Shores & Islands Ohio Golf Trail

Top 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.


Oak Harbor Golf Club

1. Catawba Island Club

Holes: 18; Par: 72
4235 Beach Club Rd
Port Clinton, OH 43452

Golf traditions at Catawba Island Club go back to the 1920s when there was a nine-hole golf course associated with the Catawba Cliffs Community and the Catawba Cliffs Beach Club. Today, CIC offers an 18-hole Arthur Hills designed golf course that is kept in pristine condition. Being one of the only golf courses along the shores of Lake Erie, CIC has been a popular destination for families and golfers for generations. The design provides an interesting and varied test that has delighted members and challenged US Open hopefuls. *THIS IS A PRIVATE COURSE. A MEMBER OF CATAWBA ISLAND CLUB MUST ACCOMPANY ALL NON-MEMBERS*

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Sawmill Creek Golf Club

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

Sawmill Creek’s course was created to satisfy players of every skill level. Rolling hills, pristine fairways and beautiful water features make this one of the best golf courses in Ohio. Designed by world-renowned golf architect Tom Fazio, this course stretches 6,700-yards and features diverse terrain, scenery and shot selection.  Open to the public, this par 71 golf course delivers not only a challenge, but also an escape to nature found nowhere else in northeast Ohio.

6. 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.

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. 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.

9. 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.