Chippewa Golf Club

4.3235000000 4.3 stars from 5 (136)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6756 yards
  • Slope: 122
  • Rating: 71.8
  • Layout

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  • 12147 Shank Rd, Doylestown, Ohio 44230, Wayne County
  • (330) 658-6126
  • (330) 658-3127
  • www.chippewagolfclub.com
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Year built: 1962
Architect(s): James Harrison (1962), Ferdinand Garbin (1962)
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: 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
Blue 71 6756 yards 71.8 122
White 71 6101 yards 68.9 117
Red 71 4974 yards 67.7 114

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 136 Reviews
5 stars:
72
4 stars:
43
3 stars:
16
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

126 out of 135 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers locals seniors   Challenges include elevation changes undulating greens water hazards   Great for drinks watching the game  

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"One of the best public courses in Akron area."


Zhibin8328138's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is a great golf course, you would enjoy it whether you play blue or white tee. It is fun to play the evil triangle , 14, 15, and 16th hole. The price is right too!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Pace of play"


golfing38's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played front nine in 1;30 mins but when we made the turn they put a group in front of the group in front of us took 2:30 mins to play the back made the round awful had to wait on every shot played here a few times never had this happen before


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Chippewa Golf Club on 11/21/2016:

Hi golfing38,
Thank you for your review! We are so happy to know you enjoyed your round. We apologize for the slow pace of play. We understand how frustrating that can be. We will work to improve in this area and we hope to see you back again soon!

"Love this course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape for a Fall round. The greens were very fast and true. The pace of play was a little slow, but still a very enjoyable day. If you have never played this course, you need too!


Pace of Play: Average

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


"A1 course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course. Great layout. Fast greens. People were friendly. Can't wait to go back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Some hype; some shots"


DocDivot's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

The course comes with a reputation hyping the backside's Devil's Triangle. Those holes take some good shotmaking and thought. The overall layout is fine, but there are better in the area. One issue that is problematic is that the greens do not hold well even when hitting shots from the fairway. The course's defense are the greens that run fast, but could be a bit more consistent. Brecksville's Sleepy Hollow has speedy greens, but the layout is much better.

Chippewa is worth a visit. After playing the track, it might be worth a return trip or other area courses might be more tempting. The course on the plus side is well maintained.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/10/2016

Thank you for your feedback. We are always looking to improve course conditions and take your comments very seriously. Look forward to having you back soon and making up for this experience.


"Great Course"


Dave5552790's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You must put this course on your list of places to play. The course is in fantastic shape and was a pleasure to play. The layout is a good challenge for any golfer. The greens are in better shape than any course I've played this year, including Country Clubs. Don't miss out on this wonderful track. Enjoy!!!!


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Closer than you think"


KOOPER7777's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

I hesitated to drive to Chippewa golf course because it was located in Doylestown. I finally mapped it and realized it was only 25 minutes from Cleveland. So glad I did. Course is in great shape. Employees were very welcoming. Played 18 with a friend in 2 1/2 hours. Will definitely return.


Player Tip: Check a map before you go. GPS took me in a big circle and added time to the drive.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best Greens in the Area - Country Club roll"


Justin7626222's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

If you want an nice public course that gives you plenty of challenge, Chippewa is a good bet. The condition of the greens and fairways on this course are always excellent.

Greens roll true with a lot of undulation and they're fast. So fast at times you can miss the hole (putting) and end up well off the green. We played from the tips which makes this course more challenging. There are some holes you have to have a 230 yard carry from the blues.

Brad, the superintendent has been taking care of this course for many years and does an excellent job. So sorry about Don (the course pro that passed away recently). Don is missed by many.

You might say some of these greens are tricked up but with country club conditions and 9+ on the stimp, this course is a local favorite that gets a lot of play.

If you like food, try their Chippewa Wings - Best wings around, trust me!

Golf Chippewa, I'm sure you will not be disappointed. They have driving range too.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Golf Day"


MindFields's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Chippewa Golf Club allowed my Son-in-Law and I to play 18 holes of golf without being paired up with another couple. This was fabulous because I am just learning the game of golf and my handicap is in the high twenties. This gives me the opportunity to play at my own speed and capabilities without being pressured by other players as well as not aggravating and or discourage other players that would have been paired with us. The golf course was beautiful and challenging. Watch out for the Bermuda Triangle (Holes 14, 15, & 16). My son-in-law loves those holes for the extreme challenge of the game. For me – I enjoyed watching him play those three holes with only one over for all three. A majority of the greens have contour to them as well as being fast, so getting your ball to the green still leaves you a challenge to get your ball into the hole and make your par. ;o) I look forward to playing my next round of golf at Chippewa Golf Club!


Player Tip: Watch out for the Bermuda Triangle (Holes 14, 15, & 16). Very beautiful but extremely challenging!

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Always Excellent"


jazzyt5r's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
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

Reviewed on

Course as always was in excellent condition. Staff was very friendly. Starter even sent us out before the group in front of us since we ere ready and they were still trying to get checked in. Regardless of your drive, this course is worth the trip.


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


"Course was in great shape"


Gary2366372's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape. The fairways were nice the greens were excellent and the weather was beautiful!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course - great value"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is fast becoming my wife's and mine favorite course. The 3 challenging holes

(14-15-16 ) are very demanding, but the course is in fantastic condition and a pleasure to play.


Pace of Play: Average

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


"A return visit is in my future"


jmc1958's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Cleveland Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Starter was super friendly. For the most part the course is in front of you. Double line irrigation means the rough was also quite lush for this time of the year. Well water means they are always watering, as I saw them syringing greens throughout the day. The greens appeared thin but held approach shots and rolled very smoothly. Bunkers were well raked and manicured. We had to wait on nearly every shot but finished in under 4 hours. I really wish that I had not waited so long to play Chippewa GC


Player Tip: Finding the correct line off the tee on numbers 13, 14, and 16 is a bit challenging.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"THIS IS A MUST PLAY"


mtjaskiewicz's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

this course is absolutely phenomenal!!! this was my first time playing and I fell in love! excellent conditions, layout, and maintenance. It is essential to gain your strokes before the "Bermuda Triangle!" The 14, 15, and 16th holes will chew you up and spit you out!! playing these three holes in 3 over par is more than acceptable. If you are within two hours of this course, you need to male a point to play here!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice, but nothing special"


D2Golfsnob's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Well maintained, but overall a boring course. Not much character except for a few holes.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Stunning course"


Titleistguy86's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This course blew me away. I was stunned at the condition to be honest. The tee boxes were properly mowed! The fairways were lush, and the greens were perfect. The course layout is really great. Nice elevation changes with rolling hills make you rethink shots to hit and really gives the course a nice challenge. My only gripe is that we played behind an outing which made the round close to 6 hours. Granted, that was no ones fault other than the outing for slow play. I would recommend Chippewa to anyone just for the course conditions.


Player Tip: Elevation changes will make you second guess club selection.

Pace of Play: Poor

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


"Overbooked"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Last time we played they had a five some. We got a 7:11am tee time on Saturday to avoid that problem and the course had a group of eight who were late for their tee time. The desk said we would go off the back to avoid them. The starter put them on the back and said we would have to wait and play behind them. We were a twosome and it was open in front of the late foursomes, but the starter didn't offer to let us off before them even though they were late.

Beautiful well maintained course with terrible management skills. Put the almighty dollar in front of customer fairness.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great course"


Dennis8662094's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

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

Reviewed on

Great layout in very good condition


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


"Great track"


TerryLong's avatar
Age:  45-54

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes

Reviewed on

Played the back nine, challenging and lots of character.

Nice staff.


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 08/12/2016

Hey "TerryLong" thank you so much for the 5* review! We are glad you enjoyed the back 9! Come see us again soon.


"Course continues to get better and better"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time this year playing Chippewa, love this course. From the back tees, several challenging holes, yet also some opportunities for birdies. Greens were quick but fair. Pro shop staff was extremely helpful and on-course personnel very friendly, as I played early in the morning.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/03/2016

Thank you for your 5 Star review! We are pleased to hear how much you enjoy our course. Hope to see you again soon!



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