Shawnee Hills is a 27 hole public golf facility located in Bedford Ohio. It is made up of an 18 hole course and now has ajacent to it a par-3, 9-hole course.
With its expansion to 27 holes in 1989, Shawnee Hills in Bedford Reservation is considered the youngest Cleveland Metroparks golf course.
The original 18 holes were designed by local architect Ben Zink in 1957. Zink, a golf course superintendent at Acacia and Kirtland, designed Berkshire Hills in Chesterland and the former Landerhaven Golf Course in Mayfield Heights.
The expansion of the course was designed and constructed by Cleveland Metroparks staff.
Shawnee Hills is the most versatile course in Cleveland Metroparks. Lessons are available and players can practice on the 29-station driving range. Beginners can enhance skills on the sporty par 3 course.
The back nine on the 18-hole regulation course with its gentle rolling terrain and water hazards has been likened to a Florida course. The challenging front nine with its hills and large pines, maples, oaks, and beautiful Deer Lick Creek, is reminiscent of a course in the Carolinas. As you walk down the hill from the #1 green to the #2 tee, take note of the grave site of Mary Egbert. The Egberts farmed the land that most of the course was built on. Mary was one of the Egbert sisters and died at the age of three in 1843.
The most difficult hole at Shawnee Hills, and possibly the toughest hole in Cleveland Metroparks, is #13. It is a converted par 5 hole, now a 451 yard uphill, tree-lined, dogleg left par 4.
The best feature of Shawnee Hills is its versatility. Players can enjoy the game no matter what the skill level. The 18 hole course is a par 71 and plays to 6,366 yards. The 9 hole par 3 is a par 27 for the nine holes and plays to 1,293 yards. The par 3 is the place to hone your short game
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