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Ohio club to debut with preview rounds

Elyria, Ohio (July 25, 2017) – Valley of the Eagles Golf Club, the only Nicklaus Design daily-fee course in Northern Ohio, will open for exclusive preview rounds beginning on Saturday, August 5th, 2017. Set on the site of the former Spring Valley Country Club, Valley of the Eagles has been completely redesigned by the team from Nicklaus Design, considered the industry leader in golf course design, to fully capture the beauty of the Black River Valley, tranquil surroundings and breathtaking elevation changes. Troon®, the leader in golf course management, development, and marketing has been selected to manage and operate Valley of the Eagles.  

During this exclusive preview window, the golf course will be the only operation open at Valley of the Eagles. Full clubhouse operations are expected to begin in August, as crews are putting the finishing touches on an expansive 24,000-square-foot clubhouse renovation.  When complete, the Valley of the Eagles clubhouse will include an exciting new food and beverage offering known as the Black River Tavern, a fabulous venue for sports events and social gatherings, complemented by state-of-the-art golf simulators for year-round and multi-course enjoyment.

“This sneak peek will be a great opportunity for Cleveland-area golfers to see and play the new Valley of the Eagles Golf Club,” said Ray Metz, general manager, Valley of the Eagles. “We’re really excited about the work the Nicklaus Design team, led by Design Associate David Savic, has done here and are confident that with Troon’s proven agronomic and service-level standards, golfers will thoroughly enjoy the experience offered by Valley of the Eagles.”

The new Nicklaus Design course plays to a par of 72 and measures 7,015 yards from the tips. The course meanders through Black River Valley and along the Black River, with mature elm, oak and ash trees lining the fairways. 

Valley of the Eagles is conveniently located at the intersections of highways 90, 80 and 57 — just 25 miles west of downtown Cleveland — in the beautiful Black River Valley, on the border of Cuyahoga and Lorain counties. Daily-fee rates at Valley of the Eagles will range from $35 to $60 and will include a golf cart. In addition, Valley of the Eagles is offering an annual pass program, which will provide golfers with course access for the remainder of 2017 and all of 2018. 

For more information, visit  To schedule an exclusive preview tee time or to inquire about the annual pass program, call (440)365-1411.


Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company, with more than 270 golf courses in its portfolio. Troon also specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 150 restaurants located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities around the world. The company oversees operations at Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon) and Troon International properties located in 36 states and 31 countries. Additionally, there are 57 Troon affiliated properties featuring 79 courses that have been recipients of a “Top 100” ranking by national and international publications. Troon properties include Princeville Makai Golf Club, Kauai, Hawaii; Centurion Club, London, England; Indian Wells Golf Resort, Indian Wells, Calif.; Els Club Desaru Coast, Malaysia; and Silverado Resort and Spa, Napa, Calif. For additional news and information, visit


The Nicklaus Companies is dedicated to promoting excellence in the game of golf, preserving its great traditions, and growing the game.  For nearly 50 years, the mission of the Nicklaus Companies has been to enhance the golf experience, and to bring to the national and international consumer, golf-related businesses and services that mirror the high standards established in the career and life of record 18-time major champion and golf course designer Jack Nicklaus.  In 2007, Jack Nicklaus partnered with Howard Milstein to help further the growth of the company and to realize the full potential of the brands and branded businesses.  Howard Milstein is Chairman of New York Private Bank & Trust and is actively involved in the Nicklaus Companies serving as Co-Chairman along with Jack.

Products and services include golf-course design, development of golf and real estate communities, and the marketing and licensing of golf products and services. Nicklaus-branded products have been marketed worldwide since 1962.  The Jack Nicklaus and Golden Bear-branded lifestyle collection of products include: ice cream; restaurants; beverages; wine; golf academies; home appliances; flooring; cabinets; apparel; footwear; and golf equipment.

Nicklaus Design, the global golf course design firm founded by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, is widely regarded as the world’s leading design firm.  With a philosophy of working closely with clients, enhancing the natural environment, and creating courses that are both challenging and enjoyable for players of all levels, the company has more than 410 courses open for play in 44 countries and 39 states. Of those golf courses, Jack Nicklaus has been involved in the design of 299 courses.  Well over 100 Nicklaus Design courses have been ranked in various national and international Top-100 lists, and no fewer than 145 Nicklaus Design golf courses have hosted more than 925 professional tournaments worldwide or significant national amateur championships.

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