A Quick Nine: Ohio's best courses

Longaberger Golf Club
Courtesy Longaberger Golf Club
Longaberger has received statewide and national acclaim as one of the best courses in the country.
John Kim, Coordinating Producer

Series: A Quick Nine

Published: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 | 1:20 p.m.

One of the nation's most passionate golfing populations reside in the great state of Ohio. We asked our over 140,000 Facebook fans for their help in compiling the best places for residents and visitors to tee it up when they visit the Buckeye State. Here's their list.

9.) Brookledge Golf Club, Cuyohoga Falls: This Arthur Hills creation recently underwent a million dollar renovation.
Igor Petrovich: Big fan of Brookledge outside of Akron, affordable yet challenging and with the recent makeover it's a well kept course as well

8.) Grey Hawk Golf Club, Lagrange: a public daily fee golf course that incorporates a strategic examination of trajectory, direction, distance and creatively blends it with the beauty of the natural features, sand and water.
John E Satanek Jr: Grey Hawk in Lagrange. Hole 3, island surrounded by sand. Hole 11, island in water. Holes 7,8, and 9 one tough string of holes. Par 5 Hole 7 can be played so many different ways and can get scores easily from 4 to 15.

7.) Seven Hills Country Club, Hartville: Minutes from Akron, Canton and Youngstown, Seven Hills is home to the 2011 Ohio Publinx.
Mike Bennett: Seven hills in hartville,ohio... always in great shape, challenging but fair. held many amateur tourny's, can be long and tough from the tips. Affordable and scenic. a true hidden gem in small town ohio!

6.) Cooks Creek Golf Club, Ashville: One of the most highly-acclaimed courses in Ohio. This gem sits about 25 minutes south of Columbus
Mark Cross: Cook's Creek- public- always perfect condition- great layout from back tees!

Ryan Smith: Cooks creek is solid when not too much rain. Front 9 sits low., but I like how sides are different.

5.) Darby Creek Golf Course, Marywville: Two distinct layouts mark this track. One is a tree-lined nine with scenic views, the other is equally pretty but with a Scottish links feel.
Keith Weaver: I stand by Darby Creek in marysville. Great course with a number of memorable holes. Greens are phenomenal.

4.) Shale Creek Golf Club, Medina: Many mentioned Shale Creek as one of the most scenic and best conditioned found anywhere
Scott Sharon: Shale Creek in Medina Ohio links style...... they keep that course like your playing in the Masters...

3.) Table Rock Golf Club, Centerburg: Perhaps known more for its association with putting icon Scotty Cameron, the course itself is a favorite amongs golfers in the know.
Rob Reasoner: Table Rock. Home of the International Cameron Convention. They have a putter room in the pro shop. All kinds of Scotty Cameron Tour putters in there. Course is great as well.

2.) Black Diamond Golf Club, Millersburg: Unique? Yes. Demanding? Of course. Beautiful? Absolutely. Hard to beat this Millersburg gem.
Jay MacMaster You will never play a course like black diamond. 6400 yards feels like 7400 yards including a 715 par 6! Awesome experience every hole is a challenge. Also the best par 5 I've ever played #14. Everyone should play it at least once.

1.) Longaberger Golf Club, Nashport: Widely lauded as Ohio's best of the best, Longaberger had many fans in our Facebook nation
Jason F. Collins Longaberger from the tips is killer.
Jim McLeod Longaberger. Always well maintained.