A view of the 15th fairway at Shale Creek Golf Club
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4.6
207 Reviews (207)
5 Stars
132
4 Stars
56
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
97.1%
Recommend this course
194 out of 207 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.7
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
18 out of 18 reviews
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4.7
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
41 out of 41 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 7026 yards
Slope 134
Rating 73.5
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Course Details

Year Built 2006
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Brian Huntley (2006)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt required

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Reviews

4.6
207 Reviews (207)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 22
Dinner 12
19th Hole Scenic Views 11
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 38
Water Hazards 38
Undulating Greens 28
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 29
Locals 21
A Weekend Splurge 19
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 35
In the 'Burbs 26
Convenient to the City 10

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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/31/2019

Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Shale Creek Golf Club!

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

My favorite area course

Shale Creek is my favorite course in the area. The conditions are great, Great layout and the staff is super friendly and helpful. I have two minor complaints. One is that it seems there are a ton of ball marks on the greens. I know golfers should be repairing their marks but for some reason the don't here and the course should keep up with it. Second, I think regular rates are overpriced. You can find some deals and they are in Tee Time Golf Pass which makes it a great deal, but I think the regular rate needn't be that high. However as I said, those are minor complaints, I LOVE Shale Creek and will continue to play here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful!

Can’t believe it took me so long to play here! I almost never write reviews, but this course was so amazing I just had to let everyone know. Set up wonderfully, staff friendly and helpful, cart GPS worked well, and unbelievably manicured. Can’t wait to play here again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/04/2019

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Overall nice course

Overall nice course. Good variety of holes. Will need to use most clubs in your bag. Some of the greens had significant scraping from mowers.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/01/2019

Hi Tim. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Shale Creek Golf Club.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Commented on 09/20/2019

Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Shale Creek Golf Club!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Excellent Staff

Great links design and the staff is very attentive and friendly

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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 Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/13/2019

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/12/2019

Hi Kevin. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Shale Creek Golf Club.

Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

It's been better

Conditions have gotten worse this year. A nice layout. Staff is friendly enough. You normally pay a premium to play here, so the conditions should be better.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/09/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback in regards to the staff so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Bruce and Rick

One of the best courses in n e Ohio
Excellent fairways
Fast challenging greens

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/09/2019

We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Shale Creek Golf Club!

Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/28/2019

Hi, dlangowski. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Shale Creek Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Shale is a nice course

Overall had a good experience. Golfed here for the first time for my birthday. I enjoy more scenic courses and hole layouts (a lot of holes run through a housing development) but the course itself was in great shape. The greens were a little used but very well taken care of even with the amount of play they’ve taken. Fairways were in beautiful conditions. Staff was very friendly and accommodating, price is a little higher than I would expect to pay for the course but overall this was a nice place to play a round.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/28/2019

Hi Jacob. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Shale Creek Golf Club.

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
Conditions Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/22/2019

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Shale Creek Golf Club.

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent Golf

The course was extremely wet it still played very well greens were fast and true,bunkers need some help ,fairways are very good,love to play again when it is a little dryer big rain the night before

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 08/22/2019

Thank you so much for the great review even with the wet conditions on the day you played. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Shale Creek Golf Club.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice layout. Challenge from all tees

Played Shale many times, from the whites to the tips. Requires a nice mix of shots. Facilities well maintained, from range to course to the lockers and restaurant.Solon

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Shale Creek is a difficult yet awesome coarse to play. The facilities are great and I can not wait to go back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/09/2019

Hi Brian. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Shale Creek Golf Club.

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
Ohio Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Shale Creek is Fun in Great Shape

Course conditioning is good: greens, tee-boxes, sand in bunkers, etc. ProShop, starter, cart guy, all accommodating to the Hot Deals players (no less service for our discounted rate). The layout is awesome, with wide fairways, fairway bunkers to avoid, and rolling terrain. The greens are big enough for a few GiRs, but also undulated so you have to pay attention to avoid the 3putts. Greens were really holding well on this mid-day round, so be sure to pay attention to yardage to avoid the long putts. #17 was playing a club extra (little breeze affecting), and it's green is the toughest (with big swale in middle). We got rained on (passing t-storm), but the cart's hoods are quick to position over clubs/bag. Thanx for the Hot Deals Special to outstanding Shale Creek.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/09/2019

Your feedback is important to us. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Shale Creek Golf Club.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I got my first hole in one on #11 par3 118yrds with a 9 iron !!! Great day ! Great course !

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 08/09/2019

Hi, thanks for the four-star review! We are thrilled to hear that you got your first hole in one on #11. We can't wait to see you again soon.

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fix Bunkers and Sprinkler Heads

Shale Creek is a fantastic layout, greens are quicker than previous years. However, bunkers still need cleaned up and more sand added. Number 2 green and landing area is fried. Numerous sprinkler heads throughout the course are cracked underground and leaking. Rather than fixing the sprinkler lines, the maintenance staff ropes the areas off and does not mow them???

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/09/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us!

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

greens were a little wet I guess from previous night rain. Interesting, fair layout. overall a very good day

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/24/2019

Your feedback is important to us! Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Shale Creek Golf Club.

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