Designed by Donald Ross and opened in 1924, Monroe Golf Club represents a page right from the golden age of golf architecture. Virtually unchanged from the original design of Mr. Ross, the course has matured with majestic tree-lined fairways framing exceptionally fast and small greens that reward good iron play, and forbidding hazards that make recovery shots difficult.
Monroe's total length - (6,787 yards / Par 70 for championship play) - is not long by modern standards and yet it still features eight par-4s that measure more than 400 yards each. Built on a large patch of sandy loam, Monroe Golf Club has outstanding drainage, remaining playable even after the heaviest of rainstorms.
Every year during the middle of June Monroe Golf Club plays host to the top players in collegiate and amateur competition in the United States. The Monroe Invitational Championship is one of the oldest amateur tournaments in the country with competition since 1937. This prestigious tournament has featured a number of golf’s biggest names, including Tiger Woods, Jeff Sluman and Jim Furyk.