The only golf course on Put-in-Bay, Saunders Golf Course is a Par 3 nine hole course. A fun outdoor activity with friends, Saunders allows you to perfect your golf skills on a mildly challenging course.
An interesting fact, Saunders it the one of the few places golf carts are forbidden. Keep this fact in your back pocket if you plan on taking part in a scavenger hunt while on the island.
Saunders Golf Course Details
Saunders Golf Course is located on Catawba Avenue, a little less than two miles from downtown Put-in-Bay. Situated right next to South Bass Island State Park, Saunders also includes cottages on the property. 2 and 3 bedroom cottage rentals are available by the week from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Weekend rentals are also available during the off season. Guests of the cabins can play golf for free.
Use your discretion when bringing clubs to the course. Par 3’s are usually completed with two clubs, a 7 iron and a putter. This also saves anyone the hassle on lugging clubs all over the course. No reservations required for tee times. Golf experts and novices alike love playing a game at Saunders.
Saunders holds a golf tournament every summer aptly named The 7 Iron Classic. Keep an eye open for further information about the tournament. The gift shop sells drinks, snacks, and tobacco products. Ice is also available if you need to fill up your cooler.
South Bass State Park
Saunders Golf Course closest neighbor if South Bass State Park. This beautiful state park features a lovely beach, docks, a playground, picnic tables, and BBQ pits. There are also cabins here for rent. For a quick bite, stop at Axel’s Cafe. They sell delicious food the whole family will love from chicken fingers, pizza, and massive sandwiches.
Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals is located on the docks here as well. Rent a variety of watercraft for a fun day out on the water. This includes power boats, jet skis, kayaks, and stand up paddleboards.
Saunders Golf Course Nearby Neighbors
There’s nothing sweeter to than heading to Joe’s Bar after 9 challenging holes. An island favorite, Joe’s is the self-proclaimed “best dive bar on the planet.” Locals and visitors alike relax in the large airy patio to enjoy the summer island weather.
The entire place gives off a relaxed and friendly vibe. Still feeling the competitive spirit from your round of golf at Saunders? Challenge your friends to a game of corn hole.
Enjoy a gourmet meal at Goat Soup and Whiskey, located right up Catawba from Saunders. Their perch tacos rival their delicious homemade soups for the most popular dish on the menu. They even use fresh herbs and vegetables from their on-site gardens. Nothing beats fresh after all!
The Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center is also right next door. Dive into the ecological splendor of South Bass Island with their informative tours, lectures, and programs.
They are dedicated to preserving the flora and fauna of the island and their work is crucial to maintaining the beauty of this place we love.