Northeast Ohio's Total Golf Experience
In 1989, Shawnee Hills in Bedford Reservation expanded to 27 holes, including
an 18-hole regulation course and a 9-hole Par 3 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 with the
exception of "gorge holes" #11 and #12. From the original 9-hole regulation
course, only four holes remain intact.
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. At the 18-hole course,
the front nine with its gentle rolling terrain and water hazards has been
likened to a "Florida" course. The challenging back 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 #10 green to the
#11 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 #4. It is a converted par 5 hole, now a 469 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.
Features: pro shop, snack bar, power and hand cart rental, club
rental, practice putting greens, driving range, professional golf lessons,
watered greens, continuous golf cart paths, tees and fairways.