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
    4.6779411765
    219

  2. New Vienna, Ohio
    Private
    4.7155823529
    274

  3. Akron, Ohio
    Private
    4.7059
    17

  4. Bellville, Ohio
    Public
    4.3410857143
    117

  5. New Philadelphia, Ohio
    Public
    4.4861176471
    172

  6. Granville, Ohio
    Public
    4.5920882353
    117

  7. Mount Vernon, Ohio
    Public
    4.5561705882
    219

  8. Ravenna, Ohio
    Public
    4.1823705882
    392

  9. Kent, Ohio
    Semi-Private
    4.4793
    121

  10. Medina, Ohio
    Public
    4.5824764706
    327

  11. Lowellville, Ohio
    Public
    4.338
    71

  12. North Bend, Ohio
    Public
    4.2670823529
    239

  13. Chesterland, Ohio
    Public
    4.1774
    288

  14. Seville, Ohio
    Public
    4.1670352941
    355

  15. Brecksville, Ohio
    Public
    4.652
    372

  16. Greenville, Ohio
    Public
    4.3521176471
    141

  17. Cincinnati, Ohio
    Public
    4.1652705882
    282

  18. Canton, Ohio
    Public
    4.6201647059
    377

  19. Oxford, Ohio
    Public
    4.4833058824
    295

  20. Wilmington, Ohio
    Public
    4.5623882353
    375

  21. Curtice, Ohio
    Public
    4.3020352941
    134

  22. Massillon, Ohio
    Public
    4.4249588235
    324

  23. Zanesville, Ohio
    Public
    4.3848941176
    416

  24. Nashport, Ohio
    Public
    3.8389882353
    164

  25. Canton, Ohio
    Public
    4.4775352941
    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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