveted trophy honors the year’s outstanding college golfer and the memory of Fred Haskins, an obscure club pro that spent his life nurturing and mentoring amateur golfers. The commission, based in Columbus, Ga., oversees the voting conducted among college golfers and coaches. Recipients of the Haskins Award have won 28 Majors and recorded more than 260 victories on the PGA and Champions tours.

The Annika Award

The ANNIKA Award is presented annually to the top female U.S. collegiate golfer; the winner voted on by players, coaches and members of the golf media. First awarded in 2014, the ANNIKA Award was created by the Fred Haskins Commission and we are honored to partner with the ANNIKA Foundation to present this award annually.

The Southeastern Amateur

The Southeastern Amateur was created in 1922 by the man who was recommended by, and later encouraged to entertain the offer by, Mr. Robert Tyre Jones (Bobby Jones) himself. That man of course is Mr. Fred Haskins.

Since that time, the Southeastern has been held in both Match-Play and Stroke-play formats, and many records  have been set along the way.

Back in that era, Mr. Haskins created the tournament then known as the Columbus Country Club Invitational. W.H. Dismuke Sr., a familiar player on the local links, won that inaugural event. The tournament was later renamed in 1938, controversial as it was at the time, to the Southeastern Amateur. Mr. Tommy Barnes was the first to have his name inscribed on the newly named trophy.

 

Centrally Located Championship Golf

A true family club, the membership participates in a wide range of golf activities designed by Head Professional Ryan Williams and his staff to promote interaction among all members. The tournament schedule is ongoing throughout the year and is specifically designed to provide both fun and competition for golfers of all ages and levels in all kinds of events. From the Member-Guest to weekly Couples Golf, honing your golf skills among family and friends is an enjoyable pastime for our golf membership. With strong attention to its junior golfers, the Club seeks to prepare your child for a lifetime of great golf by offering excellent summer camps for juniors of all ages and abilities.

 

Meet Our Pros

Ryan Williams, PGA

Head Golf Professional

 


Originally from Augusta, GA – Ryan went to Methodist College in Fayetteville, NC. After graduation he has worked as an Assistant Golf Professional at: Linville Ridge GC, Golden Ocala G & EC, Champions Retreat GC and Secession GC. When not running the day to day golf operations at the CCC, Ryan enjoys: spending time with family, college football, hunting and competing in Section Tournaments. Ryan is also a U.S. Kids Golf Certified Instruction and is the Vice-President of the Georgia PGA Central Chapter.

Nikki Sitter, PGA

Assistant Golf Professional


Originally from Phenix City, AL – Nikki played golf for Troy University and Columbus State University. After college she immediately went into the golf business and began her career with Fore Kids Columbus at Godwin Creek GC. Having been on the CCC staff for two years, Nikki’s primary responsibilities are: junior golf, instruction and tournament administration. Nikki is also a U.S. Kids Golf Certified Instructor and was named the 2017 Georgia PGA Central Chapter Assistant Professional of the Year.

Golf Shop Hours of Operation

Direct Phone Number: 706-322-6869
Shop Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday – Thursday 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Friday – Sunday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Driving Range
Monday Closed
Tuesday – Sunday 7:30 a.m. – 30 minutes before dark