Locust Course at Locust Hills Golf Club

3.6320764706 3.6 stars from 5 (38)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6576 yards
  • Slope: 109
  • Rating: 68.3
  • Layout

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: No tank tops or cutoffs
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6576 yards 68.3 109
Blue 72 6185 yards 66.7 105
Silver 72 5327 yards 63.1 99
Gold 72 4631 yards 63.7 100

Located in Springfield, Locust Hills Golf Club offers 36 holes of championship golf. The Locust and Maple Courses serve as the home courses for many of the area's high school golf teams since the layouts offer both variety and playability. Both courses are also immaculately manicured. The Locust Course is the shorter of the two at just over 6570 yards. It is slightly less challenging than the other golf course but the occasional water hazard or sand trap does come into play. There are also rough areas but they are kept at a modest height. Combined, both layouts cover over 280 acres of gently rolling hills. There is ample room available to hold in errant shots, but there are also some subtle but tricky elevation changes.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 38 Reviews
5 stars:
12
4 stars:
19
3 stars:
6
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

34 out of 36 reviews


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"Best Greens Around"


CNCJSmith's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Played this course for the first time and I have to say the greens here a awesome. Some of the most beautiful greens any where around. Course layout is decent but the greens make this course worth playing. Also there chili dogs are pretty darn good too. Lol


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Bad Condtion"


u000002505814's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

The condition of the course was marginal.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great for the Price"


Grizz53's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2016
Previously played Used cart Good weather

Reviewed on

This course was never meant to be an exotic course. I'd consider it a a nice "muni." Although it is privately owned and in the country. For a nice simple place to get out and play... this is it. This place is the best bang for your buck. It is not a tough place or overwhelming to the eye. In 2016, the greens have been rolling really nice!

It is a fun place to play and the staff are THE NICEST people I've ever been around on any course. They are not pretentious. They are not out to suck up to you... and then try to suck your wallet dry. Very geniune folk. And the absolute best Coney Dog in the Miami Valley Area!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"They attract the wrong type of golfer for true golfers."


Kalei8721607's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

The two courses at locust hills are wonderfully designed for the location and the area it is in, but their biggest down fall is being cheap. I have played maple about 4 times and the one time I go to play locust, it was a joke. The "links" layout fails in comparison to places like National Trails and Golf Club of Dublin. The biggest problem of all is the fact the starter doesn't give a hoot about pace of play, and the owner wants any hill jack play here. Today I got stuck behind the course championship, and it was a joke. the foursome that turned into a eight-some after 4 holes kept turning around to re tee balls my group was already off the tee on the same par 5. Don't get me wrong, we knew what it was at first, and I wouldn't drive on a group without reason, but on the second par five they picked up my ball out of the fairway. This was when one of their guys had to turn around and re hit for the third hole in a row. On the 5th it started down pouring on us, and we paused for shelter as the groups behind us did. The "Champions" all hit their drives on 6 in the rain, but then hid in the wood line from the rain. We where able to not only able to play the par 3, but drive and address our balls before they showed up. So we picked up and decided to move on when a guy where jorts and a sleeveless shirt yelled "you just skipped the course championship" and I looked at him confused because nobody was on 7 and the tee box for 8. After questioning what does it matter, we decided to go to the club house passing the next group in the club championship on the 9th green. Luckily the ranger was cool and let us start over on the maple course. Similar situations has happened every time I have been to this course, not to mention the tight wads picking up my ball out of fairways. You owe me a sleeve of ProV1x, and a afternoon of my life back. Shot 90 on maple ticked off, and was 1 over thru 5 on locust. I pity this course.

Summary: They are so cheap that any hillbilly with a club is there, and they want their course to be full at all times even if they way under charge people and have foot golf Fridays. Please spend the extra ten bucks to play any other course in the Springfield area.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 07/04/2016

I still wish I could review this again so others don't make the mistake of playing at this place that defines the difference between club and course.


"Well maintained but generic course"


tjhelmuth's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/2/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Locust Hills or Lowcost Thrills is a great value for the price. I have never paid more than $15 for 18 holes and have probably played here over 40 times this summer and school year as it's very close to my college.

The course itself is not very challenging at all, with water on only one hole I can think of and bunkers in very non threatening positions. The grass and greens are well maintained however, and provide a low cost place to play good quality golf.

The staff has always been very polite, if not friendly. The course doesn't have tee times and not once in the summer or fall have I ever gotten turned away when I just show up to the course looking to play. Great value course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


"Best Bang for Your Buck"


Zach1030083's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall the course was in decent shape. There were areas that need quite a bit of attention (dead areas in the fairways). The greens were in good shape, a little slow but that can be expected in October in Ohio. The round took a bit longer as the group in front was slow and my playing partners were beginners. By using Golf Now and saving some money, this course was in good shape for the price.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Fun course"


u000007759018's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2013
Previously played

Reviewed on

Was a fun course for the price. still new to golf but worth it to get practice in.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Comfortable place to play. Not a pushover, but won't wear you out."


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/26/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My son and I like Locust. Decent (2) courses, friendly people, good food at cheap prices. Courses not overly difficult so play moves along at comfortable pace. Highly recommended, especially for mid and higher handicap golfers.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course is well maintained"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The pace of play was super because there were not many on the course that day. It made for an enjoyable and relaxing golf game.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"This facility has two courses that are different but yet fun to play."


golfman980's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/17/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were in the best shape of most of the courses I have played this summer. They are fast, but fair. They are receptive and putting is fun. When you see a line and putt, the line is true. The fairways and rough are cut often.Its not hard to find your ball. The Maple course is longer and lets big hitters go for it. The Locust is older and little more restrictive. All in all, best value for the money in our area.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice course, greens excellent, fairways are under repair but OK"


khass's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/26/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course, great country drive to course, tees very good, excellent greens. Locust Course the fairways are under repair but playable. Both 18s are good to play and give you some challenging holes, rough is short and hard to lose a ball. I like that.<br/> We will be back


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"I play there often."


cjbrugg's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/11/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I like the course very much. It is a great value for the money. I am not a long ball hitter so the course suits my game nicely. The staff is very accommodating and friendly. I recommend the course to my friends.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Played the locust course and found it to be in very good condition."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/8/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall review for this course is Great value, very good condition and as always friendly and helpful staff. I will continue to play both courses and recomend course to friends.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Friendly Staff, country setting"


Greg331golf's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/29/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good condition with the greens rolling fast, but true. The greens are undulating and challenging even though the yardage is less than 6600, there are some difficult holes, including a 190 yd. par 3 over water, and a 602 yard par 5. Very frienly staff and a nice quiet country setting makes this worth the trip.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/26/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very serene surroundings with very friendly people


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"What an excellent course with a great staff!!"


u000007652745's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/24/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love this course and the staff at LHGC are top notch. The course is always beautiful and very well maintained and the staff there are more than helpful and go out of their way to make you feel welcome.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course was great. Staff was ok(to be fair they were quite busy) ."


pgriff43201's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/23/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

My only complaint was some of the other golfers were not very tolerant of newbies like my son and I. We all have to learn sometime. I will let anyone play through, but hitting balls on top of people is rude.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"4 of us had a blast, enjoyed the course & Staff. Thank you!"


u000001690685's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/21/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great combination of holes, well maintained course with fantastic people working there!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


"This is a beautiful place to play always"


collins6221's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play here often and love it! Friendly staff always, beautiful course and they have reasonably priced food. The carts are always clean and well maintained!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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