Minerva Lake Golf Course

3.7717000000 3.8 stars from 5 (92)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 69
  • Length: 5497 yards
  • Slope: 106
  • Rating: 67.3
  • Layout

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Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Shirt and Shoes Required
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 69 5497 yards 67.3 106
White 69 5157 yards 65.6 103
Red (W) 69 4179 yards 66.3 99

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 92 Reviews
5 stars:
14
4 stars:
52
3 stars:
21
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

83 out of 91 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals beginners junior golfers   Challenges include elevation changes narrow fairways  

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"Columbus Legend"


u000007792660's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got to play this little gem of a course one last time before progress moved in and took it away from us. Short but always challenging, Minerva lake is the type of course that is forgiving enough to let you post lower scores than a longer course but still make you feel like you earned it. Hopefully one day there will be another course like it here. Nothing will replace the charm or style of this relic from golf's golden age.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Played while it was still open..."


u000007205897's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Have played here at least fifty times and have had a good experience at least 90% of the time. Can play slow at times, but most groups will let faster ones play through. Old course with not much distance but a lot of charm. The second par five dares you to go for the green in two. Some short par fours that longer hitters can reach off the tee. Supposedly closing sometime in 2016 i heard...to bad. I always tell others that it is a poor man's Champion's. Course plays similar i think and about thirty percent cheaper.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun Course"


dagreen73's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First or second time playing here. (If I played before it was probably 45 years ago in high school, I just don't remember.) I will be back. It's only a Par 69 so don't let the distance fool you. The par 5's aren't real long, but the 3's and 4's are plenty long. Course was in good shape, greens were rolling very true, if not very fast. There are some really interesting holes that make this a fun round of golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Cloudy cool day"


RFLAR's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

Our 4some played Minerva the day after heavy rains. The course was in decent shape - except soggy in places. The greens were EXTREMELY slow. In addition to the rain yesterday, they hadn't been cut in a few days. Ideally, it would be nice to have yardage on sprinkler heads.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course !"


JLP63's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great place to improve your game. Will play this course again and again. Staff is friendly well taken cared for public course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Old Course, Old Charm"


Dick3041164's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is an old course that is still is great shape... Many holes are wide open making it somewhat easy for the average golfer.<br/> You can get in trouble on some holes but like I said earlier, most holes are wide open.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Rumors of its death are greatly exaggerated"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

An old favorite of mine for a simple, confidence building round. This course was reportedly to be closed several years ago but keeps popping up on Golf Now. (Pro shop guy confirmed again the rumors that closure could be imminent if the home developing purchaser goes forward.) Wanted to play a short course with my beginner golfing nephew, so went back for a round. We had an enjoyable time on the front 10. (course has a front 10 and back 8). A nice mix of short scorable holes, with a couple of more challenging ones to keep an intermediate player challenged. When you are "just playing 9," getting a 10th bonus hole is a fun way to finish. I am rooting against the developer so that this course stays an option for years to come.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Good course"


Matt5499257's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is great for tuning your game, not overly difficult but not too easy. Wide open enough to spray your driver around but still have a play. Short par 4's used iron a lot from the tee. Really liked the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good time with my husband"


mamamouse's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed playing, not a great golfer, but like getting out. Not a difficult course, but certainly ups and downs. Would play again.


Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A little long but overall good."


dbanary12's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The length of the cuts were all too long for my taste, but the course still played better than I expected. The grass was mostly a nice healthy green. Some holes are confusing to see where you're going the first time you play the course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Little Course 18 hole in a Residential area"


u000006534151's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A nice little course tucked away in a residential community. It's a no frills atmosphere, the course and greens have been worked on and it's continual process. I like the course because it has some challenges.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Still good after all these years"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hadn't played there for 10 or more years, but it's still a good place to play. The twosome in front of us held up play considerably, so they need a ranger out there to get that under control. Still a good course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Hideaway"


u484539869's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Twice a year

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course was great for a nice weekday outing. Some players ahead were slower making the pace slow but the back 9 went smoothly. Dont golf frequently but it was nice and affordable being close to home.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"First time played. would pay it differently next time."


u000002712376's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

An old old course. I knew where it was located, just never play it before and it is only 4 miles from my residence. I enjoyed playing it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Minerva"


George6923687's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendly staff and nice course. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Easy but Fun Overall"


RyanAG6's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I really enjoyed my experience at Minerva Lake. It was a fairly cookie-cutter coarse but I really have no complaints as to the staff, upkeep, or general layout. Would recommend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Decent course true greens"


Eduard4899598's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

Not bad for being 7 minutes from the place i am staying at and 25$. I'll be back for sure.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome little course!"


Biggz1313's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This is a great little course for beginners, to intermediate golfers. May even challenge a seasoned golfer as well (though it is quite short). It has many mature trees, relatively quiet, narrow fairways, and slow to medium greens that are on the smaller side. You'll definitely get a workout on your iron game if you play the course correctly, but if you don't mind hitting out of the rough often, you can almost drive many of the holes (if you hit the ball far 280-320 consistently, you will drive many of the greens). It's not that expensive to play, especially if you walk. I typically walk here, but when I'm in a hurry, I'll ride. The course offers lots of challenges from elevation changes, to a few blind drive holes. There is 0 stand, and 0 bodies of water, but there is a creek that snakes throughout the course that is in play on many holes. All-in-all I would definitely recommend this course to anyone wanting to have a nice round of golf. Also, they have a front 10, and a back 8, so if you're really crunched for time, the back 8 is a nice quick play, even when walking.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Overall a very nice course"


uXQVM9019XQ's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

This course is challenging in that the holes are compact so you need to hit the ball accurately but not overly so. Not many obstacles except a couple of holes where a stream crosses the fairway. This is especially good for a golfer who is an occasional player like me. However, this doesn't lessen the overall quality of the course. Despite all the rain Central Ohio has had, the fairways are nice and the greens are very well done! I feel any golfer, at any level, would enjoy a round here at Minerva!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great value"


u296586970's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great little course. It was really wet from all of the rain but the fairways and greens held together nicely. No beer at the clubhouse though which was a surprise. I would play there again with no hesitation.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/25/2015

Just a heads up, I didn't find this out myself until like a month ago, because to don't post/advertise it anywhere. You can actually bring your own beer to the course, free of charge. They'll even keep some in their fridge for you to keep it cold for when you make the turn. Played that course for 2 years and can't believe I just found this out lol.