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3.3
5 Reviews (5)
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1
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
70.6%
Recommend this course
4 out of 5 reviews
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4.5
2 Reviews (2)
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Conditions
5.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
2 out of 2 reviews
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4.3
3 Reviews (3)
5 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 70
Length 5800 yards
Slope 111
Rating 66.6

The 18-hole Gray course at the Ohio State University Golf Course facility measures 5,985 yards from the longest tees for a par of 70. The course rating is 67.3, and it has a slope rating of 103 on bentgrass.

Designed by Alister MacKenzie, Ohio State's Gray golf course opened in 1940.

Course Details

Year Built 1940
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Alister MacKenzie (1940)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code No Tank Tops Or Cutoffs

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Restaurant

Reviews

3.3
5 Reviews (5)
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Reviews 616
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing

Greens On Gray Make The Course

The Gray is the course that has not been bastardized by Nicklaus. Greens some terrific undulations and appear to have not been tampered with. Layout is very good with the course being shorter than the Scarlet!

I recommend trying to play both, but , the Gray has more of the original design remaining.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 616
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing

Wanted to Rate Course Higher

As an Ohio guy, I wanted to like the course more and rate higher! What Jack did, unfortunately was not a restoration. If only he could control himself!!

The hubris to think you can do things better than MacKenzie and Maxwell!! He moved and redid most of the greens and redid all of the bunkering and almost all of it does not match up with the original plans.

Course is still very good, but not as much of a fan of current version as original.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/08/2022

This review is for the Scarlet Course.

Played On
Reviews 95
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good, not Great

A lot of hype around the Scarlet course considering the Korn Ferry makes it an annual stop, but it just didnt live up to the hype for me. Not a lot of memorable holes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 60
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0

About as much touch as a bowling alley.

Either they’re having a greens keepers revenge thing or the greens keeper here needs to be fired. Everything is cut down WAY too finely. The fairway is like most greens and the greens are like most parking lots. Even the rough was like most fairways. It’s like the greens keeper was cutting like he was expecting torrential rain for days and not being able to cut for a week or something:

Even if all that happened the course would only then be in normal condition. I can see the Scarlet course being finely shaven on the surfaces that are supposed to be short. It’s supposed to be tough, plus the pros play on it. The gray course is supposed to be the easy one, though from the terrible job they do with the greens it’s hard to tell. Even the chopped up fairways they’re having people tee off from on the par 3s it’s like what’s the point of trying to “save” the regular tee boxes if you’re going to have people hit off that?

Normally I’d recommend to others but not in this way too finely shaven shape. Save your money and go play in a local parking lot.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 60
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Always a fun course

The course was in good shape considering the recent rain/melted snow. In peak season it’s a fantastic course that always rewards good play, but in this time of year you don’t get much bounce (as with any course in the area). The only quibble I would have at present is that the past few months they’ve mowed their greens much shorter than necessary, making it so getting touch is putts is next to impossible. Overall a really fun course that I would highly recommend to anyone who has access to it. The $25 offseason rate is great too!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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