GREYHAWK GOLF CLUB (440-355-4844)
Ohio Golf Course Review
The Grey Hawk Golf Club, designed by renowned golf course architects von Hagge, Smelek, and Baril is Northern Ohio's most most talked about championship layout and is conveniently located 20 minutes west of Cleveland Hopkins Airport on Route 301. Grey Hawk, an 18-hole par 72 championship course built to USGA specifications, is eminently playable yet intrinsically challenging.
Recently updated in 2016, course provides a golf experience that is quite diverse. The 7,079 yards feature manicured bent grass greens, tees, and fairways, five sets of tees for golfers of all skill levels, playable rough, and more than 70 grass and sand bunkers. Five of the holes are carved through the woods while the other thirteen play out in the open. Eleven lakes and a stream play both tactical and aesthetic roles in the design. The course features two island greens; one surrounded by sand, the other water.
Amenities include a 30,000-square-foot practice tee, 15,000-square-foot practice putting green, and a 6,700-square-foot clubhouse. The clubhouse features the golf shop, full-service restaurant and bar serving comfort food and a covered terrace overlooking the spectacular finishing hole.
The Nest Restaurant boasts some of the most breath-taking patio views around. With a patio that spans over 3,000 square-feet, there is certainly no shortage of space for entertaining. The dining facility is the perfect fit for your next wedding, class reunion, fundraiser and so much more. A full chef's kitchen is also ready to produce any dish or catering meal imaginable featuring a brand new electric smoker purchased in 2018.
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.