Sawmill Creek Golf & Racquet Club

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4.4
133
5 Stars
69
4 Stars
48
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.8
92.9%
Recommend this course
127 out of 133 reviews
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4.0
1
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
1 out of 1 reviews
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4.4
12
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.7
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
91.7%
Recommend this course
11 out of 12 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 71
Length 6782 yards
Slope 128
Rating 71.9
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Sawmill Creek Resort
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6782 yards 71.9 128
White 71 6368 yards 70.2 123
Gold 71 5605 yards 66.4 117
Red (W) 71 5074 yards 69.0 116
Scorecard for Sawmill Creek
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 73.0/128 349 429 482 425 158 378 188 376 409 3194 425 427 600 191 416 515 387 174 453 3588 6782
White M: 70.9/123 339 415 471 398 128 346 170 365 357 2989 408 404 554 150 396 500 369 161 437 3379 6368
Gold M: 67.2/114 329 358 459 356 118 329 140 242 338 2669 316 352 476 129 342 453 364 119 385 2936 5605
Red M: 64.3/109 W: 69.6/117 321 343 421 346 111 249 93 220 327 2431 299 337 459 99 320 394 288 112 335 2643 5074
Handicap 16 4 12 2 18 10 8 14 6 5 7 1 13 17 15 9 11 3
Par 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 4 35 4 4 5 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 71

Course Details

Year Built 1974
Fairways Winter Rye
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season April - October
Architect Tom Fazio (1974)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts 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
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared Shirt, No Cutoffs, Denim OK

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Reviews

4.4
133

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 17
Drinks 16
19th Hole Scenic Views 11
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 24
Water Hazards 23
Undulating Greens 20
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 19
Locals 19
A Weekend Splurge 15
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 22
Worth the Drive 19
Near Local Attractions 11

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course/Resort

Donald Ross design that is well kept and plays fairly strong against players that do not control their ball. Course conditions were great. If you are a golfer and plan to take in Cedar Point, you can't go wrong staying at this resort.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Great time on Lake Erie

Nice Staff and good, challenging course with tricky pin placements. Storm blew threw on number 7, waited under tree and finished after.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

SawMill Creek --Beautiful Saturday on shore of Lake Erie

First -- the Pro Shop was very accommodating to my Hot Deal Special (GN offers rates @ half their normal rack rate). My 2some joined the group ahead of us on the 3rd hole, which made for a very pleasant round & good pace-of-play. The two (from Toledo) had never played SawMill, so they appreciated our expert advice on course navigation. Sawmill has some of the largest greens I have ever played, so escaping without a 3putt is accomplishment. The greens weren't as fast as normal, but still in great shape, as the case with fairways & all. Maybe the only complaint was a few bunkers washed out & more dirt than sand, but the remedy to that is not hit it in the Bunker. I didn't play very well, but always fun to play SawMill, and affordable via GN Hot Deals.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times 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 Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Be prepared to search for balls in the rough

Great layout but course is supposedly for sale and perhaps brute short on staff. The one thing I can say is it’s always been a fun course to play but this time around he rough was simply to high. Four of us never spent so much time looking for balls in one round of golf. That’d be my only complaint about the course. Hope hey got a new owner that can help this staff out.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sawmill one of my favorites

Course in great shape Greens in excellent shape drying out and getting quicker

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Sawmill features four outstanding par 3 holes, beautiful vistas, and very good conditions.

Sawmill is a fine public course featuring wonderful par 3's and a scenic and challenging par 5 hole #12. If you can find a rate that you find affordable, it's a must play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

I’ll be back to play this one again!

This is a fantastic course with a playable yet challenging lay out. I will definitely be back!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love this course

Had a great time. Would have given an excellent rateing for condition but greens were aerated but were done perfect. Hardly any problem putting. Staff was friendly. Will go again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Sawmill

It was a great round on a good course. Challenging but fair.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Always a good test

Sawmill Creek was in very good shape especially since they had not aerated the greens yet. It's always a good test of golf for me and the greens are plenty tricky... at least for me. I recommend the course if you are looking for a nice track near Cedar Point!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

This is one of my favorite courses. I drove an hour and a half each way to play it. Try to make it at least once a summer. It is a very picturesque course.

Tends to be a little busier since it is attached with the resort. For the prices you can get via golfnow, well worth playing. Not having played it since 2015 found the greens to be fair but tough. Well worth playing.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Awesome course

A joy to play, wish the rangers would move play along, stay below the hole

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Fun course to play

My wife and I visited for a family wedding and came in a day early to play golf. We found the course to be in great condition. While there were some tight holes, most fairways provided some space to spray the ball a bit. Pin placements all seemed to be protected to elevated greens, so if you missed a green, it is best to miss on the open side. The greens were fast and true, all in all a fun and enjoyable round of golf. The pricing however seemed to be awkward, it seems you get a better price if you go on their website rather than calling the pro shop, and of course Golfnow provided the best price of all.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very Good Course

Course was in excellent shape. Good pace, have played at Sawmill about 10x over the last 3 years. Always look forward to playing here

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyable golf - limited practice facilities

This is a good course generally very well maintained. The layout is good without being a wow - although the four par three holes are all great holes over water. We enjoyed playing here and would recommend it to others. There are no practice facilities other than a putting green and nets at the first tee. The driving range to the left of the 11th hole is closed.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Experience!

This was my first time booking through GolfNow, but when I saw the value in this price for what I knew was a great course, I could't pass it up. A great experience on a great course, hassle-free check-in, and super friendly staff made for a fantastic round of golf on a premier course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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