Toughest local courses Featured

12:07pm EDT April 25, 2003
Ranked by USGA Slope Rating for back tees as issued by the Northern Ohio Golf Association. In the case of a tie, courses are ranked by back course rating.

Ratings are as of March 1, 2002. A complete listing of all course ratings is available on at www.noga.org/CourseRating.htm.

PRIVATE COURSES

1. Tanglewood Country Club

8745 Tanglewood Trail, Chagrin Falls 44023

Phone: (440) 543-7010

Architect: William Mitchell

Back slope: 144 | Rating: 75.8 | Yardage: 7,029

www.tanglewoodcountryclub.com

2. Glenmoor Country Club

4191 Glenmoor Rd., Canton 44715

Phone: (330) 966-3602

Architect: Jack Nicklaus

Back slope: 139 | Rating: 74.2 | Yardage: 7,015

www.glenmoor.com

3. Sand Ridge Golf Club

12150 Mayfield Rd., Chardon 44024

Phone: (440) 285-8088

Architect: Tom Fazio

Back slope: 138 | Rating: 75.3 | Yardage: 7,129

www.sandridgegolf.com

4. Walden Golf & Tennis Club

585 Club Lane, Aurora 44202

Phone: (330) 995-3102

Architect: William Mitchell

Back slope: 138 | Rating: 75.0 | Yardage: 7,192

5. Barrington Golf Club

350 N. Aurora Rd., Aurora 44202

Phone: (330) 995-0600

Architect: Jack Nicklaus

Back slope: 138 | Rating: 74.9 | Yardage: 7,138

www.barringtonlifestyle.com/course.html

PUBLIC COURSES

1. Reserve at Thunder Hill

7050 Griswold Road, Madison 44057

Phone: (440) 298-3474

Architect: Fred Slagle (1998: Scott Nissley)

Back slope: 152 | Rating: 78.5 | Yardage: 7,504

www.reserveatthunderhill.com

2. Avalon Lakes Golf Club

One American Way, Warren 44484

Phone: (330) 856-8898

Architect: Pete Dye

Back Slope: 143 | Rating: 76.9| Yardage: 7,551

3. StoneWater Golf Club

One Club Drive, Cleveland 44143

Phone: (440) 461-4653

Architect: Michael Hurdzan & Dana Fry

Back Slope: 138 | Rating: 74.8 | Yardage: 7,002

www.stonewatergolf.com

4. Fowler's Mill Golf Course - Lake/River

13095 Rockhaven Road, Chesterland 44026

Phone: (440-729-7569

Architect: Pete Dye

Back Slope: 136 | Rating: 74.7 | Yardage: 7,002

5. Chardon Lakes GC

470 South St., Chardon 44024

Phone: (440) 285-4653

Architect: N.A.

Back Slope: 136 | Rating: 73.5 | Yardage: 6,826