Ohio’s Best Golf Courses
By Theresa Russell

Golfing is big in Ohio. In fact, according to the Ohio Golf Guide, there are 809 golf courses in Ohio. This number includes both private and public courses. Six of Ohio’s courses also make it into Golf Digest’s Top 100 courses. These include:

  • Muirfield Village G.C. in Dublin
  • The Golf Club, in New Albany
  • Camargo Club, in Indian Hill
  • Scioto Country Club in Columbus
  • Double Eagle Club in Galena
  • Inverness Club in Toledo

These courses vary and offer features that appeal to those seeking world class golf experiences. The above courses are private and require membership for play, but not to worry. There are a plethora of public golf courses in Ohio scattered throughout the state. Many of those are also highly rated and ideal for golfers of all levels. The fees vary depending on time of day played and some even have special rates for seniors.

Two of the top-rated public courses in Ohio are The Golf Club at Stonelick Hills in Batavia and Little Mountain in Painesville.  And the public resort, The Trout Club, in Newark, offers something for the entire family.

Make a Trip out of Golfing

It’s easy to combine a trip to any of Ohio’s golf courses, but some that ultimately come to mind as a destination getaway are those at the Ohio State Parks. Five of the Great Ohio Lodges located at Deer Creek, Hueston Woods, Maumee Bay, Punderson Manor and Salt Fork State Parks offer golfing.

Each of these courses facilitates communing with nature along with enjoying the natural geographic features of the area.

Deer Creek State Park Golf Course 

South of Columbus and designed by Jack Kidwell, this course features level terrain bordered by trees. Perfect for golfers who enjoy walking the course.

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Hueston Woods  

Golfers enjoy a heavily wooded course with bent grass tees and greens. Also designed by Jack Kidwell, find this course in southwestern Ohio.

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Maumee Bay State Park Golf Course  

Just east of Toledo and a hop, skip and jump from Lake Erie, this spot features a links-style golf course designed by Arthur Hills.  Lots of wildlife take advantage of this course.

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Punderson Manor State Park Golf Course

East of Cleveland, this course features rolling terrain, bent grass fairways and three ponds.

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Salt Fork State Park Golf Course

A 4-star rating recipient by Golfer’s Digest. The rugged landscape combined with few straight holes makes this a challenging course, which will likely require the use of every club in the bag. The outstanding scenery eases the challenges of this course.

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Another fun golf escape with a twist is at Glenlaurel in the Hocking Hills. The eight links are modeled after a traditional Scottish course. Players will use original Hickory Shaft Clubs and sand tees.

No matter where you are in Ohio, you are sure to find a golf course to suit your needs. Fore!

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