Upper Lansdowne Golf Links

3.6862705882 3.7 stars from 5 (105)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6691 yards
  • Slope: 114
  • Rating: 70.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire. No Tank Tops or Cutoffs.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 105 Reviews
5 stars:
16
4 stars:
58
3 stars:
21
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

89 out of 104 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes undulating greens water hazards  

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"Fun Course"


Hub1387's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Far from Columbus"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u005149703's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice experience"


u000007203227's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"TERRIBLE STAFF SERVICE - DON’T GOLF HERE"


jhank56's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



Haalzaid's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



u000004513469's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"This course needs management"


anthony7388930's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Our twosome started during overcast with spitting rain that stopped on the 3th hole. No one on the course. Made it thru 15 holes in 2:15. Then the cart ran out of gas. Called the pro shop 5 times, no answer. The staff left while we were still on the course. We had to take our key and walk thru the course back to the club house and luckily they have carts outside so we could get another one to finish. What would of happened if we had an emergency? Very poor in my opinion. It will be my last time playing this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Decent"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

Course conditions were better than expected, especially with all the rain in recent days. Greens and fairways were great. Tee boxes were so-so. Bunkers were so-so. Pace of play was good for an early tee time. Staff is friendly enough, appears to be a tight group of locals and family that frequent this course. Clubhouse is basically a house with not a whole lot going on, just the basics of what you might need. A few too many farm cats wandering around for my taste, one wandered across a green while we were playing. First time for everything I guess. Prices were a bit overpriced for the season, mid October should have you down below $30 with a cart - summer is over. Still a fun track, I'll be back again, probably next year.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Chance15's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play this course 2 to 3 times a month. It is always decent and the people here are fantastic. They have been working on the course lately and it is in the best condition ever. the fairways were all in great shape and the greens were great. My wife and played starting at noon and we basically had the course to ourselves.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"surprised"


Polandgolfer's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I was visiting a relative and decided to play here not knowing the courses in the area. When I arrived I thought I made a mistake. It sits in the country and looks like a farm when you enter it. The outside of the "club house" which is an old farm house looks very rough. Dirt parking lot, park on grass. Old 50 gallon metal containers and random old golf cart parts laying around. Hand painted signs (like advertising a yard sale). I thought it would be a cow pasture based on the first appearance.

But wait!

The course was great except for the very rough cart parts which you want to avoid and ride on the grass. And the few bunkers they had were not kept. But------ back to the course. It was excellent. All the greens were in county club conditions. I mean perfect. Fairways were watered and zero bare spots. I also thought it was fantastic layout with lots of water, hills, doglegs, etc. The course was surprisingly hilly. Unless you are put off by the rough "club house" area I would recommend this course. It was great and I will be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Upper Landsdowne"


David9192240's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is challenging for all levels of golfers. The course has improved this past season over the last couple of years!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course is enjoyable for the price"


cbicoordinator77280's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good value course. Nothing fancy but greens in good shape. Accommodating staff.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Ron2329943's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"A good buy."


wosmeyer's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed my round, and would play here again. The course is pretty well maintained, with the exception of the sand traps, and the layout is challenging enough to be interesting.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course and beautiful day"


David6689721's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was very nice. The golf carts are aging but run ok. The cart paths could be improved. The best part of the course was the lawn and green care. Very beautiful.

Thanks for a great day


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


"Good course"


Ashet7169442's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Open year round and always a value. Good layout for beginners and above average players.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Fun course"


u000007783125's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I will say that the staff were extremely friendly, and the course had a very laid back feel to it. For a Friday afternoon, the pace of play was great. Other players were great about letting you play through if needed, and the course was nowhere near as packed as those closer to columbus for a Friday afternoon.

As some have pointed out, the cart paths aren't great, but I don't choose courses for their cart path. The layout is fun, and the rough is left rough (unlike many courses here locally), which changes the dynamic of club selection and workability of the ball since the rough is thicker than just a slightly longer fairway area. That said, the dandelion problem is a big issue. Finding a ball anywhere other than the fairway proves to be a daunting task with all of the dandelions. Use green golf balls...nope, they blend in almost perfectly to several areas of lighter colored grass on the course.

That said, this was still a very enjoyable course to play, and I will play there again...and often (especially on weekends when other courses tend to be super busy). Fun track, reasonably priced, friendly people...all on a country area course with no city noise.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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