Safari Golf Club

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3.8
116
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
59
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.8
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.9
78.2%
Recommend this course
95 out of 116 reviews
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Average Rating
4.0
4
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.0
75.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 4 reviews
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Average Rating
3.9
23
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.0
82.6%
Recommend this course
19 out of 23 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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6845 yards 72.2 121
White 72 6144 yards 68.8 114
Gold 72 5626 yards 66.2 108
Red (W) 72 4861 yards 67.2 109
Scorecard for Safari Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 6 10 12 4 8 18 2 14 16 3 17 1 15 7 13 9 11 5
Par 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 36 4 3 4 5 4 5 3 4 4 36 72

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

Reviews

3.8
116

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 17
Seniors 8
Advanced Golfers 7
This Course's Location is:
Near Local Attractions 16
Convenient to the City 14
In the 'Burbs 10

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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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Pace Excellent
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5.0
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Wet weather
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Staff Outstanding

I really like playing at Safari and part of the reason is the staff is outstanding. Everyone is so friendly and goes out of their way to be helpful. Really can't say enough nice things about them, I've been to other courses where no one even talks to you let alone be nice. Cant say this about the staff at Safari, they are great. Keep up the great work and I'll be back many times again.

Golf course is just as nice, challenging but not too difficult.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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1.0
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First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

The entire day we were playing behind a group of two older ladies. We had no one behind us and were not in a huge hurry. They did not ask us to play through but we didn't mind. On the 13th hole a older guy (not sure what his title there is) drove up from behind us as we were waiting at the tee box for the ladies to get far enough up. He told us we needed to hit and that we were taking too long. He then stayed at the tee box talking on his phone. Whoever he was talking to he was mocking us saying we wouldn't hit when the ladies were 300 yards up even though they were halfway up on a 320 yard hole. Needless to say we were frustrated at this point and didn't have the best tee shots. He then mocked us on the phone to whoever he was talking to. The course was a little expensive for what you get but after that we definitely will not come back.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

cart path only

greens on the slow side.i don't think they got cut due to rain the night before.cart path only.greens have lots of unrepaired ballmarks.perhaps starter and ranger should tell people to repair their ballmarks.and maybe some signage.overall nice fair layout.nice staff.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course

Pretty nice course,some challenging holes, overall happy with the course

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

6 hours to play 18?

Beautiful day but 6 deep on every tee box was stressful. They didn’t square up twosomes, and the rangers didn’t seem to think that was necessary. On top of that I was in the Bathroom at the turn next to a guy that works in the kitchen... yea he didnt wash his hands. I told my group and we all watched him make food. Terrifying. Go else where

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Deer jam

Great way to start your morning waiting for deer to clear the first tee box. Safari is always a good time, staff is friendly and very accommodating, course in great shape even after l the rain,greens were a little slow.

I’ll be back again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Improving with time.

The golf course continues to improve as the newer holes become mature. #1 tee is still not open so the hole is very short. The greenkeeping staff works hard to keep it in good shape and are courteous when working whenever they are near. A cart is a must because several holes have 1/8 to 1/4 mile distances from green to the next tee. I had a 7:40am tee time and the starter put me in a foursome. There were no groups in front of us, so I asked him to let me go early to get around more quickly. He said "no". We had two twosomes behind us. One twosome played through, the other pushed us for most of the round. 4 hour & 15 minute round because the rough was fairly high and we looked for a few shots on the front nine. Flexibility by the starter would have been a better strategy for pace of play. Nice chipping and putting areas near the #1 tee.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worse Greens condition ever played!

Greens need to be Bull Dozed and everything new brought in to make new greens. They were rough and bounced any and everywhere due to the grasses being totally out of control. My playing partner agree on this and decided we will never play again until they replace the greens.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

slow start, strong finish

we were delayed due to the cold weather in the morning but the staff kept the players well informed and once started round went smoothly. course in very good condition considering the long, cold winter we had

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

nice track

we went and played over the weekend. the pace of play was great, never had to wait on one tee (and the course was packed) fairways, greens, were in good shape. the course can be forgiving, which helps a average golfer like me. price to play in the afternoon was fair. would play here again

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf

The course was enjoyable. However the starter was not very friendly. He told me I was on the tee the minute I handed my receipt to him, and that everyone else would have to join up with me on the course. I checked in 15 minutes prior to my tee time. He also said if we missed our tee time we were out of luck because they were booked solid. Then at the turn they told us we had 5 minutes max to get something from the snack house or we would be skipped over.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Good

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