Classic and caustic
The elegance of Youngstown Country Club quiets you.
Then you hit into hole concepts like No. 5 or many similar holes around the course, and you learn that the elegance masks YCC’s mean streak when it comes to golf scores.
And No. 5 captures that. A wide open tee warms you to the hole. Then each stage toward the hole seems to get tighter — the trees get bigger and close in, rolling fairway shots stop at a gulley, and 5 greenside bunkers grab any shot straying from a tight landing area.
And set up at 500 yards, it tempts most golfers to go for it in two — and that can be your downfall.