The Links at Echo Springs
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.
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|Gold M: 64.1/106||283||254||408||151||297||462||137||292||306||2590||389||331||269||121||242||281||406||129||344||2512||5102|
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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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great course. Great value. Nice practice range. Always in great conditions for play. Highly recommended for anyone who likes to play golf in Central Ohio.
Links at echo Springs
Horrible course conditions. Fairway looked like the rough, so much so that we spent a lot of time LOOKING FOR BALLS IN THE FAIRWAY. The rough was equally horrible and the greens were extremely slow. I know the course us under new management, but come on! This course has so much promise and has always been among our favorites in years past. We have vouchers to use, but not under these conditions.
Dried up course
Played on a Saturday afternoon. I was supposed to be the first one off after an outing, but the outing ran two hours late. I made a bit of a drive to get there so I figured I'd stay. Staff was friendly and apologetic. I finally teed off to quickly find out that they don't water the course. Tee boxes, fairways, greens; everything was very dry. The course layout is nice, but I wouldn't play here during the summer.
This course needs some TLC
We have played this course before and this time the course was not in the best condition. The greens were not consistent. They were either fast or slow. Some of the greens were burned out. Some of the tee boxes needed to be cut. There was no drinking water on the course.
Nice golf course and not a bad price at 29$ with a cart. I wish the driving range was open for an 8am tee time but so be it. Greens well kept and bit on slower side. Overall a good golf course.
Painfully slow greens - half bare/half 2” high tee beds
The conditioning on the course may have been the worst I’ve played this year. The greens were painfully slow, not slow, PAINFULLY slow. the tee beds were uneven, half bald, half really high. The greens had more ball marks (not necessarily the clubs fault) than any course should. The hazards/OB were poorly marked.
The routing and overall pace were fine, but the conditioning ruined the round for me unfortunately. Probably wouldn’t return. So many better places in the area.
Nice course, no sand in traps, horse flies are horrid.
Course was in excellent condition. Hardly any wait time at all and the staff were very helpful and accomidating .
The weather could have been better but overall it was a great place to play. The greens seemed a little slow. Great day
Fun course to play with wildlife scenery!!
I have played here multiple times and I will continue to do so. Super friendly staff, course is always in great shape, and the scenery is fantastic. The course is basically laid out through a woods/wildlife type of setting. You really feel like you have taken yourself out of the hustle and bustle of your daily life to play golf and enjoy nature and sweet golf serenity!!