Muirfield Village: a hole-by-hole guide to the home course of Jack Nicklaus

The home golf course of The Memorial Tournament is one of the most recognizable PGA Tour venues.
The 18th green at Muirfield Village is well guarded. The course hosts the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide.

They call it "the house that Jack built."

Much like how Donald Ross tinkered with Pinehurst No. 2 all his life, The Golden Bear has continued to tweak and enhance his home course in the state where he was born, the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, near Columbus. Host of The Memorial since 1976, Muirfield Village has become one of the top stops on the PGA Tour. In advance of the 2020 tournament, he added three new back tees and bunkers in fairway landing zones on five holes as well.

Muirfield was the dream of Nicklaus dating back six decades. The land was acquired in 1966. Construction didn't start until 1972. The course, spread across 220 acres, including an 11-acre range, was dedicated on May 27, 1974, with a match between Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf. True to form, Nicklaus shot a course-record 66, which stood until 1979.

Since then, many a pro has gone lower, despite the course's ferocious rough and well-guarded greens. There have been so many memorable moments, many involving Tiger Woods, a five-time champion, including a three-peat from 1999-2001.

A Hole-by-Hole Tour of Muirfield Village Golf Club:

  1. Par 4 | 470 yards
    The first green might be the most welcoming at Muirfield Village, site of The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide.

  2. Par 4 | 455 yards
    A course scenic view of the second green at Muirfield Village during practice for the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide.

  3. Par 4 | 401 yards
    The third fairway at Muirfield Village doglegs left. Finding the fairway is critical during The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide.

  4. Par 3 | 200 yards
    The fourth hole at Muirfield Village, site of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide.

  5. Par 5 | 527 yards
    There are multiple tough hole locations on the fifth green at Muirfield Village, site of The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide.

  6. Par 4 | 477 yards
    Fans watch the action on the 6th hole at Muirfield Village during The 2011 Memorial.

  7. Par 5 | 563 yards
    Bunkers surroundf the seventh green at Muirfield Village during the 2017 Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide.

  8. Par 3 | 185 yards
    Bubba Watson tees off on the 8th hole at Muirfield Village during the final round of The 2014 Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide.

  9. Par 4 | 412 yards
    The ninth green at Muirfield Village, site of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide.

  10. Par 4 | 471 yards
    Jamie Lovemark tees off on the 10th hole at Muirfield Village during the third round of The 2017 Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide.

  11. Par 5 | 567 yards
    The 11th fairway at Muirfield Village snakes through the trees during The 2017 Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide.

  12. Par 3 | 184 yards
    The 12th hole at Muirfield Village, site of The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide.

  13. Par 4 | 455 yards
    The 13th green at Muirfield Village, site of The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide.

  14. Par 4 | 363 yards
    Even pros have a hard time hitting the 14th green at Muirfield Village during The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide.

  15. Par 5 | 529 yards
    An aerial view of the 15th green at Muirfield Village during The 2017 Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide.

  16. Par 3 | 201 yards
    A scenic view of the 16th green at Muirfield Village for The 2017 Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide.

  17. Par 4 | 478 yards
    Tiger Woods hits his third shot on the 17th hole at Muirfield Village during the second round of The 2015 Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide.

  18. Par 4 | 484 yards
    The final group of Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Cantlay and Kyle Stanley putt on the 18th green at Muirfield Village during the final round of the 2018 Memorial Tournament.
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Jason Scott Deegan has reviewed and photographed more than 1,000 courses and written about golf destinations in 20 countries for some of the industry's biggest publications. His work has been honored by the Golf Writer's Association of America and the Michigan Press Association. Follow him on Instagram at @jasondeegangolfpass and Twitter at @WorldGolfer.
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