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3.9
113 Reviews (113)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
3.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.4
99.6%
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109 out of 113 reviews
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4.0
2 Reviews (2)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
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3.7
3 Reviews (3)
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Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.0
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3 out of 3 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7044 yards
Slope 130
Rating 73.2

Hueston Woods Golf Course sprawls across over 260 acres of lush, rolling terrain. It plays to a beastly length of just over 7,000 yards from the back tees. Jack Kidwell, a designer who had a hand in many of Ohio's finest courses, created the course. It borders hundreds of acres of beech and maple forests that are accented with colorful wildflowers and provide a home to the area's wildlife. Kidwell utilized this rich and beautiful landscape to mold a scenic and challenging design. The layout features large, wildly undulating greens bordered by over 30 strategically placed bunkers. Four ponds also come into play on several holes and golfers will also have stands of mature trees to contend with. Hueston Woods' signature hole is the par-3 16th. This 175-yard hole requires a demanding carry over water.

Course Details

Year Built 1969
Fairways Bluegrass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Kidwell (1969)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirt required

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

Reviews

3.9
113 Reviews (113)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 20
Undulating Greens 17
Bunkers 13
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 20
Locals 19
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 19
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 26
On a College Campus 11

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Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Hang a (dogleg) right at the light for some surprisingly nice greens

This course's strength is its greens. Speeds are fast enough for a putt to get away from you if you're lazy, without being terrifying. The green sizes vary from hole to hole in an interesting way, breaks vary from subtle to obvious and will keep you on your toes all round. Most importantly, the roll was true. In some spots there are visible patches in the greens, but the ball rolled nearly as true through those as on the grass; I stopped worrying about them being in my line pretty quickly. I don't think I saw a ball "wobbled" off its line all round; putts were missed because they were mis-read or mis-hit, never because of a bobble on the way to the cup. Overall, they may be the best public greens I've seen all year.

Visually, the course is beautifully set in nature, and every hole feels secluded.

I wish the fairways were as nice as the greens, but they were unfortunately spotty in terms of grass coverage. Lots of bare spots where your ball lies on dirt. This might just be due to being late in the season with a lot of play, but my advice is to play preferred lies here, and not make yourself miserable playing from junky lies in the fairway all day long.

As the title suggests, the course's setup has a lot of hard doglegs, nearly all of which turn right. Lots of people enjoy this type of layout, but it's just not my cup of tea. I found myself savoring every hole that wasn't a dogleg. And what a shame, because many of those holes were fantastic! They just get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of traditional, trees-on-both-sides doglegs.

One nitpick, the scorecard is pretty good at giving the layout of every hole except 17. On 5, there's a lake that you can see visually throughout the hole, but it really shouldn't come into play for anything less than a really bad shot, and they put the picture of the entire lake on the scorecard. On 17, there is water that's very much in play just to the right of the green that you can't see from the fairway, and there is nothing on the scorecard to show it! Just a warning for the first-timer, and hopefully something that makes the next scorecard re-print if someone at Great Ohio Lodges is watching.

Overall, this course is very much worth a try, even a long drive, for the greens, the value, and the setting, and may be worth a return for the golfer who savors dogleg-right hole designs.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 37
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
3.0
Previously Played

Miami U Course

I’ll always stop back by this course even after graduation. I think the staff has done a good job investing back into the course to improve conditions and make the greens more challenging. For a while there the course was taking a beating but they were able to restore it. Overall, it’s a nice course tucked away in Hueston Woods and i’ll always have good memories of playing there with college buddies. Looking forward to returning in the future and have the first par 5 still tear me up.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 35
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very nice course

Greens were recently aerated . There were large hole plugs making putting very tough. Outside of required aeration the course was in great shape. Layout is very good with the overall difficulty challenging.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Will certainly look forward to playing here next year.

This was a terrific experience. I love the course layout but the only drawback was that the greens were recently aerated. But you are likely to run into that on any course this time of year.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Followed a 5 some.

Was 3 groups behind a 5 some. Saw a ranger 3 times, which is always a good thing. Except this time they didnt break up the 5 some. I'm a Miami Alumni, so I'll always come back and play, just unfortunate this group wasnt split up.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hueston Woods on a busy Saturday

This is a great course, with the usual exception that the sand bunkers are cement with obvious problems due to water pooling. Other than that, it's a top notch course from my perspective as a lower middle class golfer. The greens are fast and in good shape. The fairway and rough are tended. Most holes have this nasty overgrown "natural area" (with lots of vicious thorns in many places) which makes sense for a course on a state park.

I got the earliest possible tee time for Saturday, which given that I was checking on Thursday, was 12:48 pm. It was a traffic jam all day. What was really kind of a annoying was this guy and his non-playing female companion who refused to join our pairing and jumped us at the turn. I suppose I should have said something but didn't feel it merited causing a scene about it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great pace of play

Course in great shape, staff very friendly, great weather!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Keep it in play.

Always enjoy playing here. Its challenging if you're a wild hitter. Plenty of trees but you're rewarded if you can keep it in play. Course was mostly in great shape and you couldn't beat the price today.

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

Great Conditions and a Layout That Makes You Think

Drove an hour to play this course for the first time and was thoroughly impressed. Fairways and greens were both in amazing condition and the greens held well and rolled true. This course is mostly composed of doglegs that make you think about tee shot positioning on most every hole. The par threes are also decently challenging as 3/4 are 180 yards+ from the white tees with two of those going over water. Don't let any of this scare you away though, my round here was one of the more enjoyable ones of the year!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 37
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Clean Air

Hueston Woods is located within an Ohio State Park.
It is out of the city pollution and surrounded by a huge forest; it is a wonderful getaway from the normal urban area problems.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hueston Woods - always a challage

Course and greens in very good condition ... lots of trees have been cut down in the past 2 years so it looks much different than originally, and plays easier for the same reason. Tee box set up is good for all players.

I would play it more often were it not an hour from me.

Certainly a place to play ....

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A Favorite Course

Course is in great shape, rough is short, fairways pristine. There is only one hole in which you don’t want to grip it and rip it off the tee. The par 3 16th hole is a beauty and as challenging as they come.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Great course that I love getting to play st least once a year. Greens are always fast and challenging. I didn’t give 5 stars because the pace of play the day we played was really slow and I didn’t see anyone on the course trying to speed things up. We there than that you won’t be disappointed with this off the radar course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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