BUILT FOR A PRESIDENT, A LEGACY FOR OUR COMMUNITY
Situated on 137 acres just south of the Marion City limits lies a community gem built in honor of Hometown President Warren G. Harding — the Marion Country Club. Newly elected U.S. President Harding played golf and might have at one time played the course, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2020.
It’s still making history today as a record number of rounds of golf were played in 2018 on the 18-hole, par 71 course, designed by then famous Willie Park Jr., a Scottish professional golfer who won The Open Championship twice and became one of the world’s best golf course architects. Park was inducted (posthumously) into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2013.
With its historical significance and challenging fairways and greens, the Club has hosted four U.S. Amateur Qualifiers, attracting high-level golfers from around the nation. In addition, Marion Country Club has been the site for 42 consecutive years of the Ohio Junior Girls Golf Association Championship. MCC also hosts the Pleasant and Marion Harding High Schools golf team practices and matches.
A further impact MCC has on the local community is by helping numerous non-profit organizations raise money by hosting charity fundraising events throughout the year. Most recently, the annual Whirlpool Golf Outing raised over $60,000 to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Marion and the United Way Kick off Celebrity Bartender event, helping multiple agencies in Marion County.