Group Recreation


Our Tom Fazio designed golf course is among the most beautiful in Ohio: with creekside marshes, abundant wildlife, and the everlasting beauty of the lake makes this course a perfect setting for your team building event or golf outing. The Pro Shop at Sawmill Creek offers a wide variety of tournament prizes, tee gifts and can be counted on to assemble a variety of gift-basket and prize assortments.

Sawmill Creek Golf Club also offers several unique dining areas for pre- and post- outing events: Mulligan’s Pub, with a covered deck overlooking the 9th green, is the perfect setting for any group function. Whether for an executive board or a company-wide retreat, Sawmill Creek Golf Club has the means and the motivation to make your meeting a success.

Boating Excursions on the Sawmill Explorer

The Ferry boat ​Dispatch was built in 1954 in Sandusky, Ohio, and as one of a fleet of official ferries to and from Cedar Point, carried vacationers across the lake for nearly 30 years, until the construction of the causeway rendered water ferries obsolete.

Today, rechristened as the Sawmill Explorer​,​ ​the ferry takes up to 60 passengers on cruises along the shoreline of Lake Erie and the Huron River, offering a unique chance to see the lake like never before. Book your group for a exquisite Sunset Cocktail Cruise or a Boating Excursion through our Catering Department at Sawmill Creek Resort.

Fishing Charters

With Mariner’s Village Marina and the host of amenities it offers, it’s no wonder groups return year after year to hold walleye and yellow perch tournaments as well as regattas, boating club events and charter fishing.

Fly Fishing

Hosted at an offsite private trout club, guests are provided with fly rods, bait and instruction, then walk the banks along winding streams shaded by lush willow trees. The clubhouse, a renovated Georgian mansion, provides a lounge, dining room, snack food and beverages.

Sporting Clays

Over a century of tradition precedes our modern sporting clay courses, designed to simulate small-game hunting. Your group will love taking  honing their skills as marksmen. Hosted off-campus at a state-certified range and guided by a certified instructor, with instruction and equipment provided.


Jump on the Sawmill hay wagons for an old-fashion hayride and bonfire in the Big Woods. Your group can roast marshmallows and make smores. Enhance the experience with guitar entertainment. Ask your Catering Coordinator for more information.

Bond fire on Lake Erie at Sawmill Creek Resort beach

Sheldon Marsh Nature Preserve

Home to the last remaining Ohio example of a Great Lakes coastal wetland, the preserve is adjacent to Sawmill Creek Resort and part of its hiking trail. Stretching from the forested canopy of its entrance to the sandy beach at its conclusion, the superlative mix of habitats makes for an unforgettable hiking, biking or birding trip.

Lake Erie Island Tour

Put-in-Bay has been a tourist destination since 1864, and its rich history extends even earlier. Walk the picturesque streets of the main boulevard, preserved in its original Victorian style, wineries, restaurants, pubs and even caves. Let our guides take you on a tour of the sights and sounds of the island.

Ohio Wine Tours

Northern Ohio is home to many surprises, not the least of which is its remarkable wine country. By special reservation, your group will visit Paper Moon and Quarry Hill wineries for an afternoon of fine food and delicious wines, guided by local connoisseurs. Lose yourself in the beautiful countryside, charming people, and exquisite tastes of the Ohio Wine Country for an afternoon, then leave your guests with a gift basket filled with local treasures.

Gift Baskets and More from the Shops at Sawmill Creek

Whether it’s top-of-the-line ceramic cookware, fine jewelry and accessories, or resort-chic apparel, the Shops are where you’ll find something you never knew existed and now can’t live without. Talk to your meeting coordinator to learn more about gift basket arrangements, wine tastings and fashion shows.


Day Spa Experience

Rejuvenate mind, body and soul in the tranquil rooms of a local spa. Trained professionals will help clear the mind and soothe the body with services ranging from massages and facials to manicures to make-up and hair styling.