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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6936 yards
Slope 128
Rating 73.8
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Windmill Lakes Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1970
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ed Ault (1970)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed Yes
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code No tank tops or cutoffs

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
415 Reviews (415)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 29
Undulating Greens 27
Plays Long 24
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 32
Locals 18
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 13
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 31
Convenient to the City 6
In the 'Burbs 6

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Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Great Course

I have been playing this course for 20+ years and it keeps getting better. The membership deal they started a few years ago absolutely cannot be beat! They are consistently putting money back into the course and you can't ask for much more than that. Pro Shop is the best around. Herb has a great team, especially Michael and Anne who are very accommodating and everyone is friendly. And then of course there is Doug the starter who lightens the mood with everyone on the first tee. Cannot say enough good things about the course or staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/01/2023

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 Windmill Lakes Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 167
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

I played this course as part of a golf trip to/around the Cleveland area in late May 2023. This course was included on our itinerary based on its listing as a Top Course by Golf Advisor.

PACE: It was a busy Memorial Day Monday, but we managed to come in just over 4 hours.

CONDITIONS: The course was hosting a junior even in that afternoon, so everything was at its best. Tees and fairways were great. Bunkers were perfect. Greens rolled true, and were paced at a fair speed.

STAFF: Pro shop got us paid and out the door, and the starter was helpful at laying everything out.

VALUE: The walking rate seemed fair for a Holiday.

LAYOUT: Played the White tees (6,100). This course has an "old school" feel to it. Tight tree lined fairways; bunkers right where you don't want them to be (or right where they should be), and undulating but fair paced greens. All of the pins were tucked for the tournament, so that added a level of challenge to the day. And although there is only 1 par 5 on the back nine, several of the par 4s (15, 17, 18) do feel like a par 4.5. This course is very walkable, and the walk is very enjoyable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/08/2023

Hello, klmac17. Thanks so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your round at Windmill Lakes Golf Club. That's what we like to hear! We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

interesting holes, good walking course

Very good greens with subtle breaks, easier to see when walking. The course is mostly flat, but you'll remember every hole. Drainage is an issue, being addressed. Good mix of young and mature trees lining most fairways, so leaves are a real problem in fall. On dry summer days, this would be a five-star for me.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 03/06/2023

Thanks so much for the great review, tG9IudliL3E0stHUiJpz. We look forward to welcoming you back to our course soon. Thanks for choosing Windmill Lakes Golf Club.

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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course but leaves in fall are bad

Nice course but they have GOT to do somthing about the leaves. Like wow.... lost so many good shots......

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/28/2022

Hello, Nicolino85. Thank you for visiting us at Windmill Lakes Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Reviews 76
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor

Overall, the greens were in great shape no not quite as consistent as usual. Of course they were just recently aerated but are actually healing up pretty nicely. It was a great day to play with beautiful fall weather.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/31/2022

Thank you for your review, Vernonh472. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Windmill Lakes Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout

One of my favorite course layout. Fairways were soft which makes the course play long, even from member tees. Greens smooth and fast.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/22/2022

Hello, Ron5122017. Thank you for visiting us at Windmill Lakes Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Always worth playing

I have a season pass so play frequently. The course plays longer than it's carded, partly because it's Par 70. The layout is nice and there are hazards on several of the holes plus trees on most. The course has a reputation for being "wet" but I notice a major improvement in the dryness of the fairways this year. Now they just need grass to fill in some of the water damaged patches on the fairways. I'm sure it will happen.

Where this course really shines is in the most important place -- the greens. They are large, fast, roll true, and are quite consistent across all 18. You'll have a very hard time finding a public course with greens as good as Windmill Lakes. None of the holes are gimmies and bunkers are well placed to create challenges of their own. Some of them are a bit thin.

Pace of play on weekdays is great. Rarely play a round in four hours and rarely more than 4:15. Weekends can be slower.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/15/2022

edit to add: Pace of play on weekdays should have been "usually" play a round in 4 hours and rarely more than 4:15. Sorry for the mistake.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Great Course and Fantastic Pro Shop!

Love this course and the pace of play. Pro shop has so many options on clubs, gear, shoes and bags. Definitely coming back here!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/15/2022

Hi, u000001553522. 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 Windmill Lakes Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/07/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, dwlukens! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Windmill Lakes Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 76
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 75
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/23/2022

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share your favorite part of your experience and what we can do to earn that last star! Thanks for golfing at Windmill Lakes Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Windmill Lakes what happened to fairways?

I am confused. Played Windmill Lakes recently expecting to find 5 star per reviews. Sorry I disagree. On the good side greens were large and fast, Playable as DEAD AREAS were on unused portion the day I played. The pond on #8 was very nice and clean. Tees were good also. Flower/garden areas kept nice. Great pro shop with lots of merchandise. The fairways were very poor with tremendous amounts of dead areas. Wow! Most approaches and green fringe areas with dead grass. Worst I have seen within 50 miles. I play with a travel group and play most of courses in Portage, Stark, and Summit Counties. Windmill has by far the worst fairways. Real shame as the course was pristine 7 or 8 years back. The course hosts various tournaments and high school events. If these are with PGA rules, played down, it will be very difficult with all the bad areas in the fairways. Many spots in the middle of the fairways should be roped off as unplayable from water damage. Hole #16 really bad. This is the dry season these should have been addressed in the Spring. High spots on some greens were dead and could not be used. The pond on #8 was real nice. The pond on #13 and #17 were scum coated. However, the course was playable as some holes were in fine shape. Most of holes require to move the ball in fairways to find grass to hit off. Golfers do that anyway, Nice job on drainage issues had in the past. I hope they can get ahead of what happened to fairways as the rest of course and paths are nice. I think 3 star is fair for Windmill Lakes course, Pro shop is 5 star.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/09/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, eriknord! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Windmill Lakes Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Top quality course

Phenomenal course with tough greens and hard pin placements

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/02/2022

Hi, sgtiteague. 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 Windmill Lakes Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slooooow

After 5: hours just got to the 16th hole…. Had to wait on every hole and every shot until the green was free…..

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/25/2022

Hi, u000005442550. 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 Windmill Lakes Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 37
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great layout

My wife and I played and we have decided driving the 2 hours to play there is well worth it. The course has been a favorite of mine for many years. It is a great layout with great conditions. Greens are always running smooth and a little on the faster side. The other great thing about Windmill Lakes is their selection of clubs and shoes as it always has been the largest selection of professional golf equipment. Give it a try. You will not be disappointed!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 39
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/12/2022

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us, u000004207193. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round at Windmill Lakes Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/12/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Dillonwalsh55! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Windmill Lakes Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/01/2022

Hi, glenkonet. We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Windmill Lakes Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Windmill

Extremely fast greens, longest 6100 yards I've played, white tees didn't seem to match up with the scorecard. Good test from the right set of tees!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 07/01/2022

Hello, redvest. Thank you for visiting us at Windmill Lakes Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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