GREYHAWK GOLF CLUB (440-355-4844)
Ohio Golf Course Review
Upon Opening in 2004, Greyhawk Golf Club was recognized by Golf Digest as one of the Top Ten best New Affordable golf courses in the country. Located in Lagrange - just southwest of Cleveland, this Van Hagge/Smelek/Baril design features a mix of tree lined (5 holes play into a wooded terrain) and open holes with ten lakes and a stream providing aesthetic beauty and challenge.
This public access facility winds through an upscale residential community with single family and estate homes still available for purchase. On property is an upscale, full service clubhouse with nicely stocked pro shop plus Nine Bistro restaurant & bar - open 11am - 9pm Sunday through Thursday and until 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. A professional culinary staff is ready to assist with outing, catering or special events, in the well appointed banquet room and terrace.
Practice facilities include a targeted grass range, short game area with sand bunker plus putting green. Individual, junior and group instruction is available in various lessons and packages from PGA Professional Todd Casabella. The clubhouse features a pro shop, locker rooms with showers for men and women, plus the Nine Bistro - open for lunch and dinner. There is an adjacent deck, and outing and event capacities can handle up to 200 people.
Five sets of tees play to distances and slopes measuring 7079 yards/137 slope, 6687 yards/132 slope, 6240 yards/126 slope for men and 137 for women, 5711 yards/119 slope for men and 128 for women and 5091 yards with a slope of 118 for ladies hitting from the forward tees. On course yardages are posted on cart paths at 100, 150 and 200 yards, and sprinkler heads are also measured to the center of the green. Color coded flags indicate the front, middle or back pin placements.
The scorecards are helpful, as each provides holes diagrams of all holes. Bunkering is a strong feature, as 74 traps of various shapes and sizes - some quite sprawling, are situated greenside or are located near the landing zones off the tee. Water comes into play in some shape or form on 14 holes. Most of these hazards are on the perimeter but there are some forced carries - of particular note the island green on the beautiful par three 11th.
Most of the holes have a links flavor over the rolling terrain - wide open with mounding and penal bunker, although some holes do play into the trees. This is a beautiful piece of property with fine conditioning - and is a highly recommended round of golf. For more info, visit our page for the course, with direct link to their website by clicking here.