Where to Find the Best Public Golf Courses Around Central Ohio

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Golf has a long history here in Columbus. From the Memorial Tournament to local heroes like Jack Nicklaus, Golf and Columbus kind of go hand in hand.

Whether you are just starting out or want to reinvigorate your love of the game, Columbus has a golf course waiting for you.

Delaware Golf Club

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About: If you’re looking for a public golf course that has a private club vibe, Delaware Golf Club is well worth the short drive north of Columbus. The course features dramatic valleys, tree-lined fairways, ravines, rolling hills and waterholes. You can book tee times online and prices are around $30 depending on whether or not you go for 18 or 9 holes.
Location: 3329 Columbus Pike, Delaware, OH 43015
Website: Delaware Golf Club

Dublin Golf Club

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About: The Dublin Golf Club is one of the most popular public courses offering a true links style course. It also happens to be one of the more expensive options. That said, the course is exceptionally well maintained, and while you may get sticker shock when signing up for your tee time, remember that it still includes a cart.
Location: 5805 Eiterman Rd, Dublin, OH 43016
Website: Dublin Golf Club

Darby Creek Golf Course

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About: Darby Creek Golf Course sits on over 200 rolling acres in Marysville. It is a serene, beautiful and well-designed place. There are a few little surprises lurking for you on the course, including a manicured cemetery from the 1800s.
Location: 19300 Orchard Rd, Marysville, OH 43040
Website: Darby Creek Golf Course

Raymond Memorial Golf Course

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About: Raymond Memorial is a municipal course. This Robert Trent Jones, Sr. designed golf course was built over 50 years ago and it is such a gem. Besides being one of the best courses in the world, it is also one of the cheapest.
Location: 3860 Trabue Rd, Columbus, OH 43228
Website: Raymond Memorial Golf Course

Champions

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About: Like Raymond Memorial, Champion’s is a municipal golf course. It is well maintained but also a little difficult. The park strives to make golf inclusive, so go ahead and enjoy the rolling fairways, mature trees, challenging doglegs, undulating greens and rolling terrain.
Location: 3900 Westerville Rd, Columbus, OH 43224
Website: champions golf course

Blacklick Woods Metropolitan Golf Course

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About: If this is your first time golfing in Columbus, you may want to consider starting at Blacklick Woods. It’s free for players to walk in, so it’s an option for people who aren’t yet convinced to make a huge investment in the sport.
Location: 7309 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Website: Blacklick Woods Metropolitan Golf Course

Airport Golf Course

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About: The Airport Golf Course was originally designed by Jack Kidwell and opened in 1966. The course is located right next to John Glenn International Airport, so if you are bored waiting your turn, you can at least enjoy this revitalization
Location: 900 N Hamilton Rd, Columbus, OH 43219
Website: Airport Golf Course

Wilson Road Golf Course

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About: Wilson Road Golf Course is such an icon. It is the only 9-hole executive golf course that features six par 3s and three par 4s in Columbus. Ready to play? I know we are!
Location: 1900 Wilson Road, Columbus, OH 43228
Website: Wilson Road Golf Course

Michael C. Ford