Chardon Lakes Golf Course

4.2459000000 4.2 stars from 5 (122)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6775 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 73.5
  • Layout

  • 470 Chardon Ave, Chardon, Ohio 44024, Geauga County
  • (440) 285-4653
  • (440) 285-0791
  • www.chardonlakes.com
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Year built: 1931
Architect(s): Bert Way (1931)
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Winter Rye
Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/30

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6775 yards 73.5 136
Silver 71 6186 yards 70.4 129
Gold (W) 71 5578 yards 75.1 131
Gold 71 5578 yards 67.6 120
Blue 71 4875 yards 68.1 120

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 122 Reviews
5 stars:
46
4 stars:
64
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

116 out of 121 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers locals a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers narrow fairways undulating greens   Great for drinks  

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"Well Kept Course"


glp82160's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Chardon Lakes is a well kept course. The greens are in midseason shape already. The fairways are manicured for good play. Overall an excellent course to play in northeast Ohio!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Chardon Lakes Golf Course on 04/25/2017:

Wow! Thank you for this excellent review! We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and we hope to see you out here again soon!

"Always nice"


Payback129's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course always in good shape. Nice greens. Very fast. Club house nothing special. Staff friendly though.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Chardon Lakes Golf Course on 04/05/2017:

Thank you for your 5-star rating!


edmeyers's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course in great shape for early season"


LORIDAWN56's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

Staff was very friendly and course was in very good condition for early season


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Chardon Lakes Golf Course on 03/28/2017:

Thank you for your 4-star rating and kind words. Hope to see you out here again this season!

"very friendly staff"


u612452875's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape considering it is Feb. 22. We finished 18 in 3.5 hrs. even with cart path only rule in effect. Only drawback would be those darn geese! We need to get a boarder collie out there to chase them away.The club manager was very friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Chardon Lakes Golf Course on 03/02/2017:

Thank you for your review and 5-star rating. Nothing better than getting to play golf in Ohio in February! We hope to see you out here many more times this coming season.

"Chardon Lakes"


Dawgs111's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Didn't score well. Very challenging layout. I can understand why Nicklaus holds course record with a 67. Some of the pin positions were a little unfair taking into account slope of the greens. Conditioning was great. Fairway grass was little sparse, I.e. ball doesn't sit up in the fairway. Overall really nice golf course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Chardon Lakes Golf Course on 11/23/2016:

Thank you for your review and feedback. We hope to see you out here again soon!

"Challenging Course in great shape"


rosssalupo's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Played in late November.... course was in great shape. They cleared all the leaves and the greens were in good shape. The course offer a number of challenging holes.. tree line fairways, sloping uphill greens and hazards in strategic locations. Pace was pretty good. This is the type of course you have to pick your fairway target in order to score well.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Chardon Lakes Golf Course on 11/23/2016:

Thank you very much for the great 4-star review! We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and we look forward to your next round with us!

"Great layout; slow play"


denny333's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I love the course. The layout, condition and greens are all great. The price on golf now and the 70 degree November were ideal. My only issue is the pace of play. They had a guy that told us on 15 that he'd told groups ahead to speed up but that is too late.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Chardon Lakes Golf Course on 11/23/2016:

Thank you for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and feedback. We hope to see you out here again soon!

"One of the Best In Northeast Ohio"


u000002018339's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2016
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Chardon Lakes is one of my favorite courses in Northeast Ohio. The course is always in excellent condition. The layout is interesting and challenging, but not unfair to the average golfer. The holes are a reasonable length for average hitters, but the back tees offer a tougher round for long hitters. The greens are great - fast and enough break to make it interesting. The course has a nice variety of hole layouts, so you don't feel like you are playing the same hole 18 times.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Chardon Lakes Golf Course on 02/07/2017:

Excellent! Thank you for your great 5-star review! Hope to see you out here again soon.

"long time player at chardon"


donaldzito1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

started playing here in the 60's. the course has been excellently maintained throughout that entire period, and continues to add improvements each year, e.g., a new practice green is under construction. the greens are tricky - but very fair. they will hold a good approach shot. but they can be lightning fast downhill. it definite deserves to be in the top 5 public courses in northeastern ohio.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Chardon Lakes Golf Course on 02/07/2017:

Thank you for your great 5-star review, Donald! We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and kind words. We look forward to seeing you next season!

"wet"


jaserocky's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape. They had aerated the course and greens so things were a little rough but all in all pretty good.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/06/2016

Hi jaserocky,

Thank you for your review! Glad to hear that you enjoyed your round. Hopefully the next time we see you the course will be fully recovered from the aeration.


"Fun course that is in very good condition"


LORIDAWN56's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Staff was very friendly. The course greens were aerated and sanded but rolled true. The fairways and tee boxes in awesome condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/21/2016

Hi LORIDAWN56,

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to know you enjoyed the condition of our course. We look forward to having you back soon!

-Chardon Lakes Managment


"Chardon Lakes"


kzbiegien's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in great shape. Clubhouse food and beverage overpriced.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/12/2016

Hi Kzbiegien,

Thank you for your review and for playing at Chardon Lakes. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the conditions of the course. We look forward to having you back again!


"Nice Layout"


Donnierapp's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course is in very good condition. The greens are large but very challenging. Stop by Bass Lake Tavern after your round for a beverage and a bite to eat in a great outdoor patio setting.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/12/2016

Hi Donnierapp,

Thank you for choosing Chardon Lakes! It's great to hear that you enjoyed both the layout and conditions of the course. We hope to see you again soon!


"Never disappoints"


folex9's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I play this course a bunch. Bang for buck is great. The fairways, tees, and greens are generally perfect. The greens are as fast as they can keep them without making them unfair. They all tend to slope heavily from back to front, so stay below the hole. Bunkers are decent. The layout is tricky. The tips play much harder than the next set of tees, but most of the demand at Chardon Lakes is on the greens. The tee shots are at a premium too. There are a number of doglegs and the course requires accuracy off the tee. Well worth the price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/12/2016

Hi Folex9,

Thank you for your review! We are so happy to hear that you always enjoy your round at Chardon Lakes. We look forward to having you back again soon!


"Nice experience"


Randy3076163's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways and rough are in really good shape especially given the dry weather. The greens roll well as long as people fix divots. Sand traps need some upgrading so stay out of them and don't go long on these greens or you will find your score ballooning. Pace of play has been very good in morning and the staff has been cordial. After golf relax grab a beer and a hot dog and hang out on the balcony. Nice way to spend a day


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"great scenery"


BROUDY's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Played on 7/29/2016 ,course was in great shape no lack of watering here would recomend everyone should try once


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Love this track"


Eric6104276's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Chardon Lakes is a beautiful golf course. Everything was in great shape even with the lack of rain we have had. They def water because everything was in tiptop shape. Greens were excellent. I also took my 6yr old daughter to experience a course for her 1st time and what a place to take her. I've played here before and will be back soon to play again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Almost country club level"


Michael3671968's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A great test of your golf game. If you play easy courses be prepared to bring your game.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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