History

Since 1916 the South Bend Country Club has been challenging golfers and entertaining families. The golf. The service. The cuisine. The facilities. The community. The fun. Those are all part of the rich tradition you will find here and all of it close to home,  about 15 minutes from Downtown South Bend. Because the South Bend Country Club is located next to Chain O’Lakes this the perfect setting for golfers or anyone who wants to relax and enjoy natural lakes, lush marshes, and graceful willow trees for golf and a variety of other events. Our 18-hole course was designed by Chicago based architect George O’Neil. Not only did Golf Digest rank it the 6th best private course in Indiana, but it is an annual U.S. open qualifying event and consistently provides golf enthusiasts with a unique experience.
Over the years we have hosted events such as the Indiana State Amateur, Indiana Senior Open, Women’s Western Amateur, and the Western Open. But we have also welcomed golfing greats Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, and Arnold Palmer; celebrities that include Bob Hope and Bing Crosby; and, of course, our members and their guests.

Archives

1920 Indiana State Open Champion Johnny Simpson
1935 Western Open Champion Johnny Revolta 74-70-73-73=290
1935 Western Open 3rd “Lord” Byron Nelson 75-72-74-75=296
1935 Western Open 6th Tommy “The Silver Scot”Armour 76-75-76-72=299
1935 Western Open 12th “Sir” Walter Hagen 79-74-74-75=302
1935 Western Open 40th Chick Evans 83-78-77-78=316
1936 Women’s Western Amateur Champion Dorothy Traung
1938 Western Amateur Champion Bob Babbish
1942 NCAA Co-Team Champions Stanford, LSU
1942 NCAA Individual Champion Frank “Sandy” Tatum
1951 Western Amateur Champion Frank Stranahan
1953 Indiana Open Champion Dale Morey
1962 Women’s Western Amateur Champion Carol Sorenson
1992 Women’s Western Amateur Champion Moira Dunn
1994 Indiana State Amateur Champion Jim Ousley
2012 Indiana PGA Senior Open Champion Bill Schumaker 62-72=134
2013 Indiana State Amateur Champion Adam Schenk 67-69-75-68=279

Event History