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4.0
222 Reviews (222)
5 Stars
101
4 Stars
83
3 Stars
25
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
83.5%
Recommend this course
200 out of 222 reviews
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4.1
26 Reviews (26)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
88.5%
Recommend this course
23 out of 26 reviews
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4.1
50 Reviews (50)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.6
84.0%
Recommend this course
42 out of 50 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
222 Reviews (222)

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
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Well Maintained

Course was easy to navigate for a first timer. Greens, traps, tees fairways and the rough were all in great condition. Course was beautiful with plenty of variation between holes including elevation changes, dog legs, trees and water.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

A great course on the shore of Lake Erie

Sawmill Creek is a big course situated on Lake Erie. When the winds are from the north you can hear the roar of the waves. The greens are huge, undulating and can be very fast. It used to be a much more open course but now the trees have matured and there is a premium on accuracy off the tee. There are a few signature holes, most notably the par-3 7th and the par-5 number 12. This course will require you to hit most of the clubs in your bag. There are several tee boxes to suit any golfers abilities. It has been taken over by Cedar Point, a large corporation with deep pockets, so I'm assuming the course will get even better over time. I am blessed to live 5 minutes away!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
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
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Punched Greens

It would be a 5 if they hadn’t just punched the greens.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course, gets wet quickly on back 9although they are working to improve this. Needs new or more sand in the bunkers.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
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Commented on 09/27/2021

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 1-star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit.

We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind.

Played On
Reviews 75
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
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Commented on 09/24/2021

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. Please know the current conditions are by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards a 5-star experience and we hope to see you back!

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 12
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 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pub manager

The pub management needs a more personable manager!!!

Golf management GREAT

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/28/2021

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.

Played On
Reviews 3
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
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