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Getting To Know: Zoar Golf Club

Getting To Know: Zoar Golf Club

An Insightful Interview With Brad Haynes, General Manager

By Brian Weis

Whether you have played a course 20+ times a year or looking to play the course for the first time, insights from an insider can help enhance your golf experience. Below is an interview with Brad Haynes who shares some valuable tidbits about the course, memorable holes and must eats and treats at the 19th.

Give Our Readers An Overview of the Golf Course/Property
Zoar Golf Club has been a destination course for Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania
players for years. Superintendent Eric Crone has created some of the most consistent day to day conditions around.

Zoar GC is host to many amateur, collegiate and high school tournaments throughout the season.

We work closely with most of the local hotels for those that like the stay and play golf vacations.

The pro shop is well stocked with men's and women's apparel, shoes, bags, hats and balls.

Our practice is second to none with driving range, chipping/bunkered green and putting green.

Tee times are strongly suggested.

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Our 4.6 google rating

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
My friends ask about Zoar and I respond: It's pretty easy to get up to, or around the green. Then the work begins! The greens have just enough undulation and speed to make you grind just a bit.

Any recent changes to the golf course? Or any upcoming changes?
We have added six new senior tees.

Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
I am proud of the employees. We are widely regarded as "the most friendly place."

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Probably our last two holes. #17 is a short risk/reward hole and #18 is bunkered on both sides of the fairway near most landing areas for drives, with water in play front and left of the green.

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
I suppose #9. Wide fairway, elevated tee, no reason to finish the front with a par or better.

Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
Our snack bar features fresh chicken salad sandwiches and the best all beef jumbo hot dogs in the continental 48! Beer and liquor also available.

For the traveling golfer, do you have lodging onsite or partner with any area hotels?
No Lodging here, but our website has links to area Hotels.

Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
From the blue tees, Eric Crone the course superintendent. He posted a 62 (31-31) in the Tuscarawas County Amateur. From the black (tips) tees, Jacob Appleby fired a 7 under par 65 on the second day to win the Zoar Memorial.

Back Tee Stats
Par: 72
Yardage: 6733
Slope: 122
Rating: 71.4

More Information
Zoar Golf Club
8229 Dover Zoar Road NE
Dover, Ohio, 44622

Revised: 05/03/2022 - Article Viewed 5,074 Times - View Course Profile

About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

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