The Foxfire at Foxfire Golf Club

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2.8
82
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
8
Conditions
2.5
Value
3.2
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.0
32.7%
Recommend this course
61 out of 81 reviews
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2.6
5
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.2
Value
2.6
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.0
40.0%
Recommend this course
2 out of 5 reviews
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2.6
5
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.2
Value
2.6
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.0
40.0%
Recommend this course
2 out of 5 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6891
Slope 122
Rating 72.7
Type Public
The Foxfire is the original course at Foxfire Golf Club. It was later joined by the Players Club Course in 1993. Foxfire has a classic design that is slightly less challenging than its sister course but no less enjoyable. The fairways are more forgiving but there are strategically placed bunkers as well as lakes and streams that come into play on a number of holes in order to balance the more player-friendly features. The layout is demanding but fair. The golf course's signature is the lengthy penultimate hole that measures 629 yards from the tips. This uphill par 5 requires a tee shot past a creek and then an uphill approach shot to a green that is well guarded by water on the right and trees on the left.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6891 yards 72.7 122
White 72 6576 yards 71.1 118
Red(W) 72 5175 yards 69.1 112
Scorecard for The Foxfire
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: 72.5/125 341 481 551 382 181 405 393 405 156 3295 440 154 472 188 433 435 508 629 337 3596 6891
White M: 70.9/123 333 475 532 363 161 387 373 383 131 3138 423 138 452 170 403 423 488 617 324 3438 6576
Green M: 64.8/108 W: 69.4/119 247 398 450 286 127 268 273 362 107 2518 312 134 320 160 317 325 376 444 248 2636 5154
Red W: 67.5/114 240 387 423 259 110 256 258 318 95 2346 298 126 299 132 302 278 363 434 237 2469 4815
Handicap 12 18 14 4 16 8 6 2 10 3 17 5 15 9 7 13 1 11
Par 4 5 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 36 4 3 4 3 4 4 5 5 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1974
Fairways Bent grass
Greens Bent grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Kidwell

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

2.8
82

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 12
Undulating Greens 9
Narrow Fairways 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 12
Playing Multiple Courses 8
Seniors 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 12
Convenient to the City 10

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Played On
2.0
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Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Avoid

This course isn’t worth the time. Absolutely awful conditions. There isn’t grass in the fairways. The green are chewed to garbage and the sand traps are abysmal. 70% of the tee boxes don’t have grass in them. It’s a beautiful layout, but they clearly aren’t putting the time into the course

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
2.0
Previously Played

Red headed step child

Why do you not put money into a course that has such great potential? I love playing this course but it has been getting worse and worse condition wise for the last few years now. When I played this morning I noticed there were so many bear spots my friend and I had to place a disclaimer on any ground under repair issues so play was considered fair. I keep saying it but I’m following through with it... I can’t continue to play a course that doesn’t care about how the course looks but still find the need to increase the price each year. You honest don’t know what a gem you have. Stop making the regular course the red headed step child and I’ll be back.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

nice course

Nice course to play. A few challenging holes. played the Players Club course at Foxfire. Play the foxfire course three years ago.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Good Course, Poor Cart Paths

Friendly staff. Practice area is in good shape as was the course; most tee boxes were well maintained, green fairways, adequate rough depth and better than average conditioned greens. Mature trees along some holes provides a challenge, but is scenic. Driving a cart on the paths was challenging; lots of chunks and gravel. The transition from the path onto and off of bridges can be very bumpy.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Mature course with issues

Course is mostly flat with straight holes. Fairways are narrow with large trees on both sides of every fairway. Traps appear to have been abandoned although greens were in moderate condition - too early in season? Rough was a little deep - increase challenge? Most of the tee boxes were in need of a mowing. I am out of town and probably won't come back.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Total Burnout

Apart from the greens (which were nice), every thing about this course was burned out. Paid $29 on weekend, and that was probably $20 too much.

Tee boxes, Fairways, Rough....all dried out and terrible. Bunkers were hard as a rock. Yes, it was a hot and dry July, but other Columbus courses seem to have dealt with it ok.

Also, no ball washers or water coolers. Seems like a small complaint, but that's not a difficult thing to take care of.

They should just close down the Foxfire course for the rest of the year, and open it back up in better shape for 2017.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Bachelor Party Golf Trip

Took my son and his buddies to this course for a round during their Bachelor Party weekend before his wedding. Staff was very friendly and the course was in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Better hit it straight off the tee. (Old course)

This is golf course you can score on if you stay out of trouble off the tee. The greens are large and most are not terribly difficult. It's an older more traditional course. Not at all flashy or tricky. The course was in excellent shape, despite being a bit dry for a couple weeks. The bunkers are a bit suspect. Very firm. Not enough to sand in most of them. It's not terribly long from the tips, but it is very tight on a number of holes. I Managed to pull three drives dead left (my "normal" miss when my timing is a little off), into farmers fields. Twice on the front and one time on the back. Double, double, single bogey. 5 strokes in 3 holes. Ouch. Fortunately managed 4 birdies and an eagle to more than make up for it, but the claustrophobic fairways will definitely take their toll if you are not on your game. Everyone seems to want to play the more modern "players course", which is a nice course and a good test as well, but I must say, I found the old course quite enjoyable and a good test of skill. It was my first time on it and I will surely play it again this summer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

hit it straight

You're in trouble if you miss the fairways. Lot of trees making it difficult to recover if you miss the fairway. Keep it on the fairway and its not too rough.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played

Why?

How is it that you don't have ball washers? Fox fire isn't good enough for them. I know golf is for those who have money to spend but that course isn't that great. I've been a couple of times, but it's defiantly not my favorite.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

great value

Staff at Foxfire are great! very accommodating and personal. Bunkers were off limits - hopefully they get updated soon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

back 9 is tough.

Love this course one of my favorites. It has some challenging holes and tricky greens.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging

Actually upgraded to Players Course, challenging even from the white tees. Bunkers could use attention. Great track.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Better than I thought it would be

Played their Player's Club course earlier in the year and figured the older Foxfire would be a "lesser" course. I was wrong. I liked it better. It's longer, more challenging, and has more old-course charm (tree-lined holes, elevation changes). If I had to choose between the 2 courses, I'd choose Foxfire (but Players is fun to play, too).

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

Average course

Pace of play was worst I experienced anywhere for last 3 years. Had to wait after every shot, left course after 9 holes, could not enjoy game from such slow play.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

They were very busy and made the pace slow but the course was great and I had a lot of fun. The greens were fast and fairways was clean and groomed. Well worth the money.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

play it you will like it

I do not think there is too many people in Columbus area that has not played here at least once. if you have not played foxfire or players club before...I only ask you, why are you waiting...you will enjoy either course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Foxfire

It has a great layout with some holes being tight. Placement off the tee it required. The course was in very good shape and the greens were smooth and quick. My cousin and I had a great day and we'll definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not what I remember

It had been over 10 years since I played this course and I remember it being in better shape. Some of the greens needed work and I noticed things like broken or missing ball washers and broken benches along the course. This lack of repair gives the course a bit of a cheap appearance. Even with that, it was an enjoyable day of golf and a fun course to play.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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