Best of 2016: Top 25 golf courses in Ohio



Virtues Golf Club, formerly named Longaberger, made the Top 25 courses in Ohio in 2016. (Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor)
EagleSticks Golf Club features several striking, elevated tee shots, like the par-5 18th hole. (Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor)
A deep bunker fronts the 16th green at Windmill Lakes Golf Club. (Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor)
The cool clubhouse at Manakiki Golf Course frames the 18th green. (Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor)

Ohio is a state that is far more well known for its exclusive private courses than its public offerings, but that doesn't mean golfers aren't playing exceptional rounds themselves. The top 25 courses in Ohio feature an eclectic mix of courses in all parts of the Buckeye State, from Cleveland in the north to Columbus and Cincinnati farther south. Like many parts of the country, area golfers have had the benefit of certain private clubs opening their doors in recent years, and they're earning strong marks from golfers by opening up their tee sheets. The land of Jack Nicklaus, this list has no designs from the Golden Bear, but features designs from Tom Fazio, Arthur Hills, Donald Ross, Michael Hurdzan-Dana Fry and more.

To compile our state lists, we used a similar method to that of our our national Top 50 ranking. A course's score is based on their overall (50%) rating and subcategory average (50%). Reviews are weighted based on how prolific that reviewer is on Golf Advisor, and a course receives a bump in their rating if their score is better than that reviewer's average score.

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Top courses by subcategory in Ohio in 2016

Course layout: Quarry Golf Club
Course conditions: Red Hawk Run Golf Course
Value: Flying B Golf Club
Off-course amenities: Legendary Run Golf Club
Pace of play: Red Hawk Run Golf Course
Staff friendliness: Red Hawk Run Golf Course

Top 25 golf courses in Ohio in 2016

25. Oak Shadows Golf Club

New Philadelphia

24. Delaware Golf Club

Delaware

23. Raintree Country Club

Uniontown

22. Ridge Top Golf Course

Medina

21. Indian Ridge Golf Club

Oxford

20. Shale Creek Golf Club

Medina

19. Virtues Golf Club

Nashport

18. Manakiki Golf Course

Willoughby

17. Quarry Golf Club

Canton

16. Knoll Run Golf Course

Lowellville

15. Deer Ridge Golf Club

Bellville

14. Windmill Lakes Golf Club

Ravenna

13. Snow Hill Country Club

New Vienna

12. Stone Ridge Golf Club

Bowling Green

11. Pheasant Run Golf Course

Lagrange
No. 19 for Pace of Play, No. 23 friendliest, No. 14 value in the U.S. in 2016

10. Heatherwoode Golf Club

Springboro

9. Majestic Springs Golf Course

Wilmington

8. Fowlers Mill Golf Course

Chesterland

7. Eagle Sticks Golf Club

Zanesville

6. Sawmill Creek Golf Club & Resort

Huron

5. Legendary Run Golf Club

Cincinnati

4. Turtle Creek Golf Course

Greenville

3. North Course at Firestone Country Club

Akron

2. Stonelick Hills Golf Course

Batavia

1. Red Hawk Run Golf Course

Findlay
No. 33 in the U.S. in 2016

Feb 28, 2017

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Brandon Tucker

Managing Editor

Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.


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