River/Maple at Fowler's Mill Golf Course

4.5895941176 4.6 stars from 5 (130)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6385 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 70.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire must be worn at all times.All players are required to wear collared shirts at all times.Slacks, shorts or skirts must be hemmed and in good condition.Tank tops, swimwear, cutoffs, gym shorts are not acceptable.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 71 6385 yards 70.7 125
Black 71 6226 yards 69.5 122
Silver 71 5623 yards 0.0 0
Red (W) 71 5597 yards 73.0 123

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 130 Reviews
5 stars:
81
4 stars:
36
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

124 out of 130 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views entertaining clients   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks  

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"Great course"


u1871795545's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very impressed with how the course was and very affordable great staff will definitely be back more often


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good course but slooowwww"


u000007732910's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in great shape!! Greens rolling phenomenal for a public course. Only down side was the only ranger we saw never tried to speed anyone along. Just came over to tell us to fix our divots. 6 hour round and he was worried about divots. Which by the way we were fixing and pouring the sand mixture into the holes. Definitively treated us differently because we came thru GolfNow.

Great course if you have time. This was a Friday early afternoon and should have played faster.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000007172021's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Not for the weak of heart"


chiz0r's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course demands accuracy. The greens were a bit slower than they have been in the past..which was actually nice since approaches were fairly easy to stick.. But if you're off target, you will pay dearly. Definitely in my top 3 northeast Ohio. A must play track.


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



u000005074902's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Fowlers Mill Golf Course on 08/11/2017:

Thank you very much! Come see us again soon.

"Fowlers baby!"


u5357388's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love Fowlers but didn't like the pace of play for an early morning tee time during the week. Too slow for a week day and there was no ranger or water available throughout the entire day.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Fowlers Mill Golf Course on 08/14/2017:

Thank you for your 4-star rating and feedback. We apologize if the pace of play was slower than normal during your round. We hope you'll give us another chance in the near future.

"Great course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fowlers Mill remains one of the best public courses in northeast Ohio where there are plenty of good courses to choose from. The layout is challenging with lots of trees, elevation changes, plenty of strategic sand traps and water. The course has tees to challenge every level of golfer and give each level of golfer a chance to enjoy the course. The course was in excellent shape. The greens are fast, but not slippery fast, and true. Played mid-week and the pace of play was not great - it took 4 1/4 hours for our threesome to complete the round.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Fowlers Mill Golf Course on 08/08/2017:

Thank you for choosing Fowlers Mill Golf Course, David! We appreciate that you consider us to be one of the best public courses in Northeast Ohio. We apologize if the pace of play was slower than normal during your round but we hope you'll join us again soon.


tptomasello0058's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Fowlers Mill Golf Course on 07/27/2017:

Thanks for the 5-star rating! Hope to see you out here again soon.

"5 Hour Round!"


u000004478657's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I've played the course a few times before when in the area to visit in-laws. Course has a diverse layout and the greens are smooth with a consistent roll. Unfortunately, the round played in just over 5 hours! We saw the beverage cart about 10 times during the round but NEVER saw a pace ranger. I will play again, but will prepare for a long day.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Fowlers Mill Golf Course on 07/24/2017:

Thank you for taking the time to write this review and share your kind words about our golf course. We apologize if the pace of play during your round was slower than normal. We hope you'll give us another try soon!

"Top 10 Course in NEO, Pete Dye"


OhioKip's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Ohio Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

I have played here many times, Fowler's Mill is a fantastic course. Easily one of the top ten public courses in NEO. It is challenging course, that plays longer than the scorecard. The front seems to be the tougher of the two nines, holes 4 and 6 specifically are a challenge. This course can beat up on level of player, but is still a beautiful and fun course.

I got out on Saturday morning at 7am after it rained about an inch, from 5-6. Conditions were wet and soft considering, but great considering. Because of the rain delay and an event in the middle of the day, they allowed groups to go off both sides. Staff is always super friendly and helpful. Do your self a favor and get a yardage book for a dollar in the pro shop before you tee off, will help you navigate the many holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



Response from Fowlers Mill Golf Course on 07/18/2017:

We appreciate your great review and kind words! Thank you for sharing some photos from your round as well. Hope to see you again soon!

"Beautiful And challenging"


janesi44023's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A course you will come back for!

Sometimes can get crowded and no marshalls to move play. But generally it's a wonderful track with a nice clubhouse


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Fowlers Mill Golf Course on 08/09/2017:

Thank you for the 5 stars! We glad to hear that you enjoy playing our challenging and beautiful golf course. Book another tee time with us again soon.

"Fowler Sustains Golfers and the Environment"


grwprojects's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Some years ago I walked this popular and busy course on a rainy, windy day during my son's golf tournament . My visit there in June was vastly different weather wise as the air was still, the sun bright, and the humidity high. But the course was just as popular as the last time I had seen Fowler. This beautiful and challenging course was a delight in spite of the pace and the heat. For those who appreciate such things, the course is ranked for being environmentally friendly and sustainable. Promoting the growth of native plants along the course to reduce the amount of turfgrass maintenance and watering needs is one of the characteristic features of sustainable courses such as Fowler's Mill. Kudos to the course for efforts to practice better environmental stewardship for the welfare of the employees, golfers, and wildlife.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course




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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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 Fowlers Mill Golf Course on 07/30/2017:

Thank you for your 5-star rating! Come see us again soon.

"One of Ohio's Best Public Courses"


branedamag's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Played in reverse order, River, then Lakes. Tough pin placements everywhere. I thought the rough on the Lakes 9 was significantly longer and thicker. The starter confirmed that this was usually the case. I also thought, in general, that the Lakes 9 was more difficult. It all played like a typical Pete Dye course: Smooth, subtle greens and clear strategy, but shots that must be made. I played on a rather empty Tuesday so I got around quickly. I 'd love to play this again, now that I've had a look at it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Fowlers Mill Golf Course on 06/20/2017:

Thank you for your review and for sharing some great insights for any future golfers. We hope to see you out here again soon!

"Great layout, bring insect repellent"


Jacob6471721's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played as a foursome in 90 degree weather at 1 pm, so the course was not too busy. Prior visits here played the black tees, and this time we were playing green and cutting off yardage on each hole. As an average driver of the ball, I still prefer the black tees due to having some more choices on some holes, but I also did not have to use hybrid clubs almost the entire round. Be aware of the choices and distances with the split fairway holes, it seems the ball just seems to naturally want to work towards the hazard in the middle.

The only issue with the visit was the amount of deer flies or horse flies, which were all throughout the course. It was my fault for forgetting to bring insect repellent, but with the surrounding wetlands, lakes, rivers, and wooded areas, it would be a good item for the pro shop to have available to buy.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Fowlers Mill Golf Course on 06/21/2017:

Thank you for choosing to play Fowler's Mill Golf Course, again! We appreciate your feedback about having bug spray for sale in the pro shop. Overall though it sounds like you had a great time and we look forward to seeing you out here again soon.

"Greens were great."


bigdog53's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The whole course played great, traps, fairways were in great conditions. Must play again this summer. The back tees was fun and I did putt for a number of birdies. speed of the greens were very true.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Fowlers Mill Golf Course on 06/07/2017:

Thank you for your kind words! We're glad you enjoyed your experience. Hopefully you made all those birdie putts!

"Great course!"


u684361715's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the course while it was raining. Course did not hold water and played great! Amazing fairways and greens! Will be returning soon!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Fowler's Mill Golf Course on 06/06/2017:

Awesome! Glad you had a great time even with the rain. We look forward to seeing you out here again soon.

"best public course around"


hschulte7234's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

If had to play one course all the time, it would be Fowler's Mill. The only down side is it doesn't drain very well and you have to call and find out if it's cart path only!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Fowler's Mill Golf Course on 06/05/2017:

Thank you very much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoy playing at Fowler's Mill that much. We hope you'll continue to join us for many more rounds to come!

"Great value for Memorial Day"


jtpawlowski's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The green fess were very reasonable for a holiday weekend.

Big storms moved through the day before we played and there was plenty of standing water in the low areas on some holes. The course drained well, and the staff did a great job of working with what Mother Nature had delivered.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Fowlers Mill Golf Course on 06/07/2017:

Thank you for your review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your round and we appreciate you being understanding in regards to the amount of rain we got the day before. Join us for another round soon.

"Fun and Challenging"


33dean's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A Pete Dye gem to play. It had rained for 2 days prior but the course and especially the greens held up nicely.


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 Fowler's Mill Golf Course on 06/08/2017:

Thanks for your review and 5-star overall rating! Come see us again soon.


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