Hawthorne Valley Closes


Hawthorne Valley Golf Club, Solon Ohio
An aerial view of the Hawthorne Valley Golf Club in Solon Ohio
Hawthorne Valley Golf Club, Solon Ohio
An aerial view of the Hawthorne Valley Golf Club in Solon Ohio, which has been closed for 2016 by the current owner.

The owner of Hawthorne Valley Golf Club in Solon has kept to his word.

Unable to attract 300 paid members by his self-set February 1st deadline, owner Fred Rzepka has closed the Donald Ross designed Solon golf course.

As of late February only 162 members had verbally committed to join for 2016 — none paid — so the decision to end the membership drive and close the golf course was made.

A call to the club now plays an automated voicemail message stating ‘thanks but we’ve closed’.

See the Crain’s Cleveland Business story on the closing of Hawthorne Valley here.

And read the Northeast Ohio Golf editorial “How to Save Hawthorne Valley Golf Club” here.

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