Cooler temperatures, beautiful landscapes and affordable rates – what’s not to love about golfing in Youngstown and Mahoning County in the fall? Although not considered “peak season” for many golfers, we’d argue that fall might be THE time to golf! Here’s five reasons why you shouldn’t put those clubs away as the leaves begin to change.
The courses are less crowded.
Think about it: summer is the season for lots of golf leagues, tournaments, outings and leisure golfing. In the fall, crowds start to slow down, giving you better opportunities to hit the course without worrying about being rushed or waiting on other groups.
Rates are typically cheaper.
Golf is very affordable in our area, but because fall is a slower season for most golf courses, rates usually drop. If you’re looking for an inexpensive round of golf, fall is the best time to find it. In addition to seasonal rates, make sure to also keep an eye out for special senior and junior discounts. At Mill Creek Golf Course, for example, you’ll come across all sorts of unique rates.
Opportunities for longer drives.
Cooler temperatures and (hopefully) not a lot of rain mean a firmer course on which to play. If you catch that sweet spot off the tee, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll see more roll out in the fairways than you’re used to. However, fall weather conditions also mean that the grass is growing slower, so don’t be surprised if more ropes or traffic signs appear along the courses to maintain good playing conditions until the grass returns to full-growing-speed in the spring.
The weather is more comfortable.
You can kiss those brutally hot summer rounds of golf goodbye once fall arrives. Perfect fall temps allow you to truly enjoy golfing, rather than dreading the trek to your remaining holes. And if you’re typically a cart person, you might want to try walking to enjoy the views.
You can enjoy fall foliage views.
Mahoning County is situated in the ideal spot for fall foliage views. At nearly all area courses, including Reserve Run, Kennsington and Bedford Trails, you’ll be surrounded by lines of red, orange and yellow trees. Use this map to plan a day of golf during peak Ohio fall foliage.
Beautiful Golf Courses in Mahoning County
Reserve Run – rolling fairways and majestic lakes provide an unforgettable experience
Kennsington Golf Club – this course blends natural beauty with a challenging layout
The Links at Firestone Farms – panoramic lake views, plush fairways and over 50 bunkers
Salem Hills – offers a challenging, but fair, design to test golfers of all skill levels
Olde Dutch Mill – an oasis for serious golfers
Bedford Trails – scenic wooded course
Lakeside – 18-hole course operated by family members for more than 50 years
Knoll Run – a very challenging Par 72 course
Stambaugh – 9-hole course with long tees and small greens
Flying B – affordable rates with beautiful fairways and greens
Stay-and-Play Hotel Packages
Youngstown-area hotels situated near courses offer unique Stay-and-Play Packages to visiting golfers. Contact the below hotels directly for pricing and reservations.
- Courtyard by Marriott Youngstown – Canfield
- Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center Boardman
- Best Western Plus Boardman
Several area hotels also offer special room rates to golfers. Call any of the following hotels for more information about their discounts and reservations:
- Comfort Inn Austintown
- Hampton Inn & Suites Canfield
- Holiday Inn Express Salem
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites North Lima
You’ll be hard-pressed to find another destination in the Midwest that can match Youngstown and Mahoning County’s access to affordable, high quality public golf courses. Take advantage of the local hotel Stay-and-Play Packages, choose a course that’s right for you and book a Fall Golf Getaway! For more information about local golf, download our Golf Guide, or visit our Facebook page or our website.