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> @Frohlich said: > Yeah, lets try and get out again for your birthday (like last year). I will block it off my work calendar and as it gets closer, lets coordinate.   Sounds good my frien

> @KarstenK said: > > > > Yeah condition is in pretty good shape right now. Some of best in area from public and small clubs. Who knows could be nicer then big clubs idk > >

They jumped the gun. The governor clarified and said it is up to each county to allow or close courses. If they are meeting the requirements for social distancing and the clubhouses are closed. Toledo

You need a member to get on Muirfield Village. I think they do reciprocals for members of equal stature clubs but that’s pretty much it. I’m not even positive they do reciprocals.

 

It’s pretty much impossible to get on without a member

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Has anyone played Cooks Creek recently? Was thinking about playing on Fathers Day and wanted an update on course conditions.

 

Some recent reviews here https://www.golfnow.com/courses/1045742-cooks-creek-golf-club-details#reviews I didn't realize the Cook family was back in charge. I wonder if they bought it back or are just managing it since they still live there. It's a great track built in the a bad area (prone to flooding every year). I play there once every year or so and have never played it when it is completely dry. I would expect soft areas - just hope there isn't much rain between now and next weekend. Enjoy!

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Ok thanks.

 

 

It always seemed like an impossible task, but it seems like I've met or spoken with so many people who have played it, so it had me wondering if it was actually easier than I thought.

 

I think part of why a lot of people get on Village is because they get a lot of corporate play. A lot of businesses/business people have memberships and use it for entertainment purposes. I know when I caddied out there, it felt like it was always member entertaining clients. The first few times I played it was because a member was entertaining my father and they needed a 4th (lucky me). There are regular members who play in regular groups but that doesn't seem to be the norm... especially on week days. Pretty much everyday there were a few groups out first thing in the morning which were regular members. By about 10am every group, or at least many groups, seemed to be some form of entertainment.

 

Double Eagle and The Golf Club are significantly harder invites to pull. Less members, I believe no real reciprocal play unless you are 'someone' (for instance when I was at Double Eagle last, the only other group on the course was Marcus Allen). Their membership is smaller and made up by many people whom are not local. So the pool of guys available to make invites is much smaller. Scioto, to an extent, seems to be a little harder to pull than Muirfield too. I think that's a function of less corporate memberships and more local family members. Scioto isn't nearly as hard to get on as The Golf Club or Double Eagle but it seems to be a littler harder or a draw than MVGC... at least in my experience.

 

Neither MVGC nor Scioto is overly difficult to get on but they certainly aren't as easy as just making a phone call.

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Has anyone played Cooks Creek recently? Was thinking about playing on Fathers Day and wanted an update on course conditions.

 

Some recent reviews here https://www.golfnow....ails#reviews I didn't realize the Cook family was back in charge. I wonder if they bought it back or are just managing it since they still live there. It's a great track built in the a bad area (prone to flooding every year). I play there once every year or so and have never played it when it is completely dry. I would expect soft areas - just hope there isn't much rain between now and next weekend. Enjoy!

 

They bought the course back. Believe it happened at the end of 2016. I love that layout but man Raintree really trashed the place.

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One of my father-in law's best friends worked for a company and a primary component of his job was to regularly entertain guests at Muirfield Village GC. I always joked with him about what a tough gig he had.

 

Double Eagle and The Golf Club are second clubs for a lot of local members. Though Double Eagle hosts several high end charity events, which gives people a chance to play there. I am fortunate to have friends, or friends of friends, who are members at these clubs, or asked me to join the "team" for a charity event and have invited me to play. I have good friends that are members at Scioto and have played a lot of golf there over the years - it is in fabulous shape now since the removal of seemingly thousands of trees. Otherwise, I don't know how else I would have been able to play these courses.

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Having a hard time finding tee times at my usual spots on Friday afternoon for two. Anyone played Aston Oaks this year? I've never been out there.

If you get out there on Friday let me know how it is,my brother set us up a time out there for father's day.

 

Having never played the course, let alone from the blacks, it was a hard task. Especially the back 9. I played decent on the front, but the back wrecked me. The last 3 holes are strange to finish on, that's for sure.

 

Course was in decent condition, difficult greens. Last few holes had some fairway issues that could easily be remedied with the rain we're finally getting this next week.

 

7.5/10 overall. I'll be back, can't say when as it's just a trek to get out there.

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Having a hard time finding tee times at my usual spots on Friday afternoon for two. Anyone played Aston Oaks this year? I've never been out there.

If you get out there on Friday let me know how it is,my brother set us up a time out there for father's day.

 

Having never played the course, let alone from the blacks, it was a hard task. Especially the back 9. I played decent on the front, but the back wrecked me. The last 3 holes are strange to finish on, that's for sure.

 

Course was in decent condition, difficult greens. Last few holes had some fairway issues that could easily be remedied with the rain we're finally getting this next week.

 

7.5/10 overall. I'll be back, can't say when as it's just a trek to get out there.

 

 

Not a huge fan of Aston Oaks. Used to play it a few times a year several years ago but one summer they had some kind of disease on fairways that made some of the holes unplayable as they were all mud and black fungus looking something. Some decent enough holes but as you mentioned, the closing three holes are so weak. That par 5 is a total joke (I think its 16). The par 3 17th is as generic as it comes and it feels like they were running out of real estate and just jammed a few closing holes in. I would play it if a buddy asked but not going to go out of my way to make a tee time there.

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Having a hard time finding tee times at my usual spots on Friday afternoon for two. Anyone played Aston Oaks this year? I've never been out there.

If you get out there on Friday let me know how it is,my brother set us up a time out there for father's day.

 

Having never played the course, let alone from the blacks, it was a hard task. Especially the back 9. I played decent on the front, but the back wrecked me. The last 3 holes are strange to finish on, that's for sure.

 

Course was in decent condition, difficult greens. Last few holes had some fairway issues that could easily be remedied with the rain we're finally getting this next week.

 

7.5/10 overall. I'll be back, can't say when as it's just a trek to get out there.

 

 

Not a huge fan of Aston Oaks. Used to play it a few times a year several years ago but one summer they had some kind of disease on fairways that made some of the holes unplayable as they were all mud and black fungus looking something. Some decent enough holes but as you mentioned, the closing three holes are so weak. That par 5 is a total joke (I think its 16). The par 3 17th is as generic as it comes and it feels like they were running out of real estate and just jammed a few closing holes in. I would play it if a buddy asked but not going to go out of my way to make a tee time there.

 

The only reason I played is because I couldn't find a tee time anywhere! I think they do have some diseased fairways still on the back nine, hence some odd cartpath only par 4s and 5s...which makes getting a yardage very difficult and I didn't have the right club in my hands a few times. As much room as they took up making that hilly course, I'm dissapointed in the finishing holes for sure. Good value however, under $40 w/ cart for a mid afternoon Friday tee? Not bad.

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First real round today since the birth of my son. Played 18 at Boone Links, and it’s in much better shape than it was the last 2 years. Lots of trees have been cut down and all the bunkers have new sand. Greens were firm and fast. There are still some places that are “waste areas” that need to be weedwacked or leveled out soma mower can get to it. Big step forward from where it was.

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Who do y'all like for lessons in Columbus?

Jeff Jackson at Granville Golfland helped me (before I started making the change to a Jimmy Ballard type swing) and both of my kids. I've also heard a lot of good things about Matt Smith at Pinnacle.

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Laurel Dieken or JR Ables at Ables Golf at Avery. I've worked with Laurel since I started playing and she's a wonderful teacher. Patient and not overly technical.

 

When I was a jr I used JR for lessons. Super nice guy and very knowledgeable. I liked his approach as well. He didn't want to break my swing apart and have me start over from scratch. He wanted me to clean things up and refine things a bit. He wasn't coaching a swing, he was coaching to my swing.

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Played woodlands to lakeside at shaker run the other day. Haven’t played there in over a decade. Besides them redoing all the bunkers and maybe 2 aerated fairways, it was in GREAT shape. While construction is going on it’s only $39. I’m going back in 2 weeks, real excited this course is regaining its position as one of the best layouts in the area. And for that price right now I don’t think there’s anything comparable.

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Wife and I are planning on making it up to the WGC Bridgestone Invitational in a few months, for the weekend. I thought, since some of you guys may be somewhat local, I'd ask if there are any tips or suggestions, as far as where to stay, eat, (or not to stay/eat) etc. Also, we plan on playing 18 somewhere, Monday morning, if you have any suggestions on that front, as well. We're coming from NW Ohio (about 3 hrs), and it also happens to be our anniversary weekend. Any input would be great. Thanks!

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Wife and I are planning on making it up to the WGC Bridgestone Invitational in a few months, for the weekend. I thought, since some of you guys may be somewhat local, I'd ask if there are any tips or suggestions, as far as where to stay, eat, (or not to stay/eat) etc. Also, we plan on playing 18 somewhere, Monday morning, if you have any suggestions on that front, as well. We're coming from NW Ohio (about 3 hrs), and it also happens to be our anniversary weekend. Any input would be great. Thanks!

 

Book dinner reservations at the Diamond Grill in Akron - old style steak house with really good food and you may see some golfers there also. There was a change in ownership fairly recently and it is a friendlier atmosphere now. Ken Stewart's Grill, also in Akron, is a better than average seafood restaurant. There is also a Fleming's steakhouse if you're looking for a chain. Cleveland is only 30 minutes away - Lola, Greenhouse Tavern, Mabel's BBQ are some good choices on 4th.

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Wife and I are planning on making it up to the WGC Bridgestone Invitational in a few months, for the weekend. I thought, since some of you guys may be somewhat local, I'd ask if there are any tips or suggestions, as far as where to stay, eat, (or not to stay/eat) etc. Also, we plan on playing 18 somewhere, Monday morning, if you have any suggestions on that front, as well. We're coming from NW Ohio (about 3 hrs), and it also happens to be our anniversary weekend. Any input would be great. Thanks!

 

Book dinner reservations at the Diamond Grill in Akron - old style steak house with really good food and you may see some golfers there also. There was a change in ownership fairly recently and it is a friendlier atmosphere now. Ken Stewart's Grill, also in Akron, is a better than average seafood restaurant. There is also a Fleming's steakhouse if you're looking for a chain. Cleveland is only 30 minutes away - Lola, Greenhouse Tavern, Mabel's BBQ are some good choices on 4th.

 

Thank you for the info. I'll look into those spots, and figure out which ones we want to make sure to get in.

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Anyone played Denison yet this year?

 

I play there nearly every Saturday. It is excellent shape - I think the greens this past weekend were about as fast as they can get them given the slope, the rough is thick and a real b****.

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Has anyone here played Wedgewood CC in Powell? I'll be there for the Ohio Am, never seen the course. Any tips?

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Anyone played Denison yet this year?

 

I play there nearly every Saturday. It is excellent shape - I think the greens this past weekend were about as fast as they can get them given the slope, the rough is thick and a real b****.

 

Glad to hear its in good shape. I'm playing it with some buddies on Saturday. I'll be the guy you see going Phil Mickelson on 13.

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Anyone played Denison yet this year?

 

I play there nearly every Saturday. It is excellent shape - I think the greens this past weekend were about as fast as they can get them given the slope, the rough is thick and a real b****.

 

Glad to hear its in good shape. I'm playing it with some buddies on Saturday. I'll be the guy you see going Phil Mickelson on 13.

 

Or 6, or 10, or 16, or 17. :) Have fun. We'll try to leave the greens in good shape for you.

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Hope all you Dad's out there had a great father's day. My two brothers and I took our Dad out to Aston Oaks, first time any of us have been there. I really liked the course, the fairways and greens are in awesome condition as well. They also have some new carts and the owner said the rest are coming in next week or so. They have on cart gps which is nice, but one of the best things they have is margaritas on tap on the beer cart and vodka lemonade. Really enjoyed it and looking forward to going back.

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