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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 7268 yards
Slope 135
Rating 75.0

Kinsale Golf & Fitness Club has a challenging layout designed by Arthur Hills. The course has a versatile design that balances more difficult elements with player-friendly features. Bunkers and lush rough heavily guard the greens but the ample fairways offer some welcome respite. The golf course boasts immaculately manicured tees and fairways. At just over 7,200 yards from the back tees, the course is lengthy with a fair amount of challenges but it is still gentle enough for beginners to still feel comfortable. There are homes surrounding the front nine, but they do not intrude into the game. The course finishes with a memorable par 4. This lengthy hole doglegs to the right through trees and plays to a green guarded by a bunker to the front right.

Course Details

Year Built 2004
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season March - November
Architect Arthur Hills (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Powel Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Spa

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness

Reviews

4.7
5 Reviews (5)
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Reviews 154
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 25 Contributor
Chicago Advisor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Kinsale Golf & Fitness Club - Fun Art Hills Design in Central Ohio in GREAT Shape!

The Good: Very nice, upscale private experience at Kinsale Golf & Fitness Club, an Arthur Hills design in the northern suburbs of Columbus, OH. Primarily a residential, prairieland track, it can be bear when the wind blows! Nice quintet of Par-3’s, a couple strong risk/reward Par-5’s, and good variety in Par-4’s. Very playable off the tee but the greens are very undulating and crowned on many occasions. The course was in excellent shape for mid-October and the greens were extremely slick & demanding. Nice clubhouse, robust practice area and several on-course restroom stations is a good touch. Pace of play, albeit it on a misty rainy day was excellent at around 3 hours and 45 minutes.

The Bad: I’m not a big fan of residential courses with back yards that are very close to tee boxes and the rough. Still felt a little claustrophobic despite the course being pretty wide open. The greens didn’t hold very well, which is exacerbated by their undulation. The 18th hole, while I liked it, presents an awkward tee shot that requires a sharp fade around a cluster of trees that have no business being there. I liked the challenge, but I didn’t like the lack of options. No on-course service was a bummer.

The Verdict: Kinsale is another strong Arthur Hills central Ohio golf course that was one of the best conditioned courses I played in 2020. A fun, playable course that puts pressure on your putter!

Best Hole: I really enjoyed the short Par-4 5th hole that is one of the few that is engulfed by woodlands. The tee-shot can either be a driver that pushes up against the right sand traps but a conservative iron shot may have some tree trouble if back too far.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Excellent Central Ohio Course

The difficulty of this course lies in its length- there are some really long holes, but the fairways are wide and generous, which makes it challenging but enjoyable. I was surprised at how well maintained the bunkers were, given the fact that it rained pretty good earlier that morning. The staff and crew at this course keep it in really good shape, and should be commended.
The Grille serves up some of the best post-round food I've ever had, so make sure you stop by after your round is complete.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Elevated greens

Bring a lunch there’s a lot of work to do to score on this course. Remember there are multiple tee boxes so play forward if it’s your first time around to get to know the layout.

Beautiful course with fast and well protected greens that challenge your ability to throw em up and stick em. Think dropping little marshmallows in hot cocoa without splashing about as you eye up your next shot into the flag.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

great greens

We have come here for the past 5yrs. and this time was probably the best. Finally able to go off cart paths. We have 40 golfers and they take very good care of us. The course was in beautiful shape and the greens ran fast and smooth. Hope to continue coming here in the years to come

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Tough layout

Arthur Hills tough! Will make you play better elsewhere.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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