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4.5
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6946 yards
Slope 128
Rating 73.1

Situated in Knox County's rolling hills, Apple Valley Golf Club has an idyllic, undulating terrain covered with lush forests. The club is proud of the fact that the course's designers, William Newcomb and John Robinson, were successful in seamlessly blending the course with the natural surroundings and preserving the beauty of the landscape. Long hitters will like this lengthy layout but there are challenges that will appeal to a variety of skill levels. The golf course features a number of holes that require a tricky tee shot through narrow tunnels of trees. There are several ponds located throughout that come into play on half of the holes. Many of the greens are also well protected by sand bunkers. Due to its popularity and versatility, Apple Valley Golf Club hosted a number of championships since opening in 1972, making a name for itself as a competition course.

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Course Details

Year Built 1972
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season April - November
Architect Bill Newcomb (1972) John F. Robinson (1972)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Ohio (2014 #4)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Course Conditions in the U.S. (2014 #20)

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5.0
36 Reviews (36)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 11
Drinks 11
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 13
Elevation Changes 12
Water Hazards 9
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 12
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 11
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 9
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 15

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5.0
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First Time Playing

Nice

After 30 years being part of the Apple Valley family I finally got an opportunity to play the course. Everyone was friendly, the course was phenomenal. Make no mistake, I will be returning!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
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
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Love the couse

Really enjoy Apple Valley but on #2 our twosome caught up with 4 older gentlemen that refused to let us through. 4 1/2 hours later we finally finished and there was no reason for this delay. The course is in great condition and a pleasure to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Love playing Apple Valley! Great course and great people!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

5 Stars

Drove from Cleveland and planning another trip to come back best public course in Ohio.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
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
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great day

Played here Wednesday and the course is impeccable. Fairways and greens are very well kept only negative is we caught up to the kids playing a high school tourney and the back nine was like the Bataan death March. Somethings can't be helped.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Where was the ranger???

Followed a 1-some behind a VERY slow 4-some who would not let him play thru on the entire back nine. Our 4-some played the front in 1-1/2 hours, but almost 3 hours on the back. Awful on a hot day.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
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Commented on 10/05/2017

I'd like to know about the course, not the fact that you got unlucky and got stuck behind some hacks. Was the course nice? Would you play it again if pace of play were'nt an issue?
Angry reviews always confuse me when they aren't about the course.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

The MOST beautiful course I've ever played.

Everything about this course is incredible. Greens are perfect. Fairways are lush and well taken care of. This course is challenging, quiet, and indescribable. Played my best golf at this course. Underrated 5/5 ☆☆☆☆☆

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

What a fun and well kept course

Drove 2 hours and 15 minutes to play by myself. The staff was super friendly and although there was 2 foursomes in front of me, they got me out ahead of them. The course was so much fun! Carpet fairway and deep rough with nice open fairways. There are a couple of holes that have water but aren't too concerning. This is the nicest course I've played. I can't wait to play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Walked

Best public course in Central Ohio

Where to begin? Apple Valley Golf Course is by far the best public course in Central Ohio. The course is in great shape besides a couple spots on holes 9 and 10. The greens are probably the most challenging part of the course, they are very fast and putts will lip out. The pace of play might be a little slow but who can blame them for coming to this course. If you want to have a great round at a great course for a good price come here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Excellent course!

This was my first time playing here and it was great. The course is well maintained and laid out perfectly. The staff was very friendly and easy to chat with. This place is course management at its finest. The course and facilities are very clean as well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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
Good weather
Used cart

A GEM INDEED!

Besides for the group of S.L.O.W men (seemingly trying golf for the 1st time) in front of our 6 groups, it was a fantastic day! We all LOVED the course and the facilities were beautiful. Plan to come back again!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

A really fun course to play

Staff is always friendly and courteous. It is one of nicest golf courses around. A must play!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A true Gem in Mid-Ohio

Fantastic course in great shape from tee box to green. Definitely worth the drive. Challenging course for all levels of play. Several holes are lined with tees, but have wide enough fairways to make the course fair.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great golf course!

Excellent layout. Holes 7 through 11 are the keys to a good round as they are tight. Many birdie opportunities as well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Worth the drive.

We drove about an hour and ten minutes to get here.
We teed off on time and played in four hours.
course played firm and greens were quick. Make sure you play the proper tees. Course can play really long if on wrong tee box and/or it is wet. we had a great time and will definitely return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Poor weather
Used cart

Glad We Played In Spite pf the Weather

Course absorbed nearly 2 inches of water. They allowed us to tee off and asked only that we be respectful to course and avoid standing water, They sent staff out to squeegee the greens. I can't wait to go back when the weather is better. Really a beautiful course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Great course

Great price for your money especially the Hot Deal of the day, well worth the drive to play, had rain early and first 9 holes were somewhat wet, water running through the fairways, water on the greens, they had a group of 4 workers going hole to hole to get the water off the greens. Back 9 was much dryer than the front 9. They really take care of their course and this is why it is one of the best public courses in Ohio. A lot of fun to play, took a friend that had never played it and he can't wait to come back again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Good course but

Nice course, but not worth the 1-1/2 hour drive from downtown columbus, ohio

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 02/17/2016

Useless comment. Are you reviewing the course or complaining about your drive. We're interested in the course, not complaints about travel. Plenty of us will gladly drive an hour and a half to play a great course.

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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
Excellent weather
Used cart

very enjoyabale golf course

This is beautiful place to play. Tees and fairways were in fantastic shape. Greens had been lightly sanded but you would not know except for looking at them. They were fast and rolled true. I played here the past two days, and plan to again real soon even though it is an hour and fifteen for me to get there from Pickerington.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Length and greens

Played the course on my way to Columbus from Cleveland. It is a bit off the beaten path - you drive for quite a while after leaving I71. From the forward tees I think the challenge of the course is primarily in its length. There are few hazards - no water, lateral hazards or many bunkers. The fairways are rolling and the greens are in good shape and reasonably quick.
I don't think the course is tricky and believe that you could score well if familiar with it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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