Delaware Golf Club

3.8968764706 3.9 stars from 5 (151)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6920 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 72.2
  • Layout

  • 3329 Columbus Pike, Delaware, Ohio 43015, Delaware County
  • (740) 362-2582, (740) 548-6600
  • (740) 369-2320
  • www.delawaregolfclub.com

Year built: 1922
Architect(s): Donald Ross (1922), Dr. Michael Hurdzan (1998), Fuzzy Zoeller (1998)
Type: Private
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/15

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: Colared shirt required

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6920 yards 72.2 130
Blue 72 6467 yards 70.8 128
White 72 5819 yards 67.7 120
Red (W) 71 5291 yards 69.3 117

Delaware Golf Club sprawls across rolling countryside that lends an idyllic and secluded setting. Donald Ross designed the original nine holes in 1922 and they were later joined by a second nine designed by Michael Hurzdan in 1998. The layout meanders through wooded valleys and ravines. The rolling fairways are fairly wide but they are lined with mature trees and bunkers heavily guard the small, undulating greens. There are also water hazards that come into play on a number of holes. Delaware Golf Club's second hole is notably challenging, it is arguably the toughest hole on the front nine. This par-4 requires not only accuracy in order to avoid the ravine on the left but also distance to carry the lake and remain in the angled fairway. Golfers will be faced with one of the most difficult putts on the golf course if their approach finds the wrong side of the green.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 151 Reviews
5 stars:
79
4 stars:
62
3 stars:
7
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

143 out of 149 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals advanced golfers entertaining clients   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining  

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"Perfect Conditions"


u000004329019's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Best Conditions across the board for the entire course I have ever seen. Nothing else to say and an absolute steal of a twilight rate for $25.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"cut out of woods"


racyroyce's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

this course has everything to offer from a short par 3 to a challenging par 5s its cut out of the woods so you better hit a straight shot... greens are big and for being april were in rather good shape, cant wait to play it again !!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good value"


u000007519130's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For the price, it's hard to complain. It's a decent course in a nice area. They were obviously understaffed as the guy at the pro shop was the guy at the bar, but he was very nice.

The problem is the same for golf in general - slow play. I hate it and won't go back to places that tolerate it. Good or bad doesn't matter, just play quickly.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Delaware"


u908186543's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent conditon. Very fun and challenging holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Closed the course"


Preston8487527's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

After a thunderstorm rolled through they sent someone out to tell us the course was closed. The course was not in bad shape. The clubhouse said that the superintendent called in and closed the course. It would have been nice for the super to come look at the course. Course was in great shape and I love this course design.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Beautiful Course"


neverfadeaway86's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

When I played it had been raining for a few days so the course was wet but it was in good condition especially considering how early in the year it was. The differences between the back 9 and front 9 are fun and unique. Only complaint is that Big Tree in the fairway on # 13 ! will play again for sure !


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A windy 9 holes!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was beautiful with fall colors and in good condition. Great sand bunkers! Critiques? No bar or grill available and I could not get a rain check because we had to leave early.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Tricky, but still great"


u000004329019's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Great course, need more info on a few holes such as carry distances for instance on 16. From the tee you can not see any hazard, or even know how far the hazard is so if you plan on playing this course for the first time, might want to grab a yardage book. But not a boring hole on the golf course!

greens were about a 10.5 on the stimp meter and the practice green is probably the fastest on the course.

All in all great course will come back again if i can get it for the right price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course, but gimmicky"


gmroz22's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The Donald Ross nine is fun but three holes ruin it. #11 and #17 both have greens that are on severe slopes that are beyond ridiculous. There is a par 5 on the back that has a large tree in the middle of the fairway 200 yards out, and the fairway is tight so you have no bailout option if you decide not to challenge it. The rest of the course is great. The greens are exceptional for a public course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Lovely course"


Ltmiller75's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I always enjoy playing this golf course. Greens and fairways are always in great shape. Staff is friendly. The only complaint was the pace of play was on the slow side but the upkeep certainly made up for it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Plenty of variety, scenic in spots, good greens"


9under63's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Crowded. Tee time were 15 minutes behind and waited most every shot. Took 4:55 to play. Friday before the holiday? Greens were in excellent shape and fast enough based on the slope of some of them.

Played the blues and it was long enough for a senior player at HDCP of 3.8. Some old style holes without the typical tract housing on each side. Scenic vista views on some elevated tees. Would play here often if closer and pace was faster. Grouchy snack bar help to get so-so food at turn didn't help the day.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Didn't finish - rained out"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Only got through 8 holes because it started thunderstorming. I do really enjoy playing there because it's like one mile from my home and I can play 18 holes for $30.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


Mercdude's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is nice, greens are challenging, as dry as it has been in this last month the course is in amazing shape. I highly recommend trying this course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice track too many singles"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout and beautiful day, but they let off way to many singles which slowed the pace of play.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of Columbus' Best Public Courses"


stevenbaybutt's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This course is really two separate nines. The front built much later than the back offers a tough but fair start to the round. First hole offers a chance for a good start to the round, and the par-4 7th is reachable with a good drive. If you're hoping to shoot well, the front nine offers a chance to get off to a good start.

The back nine gets more challenging and offers a series of unique holes. 10 is a relatively easy hole, but with the old OSU Observatory sitting in the right rough overlooking the green and drop-off behind it. Quite picturesque. 11 requires a tough carry over a sunken pond, which makes it the toughest hole on the course for many. After a tight but short 12th hole, the 13th is a slight dogleg left par-5 with a 50-foot old oak in the middle of the fairway. Some go over, some go under, some hit drive, some hit a 7-iron. It leaves the golfer with a choice on how to approach the hole. That hole is followed by a par-3 involving a 30-40 foot elevated tee shot to the green below. If the wind is up, it makes this a very tough green to hit. It is then a tough finish (besides 17) to complete the round.

Delaware QC is one of the better and more unique public courses available to play in Central Ohio. Highly recommended.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best greens in Central Ohio"


oak111's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in excellent condition. The fairways and greens are immaculate; the greens are really fast, true, and they hold. It's also nice to hit out of bunkers that have been maintained. The layout rewards the player who has played this course a few times.

Hopefully, the word on Delaware GC keeps getting out because of inquiries to develop the back nine into apartments and condos. This course is far too beautiful for that and Donald Ross isn't exactly building golf courses anymore.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Don't give em your phone or email....you'll get spammed to death"


mboylan's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

I don't live in Ohio any more. I used to play this course, and it's OK.

IVE BEEN GETTING SPAMMED FOR THREE YEARS SINCE I GAVE THEM MY PHONE AND EMAIL.

I've taken every step possible to get off their list: unsubscribe multiple times, called the course multiple times. They promise to take me off their list. I get still get text messages and emails several times a month. Nothing works. It's now beyond irritating.

I've got no alternatives. If you sign up on line and give your phone number, you'll never stop hearing from them. Poor poor service. Be forewarned.


I don't recommend this course


"Great course"


u000005302608's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Delaware Golf Club is half Donald Ross and half Zoeller/Hurdzan. Two different nines but both challenging and in great shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"NIce day with my sons"


cakemankeith's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Went here while on vacation. We enjoyed the course, it wasn't crowded and was in great shape. Biggest complaint I would have....

As an out of towner it would have been nice if there was signs telling you which direction to go after finishing a hole. The course weaves through a development which makes it difficult without course knowledge. Otherwise enjoyable day


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful layout"


u000007179879's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was friendly and allowed us to play with just our group of three after originally pairing us up with a single.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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