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Brookside Country Club offers one of the finest 18-hole par 71 golf courses in the area designed by legendary golf course designer, Donald Ross, in 1922. In addition to a challenging course, Brookside offers a driving range open Tuesday through Sunday furnished with complimentary golf balls. Two beautiful putting greens and a pitching/chipping green are also available.

In 2003, the golf course was completely renovated to recapture the original design genius of Donald Ross including bunker renovation, rebuilding of the tee complexes, recapturing the size and shape of the greens, sculpting of the fairways to create the classic "S” shaped spacious and elaborate fairways, and a tree removal system. The hole routing and greens remain true to their original design. An additional 9 acres of fairway and 1 ½ acres of putting surfaces were reclaimed. Many of the original bunkers were restored to capture the feel and vision of Donald Ross. Every bunker was rebuilt to include new drainage, sand and re-sodded Bluegrass surrounds.

Gary Robison
The Brookside Golf Program is run under the direction of Gary Robison , Director of Golf, a member of the PGA of America since 1978. Gary was the head golf professional and director of golf at Firestone Country Club for 27 years. He has been the Northern Ohio PGA player of the year 15 times and was the section merchandiser of the year in 1996. Gary has played competitively in 13 major championships along with having conditional status on the champion’s tour. Gary teaches and oversees the golf operations.

Joe Borawski
Joe Borawski, was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania and graduated from Gannon University with a B.S. in Business Management. He lettered four years on the men's golf team. Joe began his career under his father, Joe Sr., as an assistant at Lake Shore Country Club. From there, he spent four years at Madison Country Club in Madison, Ohio as the First Assistant Professional. Joe then spent six years as an assistant to Jim Logue here at Brookside Country Club. In 1996, he was voted the Assistant Golf Professional of the Year in Northern Ohio. In 2002, he was promoted to his current title of Head Golf Professional.

Cory Kumpf
Cory Kumpf , Assistant Golf Professional, started working at Brookside when he was 12 years old as a caddie. He was hired as an Assistant Golf Professional in 2010. Cory is a member of the PGA and has a degree in Professional Golf Management from the Professional Golfers Career College on Orlando, Florida. Cory works closely with the Lady Golf Programs, both 18 & 9 hole as well as the Junior Golf Program.
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Mike Emery is the Director of Instruction at Brookside Country Club. He is one of the Top Golf Instructors in the country and is also an accomplished golfer playing professionally for 6 years on the Nike Tour. Mike recently published a book on the golf swing in 2014 called "The Evolved Fundamentals of Golf.”

Golf Shop Staff

(Left to Right): Cory Kumpf, Gary Robison, Mark McFarren, Joe Borawski, Mike Emery

Since 2000, Brookside Country Club has appeared in Golf Week Magazine’s Top 100 America’s Best Courses.

#64 in 2014
#64 in 2013
#64 in 2012
#69 in 2011
#74 in 2010
#67 in 2009
#64 in 2008
#63 in 2007
#65 in 2006
#65 in 2005
#74 in 2004
#72 in 2003
#74 in 2002
#81 in 2001
#99 in 2000

Brookside was honored by Golf Digest Magazine and featured in its January 2006 issue as "Best New Remodel" from over 150 courses that were opened or re-opened between May 1, 2004 and April 30, 2005! The Club was thrilled to have Golf Digest recognize the impact of the renovation by selecting Brookside of this prestigious award.

The Golf Program

Brookside Country Club has a rich history of hosting national, state and local championships. Over the years, the Club has hosted: US Open Qualifiers, US Senior Open Qualifiers, US Amateur Qualifiers, US Mid-Amateur Qualifiers, US Junior Qualifiers, Ohio Amateur Championships, and the Northern Ohio PGA Sectional Championship.

Club Golf Events & Programs

Blue Coat Championship
Mixed Member Guest
the Men’s Invitational
Men’s and Ladies’ Member/Member
Club Championships
9-Hole Couples Events
Ladies 18-Hole Program
Ladies 9-Hole Program
Summer Junior Golf Program
Numerous other social and golf events are planned throughout the season.

Member Services

Golf Bag room and services
Golf Handicap service
Bag drop for members and guests
Complimentary range balls
Men’s and Ladies’ clinics
Private and group lessons
Video lessons
Beautiful and well merchandised Golf Shop