Where can I enjoy a round of golf in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands?

Sawmill Creek Golf Club in Huron, Ohio.

Sawmill Creek Golf Club in Huron, Ohio.

The golf courses in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands are groomed and ready to challenge enthusiasts. More than a dozen courses provide variations for golfers of all skill levels and budgets. From quick-play executive courses to country club quality resort terrain, golfers can enjoy challenging runs with captivating views and tremendous character.

Bay Point Golf Course
10948 E. Bayshore Rd., Marblehead
Public; 9-hole, par 27.

Chippewa Golf Course
2355 W. SR 579, Curtice
Public; 18-hole, par 71 course with bar/lounge, cart rental, club rental, pro shop, snack bar, and tee times.

Eagle Creek Golf Course
2406 New State Rd., Norwalk
Upscale public; 18-hole, par 71, practice facility, snack bar, and golf shop.

Keys Golf Course
4115 Boos Rd., Huron
Public; 9-hole, par 36

Mills Creek Golf Course
1933 Mills St., Sandusky
419.627.5803 or 419.627.5886
Public; 9-hole, par 36, challenging course with water features. Built in the 1930s by WPA.

Oak Harbor Golf Club
10433 CR 17, Oak Harbor
Public; 18-hole, par 72 course with pro shop, golf instruction, driving range, and sports bar.

Saunders Golf Course
1495 Catawba Ave., Put-in-Bay
Public; 9-hole, par 27, club rental. No carts on course.

Sawmill Creek Golf Club
at Sawmill Creek Resort, 600 Mariner Village, Huron
419.433.3789 or 800.SAWMILL
Tom Fazio designed, 18-hole, par 71, public course offers views of Lake Erie.

Sugar Creek Golf Course
950 W. Elmore Eastern Rd., Elmore
419.862.2551 or 866.280.2527
Public; 18-hole course, lessons available by appointment.

Thunderbird Hills Golf Course
1316 Mudbrook Rd. (SR 13), Huron
Public; 36-hole, par 72, food and beverages available. Two 18- hole courses, North Course and South Course.

Vermilion Country Club
12210 W. Lake Rd. (US 6), Vermilion
Public; 9-hole, par 36, live entertainment, bar and grill, and families welcome.

Willow Creek Golf Club
15905 Darrow Rd. E, Vermilion
Public; 18-hole, par 72, tree lined fairways, driving range, and pro shop.

Woussickett Golf Course
6311 Mason Rd., Sandusky
Public, 18-hole course that delivers dramatic doglegs surrounded by several open links-style holes.


Where can I find an experienced ice fishing guide in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands?

Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands (Port Clinton, Ohio specifically) is known as the Walleye Capital of the World. Fishing enthusiasts know that some of the best walleye catches come from a hole cut through several feet of ice on a frozen Lake Erie. The fishing community is abuzz about the record size and number of walleye being caught so far this ice-fishing season. But don’t go it alone. Experienced fishing guides are available to teach you the ropes and assist with on-ice safety measures.

Ice Fishing Guides

MarbleheadIce Fishing

Capt. Brad Leyda

Port Clinton

Blake’s Ice Fishing

Char-Tom Charters
Contact: Chuck Crum

Fishin’ Ful & Myrmidon Charters
419.734.9711 or 877.434.9711


Buckeye Fishing Charters
Contact: Jeff & Melissa Jump
419.341.8011 or 419.341.8010

Capt. Bud Gehring

Mike’s Sportfishing


Air1 Airboats
Capt. Toni Muscioni

Put-in-Bay Lodging

Bay Lodging Resort – 888.742.7829

Black Squirrel B&B – 419.285.7181

First Island Son B&B – 419.285.4448

Linda’s B&B – 419.285.3045 or 419.341.0928

Transportation to Put-in-Bay

Airplane from Port Clinton: Erie Ottawa National Airport

Griffing Flying Service – 419.734.5400

Island Air – 419.573.2960

Where can I Ring in the New Year at Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands?

Ring in the New Year with one of these celebrations at Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands and make the last day of the year memorable!

Walleye Madness at Midnight. Photo credit: Bill Gordon Photomaker Studios

Walleye Madness at Midnight. Photo credit: Bill Gordon Photomaker Studios

Walleye Madness at Midnight
Downtown, N. Madison St., Port Clinton
3 pm-12 am
Where else can you see a 20-foot, 600-pound walleye drop from the sky at Midnight? This annual event will provide fun and excitement for the whole family! Stay up-to-date with events, vendors, and new entertainment on the Facebook page “Walleye Madness at Midnight.”

A New Year’s Eve Celebration
Chez Francois/Touche’ Wine Bar, 555 Main St., Vermilion
There will be three sittings: 4:30-6:30 pm, 7-9 pm, and 9:45 pm. Each seating will feature a multi-course dinner. The last seating will feature Mr. Mike Moore with an atmosphere for dancing. Note that availability of the last seating is extremely limited. Reservations are required.

Las Vegas Style Charity Casino
Sawmill Creek Resort, 400 Sawmill Creek Dr. (off US 6), Huron
8:30 pm-1 am
Featuring Vegas-style gambling, dancing, cash bar, and a chance to win prizes with gaming tickets. Overnight packages are available at Sawmill Creek Resort.

New Year’s Eve at Quarry Hill
Quarry Hill Winery, 8403 Mason Rd., Berlin Heights
8 pm-12 am
Enjoy musical entertainment by Jay Guerrero.

New Year’s Eve at Zinc & Hearth Tavern
Zinc Brasserie, 142 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
4 pm-1 am
Live acoustic music by the Serfs. Dinner reservations available at 6 & 9 pm for a multi-course dinner with wine. Reservations are required. Please call for details.

New Year’s Eve Celebration with Derrick & Derrick
Rosie’s Bar & Grill, 102 Madison St., Port Clinton
9 pm-1 am

New Year’s Eve Party
Port Clinton VFW, 214 Madison St., Port Clinton
6 pm
Watch Trooper the Trout drop with good friends, great food, and lots of fun.

Toast to the Town New Year’s Eve Gala
Merry-Go-Round Museum, 301 Jackson St. (at US 6), Sandusky
6-8 pm
Begin the evening at this gala featuring carousel rides, music, food, and beverages.

New Year’s Eve Party
Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, 3319 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
8 pm
Families, kids, teens…everyone is welcome to celebrate on the skating rink! Choose from two party packages: $10 includes skate admission, skate rental, NYE party favors, one slice of pizza & a small pop or $20 VIP includes skate admission, choice rental of skates, scooter or rollerblades, NYE party favors, 12 game tokens, two slices of pizza & a large pop, and choice of one admission to Mini Golf, 4D Theater, or Ghostly Manor Haunted House.

New Year’s Eve Cabaret
Bellevue Society for the Arts, 205 Maple St., Bellevue
7 pm
This New Year’s Eve event will feature Broadway standards and novelty songs performed by familiar BSA faces. The menu includes pork and sauerkraut, tossed salad, applesauce, and dessert, as well as a cash bar featuring a selection of beer and wine. Must be 21 or older with valid ID to purchase alcoholic beverages. Reservations are required.