WINDMILL LAKES GOLF CLUB (330-297-0440)
Ohio Golf Course Review
Windmill Lakes in Ravenna about 30 minutes southeast of Cleveland is a par 70, 6900 yard layout that is annually recognized as one of the top golf courses in Ohio. Rated 4 stars by Golf Digest Places to Play, this Edward Ault Sr design is the home course for Kent State Universities' men's and women's NCAA golf teams.
Characterized by large undulating greens and huge fairway and greenside sand bunkers, Windmill Lakes has been the site for numerous amateur and professional events including the USGA Public Links Sectional Qualifier. The practice facility is top notch, with a targeted grass range plus large putting/chipping green and short game area with sand bunker.
The clubhouse features "The Shoppe at Windmill Lakes" which is recognized as one of the most complete pro shops in the region. Customers will find brand name equipment, a full line of clothing plus accessories and licensed products at discounted prices. There also is a complete line of kid's golf equipment. First Chop Restaurant offers a complete dining experience throughout the year, with catering service also available.
Water hazards come into play on 8 holes - all of them on the perimeters with no forced carries. There are 47 soft sand bunkers situated greenside or near the landing zones on the fairways, which vary from wide open to tightly tree-lined. On course the Kirby marking system is in place on the fairways and cart paths (every 25 yards from 200-75) and 150 yard stakes are positioned on par fours and fives.
The golf carts are equipped with GPS that provides accurate measurements to the center of the green, and also have detailed yardage booklets and pin placement charts. Additional on-property amenities include locker rooms with showers for men and women, plus an outside pavilion and banquet space for 80 guests.
Five sets of tees provide options to suit the games of all levels of players. The tips play to 6936 yards with a slope of 128, while alternate tees measure in distance and slope 6503 yards/124 slope, 6132 yards/118 slope, 5765 yards/112 slope and 5368 yards with a user friendly slope of 115 for women hitting from the red tees. For more info, visit our page for the course, with direct link to their website by clicking here.