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4.5
106 Reviews (106)
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
5.0
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.8
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4.5
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
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4.5
Value
4.5
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5.0
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4.0
Amenities
5.0
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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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Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Already planned to come back again.

I am a new golfer and always wanted some good but REAL practice time by myself rather than on driving range. Came to the course on a Sunday afternoon. Cool, sunny and clear. 'Slowly' played through 18 holes and learnt a lot I cannot see on driving range. Staff is super nice and friendly and it eased my concern of being a novice player. Already started talking with a couple of friends to plan an outting here.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

On a rainy day this course was super dry

Had a prepaid tee time. Would not have gone to the course if it had not been prepaid due to the rain. Rain quit on #2 Our group was the only ones one the course...had a blast

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golfnow is a great idea and it works perfectly

Darby Creek has combination of link and american style layout. fund and well maintained. Little bit remote but accessable.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Solid Golf Course

Very interesting layout, the front is relatively short and open and the back is longer and tighter. Good mixture of reachable and three shot par 5s, long and short par 4s and solid par 3s. The course was in excellent condition. The bunkers were maintained, the fairways in good condition and the greens rolled reasonably quick and true. There are a few holes you definitely want to keep the ball below the hole. It was a very pleasant golfing experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Coarse

Coarse was in great condition. Staff was very friendly. It's worth the drive. 1 of the few coarse a that haven't let the coarse go over the years

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of my favorite public courses in Central Ohio. .

Two distinctly different 9's. Always friendly staff. Challenging without getting beat up. Always on my "short list" of places to play.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent Experience

Super friendly staff, and really fun course. Easy to get to from Dublin

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very nice course

Darby Creek is a fine place to play. This was my first trip out here in many years, and I'm very glad I went. The course is generally well maintained, although the sand traps could use some better maintenance. I wouldn't hesitate to return again.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Darby was in great shape.

This time of year, some of the courses in central Ohio tend to get run down and out of shape. That was not the case at Darby Creek. It was in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great green's

41--42--83 great day for a 18 handicap
Course was in great shape

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Excellent!

Darby Creek is a great gem in the Columbus area. The tee boxes are in great shape and the fairways are cut well and well maintained. The greens can be a bit challenging if one is not used to faster greens (I am not). Overall, everything is in fine shape and for a Hot Deal on Golf Now, I'd play this course all day.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course to play

We were the 1st group to play before an outing. We finished within 3 1/2 hours. Back 9 is more difficult than the front none. Accuracy from the tee is required. Some of the greens are spotty.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

course in great shape, as always

darby creek is one of the best central ohio courses !! Always on the top of my fave 5 list, no matter how I shoot. !!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A favorite

Excellent course - varying degrees of challenge - great value for the money

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

We always enjoy playing Darby Creek. Great course!!!!!!

Darby Creek is one of our favorite courses in the area. It was nice that we were able to get a great rate from GolfNow to play on a Friday. We will definitely use the site to book other courses in the area that are comparable. I would recommend Darby Creek for anyone at any level to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Course, Reasonable Price

Course has a solid layout and was in very decent condition considering all the recent rain. Greens could be faster, but this would probably slow the pace of play down for the average golfer. Recommended for those looking for a moderately challenging golf course which places an emphasis on course management and short game. Going low is a definite possibility if you're hitting your target on full shots.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

I want to go as many times.

This course is a little difficult and very very clean.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Course

Fair golf course. Links front, tree lined back. Good challenge.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Anyone ever heard of a divot tool?

Usually don't have issues with DC, but today it seemed like every green was rolling differently. Someone didn't look to be mowed that morning & there were way too many divots unrepaired on multiple greens. Course management might do well to give away free divot repair tools one day so these all get fixed.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rolling on out

Played with a buddy in early morning of a cool summer day. Place was in fantastic shape (wish they would mow more of the goarse though). This course really winds you up from one hole to the next in prep for four long finishing tests. And the greens are fast and true.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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