Featured Cincinnati Area Golf Courses
There are three nine-hole courses at Shaker Run Golf Club: Woodlands, Lakeside, and Meadows. These nines are played as three unique 18-hole courses. Each nine has a distinct set of characteristics that makes every combination different. On the Lakeside/Meadows combination, golfers will start out with an abundance of water before moving onto the longer back nine.
Shaker Run Golf Club is home to three different nine-hole courses that are played in three 18-hole combinations. The club is conveniently located in Lebanon, just 30 minutes from Cincinnati. The Lakeside/Meadows combination sprawls across rolling hills, providing elevation changes that are unique for an Ohio golf course.
Golf architect Arthur Hills designed the Legendary Run, an affordable facility that offers country club-caliber golf in spic-and-span surroundings and with what management calls "the friendliest service in the world."
Elks Run Golf Club in Batavia was designed by Greg Norman. It sprawls across 163 lush and secluded acres where golfers will be hard-pressed to find a home anywhere close to the course. Norman carefully utilized the natural terrain, incorporating the meandering creek on several holes and also adding a few holes that venture up the side of a hill.
Belterra Golf Club was designed by Tom Fazio and it has been ranked as one of the top 20 casino golf courses in the country. It is conveniently situated just a short drive from Cincinnati, Louisville, and Lexington. The challenging layout takes you through a scenic landscape of rolling hills covered with thousands of trees and several sparkling lakes.
The Woodlands/Lakeside Course is the original layout at Shaker Run Golf Club. Designed by Arthur Hills, the course is defined by an abundance of trees and water. The course is not only one of Ohio's most popular public courses, Golf Digest also ranked it as one of the top 25 best in the state. The layout is challenging with strategically placed sand traps, tricky doglegs, and plenty of elevation changes, which is rare for an Ohio golf course.
The Golf Center at Kings Island features two courses, the championship Grizzly and the nine-hole Bruin. The Grizzly Course is a collaboration between Jack Nicklaus and Desmond Muirhead. Since opening in 1972, this challenging layout has been host to numerous PGA, LPGA, and Senior PGA events. The golf course features long, curvy fairways lined with towering trees and there are strategically placed bunkers throughout.
Pebble Creek Golf Course offers beauty and tests on an 18-hole championship golf course, as well as a full-service pro shop and sports bar and restaurant, making it as much of a draw for golfers as it is for diners. The ridges and valleys of the Colerain Township provide the home for the golf course's bentgrass tees, fairways and greens protected by white-sand bunkers.
The regulation track at the Reeves Golf Course offers 18 holes of par-70 golf over 6,188 yards
Golfers who choose to golf the White and Blue tracks in tandem at the Neumann Golf Course are looking at the golf course's longest possible combination, a par-72 that measures 6,200 yards from the Black tees.
Golfers who choose to golf the West and East golf courses at the Glenview Golf Course are looking at a layout that measures 6,911 yards from the Black tees - the longest possible 18-hole combination on the golf course.
Beckett Ridge Golf Club was designed by Jack Kidwell, a well known name in Ohio golf. The course has a classic design that is inlaid with meandering streams that weave through stands of mature trees. The rolling landscape was deftly incorporated into the golf course. The layout offers a variety of holes ranging from long to short, tight to open.
If golfers choose to golf the South and West golf courses in tandem at the Glenview golf club, they'd be looking at a route that would take them 6,843 yards from the Black tees. Teeing off on the South Course, golfers would have to travel 401 yards from the Black tees and do it with a par of 4. Things get long on the South Course's third hole, a par 5 that measures 547 yards from the Black tees and is one of four holes that play to over 500 yards on this route.
The Neumann Golf Course offers golfers picturesque surroundings and a quiet round, as well as four sets of tees so no golfer will be too intimidated.
Aston Oaks Golf Club is perched atop rolling hills that overlook the Ohio River Valley. The Jack Nicklaus Design Group created the course, which sits on the former land of President William Henry Harrison. Although his presidency was short lived, traces of his legacy in Ohio can be seen throughout the golf course.
The par-36 West Course measures 3,359 yards, while the par-36 East Course plays to 3,352 yards, and the South Course comes in at 3,484 yards. This is a championship course created for the public to golf on, with fairways that undulate beautifully, dense foliage, panoramas and challenging bunkers and water features.
One half of Sugar Ridge Golf Club is situated in extreme southwestern Ohio while the other half winds up into the Indiana hills. The border location may be unconventional but the setting provides a dramatic backdrop.
Both the championship Grizzly Course and the nine-hole Bruin Course at the Golf Center at Kings Island were designed by the team of Jack Nicklaus and Desmond Muirhead. They designed it to championship standards, just on a smaller scale. The course is short and challenging, allowing golfers to get in championship golf in half the time.
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The California Golf Course sits on land that slopes gently and offers a nice view of the Ohio River; however, this course ain't just pretty to look at, but laid out to play in a manner that will test seasoned golfers and welcome novices to the friendly golf course where the trees are old growth.
Twin Run Municipal Golf Course in Hamilton, Ohio, is billed as “one of the best golf values in the tri-state.” The 18-hole course is a fun and challenging play, with bluegrass fairways described as “user friendly.” Opened in 1962, this public course measures 6,515 yards from the longest tees, with a slope of 124.
Avon Fields Golf Course is one of the older golf courses in Cincinnati, where it sits on picturesque land that rolls along fairways lined with trees - and it's easily accessible to downtown.
The Woodland Golf Course welcomes golfers to a track that will satisfy all levels of golfer, make for a fun family day out or serve as a tune-up far out of the line of view of those sharks at the country club.
The Neumann Golf Course offers greens that play fast and true, preceded by woodsy fairways that roll on three distinct nine-hole layouts, making the municipal golf course Cincinnati's most popular.
The Reeves Golf Course offers kind and wide fairways on a traditional layout, with diminutive elevated greens providing the tests, and the par-3 golf course and great-big driving range providing the practice.