Turkana Golf Course

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3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.3
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6443 yards
Slope 117
Rating 69.8
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6443 yards 69.8 117
White 72 5911 yards 67.3 112
Gold 72 5412 yards 64.7 105
Red 72 4986 yards 67.7 106
Scorecard for Turkana Farms
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Par 4 4 4 5 4 3 5 3 4 36 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1999
Architect John F. Robinson (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.0
21

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

wide open

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

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!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

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!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

"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.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Course

Course in good condition. Not long but greens challenging. Course is open with good views. Play was slow.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

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.

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

Challenge yourself

Beautiful and competitive course..Greens are the biggest test for a golfer..5 star rating..

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

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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giddy06
Commented On 2015-08-19T00:20:22.000+00:00

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 :)

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

What a deal, the course was nice and the people were kind

Greens were challenging, hilly fairways made for a fun round of golf.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

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?

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

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!!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
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