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4.2
161 Reviews (161)
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
88.9%
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137 out of 161 reviews
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4.0
10 Reviews (10)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
3.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
90.0%
Recommend this course
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4.2
34 Reviews (34)
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Conditions
4.1
Value
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Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.2%
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31 out of 34 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
161 Reviews (161)

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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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rangers

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Plague playing

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

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great golf!

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Greens were healing from recent aeration. Rough , slow and bumpy. To be expected. Otherwise no complaints.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

safari

the greens where plugged.putting was hard.from tee to green was perfect and clean.great layout.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great place to golf

The course is always very well maintained, I am never disappointed,

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Great Course

I really enjoyed the course. The fairways and greens were in fantastic condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

Great course

Great course, challenging for mid handicappers. Take your time practicing on the outing green before going out.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Safari Club

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.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

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.

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

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