Cumberland Trail Golf Club

3.9333294118 3.9 stars from 5 (194)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7205 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 74.3
  • Layout

  • 8244 Columbia Road Southwest, Pataskala, Ohio 43062, Licking County
  • (740) 964-9336
  • (740) 964-5970
  • www.cumberlandtgc.com

Year built: 1999
Architect(s): Dr. Michael Hurdzan (1999), Dana Fry (1999)
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: High Season: May 16th - September 11th. Low Season: November 1 - February 28

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7205 yards 74.3 132
Gold 72 6805 yards 72.2 127
White 72 6403 yards 70.5 124
Blue(W) 72 5469 yards 70.4 119
Red(W) 72 4925 yards 68.1 114

Cumberland Trail Golf Club is a par-72, Championship layout course that was designed by the Hurdzan/Fry Design team in the year 2000. The golf course offers five different sets of tees tipping it to over 7,200 yards providing an equal challenge for any golfer. Since its opening, Cumberland Trail Golf Club has been known for having the "Best Greens in Columbus." Cumberland not only provides the experience of putting on tour greens, it now provides the overall golf experience every golfer desires when they step out of their car at the golf course.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 194 Reviews
5 stars:
45
4 stars:
107
3 stars:
31
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

169 out of 190 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers locals entertaining clients   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining watching the game  

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"Best course with the worst bunkers still!"


olddog63's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Use to be a member. Let my membership discontinue as the course was always in good shape but I was always apologizing for the bunkers to my playing partners. That's been 2 years ago. Thought I would try it again under new ownership. Again , course and greens were great. Couldn't play out of the fairway bunkers. Horrible! New owner is more interested in home development than making the course worth $50 per round on the weekend. To many courses are near by for less money. No thanks!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course



OKeefr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice sunday"


OKeefr's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Scheduled a late afternoon 9 holes, hoping to catch the course when it wasn't busy. However there were other like minded players. Around the 6th hole it backed up. However we still finished in good time. Their staff was friendly and helpful.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Follow the Trail"


Garen's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Cumberland Trail has been undergoing an upgrade the last 10-12 months l traps getting redone , new sand and better maintenance . Greens are better than past few years while eyes and fairways getting more attention. It is user friendly to all stages of golfers , from seniors, women and top rate college players with several tee sets at all distances . The inside staff in grill room is top rate as the shop staff are friendly and accomodating . It's a great weekday value at anytime .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Coming Back - $55 is Just Too High"


u730991620's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

I played yesterday, 1st time since new owners have taken over, and I was pleasantly surprised. The lady that checked us in was very friendly, and got us out quickly. It was $19 with cart for 9 holes, which starting so late I thought was OK, because we only got to play 8 holes. I am optimistic about the turn around after playing last summer and the course being in terrible shape. They are working the traps, cutting down dead trees, and cleaning the course up. What my concern is the cost for 18 holes on the weekend. The board said $55 with cart. Where this course is located, this pricing is what has caused three owners in 4 years. Being on the far east side of Columbus, that rate is way too high. This course should be prime time $42 with cart, and in the afternoon, $35 going down to $25 after 4 in the summer. The course will not get enough revenue to support the course at that rate. Wish they would get a clue, because this could be a nice high end course if they would price it right.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Cumberland"


ganemray's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is good. If the charge is going to be as much as I paid, the bunkers should be maintained. Very poor condition at this time of the year.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/27/2016

Thank you for your review and feedback. We appreciate you letting us know your thoughts as we continuously strive to provide the best conditions and experience for our golfers!


"Nice"


Craig1693174's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really nice condition. Excellent layout. Very nice golf experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/29/2016

Hi Craig,

Thanks for the review! We're glad you had a good time this weekend!

Best regards,

Cumberland Trail GC Management


"Cumberland Trail"


richard1950's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Very nice course, well maintained!!! The only negative, you could not use woods on the driving range.


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


"Scored personal best"


philwillwin03's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I arrived at Cumberland Trail about 30 minutes before my tee time. The staff was reorganizing the pro shop so it looked bare but they had a lot of boxes to unpack. Staff was very friendly. Holes 1-6 breezed by but when I got to the 7th the pace of play slowed to a halt. I was playing as a single so I understand that will happen and had no problem waiting a few extra minutes on the tee. A few extra minutes turned into 10-15 every hole. When I reached the turn, I asked the group in front of me if I could play through. They said sure but said they were slowed by another group. I get to the 10th tee, wait until the group in front got off the green to give them space, when the the group that let me through pulled right in front of me and hurried to the tee. Very frustrating to say the least. There was no ranger on the course to hurry play which would have helped.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"good course when price is right"


tim64's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course many times but will only play it when I can get a good deal. Normal price is to high considering all the other courses around


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Going downhill"


ciotti1408's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course used to be in much better shape. The bunkers are extremely poor to the point of taking a drop if you go in. Greens have slowed considerably over the last few years. Poor quality grounds keeping has killed this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Cumberland trail"


u00000821559's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was under new management and there was no golf attire or anything to purchase at the time. The bunkers were very poor condition. Many of them were mud and not sand. Their computer system was not set up to register the golfnow tee time, so there were a lot of double booked tee times and a long wait out on the course. The greens rolled nice, but the course was very wet from previous rain. Hopefully they get things situated because this was one of the premier courses in the Columbus area.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice greens."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were good but bunkers need a lot of attention.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"This course has a very nice layout"


Enoch8098739's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course one time in "99". Loved the greens then and they are still nice. They made some changes on certain holes which makes it my first time playing this course but I'd play it again for sure.


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


"Good for beginners"


tateniemann93's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice, short par 5's and easy to pin it close on the 3's.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Fire your greenskeeper"


u179643569's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I play here about twice a year. The last two years by far have been the worst I have seen course conditions. And today, was just terrible. Tee's were beat up. Fairways were decent, but littered with weeds, dandelions everywhere and I mean every where. Greens looked burnt up. I am not sure what is going on here, but I would be embarrassed to invite any one from outta town to play here anymore... Hopefully they get it together the layout is just to nice to let go. Oh and yeah one bunker rack on the whole course....


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Sad Decline"


mhagedo1's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

I live close by and have traditionally considered this course as good as any public or private course in Columbus, even becoming a member a few years back. However, more recently the conditions have significantly deteriorated. It started with the bunkers, then the rough got a little spotty. Now it is course wide. Dandelions were everywhere including fairways and tees. The greens were very rough, for this course, although it is still early in the season so im not nearly as concerned about that. The dandelions were as bad as it gets. A poor country course usually doesn't have dandelions. I gave a 2 star rating simply because the staff is as nice as it gets. Cumberland Trail will get my business again this year so that i can measure their progress on improvements, but if it doesnt improve soon im afraid ill steer clear for quite some time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendly people. Layout is a bit awkward


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Still one of my favorites!"


Rhoades12's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2015
Previously played Used cart Good weather

Reviewed on

The reviews of this course lately have been negative and i completely understand why. We were out here a month ago and it was pretty roughed up but it appears they are listening and trying to make improvements. They had new sand in a few bunkers mostly the ones that come into play. The greens were recently treated and were back in the old condition as some of the best in the area. They are trying to get it back in good shape. Still on my top 5 list.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/12/2015

Rhoades12 - Thank you for noticing our efforts on getting the course back into good shape! It's great to hear we are still on your top 5 list, that's awesome! Look forward to having you back.


"Cold day on solid course"


emitchosu's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have not played here for years. Will be back for sure.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/12/2015

emitchosu - We look forward to having you back soon!



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