Ready for the big game?  Pick your poison with one of our many professional, minor league, and collegiate options.  Columbus is home to NHL’s Blue Jackets, MLS’s Crew, MLL’s Machine, and AAA Baseball’s Clippers not to mention The Ohio State University’s nationally renowned athletic programs.

More the active athlete?  Take a class at the YMCA, grab your clubs and hit the greens at Phoenix Golf Links, or head up to ZipZone just north of Columbus for a ziplining experience you won’t forget.

Spectator Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets

The National Hockey League is alive in Columbus!  Our own Columbus Blue Jackets practice and compete at Nationwide Arena.  The Jackets are the only NHL team to practice in the same venue where they compete (the Ice Haus is located inside Nationwide Arena and is available for public use).

Columbus Clippers

America’s past time has been a part of life in Columbus since the 1800s when baseball was born.  A triple A club, the Columbus Clippers keep baseball in Columbus.  The Clippers are affiliated with the Cleveland Indians and play at Huntington Park in Downtown Columbus.  There are loads of fan-friendly opportunities when attending games at Huntington!

Columbus Crew SC website

Be Massive!  Join the Columbus Crew SC for a thrilling MLS match at MAPFRE Stadium. MAPFRE Stadium hosts several other events throughout the year including Sonic Temple Arts + Music Festival, FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, Breakaway Music Festival, and more.

Ohio State Buckeyes

A premier athletics program highlighted by championship football and basketball teams, Ohio State has 49 different sports teams and showcases world class athletes.

Experiential Sports and more

Putt ‘n’ Play

A family fun center featuring mini golf, batting cages, soccer cages, concessions, an arcade, and party rooms, Putt ‘n’ Play will keep you engaged in fun!  With special events and featured promotions, Putt ‘n’ Play is a great way to round out your visit!  Some events are weather permitting.

4021 Thistlewood/Grove City, OH/43123/614.594.0077


From swimming to running to weightlifting and beyond, the local YMCA has a lot to offer visitors and residents alike.  Through a special partnership between the Grove City Visitors and Convention Bureau and our local YMCA, we have opportunities for visitors (even groups!) to take advantage of the healthy options at the YMCA.

3600 Discovery Drive/Grove City, OH/43123/614.871.9622

Berliner Park

The nation’s largest softball complex, Berliner features lighted and non-lighted fields, an indoor Athletic Complex, greenway trail access, picnicking options, and other general athletic fields.

325 Greenlawn Avenue/Columbus, OH/43223/614.645.3366

Fryer Park

This 110 acre educational and recreational park is a destination in itself.  With 8 softball diamonds, a preserved wooded area for bird watching or nature walks, a one mile recreational trail for walking or biking, a sledding hill, a space themed all accessible playground and the turn of the century inspired Century Village, Fryer Park is a must visit for residents and visitors of all ages.  Century Village features a renovated one room schoolhouse, log cabin, barn, and most recently, a blacksmith.  Further, fishing is allowed, no license required, provided the fish are immediately released.

3899 Orders Road/Grove City, OH/43123

Windsor Park

More than 55 years old and covering 38 acres, Windsor Park is the oldest community-sized park in Grove City and home to youth baseball.  Featuring 11 diamonds suited for teams preschool-aged to adult, Windsor also houses batting cages and tennis courts.

The 14,000 Evans Center is also located at Windsor Park.  Serving adults 55 and older, Evans Center hosts a plethora of activities and social opportunities for seniors.

4414 Broadway/Grove City, OH/43123

Alternate entrance: 4330 Dudley Avenue/Grove City, OH/43123

Golf Courses

Phoenix Golf Links

Grove City’s public course, Phoenix Golf Links offers an 18 hole, 72 par course.  Swing by the Pro Shop, take a few swings at the practice facility and even grab a bite at the Ryder Cup Grille.

3413 Jackson Pike/Grove City, OH/43123/614.539.3636

Pinnacle Golf Club

Designed by Lanny Wadkins, Pinnacle is Grove City’s private course.  Featuring meeting space and the upscale Cimi’s Bistro, Pinnacle is a must see attraction.

1500 Pinnacle Club Dr/Grove City, OH/43123/614.539.0722

Deer Creek State Park Golf Course

Named Best Golf Course by Visitors of Ohio State Parks, Deer Creek is a 350 acre course designed by Jack Kidwell and opened in the 1980s.  It is excellent for golfers of all ages and skill levels.

22300 State Park Rd 20/Mt. Sterling, OH/43143/740.869.3088

Foxfire Golf Club

Featuring two courses (The Players Club and The Foxfire), a Pro Shop and Lounge, Foxfire Golf Club offers thirty-six holes and space for receptions (accommodating up to 280 people).  Foxfire also offers lessons with PGA Pro Brian Barnett for a fee.

10799 SR 104/Lockbourne, OH/ 43137/614.224.3694/740.983.2801

Thorn Apple Country Club

Designed by Jack Kidwell and opened in 1966, Thorn Apple is host to the Franklin County Amateur Tournament and boasts some of the most challenging fairways around.

1051 Alton Darby Creek Road/Galloway, OH/43119/614.878.7703

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