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Cleveland, Ohio Area Golf Courses

by Clint Hale

    With an assortment of lakes, coupled with the amenities of a metropolitan area, Cleveland is a nice place for a golf weekend. Cleveland and its surrounding suburbs feature a wide array of courses--both public and private--for golfers of all skill levels and budgets.

    Shaker Heights Country Club

    Located only 15 to 20 minutes from downtown Cleveland, this private club is ideal for members looking for a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown life. In addition to a sprawling par 72, 18-hole golf course, Shaker Heights features tennis courts and a pool, as well as a clubhouse, pro shop and restaurant. Non-members are allowed to play with a member if they pay the designated fee on a given day. Shaker Heights Country Club 3300 Courtland Blvd. Cleveland, OH 44122-2810 216-991-3660 shakerheightscc.org

    Mastick Woods Golf Course

    Mastick Woods Golf Course, less than 10 miles from downtown Cleveland, is a 9-hole, par 31 course that measures 1,900 yards and is ideal for juniors, novice golfers or those simply too pressed for time to play a full 18 holes. The course also features some water hazards, for those looking for a challenge. Mastick Woods Golf Course 19900 Puritas Ave. Cleveland, OH 44135-1096 216-267-5626 clemetparks.com

    Valleaire Golf Club

    Located about a 20-minute drive from downtown Cleveland, Valleaire Golf Club is a public, par 72 course that measures 6,400 yards. The course features four tee boxes on each hole, a bar, snack lounge and pavilions for gatherings. Golf leagues for all skill levels are also welcome. Valleaire Golf Club 6969 Boston Rd Hinckley, OH 44233-9402 440-237-9191 valleairegolf.com

    Creekwood Golf Course

    Fifteen miles from downtown Cleveland, Creekwood Golf Course is a par 72 layout that plays 6,117 yards. The course bills itself as a challenge, and warns of "challenging Par 5s," as well as "sand traps, creeks and other water hazards." The course also features some challenging, narrow, tree-lined fairways. Creekwood Golf Course 9691 Reed Rd. Columbia Station, OH 44028-9735 440-748-3188 creekwoodgolf.com

    Bunker Hill Golf Course

    Bunker Hill Golf Course, which measures 6,643 yards, was named the 2004 Ohio Golf Course of the Year. The course offers scramble tournaments and its special "Glow Golf" event, which starts at 9 p.m.--under the lights. Bunker Hill Golf Course 3060 Pearl Road Medina, OH 44256-9017 888-749-5827 bunkerhillgolf.com

    About the Author

    Clint Hale has worked for a number of media outlets since 2004, including the "San Antonio Express-News" (for whom he covered golf, football and general features) and various websites. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Texas.

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