The Trout Club
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.
|Red (W)||70||4929 yards||68.7||110|
|Blue M: 69.7/119||429||151||378||300||351||441||147||524||410||3131||282||388||472||156||349||280||221||405||392||2945||6076|
|White M: 68.2/115||416||139||365||290||341||421||137||451||396||2956||268||378||457||147||336||270||162||395||332||2745||5701|
|Gold M: 64.9/105 W: 65.9/107||339||103||311||229||279||321||127||437||316||2462||208||311||408||91||239||260||157||309||230||2213||4675|
|Red W: 65.1/103||333||100||254||226||270||295||108||433||251||2270||202||308||405||87||236||250||152||305||226||2171||4441|
Food & BeverageBar, Snacks
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Banquet Facilities
Available ActivitiesSwimming, Billiards
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.
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.
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.
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…
Fun and challenging
First time on this course and it was long, hilly and the greens were murder. Keep everything above the pin I was told. Couldn't agree more. Lot of sloped greens. Fairways were in great shape despite a lot of recent rains. The back 9 got crazy with carts running everywhere. The 11-16 holes are parallel and a lot of errant shots ended up in other fairways and people playing crossways on holes. Loved 17. Some of the views are spectacular.
Great shape and conditions
Course was better than expected. Slow start but after a couple holes things clicked the rest of the round. Course is in stellar shape, thanks….
Rough Back 9
Front 9 is a lot of fun and well designed. The back 9 however needs some work, lost plenty of balls in the fairway, it’s hard at times to see where you are supposed to be hitting, lots of holes very close to one another.