The Foxfire at Foxfire Golf Club

3.4286000000 3.4 stars from 5 (77)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6891 yards
  • Slope: 122
  • Rating: 72.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 77 Reviews
5 stars:
15
4 stars:
27
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

59 out of 76 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals advanced golfers playing multiple courses   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens narrow fairways   Great for drinks  

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"Mature course with issues"


craig3583267's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Total Burnout"


cbusdrew's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Bachelor Party Golf Trip"


David6415661's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


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


jagpilotOhio's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"hit it straight"


dustindecot's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Why?"


Mike6065516's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"great value"


tjpatt1169's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"back 9 is tough."


cc189's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Challenging"


odot57's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Better than I thought it would be"


donslobo87's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

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).


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Average course"


Ed8536753's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Great course"


Gary1481518's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"play it you will like it"


degolfer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Foxfire"


mscheidegger's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Not what I remember"


dstone5159's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Not as good as I remember it"


Finn87's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Bads: Tee boxes were surprisingly scruffy and uncut. Fairways were decent but many dandelions in rough. Sand traps were mostly rock hard and untended...not much sand.<br/> Goods: Greens are big and fairly fast for a public course. Some interesting holes and pace of play excellent.<br/> Overall: These are the old Red and Gray courses. I hadn't played these in 20 years and these two 9 hole courses were just not in as good a shape as I remember.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Good shape"


Marty9766519's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in very good shape especially with all the rain we've had. The wait was about 30-40 minutes longer than reserved tee time but it was crowded and everyone was moving as fast as possible. Play on course was a bit slow but again it was busy. All in all, great time


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Condition"



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were nice for mid April. Tee boxs were not cut and sand traps are not maintained. No sand in any traps.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Very nice"


Larry4376589's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The only playable course in the area with all the rain


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Forfire - windy day"


sharpsl53's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed playing this course for the first time. My golf partner had played here before so that helped. Windy day buy course was in good shape. The sand bunkers were hard as a rock and looked like they not been cared for in a while. Loved the different looks at every tee box. Fairways and greens were in good shape. Got a GREAT price so will play again if price is right.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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