Where to play on Columbus, Ohio???
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Are you looking at public or private courses?
A public Ross design in the area is Granville Golf Course. Scioto CC is Ross but private. The Golf Club by Dye is private and from what I know, hard to get on without a member. Longaberger Golf Club is public and is by Art Hills. I've played Eaglesticks in Zanesville which is a fine track. It's about an hour east of Columbus. If you can get on the tOSU courses which are private (you can play with a member) the Scarlet course is supposed to be great.
My Father lives in Newark, and I grew up in Zanesville, Ohio.
Granville is a great course... I played there in several high school golf matches/tournaments and throughout my childhood with my Father.
Eaglesticks is another stellar course. It is actually where I really took up the game and became more serious with it at the age of 13. My Stepfather was the controller for the family that owns the course and I worked there all through high school.
Longaberger is very well taken care of. And very affordable.
My Father was just telling me about a pretty interesting course that used to be private, but went publich back in 2007 in Columbus called Tartan Fields East - then renamed to Winding Hollow in 2011. I've never played it though.... But my Father said it is fantastic.
I play a ton up in Akron/Cleveland, and while I have yet to play the Quarry in Canton, Longaberger blows Little Mountain, Stonewater, Shale Creek, and Fowlers Mill out of the water. Winding Hollow is a great track with some serious rough and is great if you don't like playing through neighborhoods. Foxfire Players Club and Cooks Creek are probably 2a and 2b on my list. Cooks Creek is in a bit better condition, but Players Club is probably the most well designed (public) course in central Ohio with exception to Longaberger. If you're looking for something akin to Sleepy Hollow, I would check out Champions.
Crooks Creek is a nasty course man. Its about a good 30 minutes south of columbus. I think i lost 7 golf balls that day :p. Luckily when i wasn't loosing golf balls i was hitting the ball with pin point accuracy and putting well, shot about an 85 :p
Longaberger is way to expensive. I think its finally back under 100 dollars a round now.
If you want a good trek, check out Eagle Sticks in Zainesville. I think its about an hour east of columbus, maybe hour and a half. I hear that is an awesome course.
As for NE ohio, The Quarry is the best course i've seen in a long time. I think its getting a bit to pricey. They had issues with getting people to buy up the residential lots around the course, so i think there trying to cut the loss by increase green's fees :(