Burning Tree Golf Course

3.3756058824 3.4 stars from 5 (45)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6328 yards
  • Slope: 118
  • Rating: 69.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt required
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6328 yards 69.5 118
White 71 5804 yards 67.0 114
Gold 72 5383 yards 64.9 109
Red 72 4813 yards 66.3 110

Situated midway between Hebron and Newark, Burning Tree Golf Course is an 18-hole layout whose location has unique historical significance. In 1989 while digging a new pond for the course, a crewmember discovered fossils of the extinct American Mastodon. Although the original skeleton resides in Japan, the course is home to a full-sized replica as well as over 150 other replicas of both dinosaurs and Ice Age mammals. The museum-quality replicas make the golf course a fun place for families. In addition to the natural history lesson it offers, the course also provides a relaxing round that players of any skill level will enjoy. The regulation-length course has a classic layout that is both accessible and a fair challenge. The affordable rates make Burning Tree even more appealing.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 45 Reviews
5 stars:
11
4 stars:
5
3 stars:
21
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

33 out of 45 reviews


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Reviews


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"Rough shape"


u000007203227's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was not in good shape. The fairways were long and patchy and the greens were slow and full of fungus or dead spots. This course needs some attention.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Burning Tree Golf Course on 05/29/2018:

Hello, on behalf of Burning Tree Golf Course staff we appreciate you taking the time to address your concerns as we are always looking to improve. We are disappointed to hear that you were not happy with the conditions of the course but still hope you enjoyed your round. Again, we appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.


u1337771285's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Last time I will ever play that course again"


kschaal9804's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was full of dandelions which shows the maintenance of the course.

No mowing was prevalent on the entire course.

Very disappointing from all of the good reviews written by other people. I would bet it was the employee writing the reviews. The dandelions were so bad I lost balls in the middle of the fairway


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Burning Tree Golf Course on 05/08/2018:

Hello, on behalf of Burning Tree Golf Course staff we appreciate you taking the time to address your concerns as we are always looking to improve. We are disappointed to hear that you were not happy with the conditions of the course but still hope you enjoyed your round. Again, we appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.

"as usual, well worth it !"


stanevans's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

have played here for many years and always come back for more, nice course and the folks are the best! the greens putt well and the back nine is a little tricky. dont spray it around back there!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"this course can throw you a curve"


stanevans's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

i have played this course hundreds of times and know the owners very well. the course is always well cared for and the owners always make you feel welcome. course is fair but the greens can be sneaky fast.back nine is a couple of strokes easier than the front.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



barry1778816's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Burning Tree Golf Course on 08/02/2017:

Hi Barry, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Burning Tree Golf Course. We appreciate the 3 star rating and are happy to hear that you enjoyed the pace of play and our staff. We hope to see you again soon in the Columbus area.

"Best staff"


Patrick3516762's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love coming to thIs course, wide open front 9, tight back 9. The staff is always so nice and courteous!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great beginner's course."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course allows the golfer to work on the short game, while providing somewhat of a challenge with some blind spots. Overall the course is great for those golfers just starting out. I will play here again sometime.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Burning Tree Golf Course on 07/05/2017:

Hello Ty, thank you for taking the time to review Burning Tree Golf Course in the Columbus area. We are happy to see that you had a great experience at our course and that it was a fair challenge for beginners. Thank you for the 3 star review and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Never Again!"


pjastal's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee boxes needed mowing, need more signs to guide you to the next tee boxes, cart path was a maze. Greens patchy.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Burning Tree Golf Course on 06/05/2017:

Hello pjastal, thank you for taking the time to write a review about our course. We are sorry to hear about your subpar experience at our golf course. We’re normally known for our exceptional attention to detail, and we regret that we missed the mark. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to earn your business again.

"Nice course for money"


u6376086's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape. Greens were fairly well kept, which for the small price paid to golf here was very surprising. Front nine very open, back nine much tighter. Great value for $ spent.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Not worth the drive"


Phil5477087's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a hot deal and I wouldn't play more than that for the round. nice newer carts, if you like to play up and back golf and play from other fairways other than your own than this is the place for you. I can stand on 5 fairway and see every hole on the front 9.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Burning Tree Golf Course on 06/02/2017:

Hi Phil, thank you for taking the time to review your experience and rating our course! We regret to hear the course layout was not enjoyable during your round. We aim to provide quality golf to our community and are sorry to hear we missed the mark. At Burning Tree Golf Course, we look to enhance our course everyday in order to satisfy our golfers, and we hope to have you back soon to exceed expectations. Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

"Burning tree just fair"


mfang's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The layout of the course is interesting with some challenges. However the greens are so bad with high grass and a lot of bare spots.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Burning Tree Golf Course on 04/20/2017:

Hello, Mang. Thank you very much for your review. We're sorry to hear that experienced less than ideal course conditions recently with us. We strive to provide consistent and conditions, so we will pass along your feedback to the right departments. We appreciate the 4-star rating of our pace of play, staff, and course layout! Thanks once again, we hope to see you on the course again soon.

"course is usually better than now."


stanevans's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

i have played this course hundreds of times and the owners are friends of mine. however we had a tough summer last year and they lost some greens and they have not recovered yet. i'm sure they will get them fixed this year. the staff is the best and the course is very fun to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great value"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

When I first played here using a severe discounted price I was prepared for poor conditions. I was very pleasantly surprised, and have since returned for another round.

While the course shows effects of harsh, hot summer, in general it is very playable and challenging. I noticed previous comments about gimmicky or tight holes, difficulty following signage etc. but it only took one round to figure those out.

Interestingly, I found the greens very moist also...allowing shots at the green, where most public courses would be rock hard and bounce off.

All in all I got way more than I paid for...and will be going back again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Really has changed"


u000007373775's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I hadn't played here in several years. I always thought of this as a hackers course and was taking a couple of hackers out. This course has really grown in and is not what I remember. Very good value for your $


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Burning Tree"


Toby1568851's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good value for the money.. greens wet, but other than that decent course for the money .staff was friendly and got us out early


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"This course was fine."


vic1224's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

staff was friendly,course not to busy had a great time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice decent course"


Jpw2139's avatar
Skill:  Beginner

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a outing had to wait 40 minutes on cart staff was nice about it course was in good condition would go again


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"This course is no good..."


u000006112870's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a gimmicky course that is a homer hacks dream. Bring your friends out, and beat them because you know all the little course oddities. The yardages were off. The greens are tiny. There is no fairway grass. The greens actually were ok, just sopping wet, from overwatering. I won't ever spend the time or money to play this course again. Keep it for the local hacks...


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"needs rain"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

greens are always slow but in great condition, the rest of the course... fairways are spotty with nice grass and dead grass. Overall layout is good, just needs work on the fairways


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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