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4.3
371 Reviews (371)
5 Stars
146
4 Stars
169
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
15
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
93.3%
Recommend this course
334 out of 371 reviews
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4.3
42 Reviews (42)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.9%
Recommend this course
39 out of 42 reviews
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4.3
76 Reviews (76)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.7%
Recommend this course
72 out of 76 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6845 yards
Slope 121
Rating 72.2

Located adjacent to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Safari Golf Club was carefully carved from mature forests. This tight course is not particularly long, but it has a varied design that appeals to a number of different tastes and skill levels. The layout features tree-lined fairways and water hazards on several holes. There are also strategically placed bunkers lurking treacherously beside the greens. The golf course starts off with a challenging par 4 that features a dramatic drop from the tee to the green. It finishes with two demanding par 4s as well. The 17th and 18th holes both feature a slew of challenges including rolling, tree-lined fairways and tricky stream crossings. Although it presents a formidable test on some holes, Safari Golf Club's hazards are straightforward with no surprises.

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Course Details

Year Built 1967
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dr. Michael Hurdzan (2012)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.3
371 Reviews (371)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 11
Thick Rough 9
Water Hazards 9
This course/club is great for:
Locals 18
Beginners 8
Seniors 8
This Course's Location is:
Near Local Attractions 17
Convenient to the City 14
In the 'Burbs 10

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Conditions Excellent
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Conditions Excellent
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Friendliness Excellent
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Hidden in plain site

I play approximately 75 rounds a year and many of those are at Public and municipal golf courses. I would rank Safari golf course as one of the top five in central Ohio I was pleasantly surprised by the care for the course, pace play and just the sheer beauty on a fall day. This course had plenty of fall foliage to enjoy.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Cold to Warm

Great time again at Safari. Got paired up with a couple (D+E).

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Well maintained course

This place has better maintenance than most courses I go to. The greens and fairways are especially nice. And it is an interesting layout with some elevation change. The only thing I would say is that some of the holes are close together, but its not really a problem. Its sort of a tough course because of the narrow fairways and trees.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 16
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Really Enjoyable Course

My friend and I really enjoyed this course overall. It's in great condition with some very nicely designed holes, and it provides plenty of challenges. Fairways were pretty lush, greens rolled nicely, and there were plenty of challenges. While pace of play wasn't quite so ideal, it wasn't terrible. Overall, the good time we had and the deal we got was totally worth it. Staff we did meet was very friendly, and we even played with another person who works in the cart barn a couple times a week, so he was very helpful in describing what each hole did.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun and beautiful

My co worker and I played it for the first time. We both really enjoyed it. Everyone was friendly. We were paired up with another pair and had alot of fun. Course was in very good conditions!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Delay

When arrive and told tee-times are running 40 minutes behind , starts the day off on a bad note .

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
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 A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course for the money

Safari has a challenging course that is well maintained. Staff is very friendly and it is one of my favorite courses in the area. Looking forward to returning again soon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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