Golf Course Photo, Sleepy Hollow Golf Course, Brecksville, 44141
Sleepy Hollow Golf Course
Played on December 2018
9445 Brecksville Rd, Brecksville, Ohio, 44141
1 Ranking
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Brian Clark

$10 (cart not included), played on Wednesday, December 2018 at 11:00 AM

Back in the area for business and decided not to miss playing this great public course, again. For a course built 90 years ago, it still can hold its own in layout and length.

I only had time to play the Front 9 (3,395yd / Par 35) but will make plans to return and enjoy this complete 1925 Stanley Thompson designed layout at 6,893yd / 73.3 / 133 Par 35/36 By having four (4) tee boxes you can play it down to 5,226yd / 66.0 / 115 and enjoy the views. The clubhouse sits on top of the highest point, so enjoy the holes/yardage going down because the return trip is much different. Even though its winter conditions on all playing areas, I was not disappointed with conditions. The many well placed green-side sand bunkers were raked and all the same consistency, with summer conditions only getting better.

#1 hole starts right out on a straightaway, downhill 530yd Par 5 that makes you feel good about flight/distance. If your playing from the Blacks/Tips, this will be your last easy par till #8 180yd Par 3.

Hole #2 235yd Par 3 is one ugly look from the tee box to this 50yd Long green. Having a tree guarding LH side, three (3) large traps on the RH side but the front/short apron looked really good today. (My Choice)

The #5 586yd Par 5 is nothing but a long narrow mowed fairway but rough is very playable, at least today it was.

#6 a 200yd Par 3 is another tough looking tee shot by having a ravine in front of you and all carry to the green. Playing slightly uphill, so go a little extra on that club/swing selection.

Your trip back to the clubhouse from here is uphill with #9 396yd Par 4 swinging for the fences and getting carry only. Today with the soft conditions, I started right off playing one (1) club longer and kept it below the hole all day.

Paid $11.50 for nine (9) holes ($36 18/cart) walking because it was cart path only and this is a traditional walking Links layout. Ended up shooting 40/17putts and look forward to return in drier conditions to enjoy the full 18 hole experience. For a course that started out being a Country Club and changed to Public in the early 1960's, its still being maintained by staff/players to the hidden Jewel of the Cleveland Metro-parks courses.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing, Ranks with the best in this price level
Condition of Course, Price, Difficulty, Ambiance, Layout, No Houses on Course
None worth mentioning
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Greens conditions
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Rank ID # : 029381