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4.4
195 Reviews (195)
5 Stars
82
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
94.1%
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178 out of 195 reviews
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4.0
1 Reviews (1)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.0
100.0%
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4.5
2 Reviews (2)
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Conditions
4.5
Value
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Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
100.0%
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private/Resort
Par 72
Length 7531 yards
Slope 133
Rating 76.3

NorthStar Golf Club measures out to a whopping 7,351 yards, which makes it one the longest golf courses in Ohio. The layout covers over 350 acres of woodlands interspersed with 21 ponds and three rambling creeks. Water is definitely a prominent presence on the course but there are also 41 sand bunkers strategically placed throughout. Being such a lengthy golf course, long hitters will have a chance to shine but sharp short game skills and accuracy are also vital to getting a good score. The versatile NorthStar layout is made even more playable with five different sets of tees that accommodate golfers of all skill levels. The semi-private course is open to guests everyday and the club offers all the extra amenities of a private club including an expansive heated pool and two tennis courts.

Course Details

Year Built 2007
Golf Season Seasonal
Architect John Cook (2007)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required. T-shirts, cut-offs, and jeans are not permitted.

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge, Banquet Facilities, Spa

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Tennis

Reviews

4.4
195 Reviews (195)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 13
Patio Dining 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 13
Undulating Greens 12
Bunkers 11
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 22
A Weekend Splurge 11
Entertaining Clients 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 17
Convenient to the City 7

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Reviews 44
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best Course in Central Ohio

I grew up in Powell and have played all of the courses in the Columbus Area. This is by far my Favorite Track...Yesterday was my first time making it out there and it is in Perfect Shape. For those who haven't had the Pleasure it is worth the money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Great and challenging

This course is long and very challenging. The fairways were a bit burned from play all summer. The greens were quick but true. It was very windy but lots of fun.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Worst round of golf in a long time

It took us 5hr and 45min with a cart to complete our round. We had 4 groups waiting on a par 3. No staff or rangers ever came out to enforce pace of play. Greens were recently aerated and staff did not mention as a courtesy to us before hand. Had we known we would’ve cancelled our tee time. For a late August round, it really hurt seeing a course destroy its greens when it’s playing to max capacity with golfers. We understand the need for the aeration, but it shouldn’t be done in the prime weeks leading into the football season! If someone is in the area, we would recommend playing Bent Tree right next door.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

An amazing course with amazing people!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

BEST AROUND

I have played this course about 30 times and it is in the best shape I have ever seen. Keep up the good work...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Best public course around.

I have grown up here in Columbus and played every course around. There is a reason I keep coming back to this one. It's challenging with a great layout and a bunch of different tee boxes for different skill levels.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 42
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Great round

The course is challenging and was in great shape. The pace of play was very slow due to a foursome ahead that spent a lot of time looking for balls and did not play ready golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 11/06/2018:
Thank you for playing NorthStar Golf Club! We appreciate your kind words regarding the great course conditions. As for the pace of play, we apologize if it was slower than normal. Give us a call in the pro shop next time and we'll see what we can do to accommodate everyone. Come back soon!
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best course

Everything was great, course was in excellent condition. Very challenging from the green tees, variety of tee boxes for everyone, loads of fun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 11/06/2018:
Thanks for playing NorthStar Golf Club! We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed everything about your round and had a lot of fun. Come back soon before it gets too cold!
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

An excellent layout

The staff was friendly and accommodating.

The course was in very good condition considering all of the rain and the lack of responsibility many players have regarding filling fair divots and ball marks on the green.

Northstar has an excellent practice area as well.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from on 10/04/2018:
Thank you for playing NorthStar Golf Club! We appreciate you taking the time to share your kind words regarding our friendly staff and course conditions. Come back soon before the season ends!
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Used to be 5-star-- not now

1. The in-cart GPS flat out does not work-- useless. It continually jams up and does not respond to touch controls. We only used it for three shots in 18 holes. We played on a "cart-path only" day. This course cannot be played cart-path only without GPS.
2. Management should have informed us of cart-path only conditions before we got out onto the course. We only found out when the cart ceased to function off the path.
3. About 1/3 of the holes were in bad physical condition.
4. There was construction on a number of holes.
5. Pro shop employee acknowledged the problems but shrugged shoulders as to what to do about it.

I hope this course will return to it's former glory. But right now, they have problems.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Response from on 10/11/2018:
Thank you for playing NorthStar Golf Club. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We apologize if you were not informed about it being CPO before you headed out for your round. We hope you'll consider giving us another chance to exceed your expectations in the near future.
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

NS

Nice course but pace of play was so slow that the gps screen ended up shutting down for the last 6 holes and wouldn't allow us to preview holes nor could we see distances. It said we were too far behind but we were right behind the group ahead the whole time. No way to reset the screen.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from on 09/27/2018:
Thank you for playing NorthStar Golf Club! We apologize if the GPS didn't work for the last 6 holes. If that ever happens again be sure to give us a call in the pro shop and we'll see if we can send someone out there to get it working again.
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

great course but

excellent golf course, staff not so much. the ranger was nice but the clerk was short would not let me hit a small bucket of balls to warm up said members only can use the range. said he did not want to pick up the balls but several others were hitting practice balls. there was an 1 hour delay because it rained earlier but did not effect the course as far as conditions go it drained well. I believe it was we booked on Golf Now,. The pace of play was poor and backed up.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 09/11/2018:
Thank you for playing NorthStar Golf Club, Stella. We apologize if you experienced anything less than 5-star customer service but we're glad to hear you enjoyed the golf course. We hope you'll consider coming back for another round in the future.
Played On
Reviews 1
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
Response from on 08/15/2018:
Thank you for the 5 stars! Come back to NorthStar Golf Club again soon.
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Must play

First time playing this course and I must say it lived up to what my friends were saying about it. Awesome course, great layout, great condition, and staff was awesome!! I will be back very soon

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Response from on 08/13/2018:
Thank you for playing NorthStar Golf Club! We're thrilled to hear we lived up to the high expectations your friends set forth. We look forward to you playing many more rounds at our golf course in the future.
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from on 08/09/2018:
Thank you for the 4 stars, Michael! Come back to NorthStar Golf Club again soon.
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

2nd time a charm

the only thing wrong with this course is that, there is not enough watering stations it was sunny and 85 so we could have used alot more water , so bring some bevarages !!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Response from on 07/19/2018:
Thank you for playing NorthStar Golf Club! We appreciate your feedback regarding the water stations. Other than that though, we hope you enjoyed the rest of your round. Come back soon!
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Response from on 07/19/2018:
We appreciate you playing NorthStar Golf Club. We're sorry to only see a 3-star overall rating. We hope you'll consider coming back for another round soon.
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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