Golf in New Franklin

50% Off Golf - Training

The Modern Swing Academy

Green

$125 $63

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 52% Private Golf Lessons with Doug Dowell

Doug Dowell at Sluggers & Putters

Canal Fulton

$45 $22

Trainer Doug Dowell helps students discover and perfect their own unique golf swing

Up to 54% Off Lessons at Mudbrook Golf Center

Mudbrook Golf Center

Huron

$100 $49

PGA pro breaks down swing mechanics with digital diagnostic and provides corrective advice to help golfers develop consistent swing

Up to 58% Off at Rustic Hills Country Club

Rustic Hills Country Club

Montville

$42 $19

Nine-hole, par 32 course features four par 3s and a pond that nearly surrounds the picturesque seventh green

Up to 52% Off at Greg Jones Golf Academy

Greg Jones Golf Academy

Sharon

$60 $30

Lessons and junior golf program at The Golf Improvement Center with professional instructor whose experience spans more than two decades

Up to $501 Off Round of Golf or Weekly Tee Time

Skyland Golf Course

Hinckley

$70 $35

Streamlined 6,115-yard course presents an approachable, par-72 layout with water features and bunkers to challenge experienced players

Up to 72% Off at Valleaire Golf Club

Valleaire Golf Club

North Royalton

$80 $40

Golf course sculpted into wooded landscape in 1963 features frequent water hazards that come into play on nearly half of holes

Up to 50% Off at Deer Pass Golf Course in Seville

Deerpass Golf Club

Seville

$58 $29

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18-hole, par 71 course snakes across 6,012 yd. of rolling hills & memorable holes, including 155 yd. par 3 with island green

Half Off 18-Hole Round of Golf

Green Valley Golf Club

Fairfield

$60 $30

18-hole course stretches to 6,200 yards through hills of Tuscarawas County

Up to 48% Off at Astorhurst Country Club

Astorhurst Country Club

Walton Hills

$62 $35

18-hole course abutting Tinkers Creek in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park challenges golfers' shot-shaping, control, and discipline

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My Loop Network Golf Card

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Discount golf cards help golfers save on greens fees during the 2014 golf season

Up to 52% Off Golf at Valley Golf Club

Valley Golf Club

Columbiana

$26 $13

Nine-hole course's fairways and rough lend themselves to golfers of all skill level

Up to 51% Off Golf Practice at The Range

The Range

Highland Hills

$55 $29

3 acres of grass tees, 30 artificial turf tees, and a short-game area facilitate focused practice of the whole golf game

Up to 55% Off 18-Hole Round of Golf

Highland Golf Course

Highland Hills

$76 $35

Two courses with rolling fairways and undulating greens welcome golfers of all skill levels

Up to 51% Off Golf-Swing Analysis

Andy Santor Golf Academy

Boardman

$50 $25

Golf expert captures the student's golf swing using high speed cameras, then analyzes mechanics and offers corrective advice

Up to 58% Off at Parto's Golf Learning Center

Parto's Golf Learning Center

Coitsville

$30 $15

Games on 9-hole, par-3 golf course; driving range offers a large grass tee, putting green, and a chipping area with a sand bunker

Up to 51% Off Golf for Two or Four

Tanglewood Golf Course

Pulaski

$50 $25

18-hole course winds around rolling hills and densely wooded acreage

Up to 62% Off a Golf Outing for Two or Four

EagleSticks Golf Club

Zanesville

$130 $59

Diverse trees and waterfalls are strewn across bentgrass fairways and greens on 6,508-yard course built on dramatically undulating farmland

Up to 49% Off at Vista Golf Course

Vista Golf Course

Muskingum

$74 $39

Recently renovated course showcases ponds and grasses incorporated into open fairways and sprawling vistas

32% Off Golf at Oglebay Resort & Conference Center

Oglebay Resort & Conference Center

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$144 $98

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Golfers choose between two 18-hole championship style courses that feature sweeping vistas and challenging layouts

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Established: 1993
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Reservations/Appointments: Required
Most popular offering: Golf lessons
Pro Tip: Everybody has their own golf swing from which to start from in improving their golf game
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes

Q&A with Doug Dowell, Teacher

What makes your business stand out?
Golf lessons are based upon the students experience, physical capabilities, equipment, and ability to practice. There is not one golf swing for everyone. We all have our own swing that we have developed over time. Video is available and can be used. Scheduling is very easy and can be done almost anytime.

What inspired you or the owner (if that’s not you) to start or run this business?
Love of the game of golf and the desire to introduce as many people as possible to a lifetime of enjoyment. Also, the immediate gratification that one gets from teaching and sharing like experiences.

What’s your favorite part about your job?
Interaction with all types of people and sharing their enjoyment in learning the game of golf.

333 Lafayette Dr NW
Canal Fulton,
OH
US

The 9-hole, par-three course at Mulligan Springs, situated in Portage County, challenges, but also subdues, golfers with reflective ponds and mini waterfalls that ripple across rocky structures. Here, the casual, uncrowded atmosphere is especially inviting to novice golfers, who can avoid the air of intimidation and ball washers filled with molasses that come with playing on more difficult courses. As abundant as they are out on the links, Mulligan Springs' modest vibes stretch to its clubhouse area, which features an outdoor patio for relaxing after rounds.

2205 Congress Lake Rd
Mogadore,
OH
US

Since 1985, the Kent State University Museum has served as a time-traveling portal for fashion and design, allowing style-stalkers to admire some of the world’s most exquisite dresses, costumes, paintings, and furniture dating back to the 18th century. The museum came into being when two New York dress manufacturers, Jerry Silverman and Shannon Rodgers, donated 4,000 costumes and accessories, nearly 1,000 pieces of decorative art, and a 5,000-volume reference library. A year later the museum was fortified with 10,000 pieces of American glass, from Akron antique collectors Jabe Tarter and Paul Miller, which had been carefully guarded from errant baseball throws and juggle-hungry clowns. Today the eight galleries feature a revolving door of exhibits from world-famous artists and designers, highlighting the cultural and artistic significance of fashion.

2346 State Route 59
Kent,
OH
US

Sculpted into the Ohio countryside in 1928, Maplecrest Golf Club’s course spans 6,312 yards of immaculate fairways that arch over gentle hilltops for a par 71 round. The club’s intrepid greenskeepers work hard to keep the course in pristine condition, including maintaining an onsite greenhouse where they grow all the course’s plants, trees, flowers, and sand-trap rakes before incorporating them into the layout. Throughout the course, fairways tunnel through imposing tree lines, so players should consider making a preround stop at the club’s driving range or bribing the oldest oak in their neighborhood for favorable treatment from its fellow timbers.

219 Tallmadge Rd
Kent,
OH
US

The staff at The Golf Improvement Center knows that shaving strokes is all about getting the little things right. This precision is evident in the center’s facilities, from the 7,500 square-foot putting green modeled after the famous Himalayas putting course at St. Andrews to the seven target greens scattered around the 320-by-300-yard driving range and laser measured to every hitting station. Instead of the oversize range balls at the great majority of driving ranges, which get tired of flying after 100 yards, players hit real regulation golf balls that get recycled every year, which provides the invaluable feel and results of actual strokes. The center also recognizes that golfers committed to improvement can’t sacrifice practice time just because the course is full of rain, snow, or carnivorous fog. Thus, when the 24,000 square feet of grass tees aren’t available due to these or other concerns, players can continue to practicing their drives and chips on the 38 covered Fiberbuilt mats, some of which are also heated. At dusk, stadium-level lights flicker on to ensure the continuous bombardment of golf balls into the night sky.

116 Medina Rd
Medina,
OH
US

The first hole on the course at Rustic Hills Country Club carves an arc along the westerly banks of Rustic Hills Lake, a dramatic opening to the relatively short nine-hole track. With a par of 32, the course is dominated by four par 3s, yet makes up for its shorter layout with frequent hills that force swing adjustments and a steady diet of golf balls for the course's many water hazards—including one that almost entirely surrounds the seventh green.

Just off the golf course, the stately grounds of Rustic Hills Country Club encompass a fine- dining restaurant, Fireside Restaurant and Lounge which is also open to the public. Membership opportunities are available. Contact Rustic Hills for more information.

5399 River Styx Rd
Medina,
OH
US