Shores & Islands Ohio Golf Trail

Top Public Golf Courses

Shores & Islands Ohio is typically known for the thrill of its attractions, pristine beaches, and breathtaking views. But did you know that throughout the region there exists a slice of secluded, peaceful adventure spots, perfect for enjoying a competitive edge? That’s right; the area is home to a handful of beautiful and challenging golf courses! Whether you’re looking to tee off with a view of the lake, searching for a test with a course designed by the legendary Tom Fazio, or seeking local flair from a charming family-owned business, start coasting with the Shores & Islands Ohio Golf Course Trail.

1. Sugar Creek Golf Course & Driving Range

Holes: 18; Par: 71
950 W. Elmore Eastern Rd., Elmore

This 18-hole course features 6,321 yards of golf, including
a 20-tee driving range, and has club rental available.
Catering to golfers from beginners to experienced, the
well-kept links sport friendly and welcoming staff sure
to create a memorable experience for all.

2. Oak Harbor Golf Club

Holes: 18; Par: 72
10433 W. Oak Harbor SE Rd., Oak Harbor

This scenic course contains 18 holes and is known
to cater to golf veterans and rookies alike, offering
lessons from PGA professionals. Golfers can enjoy the
picturesque Portage River that surrounds the course, as
well as enjoy the various wildlife that frequents the area,
including many bald eagles. The course offers a driving
range to warm up your game, as well as club rentals.

3. Saunders Resort Golf Course

Holes: 9; Par: 30
1494 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay

Enjoy some rest and relaxation on the west side of
Put-in-Bay on the island’s 9-hole course. This family
operated attraction is an island favorite to escape the
hustle and bustle of the area while improving one’s golf
game. Due to the short nature of the course, Saunders
is the only place on the island that golf carts are NOT
permitted. Club rentals are available.

4. Mills Creek Golf Course

Holes: 9; Par: 36
1933 Mills St., Sandusky

Mills Creek has been enjoyed by the community since
1931. This quaint course is beloved by people of all ages,
with discounted family fun days advertising discounted
rates on Saturdays and Sundays after 4 pm. Get ready
to compete on the practice putting and chipping
greens! Club rentals are offered.

5. Woussickett Golf Course

Holes: 18; Par: 70
6311 Mason Rd., Sandusky

Family owned and operated since 1984, this 18-hole
course challenges players of all skill levels. With club
rentals offered, a natural grass practice facility allows
golfers to warm up before their round, and the course
cuts through a wooded creek basin that comes into
play on 10 of the 18 holes.

6. Sawmill Creek Golf Club

Holes: 18; Par: 71
600 Sawmill Creek Dr. W., Huron

With Sheldon Marsh Nature Preserve to the west,
Lake Erie to the north, and Sawmill Creek to the east,
this Tom Fazio-designed course provides a unique
experience with beautiful views. While the front nine
holes provide a traditional northern feel as the creek
bubbles throughout, the second nine holes, surrounded
by weeping willow trees and lakeside marshes, make
the experience one to remember. A practice area is
offered to get into the “swing” of things, as well as
club rentals being available! Sawmill Creek has recently
been added to the portfolio of Cedar Point Resorts
and the adjacent lodge will reopen in 2022.

7. Thunderbird Hills Golf Course

Holes: 36; Par: 72
1316 Mudbrook Rd., Huron

Located on the banks of the Huron River, this familyowned course sports 36 holes. Breathtaking, elevated
views of the river can be enjoyed among the large
greens and lush bent grass fairways. A driving range
provides the perfect place for a pre-game warm-up,
and golf club rentals are offered.

8. Vermilion Country Club

Holes: 9; Par: 36
12210 W. Lake Rd., Vermilion

This fun, affordable, family-oriented golf course
features 9 holes. Golfers of all skill levels can enjoy the
large dining area, bar and grill, pavilion, picnic area, and
practice area, with club rentals available as well.

9. Willow Creek Golf Club

Holes: 18; Par: 72
15905 Darrow Rd. E., Vermilion

Public course features a thought-provoking design
that is sure to challenge serious players with years
of experience while helping newcomers relax as
they enjoy learning to play amid some of the most
picturesque scenery in the Ohio. Driving range, pro
shop, practice facilities, and concessions available.