COLUMBIA STATION, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#cleveland–Columbia Hills announces their recent recognition by Cleveland’s Hot
List: being voted the area’s #1 Best Golf Course. This is the second
year in a row that the Club has received this honor, which is awarded
based on votes from the local community. In addition to their #1 status
in golf, the Club was also named #2 Best Wedding Venue on the Hot List,
up from #4 in 2016.
Since changing ownership in 2014, the 90-year-old Club has refined
itself, breathing new life into the benefits of private club membership.
Owners and long-time members Fred and Kathy Ode are committed to
preserving the rich history of the Club while enhancing it to be a
family-oriented home away from home.
After the purchase, Fred, a local businessman as founder and
CEO/chairman of Foundation Software (Strongsville), immediately began
overdue aesthetic updates and improvements to the course and Clubhouse.
This included eliminating out-sourced services and hiring a dedicated
staff to create a family-friendly and member-centric culture. “We strive
to provide the best possible experience to our members and guests,” says
Fred. “This involves both a commitment to maintaining the natural beauty
and conditions of the course, but also encouraging a pace of play that
allows golfers to enjoy the sport they love while not consuming their
entire day to do so.”
Besides golf, all members receive open access to on-site facilities
which include a pool, driving range, patio and formal dining, pub,
banquet hall, and events. The popular social memberships now have a
waiting list to accept new members.
Updates have also helped situate Columbia Hills as a premier wedding
venue in Northeast Ohio, according to Karsen Eckweiler, director of
dining and events. Recent renovations create a fairytale experience for
couples looking for the natural eloquence that the facilities and
As the number of members is at its highest in the Club’s history, Fred
says, “We hope to make this club a long-standing icon in the community
to be enjoyed by families and their friends for years to come.”
About Columbia Hills: A private, member-sponsored Club that is
home to one of the most scenic golf courses in Northern Ohio. For
membership information, visit www.columbiahillsgolf.com.
Columbia Hills Country Club
Chad Ode, 330-635-8365