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Golf

Golf traditions at Catawba Island Club go back to the 1920s, when there was a nine-hole golf course associated with the Catawba Cliffs Community and the Catawba Cliffs Beach Club. Today, CIC offers an Arthur Hills designed golf course that is kept in pristine condition.

Being one of the only golf courses along the shores of Lake Erie, CIC has been a popular destination for families and golfers for generations. The design provides an interesting and varied test that has delighted members and challenged us open hopefuls.

Golf Course Map

Private Lessons

One-on-one golf lessons are available by appointment only. To register, please contact head golf professional Patrick Griffin at [email protected].

Youth Golf Camps

Every Friday | 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
We make learning how to play golf fun! Boys and girls of all abilities will learn the fundamentals of the game in a fun and engaging environment. Best suited for kids 7-15 years old.

$30 per camp | REGISTER ONLINE

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Meet Our Staff

Patrick Griffin, PGA Head Golf Professional

Email: [email protected]

Patrick Griffin is in his 16th year with Catawba Island Club and is in his sixth year serving as the Head Golf Professional. Patrick started working at CIC as an intern in 2008 and has quickly worked his way through the ranks in the golf department, earning his promotion to Head Golf Professional in 2017.

During that time, he fulfilled his life-long dream of becoming a member of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America and has been a member since 2016.

Patrick, a native of Indiana, Pennsylvania, earned his bachelor’s degree in sport administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2011. He also lettered in golf for four consecutive years at Indiana Area High.

Patrick always had a passion for golf, and he looks forward to providing great service for the membership and building strong relationships with all members and their guests daily.

He and his wife, Brittany, have two daughters, Emma and Peyton. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, doing yard work and spending time with his family.

Rob Rogers, Lead Assistant Golf Professional

Email: [email protected]

Rob Rogers, a 2017 Catawba Island Club intern, returned to CIC as an assistant golf professional in the fall of 2021 following stints at Indian Wells Country Club in Indian Wells, California, and Bearpath Golf and Country Club in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

The Lapeer, Michigan, native assists head golf professional Patrick Griffin in all aspects of the day-to-day golf operations, including tee times, course play, merchandising, etc. He also helps manage numerous tournaments and leagues, as well as member events, from start to finish, develop and implement camps and clinics and coordinate junior golf activities.

Rob graduated from Ferris State with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) golf management in December 2020. He is currently pursuing the Playing Ability Test (PAT), which is the PGA of America’s measure of golfing ability for aspiring PGA Professionals.

Dax Stendebach, Assistant Golf Professional

Email: [email protected]

Following two consecutive seasons as a PGA intern at Catawba Island Club, Dax Stendebach was promoted to a full-time assistant golf professional in May 2024. Dax assists head golf professional, Patrick Griffin, and lead assistant golf professional, Rob Rogers, in the daily operations of the golf shop, including tee times, tournament operations, member events and instructional clinics.

Dax, a native of Verdigris, Oklahoma, discovered his passion for golf when he started playing at the age of 15. Shortly after, he earned his first job in golf, where his love for the game quickly grew into a future career path.

Dax earned his bachelor's degree in professional golf management from the University of Central Oklahoma, a PGA accredited university, in May 2024. He is currently pursuing the final steps required for membership to the PGA, including fulfilling the required PGA work experience to become a Class A professional.

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Golf Shop

In addition to CIC’s impressive golf course, there is a pro shop that caters to all the golfing needs of members and their guests. The Golf Shop boasts the newest styles in ladies’ and men’s apparel along with the latest technology in golf equipment.

 

June Operating Hours

Monday - Thursday | 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday - Sunday | 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
*Please Note: The CIC Driving Range opens 30 minutes prior
to the first scheduled tee time and closes with the Golf Shop*

Contact the Golf Shop: 419-797-9813


 

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