River/Maple at Fowler's Mill Golf Course in Chesterland, Ohio, USA | GolfPass
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4.1
307 Reviews (307)
5 Stars
169
4 Stars
87
3 Stars
32
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.9
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
79.8%
Recommend this course
270 out of 307 reviews
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3.7
39 Reviews (39)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
61.5%
Recommend this course
24 out of 39 reviews
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3.8
60 Reviews (60)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
3.9
70.0%
Recommend this course
42 out of 60 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6385 yards
Slope 125
Rating 70.7
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Course Details

Year Built 1971
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Pete Dye (1971) Roy Dye (1971)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Grill, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.1
307 Reviews (307)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 23
Water Hazards 23
Undulating Greens 22
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 22
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 16
Entertaining Clients 15
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 26
In the 'Burbs 13

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

A Majestic Gem in NE Ohio

What an amazing course! This course will challenge the entire realm of shot making skills and the beauty and scenery will take your breath away. Nestled among lakes, creeks and beautiful woodlands this course weaves and cuts it way through creating a wonderful track. Greens and fairways were in excellent condition. Can't wait to come back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/14/2016

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we are blown away by your awesome review of us! we are honored by your feedback of the course and look forward to your next day of golfing with us!

sincerely,
Fowler's Mill GC Management

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent improvements

Cleaning up the waste areas, improving traps course is in great shape

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Improvements made

The cart paths and bridges used to be in very bad shape but have been very much improved and repaired which makes getting around the course more pleasant. Good that a lot of tall growth has been either removed or cut back to make getting to the green easier. Some greens still need repair in a few spots. Overall, a much improved experience on a good - and tough - golf course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor greens

There was maybe 1 green that wasn’t laden with rot. Lots of bare patches.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not as good as I’m years past

This course has always been at the high end for area courses. The course and grounds are not as well kept especially for the prices.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fowler’s Used to Be Amazing..

This course has a lot of great aspects..like design, layout and most maintenance. They are losing the greens with several Silver Dollar spots on every single green that they have painted green to attempt to hide. The greens are concerning to me, as I am afraid they may have to kill them and start over if they cannot resolve the Silver Dollar problem. It’s such a great layout and is so frustrating to see the sand being of poor quality/quantity and the greens starting to go..ballsy of them to charge $85 for a morning ‘weekend’ round IMO.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens in poor shape

The Greens have some kind of disease that effects the putting.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disappointing

Decided to splurge and pay $85 to play a courses that has the reputation as being one of the premier courses in Northeastern OH. I was very disappointed. Most of the greens showed signs of severe disease (see image). Greens were also very slow; appeared not to have been cut the day before. Sand traps lacked sand, some had rocks and pebbles or standing water and had not been racked in days (see image). Rough was high and had more clover than you would expect at a premier course. Bathrooms were not clean.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

New friends

The round was enjoyable - especially the wonderful threesome I got to play with. Course was in good shape, staff was friendly.
Pace of play was not brisk - not brutally slow, but still slower than I would prefer. 5+ hour round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great views and greens

Wonderful conditions, and terrific routings. We will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Worst condition I’ve ever seen this course in

Used to play here a lot more often growing up. Decided to play for the memories and enjoyment of layout and course conditions. Greens were in pretty brutal shape, fairways were ok, just wasn’t anywhere close to the beauty I remember it being. Won’t play here again unless it’s a hot deal for less than $40.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Not in good shape

Only thing good about the course was it’s fairways. Greens are in horrible shape for a course that charges a premium price of $85 per round on the weekend. Parts of the course are poorly maintained/overgrown. Hole 7 par 3, missing the green just to the left puts you in danger - the ground is infested with a TON hornets nests, which lead into the 8th tee as well. People have raved about this course in the past but it certainly isn’t worth it.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed

Normally the course is in great shape. Figured it would be on a weekend. Fairways were very good.
Greens were disappointing as they weren’t cut and extremely slow. Not usually the case for this course
But for the $$$ high price , you’d expect greens to be at least cut.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Small unfair layout, not in great condition. Good greens.

The course has several holes where you can be in the fairway and also blocked out by trees. Not in a normal or strategic layout but in an unfair layout making the course less enjoyable. The rough was also so long and uneven that it took sometimes several minutes to find a ball that was just a few feet off the fairway.
The greens they keep in very nice shape and they are fast but more than half of all bunkers were no more than a bare spot of dirt.
Expecting a great course and one of ohios top public courses, this was a very large letdown. Multiple holes require woods, long, or even mid irons off the tee. The two people that played were a 2 and 12 handicap and scored decently, but neither of us found it to be a course we would like to play. I can’t imagine how slow pace gets when every group has to look for the balls in uncut rough, unmaintained bunkers, all while avoiding stepping in numerous holes and even a couple extremely large bee nests (huge mounds) that they know about but have not treated.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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