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14755 Cadiz Rd
Lore City, OH  43755-9602
United States
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Salt Fork Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

71 par | 6,056 yards | 126 slope

69.3 rating

Salt Fork Golf Course

The 18-hole "Salt Fork" course at the Salt Fork State Park Golf Course facility in Lore City, Ohio features 6,056 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71.The course rating is 69.3 and it has a slope rating of 126. Designed by Kidwell & Hurdzan, Inc., the Salt Fork golf course opened in 1972. Adam Sikora manages the course as the Manager/Superintendent.

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Reviewed September 27, 2015

A really fun course in good condition. It's out in the sticks and quiet. It's too hilly to walk for most, but a good design. Good pricing, too.

Reviewed October 24, 2013

Salt Fork is a really nice course hidden in a remote state park. It's well maintained and has some fun holes to play. Unfortunately I enjoy walking and this course is the single handedly hardest course to walk I have ever played in my life. While I enjoy elevation changes, Salt Fork, almost unseemingly had giant downhill and uphill slopes on every hole and many of which had both on the same hole. I suppose this is due to the terrain in the area, however, if this was done by design I think the layout is flawed. Another problem is that the yardages posted are inaccurate. I play about 50 new courses a year and while most profess lengths longer than actuality this course was the opposite. Several holes were 40-50 yards longer than posted making some club selections problematic. The value is only o.k...$40 to ride $22 to walk weekend twilight offseason. Despite these drawbacks it's not a bad place to play if you realize you MUST RIDE and always hit a club longer. The greens were nice, average speed and rolled true. Another perk is they have logo balls for the collector like myself. It's at least worth a one time visit. Overall rating B.

Reviewed July 14, 2013

I played the Salt Fork Course two days after three days of rain and even then the green were still quite fast. The overall experience was great and not really being able to see any of the pins from the tee boxes made for a bit of a challenge, not to mention there isn't a flat hole. Salt Fork truly is the green roller coaster. Wish they offered twilight though.

Reviewed May 02, 2013

I live close by but never played the course. My kids age 13 and 19, walked the front nine and really enjoyed the completely different golfing experience. A lot of challenging lies and BIG BIG trouble if you wonder left or right with your tee shot. The greens are big and very challenging with lots of slope/undulations, very fast when we played. Overall a very nice course without the Country Club feel. You can relax and be yourself. We're going back this weekend to play all 18

Reviewed August 16, 2012

Very nice golf course. Well maintained and beautiful. It is some what challenging if you don't hit the ball straight but it is not really all that long. 28$ for 18 holes w/ cart is a total steal for a course of this quality. I was the only person on the course at 9 am on a thursday, not crowded to say the least. No complaints what so ever.

Reviewed April 12, 2012

Have played from u.p. to Tampa and have done several Myrtle Beach trips. This is the most challenging course i have ever played.Its a true test on your game.I play about 3 to 4 rounds a year at salt fork and 76 for 18 holes and 35 for front 9 are my best scores. We have a group of 12 guys that go for a weekend every year and rent a cabin and play 54 holes of golf. For the price , views , and challeng it can not be beat !!

Reviewed July 30, 2011

Reviewed June 22, 2010

Beautiful course and very challenging. But there are very huge elevation changes and extremely slanted fairways. The place had to be designed by a billygoat. Problem is it is cart path only so you do an extreme about of walking up and down the hills even with a cart. Difficult for older golfers or those with leg problems. I enjoyed playing the course in the past and could still play it if I could take the cart on the fairways, but can't walk up and down all the elevation changes now, so this course will only be a fond memory from now on.

Reviewed October 22, 2009

Great course

Reviewed June 04, 2009

This just might be my absolute favorite of all time so far. A- it is a public course and on the weekdays it is $28 for 18 with a cart. B- its technical, so even for the beginniners in the game, it makes you learn to hit straight and it makes you learn to hit blind. The terrain is just as hilly as Belmont, so you have a tremendous amount of shots on hillsides, making you learn how to lean in or away, whatever is necessary, to make the straight shot. As far as amenities, the Park is gorgious and they have a lot of sales in the pro shop, in case you forget something. I hit there twice this year, but didn't get an accurate score the first round and the second round it was raining, but I'll be hitting this place regularly this summer.

Reviewed April 05, 2009

Very difficult. Huge elevation changes. Very well maintained.

Reviewed February 01, 2009

Not a long course. It is short but challenging. Friendly staff. Lots of wildlife and beautiful Ohio scenery.

Reviewed October 15, 2007

Reviewed July 11, 2007

If you think Ohio is flat play this course along with Black Diamond GC. You will not think that Ohio is flat anyone. Wild terrain and some very good golf by Jack Kidwell who trained Dr. Michael Hurdzan. Course has tremendous views of the hilly surrounding terrain and Salt Fork Reservoir. Course is a must play if you are in the area.


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  • Overall
  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 dan F. 25 103 78 10/06/13
2 Kevin D. 14 93 79 07/10/11
3 Josh B. 13 95 82 10/05/07
4 Jeri M. 13 114 101 06/12/09
5 Dustin W. 30 132 102 06/03/09
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 dan F. 25 103 78 10/06/13
2 Kevin D. 14 93 79 07/10/11
7 Todd L. N/A 113 113 07/10/11
4 Jeri M. 13 114 101 06/12/09
5 Dustin W. 30 132 102 06/03/09

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About Salt Fork State Park

Salt Fork State Park Golf Course

Park facility

8 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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Adam Sikora, Manager/Superintendent
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