Ohio's Most Beautiful and
2013 Golfweek Magazine's #1 Municipal Course in Ohio and #15 in the nation!
With its spectacular views of Cuyahoga River Valley and classic layout,
Sleepy Hollow Golf Course ranks as one of the great golf challenges in
Cleveland. The punitive nature of the course is clearly evident by the deep
ravines and 58 bunkers that can come into play on its 18 holes. The greens are
clearly the main challenge on many holes. "Stay below the hole" is the best
advice on these greens that can be very steep.
The course was designed by Stanley Thompson, a member of the Royal Canadian
Golf Hall of Fame. It opened in 1925 as a private country club on land leased
from Cleveland Metroparks and was opened to public play in 1963. The course is
set up as a classic "out and in" layout. The early holes on both nines play down
hill and down the prevailing wind, therefore seeming shorter than the yardage
indicates. The incoming holes play uphill and into the wind making them play
It would be hard to find another course in Northeast Ohio where so many holes
are praised for their aesthetic beauty as well as their challenge. Hole #2 is an
impressive par 3 and with the tees back, it's a driver tee shot for all but the
longest of hitters. Followed by the par 4 hole #3, which stretches 481 yards
from the back tee. The back nine is shorter and more strategic. It features #14,
a short par 5 and #17, a short par 4 which are both classic risk/reward
Sleepy Hollow has been the site for many amateur and professional events
including qualifying events for USGA championships and every other year hosting
the Greater Cleveland Amateur Championship.
Features: pro shop, professional golf lessons, snack bar, power and
hand cart rental, club rental, practice putting green, driving range, party
rooms, shower service, continuous cart paths, watered greens, tees and fairways.
Room Rental/Food Service