Chardon Lakes Golf Course opened in 1931 with 9 original holes designed by Bert Way, who also designed Firestone North and Mayfield Country Club. In 1963 the "new" nine opened, designed by Don Tincher and Carroll Bazler. Mr. Tincher, our current Pro Emeritus, has been at Chardon Lakes since 1950. In the early seventies he hosted American Cancer Society Benefits that included appearances by Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. Jack's score of 67 from the back tees still stands as the course record. As recently as 2001, Chardon Lakes has hosted several qualifiers for the Cleveland Open, which was a stop on the Nationwide Tour, The fact that none of today's young guns could break Jack's record stands as a testament to the challenge of our layout. As challenging as our course is from the tips at 6800 yards, several tee options provide playability for all skill levels. Winding through 120 acres of mature trees, ambling creeks and several ponds, players enjoy a classically designed and scenic course. Along with 43 sand traps and water in play on 11 of the 18 holes; our most talked about features are our large, sloped and quick greens. Our staff at Chardon Lakes is committed to providing a positive playing experience in a beautiful setting. For years, we have been known as the public course with a private course atmosphere. We invite you to come walk the fairways and greens that Jack and Arnie walked. Just minutes from home.