Upper Lansdowne Golf Links

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3.5
109
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
58
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.9
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.1
72.8%
Recommend this course
90 out of 108 reviews
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Average Rating
2.9
12
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.2
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
3.3
50.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 12 reviews
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Average Rating
3.3
15
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.5
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
3.6
60.0%
Recommend this course
9 out of 15 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6691
Slope 114
Rating 70.8
Type Public
Upper Lansdowne Golf Course originally opened as a nine-hole course in 1961, designed by local course architect Jack Kidwell. More than 30 years later, Kidwell revisited the course with Michael Hurzdan and added another nine holes. It was one of his last projects before retirement. Despite being designed at different times, Upper Lansdowne's nines seamlessly blend modern and traditional features to create a diverse course that appeals to a range of skill levels and abilities. The layout features narrow fairways lined with mature trees that are balanced with large, easy-to-read greens. Water hazards come into play on half of the holes. The golf course's signature hole is the par-3 15th, which plays downhill to a peninsula green, offering little room for forgiveness. If you don't hit the green on this hole, you'll most likely be in the water.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6691 yards 70.8 114
White 72 6161 yards 68.3 109
Red 73 4979 yards 67.3 111
Scorecard for Upper Lansdowne Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 70.8/114 545 405 184 525 415 374 406 206 534 3594 375 163 411 387 523 271 435 200 377 3142 6736
White M: 68.3/113 W: 71.5/123 530 390 144 480 366 360 368 172 494 3304 364 140 365 346 483 246 420 185 366 2915 6219
Grey M: 65.1/110 W: 68.2/120 445 328 119 447 325 334 277 144 421 2840 309 117 326 308 449 196 447 150 307 2609 5449
Red W: 66.0/115 391 325 78 426 312 282 269 133 385 2601 248 82 290 286 409 171 282 147 305 2220 4821
Handicap 9 5 11 13 3 7 15 17 1 14 18 2 6 8 10 4 16 12
Par 5 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 5 37 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 4 35 72

Course Details

Year Built 1961
Fairways Winter Rye
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Kidwell (1961) Jack Kidwell (1995) Dr. Michael Hurdzan (1995)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire. No Tank Tops or Cutoffs.

Reviews

3.5
109

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 15
Undulating Greens 13
Water Hazards 13
This course/club is great for:
Locals 16
Seniors 8
Advanced Golfers 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 11
In the 'Burbs 6
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Save your money

Terrible course for the price. Tee boxes and fairways are worse than the grass in my back yard. Greens are just as rough. Save your money and go elsewhere

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course needs work

The course conditions have deteriorated the last few years. There is no separation between the fairway and rough. The fairways are in bad shape as are the tee boxes. I like this course layout but it’s pretty obvious ownership isn’t putting much money into it. It’s a shame.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Real bad shape.

Could not find any regular grass on fairways, was all crabgrass. Tee boxes in very rough shape, not cut at all. this was the worst course conditions I have ever seen a golf course in or have played.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Deferred Maintenance

Well designed and unique holes; however, maintenance leaves much to be desired. Crab grass EVERYWHERE! On the tee, in the fairway, EVERYWHERE! Tons of bald spots on fairways, and some balding spots on greens. Sand traps are mostly overgrown with weeks, and the cart "path" is bumpier than the grass around it.

Such a nice layout, it's a shame to see it falling to poor care.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Reneehorn
Commented On 07/30/2018

Played this ranch this past Sunday the 29th of July and I still can't believe they charge $35.Couldn't tell the fairways from the rough,didn't know weather to rake the traps or whip out the weed Wacker and the greens weren't like putting on shag carpet.Absolutely terrible maintenance of a song called Golf course will never play again

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun Course

This was the first time I played the course. It was a nice course, but the traps were not clean and on some fairways the grass was a little long. The greens were good and I enjoyed my round. I will play there again

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Far from Columbus

Cool course. Sorta like a links course. Very dry conditions. It took 45 minutes to get there from Columbus. Cheap price on GolfNow but I made up for it in gasoline. Cart paths are not good. I came up of the seat and swooshed my privates a bunch of times. Holy Moly!!!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice experience

Great deal from Golf Now. Nice course, nice layout, good pace. Enjoyed it.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0

TERRIBLE STAFF SERVICE - DON’T GOLF HERE

Picked up a tee time online with a friend, guy in the clubhouse told us that as long as we finished in 4.5 hours the league wouldn’t affect us. At the turn, less than 2 hours in, another staff member approached us on #10 and said that we needed to play faster or leave because the league needed to start and we were in the way. The group behind us asked to pass so they could play extremely fast and barely even played. Wouldn’t be a problem if the online tee times were unavailable or a note was added to allow us to prepare. Been here 4 times and the clubhouse staff is always very rude to outsiders and seem to only cater to league members.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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