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3.9
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Conditions
3.8
Value
3.6
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
97.6%
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8 out of 9 reviews
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4.3
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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4.3
3 Reviews (3)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.7
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3 out of 3 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Style Executive
Par 29
Length 1901 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0

Blacklick Woods Golf Course belong to the city parks of Columbus. They include one nine-hole course and an 18-hole course. The longer layout has ranked as one of the top 10 most difficult public golf courses in Greater Columbus. Green, the nine-hole course, presents all the same challenges but on a smaller scale that is more approachable for beginners. The layout has an interesting mix of par 3s and par 4s with sand traps, trees, and water coming into play throughout. Both courses sprawl across acres of lush, carefully preserved land that provides stunning scenery. The courses have been certified as Audubon Internal Cooperative Sanctuaries for their dedication to environmental protection. Given the quality of the design and excellent conditions of the golf courses, both provide an unbelievable value for the money.

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

3.9
9 Reviews (9)
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

One of the best values in Columbus

Have played this course several times this season, after playing occasionally in the past. It’s definitely one of the best values you can find in the Columbus area. The scenery is beautiful, the staff is friendly, and the rangers are attentive without being overbearing. Overall, the course is in great condition. The greens, tees and rough are consistently well-kept. Many of the fairways could use some improvement, but in my opinion if a course is going to have maintenance issues, let it be the fairways. If your ball settles in a bare patch, you can always move it a few inches to a solid lie.

Note that the course is entirely cashless, and 9 hole executive course is now free for Franklin county residents. They also have one of the better ranges in the area. They don’t have a bar or food service per se. Rather beers, hot dogs, etc. are self-serve, which I actually view as a positive since it speeds up the process.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

still needs a little work

Played this course a year or two ago also when I was in town. It stills needs attention to some little things that needs fixed. Mainly the big brown/dead spots in some of the fairways. if they don't want to fix they should lower the price some. They did squeeze me in as a single though. They also only accept credit cards for everything.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great golf and people...

I was from out of town and just looked for a course nearby and played 18 holes. The course was well kept and very friendly staff.
I am a high handicap golfer. Never intimidated by the course. The enjoyment of the course scenery and maintenance made golfing great.

I highly recommend this course to all.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Texas 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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
3.0
First Time Playing
Average weather
Walked

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
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