Turkana Golf Course
|Blue M: 69.8/117||379||368||417||495||406||153||531||185||368||3302||392||325||511||174||348||336||378||164||514||3142||6444|
|White M: 67.3/112||359||342||405||451||363||132||508||149||351||3060||363||293||482||148||325||312||358||134||436||2851||5911|
|Gold M: 64.7/105||340||312||395||410||324||115||453||127||330||2806||338||270||444||120||287||292||334||114||407||2606||5412|
|Red W: 67.7/106||326||291||373||391||305||99||409||108||313||2615||310||246||424||243||243||276||315||100||354||2511||5126|
Made For The Driver
If you like hitting a driver, this course is for you. Wide and mostly treeless fairways combine with large changes in elevation between tee and green, to provide open range launch points for tee box shots where a good drive can hang long enough for the hitter to stand back and admire. Smallish greens nicely sloped but not terribly fast on a wet day. No sand and only couple ponds but a fair number of grass bunkers for increased difficulty. The elements will determine how tough this course will play. A hot, windy, and dry day can add a bunch of strokes to your card. The best attribute of this course is how different it is from most other tracks in the area.
Good shape with significant elevation changes. Couple of holes were at least 2 clubs uphill on the approach. Greens were tricky but in good shape. Fairways in great shape....nice thing about an open course this time of year is that there were virtually no leaves to contend with. Course must have looked even better when they had sand in the bunkers......several deep grass bunkers on the front.
one of many local courses
This is a beautiful linksy type course but not full blown, you won't find many trees but their still out their . Its a moderately hilly course for the area so you will have days when you'll have to club up or down due to winds. You will have days when it dries out a bit but it drains well on the rainy days also so u can play it on almost any sort of day. The dryness is also a good thing due to the links features of the course. This place is also for the true golfer its a beautiful fun layout for the shotmaker in u but not much else resteraunt etc... Its for true golfers!!!
Elevation changes and greens are key.....
Our first time playing this course and we all enjoyed it very much. Elevation changes and greens made it challenging. Overall the course was in great shape and the greens were receptive and rolled nice... It is open off the tee, but its a links course and they usually are.. Its an hour drive for us and we will play there again.. Nice Course!!!
"Pay Attention" to the walking symbol on Golf Now!
Thought we (2 seniors) were getting 18 holes and cart for $14.00 each including fees. When we got to the course found out this was a walking price(what senior walks this course!). Even though it was my fault for not paying attention to the symbols when booking (I had never seen this walking symbol before) I felt Golf Now could have given some advanced notice of this. They charged us $24.00 for the cart. We are seniors and it ended up costing us more to play through Golf Now than it would of if we just paid the regular fees at the course. Pace of play was excellent. Course in years past had more sand. Removed the sand because they didn't want to take care of it. Overall condition of course was good.
Course in good condition. Not long but greens challenging. Course is open with good views. Play was slow.
okay for the money
Dont like the fact that they dont let you bring your beverages. Course is ok. Could use some big tree's along the road on the front 9. Its horrible on a few holes along the road. You almost have to wait until the cars go by. Other than that its a solid course.
Too early in the season for a accurate review
I've played this course before and later in the season the greens will be fast and challenging. Some of the greens have severe slopes with huge breaks in the putts. The course is very interesting to play.
Beautiful and competitive course..Greens are the biggest test for a golfer..5 star rating..
Always a long day here.
Course is one of the better ones around but they dont know how to manage tee times. The course is not very long and the last three times I have went it has been over 5 hours to play 18 holes. I am a 7 handicap player so I play fairly well and rather quick but it seems the tee times are Close together. Played Saturday and at one time there were 7 groups on hole 12 the par 5, no lie. Took us 5 hrs 45 mins to play 18 holes absolutely no ranger and the owners wife said she couldnt leave the desk area to check on golfers. The group that was 6 behind us quit on hole 13 because of the slow play. Good looking course but take a lunch and dinner with you because you will be there for about 5 hrs.
This is an old comment, but wanted to add some clarification for those currently reading. The pace of play at any course is dictated by the golfers, not the clubhouse. In this particular comment, the reviewer stated there was a back up at the 12th tee. This was caused by the golfers. The 11th hole at Turkana is a downhill 300+ par 4 that golfers wait until the green clears because many "think" they can drive the green. More times than not, their ball ends up hooked left into the driving range (where they go look for 10 minutes flipping every ball thinking they'll find theirs) or they slice into 12 fairway causing the groups in front to wait on them. If more golfers learned etiquette, and played the 11th hole how it was designed, the result for their score and the pace of play would be enjoyed by more people.........posted by a former employee / frequent player of the course :)
nice rolling landscape
Course is usually well kept.greens usually a little on the quicker side.not terribley long.but has nice length also. takes many different shots to play this course well.but if played properly it can be done.overall just a great track for those reasons
nice for a quick round
For early spring the course is in good shape. Greens are small with a lot of different breaks, which makes them a challenge to read. Would play again.
Good golf for the area
I have played Turkana for many years. Its my favorite course in the area. If you cant control your approach shot it will be a long day. Some holes are elevated to create a challenge. The greens are my favorite aspect of Turkana. The greens roll true. If you are not a long ball hitter some holes will be a challenge.
What a deal, the course was nice and the people were kind
Greens were challenging, hilly fairways made for a fun round of golf.
A great deal from golfnow.com
I have played Turkana many times over the years, and its a nice little course. There has been no summer burnout in the northeast this year so it has been good and green this year. The greens are fast and undulating and some downhill putts can get away from you. despite the greens being a bit "choppy" (please repair your ballparks) they rolled pretty true. The hilly terrain, and sloped greens are the course's most challenging feature. All in all, It's a good course.
good condition all around, nice views
Very good link course. various elevations, good green, good fairway and interesting layout. Friendly staff. Will play again. This place should look beautiful in the fall. Last hole #18, is tough from the blue tee- Watch for water on the right beyond the big tree, you can not see it when you teed off, very narrow fairway, you can only see the rough on the left.
owners must have left the other reviews.
way too expensive for location and course . course is very plain, green are nice sometimes. 2013 has been a good year for them ,mother nature an all her rain helped a lot. most years the fairways are dead brown . theres always an underage girl working an selling alcohol .. and just because you paid for 18 dont think they wont send golfers of 10 right before you get there. the girls working dont know golf so they let people do what they want....... i play it often cause its close but id never play without a golfnow coupon, why pay 36$ when you can pay 14?
Hilly and Open
Being a links course, the holes are open and hilly. Greens are undulated, challenging, and in good shape. There are several nice scenic holes. I'd play there again.
the course was in great condition
the fairways were great . the greens were very challenging with the contoured surfaces. it is a good value for the money. the staff was helpful and friendly.
very scenic,nice greens
Turkana is a good course,greens were in excellent condition for this time of year in ohio,fairways in decent shape too.A very scenic course a definite must play if in the area,then head to mountaineer casino for some gaming action!!GOODLUCK ON NB. 10 HOLE and at Mountaineer too!!