Elks Run Golf Club

4.1531000000 4.2 stars from 5 (196)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6845 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 72.9
  • Layout

  • 2000 Elklick Rd, Batavia, Ohio 45103, Clermont County
  • (513) 732-0295, (513) 735-6600
  • (513) 732-0874
  • www.elksrun.com
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Year built: 1999
Architect(s): Greg Norman (1999)
Type: Public
Style: Links
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: April - September

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Colared shirt required, no denim.
Credit cards accepted: Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6845 yards 72.9 138
Blue 71 6486 yards 71.3 136
Silver 71 6053 yards 69.3 132
Gold 71 5334 yards 70.7 134

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 196 Reviews
5 stars:
78
4 stars:
85
3 stars:
21
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

172 out of 193 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers entertaining clients   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes water hazards   Great for drinks watching the game brunch  

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fann012's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 05/24/2017:

Glad you loved your time with us! Come back again we can't wait!

"Great value At Elks Run"


flanjl's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2017
Previously played Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lucky to have this fine public course in area. Course in excellent condition. Some bunkers need a bit more sand but had hard rains last week and I believe grounds crew will take care of.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 05/18/2017:

We're working on the best conditions possible for your next round. We are lucky to have you golfing here!

"The Challenge"


LeRoy5531110's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is an excellent course for all golfers and is very well maintained.

The holes are challenging and fair. 4 tee boxes to choose from to suit anyone's game.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 05/18/2017:

Thanks for noticing our great conditions, come back and see us soon!

"Very friendly staff"


William3743930's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course itself was in great condition the staff was courteous and friendly from the starter to the folks in the lounge . I have always enjoyed playing Elks run I just wish it was closer to Crescent Springs so that I could play there more often


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 05/18/2017:

Awesome! We're so glad you loved the conditions and the staff made your experience a pleasant one. Come back soon!

"Course Needs some work"


dpl22's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wet March, but the course needs some attention. Front 9 and Back 9 greens were running different speeds, back looked like it had been top dressed a week or so ago. Zero water coolers on course. Pace of play was awful, 5:45 for 18. There was a JR event prior to tee time, surprised course was not in better condition and no water coolers out


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 04/13/2017:

We thank you for this feedback and will address these concerns with our staff and crews. Thanks for bringing it to our attention, your feedback is very important to us and we look to improve some or all of these aspects so that your next round is much more enjoyable. Come back and see us!

"Scenic with an excellent course design"


rknight1984's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Each hole is unique with varying degrees of difficulty. Well maintained and offers a tournament brand of play at an affordable price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 03/14/2017:

So glad you loved the challenge at the course and saw great value playing here!

"Great design and fantastic greens"


javedaa's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course in February expected greens to be slow and bumpy because it had rained the past few days, I was very surprised when the greens were cut and rolled and surprisingly smooth. The design of the course was challenging and had good length. The last five holes were as challenging of closing holes from the tips as I have played in cincinnati. Great course, fun to play, and I will most definitely be back there soon to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 03/02/2017:

Happy to hear you loved the challenge and had fun on the course, despite some of the wetter conditions. We can't wait to see you back for more!


TLinder246's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 02/23/2017:

Thanks for this awesome rating!

"Elks Run Review"


u000001663148's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I always enjoy playing Elks Run. It is one of the nicest courses for the price east of Cincinnati. Quite challenging for any caliber of golfer and the amenities are very good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 02/16/2017:

Happy to hear you loved playing here and enjoyed the challenge and amenities!

"Love it"


amazelawncare's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The different challenges that this course presents is a blast. It requires all types of shots. And the views are gorgeous


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 02/23/2017:

Glad you loved the challenge and the scenery!


ERIC1563616's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run Tee Times on 01/25/2017:

Glad you loved it! Come back soon!

"Best course and staff on the East Side!"


maggie121920's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2016
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

The staff is great and it starts with the ownership all the way down to the super Tracey and his excellent staff that maintains the course.

The Friday night dinners with the entree of steak or salmon fantastic.

Just wish the assistant pro could win more money in the Florida tournaments! lol


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Course Response on 12/27/2016:

Thank you for your review Maggie! We're glad you've enjoyed the dinners we host and we're keeping our fingers crossed for the Head Pro's next trip to Florida!

"Great Golf Course"


Chris9781149's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

The staff has done an excellent job bringing this course back after two flash floods caused significant damage during the summer. Tee boxes are in great shape, most fairways are in very good condition (aside from a few that still have a bare patch here and there), and the greens are rolling great. Bunkers are also in great condition. The layout of this course is one that will bring you back over and over with beautiful elevation changes. Front 9 is more open while back 9 winds through the woods with a creek that comes into play on several holes. If you have never played at Elks Run, do yourself a favor and get there for a round!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Course Response on 12/12/2016:

Hi Chris, Thank you for noticing the work that has been done to the course over the course of the year! We appreciate your continued loyalty and cannot wait to have you back! Thanks for your review!

"Beautiful Course!"


bking16's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2016
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

I've played this course for the last 2 years and it is by far, one of my favorites. The recovery by the crew after the floods has been phenomenal! Challenging from the fairways, difficult from the up-grown native area, overall beautifully kept, with very friendly staff. I play here every chance I get. Although the greens are well maintained, the golfers seem to forget that repairing your ball mark is your own responsibility. Overall a beautiful layout in a picturesque setting that is more than worth the travel, time and money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run Golf Club on 12/05/2016:

Thank you for your review and your continued loyalty bking16! We appreciate your support over the last 2 years and hope to continue to impress you in the coming seasons!

"A very enjoyable course, but horrible pace of play"


Schwantego's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is quite nice, back 9 winds through and around a large creek, with very scenic holes. 4 fairways were being aerated, so we were cart path only on these.

Took 5 hours to play on a Tuesday!! We had foursomes in front of us, playing a scramble. Normally, scramble groups are faster than regular foursomes, but not here! No ranger in sight, maybe due to the late Fall date. This was the only thing marring the round.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/25/2016

Hi Schwantego,

Thank you for leaving us a review, and we appreciate your feedback on your round. We hope that the pace of play you experienced on Tuesday does not deter you from visiting us again!

Best regards,

Elks Run Management


"Absolutely love it."


superdave88's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Wouldn't expect anything less from Greg Norman or the countless others who contributed to this great track. Very scenic. Great views. I will say challenging, but still fun. If I lived closet would play everyday.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/31/2016

Thanks for your review Dave! We wish you lived closer too! Thank you for your continued support!


"Aerating made it bumpy"


Wally6059469's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well aerating made it very difficult on the greens, it's still a great place to play. Just wish I had known. I was skipped it this week


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"elks run"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

it was a rainy day, but the course was in ok condition considering the very hot weather we have been having.

it's always a nice venue to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great layout"


terrysullivan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After recent storms the staff has done a great job of getting the course in good playing conditions. Greens fast and true. Some fairways still need a little help. Overall good value, and experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/25/2016

Worst course I have played all year, Never have I had to avoid the fairway on purpose, but without grass the course is unplayable... in need of lots of work! Wouldn't pay more than $15 a round


"Very nice course"


u764098072's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

I just moved here from Florida and have been trying a lot of courses. This is one of my favorites so far. Well kept up for the most part except for a few holes but they say that flash floods were the cause of that. I could see that being that there are creeks running all through the course and the amount of rain we had the last few weeks. I really enjoyed the round and would definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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