Coppertop Golf Club

Coppertop Golf Club is considered by many one of the best parkland designs in the Midwest. Tree lined fairways wreak havoc with wayward shots while making for a most beautiful setting. The layout has a variety of long and short holes that move both left and right.  Course management is ...

Valley of the Eagles Golf Club

Valley of the Eagles is the only public Jack Nicklaus design in Northern Ohio. Set on the shores of the Black River, this course is both tranquil and beautiful.  Majestic trees line most fairways and elevation changes can be found throughout. In typical Nicklaus fashion, the layout ...

Big Met Golf Course

Another Metroparks course you need to play is Big Met. This track, which dates to 1926, is estimated to have witnessed more than 6,000,000 rounds since it opened.  That’s a lot of golf and more than any other course in Ohio. Located in the Rocky River Valley, this course is in surprisingly ...

Fowler’s Mill Golf Course

Fowler’s Mill allows golfers the chance to get out of the city and into the country even though it’s only a short drive away. Designed by mastermind Pete Dye, Fowler’s Mill was called the “Best Public Course in the State of Ohio” by Golfweek in 2016 and 2017. The land on which the course sits is ...

Shawnee Hills Golf Course

During my research, it quickly became apparent that network of city-owned courses in Cleveland is among the best in the country.Another shining example is Shawnee Hills.The original 18-hole course was designed by Ben Zink in 1957. A classic parkland design, accuracy is key as the narrow fairways ...

Stonewater Golf Club

Stonewater Golf Club is one of the newer designs in the Cleveland area.  It opened in 1996. Even though this track is in the suburbs, you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of nature. Water accents the landscape in the form of wetlands, streams, and lakes.  While the water might ...

Pine Hills Golf Club

For more than 50 years, Pine Hills Golf Club has been considered one of the premier public facilities in the northeast part of the state. This classic design features woodlands, rolling hills, and narrow fairways. The greens are notably fast and undulating.  Stay below the hole and ...

Manakiki Golf Course

Manakiki Golf Course is another facility operate by Cleveland Metroparks.Located just 17 miles east of downtown, this Donald Ross design is full of character and charm.  Multiple doglegs, several hazards, and elevation changes are constantly asking you to execute different shots. The holes include ...

Sleepy Hollow Golf Course

Sleepy Hollow Golf Course is owned by the city and operated by the Metroparks Department. Voted “Ohio’s #2 Municipal Golf Course”, Sleepy Hollow offers splendid views of Cuyahoga River Valley.The course has roots that go all the way back to 1924.  It was designed by Royal Canadian Golf ...

Best Golf Courses in Sarasota Florida

As I continue to churn out these guides as quickly as I can, I keep getting requests to write yet another one about a specific location in Florida.  Having spent ample time in the Sunshine State, I thought I knew quite a bit about the golf.  Boy, was I wrong?I’ve spent some time in ...

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