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4.2
216 Reviews (216)
5 Stars
75
4 Stars
100
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
14
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
91.7%
Recommend this course
188 out of 216 reviews
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4.3
36 Reviews (36)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.2
94.4%
Recommend this course
34 out of 36 reviews
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4.2
65 Reviews (65)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
92.3%
Recommend this course
60 out of 65 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

4.2
216 Reviews (216)

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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Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

I played on this course for the first time

It was cold, so the start time was 11 o'clock.
Most of the courses were straight, but No. 18 was difficult.
I played from the back tee, but it didn't turn on two.
Today's score was 44-44.
I want to challenge again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Same ole same ole

Nothing special aside from the first hole and the last three. Extra $10 cart fee during Covid was a bit silly and staff was pretty meh. Enjoyed my round with friends, but will mostly stick to other courses.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 44
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The little man working the front desk was rude when my cousin and I tried to check in for a round for a “frost delay”. We don’t often play in these cold conditions so we didn’t think anything of the frost. As we tried to check in the little man say, “well you can’t because we are obviously on a frost delay”. We remained patient and were understanding of the frost delay. We also were forced to play in a foursome which I understand at busy times but even though the course was plenty spaced out they told us if we wanted to play as a twosome we had to pay for the other two slots as well. Pretty ridiculous if you ask me. Hospitality and customer service could use some work from multiple employees. Nice course though.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course is in great condition right now!

I have been playing golf on Safari for years and have never seen it in this good of shape! At just $35 on a Friday it is the best value anywhere near Dublin!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

The course was in nice shape.Also has a interesting layout.

The course was well maintained with a interesting layout.Played on the weekend which was very busy and the play was extremely slow. There isn’t to many more nice golfing weekends left this this year and the scenery was beautiful so the slow play didn’t really bother us too much.Nice staff in the pro shop,starters,and food cart girl.A good day!

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

Great course

Great course. Fairways are pretty close to each other so have to watch out for random drives entering fairway. Other than that it was an awesome golf course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic condition

This course is in great shape. Loved the challenging final hole and appreciate the pace of play.

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

Well kept and very challenging

Top 5 in my book for public course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent course with open driving range

This is one of the finest public courses in central Ohio. Also, they have one of the last remaining driving ranges available for public practice. While others have been plowed under for massive real estate development or taken away by course management companies, IE OSU, Safari has held fast. Excellent choice for practice and play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 51
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Course by the Zoo

Course was in great shape (tee boxes, fairways, & greens) no bad spots anywhere. Was a little wet from the rain the last few days. If your tee shot is off the fairway it’s going to be in thick grass good luck with that one. Greens had just been rolled so they were fast and true. The course layout is just okay, holes are mainly straight and run back and forth from each other. It is fairly quiet, except for the seals hollowing from the zoo or the deer on the course. Holes 17, & 18 are the prettiest holes on the course very nice. Ranger was on the course and stopped and asked about our round, starter also asked about our round after we got in. Was nice that both took time to make for a great day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great first experience - considering covid requirements

Course was in relatively good shape. Bunkers well maintained as well as greens, much better than many other public courses in the Columbus area this summer.

Layout for holes 2-16 weren’t anything extraordinary but definitely some challenging holes. 1, 17 &18 were more unique and I know parts of the course were redesigned and I suspect these are the newer holes?

Good experience and value given what we paid... staff was great and availability of food/bev at clubhouse and bev cart for entire round late weekend round was appreciated.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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