35501 Eddy Road
Willoughby Hills, Ohio 44094
(440) 946-4038 day of event
grounds are a lovely setting for your next special event.
Mansion's three beautiful ballrooms are charming and spacious.
Using the entire mansion, you can accommodate groups of up
to 600 with the Sammy's Manakiki Ballroom reserved for dancing.
Ballroom and the Hanna Courtyard each have private entraces
for your guests.
Ballroom features a sitting parlor with a built-in fireplace.
The parlor is ideal for wedding ceremonies. The historic
ballroom also features a fireplace, historic brass chandeliers
and French doors which open to a tented terrace ideal for
cocktails. The terrace overlooks the 10th hole fairway.
ballroom is the Hanna Courtyard. Your guests will be received
in the Hanna Room for cocktails. Then, your guests will proceed
through elegant French doors to dine under a majestic white
ceiling pleated tent from May through October. The original
Howard Hanna's oak roomcalled the Hanna Grillalso
adjoins (this is the groom's favorite room in the Hanna
Mansion). A landscaped terrace is perfect for wedding ceremeonies
of up to 150 guests. Sammy's Hanna Courtyard is handicap
Room is a second floor ballroom also overlooking the 10th
hole fairway. The Gold Room features two reception areas
and seating for 150. It is also ideal for wedding ceremonies.
Ross Room, adjacent to the Golfer's Snack Shop, is perfect for
golf leagues to enjoy after a round of golf.
Sammy's Manakiki Ballroom & Courtyard is a perfect location
- Weddings, rehearsal dinners and ceremonies
- Benefits, proms, formals and reunions
- Banquets, cocktail receptions, holiday events and employee/customer
- Meetings and conferences, retreats and golf outings
View the Manakiki breakfast
and lunch menus (53K PDF).
View our photo/panorama
gallery of the Manakiki Ballroom and Hanna Courtyard.
Located 17 miles
east of downtown Cleveland, Manakiki
Golf Course is an elegant public course. The classic Donald
Ross design has been host to such legends as Arnold Palmer,
Tommy Bolt, Dr. Cory Middlecoff, Sam Snead and many others who
have strolled its hillsides.
Manakiki is rich
in history. Its name is believed to be a Native American word
for maple forest, reflective of the predominance of maples along
tree-lined fairways. The 220 acres were originally the summer
estate of Howard Hanna, a prominent Cleveland industrialist. The
property was subsequently obtained by a group from the Willowick
Club and converted into Manakiki Country Club. Course
construction started in 1928, and the first ball was hit on July
29, 1929 by Otto C. Weke, the first club president.
Mansion was expanded into a beautiful clubhouse. In 1963, the
east wing of the original Hanna Mansion, which mirrored the
existing west wing, was torn down due to a small fire and
deterioration. The west wing was renovated to preserve its
structural integrity and history.
In 1944, the
property owners, James and Fannie Brown, offered to donate the course to the city of Cleveland. The city graciously declined
the offer condition that it must forever remain a golf
course. A plaque in honor of the former owners still stands near
the 18th green. From 1944 to 1960, Manakiki was operated as a
private country club. On January 1, 1961, after the country
club's lease was not renewed, Manakiki was open for public play.
respect, Manakiki is unique. In almost every golf course, no
matter how modern or how expensively constructed it may be,
there usually are two or three of the holes that resemble each
other. That is because the architect must do what we can with
the topography he is presented. Ordinarily, he can't help but
make some of the holes similar in design, but not at Manakiki.
Every hole is different. As you go around the course, you will
never have the idea of sameness from any tee. That, I
believe, is one of the most interesting features of this very
splendid golf course."
- Donald Ross
In the early
1990s, course upgrades were made, including a new irrigation
system, tees were rebuilt or restored on five holes, and the
cart path was made continuous to assure that golf carts may
operate regardless of weather conditions. Recently, drainage has
been added to selected greens to improve their consistent
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