Public Places: Golf Courses
Set in a section of the Cleveland Metroparks, the course is a statement for the preservation of the hardwood. Many trees are an integral part of the course. It's crowded on the weekends, but worth the wait.
The natural beauty of the course is its signature. Greens are small and demand accurate iron play. It's a fine example of blending golf with natural scenic beauty.
Skyland is one of Medina County's oldest public-golf courses. The course is always in great shape. Amenities are abundant, and the clubhouse is unique.
It's arguably the toughest public course in the area.
It's a challenge for the beginner and high handicapper.
Walking is a challenge on the rolling hills. It has very few flat lies other than the tee boxes. A wonderful blend of terrain and golfing gives this course its acclaim.
It's the epitome of upscale public courses in the area and a perfect place to impress clients.
It's a demanding course for good iron play.
Breathtaking vistas enhance the experience. It's not a course for the faint of heart, because it demands an "A" game.
Recently overhauled to more actually represent a golf course. It has widened fairways, with bent grass, five sets of tees per hole, and an installed Kirby-marking system.
This is one of the best courses in the Akron area. Based in sand, it drains well and is a favorite in the spring. It's also a good blend of long- and short-iron approaches from a variety of lies.
With the recent addition of cart paths and a watering system, the amount of play has increased. Many leagues use this friendly layout. It's not challenging in its length, but the course is subtle in its green contours and speed.
It's a family-run operation that caters to the golfer's needs, and a breath of fresh air in the high-tech, megabucks, green-fees era of upscale golfing.
It's a great getaway from the city courses. The junior program is strong, and the course is one that juniors can play and appreciate.
The food is excellent, and the locker facilities are first-rate. The south course is challenging, with sloping fairways, elevated approach shots, and a long, uphill par-3. The tee boxes are manicured like greens.
It's always well groomed and in great shape. Even the flowers are trimmed to a standard length. It's an older course that is receptive to the shot-maker golfer.
It has challenging shot selections into hard greens and hosts several PGA events during the season.
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