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3605 Tremont Rd
Columbus, OH  43221-1557
United States
P: (614) 514-4653
F: (614) 326-2027
Scarlet Course

18 hole regulation length course

Private golf course

71 par | 7,455 yards | 132 slope

73.9 rating | Bent grass

Recommend this course: +0 -3

Scarlet Golf Course Description

The 18-hole "Scarlet" course at the Ohio State University Golf Club facility in Columbus, Ohio features 7,455 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 73.9 and it has a slope rating of 132 on Bent grass. Designed by Alister MacKenzie/(R) Jack Nicklaus, ASGCA, the Scarlet golf course opened in 2006. Marc Lucas manages the course as the General Manager.

Course Reviews

Great course... the bunkers are insane!

Challenging Alister MacKenzie layout made trickier and longer by recent Nicklaus redesign. It would be nice if the course was in better condition, but it probably takes a beating from heavy use. Ladies beware: judging by the forward tees I'd guess Mrs. Nicklaus doesn't play golf.


Just played this course yesterday. Great golf course that Nicklaus did a fabulous job with the redesign.

All of the holes are good in the style of an old school classic Mackenzie design.

Very tough golf course; one of the toughest I have ever played without a doubt. People with under 10 handicaps should not be allowed out there. It looks like when Nicklaus redesigned it, he did so with the purpose of hosting a US Open or NCAA Title tournament certainly not for the average golfer. Even if you play from the correct tees (for your handicap)the bunkering is so severe I doubt a 15 handicap could get out of some the greenside bunkering.

It is a great golf course no question about it; and Nicklaus did a AWESOME JOB bringing back the original Mac feel to the course.

The super intendent could be doing some things better. The 16th green is totally burned out; and being that when I played in Mid July the temp. was 80 degrees at its hottest there is no excuse for that. Some of the other greens were teetering on the edge of burning out as well. With the weather they have up there I find that unexcusable.

A great course to walk: they should implement a Caddie program/ with all of the students at OSU; i am sure many on financial aid they could use a way to make some good extra money; and all of the rich alumni are probably pretty good tippers.

Change to electric carts after a multi, multi million dollar renovation they should buy Electric carts; those gas carts are so darn loud.

Once again GREAT place; very tough, if you are good golfer or appreciate great golf course routing and design by all means play it. If you can't break 100 stay away it will be to hard for you and that is saying something about a course where water hardly ever comes into play.

Top 15 places I have ever played and would be higher if the course was in the shape it should be considering the weather they have up there. I am from down south. IT IS PERFECT 75-80 degrees with 0 Humidity/ I dream of days like that down in GA in July.


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  • Overall
  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Kevin S. 21 46 25 04/17/13
2 Kevin S. 22 48 26 10/11/11
3 mark S. 15 83 68 08/19/11
4 Andrew I. 11 80 69 06/21/11
5 Kevin S. 22 92 70 07/31/11
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
52 Matthew L. N/A 90 90 04/24/16
22 Michael C. 10 87 77 08/30/15
6 Andrew I. 11 82 71 05/27/13
45 Andrew I. 11 97 86 05/21/13
48 Andrew I. 11 99 88 05/14/13

Golf Course Information

About Ohio State University, Scarlet

Ohio State University Golf Club

University facility

15 tees driving range

36 regulation holes

Tournaments of Ohio State University, Scarlet

No local tournaments listed for this course.

Course Staff

Marc Lucas, General Manager
Brian Kelly, Head Golf Professional
Dennis Bowsher, CGCS, Superintendent


Barry G.  Scored 81 at  Gambler Ridge Cream Ridge, New Jersey

Barry G.  Scored 93 at  Mattawang Belle Mead, New Jersey

Amanda L.  started following Josh R.

Amanda L.  started following Mark W.

Amanda L.  started following Nick L.

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