Walden Ponds Golf Club

4.1528529412 4.2 stars from 5 (228)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7001 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 74.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Shirt with collar required or mock, no denim shorts or pants.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7001 yards 74.1 134
Blue 72 6404 yards 71.2 129
White 72 5840 yards 68.8 124
Red 72 4885 yards 68.2 121

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 228 Reviews
5 stars:
90
4 stars:
110
3 stars:
22
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

218 out of 227 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for locals advanced golfers entertaining clients   Challenges include bunkers water hazards forced carries   Great for drinks  

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"Greens recently aerated"


tagsystems's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Waldon Ponds has always been one of my favorite course in the Cincinnati area. However, the greens had been recently aerated and most of the greens did not have sand applied to fill in the holes. May have been the worse putting conditions that I have played. I'll make sure I will wait a few weeks before playing this course again. The greens were so bad that I thought about asking for a refund.

It usually a great course and will be again in a couple of weeks.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Greens"


u4635720's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
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Reviewed on

Surprised to see the greens were punched in the spring - great course - for sure will return - a couple of the holes owe me


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"golfscot"


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 03/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great price for a good course. Well maintained. Early in season so not fully operational.


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


"great condition"


hattenrf's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Second time in a week. 90 degree this time. Love the course. Drove an hour to play it with my new set of Cobra one-length irons. Will o back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Tom9850692's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course, even playing under winter conditions. Very playable course with a wide variation in tees, making the course as long, or as short as you desire. Greens were relatively smooth for the 1st of March. Staff is extremely friendly and accomadating.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course."


hattenrf's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was cart path only which is to be expected this early in Spring. Very wet but fairways and greens were good. Fun layout with bunkers and water that could be avoided with a little effort. Shot my lowest score so my ego will insist I return soon.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great for this time of year"


Kramrebat's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

foursome ahead of us played tee to green fine but took inordinate amount of time putting.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good course"


cantonpf's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the course. It is in good shape for it being December


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great"


u6871799's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/18/2017
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Reviewed on

Great course,great staff a very fun course 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



Ron4647941's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a slight sold windy day. We were behind 3 foursomes that was slow. Walden Pond was in very good shape for December. I remember playing when Golf courses developed temporary greens and you played Winter Rules because of the conditions/shape of Golf Course.

We are blessed today to play on a Course like Walden Pond that is in Very good Shape.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Slow pace"


uVZXN8121VZ's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2017
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Reviewed on

Course was great but pace of play terrible. Busy day but group in front of were 3 holes behind by the time we finished. No one at course checking pace and the group in front of us saw us waiting on every shot but never thought about letting us through. Poor etiquette and no ranger will keep me from returning to this course.


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Condition for November 27th!"


cincigolf's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Cincinnati forecast was for 60 degrees on Monday, November 27th, so my friend and I snagged a Hot Deal round on GolfNow for Walden Ponds. Neither of us had been there for several years and we really enjoyed the round. The course was in very nice condition and the greens were pretty fast and rolled straight. We'll be back in the spring.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



bogeyman69's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
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Reviewed on

Well we really liked the layout of the course, but unfortunately it had rained the day before and the track was pretty sloppy. Of course it mandated cart path only, which most know takes some of the fun out of a round. When dry and golf now prices, the course is a steal!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Bad timing"


u631104231's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
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Reviewed on

Golf now put us right behind a 60 person outing an they destroyed the greens ball marks everywhere such a shame last time I played here great. no golf etiquette anymore need more parking wedding too just a bad day all around


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Always enjoy Walden Ponds"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Good pace of play and greens roll true. Fun layout with some good risk/reward holes. My only issue is that the bunkers are awful. Dirt and rocks, very thin. Almost unplayable. Either replace them or turn to grass!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good value"


Jon6297669's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
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Reviewed on

First round after about 19 years, course has matured nicely.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course!"


rickstalnaker's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played at a nice pace. The course was in nice shape. Due to all the rain buckers needed some work. Staff was very friendly. If you have not played the course you need to give a shot!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Slow play"


Geeggross's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always enjoyed play this course but today, Aug 30th was not a good day because of slow play. At times there were three groups backed up on one tee and at least 1 1/2 to 2 hole gap two groups ahead of us and no marshall to move them along. After our round, I stopped a roving starter who was looking for groups to go out and he mentioned that two guys didn't show for work that day....I said well the head pro should have gone out on the course to inspect pace of play instead of sitting in his office all day! That is bad judgement Jack on your part!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



ribeyeman's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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