Before you head out to the bar this afternoon and spend the next 12 hours downing green beer and singing rousing choruses of Pogues songs with other drunks, why not celebrate another type of green by playing a few rounds of golf in the fresh air? The seven Cleveland Metroparks
golf courses just opened for the season, and with new daylight-saving-time hours in effect, you can hit them even earlier this morning. The courses are open from dawn till dusk daily: Little Met (18599 Old Lorain Road; 216-941-9672), Mastick Woods (19900 Puritas Road; 216-267-5626), Manakiki (35501 Eddy Road in Willoughby Hills; 440-942-2500), Sleepy Hollow (9445 Brecksville Road in Brecksville; 440-526-4285), Shawnee Hills (18753 Egbert Road in Bedford; 440-232-7184), Big Met (4811 Valley Parkway in Fairview Park; 440-331-1070), and Washington Golf Learning Center (3841 Washington Park Boulevard in Newburgh Heights; 216-641-1864). Call the individual courses for reservations, prices, and info.
March 17-Dec. 31, 2007