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4.2
207 Reviews (207)
5 Stars
73
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
6
1 Stars
14
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
92.2%
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180 out of 207 reviews
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4.2
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
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2 Stars
1
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
92.3%
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48 out of 52 reviews
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4.2
58 Reviews (58)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
93.1%
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54 out of 58 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6845 yards
Slope 121
Rating 72.2

Located adjacent to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Safari Golf Club was carefully carved from mature forests. This tight course is not particularly long, but it has a varied design that appeals to a number of different tastes and skill levels. The layout features tree-lined fairways and water hazards on several holes. There are also strategically placed bunkers lurking treacherously beside the greens. The golf course starts off with a challenging par 4 that features a dramatic drop from the tee to the green. It finishes with two demanding par 4s as well. The 17th and 18th holes both feature a slew of challenges including rolling, tree-lined fairways and tricky stream crossings. Although it presents a formidable test on some holes, Safari Golf Club's hazards are straightforward with no surprises.

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Course Details

Year Built 1967
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dr. Michael Hurdzan (2012)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.2
207 Reviews (207)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 11
Thick Rough 9
Water Hazards 9
This course/club is great for:
Locals 18
Beginners 8
Seniors 8
This Course's Location is:
Near Local Attractions 17
Convenient to the City 14
In the 'Burbs 10

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The course was in nice shape.Also has a interesting layout.

The course was well maintained with a interesting layout.Played on the weekend which was very busy and the play was extremely slow. There isn’t to many more nice golfing weekends left this this year and the scenery was beautiful so the slow play didn’t really bother us too much.Nice staff in the pro shop,starters,and food cart girl.A good day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Conditions Good
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5.0
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Great course

Great course. Fairways are pretty close to each other so have to watch out for random drives entering fairway. Other than that it was an awesome golf course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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5.0
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First Time Playing

Fantastic condition

This course is in great shape. Loved the challenging final hole and appreciate the pace of play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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4.0
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Previously Played

Well kept and very challenging

Top 5 in my book for public course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent course with open driving range

This is one of the finest public courses in central Ohio. Also, they have one of the last remaining driving ranges available for public practice. While others have been plowed under for massive real estate development or taken away by course management companies, IE OSU, Safari has held fast. Excellent choice for practice and play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 50
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Course by the Zoo

Course was in great shape (tee boxes, fairways, & greens) no bad spots anywhere. Was a little wet from the rain the last few days. If your tee shot is off the fairway it’s going to be in thick grass good luck with that one. Greens had just been rolled so they were fast and true. The course layout is just okay, holes are mainly straight and run back and forth from each other. It is fairly quiet, except for the seals hollowing from the zoo or the deer on the course. Holes 17, & 18 are the prettiest holes on the course very nice. Ranger was on the course and stopped and asked about our round, starter also asked about our round after we got in. Was nice that both took time to make for a great day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Great first experience - considering covid requirements

Course was in relatively good shape. Bunkers well maintained as well as greens, much better than many other public courses in the Columbus area this summer.

Layout for holes 2-16 weren’t anything extraordinary but definitely some challenging holes. 1, 17 &18 were more unique and I know parts of the course were redesigned and I suspect these are the newer holes?

Good experience and value given what we paid... staff was great and availability of food/bev at clubhouse and bev cart for entire round late weekend round was appreciated.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 41
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Bang for your buck

This is a great track. Played here after a torrential down pour. Still played well actually dried up after we made the turn. I will say the one downfall or negative would be we had to wait on every single hole. But, That’s the price you pay when you play a solid track that has great value. Bang for your buck so far on Golf Now this is the best course. Page $22 for 18 holes and I’m very happy with that… Enjoy

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Solid

Played Labor Day. They often have trouble getting people off on time here. I’ve played this track twice in the last month and both times my buddies and I have teed off roughly 15 minutes later than the scheduled tee time. Course is in good shape considering the amount of traffic they get here. Pace is slow. Expect a five hour round. There is a stretch of holes on the front and back nine where the layout is pretty congested. Balls flying everywhere and people waiting for the fairway/tee to clear so they can go to the adjacent fairway and play their approach. I think this contributes to the slow play. 17 is one of my favorite holes in the area. Solid value, and Safari is probably a course I’ll play a few times a year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great shape but tight layout

The course is in great shape but there are a lot of people on the course which is a tight layout so you feel as if balls are flying around you at all times. Pace of play was good until the back nine which I think has to do with the 10th hole not close to the club house.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 41
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Very nice track

Bang for your buck—this is it right here. :35 drive for me and I’ll make the drive bc it’s a fun course w excellent conditions. No complaints!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 67
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Weather prrrfect at the jungle course

Had a most enjoyable morning at Safari. The golfnow rate along with a few rewards made the rate very entertaining. The tee time was extremely early to assure a pace of play only mine and not dictated by others. The course is in excellent condition with traps on the very ready to play status. I was paired with 3 folks who moved along as I liked to do. While we didn’t need a ranger to move us along we had one come by a few times which gave me comfort knowing the course would be concerned about slow play and tell you about it if needbe. Safari has added on many amenities to accomodate outings and attract large gatherings. While this course does get a lot of play you would not know it by the condition it maintains. There is a few crossover holes that are very well marked to assure you don’t get lost in the process. Had a great time and will be back when the rate meets my fancy...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 41
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Golf now TOP TRACK IN COLUMBUS

This track is one of the best in the area, especially for the money!! Worth the drive! Have fun!!!!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
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