Jack KidwellRenowned golf architect Jack Kidwell did some of his best work here at Table Rock and during a visit back to the course in the 1980’s he recalled that the back 9 was one of his favorite designs. 

“Kidwell’s courses are defined by their nice, wide landing areas; sizeable hazards observable from the tee and gentle, flowing, sloping greens.”
– John Erardi, The Cincinnati Enquirer

We are honored to have such a legendary man behind the design of Table Rock. Jack Kidwell’s resume is nothing short of impressive:


  • Infantry officer in the Philippines
  • Class A PGA Member
  • Class A Superintendent
  • President of the American Society of Golf Course Architects in 1980
  • Mentor to one of today’s greatest architects, Michael Hurdzen

Jack Kidwell’s professional skills, personal philosophy, playing ability and numerous achievements spanned 60 years and touched countless lives in and around golf. He designed and renovated over 100 golf courses in the state of Ohio during a prolific 40-year architectural career.

His courses flow with the land, were built for the average golfer, and could be enjoyed at an affordable price. By making golf available to multitudes of golfers, Jack Kidwell helped make golf in Ohio a big business.

Learn more about Jack Kidwell.