The Ohio Experience – Spanning the Buckeye State to Find the Finest Golf Experiences


When it comes to enjoying golf at the highest level it is all about the experience! That’s why MGM is proud to present a new series called The Experience, a summary of what golfers can expect to enjoy when playing some of the Midwest’s finest courses. And who better to relay that knowledge than the head professionals, general managers, and owners at these premium properties. Our first edition focuses on Ohio, the Buckeye State, and home to the greatest major champion of all-time, Jack Nicklaus.

The Virtues Golf Club, Nashport New Name, Same Incredible Property

“The goal of The Virtues Golf Club is for our guests to have the experience as if you were playing at your own private country club. Your day will start with being greeted by a member of the bag staff. After you check in for play you are welcome to use our driving range and short game area to warm up. Then it’s off to Ohio’s only Top 100 Public course rated by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine. What I love about our property is we have no real estate development other than the 60,000 square foot clubhouse and maintenance facilities. The Virtues also has five sets of tees making the golf enjoyable for all levels of play. Following your round you and your guests will have full access to the locker room facilities for a shower if needed before lunch or dinner at the Overlook Restaurant and what might be the best view in all Ohio overlooking the 18th hole.” – Danny Ackerman, General Manager

EagleSticks Golf Club, Zanesville – 9 Stars of Golf Package with The Virtues Can’t Be Beat

“Driving down Maysville Pike, through the small village of South Zanesville, a golfer might be a bit surprised about what they are about to see. Once they pull off of the busy highway, with no glimpse of the golf course from the road, our scenic views will start to take their breath away. Nobody ever expects to see the views they get when the first arrive on the grounds. The Micheal Hurdzan design is awesome, and the playability is the gift from the designer. A big time feel with a gentle touch is the charm of this retired horse farm. A welcoming staff will start the day, and then the golfer will encounter a series of risk reward golf holes with undulating greens that can strike fear in to the heart of a stone handed golfer. At the end of the day, this course will romance the golfer into a love affair that will continue for years to come.” – Kelly Morrow, General Manager

Fowler’s Mill Golf Course, Chesterland – #1 Ranked Ohio Course by GolfWeek

“The experience at Fowler’s Mill Golf Course begins as you pull into the parking lot with the striking scenery of meticulously manicured grounds surrounding the clubhouse and Pete Dye Banquet Hall. The courteous staff waits as you check in to play this Pete Dye Masterpiece.  As you venture to the first tee, you will be greeted by the outside staff who will review the details of the day. The experience on the golf course is second to none as Pete Dye hand crafted a challenging layout accented with his signature split fairways and stunning views for everyone’s enjoyment. Once your round is complete, stop into The Grille for an exquisite meal prepared by our Executive Chef while you enjoy the eclectic atmosphere.” – Mike Mucciarone, General Manager

The Quarry Golf Club, Canton – The Perfect Complement to the Pro Football Hall of Fame

“The Quarry Golf Club has become the place to play in Northern Ohio. The golf course is always kept in supreme condition and is very playable for golfers of all skill levels.  Its scenic views and elevation changes provide a layout second to none, but your experience does not stop there.  Additionally, golfers will appreciate our practice facility (use is included in your guest fee), GPS equipped carts, and our service staff, who will make you feel as though you are visiting a Five-Star resort.  After golf, make sure to allow enough time to stay and enjoy a drink or a meal on the Granite Grille patio overlooking the fabulous 18th hole. The atmosphere is tremendous and the food is even better. The Quarry Golf Club and Granite Grille offer the golfer the perfect day from start to finish,” – Scott Schreck President / Director of Golf Granite Golf Properties

Little Mountain, Concord Towering Views of Lake Erie Make for a Special Round

“The first time LPGA player Natalie Gulbis played Little Mountain this summer she described it as, ‘I can’t believe I am in Ohio, Little Mountain is like something I’ve never see. It has some really hard holes but also some holes you can make birdies. I absolutely love it and I wish we had an LPGA event here.’ One of the beautiful features of LMCC is the big white bunkers and the new bunker renovation of 2016 brought it all back. Also there are few courses in the Buckeye state with 150 feet of elevation change and stunning views of Lake Erie in the horizon just three miles away. Some say that the golf course is their second most favorite thing at Little Mountain as our incredible outdoor patio bar off the 18th green seems to keep the golfers around after their round a little longer than most venues.” – Jimmy Hanlin, Owner

The Golf Club at Stonelick Hills, Batavia – A Walk in The Park Greets Golfers Everyday

“Stonelick Hills is a one-of-a-kind course that is routed through heavily forested hills and over numerous ponds and lakes. Consider it a walk through nature as there are no homes built adjacent to any hole. With five par-5s and five par-3s it is a high risk/reward layout.  We recommend finishing the day on our back patio and enjoy breathtaking views of our two finishing holes and a great menu at Stoney’s Pub,” – Mike Sowards, General Manager


About Author

Glen Turk is a Wisconsin native who has been the Senior Writer/Editor of Midwest Golfing Magazine since 2006. Besides being an avid golfer, Glen enjoys traveling, music, and cheering on the finest professional sports team of all-time, the Green Bay Packers. Glen’s ultimate golf goal is to play in all fifty states and currently he is more than half way there. His other dream, albeit far-fetched, it to record an ace in all seven states of our distribution area. Thanks to an ace in Illinois in 2015, and one in Michigan in 2016, he has three down, four to go!

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