The first Cleveland Metroparks golf course, Little Met (originally named Course #2), was built as a temporary golf course in 1924. Its purpose was to stimulate interest as well as to satisfy the desire of anxious golfers prior to the opening of Big Met Golf Course. Seven years later, the demand for golf continued and the Cleveland Metropolitan Park Board decided to continue operating the course.
Originally, the fairways of Little Met were merely old meadows. Putting greens were constructed by smoothing the land and sowing grass seed. Today, it's still evident that some of the tees and greens are level with the surrounding terrain. In 1982, six tees were raised and a watering system was installed. The architect for Little Met was most likely Stanley Thompson, who designed a total of 27 holes in Rocky River Reservation.
Little Met was also the first golf course (and probably one of the last) in the region to offer an alternative to golf in the winter - archery golf. This form of archery became very popular, and ironically this led to its demise because people were being injured by the flying "arrows."