Denison Golf Club at Granville

4.4059764706 4.4 stars from 5 (100)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6559 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 71.2
  • Layout

  • 555 Newark Granville Rd, Granville, Ohio 43023, Licking County
  • (740) 587-4653, (740) 587-0843
  • (740) 587-2057
  • denisongolfclub.com
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Year built: 1924
Architect(s): Donald Ross (1924)
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bluegrass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6559 yards 71.2 130
Blue 71 6210 yards 69.2 128
White 71 5530 yards 66.7 124
White (W) 71 5530 yards 71.5 129
Red (W) 71 5197 yards 69.6 125

Designed by Donald Ross in 1924, Denison Golf Club at Granville has a classic design that deftly utilizes the natural landscape of rolling hills covered with forests. The layout is fair and not overly challenging, providing an enjoyable round for players of all skill levels. The elevated, undulating greens and dramatic elevation changes are the course's trademarks. There are also strategically placed bunkers throughout that present further challenges. The golf course finishes with its signature hole, a par 4 that is easily the most dramatic of any on the layout. The hole is known for the 125-foot drop from the tee to the fairway, after which a second shot to a small, two-tiered green is required. In addition to the golf course, Denison offers extensive practice facilities including a driving range, short game area, and putting green.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 100 Reviews
5 stars:
55
4 stars:
38
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

96 out of 100 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city on a college campus   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include elevation changes undulating greens bunkers   Great for drinks  

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Gender

"Friday Golf"


rickm1979's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff very friendly got off 1/2 hour early .

Course in great shape , greens too always a challenge ! Will come back soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



JOStevning's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice golf"


u000002788246's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play was good, layout was excellent as was the condition of the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The course was in great shape"


u1211821950's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were extremely fast but rolled well. The fairways were nice.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Denison golf course"


Toby1568851's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the best if not the best golf course in the area. Great Donald Ross design. Fairways and greens in great shape. Staff very friendly and helpful. Looking forward to playing again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great hidden gem"


David8000587's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, but if your not dead center your in trees all day!! Terrific layout and challenges every club in the bag!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Denison Golf Club"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Denison golf club is a great course. The new Fairways they put in in 2017 are growing in very nicely. Highly recommend this course one of the best in central Ohio.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000008157407's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2018
Previously played Walked Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"granduer at Granville"


kanick's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

best overall golf course that you will ever have the chance to play, greens always super, must be below the hole to score, live more than hundreds of miles away but have played this course dozens and dozens of times and never been disappointed, will always try to play until the good lord says different, do play this course you will enjoy


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Amazing"


spoonylove2005's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Took my golfing buddy to your place it was his 1st time I had been there a few times before. We were both just blown away on how beautiful this course is!! Lay out is very fair but of you miss in the wrong spots it will make for a long long day!! We will both be back Tuesday!! Can't wait!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Best condition public course in central Ohio"


Radjeff's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The new ownership has this place in the best shape ever and I've been playing here for over 30 years.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


WestGolf99's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Awesome course! Well worth the price of admission. Also, the beverage cart was on point giving me drinks whenever I needed them. The golf house in well kept and the employees are always hard at work doing whatever they can to please customers. Overall, a great experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Looking forward to 2017"


u000007332016's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
Previously played Walked

Reviewed on

Played here for over 20 years, typically the first tee time on Saturdays. The course is generally in excellent condition, with the exception of the end of 2016 due to the fungus that killed the fairways. Looking forward to seeing how the course plays with bent grass fairways - will be an interesting change.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Bring your Putter"


ballardjm1958's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The course has had a fungus issue and the fairways are bad and being reseeded. the greens are typical Donald Ross, upside down bowl. The greens were not designed for the speed. Easy to three putt due to the speed and hard to see breaks. the staff did say they are closing October 18 and redoing the fairways, due to the fungus.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/17/2016

ballardjm1958,

Thank you for the 4-Star review! Yes we are closing to improve the course and your golfing experience. Stay tuned for when we open up!

Best regards,

Denison Golf Management


"Good enough for jack"


Alex8060765's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a hidden gem worth the 35 minute drive from Columbus. Excellent greens and a stunning back 9 in the Ohio Valley. Traditional course that could use a little tlc. If you love elevation and lightening fast greens then look no further


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/30/2016

Alex8060765,

Thank you for the 4-Star review! We appreciate you describing the course as a "hidden gem." Come play again soon!

Best regards,

Denison Golf Management


"Awful Shape"


GRateYourCourse's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Greens are OK but that's about it. The course is in awful shape and barely has any grass in the fairways, rough, and tee boxes. Will never go back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 09/14/2016

GRateYourCourse,

We are sorry to see this review come in, and to learn you did not have as great of an experience as expected this time around. Transitioning into the new season please understand we are doing our best. We hope you give us another shot soon, so that we may exceed your expectations.

Best regards,

Denison Golf Management


"Sad conditions"


u000001470603's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Played here many times and have never seen conditions this bad. There was almost no grass in fairways. They have put an "advisory" when making tee times, but until they resolve problem, not worth playing. Wait til next year, and check before you go


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"14 holes classic Donald Ross"


arnie1960's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff readily admitted they had lost their fairways and what the plan was to fix it. I've never seen a course do that in writing. Greens are great Ross greens. The new holes are no where near the ones they removed. Will definitely go back next year, more than once.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/07/2016

arnie1960,

Thank you for the 4-Star review! We appreciate you recognizing our honesty towards our golfers regarding the course conditions. We look forward to seeing you out there again!

Best regards,

Denison Golf Management


"Great Traditional Course"


rayc1492's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I have been playing Granville (sorry, I'll always call it Granville) for 20 years and it is one of the most challenging courses in central Ohio, not because of its length or hazards but because of the difficulty on and around the greens. Always try to stay below the hole! The fungus problem they had in 2016 was tragic, fans of the course are hoping they can recover in 2017. When it's right, it's a lot of fun to play. And not terribly hard to get a tee time, probably because it's a little pricey relative to other public venues in the area. Until last year, I have always found it in very good condition throughout the summer, and worth the price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Denison Golf Club on 03/06/2017:

Thank you for the great 4-Star review! We appreciate your continued loyalty to the course. We are glad you found value in the course. We look forward to seeing you out there again once we open up!


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