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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6813
Slope 140
Rating 73.8
Type Public
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6813 yards 73.8 140
Maroon 72 6271 yards 71.3 135
Gold 72 4837 yards 69.2 128
Scorecard for Fortress
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Back M: 74.2/142 522 167 456 149 353 501 437 409 453 3447 369 391 209 443 523 350 380 172 529 3366 6813
Middle M: 71.4/139 494 140 431 119 324 467 390 378 437 3180 336 363 181 410 496 309 333 153 510 3091 6271
Front M: 64.3/115 415 82 342 83 275 390 288 278 325 2478 272 254 109 315 398 239 247 89 436 2359 4837
Foward W: 69.4/129 415 82 342 83 275 390 288 278 325 2478 272 254 109 315 398 239 247 89 436 2359 4837
Handicap 6 12 2 14 18 16 8 10 4 17 15 11 1 9 13 5 7 3
Par 5 3 4 3 4 5 4 4 4 36 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1992
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31
Architect Dick Nugent (1992) Wadsworth Golf Construction (1992)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.5
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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tough From the tips

Played the tips - 6850 yds, 140 slope. Many long par 4s that will give your long irons a go. Greens are smooth but tricky. You need to play this course once before you even think about scoring well. The Back 9 was much more challenging than the front - 15 and 16 will be tough to figure out the first time around. Course was in great shape and hole 13 was amazing.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautifully Challenging

The Fortress was in perfect condition. The course is playable, but difficult. The finishing holes (16-18) are very difficult. The greens were fast and true, but not too firm to hold good iron shots. The green complexes are awesome. If you want to avoid three putting, you MUST put the ball in the right location on the green. The greens are very pleasing to look at, but the severe undulations made it almost impossible to stop a first putt anywhere close to many of the holes for pin location number 4. $49 in the fall is more costly than other courses in the area, especially when many other resorts have shifted to value packages with stay and play including unlimited golf. I look forward to playing The Fortress again. It was a very enjoyable experience.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Excellent

Stay & Play Offers

$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
The Penn Ohio Golf Trail consists of courses mainly in Western PA and Northeast Ohio. What sets us apart is that we offer 29 different courses; including 4 private, members-only country clubs, 2 former LPGA courses, and many of the top courses in Ohio and Pennsylvania (including Pennsylvania’s #1 public course – Olde Stonewall). We offer 4 Mansions (for groups of 2 to 36), 10 hotels and customer service beyond any major resort. Our Mansions feature large common areas, pool tables, poker tables, big screen TV’s with the luxury of the entire group together in a large home setting.
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