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4.3
122 Reviews (122)
5 Stars
54
4 Stars
42
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.6
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
93.2%
Recommend this course
111 out of 122 reviews
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4.3
7 Reviews (7)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.7
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.9
85.7%
Recommend this course
6 out of 7 reviews
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4.3
40 Reviews (40)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
92.5%
Recommend this course
37 out of 40 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 71
Length 6295 yards
Slope 119
Rating 70.0

The Trout Club (formerly known as Licking Springs Golf Club) sprawls across a scenic landscape of rolling hills dotted with natural springs that is also home to an abundance of wildlife. Jack Kidwell, a local course architect who has played in role in many of Ohio's golf courses, designed the challenging layout. The course has a traditional design covered with mature trees, which are especially concentrated along the fairways. The undulating greens provide excellent putting surfaces. Their small size and quick speed will test your short game skills. The course is definitely a shotmaker's layout, placing a heavier emphasis on the placement off of the tee rather than distance. It is a layout that requires careful course management and skillful strategy. In addition to the golf course, The Trout Club offers two practice putting and chipping greens as well as a public swimming pool.

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Course Details

Year Built 1960
Fairways Blugrass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Kidwell

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Reviews

4.3
122 Reviews (122)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 9
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 6

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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Good course.

We played behind a league and it was pretty fast overall. Staff was friendly, but the restaurant is not open on Mondays. The experience was positive and enjoyable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
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Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Worth what we paid, but nothing more

We caught a hot deal on this course that I thought was fantastic at the time of booking it, about $22 a person for 18 with a cart. I had heard about this course a lot over the past few years and it was held to high esteem from what I had heard. However I was disappointed to find out the fairways are just glorified rough, and the back 9 holes are a hilly mess. Basically every hole on the back is a blind shot, so hit it straight and hope it ends up fine. I wouldn’t recommend this course to someone who appreciates attention to detail or a more competitive style of course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful views

This course has the best views of any course within an hour of DT Columbus. Great deal on golf now too. Some spots were being worked on but you can expert that with fall golf. Most of the beautiful course was in great condition

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Hit hard by fall weather

On of my favorite courses in LC however fall has taken a toll on the course. Fairways have dead grass and greens are still recovering from aerating. Such a great layout. Will play again in the spring-

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Lots of crabgrass but greens are good

Course has potential but there is crabgrass everywhere’s. The second tee has more crabgrass than grass and so does a lot of the course. They’ve taken care of the greens but that’s about it. It’s rained a lot in the area so I’ll give the long grass in the fairways a pass for now. I live closer to this course than others but it’s in the same or worse shape most of the time. I only play here about once a year when my regular course has an outing. Every time I remember why I only play here once a year there’s always lots of room for improvement.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Great course. Greens were tough to play due to the variation on reads. Only downfall was the construction on 17-18. Everything else was really nice and a great setting.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Better than expected

Fairways were actually cut a little shorter. They are usually longer than average. 2 or 3 greens had large brown spots that looked dug out.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Great time

Beautiful setting. Love the layout. Lonnie in the clubhouse is fantastic.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 87
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Raindrops over the trout club

Had a great day in Newark at the Trout Club with my step-Bro-n-law. We attempted to beat the rain which was predicted. Only got to the 8th and it cut loose. We really needed the rain, just not while we were playing. We waited it out and continued on a great day at the trout club. This course is demanding and requires some thought of attack. Always enjoyable especially with a huge GULFPASS discount. Everything is in great shape and the staff is very appreciative of the patrons…

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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