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3.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.0
Layout
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3.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
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4.0
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4.0
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3.0
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4.0
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6406
Slope 125
Rating 70.3
Type Resort
Formerly known as The Links At Grand Victoria Casino.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 71 6406 yards 70.3 125
Blue 71 6032 yards 69.1 123
White 71 5634 yards 67.5 119
White (W) 71 5634 yards 72.2 122
Red 71 5006 yards 67.8 112
Scorecard for The Links at Rising Star CLOSED
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 70.3/125 395 385 541 158 312 137 378 421 175 2902 396 353 612 211 330 335 382 471 414 3504 6406
Blue M: 69.1/123 385 349 514 142 293 124 353 417 160 2737 371 333 552 200 311 314 369 460 385 3295 6032
White M: 67.5/119 W: 72.2/122 361 329 486 128 278 112 341 362 142 2539 352 321 480 175 301 291 357 449 369 3095 5634
Red W: 67.8/112 307 286 435 111 267 101 301 321 123 2252 277 305 435 154 286 261 303 421 312 2754 5006
Handicap 14 6 2 18 12 8 4 10 16 7 15 1 17 11 13 3 9 5
Par 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 3 34 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 5 4 37 71
Handicap (W) 6 10 2 18 12 16 8 4 14 13 9 1 17 11 15 7 3 5

Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season April - December
Architect Tim Liddy (2000) Wadsworth Golf Construction (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Caddies No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire including shirts with collars and sleeves required at all times.

Reviews

4.0
16

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Specials 1
Drinks 1
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 5
Undulating Greens 5
Thick Rough 4
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 4
Locals 4
Entertaining Clients 3
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 4
At a Resort 3
In the 'Burbs 1
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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 25 Contributor
Indy Advisor
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Decent Links Style Course

The course has some linky-character with some elevated greens and mounds along the way. The sand was very thin, as was the grass around the traps. The course was also very wet, and while it never really got close to the Ohio River, I can see it being wet a lot and for a while after it rains. Greens did not break as much as they looked but rolled true. All in all, it'll keep you thinking but it's not a knock-your-socks-off kind of place.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

I have noticed some changes

I had played this course at least 25 times in 2011-2012. It was in much better shape then and the staff was much better then. The overall decline of the course and the casino is to be of concern. I can tell from the play that it is still a popular destination. I like the links format, the small greens and the green elevation changes. It is a fun day; just not what it used to be.
Staff Friendliness Fair
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course

Links style course that is always in great shape. Course does not play very long but can be tough if you are not accurate off the tee.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Had a great day.

Very busy, weather was perfect. Beautiful course, everyone was friendly. Course is challenging, and the scenery was nice. Looking forward to going back again.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Fun Course

Great course. Fairly long and open. Greens are quick and get a true roll. Really enjoy playing this course.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointment

Very disappointed. We paid more money thru golfnow than what course was charging. Upset us immediately. Then course was covered in 2somes. Why not pair some of them up. Then the concessions/bar closed down at 5 on a friday night. This will be last time we visit this resort.
Staff Friendliness Poor
Quality of food & beverage Fair
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

The Links is a good course!

I really enjoyed my first time here. I golfed by myself from the red tees and thought the course was in great shape. Thought the course was somewhat challenging and really expected a harder course from what I was told. Not many trees to contend with but beware of the sandy areas or drainage bunkers. Am looking forward to playing here again.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course to play

Love the wide fairways and the two spit fairways The heather should not come into play if can hit it straight
Staff Friendliness Good
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great links-style course

I booked the course on a day when the weather was going to be very nice and was hesitant that the course would be packed and pace of play would be slow. There was a threesome and a twosome waiting at the first tee when I arrived (alone). I joined the twosome, one of the players was a beginner. Despite the course being busy, we were not held up at all by the group in front of us and we were not holding anyone up that was playing behind us. The course was in great condition. The greens were worn, but that was expected for this time of year and they still rolled true. Great course. I will definitely play again if I am in the area.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Layout

Great course, very interesting and challenging. The staff was friendly and helpful. Will definitely play here again.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent

Stay & Play Offers

$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
The Penn Ohio Golf Trail consists of courses mainly in Western PA and Northeast Ohio. What sets us apart is that we offer 29 different courses; including 4 private, members-only country clubs, 2 former LPGA courses, and many of the top courses in Ohio and Pennsylvania (including Pennsylvania’s #1 public course – Olde Stonewall). We offer 4 Mansions (for groups of 2 to 36), 10 hotels and customer service beyond any major resort. Our Mansions feature large common areas, pool tables, poker tables, big screen TV’s with the luxury of the entire group together in a large home setting.
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