With the weather in full-blown summer mode, it means that the golf season is in full swing (pun intended!). We love the game of golf, and we also understand that not all of our readers belong to country clubs or golf clubs. Therefore, we’re going to be providing some tips on some courses that are public, gorgeous, and that we absolutely love playing.
Our first stop on our Columbus golf course tour is Raymond Memorial Golf Course. Located off of Trabue Road inside I-270, Raymond Memorial was built in 1954 by Robert Trent Jones Sr. Jones Sr. is often regarded as golf’s most prolific architect, known for designing courses like Spyglass Hill, and Firestone Country Club (South). For Raymond Memorial, Jones Sr. put in twin par 3’s, the idea behind them being that quicker players, could move ahead of slower foursomes, essentially a golf course fast lane. Raymond Memorial was the first course in the United States to feature twin par 3’s. Each hole features bunkers protecting the front of the sloped greens. Raymond plays 6,812 from the blue tees, 6,424 from the whites, and 5,969 from the gold/orange tees. Raymond features an “irons only” driving range, full service pro shop, and a Schmidt’s restaurant, famous for their Bahama Mamas and, of course, their cream puffs.
Raymond is easy to get to, and the employees we have had the privilege of meeting, have always been kind and a pleasure to talk with. You all should check out the absolutely fantastic rates for Raymond Memorial; I advise faster players to take advantage of the twilight rates. One of the best things about Raymond Memorial is that it is incredibly well maintained, the fairways and greens are always in pristine condition, which often elicits people to claim Raymond Memorial as the country club of the Columbus Public.
On a side note, homes on Raymond Memorial, and Wilson Road Golf Course (The par 3 course next door), are often extremely reasonably priced, and we would love to help those looking for golf course properties to get into the home of your dreams.