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Valley of the Eagles Golf Course

1100 Gulf Rd, Elyria, Ohio, 44035
Type: Semi-private, open for public play
No. Holes: 18
(440) 365-1411
Architect: Nicklaus Design Group (6)
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Detailed description of Valley of the Eagles Golf Course

Valley of the Eagles Golf Course is a semi-private 18-hole golf course located just 25 miles west of downtown Cleveland in Elyria, Ohio.

The course was built on land that was from 1926-2013 had been Spring Valley Country Club.

Valley of the Eagles opened for play in August 2018. The course was completely redesigned by a team from Jack Nicklaus design.

The golf course plays to a par of 72 and plays to a maximum distance of 6,941 yards. The course winds through the Black River Valley’s sheer black-shale cliffs and along the Black River, with mature elm, oak and ash trees lining the fairways.

Nearly every hole is new, though certain spots and shots bring back memories.

#1 tee box is elevated. It’s a 335 yard par-4 from the blue tees (the second-longest of five sets) and doglegs sharply to the right. The Black River borders the right side of the fairway.

# 2 is  par-5 with elevated tees and doglegs left.

# 5 is a long par-3 playing to 276 yards from the tips over water and sand to an elevated green.

#s 11-18 run along the Black River. Thousands of trees were removed and the open look is obvious on the 426-yard 12th, where a cliff can be seen behind the green.

#14 is a 344-yard par 4. The tee is on an island in the Black River, and the golfer must play over a bank to the fairway. The approach is about 100 yards back to the left to a small island green.

#17 brings the river more into play. It sets up a strong finisher.

#18 is a par 5 that plays 512 yards from the blue tees. The green is shallow, two-tiered and sits behind water. The longer hitters will have to decide whether it’s worth going for in two, and even a layup to the perfect yardage will still be intimidating.


Valley of the Eagles Golf Club was named the “Best U.S. Remodel of 2018” by GOLF Magazine in their  December 2018 issue. The editors of GOLF Magazine in describing the course said “Spring Valley was forgettable. Valley of the Eagles is anything but. Call it Nicklaus magic.”

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Guest (cart included), played on Saturday, June 2019 at 8:20 PM

Day 80 - 100 days, 100 courses (Saturday, May 31, 2019)

Another day trying to outrun the rain and failing.

We got in 16 holes and I managed to lose 6 balls in that time while hitting 85 shots.

The lost balls mostly went in the water that winds around the course.

It was a fun afternoon with Brendon Truscott another Union alum. Brendon and I often play in Boston but it's tough to play with him because his game is so good.

Drives me nuts. Thanks for flying out Bren.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again
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Rank ID # : 029567
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