Safari Golf Club

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3.7
116
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
59
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.7
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.8
76.9%
Recommend this course
95 out of 116 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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Average Rating
3.8
30
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.8
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
3.9
73.3%
Recommend this course
22 out of 30 reviews
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About

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

3.7
116

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Watching the Game 3
Amazing Food 2
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
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
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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
Reynolds
Located between Atlanta and Augusta, Reynolds Lake Oconee is home to six truly distinctive golf experiences all in one location. Along the shores of Lake Oconee, five legendary architects have left their signatures providing club members, residents and guests a unique and memorable experience.
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

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