Hawthorne Valley CCHawthorne Valley Golf Club

Hawthorne Valley Golf Club
27840 Aurora Rd
Solon, Ohio 44139
Cuyahoga County

Phone(s): (440) 232-8880, (440) 232-1400
Fax: (440) 439-6856
Website: www.hawthornevalleygc.com

Hawthorne Valley Golf Club in Solon is a Donald Ross design that is considered one of the best public golf courses in Ohio. Since opening in 1926, the course has undergone several improvements over the years that have built upon its longstanding reputation. It became more challenging while maintaining its classic design. The layout features numerous strategically placed bunkers as well as water hazards on several holes. The greens and fairways are also kept in immaculate condition. The final trio of holes is the most challenging on the course. The 16th is a long par 4 with a sloped fairway, and there is a lake on the left side of the fairway on the 17th. Hawthorne Valley Golf Club's finishing hole is a tricky par 4 that doglegs left and plays uphill.

Hawthorne Valley Golf Club
3 stars out of 5 (based on 5 reviews)
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Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Donald Ross
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1926
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Bent Grass
  • Greens: Bent Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: No
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $40
  • Weekends: $40

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Collared shirt and bermuda shorts required. NOT permitted are denim, cargo shorts and cargo pants, sweat pants, cut-offs, bathing suits, and tank tops.
  • Credit cards accepted:

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Gold 70 6533 132 71.8
White 70 6090 126 70
Red (W) 72 5636 128 73.3
Blue 70 6330 129 71.1

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Hawthorne Valley Golf Club
    1 stars out of 5
    by Greg Gilbert
    on September 07th, 2018 14:47
    9/6: I had heard many good reviews of Hawthorne Valley, but unfortunately this course was in BAD condition. The tee boxes were full of un-repaired divots and weeds. The fairways were mowed, but were brown and full of divots and weeds.
    The bunkers looked like they have not been maintained in weeks, as they were low on sand, hard and some were filled with mud-unplayable. But the greens were in even worse shape. Brown grass, divots and clearly unmaintained.
    Do yourself a favor and stay away. There are other muni courses in the area that are in much better condition (Gleneagles & Grantwood).
  • Hawthorne Valley Golf Club
    1 stars out of 5
    by HB
    on May 31st, 2016 12:28
    What a shame....

    Very disappointed from our start to finish. First, the price quoted on there phone was much less than what they charged us upon arrival. They said the person made a mistake and "was new." They had no desire to honor their error.

    Sand traps were a not cared for and a complete lack of drinking water, let alone ball washers for the golfer's convenience.

    They took a beautiful course with decades of wonderful memories and allowed us to leave with discontent.

    I hope that they can get their "act together" before everyone leaves the course feeling dissatisfied as our group did.
  • Hawthorne Valley Golf Club
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by David
    on May 31st, 2016 11:32
    Don't waste your time and money! Course needs help - sand traps are a mess - no drinking water on course - ball washers removed - trash overflowing in baskets - Quoted one price on the phone from Matt and cashier who was the HM would not honor - used excuse that it was Matts first day
    Theses guys took a well run and very well maintained course and turned into crap!!!
  • Hawthorne Valley Golf Club
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Jeff Light
    on February 25th, 2016 07:28
    Awesome course, however, ownership has decided to close this gem down for the 2016 season. What a shame!
  • Hawthorne Valley Golf Club
    5 stars out of 5
    by michael thirion
    on September 15th, 2014 06:14
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