Cooks Creek Golf Club

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4.4
208
5 Stars
86
4 Stars
84
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
91.7%
Recommend this course
183 out of 207 reviews
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Average Rating
4.3
34
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
88.2%
Recommend this course
30 out of 34 reviews
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Average Rating
4.3
43
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
91.1%
Recommend this course
41 out of 43 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7071
Slope 131
Rating 73.7
Type Public
Cooks Creek Golf Club (previously known as Raintree South Golf Club) is bordered by Little Walnut Creek on one side and the Scioto River on the other, providing a scenic setting that is ideal for a round of golf. The course is a certified Audubon Sanctuary and there is also a Blue Herron rookery on site. Opened in 1993, the golf course is relatively young but it has already established a reputation for being one of central Ohio's best public courses. Local architects Michael Hurzdan and Dana Fry designed the course with the assistance of John Cook. Cooks Creek has two completely unique nines that offer two different sets of challenges. The diverse layout requires careful strategy and it will also test your shot-making abilities. With two bodies of water serving as neighbors, water definitely plays a role on the golf course.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Cooks/Black 72 7071 yards 73.7 131
Back/Scarlet 72 6648 yards 71.3 128
Middle/Gray 72 6182 yards 68.5 122
Forward/Green 72 5095 yards 68.2 120
Scorecard for Cooks Creek
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Cooks M: 72.5/126 552 366 455 408 397 219 521 189 390 3497 553 311 461 123 394 223 621 420 488 3594 7091
Scarlet M: 70.6/121 528 345 427 383 378 208 484 170 370 3293 512 294 435 113 380 183 563 401 474 3355 6648
Gray M: 68.6/118 507 321 367 379 342 183 452 151 356 3058 495 289 415 106 351 162 481 381 444 3124 6182
Senior M: 67.4/116 440 256 296 245 320 84 388 133 252 2414 437 237 384 66 336 78 433 361 349 2681 5095
Green W: 68.0/116 440 256 296 245 320 84 388 133 252 2414 437 237 384 66 336 78 433 361 349 2681 5095
Handicap 5 15 1 9 11 13 3 17 7 6 16 2 18 14 12 8 10 4
Par 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 36 5 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1993
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dr. Michael Hurdzan (1993) John Cook (1993) Dana Fry (1993)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire. Collared shirt, bermuda shorts.

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Reviews

4.4
208

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
Watching the Game 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 31
Bunkers 25
Elevation Changes 25
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 28
Locals 18
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 18
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 35
Convenient to the City 11

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Perfect weather
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
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Amenities Average
Response from Cooks Creek Golf Club on 09/04/2018:
Hello, thank you for the five stars! We are happy to see that you had a great time at Cooks Creek Golf Club. Come back again soon!
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Average

Fairways are in good shape, greens and tee boxes are diseased need alot of work. I should have known I was in for a long day when there wasnt a starter on #1, pace of play was extremely slow had to wait on each hole NO ranger at all to keep it moving, will not return

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Response from Cooks Creek Golf Club on 08/21/2018:
Hello, thank you for the three-star review. We are sorry to hear that you experienced poor pace of play. Your feedback is important to us. And we hope that you will give Cooks Creek another chance in the future.
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad

The teeing ground was so dry and hard you couldn’t even get the tee in the ground on the majority of tees. The bunkers are not taken care of and have no sand in them. The pace of play was atrocious. 3+ hours on the back nine alone...no ranger the whole time for a near 5 hour round.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Response from Cooks Creek Golf Club on 08/01/2018:
Hello, we are sorry to hear that you did not have a good round of golf the other day. Your feedback is important to us, and we hope to see you again in the future.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bent grass tees, fairways and greens

This is a well maintained course. The greens were receptive to approach shots and rolled fast and true. A great golf value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Cooks Creek Golf Club on 07/30/2018:
Hello David, thank you for the five stars! We are thrilled to hear that you had a good time out there. Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

COOKS CREEK will be on your favorite list!!!

The course was in beautiful shape! if you haven't been in the last few years, do yourself a favor and go there now... the Cook family has brought it back to life and is a joy to play there!! LOVE this course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Cooks Creek Golf Club on 07/30/2018:
Hello, thank you for the five stars! We are thrilled that you had a great golfing experience at Cooks Creek Golf Club the other day. We can't wait to have you back again soon!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great round

The staff was friendly, the pace of play was good, and the course was in great shape. Had a very enjoyable round of golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Cooks Creek Golf Club on 07/24/2018:
Hello, thank you for the awesome five-star review! We are thrilled to hear that you had an overall great golf experience. Thanks for stopping by, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

very nice

Course was in excellent condition. Some very beautiful holes there to be played. look forward to playing there again very soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Cooks Creek Golf Club on 08/16/2018:
Hello, thank you for the five stars! We are thrilled that you found our course in excellent shape. Thanks for the feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Cooks Creek Golf Club on 07/17/2018:
Hello, thank you for the four stars! We are happy to see that you had a good round of golf out there the other day. We hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beutiful Couese

Love the layout and the course is beutiful. Too many courses now have housing developments so all you see are people's yards. Cooks Creek is a very scenic very fun course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Cooks Creek Golf Club on 07/17/2018:
Hello, thank you for the five stars! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our course layout and found it beautiful. We hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good day of Golf

Overall it was a good day of Golf. Course is in pretty good shape. Not quite to where it needs to be. Some of the fairways are starting to burn out,and the Bunkers are awful. Greens were decent for the most part. Pace of play was a bit slow,but not terrible. With a few Improvements Cooks will be back to where it once was a top 10 public course in Ohio.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from Cooks Creek Golf Club on 07/13/2018:
Hello John, thank you for the three-star review! We are happy to hear that you had an overall good time out there despite the conditions and pace of play. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope to see you again soon.
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