Hueston Woods Golf Course

4.2547058824 4.3 stars from 5 (89)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7044 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 73.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7044 yards 73.2 130
Blue 72 6709 yards 71.7 126
White 72 6223 yards 69.3 125
Red (W) 72 5251 yards 69.7 115

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 89 Reviews
5 stars:
41
4 stars:
37
3 stars:
8
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

85 out of 89 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive on a college campus   Great for advanced golfers locals wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include water hazards undulating greens bunkers   Great for drinks  

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"Worth the drive"


tagsystems's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played this course on perhaps the last warm day of the year. A lot of work was being done clearing trees throughout the course. There were less than 10 cars in the parking lot when we arrived for a noon tee time. The bunkers were so bare that they were unplayable. The course was in very good condition for early December. Most holes layout are dogleg right. Greens were slow but that is understandable for December. This course is longer (6250 - white tees 6825 blue tees) than most course in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Leafs and beauty"


kelleymiller's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape as usual new grass on fairways 9 and 10. Leaves were issues on some holes. Sad to see a lot of ash trees being cut down.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course and good value"


Stephen4773394's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always happy with condition. Greens roll true at medium speed. I was glad to see replacing dead trees that were diseased. Need to work on cart paths and carts.


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


"Nice course"


88golfguy's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Very nicely maintained. Especially for the fall. They have 2 fairways they have reseeded that you can not drive on that makes holes 9 and 10 a little inconvenient but they are growing back nicely and you can play on them. Looking forward to playing this course next yea.r


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Bring your A game"


u000008223114's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always have loved this track, gives many options, for both skilled players and somewhat skilled. Always find myself using almost every club in my bag. Greens are always true and speedy. Awesome value for what I consider a very challenging track, love the natural setting, nature at every turn, very peaceful round of golf. Will continue to return as often as time and abilities allow.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


u00000929952's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course long as you want it to be. You get to hit a variety of shots not just a couple of clubs. Some elevation changes but none too drastic. Only a few blind tee shots.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Expected More"


ryan2234's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Expecting a great college golf course experience but was disappointed by the condition of the course, the range, and the carts. The greens were good and rolled true but the fairways and bunkers were not well kept. Our cart had a flat tire by hole 3 but was replaced by their cart staff promptly. Looking to play a course with fairways like your backyard and rough that's even longer then this is your spot!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



u000001574871's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Hueston Woods"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have not played this course in 20+ and it did not disappoint. Beautiful course, challenging and in very good shape. Wish I would have putted better.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Well done"


MiamiUHockey's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The staff at Hueston Woods GC has done a great job this year. Course is great condition and with the ash bore trees being removed, it has become a little more playable. Some bunkers are under repair as they adding drain plates underneath. Much needed upgrade to this course.


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


"Favorite course"


mykie2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful golf course ! It has lost hundreds of trees over the last few years but still very challenging


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u130017342's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome Greens, as usual"


tylerwebb78's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Hueston Woods is a classic tree lined golf course outside the college town of Oxford, Ohio. In the summer, the course is rarely crowded because most of the students are gone. For a state parks course, I have no idea how the greens staff consistently keep the greens running smooth and fast. The greens have lots of tiers and on a given day certain pin placements can be devilish. I don't know anyone who has ever played Hueston Woods who didn't like the course.

The off course amenities are slim, especially the food and beverage, but there is a driving range.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hueston Woods in July"


MEHenley's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Beautiful park setting and challenging course. Decent shape for a state park run course with friendly staff. It is worth the travel time. Good value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


dpl22's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course had a challenging layout on a perfect day. Great pace of play


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Glory of Golf:"


TOM33HOY's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hueston Woods is my favorite golf course for several reasons three are listed below:

1) The course design allows for a great challenge while the scenic surroundings provide a joyous trip through the terrain.

2) The course is maintained and serviced by a well trained friendly staff.

3) The course location is out of any urban area pollution; located on State of Ohio park property.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"nice course"


kyle3957712's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great golf trip .....course was in good condition , somewhat challenging , but overall Great Golf Course. Get out and golf


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Course has character with excellent rolling greens."


Stephen4773394's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The golf staff is very accommodating and friendly Since the course opened back in the60's I have played it 70 times. I never get tired of playing the challenging but fair track. I look forward to playing Hueston Woods many more times. SteveRaabe


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Tom4945452's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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