Winding Hollow

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4.5
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6870
Slope 138
Rating 73.7
Type Public
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6870 yards 73.7 138
Blue 72 6370 yards 71.1 132
White 72 5840 yards 68.7 126
Red (W) 72 5510 yards 72.5 128
Yellow (W) 72 4779 yards 68.1 116
Scorecard for Tartan East
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.7/138 420 385 170 525 190 445 400 500 365 3400 390 450 415 155 515 390 440 195 520 3470 6870
Blue M: 71.1/132 390 360 250 505 155 420 345 485 325 3235 365 430 390 135 500 360 400 160 495 3235 6470
White M: 68.7/126 370 325 130 470 135 370 300 470 305 2875 335 405 340 120 475 325 365 140 460 2965 5840
Red W: 72.5/128 340 325 130 440 110 370 300 430 305 2750 335 320 340 120 410 325 365 140 405 2760 5510
Yellow M: 68.1/116 250 250 85 380 90 295 275 430 200 2255 225 320 310 100 410 280 335 130 405 2515 4770
Handicap 8 5 17 11 6 1 13 9 15 7 2 4 16 10 12 3 18 14
Par 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 5 4 36 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 7 17 3 15 5 13 1 11 12 14 10 16 2 8 6 18 4

Course Details

Year Built 1992
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season May - October
Architect Arthur Hills

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted None
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt required

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Reviews

4.6
70

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 12
Water Hazards 9
Thick Rough 7
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 12
Advanced Golfers 10
Entertaining Clients 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 10
Convenient to the City 9
In the 'Burbs 6

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Awesome

Great course want to play it again. Hard but fair, great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Outstanding

I play this course as often as I can. This track is excellent! No houses near the course and very peaceful. Course is challenging but fun to play. The course is always wet, but also very green because it was cut out of a forest. I tell everyone about the course and try to get everyone to play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Best public course in Columbus

Winding Hollow is an outstanding course. The grounds crew keeps it in excellent shape. The greens are some of the fastest and most challenging I have ever played on. Every hole is unique and adds something to the course. I played on Sunday afternoon w/ cart for $32.00. Phenomenal value for the money. I would HIGHLY recommend this course to anyone.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Poor weather
Used cart

Winding Hollow

A must play in central Ohio. A wet blustery fall day but still a very enjoyable round. Manicured beautifully. Greens were fast and true.Go play this couse!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

The course layout is visually exciting

We play the course anytime we can find one of their specials. It is designed for better players but all levels can have fun, move up! I have played courses all over the eastern US and this one holds it's own.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather

Sad, Sad Rumor

Finally was able to get back out to Winding Hollow for the first time in 2009. I was immediately upset with myself for allowing that amount of time to go by without playing here. Absolutely immaculate conditions. Other than Longaberger, I haven't played a public track in such great shape in years. It's hard to believe that this isn't ranked by Golf Mag or Golf Digest, as it's every bit as nice as some of the courses on that list. As we finished our round, we were talking with the attendant as he was wiping our clubs down. He essentially told us that if we wanted to play here again, to do so in the next 4-5 weeks, because it appears this season may be Winding Hollow's last. I'd heard rumors that this course just cannot turn a profit, and it sounds like Wexner is planning to turn it into an industrial park. That would be an abject atrocity. I'm already planning to go back on Sunday and hope to get in another 2-3 rounds this season just in case the rumors hold true. Extremely disappointing news for a beautiful course.

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

Highly Recommend

The tee boxes and fairways are in excellent condition. Probably one of the best groomed public course that you will find in Ohio. Definitely a must play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Wonderful Course!

Great layout and somewhat challenging. Had a great time and will definitely play here again.

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

Winding Hollow

I really recommend this course. I have always considered Winding Hollow top 5 best courses in Central Ohio, however this course was in much better shape last year compared to this year. I noticed the prices have gone up yet the conditions are worse.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Must play in Columbus

On of the best courses in the Columbus area that is not private. It is in very good shape and challenging. However, after a rain it stays soft making it longer and harder. Overall a very good value and once you play it you'll want to pay It again and again .....

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

Nice Course

Nice course, was very wet, cart path only. I thought everything was priced way to high. A beer was $3. The course is not worth $60 to play, I only played because I got a deal on golfnow.

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

A must play

This was my first time playin winding hollow. If you're going to play golf in the Columbus area this course is a must.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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

Beautiful Layout

Beautiful layout - all nature and trees. The back was especially scenic. The staff was very friendly. There was lots of ground under repair markings on the fairways and rough which we assume was due to the extreme weather conditions this year. Expected the greens to be a bit faster but they seemed to be ok. Will return but will look for a discounted rate. The bratwurst were delicious. Would recommend using Styrofoam drink cups for keeping drinks cooler. The drink cart attendant was very nice.

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

Good condition

Overall a very nice golf experience. Nice driving range, goid facilities

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

A Pleasant Surprise

I belong to a private club but enjoying playing other courses. For whatever reason, I had never ended up at Winding Hollow before now. In researching the course I learned of its history, it's problems and its comeback. I looked forward to playing it and I was not let down - it's a wonderful course. The tract of land upon which this course is laid out is spectacular. Tree lined fairways, challenging but fair holes, well maintained fairways, fast and true greens and a reasonable price all add up to a great golf experience. I played the blue tees. Getting off the tee is a premium as is approach shots to the green. The only real complaint I had was outside the course's control - mother nature had dumped a lot of rain on it so both fairways and greens played much longer. From a course grooming perspective, some of the tee boxes are in need of a lot of care and greenside bunkers in particular need repairing. Also, golfers need to be reminded of common sense courtesies - repairing fairway and green divots being at the top of the list. Our foursome had a great time and I certainly will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very nice course

This is only the second time I've played this course. The course was in very good shape the fairways were very nice. The rough was tough but manageable. The greens were not as fast as expected, but we're in good shape. When we played on June 18 it had not rained for several days before we play. The course was somewhat soggy there were several soft spots; it appears that the course maybe is overwatered

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

Great Layout with Excellent Greens

Winding Hollow has a challenging layout with a great deal of variety. The greens were excellent and rolled very true. The bunkers were in good shape and the overall conditions were good. There were some areas of the course, mostly in the rough, that have seen significant damage and should be addressed by the ground crew.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Winding Hollow is BACK !

This course is a class act and clearly back in Country Club condition. The greens, fairways and rough are all in excellent condition. It's a tough track and you'll normally need 4.5 hours to finish, but it's worth the time to enjoy. No houses, just beautiful woodlands.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pristine Shape

I played Winding Hallow on a beautiful day and the course could not have been in better shape. Usually WH retains water and can have many soggy areas to navigate, however with the spring we have had in Ohio, conditions are perfect for keeping the course in grape shape! Will definitely be back to see if this holds up.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Excellent All Round….

The course was in fantastic shape (apart from drainage work on one of the holes but it didn't spoil the experience at all). Pristine fairways, greens, tee boxes and bunkers. The layout is fabulous, staff really friendly, clubhouse and facilities excellent. Along with a nice efficient pace of play this is one of the nicest courses I've played in the States.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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