The Phoenix Golf Links

Proof that even the most neglected land can give birth to an irresistible golf course, The Phoenix Golf Links continues to amaze golfers in Central Ohio.


Not even four years removed from its roots as a forgotten landfill in Grove City, the Tim N gent-designed Phoenix course has emerged as one of Central Ohio’s most spectacular and acclaimed golf courses.


Conveniently located only minutes from downtown Columbus, and featuring a beautiful view of the downtown skyline, The Phoenix Golf Links belies it’s location, offering a true links design with long, wide fairways, few trees, mounding and often windy conditions that tests a golfer’s patience.

A layout worthy of its name, The Phoenix Golf Links is a player’s course in every sense. Its generous fairways and few water hazards encourage aggressive play, while its length and strategic bunkering make for a challenging day on the links. In fact, Phoenix features water on only two holes – 17 and 18 – but offers more than adequate defense with its 6,900 yards worth of length and more than 80 bunkers. Factor in wind conditions that will vary greatly from round to round, and you’ve got a golf course that is more than equipped to challenge even the finest players.


“The course is considered a golfer friendly course,” said Barry Fisher, general manager for The Phoenix Golf Links. “(But) the wind makes it play differently each time.”


Further adding to the Phoenix’s challenges, are the layout’s large, undulating greens. Though open in the front and rarely protected by water, the size of the greens make club selection a key component as golfers must always pay attention to pin placement and prevailing weather conditions.


“The size of the greens create two to three club differences from front to back,” said Fisher.


While strong from start to finish, it’s the two closing holes at Phoenix that has golfers talking in the Sandbagger Grille following the round. A stout 185-yard par-3, the 17th hole features a tee box that is elevated 80 feet above a narrow green that is protected on the left by a stream.


The 425-yard par-4 18th hole, the toughest on the golf course, demands a 200-yard carry over water from the back tees. From there, golfers face an approach shot to a green guarded both in the front and along the left by water.

Bentgrass from tee to green, Phoenix is always in ideal shape and has earned a reputation for offering professional and courteous service during the entire round. Those two factors, combined with the course’s ability to accommodate all levels of players, makes Phoenix the natural place for golf outings of all kinds. In addition, the course features a practice facility and a talented staff of PGA professionals that can provide both group or individual golf lessons. New for 2004, there are lower rates and a frequent golfer program has been added.


For more information on The Phoenix Golf Links or to book a tee time or group outing call the golf course at 614 539-3636.

 

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