Metro Gold at Blacklick Woods Golf Courses

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3.7
6
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.1
Layout
0
97.1%
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5 out of 6 reviews
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6
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4 Stars
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1
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Staff Friendliness
5.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
Conditions
3.0
Value
2.0
Layout
4.0
100.0%
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1 out of 1 reviews
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6
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4 Stars
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1 Stars
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Staff Friendliness
5.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
Conditions
3.0
Value
2.0
Layout
4.0
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6819
Slope 124
Rating 71.9
Type Public
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.
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
Scorecard for Gold
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: 72.4/124 387 400 375 559 184 565 390 415 200 3475 327 590 169 403 458 187 435 382 406 3357 6832
White M: 70.1/122 361 381 345 525 162 543 346 381 176 3220 308 543 132 371 448 179 388 361 366 3096 6316
Gold M: 67.2/120 358 268 345 460 158 476 322 306 135 2828 282 491 128 317 442 171 383 343 360 2917 5745
Red W: 68.0/116 301 265 309 456 116 413 280 305 100 2545 230 489 96 266 383 124 294 292 299 2473 5018
Handicap 9 7 11 1 17 3 13 5 15 12 2 18 8 6 16 4 14 10
Par 4 4 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 36 4 5 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 8 10 6 2 16 4 14 12 18 13 1 17 11 3 15 7 9 5

Course Details

Year Built 1973
Fairways Bluegrass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Kidwell

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.7
6

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 3
Forced Carries 3
Water Hazards 3
This course/club is great for:
Locals 4
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 3
Playing Multiple Courses 2
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 2
In the 'Burbs 2
Near the Airport 1
Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

pricey for conditions

need to fix all the bare spots on the course but other than that it's a decent course. price probably goes by the area of where the course is
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Poor weather
Used cart

Great Public Course, Ex-Country Club

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Dallas Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played

Top 10

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
3.0
First Time Playing
Average weather

harder than expected

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.
Staff Friendliness Average
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Unique Course. Unfortunate Ending

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.
Staff Friendliness Poor
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course. Great condition.

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent

Stay & Play Offers

$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
The Penn Ohio Golf Trail consists of courses mainly in Western PA and Northeast Ohio. What sets us apart is that we offer 29 different courses; including 4 private, members-only country clubs, 2 former LPGA courses, and many of the top courses in Ohio and Pennsylvania (including Pennsylvania’s #1 public course – Olde Stonewall). We offer 4 Mansions (for groups of 2 to 36), 10 hotels and customer service beyond any major resort. Our Mansions feature large common areas, pool tables, poker tables, big screen TV’s with the luxury of the entire group together in a large home setting.
7309 E LivingSton Ave, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068, Franklin County
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