Cooks Creek Golf Club

4.3977882353 4.4 stars from 5 (185)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7071 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

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  • 16405 US Hwy 23 S, Ashville, Ohio 43103, Pickaway County
  • (740) 983-3636
  • (740) 983-4673
  • www.cookscreekgc.com
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Year built: 1993
Architect(s): Dr. Michael Hurdzan (1993), John Cook (1993), Dana Fry (1993)
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire. Collared shirt, bermuda shorts.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 185 Reviews
5 stars:
74
4 stars:
77
3 stars:
23
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

163 out of 184 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers locals wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include water hazards bunkers elevation changes   Great for drinks watching the game  

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"Intresting layout"


MichaelBogutz's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Cook’s Creek is the best layout in Ohio. The course forces you to think ; driver off tee, or hybrid ? Go for sucker pin, or the center of the green ? Conditions have improved from last year, and although a few bunkers still need attention, it does not take away from the excellent experience.

Mr. Jim Cook was there to greet, and he was a joy to speak with.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u000002788246's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ever since this course returned to Cook's Creek, it has returned to the excellent course it once was. The course was well groomed and the pace of play was good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Cooks Creek Golf Club on 05/22/2018:

Hello, thank you for the five stars! We are thrilled to hear that you had an enjoyable experience. We appreciate your feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
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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


Response from Cooks Creek Golf Club on 05/17/2018:

Hello, thank you for the five stars! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our course and had an overall great time out there. Thanks for playing with us, and we hope to see you again soon.


u000007188504's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Cooks Creek Golf Club on 05/16/2018:

Hello, thank you for the three-star review. We hope that you had a good time with us the other day. We hope to see you again soon!

"Vastly Improved"


golfercc42's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I left a review here that was positive a few years ago, right after the ownership change and thought it was time for an update since I play there multiple times per year. This spring is the best I have seen this course since the Cook family reacquired it. It is really returning slowly but surely to its former status and I think with time it will earn back all of its national ratings and accolades and customers. As far as the course right now goes the rough is filling in nicely and looks GREAT! Don't miss the fairway or it has become very penal, exactly what you want from a high end golf course. Keep up the improvements and serious golfers will continue to place this course of the very top of their list!


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


Response from Cooks Creek Golf Club on 05/15/2018:

Hello, thank you for the amazing five stars! We appreciate you sharing your honest feedback regarding its current condition. We are thrilled that you had an enjoyable experience with us the other day, and we can't wait to see you again soon.

"Great Course, but some short-comings"


Redsoxnut20's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really enjoy playing this course. Seems to always be in good shape. I do have one aggervation, the last 3 times I have played here, I always get to the course early to warm up and hit the range. The range fee isn't terrible but i pay and there are never balls on the range. I wait and wait then call the clubhouse and 20 min later someone comes down to rake the balls.... by this time I have wasted an hour and have to get to the tee box. This is a five star course that falls way short on something simple


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Cooks Creek Golf Club on 05/09/2018:

Hello, thank you for the four stars! We are sorry to hear that you had a poor experience at our driving range, but we are glad that you enjoyed our course layout. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention! We hope to see you again soon.

"Slow play"


mk8q16ophx8407948's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We traveled 2 hours to play this course and enjoyed our experience except for the fact there was a 5-some in front of us. We mentioned it to the staff at the turn but nothing was done not sure he really cared, doubt we will come back.


Pace of Play: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Cooks Creek Golf Club on 05/04/2018:

Hello, thank you for the three-star review. We are sorry to hear that you experienced slow pace of play, but we assure you that we do not allow fivesomes on the course. Your feedback is important to us, and we hope to see you again in the future.


u291591661's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Cooks Creek Golf Club on 05/02/2018:

Hello, thank you for the five stars! We are glad to see that you had a great experience with us the other day. Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon.

"Cooks creek"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
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Reviewed on

Great layout a real bargain will be in great shape by middle of May


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Cooks Creek Golf Club on 04/30/2018:

Hello, thank you for the four stars! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our course layout and found it in great shape! Come back again soon!

"Great course for an early round"


u496058183's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great condition for April, greens were slow. Pace of play was slow, I'm assuming it was most people's first round of the year. I suspect the course to get better as the year goes on.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Cooks Creek Golf Club on 04/17/2018:

Hello, thank you for the five stars! We are thrilled to hear that you found our course in great shape and had an overall good round of golf. Thanks for the feedback, and we hope to see you again soon.

"nice course"


aaronjantzi's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course for a great price. played it early in what is a bad weather spring. Would like to see it in mid season form.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Cooks Creek Golf Club on 04/04/2018:

Hello Aaron, thank you for the four stars! We are glad to hear that you found our course good value for your money! Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon!

"Winter@cookscreek"


Dan6813388's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

We had a day in the forties with sunshine in December and had to hit the Links. The favorable hot deal from golfnow made it an easy decision. Some of the tea markers were not out. This was not a problem. Some of the traps were alright, but it is December in Ohio. We had a two some and only went through one group and played at a great pace. This is one of my favorite courses in central Ohio...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Cooks Creek Golf Club on 12/26/2017:

Hello Dan, thank you for the five-star review! We are thrilled to hear that you had a great experience with us, despite the cold weather the other day and that you found our course to be in good shape. Thanks for stopping by, and we'll see you again soon!

"Challenging layout"


Sean7418697's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
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Reviewed on

Course has improved since the Cook family is back. Worth the short drive from Columbus. We play here every chance we can. Bunkers need some help but it seems most courses are in the same situation. Thanks again to the Cooks!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Cooks Creek Golf Club on 12/09/2017:

Hello Sean, thank you for the five stars! We are thrilled to hear that you found our course to be in an improved condition. Thanks for playing with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.


MIchael8793543's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Cooks Creek Golf Club on 12/01/2017:

Hello Michael, thank you for the four stars! We are glad to see that you found our course to be in great shape and that you enjoyed our course layout. Thanks for playing with us, and we hope to see you again soon!

"Fun day"


u000004946177's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
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Reviewed on

Cooks is a fun layout.....gives the ability to use every club in your bag. We caught an extremely wet day so just so-so conditions. I have played cooks many times....fun.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Cooks Creek Golf Club on 11/08/2017:

Hi, thank you for taking the time to review us here at Cooks Creek Golf Club in the Ashville, OH area and for the 4-stars. We love to hear that you enjoyed our course layout and apologize for the conditions being average that day due to bad weather. Thank you for recommending our course and we hope to see you back again soon!

"Great Layout"


mdhaley76's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really enjoyed my round! It had rained the previous day and night so the course was wet and it was cart path only. That didn't diminish the experience. I found the course challenging. There are five tee box choices giving each level of golfer a different look. Had a great time!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Cooks Creek Golf Club on 10/13/2017:

Hello, thank you for giving our course a four-star review! We are glad to hear that the wet conditions on our course did not deter you from having a great round of golf. We are glad to see that you enjoyed our course layout and that you found our staff friendly. Thank you for playing with us, and we'll see you again soon.

"Excellent greens and fairways"


mschwartzw's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2017

Reviewed on

Haven't played in 10 years but this course but this course was in excellent shape. Must b accurate off tee to score but fairways are ample to accommodate. Greens rolled well but not too fast. The only negative was too little sand in green side traps. Will play again in near future.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Cooks Creek Golf Club on 10/13/2017:

Hello, and welcome back! Thank you for giving our course, Cooks Creek Golf Club, in the Ashville area, a four-star review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our course layout and that you felt the course was in good shape. We appreciate your feedback, and we'll see you on the course!


Golferdan1955's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Cooks Creek Golf Club on 10/02/2017:

Hello Dan, thank you for giving our course, Cooks Creek Golf Club, in the Ashville area, a five-star review! We are happy to see that you had a wonderful experience at our course, particularly in regards to our course conditions and our course layout. Thank you for the review, and we'll see you on the course soon.


hunterstravon's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Cooks Creek Golf Club on 09/28/2017:

Hi Hunter, thank you for taking the time to review our course and for the 4-stars. We love seeing that the pace of play and course conditions were in top shape and we cannot wait to see you back with us again soon!

"Great shape"


Jim3273714's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Unbelievable course, would recommend it to anyone.


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


Response from Cooks Creek Golf Club on 09/25/2017:

Hi Jim, thank you for taking the time to review our course and for the glowing recommendation. We love to see that you enjoyed your round with us and we can't wait to see you again soon!


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