Manakiki Golf Course
cant wait to go back
Great little Don Ross course. challenging elevation changes, very mountain course like. greens in spectacular condition, bunkers need drainage system as most were filled with water from previous day storm. will definitely play next time I'm in north east Ohio.
August 20, 2014
Beautiful course horrible staff
I have previously enjoyed playing Manakiki but the staff is making the experience umpleasant which riuns whais supposed to be a relaxing endeavor. I arrived at the course and encountered difficulty with the clubhouse staff regarding paying with a credit in their system which was a gift card purchased by my fiance. I was told in a letter that I only need to have ID but was told by two staff members at the course this was not their policy; can anyone say "consistent message"? This I had to search my car and luckily had kept the letter and the gift card in it; whew! Then to add unsult to injury, I go to the starter shed to tee off and I'm told that I am being paired with a threesome (which is no big deal) to which I agreed. However, the starter then tells me that I need to give back my cart and jump in the cart with a gentleman who is enjoying his pre-round cigarette and I am a non smoker. I politely tell the starter that o would prefer to keep my cart as I paid for a single tee time and after some banter back and forth he relented and paired me with two gentlemen walking. By now I am totally agitated and the beginning of my round reflected it. Perhaps it's time for some of the "old heads" to either simply golf or go home. Back to Sleepy Hollow and Shawnee Hills for me!
August 18, 2014
Awesome Donald Ross Classic!
Manakiki is classic Donald Ross, which means the greens can account for a lot of strokes. Course can play short, especially Par5s (why did I bogie 3?), but course in excellent condition. Nice hard fairways, but rough will tangle around ball, and especially around the greens, the key word is "commit" to the shot. The only negative thing I can even think of, is the general public doesn't realize how great this place is, evidenced by the un-raked sand bunkers from previous play.
August 11, 2014
put this on your bucket list
Only played 9 holes. After our t-shot on #10 the heavens let loose. Front nine the weather was great.
Front nine had lots of elevation changes. Greens are Don's best part of his courses--loved them. #1 hdcp hole you must keep in the fairway.
August 6, 2014
Beautiful old course. Lots of tricky contours on greens. Lots of elevation changes. Could use some gold tees for senior players like myself and one of my playing partners. Too long from whites and too short from womens.
July 30, 2014
Beautiful but slow
The course was in great shape but the pace of play was terrible. We waited on every tee box for at least 1 sometimes 2 groups in front of us. When we made the turn we made a comment to the starter who said the ranger had told him everything was fine. We had not seen the ranger in the entire 3 hours we spent on the front 9. When we told the started that his response was "we don't have a way to contact the ranger". I would go back, but i would only play very early AM, or late afternoon when it may not be as slow.
July 9, 2014
Always a solid play, this round was no exception. I love Manakiki and always seem to have a good time here. Friendly staff, well kept course, and a great day to boot!
July 7, 2014
Beautiful golf course
One of my favorite courses, the course is well maintained and always fun to play.
July 5, 2014