Western Hills Country Club
Since 1912, Western Hills Country Club has ranked among Cincinnati's swankier private clubs, with an 18-hole course designed by golf architect Thomas Bendelow - nongolfers can watch from the dining room - as well as a junior-Olympic swimming pool. The country club sits just 10 minutes outside of downtown Cincinnati.
A Scottish golfer and designer, Bendelow created several Midwest courses. Bendelow designed 800-plus North American courses, working with land he was assigned: In the late-19th and early-20th centuries, architects didn't get their turf, rocks and water features trucked in. Born Sept. 2, 1868, in Aberdeen, Scotland, Bendelow began golfing when he was 9 years old, with his dad at the Balgownie Links, which now goes by Royal Aberdeen Golf Club - founded in 1780, Royal Aberdeen Golf Club is the world's sixth-oldest, and it's clear that Bendelow had rich inspiration to draw on back in Scotland.
After a round of golf at the Western Hills Country Club, head back to the Grill Porch for nibbles and sips.
|Middle (W)||73||5593 yards||72.3||126|
|Players-Combo (W)||71||5177 yards||70.1||122|
|Forward (W)||70||4707 yards||68.7||121|
|Championship M: 71.0/137||400||350||181||351||204||510||416||309||440||3161||383||392||189||561||143||353||376||383||526||3306||6467|
|Combo M: 70.0/135 W: 70.1/122||387||350||160||351||173||510||392||309||411||3043||383||371||189||536||143||353||361||351||526||3213||6256|
|Back M: 69.5/134 W: 75.8/131||387||344||160||330||173||503||392||309||411||3009||367||371||176||536||123||333||361||351||508||3126||6135|
|Middle M: 66.9/126 W: 72.3/126||344||329||135||302||136||441||364||294||388||2733||347||348||137||493||100||289||337||324||485||2860||5593|
|Forward M: 63.9/118 W: 68.7/121||315||329||121||296||113||404||289||294||300||2461||295||316||114||387||90||259||272||310||416||2459||4920|
|Alternate M: 62.4/115 W: 66.4/118||315||227||121||168||113||404||289||215||300||2152||295||316||114||387||90||259||272||225||416||2374||4526|
What you'd expect at a private course. In great shape, can play very quickly. Pricey for guest fee but not unexpected. Course is in fantastic shape. It's a tree-lined course so keeping it straight is a premium. Also, some knowledge of where to miss and not miss is key so tougher to score well your first time around. Great day. Appetizers in clubhouse were awesome. Extremely generous on their mixed drinks & wine!