Saunders Golf Course Put-in-Bay’s Only Golf Course
Put-in-Bay has only one golf course, but it’s a challenging one! The Par 3 nine-hole course is often played twice for an 18 hole game. It’s a fun outdoor activity with family or friends. The well laid out course is a walking course. No Put-in-Bay Golf Carts are allowed, and the course is one of the few places on the island that a cart is NOT permitted. Saunders Golf Course encourages you to hone your golf skills on a challenging hilly course with smaller greens.
Saunders Golf Course Details
Saunders Golf Course can be found at the end of Catawba Avenue. It is a little less than two miles from the downtown Put-in-Bay strip. It is located next to South Bass Island State Park, home to a popular camping area and bathing beach.
Saunders Golf Course Particulars
When selecting clubs to bring to the course, the Par 3’s are usually completed with two clubs, a seven iron and a putter. These two clubs, along with an optional chipping club are pretty much the only clubs you will need to play the course. No need to bring the whole heavy bag of equipment along! Bring a few extra balls as you might need them!
Reservations are not required for a tee time. Each summer Saunders Golf Course is the host to a popular Put-in-Bay Tournament called the seven iron classic. The tournament is played with just a seven iron and a putter by all players. It’s a fun, and spirited competition, and many islanders participate for additional information on the tournament check with the Put-in-Bay Visitors & Convention Bureau website.
There is a gift shop on the course that sells snacks, drinks, and tobacco products. Ice is available for purchase to keep your cooler topped off. A limited number of golf supplies are also kept on hand.
Nearby Attractions & Things To Do
Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals is just a few steps away at the docks in the South Bass Island State Park. They rent Jet Skis as well as powerboats and paddleboards. The park also has several BBQ grills that are free of charge and ideal for a post-game picnic or gathering. The kids will enjoy the well-equipped playground and beach. There are pavillions suitable for group gatherings free of charge.
Saunders Golf Course Nearby Neighbors
Stop in Joe’s Bar the self-proclaimed “King Of Dive Bars” for an ice-cold beer after nine challenging holes. It’s a locals’ favorite! The locals and visitors alike come to kick back and relax on the large open-air patio to enjoy the summer island weather. The entire place gives off a friendly and relaxed chill vibe. If you are still feeling competitive, challenge your friends to a game of corn hole or life-size Jenga!
Enjoy a chef-prepared meal at Goat Soup and Whiskey, located just up Catawba Ave from Saunders Golf Course. The Lake Erie Perch tacos rival their homemade and delicious soups for most popular dishes on their menu. Fresh herbs and their on-site garden-grown vegetable ensure the freshest possible meals. Nothing beats fresh after all!
Just up Meechan road from Joes Bar is The Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center is also right next door. Learn about the ecological splendor of South Bass Island with informative and educational lectures, tours, and programs.
Along with the Lake Erie Islands Conservancy, they are dedicated to preserving the fauna and flora of the island. Their work is crucial to maintaining the beauty and tranquility of Put-in-Bay.