An autumn view from Fowler's Mill Golf Course
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4.3
192 Reviews (192)
5 Stars
114
4 Stars
54
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.3
86.7%
Recommend this course
177 out of 192 reviews
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4.3
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
2
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1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
83.3%
Recommend this course
15 out of 18 reviews
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4.3
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.0
85.2%
Recommend this course
23 out of 27 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6385 yards
Slope 125
Rating 70.7
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Fowler's Mill Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1971
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Pete Dye (1971) Roy Dye (1971)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
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.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Grill, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.3
192 Reviews (192)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 23
Water Hazards 23
Undulating Greens 22
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 22
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 16
Entertaining Clients 15
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 26
In the 'Burbs 13

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Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course!

Early morning play. Just beautiful. Greens well maintained. Fairways and Tee Boxes immaculate . Lots of great views!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Hopefully In Transition

My impression is Fowlers Mill is in the same transition that Little Mountain went through 3-4 years ago. The course was noticeably not maintained at its prior level. The greens were average at best and the course in average condition. A challenging course like this needs to be in good shape with good well maintained fairways and good greens. When that is not the case the course becomes challenging for reasons that have nothing to do with its makeup or layout. Let's hope they can move out of what appears to be a lack of expenditures and investment quickly.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

So much potential!

Great layout & has potential to be a top course in the state but needs some serious attention. Club house is run down, cart paths & bunkers are in bad shape. Wish I had the money to buy this diamond in the rough

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pete Dye masterpiece is right

The lakes/river 18 was awesome. Absolutely amazing layout in NEO! I would play the maple 9 before as a great warm out 9. I’ll be back to enjoy this beauty!

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Pete Dye Classic

Lucky to live only an hour away from Fowler’s Mill Golf Course. Just like to say that we are so lucky to have a Pete Dye designed golf course open to the public. The course is incredible - every hole a different challenge - and may I add CLE Golf Properties has the layout in tournament condition. Best course open to the public by far in the state of Ohio

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pete Dye Hidden Gem!

Excellent public course manicured like a country club. This use to be TRW Corporation private course and is now a public course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great day at Fowler’s Mill

We had a beautiful day weather wise and two very nice father/son who joined us. A tough course because Pete Dye loves elevated greens. The layout was fair and course conditions were very good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good layout.

Tough course. If you’re looking for a nice clubhouse and things to be nice and tidy don’t come here. Luckily the course makes up for all the weeds and overgrown clubhouse. A lot of holes take the driver out of your hand. Overall good place.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

What Happened to this Wonderful Course

This has (HAD) been the regular play course for years. It had a great layout with three "nines" for plenty of playing options. We had a standing Saturday morning tee time that was perfect.

The optimum word, though ... WAS!

Last year saw the beginning of what has now become the total abandonment of proper attention. This is a course with an asphalt "path" throughout the entire course. But, last year, this path showed unacceptable deterioration ... chuckholes everywhere, kidney damage just trying to stay on the path. They promised it would be fixed after the season, but that didn't happen.

Fast forward to 2020 and COVID-19. Nothing's been done. They haven't even pretended to care about the condition of the course. There seems to have been no off-season work on other areas: removal of dead and/or downed trees; attention to creekside embankments. Sand traps have NO sand in them - just mud.

The owners of this course decided a number of years ago that day-play, even from its most regular customers, wasn't as important as outings ... any day - including weekends, any time. The regular customers weren't as important as the sale of food and alcohol. But now -- NO OUTINGS. So, no money or interest in even pretending to do standard maintenance. A good business would realize that the regulars would be willing to given them a break and remain supportive. But these guys ... they just want the money and nothing else.

There are great golf courses in Northeast Ohio. The MetroParks know how to maintain their properties well. So, Fowler's owners and management - Bye Bye.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Still overgrown and overpriced

I expected more. The greens and fairways were good. But the rest of the beauty of the course has been lost to overgrown weeds. Can’t even see Pete Dye’s signature railroad ties on the 4th hole.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Pete Dye layout

In town for a few days and Fowler's is a must. Course is great and conditions were good. Greens were aerated, which i understand is a maintenance must, but I did play two days in a row.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course not so great staff......

I have played here probably 4 or 5 times, I really like the layout of the course and the conditions are usually really good. I get that courses have to punch holes, I have been playing golf for 30 years.. What I don't get is why a course would charge $59 with aerated greens.

The starters at the course are probably some of the most unfriendly people I have ever encountered on a golf course. I am an old guy so I can say this but a bunch of grumpy old men who bark as a form of communication.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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