A view of a tee at Fowler's Mill Golf Course
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4.3
186 Reviews (186)
5 Stars
112
4 Stars
51
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.3
85.4%
Recommend this course
172 out of 186 reviews
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4.4
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
83.3%
Recommend this course
10 out of 12 reviews
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4.3
23 Reviews (23)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.7
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
3.9
82.6%
Recommend this course
19 out of 23 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 7025 yards
Slope 136
Rating 74.7
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Fowler's Mill Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1971
Fairways Bent 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
Walking Allowed Yes
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
186 Reviews (186)

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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Played On
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 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 5
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 2
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
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course with some really cool holes

I absolutely loved everything about this course. We played 18 holes in less than four hours on a Friday afternoon. Then went back for 36 more the following day. Started the weekend by playing Little Mountain Friday morning. Then went to Fowler's Friday afternoon and Saturday. Finished the weekend at Boulder Creek. Fowler's Mill ranked right up there with the other two. There are just some really neat holes with a lot of options. The greens were a little tough to putt on due to recent aeration...but that's expected this time of year. We will definitely be back!

Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Previously Played

Overrated

The course is challenging and generally well maintained, although it can get really soggy. However, the management/staff is just terrible. The shop guys are unfriendly, the starter is disorganized, there’s no drink cart, there are no water jugs on the course, and there’s no ranger to keep things moving.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Guy behind the counter.

The guy behind the counter was less than friendly. Told us it was 74 dollars. I said that it was 55 dollars. He asked me if I knew it was a holiday. I told him yes and that I booked it on golf now and then he asked for confirmation which I provided.
The starter had no tee sheet and told us to figure out with the other groups who was on the tee.
At the turn there was no food ready because the girl had not come in yet.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

The worst place of play that I have ever seen

If you got 6 hrs to waste then play it. Why even have a ranger if he cant or wont or dont know how idk to tell groups to pick the place up. Comon it's a decent coarse and your pace of play sucks. Fire the ranger and get someone out there to move it along. The only free 9 hole coarse left in America buhl park with little kids even playing has a better pace of play then this coarse. Wow as slow as the pace of play is ot should only coat 25 bucks for 18 and a cart . Good luck everyone

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/18/2019

Sounds like someone had a bad day and blames the course & employees for his 120 score. Have played Fowlers many times and it has never taken 6 hours.Take a lesson and learn how to spell !!!!

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