Mentel Memorial Golf Course

3.6666666667 3.7 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7017 yards
  • Slope: 123
  • Rating: 72.5
  • Layout


Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Clubs: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt required
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 7017 yards 72.5 123
White 72 6604 yards 70.6 118
Gold 72 6251 yards 68.9 115
Red 72 5204 yards 68.6 114

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 3.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 3 Reviews
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recommend this course

3 out of 3 reviews



Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

mdhaley76's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

I recommend this course

"Another great day"

1967jrick's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.

Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

I recommend this course

"Perfect place for kids."

Kalei8721607's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

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.

Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate

I recommend this course

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