Metro Gold at Blacklick Woods Golf Courses

4.7142857143 4.7 stars from 5 (5)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6819 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 71.9
  • Layout

  • 7309 E LivingSton Ave, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068, Franklin County
  • (614) 861-3193
  • (614) 861-8051
  • www.metroparks.net

Year built: 1973
Architect(s): Jack Kidwell
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bluegrass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6819 yards 71.9 124
White 72 6316 yards 69.0 119
Red (W) 72 5018 yards 68.0 116

Blacklick Woods Golf Course is two challenging courses, one nine-hole course and one 18-hole course. Gold is the 18-hole layout; it has been ranked as one of Greater Ohio's top 10 most difficult public courses. The course is a long hitter's paradise with an interesting variety of holes, including two notable eagle opportunities. There are dramatic elevations, plenty of water, and numerous sand traps throughout. The golf course offers not only a challenging layout and superb conditions, but also an unbelievable landscape. The terrain on both courses have been so carefully preserved that they have both been certified as Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuaries. The 18-hole course is no easy feat but the nine-hole course offers a gentler option for beginners that still has an entertaining mix of par 3s and par 4s.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 5 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
2
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

4 out of 5 reviews


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"Great Public Course, Ex-Country Club"


mmcdonn451's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather

Reviewed on

I played this course in my church golf outing. The weather was miserable (it was raining), but the golf course was in very good shape. Greens were firm and fair.

Probably the best public golf deal in Columbus, particularly for seniors. First, if the Metro Parks Board had not stubbornly refused to lower their fees last year, they would have better usage now. Second, if the course got a little marketing, it would really help. Finally, if the course had a food service and served beer and wine, it would have much better golfer use.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Top 10"


TheOBchef's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Dallas Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course is normally in the top 10 hardest courses in Ohio conversation. Pace of play can be an issue at times, but mostly on weekends. Blacklick is part of the parks department, so there is no houses and tons of wildlife. Goose droppings can be an issue on the greens at times but still a great course! This course is a long hitters dream.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"harder than expected"


JeffBC94's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2015
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

This course was more challenging for our beginner talents than we thought. Great scenery (it's part of the park system), so that made up for the extra strokes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Unique Course. Unfortunate Ending"


Stephen7628592's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Blacklick Woods is a hidden gem in Columbus. For a public course the hole variation is excellent. Every hole has a unique feel that challenges you at every turn. Whether it be blind tee shots, dog-legs both ways, various obstacles, ect. They keep the course in decent condition and it is a pleasure to play.

The only negative I have is the staff. I teed off a little after 5 and was behind a 4some of 2 walkers and a cart. There was no ranger to manage slower groups. Especially when the group in front of us looked like they had never played golf before.

Also, we paid for the twilight rate which allows us to get as many holes in as possible with remaining daylight. We made the turn at 8pm and the course was wind open. We played 3 more holes and could have easily played 2 more before it would have been appropriate to come in. A ranger shows up to tell us we need to come in even though the sun didn't set for 35 more minutes. I was extremely happy with the course and the round but the way the ranger treated us at the end left a sour taste in my mouth and will make me question whether I will spend money here again.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course. Great condition."


wdworking's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2013
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played this course for years. Played it a week ago 7/13 and it was wet from all the rain but it was in great shape and never looked better. Hit it straight and you will enjoy it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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