Safari Golf Club

3.7701705882 3.8 stars from 5 (112)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6845 yards
  • Slope: 121
  • Rating: 72.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 112 Reviews
5 stars:
24
4 stars:
59
3 stars:
16
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

92 out of 112 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near local attractions convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include narrow fairways thick rough water hazards   Great for drinks  

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Reviews


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GTW127's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course"


u000007505403's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



mkeller25's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"6 hours to play 18?"


u000007595137's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
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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


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
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Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Deer jam"


pegbbcds's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
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Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u496058183's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Improving with time."


gaffordjw's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



moconn1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



BuckeyeMed2009's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Worse Greens condition ever played!"


kenrick's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
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Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



u8664513's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"slow start, strong finish"


reaparkfan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"nice track"


u000006305978's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Golf"


Benny1980's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
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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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course!!"


Andrew6670812's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
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Reviewed on

Course is always well-maintained and a fun course to play!! Highly recommend it!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Best Course for the Money"


Michael5940288's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Booked this course through GolfNow and it was the best deal I've ever gotten. The course was wet from rain the day before but it was dried out as much as possible. The course was in great shape for early in the season, besides one tee box. We didn't have any issues with pace of play and they had $2 craft beers. Will definitely be back many times this season.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Thezoowascalm"


Dan6813388's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
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Reviewed on

There was a short wait for frost to leave the greens. I had the opportunity to be the first of the tee and played alone, which was my personal preference. The day was cool with little wind and scattered sun shine. The added bonus was a great golfnow $ with a bonus $ to boot. The staff was very cordial. A 2 1/2 hour round with new clubs for laying at my own pace on a very enjoyable course is a true delight....


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000004348072's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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