A view of the 15th fairway at Shale Creek Golf Club
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4.6
299 Reviews (299)
5 Stars
193
4 Stars
78
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
93.5%
Recommend this course
279 out of 299 reviews
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4.6
49 Reviews (49)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
93.9%
Recommend this course
46 out of 49 reviews
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4.5
65 Reviews (65)
5 Stars
43
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
93.8%
Recommend this course
61 out of 65 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 7026 yards
Slope 134
Rating 73.5
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Course Details

Year Built 2006
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Brian Huntley (2006)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt required

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.6
299 Reviews (299)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 22
Dinner 12
19th Hole Scenic Views 11
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 38
Water Hazards 38
Undulating Greens 28
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 29
Locals 21
A Weekend Splurge 19
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 35
In the 'Burbs 26
Convenient to the City 10

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Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/22/2021

Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Shale Creek Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course

I have not played here in a few years, I should play it more. Great course and layout. Super staff and options.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/17/2021

We agree, you should play it more! Thanks for coming out. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course is nice

Overall the course is in nice condition. It’s disappointing that the people go play there do not fix their ball marks on greens which takes away from the course. But the tees, fairways, roughs, and bunkers are in nice shape. The biggest drawback was with no starter, it was the Wild West in pace of play. My group was a two-some, there were two singles in front of us, and two two-somes in front of them…somehow we had to wait 5-10 minutes to tee off on EVERY SINGLE HOLE.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/13/2021

Hello. Thank you for reviewing the course. 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 to best 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. Thanks for your feedback on repairing ball marks as well. Thank you for playing Shale Creek Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Shake Creek Golf Fun

Great day on the links!!!
All staff are customer focused and friendly.
Thanks for the excellent experience, we will be back soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/13/2021

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon at Shale Creek Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rainy Sunday

Cons: Bunkers are in poor shape prior to the rain they played like wet sand, tons of ball marks on greens not addressed, bartender was on the slow side and oblivious took 20 minutes to get an order in.

Pros: course held up well to the first round of rain unfortunately wasn’t able to finish due to weather

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/30/2021

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Shale Creek Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for an even better 5-star experience!

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Commented on 08/30/2021

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 such as the wet conditions and service at our bar. We obviously can't do anything about the weather, but we always are working to improve the course and thank for for acknowledging the course conditions holding up to the heavy amount of rain Thank you for playing Shale Creek Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great experience!

Such friendly and helpful staff had a great round today at Shale Creek. Awesome course and will definitely be back again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/25/2021

We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Shale Creek Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/23/2021

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 Shale Creek Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/17/2021

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

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/10/2021

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

Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not worth more than $25

This is supposed to be an upscale course - used to be co-owned with Quarry in canton. The layout is OK, greens are OK but for this money play Pine Hills or for much less Pleasant Valley. Both have much better layout and conditions (Pine Hills). Quarry is possibly the best course in Ohio and the senior rate is $30. The senior rate here is $49!

What bugged me particularly was a 4-some that we caught on the seventh hole and then got stuck forever. They had many options to let us through but did not even acknowledge. I contacted the clubhouse thru G Now and received zero help. We were told that the 4 some were "43 minutes ahead of schedule". Lets think this thru. We caught them on the seventh hole so they must have started at least 1 hour 45 minutes before us. That makes it 10::15. We finished at 4:10 pm. They finished at 4 pm. Do the math!

A course like this needs to invest in a ranger. There are many outstanding courses nearby where golfers have common etiquette. Play Brookledge or Fox Den

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/04/2021

Hello, Golfnutoh. Thank you for reviewing the course. Your feedback about the price of our course is important to us. We always want to make sure we are offering golfers a competitive price for their round. It is our goal to give visitors the best chance to get out and play more. Thank you for playing Shale Creek Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 110
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Overrated Golf Course

$31.35 for 9 holes is ridiculous, particularly when theclub house staff is less than helpful and the greens are scuffed and beaten up pretty badly.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/04/2021

Hello, BreyleyGolf. Thank you for reviewing the course. Your feedback about the price of our course is important to us. We always want to make sure we are offering golfers a competitive price for their round. It is our goal to give visitors the best chance to get out and play more. Thank you for playing Shale Creek Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/03/2021

We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Shale Creek Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Too Pricey for the condition of the course

Traps not good. Greens not recovering. Nobody working on the course. Weekday rates are OK, weekend rates way too high for the condition. NO red, white or blue flags at all. Clubhouse guy was too busy on phone (non golf call) to talk w/ me after the round.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/04/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course. Your feedback about the price of our course is important to us. We always want to make sure we are offering golfers a competitive price for their round. It is our goal to give visitors the best chance to get out and play more. Thank you for playing Shale Creek Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/03/2021

We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Shale Creek Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

As a first timer, I had a wonderful time and enjoyed my round. It was more difficult to find your way to and from the course than playing it,,, however, you will definitely need a cart as most holes are a good distance apart.. Not good to walk it. A couple holes on the course butted against a cattle farm supplying an abundance of the fresh country air, if you catch my drift. Hopefully, this won't deter you from playing... It's a great golf course.. I plan to return next time I'm in the area... ..

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/26/2021

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Shale Creek Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0

Greens

Great layout. Greens suck. Inexcusable for what they charge. That’s the only downside though but it’s a big one.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/27/2021

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note of your thoughts on the greens and we hope to see you back at Shale Creek Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/19/2021

We are so happy you enjoyed your round! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Shale Creek Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/16/2021

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

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/19/2021

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Shale Creek Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/12/2021

Hello and thank you for your review! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon for a 5 star visit, and thanks for choosing Shale Creek Golf Club!

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