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Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6913 yards
Slope 125
Rating 73.4
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Elm Lake Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1995
Golf Season Year round
Architect Kevin Tucker

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.0
16 Reviews (16)
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Reviews 68
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Tennessee Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Wintery Weather but a pleasant round on a nice layout at a very reasonable price

I am visiting the Columbus/Starkville area and have played a few course. While I played the course in the winter (February 2020) with dormant grass, the conditions were fairly good (other than a lot of recent rain). The course has a layout that is interesting and provides a challenge. While mostly flat and fairly wide open (in other words, you can miss the fairway and still find and play the ball) the holes have water in play that requires you to think your way through the course. ALso, the greens are all gently sloping so putts require a good read and the right speed too.

I was very impressed by the opening hole. A par 5 that doglegs slightly right but requires you to mind the water on the second and third shot. The par 4, 13th hole has a stream crossing about 200 out from the tee. You either go for it over the water or lay up with a long iron in,. That's the kind of challenge and thinking I enjoy.

This layout is significantly better than the MSU Golf Course with its straightaway holes and it is half the price. Granted, I have not played either course in prime conditions of Spring to Fall but I bet for the price, this one will still beat out MSU.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun even with the weather

I picked a terrible weather day to play but the course was in surprisingly good condition considering the past rains and cold weather. Very friendly accommodating staff. Would recommend if you are in the Columbus area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course played well

My foursome enjoyed the round. There were no problems at all. We are well pleased with Elm Lake.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value

Greatly improved over the years. Challenging yet fun course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Elm Lake Golf Course

Nice place to play and great atmosphere. Love the course

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Great value, good layout, in good conditions and extremely friendly staff! If you're looking for a fund a=day on the course I highly recommend Elm Lake!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Unbeatable

Great course! Joe and staff always treat me like family. Best course in Columbus by far!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good price

Good price good layout off the beaten path enjoyable

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Quality course

The course was in good shape. Greens were running quick but true. The head pro is a super nice guy, very accommodating. Would play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Elm lake GC

Straight forward, easy course. Fairways were decent; some greens need grass work. Not much fringe but solid grounds keep.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Disappointed For The Last Time

Played this course many times over last 8 years. First couple rounds were great. Went one time around 2011 and no one said they had temporary greens. Paid full price, was disappointed. Went back year later after $300k investment "fixing greens" and they had temporary greens again. Left and didn't play that day. Tried to give them a chance again today and know what was out there? Weeds in fairway, bare tee boxes with tee markers facing hazards, weeds all over greens, smaller greens, uncut green, no fresh cut cups, greens where mowers missed cutting strips, dead greens, sand traps in middle of greens where greens have died, leaning pins, and worn out practice green free for all! Last time I played Elm Lake in my lifetime.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

First time playing course

I played the course after a heavy rain week so the course was wet but the greens looked really good. I will definitely be going back to play this course in the near future. I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great for the money

Course had green trouble last few years but VERY good now. Rest of course very fair and playable. Pretty open with little tree tree trouble. Great driving range

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value

It's a very nice well maintained course. Friendly staff and a great layout of the holes. Overall this is where I will be going from now on.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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