Best Public Golf Course

Sleepy Hollow

While beautiful Orchard Hills is sneaky tough and Manakiki is a knee-rattling challenge, Sleepy Hollow gets the nod as the best public track in the area. It lulls you at the first tee, as you gaze out beyond the gently sloping downhill fairway to see (on a clear day) an expanse of Greater Cleveland's southeast territory. But then the real work starts, as the 220-yard, par-3 second hole demands an accurate tee shot to a well-protected green. After that, the yips just keep on coming, thanks to deep ravines, densely wooded doglegs, and fiendishly undulating greens. But the lush condition of the course and its isolation from cars and other irritants of civilization make for a splendid few hours.