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4.5
106 Reviews (106)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
5.0
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.8
99.8%
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4.5
2 Reviews (2)
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
100.0%
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4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
5.0
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4.5
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7074 yards
Slope 129
Rating 73.7

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.

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

4.5
106 Reviews (106)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
Patio Dining 6
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

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4.0
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Previously Played

great course with a friendly enviornment

The golf course was in great shape with very little play allowing us to maintain a great pace of play... the golf course staff were energized and helpful

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

The Course needs work

I haven't played there since last year and was not what I remembered. There is alot of clover and crabgrass especiall in fringe of greens. The greens were not very smooth and the general conditon of rhe course has really gone downhill. We only paid $40 that included range balls, food and a beer so it was a good value.

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

Great value course

Can't beat the quality of golf for the price. Fairways and greens are in great shape. However, I would not recommend an early morning tee time if you don't play well in wet conditions. They over water the course in the mornings.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Darby Is Great

Course is in perfect condition and the staff was very helpful from the pro shop to the cart guy, starter and the beverage girl. We will be going back often.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Not too bad to play again and again

The overall course is just average, greens are spotting from all the ball marks!! Fairway are spotting too! Bunkers were in great shape. Stuck behind 2 senior player for the front nine, past them in the turn, finished within 3 1/2 hrs. Back 9s are more challenging with all the trees and out of bounds.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Way Too Wet

The course was way over watered and had many areas of standing water. This was not from rainfall but from over watering of the course. the greens had so many ball marks that weren't repaired it was kinda sad because the ball did roll very well considering. I liked the lay out but the wetness just took away a lot of the fun.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice course..plenty of features for the money

Played at 648am. First off the tee and cannot beat the price. If this course were closer to Columbus it would cost $20 more than they are charging. Bentgrass tee to green. Bunkers are raked. As always wish more golfers would fix their ball marks on the greens. Good value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Darby creek

This is a good course. Everything is good. Nothing outstanding. There is the links 9 and the woods 9. I really couldn't see difference. I'd go again

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

Hit it straight

This course is one of my favorites in Central Ohio. The greens are always true and in great shape. I've found that no hole on this course is an easy birdie opportunity. Darby Creek makes you earn them! My advice to the first time player is "HIT IT STRAIGHT"

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

Great value for price

I have played this course and I love it. not only is it challenging but not too expensive and well taken care of

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

High School Administrator

This golf course was in great shape. It has always had a great design with fun holes as well as those that punish you for your mistakes. It is worth a drive to play it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love the course

Pace of play was an issue, 4 some in front of us could care less we were waiting on them for every shot and wouldn't let us play through.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Nice course it deserves a second chance

Nice and smooth fairways, greens are in fair condition over all a very well kept course

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Poor weather
Used cart

rainy but fun

Course in good shape, quick greens. Back nine a bit tougher than the front. 18th is a real challenge. Rained hard during the back nine, but was able to finish the round. Darby one of my favorite courses in the area.

Conditions Good
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
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Darby Creek Golf Course

The front nine holes are open and are not to hard. The back 9 holes is tree lined and very difficult. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Scott was outstanding and made you fell really welcome. It was a hot day and he even brought me some water to drink so I would not get over heated.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

Great course and staff

The temperature was only 40 degrees when we started and the course was wet from the previous rains but in playable condition. We were amazed by the courtesy of the ground staff and friendliness of club house staff. We are planning on playing again when the weather is warmer and dryer.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

very nice course

course was in average shape for early in the year, greens rolling very true, will be going back soon, great deal off of golfnow

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Winter Rust

I always enjoy playing this course. We played this course today under challenging conditions. The course was wet from the previous rain and it was very windy. The only thing I disliked was how rough the greens were from the airification done last season (compared to the others I have played), they must have done them too late. The course like myself was showing some signs of winter rust, However already planning on going back around memorial day weekend, it's just a great track to play!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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

Fun, but windy

We enjoyed it, but it was windy. I will go back! Staff in clubhouse was very friendly. The course was in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

Woud like to play again during the summer

Really good condition for this time of year. Could tell that in season it must look and play wonderful. Staff was very friendly!

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