A view of the 15th fairway at Shale Creek Golf Club
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4.6
233 Reviews (233)
5 Stars
149
4 Stars
62
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
94.8%
Recommend this course
217 out of 233 reviews
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4.5
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
87.5%
Recommend this course
21 out of 24 reviews
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4.6
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.4%
Recommend this course
32 out of 35 reviews
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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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.6
233 Reviews (233)

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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Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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This course is well maintained with a decent level of difficulty. I thoroughly enjoyed playing this course and the built in range finders in the carts are priceless.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 179
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 25 Contributor
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Previously Played

Shale nice, but wet fairways & greens

I tend to give good reviews when score is good, and today was great tee2green. I had a few 3putts; Bogied all par 5s, but hit all par 3s (not my norm for either). Pace-of-play was slow, but couple of guys in my group had problems ........still tho, we played back9 behind a 5some
Thanx to GN for the Hot Deal Special price

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Good variation

This course brings a lot of different shots and hole layouts. I had a blast playing. It had rained the day before, so some of the grass was a little muddy/damp, but that can be forgiven of any course. Would recommend for an average golfer to feel a good challenge, but also be able to get some birdies.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very Nice

The course is really nice. It’s matured well and plays very fair. Play was a bit slow. About the only negative on a beautiful Ohio day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/25/2020

Hi, thanks for leaving us a review! We're glad you enjoyed your time at Shale Creek Golf Club and hope you'll come see us again soon.

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good Course, not Great

I've been playing at Shale a couple times a season for the past 5 years. I played this past weekend in the GolfWeek Tour tournament. I will say the course has been in better shape in the past years, but it was still enjoyable.

Tees & Fairways: I'll give these a 4 out of 5. They're in good shape but would like to see the tees cleaned up a bit more with all the divots.

Greens: Like to put greens in their on category. They're a 3 out of 5 for me. The speed is nice but the amount of non repaired ball marks an a lot of foot traffic around cups from not being moved enough

Bunkers: 5 out of 5. Very well kept. Stay in great shape even without bunker rakes this year due to covid

Overall I enjoy the course although it has slipped a bit over the last couple seasons

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/17/2020

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
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Still one of the better courses in Medina

Still nice layout, varied holes, but greens and tee boxes are a bit beat up already by August- a reminder for players to fix their divots. The staff are very obliging and amenities are what one can expect from an upscale semi- private club.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/12/2020

Hi, 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
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Disappointed... over-priced

So from the pictures online, and the price I thought this course was going to be epic. Family was in from out of town and I chose this one which was a bit of a drive being from Akron. We paid $60 each and it was not worth it at all.. you have to drive a mile between holes through houses which is annoying. The greens were quick but holes looked liked they hadn't been cut for 2-3 days. To be realistic this is worth $35 max to the every day golfer- nothing memorable. We should have just stayed and played a local course for half the price. Sorry to hate, I usually don't but this just didn't live up to expectations.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/12/2020

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 60
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good, but not great.

The greens were pretty beaten up.

There was no ranger to move the slow 4-some in front of us along (while they could barely walk, they were very slowly putting for millions of dollars).

And, the bar area was closed.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/12/2020

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Shale Creek Golf Club. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Shale Creek

Always enjoy playing this course. Although it did rain heavily for a brief period of time, the course drains very well!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/22/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Shale Creek Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/12/2020

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

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/13/2020

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Shale Creek Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Layout, One of Best Public Courses

Went on a windy, wet day. Course dried out nicely. Greens were in really good shape and some of the best fairways I have played. GPS in carts, great clubhouse with great patio for after or before round, range balls included. What a great course and value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/13/2020

Thanks for leaving us a review! We're glad you enjoyed your time at Shale Creek Golf Club and hope you'll come see us again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best public course in NE Ohio

Shale is a must play. It’s long, challenging, always in excellent condition and in an area where wind is always a factor. I could play it every day and never be tired of it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/18/2020

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
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Top Shelf

From the complimentary range balls to the manicured fairways everything about this course is top shelf. Winds through a community which isn’t my favorite way to play golf , but many open fairways that are forgiving, great conditions, very challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/13/2020

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
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/27/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Shale Creek Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/13/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Shale Creek Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/17/2020

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
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

Course review

Parts of the fairway have way too many divots compared to normal, the greens also had more than should be ended up fixing a couple on almost every hole, much of the grass had died in both the fringe and the green but overall still better than the majority of courses. Staff always wonderful

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/13/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Shale Creek Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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