This week we played one of the best overall public courses you can play in the area. Last year The Dewsweepers voted this topped our list of Top Five Favorite Courses we played last season. Should be noted, we play lots of really nice tracks, all different and unique in their own way. I think we were so taken with Brookledge is that it was so much nicer than any of us had pictured in our minds before we teed off last year.
Brookledge Club House and Patio
Last Sunday we were greeted by the very nice staff first thing in the morning, as the coffee was on, and so were the smiles. The staff at this city owned facility is amazingly pleasant and that's a big deal to us. We teed off right on time at 7AM. Sadly for our first visit to Brookledge this season the weather conditions were very tough for actually playing golf, let alone scoring well. Although the morning looked pleasant enough with a nice sunrise, the winds were blowing about 30 mph, and the temp was in the low 40's.
Thanks for the Sign!!!! - Nice Welcome!
Brookledge is a course that we all played very well last summer when weather conditions were perfect. It is a course that really suits my game especially on the Dewsweeper tour, as I love to play lots of irons. This is not a long golf course, but a target course. For most amateurs, going out to Brookledge and wailing away with the driver all day can be a recipe for disaster unless you are pounding it arrow straight. But with the wind, damp and cold, we all were out of our games, and we were more focused surviving.
But this course is one of the great kept secrets in all of Northeast Ohio. Brookledge is in incredible shape, with fantastic fairways, and smooth, fast, and wonderfully undulated greens. Rough that is just enough, and bunkers that are very well maintained. This is a very visual course with tree lined fairways, all carved into a very nice and rolling terrain. There is just enough of everything to be well balanced. There is not a lot of water trouble at Brookledge, but the creeks, and wetlands are well placed and can cause issues with mis-hits.
On this Sunday, the pin placements were extremely difficult, as most were set deep on the greens. They were certainly competition pins, and made a tough weather condition day, very challenging. With the windy, cold weather, the speed of the greens, pin placements and damp rough, I don't know if this course could have played more difficult on this day. We all scored well below average, but we did have fun as this is a very enjoyable course, and we look forward to going back when it's 80 degrees and still.
Brookledge is a golf course you should certainly put on your list of courses to play at least once this season. It is first class public golf. In fact, we have played some private clubs that are not as nice of a golf course as this. Green, lush, and perfectly maintained clearly with pride and good management. Play it once and you'll play it again, and again.
Beautiful #5 Fairway! Great hole!
We look forward to going back in July when the weather is a bit more kind, and far less windy and cold. We all agreed on that. Brookledge - fantastic course and overall experience.
This week we play, and make our Dewsweepers debut at Maplecrest in Kent! . A course you can play at a great discount when you buy the WQMX Players Golf Card.
Other courses you can play with the Players Golf Card, AND we have played and reviewed so far this year are right here!