A 31-day contest taking place this year from May 1st – to 31st, challenging area golfers to play all three of our Toledo Municipal Golf Courses: Ottawa Park, Detwiler Park, and Collins Park.

Par-Take in the challenge

The sport of golf has both a rich history and current momentum in Toledo. our city's contribution to the game of golf is not only highlighted by our having hosted four U.S. Opens and six Major Championships, but also through the groundbreaking work of local golf visionaries S.P. Jermain and Arthur Hills.

Changing the Game of Golf

S.P. Jermain

S.P. Jermain is not only the father of golf in Toledo and the Midwest, but he is also credited with growing the game nationally and globally. In 1890s America, all golf courses were private; a hobby exclusively for the wealthy and elite. Then in 1899, as an effort to democratize golf, S.P. Jermain created Toledo’s Ottawa Park Golf Course, the oldest public course in the United States west of New York City. Jermain went on to organize the first group of women golfers in our city and develop courses around the country, including Collins Park Golf Course in Toledo. In addition, Jermain was also the author of the first versions of the rules of golf in the U.S. and is credited for the creation of the Ryder Cup, now one of the most popular sporting events in the world.

Toledo Native and Golf Legend

Arthur Hills

Growing up directly across the street from Ottawa Park Golf Course in Toledo, a 7-year-old Arthur Hills was able to play a round for 26 cents in 1937. Fast forward to 1972 and one of the first courses Arthur Hills created was Detwiler Park Golf Course, Toledo’s third municipal course. After over 50 years in the golf course architecture business and more than 200 courses designed, the name Arthur Hills has now become synonymous with the most beautiful, fun to play, and classic golf courses in the world.

Partake in the challenge

Visit a Golf Course

Visit Collins, Detwiler, or Ottawa Park to register for the challenge, receive a punch card from a staff member. To complete the challenge, participants must get your card punched at each golf course.

Play at Each Golf Course

Play one (1) round and rent a cart at each of the three (3) City of Toledo Municipal Golf Courses; Collins Park, Detwiler Park and Ottawa Park during the month of May.

Reserve a tee time

Receive the Glass City Muni Card

After participants have played all three municipal courses, they will receive a Glass City Muni Card, rewarding players with one free round* and cart, discounts on local golf throughout the year, opportunities for prize drawings, and other fun events at the golf courses during the month of May.

Disclaimer

  • Discounted rates on weekdays and weekend afternoons throughout the season.
  • Promotional pricing not valid for league and tournament play.
  • Cannot be combined with other coupons or discounts.
  • Card expires November 1, 2022.

*One free round: Golf cart not included, free rounds may not be redeemed on weekends before noon and cannot be combined with any other special offer or promotion.

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