Royal American Links Golf Club

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3 Stars
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5
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.1
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
2.8
Pace
2.5
Amenities
4.0
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6859
Slope 133
Rating 73.2
Type Public
Royal American Links Golf Club pays homage to the birthplace of golf, the seaside links of Scotland, an inspiration that is also reflected in the architecture of the clubhouse. The 18-hole course was created in the traditional link-style but with added features not typical of the classic design including water coming into play on nearly every hole. There are also large, deep bunkers protect the sloping greens, many of which are double-tiered. Royal American Links Golf Club's signature hole is the par-3 12th. Its green is guarded by a not only a large rock wall but also water to the front and left. There is a large bunker to the left of the green that will swallow any errant shots but players with a sharp short game will be able to manage.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6859 yards 73.2 133
Black 72 6407 yards 70.7 132
Green 72 6004 yards 68.6 127
Silver (W) 72 5172 yards 69.6 123
Scorecard for Royal American Links
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 73.2/133 532 352 336 183 340 414 447 207 552 3363 526 426 190 423 598 364 192 328 449 3496 6859
Black M: 70.7/132 518 324 323 163 320 388 422 189 501 3148 491 393 161 418 581 333 168 304 410 3259 6407
Green M: 68.6/127 471 299 281 158 315 364 397 174 471 2930 454 369 151 383 557 323 158 283 396 3074 6004
Silver M: 69.6/123 W: 69.6/123 429 238 212 142 271 335 349 145 416 2537 411 320 120 293 464 266 135 261 365 2635 5172
Handicap 18 2 8 12 16 4 6 10 14 15 3 11 7 5 9 13 17 1
Par 5 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 36 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1990
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/30
Architect Dr. Michael Hurdzan (1990) Craig Schreiner (1990)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range 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
Dress code Collared shirt required

Reviews

4.1
142

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Patio Dining 10
Watching the Game 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 22
Bunkers 20
Thick Rough 9
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 13
Locals 12
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 10
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 18
In the 'Burbs 9
Convenient to the City 6

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Mostly Great Condition - Terrible Pace

Pros: The condition of the course on the tee boxes, fairways, greens and the driving range were outstanding. The layout is interesting enough and provides a decent challenge for a mid-handicapper. The scenery is also very nice. Also, a very nice looking clubhouse as well.

Cons: The bunkers were not very good, most weren't raked, some had been completely abandoned, such as the long bunker that lines the picturesque green on the par 3, #12 hole - it looked like a war zone, it was very disappointing.

The biggest gripe is probably the pace of play. I play here on average of once a year. On a normal weekend my group plays as early as possible and typically finishes between 3-4 hrs. I've never finished in under 5 hours at this course. The course does not appear to provide rangers to encourage a good pace of play either.

Between the bunker conditions and pace of play it's a hard sell given the price of this course with so many other gems in the area at a better price.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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RoyalAmericanLinks
Commented On 10/17/2017

Thank you for your feedback. We're constantly and consistently putting all of our efforts into making conditions great, so we appreciate you noting the Pros and we are definitely working to improve bunkers. We are disappointed to hear that pace wasn't to your standards - we didn't have any complaints over the weekend, and our starters were monitoring times per usual. We apologize if there was oversight on the part of our rangers and we will review your feedback. We hope you would consider giving us another shot in the future.

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Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Course

I have played twice this year and it has been sunny and windy both times. I love the layout and will keep coming back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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RoyalAmericanLinks
Commented On 10/17/2017

Sorry we missed the chance to say THANK YOU back when your reviewed the course. But...THANK YOU! We appreciate the kind words and hope you've had another chance to join us this season :)

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Excellent bet if in Coliumbus OH area

Played on a whim and enjoyed the course. Except for the power lines crossing the 1st and 10th tee shots (which killed one of my tee shots), definitely feel like you're out in the country. Course has good variety in design and was in good condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
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RoyalAmericanLinks
Commented On 03/15/2017

Thanks so much for the great review, RavensGolfer! We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and hope you'll visit us again when you're in the area!

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Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Very nice course

very nice fairways and greens water comes into play on a lot of holes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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RoyalAmericanLinks
Commented On 06/24/2016

Thanks for taking the time to review our course, hope to see you again in 2016!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Secluded

Typical winter conditions. Just good to get out and play in Feb!

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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RoyalAmericanLinks
Commented On 06/24/2016

Always nice to get in a winter round! Thanks for the review, hope to see you again this season!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

December Golf!

December golf was amazing ! Staff was friendly & had a good sense of humor. Beer was a lil pricey, $18 for a 6 pack of Miller lite. Greens was a lil hard to play with all the sand but I guess being December I really can't complain. Would love to play again next year when it's warmer. Definitely would recommend everyone go play this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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RoyalAmericanLinks
Commented On 06/24/2016

Thank you for the great recommendation! It's always great when you can get out in the winter and have an enjoyable round. Hope to see you soon!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

This course is top notch. Will definitely play again. Well worth the money

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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RoyalAmericanLinks
Commented On 06/24/2016

Thank you for the fantastic review! Hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The past year has been very good to Royal American

Much improved course. Great greens! Bunkers are well maintained. The areas that needed attention are getting it. Staff was great and they have a nice selection of craft drafts. Cart paths need work, but no reason to not make the drive out. Well worth it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great place to play

Played here before & the course never disappoints. The greens are near perfect.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Poor weather

Fun course

This was my first time playing Royal American, and it was pretty fun after it stopped raining and lightninging. I did have one of my worst rounds in a while here but if I didn't hit six balls in the water, it wouldn't have been that bad. Even after some rain the greens were still pretty fast. After the round I went to get something to eat, and it was 3.25 for a hot dog. I've never seen a hot dog that much overpriced. Anyway it still was pretty good. With everything I said the round was pretty fun and I hope to come back soon.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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