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 W: 71.4/118||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|
Food & BeverageSnacks
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!
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!
This course is in great shape. Loved the challenging final hole and appreciate the pace of play.
Well kept and very challenging
Top 5 in my book for public course
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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...
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!!!!!!