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Staff Friendliness
4.8
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.5
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.9
Layout
5.0
99.8%
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5.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.5
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4.5
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
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4.3
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5.0
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7074
Slope 129
Rating 73.7
Type Public
Formerly home to the Ohio Orchard Company, four cherry trees still mark the entrance to Darby Creek Golf Course. The unique layout has two distinctly different nines. The course starts with a windswept link-style nine accented by native grasses and sand bunkers, providing an excellent representation of Scottish tradition. Carved from the forests of maple trees, the back nine is an entirely different experience. The layout has a more traditional American design with tree-lined fairways and greens as well as several strategically placed lakes coming into play. Darby Creek Golf Course's two nines combine to form a true shot-maker's course that balances options like split fairways and short par 4s with more challenging demands. It is at the same time kind to higher handicappers thanks to open fairways, bailout areas, and few greenside hazards.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 7074 yards 73.7 129
Back 72 6661 yards 71.3 124
Middle 72 6201 yards 69.3 119
Forward 72 5942 yards
Front (W) 72 5200 yards 69.3 118
Scorecard for Darby Creek Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.1/136 369 423 189 558 359 520 172 434 460 3484 335 194 426 462 502 436 211 549 475 3590 7074
Blue M: 72.2/133 350 374 169 529 339 486 144 418 438 3247 309 168 411 435 492 419 188 540 452 3414 6661
White M: 69.9/124 W: 75.4/133 326 363 144 518 311 435 115 401 391 3004 286 151 376 399 461 394 159 514 432 3172 6176
Gold M: 66.6/118 W: 71.4/124 276 326 124 425 311 435 115 350 358 2720 286 151 309 354 432 307 145 410 352 2746 5466
Red M: 65.5/115 W: 69.9/122 276 326 124 425 259 401 99 333 358 2601 228 121 309 354 403 307 116 409 352 2599 5200
Handicap 12 6 8 14 18 16 10 2 4 17 7 3 5 13 9 11 15 1
Par 4 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 4 36 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 11 9 15 1 13 3 17 7 5 14 16 10 8 4 12 18 2 6

Course Details

Year Built 1993
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Geoffrey Cornish (1993) Brian Silva (1993)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Shirts with collars are preferred, tank tops and cut-offs are not acceptable. Shirts must be worn at all times.

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Reviews

4.6
104

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
Patio Dining 6
19th Hole Specials 5
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 17
Water Hazards 16
Undulating Greens 15
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 16
Locals 13
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 11
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 22
Convenient to the City 3
In the 'Burbs 2
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Definitely worth the drive.

A few friends of mine said if you're ever in Marysville this course was a must play. I liked that there were two different styles of courses. Front nine was a links style course and the back nine was a more of a traditional course with trees and narrow fairways/bunkers. Fairways were immaculate and greens were in top shape. Bunkers were well maintained. A lot of open fairways on the front nine, so you could grip and rip it and be ok. Back nine you have to hit the ball straight to stay out of trouble. I actually shot better on the back nine than the front nine. Finished with 4 pars and 1 birdie so I cannot complain. The only thing I would change if I could was the weather. It was a scorcher. The last 4 or 5 holes we were dying. Kudos to the staff that gave us water, much appreciated and it kept us hydrated. Would definitely golf here again and recommend it to others.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Best greens in central Ohio

I have played nearly all the courses in central Ohio, but this course is a must for those that love very nice, fast greens. It is a treat to putt on them, and they are extremely well maintained. Kudos to the Superintendent. The day we played was cart path only and bunkers were full of water due to excessive rain the previous two days. However, the greens, staff, and price made up for it. Keep up the good work, Darby!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Very nice, challenging course

Our group has played here three or four times this year, and something keeps us coming back. The staff is excellent. Greens are very well kept, and the bunkers are maintained. You see too many courses neglect the bunkers, which to me is a sign of a bad course. The layout is awesome, with reachable par fives and well guarded par threes. This course has worked its way into my top five in the area, and I have played most of them. The only knock I have is that the ranger is non existent. The starter is all over getting you off on time, but then pace of play can be slow. However, this is a very well-maintained and laid out course.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Times at Darby Creek

Was in town with some buddies for the Memorial, and decided to check out Darby Creek.... nothing short of awesome. This course was incredible for the price and we replayed it for $11!!!! Staff was awesome and the drinks were cheap as well. Would highly recommend this to any golfer.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Used cart

Diabolical Greens

Fun course. Links 9 greens are incredibly subtle and difficult to read. Woods 9 greens a little easier, but the fairways are narrower. All of them seemed to roll true. I enjoyed this course a lot, it was in great shape, and plan to return and work it into my central Ohio rotation.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Poor weather

Ugh..Ohio weather

First off this review might be a little unfair, but this is because it was 45 degrees and raining all day, its Ohio, can't expect much. At Darby Creek the front and back differ, where the front is links style, which I prefer, and the back is American style. I did much better on the front by 10 strokes, its wasn't a good score today. Anyway the green on hole 13 was soaking wet, you could see there would be standing water any minute, that wasn't a good sign. The course had lots of bunkers, so keep that in mind. Afterwards, I went into the pro shop and found a double dozen of Nike Mojos for $16 what a steal! And the guy behind the counter picked up the 17 cents in tax, just a little extra friendliness. If the weather was different I'm sure I would love this course.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Excellent
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DarbyCreekTeeTimes
Commented On 10/19/2015
Thanks for playing at Darby Creek Golf Course, sorry to hear the weather was not so great during your round! We look forward to seeing you when the weather is a little drier. Glad you got a good deal at the pro shop too! See you again real soon.
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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Challenging with Two distinct 9's.

Not a house in site. Out in the farmland. Front nine sort of "links" like. Back nine more traditional "american" golf. I personally preferred the back with large trees and rolling hills. Im not a big fan of the links style course, with only bushes and smallish trees. Nothing to "frame" the fairways and the greens sort of bothers me.That said, its still a very nice course, just not the "perfect" course for me. Nice variety of holes and varying lengths. The greens roll very nicely and are among the fastest I have played all summer. Quite a lot of undulation. Very challenging, to the point of being a bit frustrating after playing a lot of public golf this summer with boring slow greens. Absolutely show up early and spend some time putting on the practice green if you wish to score well. The front nine is very exposed and I'm told its usually windy so Id practice the knock downs and punch shots before your round. It was only modestly breezy the day i played so the wind wasn't a big factor. Just a club up or down depending on direction, but I could see it playing very tough if it got much above 15-20 mph. If your short game is on you can score here. Not terribly long and somewhat generous fairways, but the rough is definitely just long enough to be a half shot penalty. A very good test of golf, especially on and around the greens. I will play it again despite not loving the front nine. Its a quality place.
Staff Friendliness Good
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
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DarbyCreekTeeTimes
Commented On 10/19/2015
Excellent, thank you for leaving your review. We appreciate the feedback on Darby Creek Golf Course. Some good tips for our newer golfers, thank you for your observations on the front and back nine very helpful. Hope to see you soon!
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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pretty venue

A fun course to play in great condition. Greens were in wonderful shape. If you're looking for a challenging but fair course I highly recommend this course.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
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DarbyCreekTeeTimes
Commented On 10/19/2015
Great! Thanks for playing at Darby Creek Golf Course and for the recommendation. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the conditions and the challenge the course presented. We look forward to your return visit!
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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Liked it a lot

Played only the front 9, which is the links-style 9. Every hole is different, which is good, and the course was in very good condition. Greens were consistent. The staff was outstanding! Greeted warmly in the pro shop, the starter was very friendly as was the woman who sold me a hot dog. My only complaint is that I had a hard time finding the course. Could use a few more road signs. But...if you find it and play it you will like it.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
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DarbyCreekTeeTimes
Commented On 10/19/2015
Awesome! Thank you for your review on Darby Creek Golf Course, we're glad you were able to find and play the course and loved the experience. We look forward to your return visit!
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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Good course, well-maintained

I've played this course several times. It's always in good shape. Weather has been dry, but the tee boxes, fairways and greens were in really good shape. Played in the middle of the day Sunday, so a couple of the part 3 tee boxes were chewed up, but that's to be expected. A couple of the bunkers were more dirt than sand, others in good shape. Ranger was informative about conditions and groups ahead and behind. I would play more frequently, but it's 45 minutes away.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
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DarbyCreekTeeTimes
Commented On 10/19/2015
Thank you for leaving your review on Darby Creek Golf Course, we appreciate the feedback. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the course and the conditions, we'll audit the tee boxes you mentioned. Any time you're looking for a little escape, come back and see us!
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