Muskingum's athletic resources extend beyond the University and into the surrounding communities.
Built on 150 acres of hilly farmland near Zanesville, Ohio, EagleSticks Golf Club has rolling fairways, undulating greens and constant elevation changes. Numerous gorgeous waterfalls, and pristine woodlands of oak, maple, ash, locust, walnut and cherry trees add to its intrinsic beauty.
Dr. Michael Hurdzan, one of Ohio’s most renowned architects, created a design that includes plush, bentgrass fairways and greens, protected by a total of 90 sand bunkers. Multiple teeing areas and larger putting greens ensure that the course is playable for all.
Challenging and compact at 6,500 yards from the blues, EagleSticks is a course that clearly favors accuracy over power. With more than 100 feet of elevation change, most tee boxes are located on the highest ground, so you’ll be treated to panoramic views on most holes before hitting down to the fairways.
EagleSticks was honored in 1992 by Golf Digest as the nation’s second best new 18-hole daily fee golf course. In 1997, Golf Digest awarded EagleSticks the highest ranking among all public golf courses in Ohio.
Located minutes off interstate 70 in Zanesville, Ohio sits the areas first public golf course dating back to the 1940's. The Jaycees Golf Club lies amongst tall willows and a beautiful rolling terrain. Blue grass fairways and small bent grass greens continue to challenge golfers of all ages with any handicap. Accurate tee shots and pin point irons are a must on this short yet demanding masterpiece.
The 18-hole Wildfire Golf Club facility in New Concord, Ohio features 5,900 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 68.0 and it has a slope rating of 117. Wildfire opened in 1960.