Best public golf courses in the Columbus, Ohio area

Welcome to the heart of Ohio, where the greens are as inviting as the Midwestern hospitality. In the Columbus area, golfers of all levels can find a course that challenges their game while providing picturesque backdrops that capture the unique charm of the region. Whether you're a local looking to tee off on a lazy Sunday or a visitor swinging through to experience the best public links the Buckeye State has to offer, this list is your guide to the crème de la crème of Columbus's accessible fairways. So, grab your clubs and prepare to explore the public golf gems where the vibe is laid-back and the courses are anything but par for the course.

Blacklick Woods Golf Club 7309 East Livingston Avenue, Reynoldsburg, Ohio

Bent Tree Golf Club 350 Bent Tree Road, Sunbury, Ohio

Mill Creek Golf Club 7259 Penn Road, Ostrander, Ohio

Westchester Golf Course 6300 Bent Grass Boulevard, Canal Winchester, Ohio

The Ridge Golf & Gardens 17483 Robinson Road, Marysville, Ohio The Ridge Golf & Gardens in Marysville, OH, is a public 18-hole, par 72 course known for its well-maintained layout and challenging features, including doglegs and fast greens. With a beautiful clubhouse and amenities that cater to various events, it's a preferred destination for golfers of all skill levels. Set in a picturesque landscape with natural wildlife, it offers an enjoyable golfing experience just 15 minutes north of Columbus.

Rolling Meadows Golf Course 11233 Industrial Parkway, Marysville, Ohio

Foxfire Golf Club 10799 State Route 104, Lockbourne, Ohio

Pine Hill Golf Course 4382 Kaufman Road, Carroll, Ohio

Willow Run Golf Course 1158 Hazelton-Etna Road SW, Pataskala, Ohio

Hidden Valley Golf Course 580 West William Street, Delaware, Ohio

Hillcrest Golf Club 8866 Sportsman Club Road, Johnstown, Ohio

Blackhawk Golf Club 8830 Dustin Road, Galena, Ohio