Elks Country Club

3.2719333333 3.3 stars from 5 (20)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6681 yards
  • Slope: 122
  • Rating: 71.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt required
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6681 yards 71.1 122
White 72 6375 yards 69.7 118
Red (W) 74 5643 yards 71.4 120

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.4 stars from 5
Value: 2.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 1.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 2.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 20 Reviews
5 stars:
14
4 stars:
3
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

19 out of 20 reviews


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Reviews


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"Going down hill"


u270079275's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Rude people that think they run Augusta members do not like outsiders


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Coarse was in excellent condition."



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of our favorite coarses to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Slow!"


Dolf4170962's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I don't mind groups of 5 if they play ready golf and have a little bit of skill but there were at least 2 groups of 5 hackers slowing down the course. Why let that happen on a weekend? It took 5 hours to play 18 behind one of these 5somes.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Best course in tri state area"


u000005368097's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Great course in excellent shape. Greens were above average but had just been plugged about 1 week earlier. Awesome Donald Ross layout..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Ran into league!"


hattenrf's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had 2:30 tee time. Saw group of six playing #7 when we were playing #1. Got around front 9 quickly but had groups jumping on #10 who hadn't played front 9. On #13 there were three groups. They said they were in a league. Very slow after that. Why would you sell a tee time knowing a league would be shotgunning in the middle of your round! No starter or ranger.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Awesome as always"


u000006540084's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

Haven't played here SD once my Junior days. Course is in better shape, and has stood up all these years. Wish I lived closer to play it everyday.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"First time playing here, course has great character"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Sunday tee time 1 PM, we arrived early, and the course professional/starter allowed us to take off right away ahead of a large group. This is an old, seasoned golf course. Beautiful trees, generous fairways, excellent bent greens, and just great character. My sons and I noticed so many great memorials around the course, lots of benches and lots of trees with memorials. Very well done. What was most surprising with the excellent pace of play; there is not thick brush and only one water hole, so even on a crowded day, we completed 18 holes in 3-1/2 hours. We were treated exceptionally well by the staff. We drove an hour to play there, we will come back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Best Course in the Area"


u000008039343's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had another great round at the elks! It's a beautifully designed course with a ton of character! I'd play there everyday if I could


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good bang for your buck"


u00000429210's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great greens great value would definitely go back because where else can you play a Donald Ross designed golf course for this price


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"a golf course with lots of character."


Daniel7097502's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is a great mix of hills and trees. It's challenging but not overly difficult. Great layout over all. Staff is helpful and food is very good for the price. Will go again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Challenging short course, very well maintained"


msupd206's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's only 6700 from the tips but it has lots of bite. The par 3's are lengthy and some of the 4's are long. Greens were a little slow and if you putted on the practice green and expected the same on the course you were fooled. Much slower on the course than the practice green. Had 3 inches of rain the day before but drained very well. I love the layout, but you will run into the occasional 5 some. A must play course and the pro Nathan is a good guy.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best course in southern Ohio"


crismis's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Unless you plan on going to one of the big cities you won't find a better golf course in the southern Ohio area around Portsmouth. The course is always well maintained and the speed of play was great. Greens were in great condition. When I was going into the clubhouse one of the golfers told me there had been a brown bear sighting on the course!


I recommend this course


"Great course to play for anybody"


KMurphy47's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing at Portsmouth Elks but not the last. We had a foursome and we all enjoyed the course very much. Was a nice layout and in good condition. We will be returning for sure as it was worth our one hour drive.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Wonderful Day"


Phillip1040817's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course has several challenges and is very Beautiful, each hole has a different task.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"WELL MAINTAINED, DIFFICULT, COURSE. GREAT DESIGN."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

YOU CAN TELL DRIVING UP TO THE CLUB HOUSE THIS IS A VERY WELL MAINTAINED COURSE. GREENS ARE IN GREAT CONDITION FOR THIS TIME OF THE YEAR. VERY FRIENDLY STAFF AND GOOD FOOD AND DRINKS. LONGER COURSE THAN WE USUALLY PLAY BUT STILL A GREAT TIME.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"A challenging, enjoyable round of golf. One of the best courses in the area."


Garry9123330's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/30/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in excellent condition even following a strong thunderstorm shortly before our arrival. The greens were a little soft and slow due to the rainstorm, but in great condition otherwise. Pace of play was good until the last four holes when we got behind a very slow foursome. The staff was very friendly upon arrival. The $18 weekend Hot Deal was a great deal. Would recommend this course to all.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Donald Ross designed course."


Plawson50's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/24/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Elks is a fun course to play. Beautiful tree lined fairways and nice greens. Not a lot of trouble to get into if you hit a straight ball. Friendly staff too!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice place, very open, fun golf course"


Austin8982190's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/13/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love playing this course, the only issue is that some of the members that have been there since this place was of PGA standards, don't exactly like unfamiliar faces, as we got ready to tee off on the first hole, we were getting our clubs out (we were a two some) and a foursome of older men, went around our cart, parked in front of us, and teed it up and played in front of us. So we went and started on 10, to avoid causing any trouble, and after talking to an old friend I saw on the course, he said he wasn't surprised... Other than that the course itself is really well kept, greens are soft, smooth and average speed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"groups of 5 and 6."


foosball78's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/10/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a nice course to play and a good value for the price on golfnow. The staff in the club house were rude. The greens need some work over all the course was in good shape. There were several groups of 5 and six that caused play to be slow on the whole course. Overall a good day at the course through.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great long course"


jlasita's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/19/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

Challenges with traps and long holes. Course was in great condition, one of the best in Cincy.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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