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4.0
214 Reviews (214)
5 Stars
98
4 Stars
80
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.7
82.1%
Recommend this course
193 out of 214 reviews
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4.1
42 Reviews (42)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.7
83.3%
Recommend this course
35 out of 42 reviews
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4.1
47 Reviews (47)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.7
85.1%
Recommend this course
40 out of 47 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 71
Length 6782 yards
Slope 128
Rating 71.9
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Sawmill Creek Resort
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Course Details

Year Built 1974
Fairways Winter Rye
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season April - October
Architect Tom Fazio (1974)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts 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
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared Shirt, No Cutoffs, Denim OK

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Ohio (2016 #6) (2015 #6)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Course Conditions in the U.S. (2016 #24)

Reviews

4.0
214 Reviews (214)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 20
Drinks 19
19th Hole Scenic Views 14
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 27
Water Hazards 25
Undulating Greens 23
This course/club is great for:
Locals 22
Advanced Golfers 21
A Weekend Splurge 16
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 24
Worth the Drive 22
Near Local Attractions 14

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Played On
Reviews 73
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

A tale of 2 sides

The front side was in perfect shape. Several holes on the back side were unplayable. They really need to figure out the draiage on those holes before I come back for 18. The staff was super friendly.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens

Would have been nice to know the greens were recently aerated. I don’t understand why this isn’t included when purchasing tee time.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/21/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review and leave us your feedback. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience you experienced when booking your tee time. Our goal is to provide our golfers with all relevant information when booking their round online. We apologize if we missed the mark. Please feel free to reach out to our staff in the pro shop for further resolution in this matter. We hope to hear from you soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Fall Challenge

500 yard par 5 from the Senior Tee! Greens had been areated recently. Long, narrow at times,. Shot 96, 10 over my typical round!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Really in a state of disrepair.

The money charged for the course is highway robbery compared to how poor the conditions are. I understand they were airing greens out but yikes - putting was impossible. You could easily miss a putt within a club length from a weird bounce. Several hazards in play on the fairways. Pro shop lady was extremely nice but the course really was in bad shape.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/14/2021

Hi,

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes.

Your feedback helps us do better. We are looking into this issue and hope to resolve it promptly.

Thank you for visiting Sawmill Creek Golf & Racquet Club. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great layout

Fairways in nice shape. Green smooth true roll. Tough if it breezy

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Superb

Course in fantastic condition. Always enjoy playing here. Fazio did great with this design. Greens were smooth and speedy. Played the back tees and used every club in my bag. Stay below the hole. Highly recommend!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sawmill Creek Golf

Very good track and in pretty good condition. Although pace of play was a bit slow, staff was friendly and accommodating. Price for a Saturday was reasonable too and I would definitely recommend playing this course!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect Day

The course was in very good shape, especially the greens...nice! Nice breeze...sun & a few clouds...beautiful!
Overall a very enjoyable experience. As Arnold would say "I'll be back"!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Flooding can be an issue but course conditions are improving and amenities are greatly improved with the newly renovated clubhouse and restaurant.
The course layout is great and staff are very helpful and friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
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 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Sawmill is back!

since the course is in new ownership management
its coming back to "resort quality" status without the resort high greens fee....greens and bunkers are in great shape...the fairways are lush and the overall experience
is wonderful..one minor comment is getting the 1/2 way
house back up and open..would speed up play and not have groups drive over to the main clubhouse at the turn.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Back and better than ever

I have played Sawmill many times over the years. A few years back they lost the back nine to water damage and things were not good. I went out there for the the first time since the back nine reopened last summer. Course was back in great shape. All 18 are in the best shape I can recall them ever being. I am from the west side of Cleveland and had a chance to talk to the staff about the need to advertise in the Cleveland area. They used to get a lot of play from people out of Cleveland, but I think that has dropped off since the issue with the back nine. With the discounts for Seniors and through the various online sites, it is a great deal for the money. The course is back and better than ever.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Friendly Staff & Great Course

Sawmill is a great course to play and everyone in the clubhouse extremely helpful!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 196
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 25 Contributor
Ohio Advisor
Previously Played

Play SawMill w/o wind is nice

Course in great condition, but my game has declined so much that Sawmill plays long, especially the par3s. I can tell Cedar Fair is putting money into the course, improving drainage, especially #12&13. Huge greens, so a 3putt is a given ......otherwise fun layout.
Clubhouse is being remodeled, staff is awesome (especially mgr Abby), and fun day with random pairing.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 196
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 25 Contributor
Ohio Advisor
Previously Played

Hot July Afternoon @ Sawmill

Course in great shape & holes 12&13 recovered from last week's flooding. The Hallway Hole #12 is still the toughest par 5 for this old guy. The wind was mild this hot 90* afternoon, but no excuse for 4 or 5 3putts. Staff (Abby & Sean) is awesome & GolfNow provides great Hot Deals, so hopefully that continues with the Cedar Point ownership.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Swamp

I used to recommend this course to everyone. That will stop now. Their drainage system is a disaster. Standing water on most every hole after at least 2 days without heavy rain. They built a wall of dirt last year on number 12 but apparently not high enough. There were balls in the fairway you couldn't even reach with a ball retriever because the "puddles" were so large. I've seen a few courses reinvesting the windfall profits they have been enjoying since the pandemic but Sawmill is not one of them. Very sad.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/28/2021

Hello, thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We with the recent rain we are working to get everything up to par. We have projects ongoing to recover the fairways and greens from the water on the course. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Sawmill Creek Golf & Racquet Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Horrible experience with a staff member

I used the bathrooms that unknowingly were only for marina guests. When I came out of the restroom a course worker was in a golf cart next to my husband's golf cart. He told me that the bathroom was only for marina guests. I, thinking he was joking, old him that I had a boat, but it was in Saundusky, He looked at me, drove past me in his cart and said "Don't do it again". I will never golf there again. and will certainly NOT recommend this course to any of my fellow golfers.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/28/2021

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are sorry to hear your customer service experience was not up to par. Please reach out to our management team at (419) 433-3789, and thanks for visiting Sawmill Creek Golf & Racquet Club. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

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