GolfPass Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
4.0
91 Reviews (91)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
42
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.3
87.1%
Recommend this course
82 out of 91 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.7
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
75.0%
Recommend this course
9 out of 12 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.0
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
86.2%
Recommend this course
25 out of 29 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 71
Length 5079 yards
Slope 113
Rating 64.8
Book a Tee Time at
Ottawa Park Golf Course
Powered by GolfNow.com

Course Details

Year Built 1899
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arthur Hills (1977)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.0
91 Reviews (91)
Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
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
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible Shape

This used to be the gem of muni courses in Toledo. The course has digressed to the horrible conditions of 15 years ago. The fairways are rubbish and the greens are like 70s shag carpet. Not to mention they allowed a six-some on the course. It’s like they don’t even care any more.

It makes me sad to write this as multiple generations of my family have enjoyed playing here. No more.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Default User Avatar
Commented on 08/30/2021

Hi, we’re sorry to hear of your less-than-satisfactory experience and hope you will accept our sincerest apologies.

We value our customers' opinions and would like to make things right and determine how we can provide a solution that makes you smile.

Please contact us directly at the pro shop. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

A unique, historic, and very interesting golf course

I play this course often and always have a good experience. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Although the course is located within the city of Toledo, it is contained within a park with wooded areas that attract an abundance of wildlife, making the course especially interesting in the evenings when animals, including many deer, roam the fairways. Although the course is relatively short, the layout of the holes makes it very challenging, and each hole offers a different challenge. Surprisingly for Toledo, the course is quite hilly.

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

Toledo Oldest Public Golf Course

I’ve been playing league games at another city course for two years, and only played a few times on Ottawa Park Course and could immediately tell the differences.

In my opinion Ottawa Park is the most challenging course among four city golf courses, it may relatively shorter compared to Detwiler Park, but adding the huge elevation change makes this course a tough one to play. Not only the player needs to hit the ball straight, but also needs to play smart.

Not all the time you aim in the middle of the fairway is a good choice, because the middle of the fairway could happen to be a slope slide either to the right or to the left. Hitting not long enough could be a big trouble especially when the green in on the top of the hill. Hitting too long you will find the fairway ends before the carry distance. Hitting the ball too high you will find the branches on both sides are against you, hitting the ball too shallow you will find the ball stuck in the middle of the uphill. I probably only need to use 4 clubs to play entire Detwiler Park, but will need to use all 14 clubs to find the optimized combination to get a good result out of Ottawa Park.

The course itself is maintained much better compared to the other three city courses, and makes me wondering if the city spent more funds on Ottawa Park. The only suggestion I would give to improve the course is to change out the cups on the green and trim the grass on the edge of the cups.

Bottom line is, I recommend this course to anyone who wants to spend a decent time without bankruptcy, and don’t worry about the result and enjoy the course itself. I definitely will go back to play again and may also recommend our league committee to switch to Ottawa Park next year.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 16
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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Nicely designed course, greens could use some work

I love the course layout—not too long and it really makes you choose the right club. The conditions of the greens are always lacking tho. Hitting a great second shot to the green, only to have your put upended because half the green is just dirt takes away from the game

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Default User Avatar
Commented on 08/11/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us, and for the 3 stars. We're sorry to hear the course may not have been in the best shape on the day of your round, and we appreciate your feedback regarding the greens so we may work on any necessary improvements. Thank you for choosing to golf with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Default User Avatar
Commented on 08/02/2021

Thank you for reviewing us, 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 Ottawa Park Golf Course, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Ottawa Park Golf Course

I try to play this course once a year just to see if the conditions of the course have improved since this is the oldest course in Toledo built around 1922 when the back 9 was added on .... the course staff was very friendly how ever due to all the rain that we got Saturday night the traps were hard and chunky .... the greens were a bit slow but receptive to approach shots and a couple of greens had some burn out spots .... you need to keep your tee shots in the fairway because this course has a lot of trees

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Default User Avatar
Commented on 06/25/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Ottawa Park Golf Course, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 2
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 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course to Play

We had a great time playing there today. The personal was very friendly. and helpful.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
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
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great shape!

Course was fantastic and well maintained. I love playing there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always nice

Course is always nice to play at. Challenging holes but not too hard.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course!

Fairways and greens were fantastic. The sand traps need some love though. Great time!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Nearby Courses
Toledo, Ohio
Private
4.6666666667
3
Toledo, Ohio
Semi-Private
3.8026333333
39
Temperance, Michigan
Public
3.5481294118
19
Lambertville, Michigan
Public
1.0
1
Lambertville, Michigan
Public
1.0
1
Temperance, Michigan
Public
3.5481294118
19
Toledo, Ohio
Private
0.0
0
Toledo, Ohio
Semi-Private
3.7461058824
131
Sylvania, Ohio
Private
5.0
1
Toledo, Ohio
Public
3.5610823529
15
Perrysburg, Ohio
Private
0.0
0
Golf Packages
FROM $157 (USD)
NIAGARA FALLS, CAN | Enjoy 2 nights' accommodations at your choice of two hotels and 3 rounds of golf at Legends on the Niagara Battlefield and Usher's Creek courses, and Whirlpool.
FROM $167 (USD)
Savor the marvelous destination that is Northern Michigan and enjoy up to 36 holes a day during the long summer days! Our Boyne golf package features exceptional flexibility and selection thanks to two of the state's finest multi-course golf resorts.
FROM $617 (USD)
KOHLER, WI | Enjoy 2 nights’ accommodations at The American Club or Inn at Woodlake, and 3 rounds of golf at Blackwolf Run and Whistling Straits courses.
FROM $557 (USD)
KOHLER, WI | Enjoy 3 nights’ accommodations at The American Club or Inn at Woodlake, and 4 rounds of golf at Blackwolf Run and Whistling Straits courses.
Now Reading