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2.8
54 Reviews (54)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
8
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.3
Layout
3.0
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.5
67.4%
Recommend this course
38 out of 54 reviews
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2.7
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
2
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1 Stars
2
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.2
Layout
3.0
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
66.7%
Recommend this course
4 out of 6 reviews
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2.7
6 Reviews (6)
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4 Stars
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2
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2
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.2
Layout
3.0
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
66.7%
Recommend this course
4 out of 6 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6328 yards
Slope 118
Rating 69.5

Situated midway between Hebron and Newark, Mastodon Golf Club (formerly known as Burning Tree Golf Course) is an 18-hole layout whose location has unique historical significance. In 1989 while digging a new pond for the course, a crewmember discovered fossils of the extinct American Mastodon. Although the original skeleton resides in Japan, the course is home to a full-sized replica as well as over 150 other replicas of both dinosaurs and Ice Age mammals. The museum-quality replicas make the golf course a fun place for families. In addition to the natural history lesson it offers, the course also provides a relaxing round that players of any skill level will enjoy. The regulation-length course has a classic layout that is both accessible and a fair challenge. The affordable rates make Burning Tree even more appealing.

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Course Details

Year Built 1970
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Larry Packard

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Golf Simulator Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirt required

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

2.8
54 Reviews (54)
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Reviews 44
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course

Clearly they are working hard to improve this course and just nice people!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Played On
Reviews 44
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Never again

Not at all happy with this course. Fairways look like most place's rough. The greens are very spongy and several have piles of goose feces on them. And lastly there was a guy playing the course with no shoes on that management did nothing about. After being very displeased after 9 holes I went to the club house to see about a refund for the other 9. Only to be told that they have no control over what the geese do and they would give me a rain check for the other 9. Well why aren't you out cleaning up the feces throughout the day and what on earth makes you think I want to golf here again?

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 07/05/2019

Hello, tY9cXrrz8oXIq5aSxgqk. Thanks for the review. We see you rated the course 1-star. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. We always appreciate the feedback. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop. Thank you for playing Burning Tree Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Poor condition

Fairways no better than rough, greens slow and bumpy. Nice layout, but needs some tlc

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Response from on 08/21/2018:
Thank you for coming out to Burning Tree and for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear about your disappointment with the conditions. Our staff will keep working hard to have the course in shape, and we hope that you will be able to see some improvement the next time you visit us.
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Day at Burning Tree

The course is decent for the price. It’s layout is odd but offers some challenging shots.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Response from on 07/20/2018:
Thank you for leaving us a review, and thank you for recommending out course. We are welcome to hearing any feedback from your experiences here, and we look forward to having you back soon.
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rough shape

This course was not in good shape. The fairways were long and patchy and the greens were slow and full of fungus or dead spots. This course needs some attention.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Response from on 05/29/2018:
Hello, on behalf of Burning Tree Golf Course staff we appreciate you taking the time to address your concerns as we are always looking to improve. We are disappointed to hear that you were not happy with the conditions of the course but still hope you enjoyed your round. Again, we appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Last time I will ever play that course again

Course was full of dandelions which shows the maintenance of the course.
No mowing was prevalent on the entire course.
Very disappointing from all of the good reviews written by other people. I would bet it was the employee writing the reviews. The dandelions were so bad I lost balls in the middle of the fairway

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Response from on 05/08/2018:
Hello, on behalf of Burning Tree Golf Course staff we appreciate you taking the time to address your concerns as we are always looking to improve. We are disappointed to hear that you were not happy with the conditions of the course but still hope you enjoyed your round. Again, we appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

as usual, well worth it !

have played here for many years and always come back for more, nice course and the folks are the best! the greens putt well and the back nine is a little tricky. dont spray it around back there!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

this course can throw you a curve

i have played this course hundreds of times and know the owners very well. the course is always well cared for and the owners always make you feel welcome. course is fair but the greens can be sneaky fast.back nine is a couple of strokes easier than the front.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Response from on 08/02/2017:
Hi Barry, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Burning Tree Golf Course. We appreciate the 3 star rating and are happy to hear that you enjoyed the pace of play and our staff. We hope to see you again soon in the Columbus area.
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best staff

Love coming to thIs course, wide open front 9, tight back 9. The staff is always so nice and courteous!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great beginner's course.

This course allows the golfer to work on the short game, while providing somewhat of a challenge with some blind spots. Overall the course is great for those golfers just starting out. I will play here again sometime.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from on 07/05/2017:
Hello Ty, thank you for taking the time to review Burning Tree Golf Course in the Columbus area. We are happy to see that you had a great experience at our course and that it was a fair challenge for beginners. Thank you for the 3 star review and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Never Again!

Tee boxes needed mowing, need more signs to guide you to the next tee boxes, cart path was a maze. Greens patchy.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Response from on 06/05/2017:
Hello pjastal, thank you for taking the time to write a review about our course. We are sorry to hear about your subpar experience at our golf course. We’re normally known for our exceptional attention to detail, and we regret that we missed the mark. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to earn your business again.
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course for money

Course was in good shape. Greens were fairly well kept, which for the small price paid to golf here was very surprising. Front nine very open, back nine much tighter. Great value for $ spent.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not worth the drive

It was a hot deal and I wouldn't play more than that for the round. nice newer carts, if you like to play up and back golf and play from other fairways other than your own than this is the place for you. I can stand on 5 fairway and see every hole on the front 9.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Response from on 06/02/2017:
Hi Phil, thank you for taking the time to review your experience and rating our course! We regret to hear the course layout was not enjoyable during your round. We aim to provide quality golf to our community and are sorry to hear we missed the mark. At Burning Tree Golf Course, we look to enhance our course everyday in order to satisfy our golfers, and we hope to have you back soon to exceed expectations. Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!
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