Concerning COVID-19 & Golfer Safety

We’re excited to announce that Ohio is now allowing golf courses to remain open with adherence to social distancing standards! We are taking the following precautions in order to keep our golfers safe during these trying times:
  1. Only one person is allowed inside at a time.
  2. Golfers MUST prepay to golf.Prepay online HERE or call ahead & pay with credit card.
  3. Cups are above ground.
  4. Carts and all touchpoints will be disinfected after each use.
  5. Walking is highly encouraged.
  6. Only one rider per cart / 1 cart per person for riding rounds. No exceptions.
  7. Beverages are available via call-ahead.
We are closely following the news & will keep you updated via email & our Facebook page as the situation evolves.
In order to ensure the safety of our golfers amidst COVID-19 concerns, our golf course is temporarily closed through April 6th until further notice. Our top priority is the safety of our golfers, our community, & our families.

We are looking forward to opening back up as soon as possible. We can all look forward to brighter days, gorgeous greens, & new carts with tops! ⛳

We send our prayers to all individuals and communities that have been impacted by the virus. We encourage everyone to follow the advice of health professionals by practicing social distancing & “sheltering in place”. Click HERE​ for the CDC’s recommended steps to prevent illness.

We are closely following the news & will keep you updated via email & our Facebook page as the situation evolves.

Stay safe- we will see you back on the green as soon as we can!

Concerning COVID-19 & Golfer Safety

In light of COVID-19, we are taking action to provide you with the safest environment possible at Irish Hills Golf Club. Staff is frequently sanitizing high touch points & we have hand sanitizer available upon request. All activities are still going as planned.

Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our staff & golfers. We will continue to undertake the precautions and best practices recommended by public health experts. Click HERE​ for the CDC’s recommended steps to prevent illness.

We send our best wishes to all individuals and communities that have been impacted by the virus.

We are closely following the news & will take all recommended precautions during this time. We will keep you updated via email & our Facebook page as the situation evolves.

Stay safe out on the green-

Amidst concerns, people are wondering if it’s still safe to golf & the answer is “Yes!” Read more about how to safely golf during using the links below.

De-Stress at the Course!

The course will be open as soon as the weather permits. We want people to have a safe place to enjoy this great game and some time away from this challenging situation.

Please call to check the status of the course at 740.397.6252  📞 Stay safe and #PlayIrish

Black Friday is coming… Details will be revealed soon!
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Did you know that you can book a tee time 24/7 through our online booking portal? Booking online is quick, easy, & you can even invite your friends to golf with you! Watch the video below to learn how.

New season, new golf rates! Come on out to Irish Hills this beautiful Fall Season to enjoy the weather and fall in love with golf all over again!



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Labor Day is over, the weather is getting chillier, & Christmas will be here before you know it!  We are officially booking holiday parties for this Fall & Winter. ❄️

Deck our halls instead of yours & host your holiday party at Irish Hills! With gorgeous views, on-site catering, & the merriest staff you could ask for, you’ll have a very happy holiday.

Contact us at (740) 398-8114 or by using the button below to set up your holiday party! We tend to fill up fast for the holiday season, so now is the best time to book.


Eighteen distinctly enjoyable holes by design.  Irish Hills Golf Club is considered the premier layout in Mount Vernon, Ohio.  Our course is designed to make golf fun for golfers of all ages and skill levels.  From our 6,738, yard championship tees to our 5,162, yard forward tees, our course will delight avid and occasional players alike.


Perhaps the most common compliment we hear again and again at Irish Hills is the excellent condition in which we maintain our course. We strive to maintain tournament level conditions every day, all season long!


If you or anyone in your group needs instruction prior to your event, they will be in great hands working Billy Barbour. He is recognized as one of the top instructors/players in the area.  After his collegiate golf career, Billy honed his playing and teaching skills with PGA Tour coach Chris O’Connell.  Chris’ students include:  Matt Kuchar, David Duval, Scott Piercy, JJ Killeen, Matt Weibring.  Billy implements the same teaching philosophy as his mentor:  ‘Hit the next ball better’.


For some attendees, it’s the only thing that matters! We love golf, but we realize many in your group come with other agendas… like getting a great meal! We have partnered with some of the best catering services in the area making your meal options limitless! Steak cookout 2013 003A great meal will compliment a memorable day on the course and is sure to keep your attendees coming back for year after year.


Go on… indulge yourself. With the newest golf equipment you’ll hit it 20 yards further! Irish Hills features the only fully stocked pro shop in the area. Our extensive selection of the latest golf equipment, gloves, hats, shoes and accessories provides great options to even the most avid golfer. Plus you have a great choice of prizes available at special discounts.


We have almost forty years serving groups of all sizes. We put our years of experience to work for you to make your event fun, memorable, and stress-free.

We offer complete event packages or personalized packages to meet your group’s exact needs and fit your budget. As an event planner, it is vitally important to know exactly what is included in your package. Most courses only include golf and food in their prices and charge additional fees for scoring services, ice, proximity signs, beverage carts, and coolers and clean-up. At Irish Hills, we believe that developing a memorable experience for our customers is far more important than our profit.


Unlike many clubs, you are a valuable and important part of our business.  Friendly and flexible are the keywords when it comes to organizing your day with us. We strive to eliminate restrictions, so that you can play when you want, eat when you want and get the overall great golf experience that you are looking for. We welcome groups on the weekend as well as during the week so you can choose a day and a time to suit you.


Details simply do not fall through the cracks here at Irish Hills. Our staff is trained, professional, energetic and delighted to make your experience here pleasurable. From the time you unload your clubs from the trunk until you pull out of the driveway, our aim is to please. So if there’s anything you need – don’t hesitate to ask.


Nestled in the heart of Ohio, Irish Hills Golf Club is one of Central Ohio’s most loved golf courses. Just a short drive from Columbus, Mansfield, Newark, and Coshocton, and located right on State Route 13, Irish Hills is also convenient to golfers coming from virtually all parts of Ohio. Well known as a really fun golf course that is always in exceptional condition, Irish Hills exceeds every golfer’s expectations!


For almost forty years outings have been coming to Irish Hills Golf Club and return year after year. We must be doing something right, because our almost all our events rebook at once.
Contact us to book your next outing today!


We are officially accepting league application! Our attention to details, friendly staff, & gorgeous conditions make Irish Hills the ideal place to host your league.

Contact us today for information on available times, pricing, & what we can do to make your experience perfect. We can’t wait to make your league a part of Irish Hills’s 2020 season!


Contact us using the button below or by giving us a call at (740) 397-6252!

See what our golfers have to say!

“I just wanted to say thanks for setting up our event at Irish Hills this past week. The course was beautiful, the staff great, and the experience
excellent. Just wish I would have booked our golf events here from the start – we live and learn. Again, thanks for helping with the arrangements.”

– William, Columbus, Ohio

“I can’t thank you enough for your hospitality on my recent visit to Ohio. Everyone on your staff went above and beyond the call of duty to make
me and my dad feel welcome. The course was superb, the service great and the people wonderful. It truly was a special experience and I thank you for it.”

– Cody, Dallas, TX.

“Thank you for making arrangements to accommodate our large group. Other courses have struggled to meet the challenges with hosting a group of our size,
Irish Hills didn’t miss a beat. The course was incredible. Your staff was very accommodating and helpful, which enhanced the experience considerably.”

– Larry, Columbus, Ohio

We all use golf balls, but do you know what’s going on behind the scenes? Picking the right golf ball can make a big difference in your golf game. Check out this article we found on picking the right golf ball for you!

Seven Things You Need to Know About Golf Balls Before You Play

By James Roland

Source: GolfWeek

Internal differences make similar-looking golf balls perform in varying ways.

All golf balls look pretty much alike. But what’s inside the ball can affect the height and distance of shots and even how the ball will spin when it lands. So before you tee it up, find out more about the ball and how it can affect your game.

What will it cost

Golf balls vary greatly in quality and price, so before deciding on a particular make and model, know how much you can afford to spend and how quickly you go through a dozen golf balls. If you’re still learning or you lose a ball every couple of holes, you’ll want to stay away from the top-of-the-line balls, and, perhaps, consider used (or reclaimed) balls, which generally are cheaper than new balls.

Is it a distance ball?

A two-piece golf ball — a ball with a solid inner core and a hard cover — is designed to produce maximum distance. Typically, the hard cover is made of Surlyn. This type of ball is especially helpful for beginners or short hitters who need extra length on their shots. Because beginners tend to cut balls with poor shots or knock balls into trees and cart paths, the hard covers help those two-piece balls last longer.

Is it a performance ball

A high-performance ball is the most expensive ball on the market. It is made of multi-layer construction (three or four pieces) and uses a softer cover material, which allows for greater control, particularly around the green, and spin. Because of the softer cover materials, these types of balls are also the least durable. As a result, these balls are better fits for more experienced or expert players.

What’s the compression

Golf ball compression, which refers to the hardness and tightness of the core, is measured in numbers. The lowest compression commonly available is usually 80 (although lower compression balls are available). This compression level offers more distance but less control. A 100-compression (and higher) ball gives experienced golfers greater control. Inexperienced golfers and those who do not have a fast, solid swing, are unlikely to get any benefits from a higher compression ball. Most average golfers use a ball with a compression of 90.

What’s the spin

A softer cover, especially one made of balata or urethane, can give the ball extra spin, especially on shots for which you want a ball that will stop and back up on the green rather than roll forward off the green. Look for multi-layer construction with a softer cover if you’re looking for more spin on your shots.

What’s the ball’s condition

Before you tee up the first ball you find in your bag, take a moment to see if it has been scuffed or cut. The slightest deviation can adversely affect how the ball flies and how it lands. If it’s a casual round with a buddy and you don’t want to risk an expensive ball around a lake or stream, maybe the two of you can agree to try a sacrificial ball on those shots.

It’s worth experimenting

The more you play a particular type of ball, the better you’ll know whether it’s the right one for your game. If you try a different type every time out, you’ll never know what ball will help you reach your potential, so give each ball type at least a few rounds to see if you two are a good match.

Link to article: Click HERE