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4.3
57 Reviews (57)
5 Stars
42
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.5
Amenities
4.2
80.7%
Recommend this course
50 out of 57 reviews
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5.0
6 Reviews (6)
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6
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Conditions
5.0
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 6 reviews
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4.4
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
81.2%
Recommend this course
13 out of 16 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6946 yards
Slope 128
Rating 73.1

Situated in Knox County's rolling hills, Apple Valley Golf Club has an idyllic, undulating terrain covered with lush forests. The club is proud of the fact that the course's designers, William Newcomb and John Robinson, were successful in seamlessly blending the course with the natural surroundings and preserving the beauty of the landscape. Long hitters will like this lengthy layout but there are challenges that will appeal to a variety of skill levels. The golf course features a number of holes that require a tricky tee shot through narrow tunnels of trees. There are several ponds located throughout that come into play on half of the holes. Many of the greens are also well protected by sand bunkers. Due to its popularity and versatility, Apple Valley Golf Club hosted a number of championships since opening in 1972, making a name for itself as a competition course.

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Course Details

Year Built 1972
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season April - November
Architect Bill Newcomb (1972) John F. Robinson (1972)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Ohio (2022 #19) (2014 #4)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Course Conditions in the U.S. (2014 #20)

Reviews

4.3
57 Reviews (57)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 11
Drinks 11
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 13
Elevation Changes 12
Water Hazards 9
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 12
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 11
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 9
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 15

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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great Greens

Apple Valley has the best greens I've played on in a very long time. The layout is great. There are some gettable holes. But there are also some really challenging holes. Everything was enjoyable about this round. The clubhouse is warm but roomy, with a terrific vie across the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Can’t wait play again

Beautiful course in great condition. The greens were fast and smooth. Hole #5, a par 3 over the water is stunning. The staff was friendly, helpful, and I feel like I’ve made new friends. The course has holes that are challenging but you can also score. We will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hidden gem

Apple Valley continues to be maintained in excellent condition from tee to green and is great layout. Very reasonable rates and certainly worth the drive from anywhere in central or northeast Ohio.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Enjoyable Course, Incredible Staff

Came here for our annual college reunion golf trip (12-16 golfers). Planned on playing Saturday and Sunday morning, but played an extra twilight 9 on Saturday night on the fly which was the best decision we made all trip thanks to Bob and Don in the pro shop helping us out.
Course and restaurant staff were great (especially with dealing with a group of 20-something former frat guys). Great course for the price, very well taken care of, challenging but still handleable for all handicaps (we as a group range from +5 to 22). Stayed at the Condos right down the road, very easy walk to the clubhouse.

Overall loved the setup, we’re already planning on coming back here next year!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice round

Played a round recently and it was an enjoyable round. The conditions were spectacular, pace was good and the guys I played with we’re great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

A good day at the course

I haven't played Apple valley for probably 20 years but always remember it was in great shape creams were perfect for as hot as it been out everything was green and lush and the price was right pay to play was really good and the staff was very enjoyable I'm always looking for a good deal and this is one of my favorites now

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful Course - Brutal Pace

Went to play 18 with another golfer. Course looked and played great when we could be play. Unfortunately spent the majority of our time sat on the cart waiting for the tee box. At one point there were 5 groups on hole four. Ranger did not come down to sort the mess out. Seems like they’re booking the course way too tight. 9 holes took us 2 hours 50 minutes and we had substantial (10+ min) waits on every hole after hole 3. We could only play 9 holes.

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

Too busy with a large group/outing

Guys were all over the course and causing slow pace. Some were playing music and being very disrespectful of others playing.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Not what it used to be

I played here in June with a few buddies and we were very disappointed. We usually make a trip to play up there a few time a year and I am not sure what happened to this course but it was in terrible shape form tees to greens. This used to be a fantastic course in great shape but something has changed and not fir the better,

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Championship Quality

I’ve played across the nation. Apple valley is up there with some of the best!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice experience!

Great course, great clubhouse and a great overall experience! Would love to see a beer cart added.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great Place for a Two Day Golf Trip

Our group did a two day golf trip with 36/day. The course was in great shape following some heavy rain leading up to our arrival. It drained well and didn’t pose any playability issues for our group. It’s a friendly course for beginners with challenging holes mixed in. Overall, I was very happy with the course and how it played. The clubhouse is wonderful and offers great food and drinks for breakfast, lunch or a mid round snack. The service at the restaurant was excellent. My one negative thought was our group was rushed in between rounds. We had plenty of time to eat but were told by staff “your group better be ready to tee off” because of leagues. Wasn’t a fan of the tone but it wasn’t a dealbreaker for me. Our group stayed at the cabins which I highly recommend. Fully furnished with everything you need and a short walk to the golf course. I would definitely return again for another trip.

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