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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 7455 yards
Slope 138
Rating 76.2

Established in 1938, the Ohio State University Scarlet Golf Course is rated the best collegiate facility in the country by Golf Digest. It was designed by Alister MacKenzie.

Located two miles northwest of the main campus, the Par-71 golf course carries a rating of 76.1, with a slope of 142. From the championship tees, it stretches out to 7,455 yards of rolling terrain and contains a nine-and-a-half-acre lake and winding stream that create challenging play on several holes. The large contoured greens are surrounded by strategically placed bunkers.

In 2005 and 2006, the Scarlet course underwent a major restoration project overseen by former Buckeye legend Jack Nicklaus.

Course Details

Year Built 1938
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Alister MacKenzie (1938) Jack Nicklaus (2006) Perry Maxwell (1938) Greg Letsche (2006)

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

2.0
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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 47
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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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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