River/Maple at Fowler's Mill Golf Course

4.4059000000 4.4 stars from 5 (101)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6385 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 70.7
  • Layout

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  • 13095 Rockhaven Rd, Chesterland, Ohio 44026, Geauga County
  • (440) 729-7569
  • (440) 286-7595
  • www.fowlersmillgc.com
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Year built: 1971
Architect(s): Pete Dye (1971), Roy Dye (1971)
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Blue Grass
Golf Season: Year round

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

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

Average Rating 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 101 Reviews
5 stars:
58
4 stars:
31
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

96 out of 101 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 One to Play"


bnzman616's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

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

Reviewed on

For mid November the course was still in great shape. Didn't have to fight leaves, as long as you kept the ball in the fairway. The rate of play was very good. Overall a great day on a great golf course.


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 Fowlers Mill Golf Course on 11/21/2016:

Excellent! Glad to hear you enjoyed your round of golf with us. We hope to see you out here again soon before it gets too cold!

"Check if cart path only!!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Sunday after a couple of days of rain. Didn't call ahead to find out if cart path only. Normal 4 1/2 round turns into 6 1/2. Nothing could be done about the time. It just takes that long when busy. Course was in great shape even with the rain!! Great people and course!! Just call ahead if you have time restraints !!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Fowlers Mill Golf Course on 10/31/2016:

Thank you for your valuable feedback. We sincerely apologize for the slow pace of play. We hope that you don't have to experience cart path only conditions your next round with us. Like us on Facebook for the latest course news and specials! https://www.facebook.com/FowlersMillGC/

"Beat Watching The Browns"


u429422615's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the lake/river courses in record time(3hrs on Sunday). Fairways were in great shape and the greens were fast. Tee boxes were also in great condition. Truly one of the best values for the money in NE Ohio.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from FowlersMillMGT on 10/18/2016:

Hi u429422615,

Thank you for the great 5 star review! Nothing better than finishing a round in 3 hours. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience so much. We look forward to your next visit with us!

"Great Course, interesting layout."


ddawg17's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is one of those courses where you would have to play or drive up to the fairway to see where you need to hit on a couple holes. I got paired with a couples guys that gave me the lines otherwise I think I would have got myself in trouble a couple times. Really good par 4's, tough par 3's and fun par 5's. Course conditions were fantastic and once the greens would be healed from aeration I'm sure that the would be awesome to put on. Unfortunately this course gets a fair amount of play pace was 4:30 hours for a threesome on a Friday early afternoon. The only major negative is price of food at the turn $5 for a gatorade and a candy bar, that's $2 dollars more than most every course around home. As far as the course it is a must play it is challenging, but it doesn't beat you over the head like some of Dyes other layouts.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/27/2016

HI "ddawg17" Thank you so much for the excellent review. We are so glad you enjoyed your round today with us. Please come back and visit us again before the season is over.


"great course"


christella's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was great but unfortunately they had a large outing and we were playing behind, slow pace, 5.45 hours for 18 too long.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/21/2016

Hi christella,

Thank you for your review. We apologize for the slow pace of play but we are happy to know you enjoyed the course. We hope to have you back again soon!


"Great Course"


tothtime12's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging, diverse round of 18. Very well maintained course with a beautiful layout. Played on a Tuesday afternoon and got through the round in 4 hours. Will definitely be back.


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


Commented on 09/12/2016

Hi Tothtime12,

Thank you for choosing Fowler's Mill! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your round and we look forward to having you back!


"Great Track"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great track that will make you use every club in your bag. Some holes you can bomb away off the tee and others are all about ball placement and leaving yourself an approach shot on a dogleg. Several risk/reward shots throughout the course. The greens rolled extremely well and were very fair. We played the black tees making for some longer holes so it may be better for some to move up to the silver tees. Then there's the iconic 4th hole and attempting to carry the entire water to the green. It's a fun course to play with many challenges. No wonder Golf Magazine rated it one of the top 10 courses in Ohio


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


Commented on 09/12/2016

Hi Jerryhromada,

Thank you for your wonderful review! It's so great to hear that you enjoyed your round and the conditions of the course. We hope to see you again soon!


"Great course conditions, staff very friendly but pace of play horrible"


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 08/29/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape. Greens, fairways and tee boxes were very well maintained. Starter was very nice. Played as a single and there was a single and two-some behind me. Starter should have considered pairing us up as the pace was very slow. On every hole had to wait for the foursome to tee off and then hit 2nd shot before teeing off. 4.5 hours was way to long! On the bright side I found a lot of balls as I had plenty of time to shag balls on every hole.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/12/2016

Hi Loridawn56,

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the great conditions of the course. We hope to see you again soon!


"Must play in NE Ohio"


Scott118's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Pete Dye gem. Great layout and perfect course conditions. It sets a high standard for NE OH courses. Easily one of the top courses in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


Commented on 08/29/2016

Hi Scott118,

Thank you for your wonderful review and for considering Fowler's Mill a must play! We love having you here and hope to have you back again soon!


"Beautiful course"


Tkosleyiii's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was beautiful. But I will never go back on a Thursday after work. There was a league in front of us. They were terrible. It took us almost 3 hours to play 9 holes. Would come back and play but not on a Thursday.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/29/2016

Hi Tkosleyiii,

Thank you for choosing Fowler's Mill! We are happy that you enjoyed our beautiful course. We hope to have you back again soon.


"Great course"


schmij22's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time. Course was wet and cart path only but it had rained a ton before.


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


Commented on 08/29/2016

Hi Schmij22,

We are happy to hear that you had a great time here, at Fowler's Mill. We hope to see you again soon!


"Challenging"


roz65's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fowlers was in great condition and as challenging as ever, which made fo an enjoyable day.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/29/2016

Hi Roz65,

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the conditions and challenge of the course. We look forward to having you back!


"Mixed feelings"


u000007305220's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I must admit, having a Pete Dye designed course less than an hour from my house is a privilege. It's a great layout, and challenging.That being said, I have mixed feelings because I used to play this course regularly 20 or 30 years ago. After it was purchased by American Golf, rates almost doubled. It's been under corporate administration since then, and frankly I was underwhelmed. The fairways and greens were in good shape. We're in the middle of a 2 month drought, and despite that, the course was generally in good shape. But...

Around some of the greens, if you missed the putting surface, you could find yourself hitting off of more crabgrass than real turf. There were weeds, crabgrass, and nutsedge growing in the bunkers. Use some weed killer and do some weeding. For the price they charge, I expect more. For Pete's sake, it's a Dye course! Shame on you for not keeping it in the shape it deserves.

So, that's why I can only sort of recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/29/2016

Thank you for playing at Fowler's Mill! We are happy that you've enjoyed the layout and challenge of the course. We are disappointed to hear that some of the aspects you experienced were not up to par. Please email us at FowlersMillGCMGT@Outlook.com if you would like to further discuss. We look forward to hearing from you.


"Can't wait to go back!"


gfdimos's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played River/Maple. This course does not belong in NE Ohio but I'm glad that it is. It reminds me of something you would see in Myrtle Beach or on vacation. This is hands down the nicest and one of the most unique courses in the area. From the range to the greens, everything was top notch and in great shape! Of the three, 9 hole sections I think Maple is probably the least extravagant in terms of layout but still challenging and in as good of condition as the other other two tracks there. The staff was extremely professional and polite which is rare to find these days. Definitely worth every penny and I can't wait to go back!


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


Commented on 08/29/2016

Hi George2210432,

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear that everything about your experience with us was great. We can't wait to have you back!


"Fowlers Mill"


thomasj216's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great as always. course was in perfect conditions. greens were fast and true


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/29/2016

Hi Thomasj216,

Thank you for you review. We are happy to hear that you always have a great experience when playing at Fowler's Mill! We look forward to having you back!


"nice course - would play again"


Mciullo's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course was in great condition. challenging, and pretty. only issue was a slow group ahead of us, but the ranger was trying to keep them moving, so that is all you can really ask of a course. all together a great course that i would play again.


Pace of Play: Poor

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


Commented on 07/14/2016

Mciullo,

thank you for the review! we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the course and your day with us. we hope to see you again soon!

all the best,

Fowler's Mill GC Management


"Top 5"


jkja322's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I would say this course should be a top 5 Ohio public course. Excellent condition, beautiful, fast greens. Roughs were rough like they should be. Almost every place on the course is green hardly any brown, bare spots.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


Commented on 07/14/2016

jkja322,

we are thrilled that you think so highly of us! we value your opinion and appreciate the review. we look forward to your next round with us!!

best wishes,

Fowler's Mill GC Management


"A Majestic Gem in NE Ohio"


u000007519666's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What an amazing course! This course will challenge the entire realm of shot making skills and the beauty and scenery will take your breath away. Nestled among lakes, creeks and beautiful woodlands this course weaves and cuts it way through creating a wonderful track. Greens and fairways were in excellent condition. Can't wait to come back!


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


Commented on 07/14/2016

u000007519666,

we are blown away by your awesome review of us! we are honored by your feedback of the course and look forward to your next day of golfing with us!

sincerely,

Fowler's Mill GC Management


"Nice Course"


22todd's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

Four of us from Columbus played the first tee time (6:30) on a Saturday morning having never played Fowler's Mill before (we played Little Mountain later in the day). No one at the bag drop area to greet us at 6:00am. Girl behind the pro shop counter where we need to check in, just ignores us (we are the only people there) as she is not happy about something and counting pennies out of the register. After we finally get checked in, one of us asks about coffee - we are told there is none but they are working on it. We hit a few balls and practice putts and one of us goes to check on coffee just before we are to tee off - still no coffee. Course is very nice, very good conditions. Greens were not as fast as you would have expected or wanted, maybe they were not mowed. Coffee was available at the turn. Played in 4:15, but of course we teed off first and let a 2-some through on the 3rd hole. After the round we saw a few guys at the bag drop who chatted with us but did not offer to clean our clubs.

Fowler's Mill is ranked as a top 5 Public course in Ohio, which may be true, but, Longaberger is a distant #1. Our foursome would play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/14/2016

22todd,

thank you for playing with us and taking the time to send us your feedback. we are sorry to hear that your experience was anything but the best ever. we hope that you will come back to play with us again soon so that we can provide you with the best golfing experience!

sincerely,

Fowler's Mill GC Management


"Great course"


u959761467's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape, staff was excellent, weather could have been a little warmer but great day!


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


Commented on 07/14/2016

u959761467,

thank you for such the great review and for taking the time to send us your feedback of the course! we look forward to your next round with us!

best wishes,

Fowler's Mill GC Management



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