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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 71
Length 6680 yards
Slope 128
Rating 71.9

Course Details

Year Built 1920
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Willie Park, Jr. (1920) Arthur Hills (1993)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirt required

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Available Sports

Tennis

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Ohio (2015 #20)

Reviews

4.6
17 Reviews (17)
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Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Worth the Trip

I drove about 45 minutes to play this course. It was well worth the trip. The greens were extremely soft and rolled fantastic. The pro shop guys were awesome and did everything possible to make sure I had a great experience at their course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great Value!

First time playing this course. We really liked the course design with the exception of #8 which is a really bad golf hole. The back nine par 4's are a beast from the back tees! Having a yardage book would improve the experience for any 1st time guest. Conditions were very good and the staff was friendly. It took way too long to get a hot dog at the turn. If it was closer I would probably return on a semi-regular basis.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Bring Your Long Game for this Very Nice Course

Loved playing this course, Challenging and long, even from the white tees. Tree lined fairways come into play. Typical of a 1920's layout which makes it different from most courses in the Columbus area. Greens in great shape and tricky to read, especially for the first time. I will definitely play this course again and recommend it to those who want a great private golf club experience at a public golf course price.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great course

Course is in excellent condition and I have never played it when it was in poor shape. One of the best maintained courses in the area. One huge comment to Golf Now, the tee time for $20 at 3:04 PM every day for 18 holes and cart needs to be changed ASAP. We almost had to play the front side twice because of their evening leagues and the pro shop informed me that they have contacted Golf Now a number of times to change this tee time to before 2 PM every day so that this does not happen. We were able to play both sides but we had to complete the back in hour and 1/2 otherwise we would have been kicked off the back with the evening league starting. If the course had been busy at all we never would have completed the back in an hour and 1/2. Please change this tee time of 3:04 PM, the daily Hot Deal at Marion CC to a time prior to 2 PM, contacct the pro shop at the course if you need to confirm this. One other positive for this course, it has an orange tee that plays at a length of just over 4,000 yards, ideal for young players especially middle school age.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

a must play

Best greens we played on! FAST & TRUE - Everything was great ........ except my game!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tough Course

A beautiful course built in 1920. large and fast greens. Bent grass fairways. It plays all of 6400 yds from the white tees. 5 par 4's over 400 yds and a par 3 that plays 220. I shot 82 and was very happy with that. I played on Saturday afternoon and didnt have any hold up or anyone pushing me. A true private club experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Worth the drive

The golf course was in excellent condition, especially the greens. They had a lot of subtle breaks that took a few holes to get used to. A yardage book or course map would be helpful for first time players - there are 2 blind doglegs and it was difficult to judge the distance for the tee shot. The bunkers were "average" at best - could use more sand. Otherwise it was a real enjoyable course and worth the hour drive from Columbus.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

schedule problem

We played back nine twice because there was an outing in the front nine. The course knew it and should have not posted T-time at the same time.
We should have given at least 9 hole rain check.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

old school charm

Course was in great shape even though they had 2 inches of rain two days earlier. Greens we perfect and very challenging. Staff was very friendly. I look forward to making it up therea again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

A true gem in a poor town

I've wanted to play here for quite a while but finally got around to playing on a Hot Deal. $20+ GN.com fee.

I used the driving range it was kinda small but several flags to different yardage. Eh, range balls. But its only to warm up.

Course was in tip top shape. Green were unbelievable, so perfect. No divots no ball marks rolled perfect and looked like they belonged on the PGA Tour. Speed was highly consistent.

Fairways were great, felt like carpet and looked great.

The clubhouse is old and is in good shape. At the turn I stopped in the restaurant thinking they would have simple stuff for all members & or players. I was wrong it was a sit down restaurant . No hotdog, or sandwiches. All snacks are in the pro shop and it was only candy bars and simple drinks.

Overall I highly suggest everyone get here to play at least one round. You can't go wrong.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great greens!

Old-style parkland golf course designed by Willie Parks around 1920. The course was quite wet due to a lot of recent rain; however, it does not appear to drain as well as other courses.. A lot of water in the bunkers. Would not recommend this course unless the weather has been dry for a while. The greens are among the best I've played, sloping back to front for the most part, fast and rolling true. I will play the course again after it dries out.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Best Marion has to offer!

The fact that it has rained most of the summer this course was in very good condition, there are some places you wouldn't want to take a cart but most are not in play. It seems to always be in tip top shape when I play it so if you get the chance I would take it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Gotta play Marion!

Greens, Fairways and Tee Boxes are Excellent. Love the layout too. Good combination of doglegs with challenges, plus plenty of room for big hitters. TIP: Stay below the hole. Highly recommend getting to Marion to play this previously totally private track. Bunkers had been neglected, but we raked and then hit.
Hope they can improve their ability to have a quick ready made sandwich or hotdogs at the turn. Or some fod options with the beverage cart. Waiting took to long.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

GolfNow

I got a great deal on GolfNow. It had been raining for several days prior to my outing so the course was quite flooded. I didn't mind that as it still played pretty well. Even with the rain, the greens were fairly quick. We were the only people on the entire course so it was a great experience in that regards. My only 2 complaints are that we had to walk due to the fact they do not have a completed cart path that runs every hole. Cart path only would have been much easier. 2nd complaint was the snack bar was subpar. It started raining at the turn so we headed to the pro shop for a short break. There were very few choices and the item I did choose was stale. Don't let these factors stop you from playing this course. I don't know who would complain about this course on a dry day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Very Nice Course

Love this course !!! Pace was very fast. The Greens putt fast and true. the fairways were in excellent shape. A Challenging but fair test of golf. Staff is extremely friendly. I love the signature hole.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

shot selection a premium at this course but great risk reward course.

Thank you Golf Now. A fantastic course and a challenge for every skill level. Greens run true and par 5's are reachable for big hitters. Great experience.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Traditional Old Course With Callenge

Traditional old course with a great mix of par 4s and excellent par 3s. Plenty of trees that require straight tee shots. The rough is thick and difficult. You need to keep the ball below the hole to score. The greens and bunkers are in excellent shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 08/10/2015

Bring your Laser Range Finder - This course is set up with Reflective Targets both on flagsticks, and the blind dog leg holes #6 and 8. Sand needs help. This is a Private Club and Plays like it - you may never see other golfers and 3:45 is a long 18.
Staff is great.

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