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If you're heading to Cleveland in the spring or summer, pack your golf clubs. With more than 250 courses from which to choose, Northeast Ohio offers links for every budget and handicap.
In fact, the Greater Cleveland area is among the highest in the nation for number of holes per capita -- stiff competition that makes for high quality at affordable prices, according to Allen Freeman, publisher of the Northeast Ohio Golf website.
"We have the highest end private clubs that are on the Top 100 list of every golf magazine and we have tons of great public access courses that are really affordable," he said. "The golf courses we play here for $35-$40 would be $75-$80 in Chicago or New York."
Members-only spots include the prestigious Canterbury Golf Club, Kirtland Country Club, Brookside Country Club and Firestone Country Club, among others. Don't have a friend who can get you in? Don't worry -- there are plenty of options for average Joes and wannabe pros.
The Cleveland Metroparks alone offers eight courses throughout the region, from the beginner-friendly par 3 at Shawnee Hills, located in Bedford, to the challenging championship layout of Brecksville's Sleepy Hollow. For the shortest commute from Downtown, check out Washington Golf Course in Newburgh Heights, which offers a 9-hole course and accompanying driving range. If playing a game designed by notable course architects is on your Cleveland bucket list, don't miss Sleepy Hollow, designed by Stanley Thompson, and the Donald Ross-designed Manakiki, located in Willoughby Hills.
Outside of the Metroparks' offerings, particularly challenging courses include Streetsboro's Boulder Creek, with more than 100 feet of elevation changes, and Chardon Lakes, located in Chardon, with 43 sand traps and water in play on 11 of 18 holes. In other words, pack some extra balls.
Throughout Northeast Ohio, there's an abundance of hidden gems -- affordable courses that are well-designed and in great condition, according to Freeman -- including Fowler's Mill in Chesterland, Windmill Lakes in Ravenna, Chippewa Golf Club in Doylestown, Shale Creek in Medina, and Pine Hills in Hinckley.
No matter which course you choose, provisions will be close at hand, as the majority of courses have equipment shops and restaurants on site.
4 1/2 Stars by Golf Digest. Boulder Creek is a scenic course you have to see to believe. Check out their new restaurant The Lodge opening in June 2015. Event center seating up to 150 people, the...
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27-hole Pete Dye Masterpiece. A top public course in Ohio. Driving range, putting green, clubhouse and premium rental clubs available on location.
This course is located in Willoughby Hills, just 17 miles east of downtown and has been named Golfweek's #1 course you can play in Ohio. Play 9 or 18 at this scenic, award-winning golf course! Club...
One of "THE" places to play in Northern Ohio. Superbly conditioned. A must play!
Annually recognized as one of the top public courses in Ohio, Shale Creek Golf Club is just minutes west of I-71 in northern Medina County.The Granite Grille at Shale Creek provides one of the most...
Located in Bedford, there’s something for everyone with Par 3, 9-hole and 18-hole golf courses, a driving range and FootGolf. Club rentals available.
Play this scenic course – named one of Golfweek’s top five courses you can play in Ohio! Located in Brecksville this course is one of Ohio’s most beautiful and challenging. Play 9 or 18, or hit...
Just minutes from downtown in Newburgh Heights. This beautiful 9-hole course and driving range is perfect for a long lunch or after work! Club rentals available.
Situated on the outskirts of Akron, Firestone Country Club has the finest 54 holes of golf of any private club in the country. Create the ultimate golf experience with challenging courses and weekend...
Chippewa Golf Club is an 18 hole public golf facility located just 15 minutes south of Akron, Ohio in Doylestown. The Golf Course was designed and built by Harrison and Garbin in 1962 and features a...
Chardon Lakes Golf Course opened in 1931 with 9 original holes designed by Bert Way, who also designed Firestone North and Mayfield Country Club. In 1963 the “new” nine opened, designed by Don Tincher...
Situated in the rolling terrain of Cleveland's golf rich eastern suburbs, Canterbury Golf Club has carved out an unmatched history and tradition. And from the beginning, the goal of the Club was to...