or Connect
TheSandTrap.com › Golf Forum › The Clubhouse › Golf Courses and Architecture › Ohio's Top 20 Golf Courses
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Ohio's Top 20 Golf Courses - Page 2

post #19 of 77

windmill lakes is a beast for a public course, also a great proshop to get golf shoes. they have the best end of the year sales for shoes.. 

 

Compared to the rest of the course, 17 at the quarry isn't the signature hole for me. 14, 15 & 18 have to be my favorite holes, especially 14 & 15, the short up hill par 4, and then the gorgeous par 5. 

 

 

post #20 of 77

Can't disagree with you there, saevel, especially since I eagled 15 the last time I played it by holing out a 7-wood from 182 - I hit my drive to the corner, had 240 uphill & topped it. Then I holed it.

 

And I went to Kent State, so Windmill is a special place for me. In 1979 I tried out for the golf team there as a walk-on. I shot 77-78 and Herb Page told me to go home. My challenge to anyone playing Windmill is go 18 holes without a three-putt. HUGE undulating greens.

post #21 of 77

last time i played there, windmill showed me why it has wind in its name, 15-20 sustained and 30 mph gusts.. who, tough stuff

post #22 of 77

Played Little Mountain with similar wind, steady 20 with gusts of 28-30. I was hitting a wind-induced draw shot all day!

post #23 of 77

I've lost all respect for Golflink.com...What a crap list.  Muirfield, Camargo, Firestone, Shaker and Scioto are the top 5.  Fowlers should be there somewhere. Nuff said.

post #24 of 77

How does this list compare ?

 

 

 

http://www.ohiogolfguide.com/page.php?page=coursetop25.php

post #25 of 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post

windmill lakes is a beast for a public course, also a great proshop to get golf shoes. they have the best end of the year sales for shoes.. 

 

 


I've been there done that......waaaaay back in the day in 1996.  I still have the scorecard....LOL

001-6.jpg

I didn't play it too well and shot 86, but my golf game was very different in 1996............

 

I remember it as an excellent course.  Top Notch!!   I know from my golf diary/log that I played it Aug 5, 1996.  I wrote that is was 92deg and hot that day.....funny huh?  I can tell you what I shot, where I played, who I played with, and the weather conditions for every round since January of 1993.   Not to mention how many birdies and eagles...etc, etc...just the important stuff!!!!  hahahaha

 


Edited by BuckeyeNut - 11/4/11 at 1:10am
post #26 of 77

How can The Golf Club in Columbus not be on that list?

 

 

post #27 of 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by VMAN View Post

How can The Golf Club in Columbus not be on that list?

 

 


 

Maybe because Pete Dye and his "golf club" is no good?e2_whistling.gif

 

 

How can Pete Dye possibly compete with a world famous Jack Hanna and the Columbus Zoo?  LOL

002-3.jpg

The card alone makes me want to drool d3_drool.gif

 

so very sad indeed!!!!!!!!!!  This is my card from 4-17-94 when I was still a beginner.  Columbus Zoo course on the list........check..a Pete Dye classic not on the list...check...the list is obviously a complete joke.  There is no way else to make sense of it.  Jut the fact that a horrible Zoo course made the list should be enough to discredit the entire list.  Airport golf course in columbus might as well be on the list.........I guess?

 

Sheesh......

 

 

 

post #28 of 77

Just got Rolex top 1000 in world....top 5 Ohio- 1] The Golf Club 2] Inverness 3] Muirfield 4] Camargo 5] Scioto....Brookside, Canterbury, Country Club, Double Eagle, Sand Ridge, Longaberger also ranked top 1000 in world. 

post #29 of 77

Longaberger is not that nice and it is extremely over-priced as well. I will gladly play Blue Heron or Little Mountain over Longaberger any day. Just my own opinion though.

post #30 of 77

Two good resources:

 

Ohio Golf Guide is a website with user reviews of every club, public and private, in the state and has top 25 rankings of the best public, private and 9 hole tracks based on user reviews. There are also clickable, county-by-county maps that bring up a list of all the clubs in a particular county - so say if you were going to the Hocking Hills, the Lake Erie Islands, etc. you could find courses nearby. I like this website quite a bit - user reviews display the individual users' biases, but don't have some larger political/economic motivation like publication rankings. Check it out!

 

Golf Cleveland Ohio has reviews of all the public courses within an hour or so of Metro Cleveland, many/most with pictures. The reviews aim to be pretty comprehensive, and even though I always don't agree with what they say (I think they miss the mark on my home track, for example) I value their imput and the fact that they have extensive photographs for most of the courses. Another one to check out.

post #31 of 77

Nice!  Thanks for posting.  Im moving to Columbus in the spring and will definetly have to check out some of these courses.  It seems like Columbus has a lot of really nice, affortable muni courses too.

post #32 of 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by TitleistWI View Post

Nice!  Thanks for posting.  Im moving to Columbus in the spring and will definetly have to check out some of these courses.  It seems like Columbus has a lot of really nice, affortable muni courses too.



Columbus is within 90 minutes of most of Ohio's great golf, IMO. I'm not a fan of the city myself...but good luck!

post #33 of 77

Did NCR south fall off the face of earth?

post #34 of 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by ohiolefty View Post



Columbus is within 90 minutes of most of Ohio's great golf, IMO. I'm not a fan of the city myself...but good luck!



Thanks.  I love Madison, so Im hopeful that Columbus will be similar but a bigger city.  Being a Badger fan living in Buckeye country is going to be interesting but at least I will still be in a Big 10 city and will get to see Badger hockey play in person at least once a year.

post #35 of 77

NCR is still ranked 71 in the Golfweek top 100 classic courses in the US.

 

The lists that are being posted on this site are open to input from anyone.  That is to say a GM at one of the courses could give his/her course a perfect score and give really low scores to their competitors.  More likely however I figure a person who typically plays average to below average courses plays a pretty nice course and ranks it with perfect scores because it is the best thing they have ever seen.

 

While the major publication rankings (Golf Digest, Golf Magazine and Golf Wekk) have some flaws to them I trust them more than internet open source lists because the raters have seen a vast array of courses.

post #36 of 77
I skimmed this thread and didnt see a few courses I enjoyed playing when I lived in the midwest...

Eaglesticks in Zanesville is a great track. That is where I really learned to play as a kid.

Thunderhill is one of the hardest courses on the planet. Seriously a great challenge of golf. It's outside of Cleveland.

Granville Golf Course is a fun course. I played many rounds there with my Pops.

Blue Ash Golf Course is superb in Cincinnati. My roommates and I would always play there on weekends in college.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Golf Courses and Architecture
TheSandTrap.com › Golf Forum › The Clubhouse › Golf Courses and Architecture › Ohio's Top 20 Golf Courses