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Played Sugar Bush in Garretisville for the first time yesterday. This course is a great layout and suitable for all skill levels. Beautiful rolling terrain, every hole is different, great condition. I'm definitely adding it to my must play list at least a couple of times a year. The only disappointment was the slow greens. They could make this course brutally tough if they wanted to as some greens are severely sloped. I'm sure in order to speed-up play they elected to slow the greens down, but they should speed them up at least a little.

Added: July 22, 2014
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Our foursome just played Hawk's Nest down in Creston....what a great track in absolutely beautiful shape...well worth the drive from I271 & I 480...about 50 mins on a Sunday morning. This is a can't miss for most golfers...low handicappers will be adequately challenged, everyone else will be pleased that they weren't beat up. Fabulous golf!!

Added: July 21, 2014
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Special Olympics Golfer in need of longer clubs. My 6'1" step-son has been using my very old clubs (I'm 5'9";). He golfs for the Lorain County Special Olympics team. If anyone has or knows someone who might be willing to donate clubs they no longer use (made for RH golfer around 6ft), PLEASE contract me. THANK YOU VERY MUCH for any help you can provide!

Added: July 12, 2014
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Played RAWIGA last week. What a nice course. Played on a weekday, 23 for 18 and a cart with a dog and drink at the turn. Got out early, just a twosome, played in 3 1/2 hours. Great condition, nice variety of holes and people that actually wave faster players through. Going back next week.

Added: July 11, 2014
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We played Springvale in North Olmsted last week. The course has never looked better. T-s, fairways, and greens were in great shape. Few rough spots from all the heavy rain we had this year, but they were patching them and they were coming along nicely. 3 years ago I vowed to never play the place again. Aside from the money they invested in the course, you can clearly see what good management can do for a course.

Added: July 6, 2014
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About Tanglewood - While it may not be top ten for sure, it is a difficult course to score on. I haven't been out there since last year and I hear it's improved somewhat. The slope rating is up there and I can think of several holes that'll ruin your score. And I too play all over, seeking out the nice and tough courses. I'm only a nine hdcp but I never had a score I liked at Tanglewood. I see they're not on GolfNow anymore so the good deals are history I guess.

Added: June 30, 2014
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Thanks for the comments about Little Moluntain, was thinking of playing there this weekend but am going to stay away. The reason their greens are so bad is because of the weather we had this spring. When we got all that rain and then freezing temperatures behind it it burned all all the greens (think freeser burn on food). WIth greens that are arrirated and cut short (like Little mountain) this will exagerrate this problem. Orginally from Michigan and some of the top CC's in the detroit area are not even open yet because of the extended freeze we had this summer (even those who covered their greens). When your greens can take up to 45 days of freeze during the winter months and you end up getting up to 90 and then the freezer burn it's going to be tough. Courses that do not cut their greens as tight as some others will not be as bad as those who cut them tight.

Added: June 25, 2014
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Nothing personal, just don't think Tanglewood belongs in the top 10.

Added: June 24, 2014
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Painesville John...All I am saying is that Tanglewood is a tough course and that it is coming back to its former form I don't know that I need to "get out more." I have played 17 of the top 20 courses listed, including Pine Hills (maybe 20 times) and Boulder Creek (7 or 8 times). They are both great courses. I am not trying to criticize anyone, I am just saying Tanglewood is a good play. Don't take it personally.

Added: June 23, 2014
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Eddie, those numbers go out the window when course conditions are lacking. When I played there last summer the place was a mess. How about Pine Hills? One of the best around and always in great condition. Boulder Creek is another. I have played more than half of the top 20 list and Tanglewood does not compare.

Added: June 19, 2014
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