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4.2
Value
3.6
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.4
77.9%
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12 out of 15 reviews
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3.9
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Conditions
4.1
Value
3.5
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
3.6
62.5%
Recommend this course
5 out of 8 reviews
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3.9
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Conditions
4.1
Value
3.5
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
3.6
62.5%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7017 yards
Slope 123
Rating 72.5

Mentel Memorial Golf Course is one of seven municipal courses in the Columbus area. It underwent a major renovation in 2001 that gave it a new name, updated layout, and a new clubhouse. Although it is sometimes overshadowed by two of the city's more popular municipal courses, Champions and Raymond Memorial, it stands out for its meticulous maintenance. The fairways are well manicured and the rough is well defined. The gently undulating, easy-to-read greens also putt fast and true. There are three lakes that come into play on six holes and more than 40 strategically placed bunkers. Trees are present throughout the golf course, but they sometimes work in your favor by helping to block the constant winds. The sixth is one of the most notable holes at Mentel Memorial, demanding a lengthy drive over a hill.

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Course Details

Year Built 1971
Fairways Bluegrass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Kidwell

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
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 Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirt required

Reviews

3.9
15 Reviews (15)
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Rude person at the desk. Acted like he didn't want to be there. I get it, it was a holiday. Booked a 2some on golfnow. Person at the desk tried to charge me $42. I told him I paid online thru golf now. He said no you didn't, (really he said no you didn't) I showed him on my phone. Went out to 1st tee with my playing partner. Cart guys comes up wants to see my receipt AGAIN after showing itn to him for the cart. He says my partner has to go in and pay, the receipt was for 1 person. I paid for 2 golfers online already confirmed by guy inside. Not a good experience, maybe because it was a Holiday and no one wanted to be there working, they should have closed for the day then. Course was in good shape just not difficult and every hole seened the same. Not much imagination to the holes. Probably wouldn't play again simply becasue of the staff.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Excellent condition, awesome quick greens, nice layout

First time playing, layout was great, course condition excellent, greens awesome and quick. Loved it. Pace of play, was real good

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Course has horrible pace of play

It’s a good course with a good layout, but the pace of play is HORRIBLE. If you’re the type of person that likes to wait 30 min to play every hole and play close to a 6-7 hour round it’s the perfect place for you. I’ve played here numerous times in the summer teeing off around 3:00 pm and only get through about 14 holes every time, have never been able to complete 18 holes. Also I get yelled at by the ranger because they say I’m playing into and too close to the group in front of me when every shot is 25-30 yards away from them. For these reasons I’ll probably not play this course again, which is a shame because it’s in good condition and I live close to it.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
4.0
First Time Playing

Be careful when booking teetimes with this course

When arrived we were told we could only play nine holes and the cost for 9 was only $1 cheaper than quoted 18 holes I reserved on GN. We were under time constraint so we elected to play nine. OK muni course but after we finished our nine holes the 10th tee was wide open so very disappointed in how the course handled things.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good round

Great course! It’s beautiful and a good challenge for amateur golfers. Greens were extremely, extremely fast even in the rain. Overall good course and good round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Wonderful city course in great condition. The staff is great and they really try and maintain this course. Will definitely keep coming back

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

No water

Very hot day and no water not from here but down south every course has water every 3 holes. Was very dehydrated

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course

Mentel continues to be a great course. Challenging yet fun. Good value

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Another great day

This course never lets me down when I book to play there. Bunkers in great conditions, greens rate about 8 out of 10, and fairways and tee boxes were superb. The pace of play could've been managed better if they would tell beginners to not tee from the blue tees. Other than that, another great day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Perfect place for kids.

The closest municipal course to this one is Raymond, but you can make excuses at Raymond for it not playing hard enough. This one should be compared head to head with Oakhurst though, because it is the same designer within a mile or two of each other. Mentel doesn't really have the signature feel to specific holes you would like from Jack Kidwell, but the front nine is solid on design. The back nine leaves you feeling flat. The pace of play during the summer is pretty slow, and some of the rangers can be clueless. This is because the have an exchange of labor for tee times, and the fact that a lot of older gentlemen, families, and bigger groups like to play here. The plus side is that they have a solid junior coaching system, and the purple tees are perfect for you kids to play from. This makes it slow for the guy who likes to play fast, but perfect for family outings.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average

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