Apple Valley Golf Club

4.5658117647 4.6 stars from 5 (32)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6946 yards
  • Slope: 122
  • Rating: 72.4
  • Layout

  • 433 Club House Dr, Howard, Ohio 43028, Knox County
  • (866) 277-5342, (740) 397-7664
  • (740) 392-5648
  • www.applevalleygolfcourse.com

Year built: 1972
Architect(s): Bill Newcomb (1972), John Robinson (1972)
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Open: 3/15 Closed: 11/01

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6946 yards 72.4 122
Blue 72 6544 yards 70.4 118
White 72 6212 yards 68.5 116
Red (W) 74 5287 yards 71.1 119

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 32 Reviews
5 stars:
25
4 stars:
3
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

29 out of 32 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views a bucket list/top 100 pick   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes water hazards   Great for 19th hole scenic views drinks  

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Reviews


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"Great day"


Bogeylinton's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played here Wednesday and the course is impeccable. Fairways and greens are very well kept only negative is we caught up to the kids playing a high school tourney and the back nine was like the Bataan death March. Somethings can't be helped.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Where was the ranger???"


Craig1693174's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Followed a 1-some behind a VERY slow 4-some who would not let him play thru on the entire back nine. Our 4-some played the front in 1-1/2 hours, but almost 3 hours on the back. Awful on a hot day.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 10/05/2017

I'd like to know about the course, not the fact that you got unlucky and got stuck behind some hacks. Was the course nice? Would you play it again if pace of play were'nt an issue?

Angry reviews always confuse me when they aren't about the course.


"The MOST beautiful course I've ever played."


u000007575435's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Everything about this course is incredible. Greens are perfect. Fairways are lush and well taken care of. This course is challenging, quiet, and indescribable. Played my best golf at this course. Underrated 5/5 ☆☆☆☆☆


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"What a fun and well kept course"


sfletcher75's avatar
Age:  35-44

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Drove 2 hours and 15 minutes to play by myself. The staff was super friendly and although there was 2 foursomes in front of me, they got me out ahead of them. The course was so much fun! Carpet fairway and deep rough with nice open fairways. There are a couple of holes that have water but aren't too concerning. This is the nicest course I've played. I can't wait to play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Best public course in Central Ohio"


Lukestr2002's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes

Reviewed on

Where to begin? Apple Valley Golf Course is by far the best public course in Central Ohio. The course is in great shape besides a couple spots on holes 9 and 10. The greens are probably the most challenging part of the course, they are very fast and putts will lip out. The pace of play might be a little slow but who can blame them for coming to this course. If you want to have a great round at a great course for a good price come here.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent course!"


Ryan7451244's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing here and it was great. The course is well maintained and laid out perfectly. The staff was very friendly and easy to chat with. This place is course management at its finest. The course and facilities are very clean as well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A GEM INDEED!"


jlhcolumbus's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Besides for the group of S.L.O.W men (seemingly trying golf for the 1st time) in front of our 6 groups, it was a fantastic day! We all LOVED the course and the facilities were beautiful. Plan to come back again!!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A really fun course to play"


Feichtner's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff is always friendly and courteous. It is one of nicest golf courses around. A must play!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A true Gem in Mid-Ohio"


KYJUCO's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fantastic course in great shape from tee box to green. Definitely worth the drive. Challenging course for all levels of play. Several holes are lined with tees, but have wide enough fairways to make the course fair.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great golf course!"


mblake's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent layout. Holes 7 through 11 are the keys to a good round as they are tight. Many birdie opportunities as well.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Worth the drive."


800man59's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We drove about an hour and ten minutes to get here.<br/> We teed off on time and played in four hours.<br/> course played firm and greens were quick. Make sure you play the proper tees. Course can play really long if on wrong tee box and/or it is wet. we had a great time and will definitely return.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Glad We Played In Spite pf the Weather"


Markkrebs's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course absorbed nearly 2 inches of water. They allowed us to tee off and asked only that we be respectful to course and avoid standing water, They sent staff out to squeegee the greens. I can't wait to go back when the weather is better. Really a beautiful course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


CoachRose's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Great price for your money especially the Hot Deal of the day, well worth the drive to play, had rain early and first 9 holes were somewhat wet, water running through the fairways, water on the greens, they had a group of 4 workers going hole to hole to get the water off the greens. Back 9 was much dryer than the front 9. They really take care of their course and this is why it is one of the best public courses in Ohio. A lot of fun to play, took a friend that had never played it and he can't wait to come back again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good course but"


michael7535474's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course, but not worth the 1-1/2 hour drive from downtown columbus, ohio


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 02/18/2016

Useless comment. Are you reviewing the course or complaining about your drive. We're interested in the course, not complaints about travel. Plenty of us will gladly drive an hour and a half to play a great course.


"very enjoyabale golf course"


kmathias's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is beautiful place to play. Tees and fairways were in fantastic shape. Greens had been lightly sanded but you would not know except for looking at them. They were fast and rolled true. I played here the past two days, and plan to again real soon even though it is an hour and fifteen for me to get there from Pickerington.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Length and greens"


Avidgrinder's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the course on my way to Columbus from Cleveland. It is a bit off the beaten path - you drive for quite a while after leaving I71. From the forward tees I think the challenge of the course is primarily in its length. There are few hazards - no water, lateral hazards or many bunkers. The fairways are rolling and the greens are in good shape and reasonably quick.<br/> I don't think the course is tricky and believe that you could score well if familiar with it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"This course was perfect!"


u230849998's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played this course yesterday with my father in-law. The course was in great shape other than on the par 3s there were a lot of divots on the green and tee blocks. Other than that I love this course and I will be back!!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"good pace"


ruger101's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

weather couldn't have been better .course in great shape.. pace of play was excellent. played here 30 years ago ---the trees are bigger . would recommend this course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Worth the Drive"


Ed9134993's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My friends and I are going to Apple Valley for a golf weekend this summer and this was a pre-event round. We had a very nice time except for a little rain in the middle of our round. This course is a good value for the money and worth the drive from Columbus.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"best course i the area"


bobwade58's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

this golf course has always been a great place to place scenic and challenging


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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