This course goes on the list of, this is really a nice place to play - again.
Seneca is in the Brecksville/Broadview Heights area, and is an historic golf course built in 1940. Historic is not too dramatic of a word either. In its Heyday, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and many other pro legends played Seneca as there were smaller PGA events there. There are 27 holes there and a very seasoned clubhouse. I played there years ago, and again late last fall. Being honest, I thought it was just OK. I have always liked the design, but there were issues. Years ago it fell into tougher times, but it is now a MetroParks Course over the past number of years and it is back!
This is a well designed course with challenging greens and a bunch of sand protecting most if not all of them. This course has as much sand as any public course you will play these days as many courses are eliminating traps for cost issues. Elevated greens too on many holes, as it goes traditional, and I love that. If you hit the greens on this course you are rewarded. If not, it can be a long day. It's in a very nice setting, and the entire place was in really terrific shape. Many tee boxes that can accommodate most any skill level, but no matter how long you play the course, you still have to deal with the approach shots to the very interestingly shaped greens. Fairways were amazing, and the condition of the course was same.
This place has come a long way back and there is still some journey to go. You can see that in years to come if the good things continue there, this will be an incredible track. Seneca is a very nice place to play, and we can't wait to get back there and try it again.
Seneca - Darn nice place!