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4.1
148 Reviews (148)
5 Stars
73
4 Stars
56
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.6
87.9%
Recommend this course
139 out of 148 reviews
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3.9
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
80.0%
Recommend this course
12 out of 15 reviews
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3.9
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
81.2%
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13 out of 16 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

4.1
148 Reviews (148)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 18
Drinks 17
19th Hole Scenic Views 12
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 25
Water Hazards 24
Undulating Greens 21
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 20
Locals 20
A Weekend Splurge 16
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 23
Worth the Drive 20
Near Local Attractions 12

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

What happened?

I have played this course many times in the past and the current conditions are nowhere near what they need to be. This is a great Fazio design that deserves better. They need to do something soon before its too late.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Don’t waste your time

No beverage cart, no one in the “club house” to get a drink from, no drinkable water on the course, place let’s 8 some play, the course was either a swamp concrete or no grass, cart had a bad axle, I don’t have anything positive to say about the course other than it could be a decent place if they fixed a lot of the issues mentioned

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very good experience

Very good George Fazio course. Recent flooding made the conditions a bit rough although the greens were great

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course was fine bring your own water no beverage cart or water on course

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

Challenging

Understandably very wet due to heavy rain day before. Although fairways very playable. Concern traps in poor condition with weeds & lack of sand. Greens good.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Soggy SawMill on Memorial Day

Sawmill Creek is a wonderful course, with some of the largest greens you will ever play. This Memorial Day was a beautiful afternoon, but the previous rains left puddles in Fairways & roughs. They probably should have been CPO, but we're glad they didn't, and we were careful to avoid the wet spots. Greens were slow (compared to their normal speed), rough high & most sand bunkers need help, but again due to weather of previous week. ProShop staff very pleasant, even when playing on a GN Hot Deals (substantial discount from rack rate). The restaurant doesn't open till June 1. Course played long, especially with no roll-out as many shots plugged; a good long-ball player would have scored well today (throwin' darts). No wind today, and pace-o-play our 2some was awesome. Can't wait to play again, soon!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

The course

The greens were as good as it gets for public play. Rough was very long, the tee boxes were fair, the sand was like concrete, and the course did not have any restrooms or porta potties on the entire course, that is a tough hold, 9 hole with out using the toilet is very tough whether you are going 1 or 2!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Only 9 holes open

When I got to the course after driving for almost an hour I found out only the front nine was open. Very disappointing to loop the same nine twice.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best conditions yet!

I have been playing here since 2012. The conditions were incredible for so early in the season. Fairways, greens, it was amazing. I had a wonderful time and can't wait go to back. Thank you Sawmill Creek!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Sawmill Aug 2019

This is a fabulous Tom Fazio layout that I used to play years ago as a kid when my family would vacation here. I also played here as an adult about 15 years ago. The pro shop staff and cart attendant were super friendly. I really enjoyed seeing some of the terrific holes again. I am very excited that Cedar Fair purchased this resort, because they are already investing in improvements. During my round they were in the process of putting new sand in every bunker on the golf course. The new sand is beautiful. The greens were excellent! Very fast, but very true. The cart paths in many places need replacement or repair. I expect Cedar Fair will probably pave a continuous cartpath so there are no issues with cartpath only golf when needed. This area, like many areas in the north, received a ton of rain in the spring . As a result some of the low-lying areas have been pretty damaged. In spite of that, the course is still quite playable. Its adjacency to a wildlife sanctuary and marshland, and proximity to the lake make it a beautiful place to play golf. Hopefully the drainage can be improved somewhat while still respecting the natural environment surrounding the course. I will play here again once a couple more of the planned improvements take hold.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

First Time Playing This Course

Back 9 was flooded out due to rain but front 9 was very well maintained for this early in the season. Club seems to be between owners so amenities/ food/ beverage was not available. Very friendly staff!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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

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