"A bad day on the golf course is better than a good day at work". When it comes to golf, Northeast Ohio offers a couple hidden gems to enjoy during your stay with Vineyard Woods. Below are three enjoyable courses open to the public that are a short drive from our property.
Hemlock Springs Golf Club - (2 miles from VW) - Hemlock Springs Golf Club is a par 72 championship style golf course nestled in the vineyards of Ashtabula County. The course was designed by Ben Zink and opened in 1961. The course plays at 6,520 yards from the blue tees and provides a fair challenge for golfers of all abilities. The four sets of tees ensure a fair and enjoyable round of golf for players of all abilities and at the same time will give you the opportunity to use all the clubs in your bag. They strive to create the ideal environment to relax, share a round with friends, and appreciate the surrounding beauty. The course is completely free from residential developments and provides a very peaceful round of golf surrounded by nothing but nature. A fun fact about Hemlock Springs is that Ben Curtis, 2003 British Open Champion, holds the course record. (18 hole w/cart rates $28-35)
Madison Country Club - (13 miles from VW) - Nestled along the shores of Lake Erie lies Madison Country Club, a graceful course effortlessly contoured that strives to provide a masterful golf experience in Northern Ohio. Expertly manicured, with some of the state’s most admired panoramas on display, Madison Country Club’s guests leave feeling both pleasantly surprised and equally satisfied. Founded in 1923 based on a design from perennial Ohio course architect Sandy Alves, Madison Country Club is adorned with Alves’ signature features, such as demanding water shots and narrow fairways. Best known for its elegant landscaping, Madison has captured the surrounding features of this beachy bay area to create an exquisite course that feels organic to the region. In an appeal to golfers of all skill levels, Madison Country Club provides four sets of tees. Corresponding to the surrounding topography and matured tree lines, this 6,487-yard par-72 registers a 72.2/129 course/slope rating — a stern challenge by any measure. (18 hole w/cart rates $29-49)
Little Mountain Country - (23 miles from VW) - Lush fairways and unequaled vistas await those who walk the grounds of Little Mountain Country Club. Since its opening in May of 2000, Little Mountain has been consistently listed among the top public courses in Ohio and was also awarded the coveted 5-Star ranking from Golf Digest in 2006. Mature wooded grounds, ample fairways, exquisite bunkering and incredible views of Lake Erie will make your time on the course pleasurable. The bentgrass greens, fairways and tees are kept in immaculate condition, a feature lending itself to an enjoyable round of golf. The generous greens allow even the average player a great chance to score well and enjoy their round. (18 hole w/cart rates $35-60)