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Amenities
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4.5
Layout
4.5
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About

Holes 18
Par 69
Length 5497
Slope 106
Rating 67.3
Type Public
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
Scorecard for Minerva Lake
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: 67.3/106 349 395 448 155 298 155 445 246 340 2831 359 343 402 364 270 150 343 312 128 2671 5502
White M: 65.6/103 338 379 430 135 288 134 417 218 340 2679 320 334 390 342 243 132 327 290 100 2478 5157
Red W: 66.3/99 338 320 343 65 193 109 309 180 245 2102 268 334 338 235 243 92 270 197 100 2077 4179
Handicap 10 4 5 12 16 14 7 2 1 8 11 3 9 15 17 6 13 18
Par 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 3 4 35 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 34 69

Course Details

Year Built 1931
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 2/15 Closed: 11/15
Architect Woody Baugh

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Caddies No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Shirt and Shoes Required

Reviews

3.8
92

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Specials 1
Drinks 1
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 16
Narrow Fairways 6
Forced Carries 5
This course/club is great for:
Locals 18
Beginners 12
Junior Golfers 9
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 20
In the 'Burbs 8
Near the Airport 4
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Columbus Legend

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Played while it was still open...

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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Fun Course

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.
Staff Friendliness Average
Quality of food & beverage Fair
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

Cloudy cool day

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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course !

Great place to improve your game. Will play this course again and again. Staff is friendly well taken cared for public course.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Old Course, Old Charm

This is an old course that is still is great shape... Many holes are wide open making it somewhat easy for the average golfer. You can get in trouble on some holes but like I said earlier, most holes are wide open.
Staff Friendliness Average
Quality of food & beverage Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Rumors of its death are greatly exaggerated

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Fair
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Good time with my husband

Enjoyed playing, not a great golfer, but like getting out. Not a difficult course, but certainly ups and downs. Would play again.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A little long but overall good.

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good

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