Best of 2018: Ohio

The courses that fared the best based on our golfer ratings and reviews.
It takes precision to hit the elevated 18th green at Sleepy Hollow Golf Club in Brecksville, Ohio.

The yearly Golf Advisor state best-of lists are compiled by analyzing the ratings and reviews submitted by members of our community throughout the year. We use our Golf Advisor Index logic that weights newer reviews and combine it with a course's weighted subcategory averages. Reviews from trusted and active reviewers are weighted heavier than inactive members.

Courses must offer public access and have received at least one review in 2018 to be eligible for this year's list.

Ohio golf courses reviewed in 2018: 252
Reviews of Ohio golf courses in 2018: 2,717

  1. Batavia, Ohio
    Public
    4.7381705882
    200

  2. New Vienna, Ohio
    Private
    4.6753411765
    251

  3. Akron, Ohio
    Private
    4.7059
    17

  4. Bellville, Ohio
    Public
    4.3605647059
    117

  5. New Philadelphia, Ohio
    Public
    4.5607411765
    152

  6. Granville, Ohio
    Public
    4.8157647059
    115

  7. Mount Vernon, Ohio
    Public
    4.5240588235
    192

  8. Ravenna, Ohio
    Public
    4.2621058824
    368

  9. Kent, Ohio
    Semi-Private
    4.1380857143
    121

  10. Medina, Ohio
    Public
    4.5744
    306

  11. Lowellville, Ohio
    Public
    3.3877428571
    71

  12. North Bend, Ohio
    Public
    4.3462588235
    216

  13. Chesterland, Ohio
    Public
    4.3248705882
    268

  14. Seville, Ohio
    Public
    4.0615705882
    325

  15. Brecksville, Ohio
    Public
    4.6533117647
    366

  16. Greenville, Ohio
    Public
    4.3501941176
    141

  17. Cincinnati, Ohio
    Public
    4.1741411765
    248

  18. Canton, Ohio
    Public
    4.7317647059
    338

  19. Oxford, Ohio
    Public
    4.4418647059
    251

  20. Wilmington, Ohio
    Public
    4.5634941176
    345

  21. Curtice, Ohio
    Public
    4.3970470588
    123

  22. Massillon, Ohio
    Public
    4.3952588235
    292

  23. Zanesville, Ohio
    Public
    4.4932588235
    392

  24. Nashport, Ohio
    Public
    4.1172588235
    163

  25. Canton, Ohio
    Public
    4.5072470588
    218

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Why do you have a private course (Firestone) on your list?? Great course not public!! There are some courses I have not played on this list, but I would agree with most except for Chippewa. Decent course, very average except for 3 tough holes on back 9.My favorites are Virtues , Sleepy Hollow, Fowler's Mill & Quarry in my opinion Thx.

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Firestone North had some limited public access and events last summer.

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How can this list even be taken seriously?!

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Heading down from MI for a buddy trip in the summer. Looking for recommendations. right now Boulder Creek, Avalon Lakes, Squaw Creek and Mill Creek are on the radar.

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I’ve played 12 of the 25 and Knoll Run is not even close to being a top 25 course. A decent course in Mahoning county sure, but I can think of at least half a dozen better course both in conditioning and layout better than it.

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Heading down from MI for a buddy trip in the summer. Looking for recommendations. Right now Boulder Creek, Avalon Lakes, Squaw Creek and Mill Creek are on the radar. Advice?

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