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4.2
267 Reviews (267)
5 Stars
115
4 Stars
123
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
93.6%
Recommend this course
252 out of 267 reviews
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4.1
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.1
90.9%
Recommend this course
10 out of 11 reviews
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4.2
49 Reviews (49)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.1
89.8%
Recommend this course
44 out of 49 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6775 yards
Slope 132
Rating 72.9
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Chardon Lakes Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1931
Fairways Winter Rye Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/30
Architect Bert Way (1931)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

Reviews

4.2
267 Reviews (267)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 18
Narrow Fairways 18
Undulating Greens 16
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 18
Locals 16
9-Hole Rounds 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 19
In the 'Burbs 18

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Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pack a lunch or two

The course was in great shape, and the greens were awesome. My recommendation is to pack a lunch, or two because the pace of play was horrid. This course honestly is too difficult for a number of golfers and the two groups in front of us were an example. Add to that an abundance of alcohol and our day was a long , slug fest. I reported the group to one of the rangers who did absolutely nothing to help. There are signs everywhere that promote the pace of play, but management does not help promote that.

What a shame because if we could have played in a reasonable amount of time it would have been a tremendous experience.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Course

We had a 8:08 tee time but there was frost but they were able to get us out at 8:30. We ended up playing the round in 4 hours. Fun course. They were working on the bunkers but it is still early in the season. The greens were lightning fast and some of the pin placements were extremely challenging but our group had a great time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course, good challenge

Course was very nice and up kept. The greens were very tough as they all have big slopes but good time overall

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/14/2021

u314161239097, 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 Chardon Lakes Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/13/2021

Hi. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Chardon Lakes Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Challenging greens

This is definitely a course where you want to be below the hole. Greens are smooth and slanted often. Distances are not too great so one's short game is key.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/06/2021

We are so happy you enjoyed your round, Lois2746982! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Chardon Lakes Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0

Great shape for April

Great shape for April
Greens speed inconsistent but it’s only April

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/19/2021

Thank you for your review, jlodge. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Chardon Lakes Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 153
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Top 50 Contributor

Why NO barriers in the carts???

Last year this course had barriers in some carts. Now all barriers have been removed. Why? They have signs everywhere about Social Distancing but then they make you sit a foot away from another golfer that could be a total stranger. Why? The 4th Wave of Covid 19 is upon us. Why are golf courses being Socially and Morally irresponsible???

Friendliness Poor
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Commented on 04/19/2021

Stay home if your that scared. Go play any other course and they dont have barriers.

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Commented on 04/12/2021

Hello, LORIDAWN56. Thank you for reviewing the course. We apologize for the safety concerns during your round. With many golfers looking to get out, we are working very hard to maintain social distancing while accommodating everyone who visits our course. We are doing everything we can to allow our guests the chance to complete their rounds safely and finish in a reasonable amount of time. We will continue to look for ways to improve, and thank you for playing Chardon Lakes Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 153
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 50 Contributor

Starter is an absolute JERK!!! Course conditions were good

I am amazed the Starter is still employed. He was a JERK last year and again this year. Greens and fairways were is very good condition. The grounds people and clubhouse staff were very, very nice.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
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Commented on 04/19/2021

Played hundreds of rounds there and starters have never been an issue. Must just be your personality.

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Commented on 04/12/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review Chardon Lakes Golf Course. We are sorry to hear you may have had a negative experience with any individual on our staff. This is not acceptable and by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We welcome any further feedback in regards to your personal experience and what we can do to improve. Thank you for choosing to golf with us and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 86
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Great shape

Course is in great shape this early in the season, everything green and alive...beautiful view...

Played in 30mph gusts of wind today which added even more of a challenge to the course. Only a few bunkers were in bad condition but I'm sure will be ready by season start.

Warning: greens are like putting in the bathtub, a little tap goes a long way.....lol

Keep up the great job

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 04/01/2021

Ulike28, 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 Chardon Lakes Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 46
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Fun

Chardon is a fun course to play. streams of water to watch for. The greens are tricky for sure. Nice wide fairways. They seem to constantly be working on improving the condition. It is it great shape, can’t wait when it is all green. Clean pro shop and friendly staff.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 03/24/2021

Hi, kathyken1956. 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 Chardon Lakes Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great round!

Always love this course. 90 years running and gets better every year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/26/2021

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round, u314159970592! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Chardon Lakes Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 46
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/11/2020

Hi, kathyken1956. We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us at (440) 285-4653 to share with us your favorite part of your experience with us. Thanks for golfing at Chardon Lakes Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/09/2020

u877357417, we want to hear more about your experience with us! Please call us at (440) 285-4653. We look forward to seeing you again soon at Chardon Lakes Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Greens

There was no notification that greens were punched. Greens were a mess and impossible to putt.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/12/2020

Hello, JoeyRibs32. We appreciate you reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the experience you had when booking your round. Your feedback about not identifying the booking icons is important to us. We always want to make sure our golfers are informed about significant changes in course conditions before booking. Aerification alerts are placed on the booking engine as well as the website, but we are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements and continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your review for guidance. Thank you for playing Chardon Lakes Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/29/2020

Hi, suebaker13. 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 Chardon Lakes Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 86
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

GREAT CONDITION

Course is in great condition, and greens are lightening fast on difficult slopes, so choose your tee box carefully...you will need all your extra strokes for all your 3 putts...lol

Great course, highly recommended to play before seasons end. Extremely friendly staff too...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/23/2020

We are so happy you enjoyed your round, Ulike28! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Chardon Lakes Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Course but slippery, tough greens

The greens will keep me from coming back. I know people like a challenge but these greens are extremely challenging and fast. Three putts (and worse) for a decent putter make for an unpleasant round even on a beautiful day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/21/2020

Hi, frankcoffelt. 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 Chardon Lakes Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 84
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

If you like slow play, you will love this course.

We were a two-some behind a two-some that was, we learned later, behind 8 four-somes

The two-some quit after 9 because when we got to #10 there were 5 four-somes on the hole. I assume they all stopped at the turn to slowly feed their faces. Never did the four-some offer to let us play through. In addition to being slow, the four-somes we observed were also horrible golfers.

And, as one might expect, not a single ranger was present on the course. $39.50 for a hot deal and a round of golf that took more than 5 hours. The next time I drive 70 minutes to play golf, it will be at one of the other "GOOD" course in the Chardon Area.

Whomever owns this course should be ashamed.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 09/14/2020

Hello,. and thank you for reviewing the course, BreyleyGolf. We apologize for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We work hard to accommodate everyone who visits our course and control pace allowing everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. We will continue to look for ways to improve, and we are glad to see you rated the course conditions to be great during your game. Thank you for playing Chardon Lakes Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect Round

A good day golfing is better than a perfect day doing anything else. Just a gorgeous day to get out on the links.
This is one of the premier courses in Northeast Ohio.
Always in great shape and just a picture perfect layout. Friendly staff and I finished 18 in just over 3 hours. Wowza.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/10/2020

Your feedback is important to us, gBm8x8NDquN6HTvxu99C. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Chardon Lakes Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Nice layout, note long but need to place ball to score. Good greens, worth thdd Ed drive and the $

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/08/2020

Hi, WDHick. 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 Chardon Lakes Golf Course!

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