Win tee times at some of the world's premier courses.

Congress Lake

Hartville, Ohio
Hartville, Ohio
Rankings
  • Address1 East Dr NE, Hartville, OH 44632, USA

Congress Lake Country Club promotes the range of amenities it offers families in northern Ohio, but it doesn’t shirk the hard truths. As its website notes: “Families are important, but so is golf.” Fortunately the club has a Donald Ross route to satisfy this essential need.

The course plays much the same way as when Ross left it during 1926, to just 6,600 yards from the back tees. That said, well-bunkered greens will make those short yards anything but easy. The case-and-point comes from the closer, a rare par three final hole. Playing 165 yards, the green is surrounded by seven bunkers, ensuring that anything a hair off in any direction will result in a tough save. Granted, we don’t envy those who miss more than a hair in any direction, as they will inevitably need to chip over these bunkers to get up-and-down. Those wracked by nerves on this tee shot may even hit one into the Congress Lake outlet, which runs in front of the teebox and into the club’s title lake.

The body of water also plays an intimidating role on the No. 7 hole, where it pools both in front and to the left of the green, making accuracy the key word on the approach to this 360-yard par four (“patience” is another key word for bombers when coming off this tee).

Congress Lake Country Club promotes the range of amenities it offers families in northern Ohio, but it doesn’t shirk the hard truths. As its website notes: “Families are important, but so is golf.” Fortunately the club has a Donald Ross route to satisfy this essential need.

Carousel
1 / 1
Map

Course Reviews

Leave a Review

* Required
  • 5 images maximum
  • Images must be a jpg file type and no more than 5mb
Sort By:

This course has not been reviewed.

If you have played this course, consider .

Thanks for the review

Your review has been successfully submitted and will be reviewed for approval.

Course Reviewed

You’ve already submitted a review for this course.

Please Sign In

Please sign in before submitting a review.

Sign In

Course Architect

View All
Donald Ross

Donald Ross worked with Old Tom Morris at St Andrews in 1893 then spent part of the following season at Carnoustie before returning to serve under the Dornoch club secretary John Sutherland.

Explore More Courses

Firestone (South)

Firestone (South)

Thank you

You've been subscribed.

Already Subscribed

You are already subscribed to our newsletter. Thank you for subscribing.

We've made some changes

Top 100 Golf Courses has a new look and feel. If you have comments or questions about the changes, please let us know.

Submit Feedback