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3.7
235 Reviews (235)
5 Stars
61
4 Stars
113
3 Stars
33
2 Stars
19
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.6
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
78.2%
Recommend this course
197 out of 235 reviews
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3.8
30 Reviews (30)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
83.3%
Recommend this course
25 out of 30 reviews
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3.8
43 Reviews (43)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
81.4%
Recommend this course
35 out of 43 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6859 yards
Slope 133
Rating 73.2

Royal American Links Golf Club pays homage to the birthplace of golf, the seaside links of Scotland, an inspiration that is also reflected in the architecture of the clubhouse. The 18-hole course was created in the traditional link-style but with added features not typical of the classic design including water coming into play on nearly every hole. There are also large, deep bunkers protect the sloping greens, many of which are double-tiered. Royal American Links Golf Club's signature hole is the par-3 12th. Its green is guarded by a not only a large rock wall but also water to the front and left. There is a large bunker to the left of the green that will swallow any errant shots but players with a sharp short game will be able to manage.

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Course Details

Year Built 1990
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/30
Architect Dr. Michael Hurdzan (1990) Craig Schreiner (1990)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range 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
Dress code Collared shirt required

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.7
235 Reviews (235)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Patio Dining 10
Watching the Game 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 22
Bunkers 20
Thick Rough 9
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 13
Locals 12
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 10
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 18
In the 'Burbs 9
Convenient to the City 6

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/15/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314162342673! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Royal American Links Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/12/2021

Hi, Ed8403578. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Royal American Links Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/25/2021

Hi, u161992982. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Royal American Links Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/19/2021

Hello, VOLVO1. Thank you for visiting us at Royal American Links Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rough shape

I'm not sure if it's been the weather or somthing else l, but the course looked burnt out in alot of areas. From the greens to the fairways and even in tree he rough it looked pretty rough for what they normally charge. That being said I've played this course before and it didnt look like this and was looking forward to going again, but I doubt I got back this year.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/11/2021

Hi, verm1naard! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Royal American Links Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Cool Layout

I liked the layout and it was challenging. The pace of play was atrocious, there was a ranger but he didn’t seem to try and keep people moving. The conditions for the most part were good with the exception of some of the tee areas and some of the ponds. Overall I liked it and would play there again.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/04/2021

Hello, u314162237520. Thank you for visiting us at Royal American Links Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great cou8rse and well taken care of.Great place to golf.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/16/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u554683312! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Royal American Links Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser

Sad

I believe New Era Golf may be the downfall of Central Ohio golf courses. I will admit that I have only played 5 of 6 courses, and all but 1 of those courses has declined since they were absorbed by they’re company!
No sand in traps (NAL, RA)
Over priced ( All )
Declined course maintenance ( NAL, RA, BT, CV )
These were all once good courses that were kept well and very challenging. Now they are just shells of they’re former selves!
Unless you get a deal when playing any of these courses, pass it up and go elsewhere!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/30/2021

Hi, Tim5530423,

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes.

Your feedback helps us do better. We are looking into this issue and hope to resolve it promptly.

Thank you for visiting Royal American Links Golf Club. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lots of water

Love this course but come knowing you don’t want to swing away. All about keeping it in play

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/23/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, coletta210! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Royal American Links Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/30/2021

Hello, Paulliu8168. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit.

We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not again

Traps were a joke, little sand a lot of weeds. Greens , ask players to fix their ball marks! Greens needed cut, fairways we ok rough was decent.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/30/2021

Hi, dmcginni,

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes.

Your feedback helps us do better. We are looking into this issue and hope to resolve it promptly.

Thank you for visiting Royal American Links Golf Club. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 07/27/2021

Thank you for reviewing us, gasngo. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Royal American Links Golf Club, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bunkers are not really playable

The bunkers barely have any sand in them and are in poor shape. They have been this way for a few years now. Not sure why they don't add some sand to them. Also the tee boxes were in pretty rough shape. This course is definitely going down hill.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/26/2021

Hi, kurthenderson! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Royal American Links Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 07/26/2021

Hello, u226561007. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Royal American Links Golf Club. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Decent golf, a little expensive

Fairways and greens in good shape. Lots of tee boxes on the front were not as they were lacking grass and lumpy. Layout is pretty wide open.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/20/2021

Hi, u314161901679! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Royal American Links Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/14/2021

Hi, flyerfan104. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Royal American Links Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful greens. Fairway was nicely trimmed when I played. Fun layout. This is a course that you will likely use most of the clubs in your bag and not just Driver / 7 / PW. I’ll be back fo sho.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/05/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, iSliceMoreThanPizza! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Royal American Links Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/27/2021

Hi, VAnu0HZhAtN3LhQQODz1. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Royal American Links Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lots of water, great condition

Course is in great shape and definitely a challenge. Overall nice course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/27/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, coletta210! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Royal American Links Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/23/2021

Hi, WPHILLIPT. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Royal American Links Golf Club.

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