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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Woodland
Par 72
Length 6875 yards
Slope 133
Rating 73.4

Located in Licking County, The Links at Echo Springs sits at the third highest point in the state. The golf course winds through mature hardwood forests and sits adjacent to a winery. At least half of the holes were carefully carved from the dense forests. The course spills across gently undulating terrain, providing a links-style touch to the layout. The rolling, tree-lined fairways are narrow and the large greens are lightning fast. There are also a few double-tiered greens to watch out for. The course's challenges come mostly from the numerous bunkers that are treacherously lurking throughout. Water hazards also come into play on a few holes. The layout has a fair amount of challenges but it is still gentle enough for beginners to enjoy as well.

Course Details

Year Built 1996
Fairways Bluegrass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Barry Serafin (1996)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Ohio (2015 #25)

Reviews

4.3
147 Reviews (147)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
Patio Dining 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 17
Water Hazards 15
Elevation Changes 14
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 20
Advanced Golfers 16
Locals 16
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 28

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Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 40
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Previously Played

Great round of golf

The pace of play was good and the course was in great condition. I enjoy the course because each hole has a different personality.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 25+
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course

This was our first time here, and we would come back. The tee boxes need a little TLC, lots of tall grass. Fairways and rough were in good shape, and greens were okay. Bunkers were as hard as concrete- more than once, I had a ball land in one and bounce right out. Given the lack of rain lately, though, I can overlook it.
I enjoyed the elevation changes that this course offers, as several times we were playing blind approaches up and over hills. I thought it kept things interesting. I found the back nine to be a little more enjoyable than the front, so if you're only playing nine, see if you can start on 10.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
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Reviews 12
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A GREAT COURSE!!

I love this course. It is challenging enough to be interesting but not to defeat you. It is well kept and a beautiful course.. Staff is very friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice layout but needs work

Have played this course over the past 7 years. It has always been in good shape. This year it was not in the best condition. Fairways were rough and it would have been very difficult to play the course "down". Greens were OK but slow. Speed of the greens seem to vary from hole to hole.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Disappointed in course condition

Our group has played this course just about every year. This year we were very disappointed in the course conditions. The layout is challenging and scenic shaggy fairways and very slow greens made for a round that was not very enjoyable. We will not be going back this year.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

No houses on course

Well maintained track greens are slow but consistent. Beautiful scenic course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 40
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Ok round

Found the tee boxes , greens and rough to be in bad condition. The fairways had dandelions in them. The greens were bumpy and had bad spots and were hard to putt. I really like this course and was disappointed in its condition. The course was not worth the cost.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 67
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

About time for some golf weather

Spent a wonderful afternoon with my step bro n law on the links. Still considered early in the year for golf here in central Ohio. The course layout was challenging, but from tee to green was excellent. The greens were unshaven due to the time of year and traps were unkept, but that didn’t stop the enthusiasm for the day. Excellent pace of play in the early afternoon. Love the layout. We will be back when the leaves are out and greens are cut. With a Golfnow discount and promo code, the rate was quite inviting...

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good overall for the time of year

The course is well-laid out and is in decent shape for the early spring. The greens were a bit rough. Love the course and will definitely be back.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Not bad at all!

I’ve played nearly 20 different courses this year and have seen a lot of muddy, dried up fairways. This was a refreshing day at the course. Nice and green. Bunkers need work and greens are hard, yet roll slow. Challenging layout too. Worth the price .

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible Greens

I understand u need to maintain a golf course, but they aerated the greens Saturday,?we played Sunday, NOTHING was said or posted until we arrived at 8am.

Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Where is the maintenance

This was Friday, course should have been crawling with maintenance getting the course ready for a busy weekend of golfers. There was no one and the grass on the Tees, fairways and rough had not been touched in days. The greens were probably long as well but you could not tell due to the 1/2 inch sand and more in spots due to the aeration. It looked like the sand had been dumped in spots and left there.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Rather disappointing today

This was the worst conditions I have encountered at this course. Play was backed up and slow.+ The fairways and the rough were in need of a cutting, it was difficult to find your ball in the rough and sometimes even in the fairways. They had just recently aerated the greens which made the putting tough enough , but there was also a large amount of sand on some of the greens so that at times it was like putting in a sand trap. In all fairness, I am usually quite pleased with Echo Springs, but today was not a good experience. One of my playing partners exclaimed that he will not likely return here.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Echo Springs

The course was in so-so condition in 2018. Most days the greens were extremely slow. The tee boxes needed a lot of work as did the fairways. To be fair, there was a lot of rain this year, but only one or two people mowing just won't get the job done. I hope things improve in 2019. This is one of our favorite courses to play, but not under the conditions we saw in 2018.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Course needs some serious work

There was a time several years ago when this course was top notch... everything from tee box to green. The layout and course setting has more variety than most courses in central Ohio. When there is a course that holds all these great attributes you'd think course maintenance would be at its best and have on its staff the best crew it can afford. Maybe the course owner(s) cannot afford better.

Needless to say the course has severely gone down hill the past few years. I know we've gotten a lot of rain this summer, but the course wasn't in that great of shape last summer either. I can deal with higher than normal fairways and first cut, but the greens need much more attention. Even the tee boxes are a mess. No golfer likes to struggle to get to the green and then find that no matter how you hit your putt it is all luck to get that ball in the hole. These greens are slow, bumpy and way to many un-repaierd divots. Courses should give out divot repair tools for free. Just put your course logo on it and write it off.

I can only say one thing. Hire a darn greens keeper that knows what he/she is doing. These greens need to be top notch to get this course back to a top tier course in central Ohio.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Links at Echo Springs

This was our first time playing this course this year. The tee boxes were in bad shape on 80% of the holes. The fairways were almost as long as the rough. The greens were the best part of the course but still had some issues with bare fringe.
Over all we were disappointed as the course wasn't in nearly the great shape as previous trips there the last couple of years. In it's current condition I wouldn't recommend playing there.

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