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Conditions
4.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
87.2%
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162 out of 174 reviews
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4.1
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Conditions
4.0
Value
3.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
3.6
81.2%
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4.1
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Conditions
4.1
Value
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Layout
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Pace
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Amenities
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6618 yards
Slope 126
Rating 70.6
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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.

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4.2
174 Reviews (174)

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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Great Course, Horrendous Pace

This course is one of the best in Cleveland, in terms of condition and layout. The pace of play, awful. The staff does nothing to help the pace! My most recent round took 5.5 hours with a 9:30 tee time. If you have all the time in the world, good course to play. Otherwise, the frustration of a slow pace will make this a miserable round for golfers of any skill.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Immaculate Course, but...

I give a 5 star rating solely because the course itself is awesome and a must play and the golf course deserves that recognition. If you're all about the golf and have unlimited time with no regard for pace of play, Lake/River is one of the best public courses I've been on anywhere. Range balls were included in the price. Greens and fairways were perfect. Bunkers were well-groomed. Rough was evenly mowed and playable, but not easy. The course layout is fair, challenging, and interesting. That's why the golf course gets five stars. However, the pace of play was unacceptable. The course was cart path only and tee times were staggered only 8 minutes apart (needs to be spread out at least 12 minutes if cart path only). My tee time was 8:22am, and by that time in the morning, groups were already behind at least 10 minutes. I think we actually teed off around 8:35am. It was 8:55 when we finished the first hole. The only moisture on the course was the typical morning moisture. By around 11:05am when we were making the turn (yes you read that right), the course was completely dry. Our weather was 78 degrees, sunny, with a steady breeze. Absolutely no need for cart path only at that point. Nevertheless, the pro shop didn't send out a message to the rangers or anyone allowing us to go off the cart path. It took over five hours to finish the round (we finished around 1:35pm). In all that time, there was also no beverage cart or water coolers around the course. Not fun playing over five hours in the heat when your only chance to quench your thirst is at the turn. If you're coming from Cleveland, it will probably take you at least 40 minutes round trip to get to the course. Leaving yourself time to hit some range balls, this turns into a 6-7 hour golf day (I left my place at 7:05am, got home at 2:15pm).
Management needs to do better to pair the overall experience with the quality of the golf course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Dye Masterpiece!!!

Fowler's Mill G.C. is truly a must play course if you have not experienced this gem in Chesterland! Personally what I want when I play is a challenging but fair course, excellent course conditions, and a fair price. Fowler's checks all the boxes. Best greens and fairways I have played this year. Pace of play was average for a busy Saturday morning(4.5hrs.)Friendly staff adds to the experience!! Fowler's Mill is definitely a top 5 public facility.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

This is one of the best courses in Ohio. Hands down. A Pete Dye masterpiece.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great course good value

Pete Dye designed course. Probably a top 5 public course in NE Ohio. I highly recommend you play it some time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course

Fowlers Mills golf course is one of the top courses in the area. The course layout is great and the greens were fantastic. The overall conditions were exceptional!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good track

Great track, but it can have pace of play issues if at all busy and they upped their prices for this season. You could find weekday 18hole rates last season for like $35.

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

Great course!

The course is amazing! The only reason I withheld giving it 5 stars was the fact that the greens had just been aerated. I wish I would have known this before. We also had to play lake/maple because river was closed for aerating.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from on 10/16/2018:
Brent, we appreciate the 4-star review and kind feedback. We do apologize for any inconvenience regarding our recent aerification but hope you were still able to enjoy the day with us at Fowler's Mill Golf Course. Come back for an even better round soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great layout

Course was in good condition. Greens were true. plays long for ladies.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Response from on 10/16/2018:
Thanks for the 5-stars and positive feedback, Sue! We hope you had a great round with us at Fowler's Mill Golf Course. Come back soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Jim

Very challenging course. When I go to chesterland each year I always play this course. Enjoyed it alot.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 09/26/2018:
We appreciate your dedication to playing at Fowler's Mill Golf Course, as well as your 5-star review! We hope you had a great round with us and come back soon.

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