Chardon Lakes Golf Course

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4.3
172
5 Stars
71
4 Stars
84
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
91.5%
Recommend this course
162 out of 171 reviews
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4.2
20
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
85.0%
Recommend this course
17 out of 20 reviews
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Average Rating
4.2
25
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
88.0%
Recommend this course
22 out of 25 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6775
Slope 136
Rating 73.5
Type Public
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Chardon Lakes Golf Course
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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
Scorecard for Chardon Lakes
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.9/132 348 483 398 215 417 413 322 185 432 3213 385 182 528 393 215 409 439 547 464 3562 6775
Silver M: 70.2/126 334 473 352 180 410 384 295 144 386 2958 322 172 471 383 205 365 382 541 411 3252 6210
Gold M: 67.2/119 W: 67.6/119 324 405 305 160 333 374 263 134 371 2669 235 152 406 372 134 355 364 449 378 2845 5514
Blue M: 64.3/111 W: 72.8/130 296 401 295 154 323 294 260 110 296 2429 225 110 401 276 129 286 304 425 290 2446 4875
Handicap 9 7 15 3 13 1 11 17 5 18 16 10 4 12 14 2 6 8
Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 35 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 5 4 36 71

Course Details

Year Built 1931
Fairways Winter Rye
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/30
Architect Bert Way (1931)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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4.3
172

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 18
Narrow Fairways 17
Undulating Greens 16
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 18
Locals 16
A Weekend Splurge 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 19
In the 'Burbs 17

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Chardon Lakes is Fun to Play in Autumn

The greens are in great shape and still quick for this time of the year.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from #ChardonLakesGC on 10/16/2018:
Thanks for the great feedback! Come back to Chardon Lakes Golf Course for another round soon.
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 50 Contributor

Fairways and tee boxes were excellent. Greens very inconsistent

When we checked in they told us greens would not be aerated until later this month.

Most of the greens on the front 9 were very fast but at least two had been aerated and a couple not cut. Most of the back nine greens were aerated and/or were not cut. It was very frustrating as one did not know what to expect when putting.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Response from #ChardonLakesGC on 10/16/2018:
Lori, thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us, however, we apologize for any inconvenience regarding the miscommunication of our recent aerification. We hope you were still able to enjoy your recent round with us, but that we have the chance to bring you back for a much-improved experience soon.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course

Course is in excellent condition, starting to feel like it:"s like my home course, Hole 17 is a tough hole, but fun to play

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from #ChardonLakesGC on 09/27/2018:
Thanks for the great review and 5-stars! We're proud to be considered your home course and hope to have you back again soon. Thanks for choosing Chardon Lakes Golf Course!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice course

Everything was perfect. Staff is friendly, course in great condition, pace good, and great weather

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from #ChardonLakesGC on 09/05/2018:
Thanks for the great feedback and 5-stars! We truly value your comments and can't wait to have you back at Chardon Lakes Golf Course again soon.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Chardon Lakes

Course as always was pristine,just need some real sand in the bunkers,current stuff is hardpan and loaded with stones.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from #ChardonLakesGC on 09/05/2018:
Thank you for the 4-stars and taking the time to leave us a review. Your feedback regarding our bunkers is appreciated as it will be shared with our staff for any necessary improvements. We hope to welcome you back to Chardon Lakes Golf Course for an even better round soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Overall course is in great condition. Greens are fast and you need to stay below the hole. Enjoyed playing here and will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from #ChardonLakesGC on 09/05/2018:
Thanks for the great feedback and 5-stars! We truly value your comments regarding our course. Come back to Chardon Lakes Golf Course again soon.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from #ChardonLakesGC on 08/27/2018:
Jim, thanks for the 5-star review! We hope you had a great round with us at Chardon Lakes Golf Course and look forward to seeing you again soon.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course...poor pace of play.

Up here from FL. Joined a nice 3some. Starter was able to get us out early. Course is fun and fair. Minor issue with holes 6 and 7. Kind of 'shooting gallery' with players missing fairways onto other players. A bit dangerous. Pace of play is an issue. Took just over 5 hours to play. Never saw a ranger the whole time. Will play again, but need to prepare for a LONG round.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Response from #ChardonLakesGC on 08/16/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and 3-stars! We're glad you could join us during your stay and we appreciate all of your feedback regarding the pace of play as we share this with our staff for any potential improvements. We hope to have you back at Chardon Lakes Golf Course for an even better round soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Chardon Lakes

First time playing this course-the staff was friendly-the tees greens fairways and sand traps were very good-the course layout was challenging-we played the front and back 9's in 2 hours each on a Saturday morning-will be back a number of times this year-thanks

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from #ChardonLakesGC on 08/01/2018:
Mike, thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review and share your feedback with us. On behalf of us at Chardon Lakes Golf Course, we're so glad to hear you enjoyed your first round with us and we truly appreciate your comments. Come back soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Chardon Lakes

First time playing this course-the staff were friendly-course layout was challenging-tees greens fairways and sand traps we're very good-will definitely return a number of times this year-we played the front and back 9's in two hours each.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Response from #ChardonLakesGC on 07/24/2018:
Bill, thank you for the 4-stars! We hope you had a great round and look forward to welcoming you back to Chardon Lakes Golf Course again soon.
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from #ChardonLakesGC on 07/31/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We hope you enjoyed your recent round with us at Chardon Lakes Golf Course and would appreciate any additional feedback on your experience with us. We hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Out of the way gem

Located 60 min east of Downtown Cleveland (though only 30-40 min from my house). Stonewater, Manakiki, & Pineridge are all just 15 min from me but I'll take the additional time & gas to go to Chardon. The staff is friendly and informative and you don't spend more than 2 minutes checking in at pro-shop or grabbing beverages & food. Starter keeps the pace of play moving. There's plenty of challenge with the woods, creeks and ponds. Course is in great shape with lush grass well maintained in the fairway and rough is long enough to challenge but not frustrate. Sand traps not overly deep with sand but never hard as dirt. Greens are healthy. Do yourself a favor and try the course and follow it with a great lunch, dinner or just cocktails on the large patio at Bass Lake Inn just next door.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from #ChardonLakesGC on 07/13/2018:
Thanks for the 5-stars and great feedback! On behalf of our staff, we truly value your dedication to playing at Chardon Lakes Golf Course. We can't wait to welcome you back for another round soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Put the Senior Tees back where they were!

First of all, put the senior tees back where they used to be. It completely changed the course for us. We will check with you on that next time before making a tee time. They were just too far back to be any fun.

We played with a bunch of new people who had never been there, and I kept asking where are the ”Lakes”. They have renamed your course Chardon “No” Lakes.

You also need to fix your privacy policy screens for mobile devices. I got into it, but then could not get out of it.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from #ChardonLakesGC on 07/16/2018:
Ben, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, however, we are sorry to hear your recent experience with us did not meet your expectations. Unfortunately, you happened to play the course right after an event where tees were moved to accommodate a few contestants in the event, but they have since been moved back to their normal positions. Your comments will be shared with our staff, and we hope to welcome you back for an improved golf experience soon.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Super slow

Play the course often. It’s a nice layout and normally in good shape

Pin placement and inconsistent green speed made some of the greens laughable

It took forever to play. Over an hour and a half to play the first 4 holes. I am sure the amusement park greens didn’t help but never saw a ranger trying to move people along. I also saw a group of 6 but maybe they paired up because it was so slow. Who knows.

I like the place I will go back but it was disappointing

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Response from #ChardonLakesGC on 07/16/2018:
Randy, thank you for taking the time to leave us with your feedback, however, we apologize if your recent round did not meet our usual expectations. We truly value your dedication to playing our course, therefore, your comments will be shared with our staff for any necessary improvements. We invite you to reach out to us so we may address any specific concerns with you directly as well. We hope to welcome you back for a better golf experience soon.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Worth my drive and then some

Live on the westside, but wanted to try a new course and since it was rainy, this one was wide open on GolfNow.

Played as a single from the back tees and it was a challenge. Despite constant rain, the course was firm in most places and greens were receptive but rolled quick and true. With dry weather, you can tell the greens will be fast. Used GPS to account for never playing before and lots of blind shots.

Par 3s are challenging in length (185-220 uphill). Par 4s were largely interesting except for a few - but I appreciate straight and 350 off the first tee to get some swings in. Range is 1 min offsite.

Overall - loved my round. Lots to consider on this course and it sure wasn't an easy one. Tips play long on a lot of holes and I used a lot of long irons in my round. Pleasant change, worth the hour drive, would be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from #ChardonLakesGC on 06/28/2018:
David, thank you for taking the time to leave us with your feedback and 5-stars! On behalf of our staff at Chardon Lakes Golf Course, we're glad to hear you enjoyed your first round with us and we can't wait to welcome you back for many more in the future. Thank you for choosing our course!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great day great course!

The course is in perfect shape. Even with rain in the morning the greens were speedy and true. Pace of play was faster than usual in that we finished in less than 3.5 hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from #ChardonLakesGC on 06/19/2018:
Thank you for the great feedback and 5-star review! We truly value your comments and hope you enjoyed your day with us recently at Chardon Lakes Golf Course. Come back again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course.

A course is a course of course of course, but no one can golf on a course of course, that is of course unless that course is the course of Chardon Lakes.

- Dad

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Response from #ChardonLakesGC on 06/18/2018:
Thank you for the great review, Dad! On behalf of our staff at Chardon Lakes Golf Course, we truly appreciate your 5-star review and hope you had a great round with us this past Father's Day weekend. Come back soon and be sure to visit us on Facebook to see your review shared on our page!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from #ChardonLakesGC on 05/31/2018:
Thank you for the 4-star review! Our staff at Chardon Lakes Golf Course truly appreciates your review, and we hope you enjoyed your round. Play again soon!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Course conditions present challenge

Great place to get away from it all. Still have problems with a few hole designs. And Tee boxes, specifically between Gold and Silver, really need to be a little more logical on several holes. #5 comes to mind.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from #ChardonLakesGC on 07/16/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us, as well as the 4-stars. We truly value feedback from our customers like you as your comments will be shared with our staff for any improvements. We hope you enjoyed your round and look forward to having you back at Chardon Lakes Golf Course again soon!
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