Turnberry Golf Course

4.1666666667 4.2 stars from 5 (4)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6775 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 72.8
  • Layout


Year built: 1991
Architect(s): Arthur Hills (1991)
Type: Public
Style: Links
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt, no cutoffs, denim OK
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6775 yards 72.8 127
Blue 72 6161 yards 70.1 124
White 72 5868 yards 68.4 120
Orange 73 5440 yards 66.7 117
Orange (W) 73 5440 yards 71.5 123
Purple 73 3812 yards 62.1 102

Situated in a lush valley bordering Blacklick Creek, Turnberry Golf Course is tucked away amidst mature forests and high fescue grasses. The course is one of seven municipal courses in the Columbus area. It has an unexpected location, which has added to its allure of being one of central Ohio's better-kept secrets. Arthur Hills designed the links-style, championship layout. At just over 6,700 yards from the back tees, this lengthy golf course tumbles across varying elevations. A cart would be best on this course. The front nine is more wooded but there is more water coming into play on the back nine. Strategically placed bunkers pose a formidable challenge throughout Turnberry, as do the fescue-lined fairways. On each hole, golfers face a tricky second shot to a small, elevated green.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 4 Reviews
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
3
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

4 out of 4 reviews


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Reviews


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"Decent Muni"


mashedpotatoes's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Walked Wet weather

Reviewed on

Walked on a Sunday, 2 days after rain and the course was still wet. Not completely waterlogged but surprisingly wet. We had only the 3rd tee time of the day; 3 of us walked behind a twosome in a cart and a foursome walking. My group always plays fast, we finished in 4.5 hours, at least an hour longer than we normally would have finished starting this early. This is a long round, especially for a links style overlapping layout course. This is always the biggest issue at municipal courses, pace of play. There are no rangers and pace is never encouraged, the courses are always crowded. Despite my complaints of pace, the course was in very good shape. Fairways were nicely mown bentgrass, greens were also in good shape and rolled well enough. If I could do anything to improve this course I would lower the price 5 bucks and send out some rangers to speed up play. I'll definitely return to play here some day but it may be more like a year or two before I do.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good course, very friendly staff"


u000007413932's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice staff. Course was in great shape. Pace of play was good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u969357581's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was fine, pace and conditions fine. Went with an inexperienced golfer who was able to enjoy the round and learn more about the game.

i played this course for a few years while on a league. We have since moved on to another course and I was very glad to get back to Turnberry and play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Impressive!"


duerkse's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I had left another course in the area because of poor pace of play and decided to visit Turnberry. I have played Turnberry 10+ times, but not in the past 3 years. I was really impressed. The course was in immaculate shape - lush, well watered, beautiful mowing (stripes in fairways), great tee boxes,, etc. The pro shop, starter, and food/bev staff were out-of-their-way friendly. They had a surprisingly great beer selection (imports, craft, New Belgium Summer, etc.). The Arthur Hills course design can be as tough as you want to make it. We played the tips and were adequately challenged. I can't wait to go back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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