Public Places: Golf Courses
The new renovations have improved the course to make it more attractive, playable, and even busier than before. It's reported to be the highest-volume course in the area.
A nice nine-hole course in the middle of Elyria, it shows many touches of a first-class facility. The clubhouse has food, beer, and an enclosed patio.
It's a course that is in good shape, with steep-sided greens.
It's a flat layout, with close fairways and challenging greens. Deer Track is a championship, 6,400-yard, par-71, park-style course, designed by Tony Dulio. Lush, narrow fairways and challenging, undulating greens present a formidable test of golf for all skill levels.
It's a long and challenging course, with undulating fast greens protected by sand traps.
Founded in 1905, the Elyria Country Club offers a William Flynn-designed, 18-hole golf course along the Black River. In addition, there are an excellent pool for the family, a fitness center, tennis courts, a driving range, banquet rooms, meeting facilities, and casual dining.
It's a flat course that's very challenging. The clubhouse has food, beer, liquor, dining room, and nightclub.
Emerald Woods is a challenging 45-hole golf course, with two 18-hole courses and a 9-hole executive course. The Pine Valley & St. Andrews course is a championship course with hilly and tight tree-lined fairways. You will also encounter water on all 18 holes. The undulating greens are guarded tightly with nice bunkers, which come into play on many of the holes. The Audrey & Heatherstone course has similar characteristics, but it's not as demanding. These two nines offer wider fairways and not as much water.
It's a tough course that offers excellent par-5s and long par-4s. Water comes into play on 13 holes. The greens present many opportunities for three-putts. Other amenities include lockers, showers, tennis, racquetball, and health club.
It's a long, flat, easy-to-walk course, with well-conditioned greens and rough, thick woods.
This is a challenging 6,985-yard, 18-hole layout, with tree-lined fairways and strategically placed water hazards. The large greens and manicured fairways are guarded by more than 60 sand traps. These subtle design features should bring out every club in your bag.
Lakewood Country Club offers you the only golf course in Ohio designed by one of the foremost designers of championship golf courses. A.W. Tillinghast (1874-1942) was one of the founders of the PGA of America and an early organizer and enthusiastic supporter of the USGA Green Section.
The club opened its first nine holes in the spring of 1999 and its last nine holes later that fall. It is semiprivate, which means it costs a bit more than most public courses.
It's a good course for the beginning golfer, because the walking is easy and it adds to the experience. It's not complicated, but it still requires skill to get the ball on the green.
It's a deceptively short course, because there are many chances for disaster along the way.
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.
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