Phoenix Golf Links

2.8182000000 2.8 stars from 5 (121)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6986 yards
  • Slope: 119
  • Rating: 71.7
  • Layout

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Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt required

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6986 yards 71.7 119
White 72 6379 yards 68.8 116
Gold (W) 72 5365 yards 64.2 107

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 2.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 121 Reviews
5 stars:
8
4 stars:
39
3 stars:
23
2 stars:
25
1 stars:
26

recommend this course

64 out of 120 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for locals advanced golfers   Challenges include thick rough bunkers undulating greens  

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"Disappointed"


jc1025's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course conditions were bad and a hole was closed and I got charged for my non golfing girlfriend to ride I have played almost all the courses in the central ohio area and that is the first time I have been charged Eagle sticks didn't even do that I won't be back


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Please stop giving this course money"


csuboy14's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

Much like the Cleveland Indians, you should not give this course any money until they start putting the money back into the course.

The entire course looks like it is diseased. It has numerous spots on the greens that are dead.

I came to just practice since it is the closest place. The practice facilities were awful. $8 for a "large bucket"... maybe fifty balls?? Oh, and three of them were cut or literally in half. Quality stuff here people.

It is a shame... this course had such a nice premise. Making a landfill into a nice golf course... the latter has fallen by the wayside. The water treatment plant has nicer grass than this place.


Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Course condition is poor."


u000005071824's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways and some of the greens are in poor condition.


I don't recommend this course


"Fairways in rough shape"


dkennedy311's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways appear like they haven't been watered for months, brown grass and bare spots are plentiful. The greens were fine though, a bit long and slow.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"poor phoenix"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways were dead. The bunkers were in awful shape and the greens were spotty at best. Dont play this course until the watering problems are fixed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"OMG! Seriously? This place needs closed!"


phil4a72's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

In 30 years of golf all around America, I have never played a worse " course". Fairways Brown and cracked open. Greens missing large areas of grass and cracked open. Makes for wonderful putting. The best looking green , #14 is closed its so bad off. I'm not making this up. The dirt fairways are so hard your ball WILL end up in the gorse. If this isn't bad enough the design is awful. Who did this? Darrell and his other brother, Darrell? There is one green you cannot see. The flagstick does barely stick up above the weeds in front. Three greens are long and narrow with so much slope side to side that you would have to putt your ball off the side of the green.....from the middle of the green. I had three like that. I putted at the edge of the green and ended up 10 -12 feet beside the hole. Dumbest course ever. Sorry.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Poor condition--but with a good excuse"


professorwilson's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course several times and normally it is in excellent shape. When I checked in this time, the staff member shared that there had been some problems with their watering system, and several places in the fairways were burned up a bit. Also the bunkers were a bit rough. Well, the fairways were more than a bit burned up, the bunkers for whatever reason looked like dirt bunkers and even the greens (which I was told were still in good shape) were a bit questionable. One of the holes, #14, was completely closed, so we were given the option of playing #19--and yes, Phoenix does have a 19th hole. To be fair, the staffer would have offered us a discount--but declined to do this given we had already gotten a discount due to paying via the online discount.<br/> In short, had I never played here before, I would never go back. Given that this time seemed to be an anomaly, I will try it again--next year. Those who venture out this year, however, need to be prepared for less than ideal conditions. I cannot recommend this course this year--but I am fully expecting to be able to recommend it again next year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Dried out"


Gregory2809161's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course needed some mowing. Lots of dry spots. When the fix their pump system it will be fine.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice but not in the best condition"


kjkidd21's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was definitely not in tip top shape. Some of the greens / fairways looked to have a fungus that was eating the grass and the 14th hole was closed (they added a 19th hole for total of 18).

However, course is challenging, well laid out and offers beautiful views of city skyline from a handful of holes.

I would definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"grass lost"


Brian7312748's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything green on the course was gone. I understand when things get away from a course, but it wasn't a simple question of disease or fertilization. The bunkers were the worst I have ever seen. Hopefully they can get their act together. There are too many low - cost options to waste your money here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"SAD"


VinnieMulligan's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

It's a shame, the original owners put a lot of time and money into the course. It started out rough and eventually became a fun challenging course to play. A nice links course lay out with very fast greens and strategically placed bunkers. The post card was the view of the skyline of Columbus. Now, the fairways were burned out (hole #14 closed) and the greens are starting to go to. Bunkers had no sand and more weeds than my flower beds at home. Whenever someone from out of town came to visit Phoenix was always a consideration, nice course, fair price, close by and the view of the city. Now, I wouldn't play there with my Mother-In-Law.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Don't Play Here This Year"


Gobluejackets's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Huge patches of dead fairway and greens made for a pretty miserable round. Rough was so high that balls were not findable (this is the "mowed" rough, not the natural areas). Bunkers were totally neglected. One green was aerated put not topped. Very frustrating to play here. I will not go back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Given up before they knew they were done for in 2014"


fluidmotion12's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

The course was unplayable. Did not see one ranger, pace of play was below average, was able to play the par 3, three times in a row before the seniors in front of us could finish the par 4. The fairway looked like my cornfield, and I sure as could of broken an ankle just walking with the tracks in the fairway.

Thank goodness this place is closed, I would rather chip golf balls into the old dump instead of playing here.

Sounds intense, but I am serious. I tolerate average city courses but this was PATHETIC and a shame to the city of Columbus. No wonder wants to play inside 270 except Scioto Country Club or Ohio State Country Club.

This was a blessing the course was gone, can only imagine what the city wasted of my TAX dollars to build "golf course"


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"all dirt"


scoottn12's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in very poor shape almost all dirt. would not go again


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Sad"


eafleming43's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played Phoenix for over 10 years but have not been there for two seasons. I know there have been some changes recently but what I encountered was very surprising. When I arrived at the course at 7:30 I was disappointed to discover that the new company handling the food and beverage side of the course does not always show up when the course opens. As one of the course employees told me"it is very unprofessional but all he could do was apologize. It had been that way since the food and beverage operation was out sourced." In fact when I made the turn the girl at the counter was surprised to learn that golfers were attempting to purchase food and drink on the course before her 8:30 arrival.

The pro shop employees were very friendly. The flow of play was wonderful and the starter was fun to talk to. The course layout is still one of my favorite in Columbus but the course conditions were abysmal. From the bare fairways to the poor greens it was like playing at a course that was going out of business. It truly is a shame to see this course fall apart.

Ed


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great course"


u000006190420's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love the course and the layout. Only thing is the course is in rough shape. Superintendent said they had a water issue. But the greens are in great shape fairways have so e rough areas but still 100% playable


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Don't like"


Eric5640741's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways are not in good shape..good place to lose balls


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Unplayable conditions"


Robert7964140's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

So much if the grass is dead on this course. The greens are in horrible condition. The whole course is soggy too. During my round (which I quit early because of the conditions), they left the water running on the green twice. I had to wait for them to turn it off. Needless to say, I couldn't even putt because of the standing water. I wouldn't play here for free, let alone the twenty five Golf Now asking price. This is disappointing considering this place used to be one of my favorite courses. Now it's just junk.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Not what we expected"


freeatlast's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were not told until we arrived that the course was in such poor condition, and were told this was the reason for the low pricing. We could choose not to play, but had already driven there. One of the par 5's was even closed because the fairways and greens were in such poor condition. We have played here before, but it has not been in this bad of condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"No sprinklers"


hattenrf's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

No indication of course maintenance problems when we reserved. Got there and were told sprinkler system was out of commission. Fairways half-dead and greens 1/4 dead. #14 hole closed entirely.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course