The Cleveland Metroparks lays claim to some of the finest links in Northeast Ohio, and Manakiki is one of its best. Formerly a private club, Manakiki is now an example of regional courses where you can play 18 holes for what you would pay for a bucket of balls and a Coke elsewhere. And while the prices are rock bottom, the course itself is top-notch — undulating and manicured greens challenge the scratch players, and the scenic, rolling layout gives the duffers something to look at while they're fishing their ball out of the sand traps. The Donald Ross design includes two canyon holes, plenty of water and a country-club quality feel. Golf may be a good walk spoiled, but it's a good walk nonetheless.
35501 Eddy Rd., Willoughby Hills, 440-942-2500, clevelandmetroparks.com/Main/Manakiki.
Staff Pick: Sleepy Hollow
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