Zoar Village Golf Course
|Black M: 71.7/123||409||511||337||210||380||167||546||366||381||3307||425||418||544||227||495||167||388||340||422||3426||6733|
|Blue M: 69.8/122||385||501||322||160||352||155||511||340||368||3094||385||397||524||212||485||163||373||330||366||3235||6329|
|White M: 67.4/115||355||427||322||160||352||155||441||340||316||2868||301||310||447||161||485||163||373||330||312||2882||5750|
|Gold W: 69.2/112||292||427||267||132||290||146||441||294||316||2605||301||310||447||129||429||115||308||267||312||2618||5223|
|Green W: 68.7/112||291||426||261||132||282||146||433||287||309||2567||294||303||438||129||422||106||302||267||304||2565||5132|
A must play!!
First time playing Zoar Golf Course with friends on a little golf trip. Course conditions were outstanding for a busy public course. Tees, fairways & especially the greens are top notch. An easy 1.5 hour drive from Cleveland. Brad the manager & the Superintendent are clearly the reason Zoar Golf Course is a must play.
A Central Ohio Favorite For Almost 50 Years
Zoar Golf Club has been a "must play" for Northeastern Ohio & Western Pennsylvania golfers for 44 years! Google Reviewers give Zoar Golf Club 4.6 Stars. The club plays host each year to the Gatorade Collegiate, The Yuengling Scramble Series, the Zoar Memorial, the Zoar Senior Amateur, and several other amateur events.
The course hasn’t changed much since being built. Check out their website and see the pictures from an original yardage book. If anything, holes have been lengthened to keep up with current equipment changes, Compare yardages with a current scorecard and you’ll see what I mean. I met someone who remembers playing the course back in the ‘70s. He said all of these now mature trees were just saplings and the course played a lot different back then. Of course, it did. If a tree was in your way, you simply hit over it!
Most of the greens are surrounded by grass mounds and some of the greens can be very interesting. Several slope back to front while others have multiple levels and ridges running through them. Number 8 has one of the most interesting greens out here. From the middle of the green, it slopes severely to the left. There is also a mound in the middle of it. Left side pin placements will make three putts all too commonplace.
Number 2 is a par 5 that plays 501 yards. This double dogleg features trees on either side of the fairway as well as a bunker on the right side of the landing area that can come into play if you mishit your tee shot. Playing your layup down the right side takes the two greenside bunkers on the left out of play.
The 5th hole is a 352-yard par 4 and borrows characteristics from two of my favorite golf course designers Pete Dye and Donald Ross. It’s a straightaway par 4, with an elevated tee box and Dye-like pot bunkers in the landing area on the left. Your shot into the green features a Donald Ross type bunker that comes halfway across the fairway and guards the right side of the green. If your tee shot doesn’t make it across the valley, you’re looking at a long, blind approach shot and when the flag is on the right side, par will be that much tougher. Not the longest hole but a challenging one.
Number 10 is s 385-yard dogleg right par 4 that plays considerably longer due to the uphill fairway. It features a bunker at the corner of the dogleg on the right side so your tee shot is best played up the left side. It takes at least a 250-yard carry off the tee to clear the trap. Your approach shot will require an extra club to compensate for the slope. Par is a good way to start off the back nine.
It’s not often that a par 3 receives such a high handicap, but at 212 yards, Number 13 at Zoar Golf Club is handicapped #9. And for good reason. Trees and out of bounds make up the left side and grass mounds around the green can make for a difficult up and down should your tee shot not find the putting surface. There are no bunkers, just a lot of length!
Number 18 is a slight dogleg right par 4 of 366 yards and will take a driver out of the hands of many players because if you hit your tee shot too long, you may find the only water on the course. Land in either of the fairway bunkers off the tee and you’re facing a very tough approach shot. You will more than likely need to carry the water to get to the green as it guards the entire left side. It’s a fun ending to a fun round of golf.
Before your round warm-up on Zoar’s full-length driving range where you can hit every club in the bag. There’s a short game area with practice bunkers and a large practice putting green.
Eric Crone has been the Superintendent at Zoar Golf Club for more than 20 years and over has seen it all when it comes to the growth and maturation of the golf course. His biggest challenge he says is the weather and how unpredictable it can be. Fortunately, he says, the golf course is built on sand and gravel. “Last year when we had 9 inches of rain over a seven day period, other courses in the area were flooded. But because of the sand and gravel base of the golf course, we didn’t experience the same problems.” And, like every other superintendent I’ve ever spoken with, good labor can be hard to find. “He’s had several workers retire but has been able to find some high school kids that have worked out well.
Making a vacation out of your golf trip to Zoar Golf Club has never been easier. The Club has partnered with several nearby hotels and they will work with you to make your stay as rewarding as possible. Whether it’s a couples getaway an outing with the guys – or gals – you’ll enjoy all that Zoar has to offer.
We played Zoar Village as part of our visit to Amish country in Holmes county. The course was very playable and beautifully maintained from tee box, fairways, greens and cart paths. The only drawback; we could not find restrooms on the course.
My wife and I have played 25 different Ohio-Michigan courses this summer, Zoar Village definitely ranks near the top. The course is not overly challenging with forced carries and hazards, but the beauty and condition of the course makes it a joy to play.
best all around course conditions in the area year in and year out. They started charging more which stinks but theyre always super busy because of how nice the course is. Even though they're busy, they space out groups enough that a round never takes more than 5 hours at their busiest. They also are not aerating the greens this year so it'll be the place to play when the leaves start to fall!
The staff was very friendly and courteous. Equipment was good. The weather couldn't be beat.
The course was in excellent condition: greens, fairways, tee boxes. The greens were challenging but ran true. There is nothing I have to say about this course that is not good. Had a great round on a beautiful course. I would highly recommend Zoar Golf Course in Zoar, OH.
Great hidden gem
Don't trust the reviews from a long time ago. Best greens in the county and flat elevated tee boxes Brad (GM) will take great care of you!
Nothing to write home about...
Fairways and greens well maintained and in great shape. Rough is hard pan. Boring course, not much character.
SLOW pace of play. HORRIBLE attitude towards customers.
I played a round there on Sunday, July 28th. We had a twosome and had a tee time for 1:15 pm. The first two holes took us 2 hours to play. On the 4th hole, the ranger was speaking to the group in front of us on the tee and I asked if the course had lights and he said yes they would turn them on. I questioned him about the pace of play, but he assured me all morning groups came in at 4.5 hours. He wasn't monitoring pace at all and didn't seem to care at all about doing his job. We finished our round at 6:48 pm after spending all day waiting for a couple scrambling foursomes in front of us taking forever with every shot. Other groups behind us left the course because of how slow the play was.
In addition, there was no water on the course, the pop machine on the course didn't take $ bills, and there was no beverage cart.
After the round, I went to the clubhouse to complain about the slow pace and all the guy did was shrug his shoulders and had no response. This course will NEVER get my business ever again.