NorthStar Golf Club

4.2706764706 4.3 stars from 5 (157)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7531 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 76.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required. T-shirts, cut-offs, and jeans are not permitted.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7531 yards 76.3 133
Blue 72 7001 yards 73.4 131
White 72 6475 yards 70.9 125
Red 72 5954 yards 68.4 119
Red (W) 72 5954 yards 73.6 126
Gray (W) 72 5088 yards 68.3 115

NorthStar Golf Club measures out to a whopping 7,351 yards, which makes it one the longest golf courses in Ohio. The layout covers over 350 acres of woodlands interspersed with 21 ponds and three rambling creeks. Water is definitely a prominent presence on the course but there are also 41 sand bunkers strategically placed throughout. Being such a lengthy golf course, long hitters will have a chance to shine but sharp short game skills and accuracy are also vital to getting a good score. The versatile NorthStar layout is made even more playable with five different sets of tees that accommodate golfers of all skill levels. The semi-private course is open to guests everyday and the club offers all the extra amenities of a private club including an expansive heated pool and two tennis courts.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 157 Reviews
5 stars:
61
4 stars:
75
3 stars:
15
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

144 out of 155 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge entertaining clients   Challenges include water hazards undulating greens bunkers   Great for drinks patio dining  

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Reviews


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"Greens"


u000007773213's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Early in the season, but greens well behind neighboring bent tree and Cumberland


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Tough when wind is up"


chasking2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in good shape. They are doing some course maintenance on a few of the fairways but should make it better in the long run! Challenging from most tees.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from NorthStar Golf Club on 04/17/2018:

Thank you for playing NorthStar Golf Club! We appreciate your understanding regarding the course maintenance on a few of the fairways. Our maintenance crew is working hard a daily basis to make the necessary improvements. Come back again soon!


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from NorthStar Golf Club on 03/29/2018:

Thanks for the 4 stars! Come back again soon.


Alexander4359725's avatar
Age:  35-44

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from NorthStar Golf Club on 04/03/2018:

Thank you, Alexander! Come back again soon.

"Extremely slow pace"


u000005762839's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great golf course new amenities great staff just really slow I know it is November but they should have a starter and or ranger out there too nudge folks about


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from #NorthStarGolfClub on 11/27/2017:

We're glad you enjoyed a great first visit to NorthStar! Thank you for your 5-stars and kind words about our staff! We appreciate your feedback.

"Great price! Can’t beat the value for how nice this course is"


u142140404's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What’s else can I️ say? Beautiful course for $39?!! Yes please


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from #NorthStarGolfClub on 11/10/2017:

We happy to hear you got in a great day at NorthStar at a great value! Thank you for your 5-stars!

"Great golf course design"


u000007608387's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

The course was in excellent condition and offered multiple tee boxes for everyone. We really enjoyed playing Northstar and the pace of play was great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from #NorthStarGolfClub on 10/27/2017:

Thank you for rating and reviewing NorthStar! We're glad you enjoyed a great round of fall golf and enjoyed the course!

"This course has a great layout"


denise02's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
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Reviewed on

Green was in bad condition but fairway and rough was in great shape


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from #NorthStarGolfClub on 10/25/2017:

Thank you for your review and feedback, Denise! We're glad you enjoyed the layout and hope you will come back for another round before the end of the season!

"Denied play on this course"


u000005345146's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2017

Reviewed on

I was denied the chance to play this course due to the fact I'm in a wheelchair and use a special cart ( solo rider). I always call the course to give them a heads up. This is the first course in 10 years that has denied me a chance to play. Will never recommend this course to anyone. Was told that the superintendent didn't want the cart on his greens. Thanks for the warm welcome!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



Chance15's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from NorthStar Golf Club on 09/06/2017:

We appreciate your 4-star rating and review, Chance15. We hope you'll be back for another round soon!

"Very nice"


KirkDI's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee boxes and fairways was top notch. Some greens are very large. Fairways are mostly wide open with some shots needing to be positioned for next shot. Biggest item would not advise walking some distances between holes are long.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from NorthStar Golf Club on 09/08/2017:

Thank you for your 5-star rating and review, Kirk! We're glad you had an enjoyable experience for your first round at NorthStar Golf Club and we see you again soon!


adam2437742's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from NorthStar Golf Club on 09/08/2017:

We appreciate your 4-star rating, Adam. We hope you will book another round at NorthStar soon!



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love this course. BUT--There was no starter, so I ended up playing by myself and hooked up with a threesome later. The greens were worked on so putting was a problem. There should have been a discount for this. I have ALWAYS received a discount wherever I was playing if work was being done on the course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from NorthStar Golf Club on 08/30/2017:

Thank you for playing NorthStar and for your feedback on your experience!


jbergerjr's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

First time playing. A good value for the money but the round was ponderous. 5.5 hours and we had to go to the clubhouse and ask that a ranger go out and see who was holding up progress. People don't do a good job of replacing ball marks and the bunkers are variable. On the plus side, nice layout, generous fairways and peaceful setting. I'll be back but please police the pace of play...especially on the weekends!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from NorthStar Golf Club on 08/30/2017:

Thank you for your feedback on your experience, jbergerjr. We're glad you've enjoyed playing at NorthStar and are helping do your part in course maintenance and golfer etiquette!

"Stay Away for a Couple Weeks"


bakert062009's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I'd stay away for a few weeks. Played this morning, started on 10, which is the worst hole in central Ohio in my opinion, and it was completely a mess. Fairway was burnt out, dead, dug up, something. It was beat up. Got past that par only to get to the green and see it was aerated 5 days ago. No one told me this, website didn't say anything. I was very annoyed that they don't have the common decency to tell people when the aerate. It also seemed as though they hadn't cut the fairways in 4-5 days, and the ones they had cut had clumps of grass everywhere. I play his course 6-7 times a summer because it's 5 miles from my house. I was very disappointed in the shape of the course as well as them not telling me before I paid that it had recently been aerated. I'll probably stay away from here for a while, maybe the rest of the summer until they get the greens under control.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from NorthStar Golf Club on 08/28/2017:

Thank you for your feedback, bakert062009. We have put alerts up anywhere that we have our tee times are available online, including our website, in the hopes that everyone is made more aware of when we are in recovery. We hope you will be back before the season ends and we will update you on the course throughout the season!

"Beautiful course"


tater1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed my round at this challenging and well maintained course. The fairways were in excellent shape. Well worth the drive to Sunbury. I will definitely play here again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from NorthStar Golf Club on 08/30/2017:

Thank you for your sharing your five-star experience, tater1! We look forward to having you back again soon!

"Two thumbs up"


u000005142524's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Terrific layout with a nice variety of holes. Beautiful surroundings. Will definitely come back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from NorthStar Golf Club on 08/11/2017:

We're glad you enjoyed your round! Thank you for sharing your experience at NorthStar!

"Great layout but..."


pablo6060's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing this course. Played the green tees. Front nine is links style and back nine is tighter with tree lined fairways.

Cons: Greens had a lot of ballmarks and scuff marks. Bunkers are in need of sand.

Pros: fairways were lush and wide. Some were 70 yards wide. Nice practice facility with chipping green, bunker practice area and putting green. Course layout is amazing. Worth the price we paid.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from NorthStar Golf Club on 08/08/2017:

Thank you for your review and feedback, Pablo. We're glad you enjoyed the layout and the value of playing NorthStar!


KirkDI's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from NorthStar Golf Club on 09/06/2017:

Thank you for your 5-star rating, Kirk!

"Great course design"


u000004761540's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Extremely wide fairways and small contoured greens makes for a fun, yet challenging round. Course was in excellent shape. Bunkers could use a bit more sand in them.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from NorthStar Golf Club on 08/01/2017:

Thank you for your amazing five stars! We're glad you enjoyed your round, and hope that we will see you back again soon!


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