Safari Golf Club
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.
|Red (W)||72||4861 yards||67.2||109|
|Blue M: 72.2/121||391||518||358||379||386||345||424||194||369||3364||446||194||467||522||391||520||148||373||420||3481||6845|
|White M: 68.8/114 W: 70.2/120||353||470||340||354||333||310||379||169||343||3051||393||166||433||471||331||474||135||320||370||3093||6144|
|Gold M: 66.2/108||320||393||320||317||320||255||330||155||340||2750||373||134||425||452||320||433||120||300||319||2876||5626|
|Red W: 67.2/109||280||380||226||268||261||240||294||134||258||2341||317||124||362||383||273||376||103||263||319||2520||4861|
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Surprised in a good way!
I recently moved to the Dublin area. Was looking for a place to get out and play last minute. I drove to the Safari course hoping to give my $35 green fee to the zoo but not expecting much. First of all, the service was great at check in—-thanks Chad! But nothing compared to the outstanding condition of the course! Tee boxes were in great shape, the greens were outstanding(divot repair is always a problem a public courses), fairways had great grass, and the rough was an appropriate height for a public course and wasn’t patchy.
I may be new to the area but will be surprised if I find a public course that is in as good of shape as this course—especially For the price.
Holes 17, 18, and 1 were terrific layouts. All three holes could be put on any course.
Overpriced dog track
No walking rate, no junior rate, no 9 hole rate until after 4. I wanted to play walk 9 holes With my daughter at a 2:30 time and it was $90. For a low rate course with slow greens, shaggy fairways and zero amenities. Kinda like paying $5 for a bottle of water at the zoo. Disappointing a course owned by the Columbus zoo isn’t more junior friendly. Probably the perfect track if you play once a year and wear cutoffs.
Suggest driving out to any of the other great public courses in the area for a better experience at a better price. Darby Creek, cooks Creek, royal America, Indian Springs or even a city course
Won’t be back.
Nice course with friendly staff
Enjoyed the round today. Cup slid up devise was a little awkward Greens were in great shape but front of a couple greens were very soft. Felt very safe at facility.
Wasn't very happy with being rushed! I'm 57 years old and it was "cart path only" and course wasn't bad at all so I had to obey course rules and walk to my next shot, someone or rangers didn't like our pace of play mind you we played 9 holes in just over 2 hours with basically walking front 9 so we where asked to pick up pace or take a voucher for back 9 we refused and finished at our on pace. So my overall rating is average due to if your not a young guy and play at a furious pace not the place for us
Course was in good shape with only the usual wet areas with our record rainfall. Tee times worked well and people were good with social distancing
Course and Staff are as wonderful as the weather today. Despite this Covid19 moment, this course made me feel SAFE, and happy and free to be outdoors and enjoy this game I love. Also, a Bogey,Birdie,Birdie,Par Start made the review easy for 5 Stars. Thanks Ty and Rachel. Keep up the great work during this challenging time of our life.
Greens were healing from recent aeration. Rough , slow and bumpy. To be expected. Otherwise no complaints.
Frost delay of over 1.5 hrs
Made my tee time at close to 10 am because I knew the morning temp was cold. When I arrived at 9:15 they had not let the starting group off yet. They were going to let the first group of the 8:00 tee time off around 9:40. I was not told what time I would be off but but I could do the math that my 10 am tee time would be around 11:30. I had plans in the afternoon so I told the guy to cancel my tee time. He was upset that I did but I told him I couldn’t wait. How about you not delay the entire day of tee times and cancel the tee times in the morning or fit them in when a available time occurs.
the greens where plugged.putting was hard.from tee to green was perfect and clean.great layout.
Great place to golf
The course is always very well maintained, I am never disappointed,
I really enjoyed the course. The fairways and greens were in fantastic condition.
Great course, challenging for mid handicappers. Take your time practicing on the outing green before going out.
Our round was interrupted by rain but a rain check was given and the staff was friendly.and helpful. The course is well-maintained and perfect for my skill.level. I would recommend it without hesitation.
Good day overall Solid round
There were more than a few places where the tee boxes were really wet and I don’t have spikes so I really couldn’t get a good drive off. It hadn’t rained in days so I think they heavily watered it because it was hot and sunny all day. The food was great and the course offers some interesting holes but pretty easy if you can stick a straight fairway.