Located just south of Columbus, Cooks Creek Golf Club is among the top public courses in Ohio
ASHVILLE, Ohio -- Cook's Creek Golf Club is located just 25 minutes south of Columbus, neighbored by Little Walnut Creek and the Scioto River. The course's namesake, John Cook, is an Ohio native who teamed up with Michael Hurzdan and Dana Fry to create a tour-quality course.
Both Cook's father and grandfather farmed the patch of land on which the golf course sits. Since opening in 1993, Cook's Creek has become one of the top public courses in the state. The 72 carefully preserved acres of the course are not only certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, they also serve as a Blue Heron rookery. It is nearly impossible to discern that the terrain was formerly just a floodplain and a cornfield.
Beginners may find the course too intimidating but those looking for a formidable round are in the right place. Wetlands come into play frequently throughout and there is also contoured mounding to contend with. The final hole, the layout's longest par-4, leaves a lasting impression with water on both sides of the fairway and an uphill approach.