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3.2
306 Reviews (306)
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
28
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.3
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.3
54.1%
Recommend this course
221 out of 306 reviews
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2.4
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
2
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4
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4
1 Stars
10
Conditions
2.1
Value
2.3
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.6
Amenities
1.6
StaffFriendliness
3.6
25.9%
Recommend this course
7 out of 27 reviews
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2.9
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
12
Conditions
2.8
Value
2.9
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.0
StaffFriendliness
3.7
46.2%
Recommend this course
24 out of 52 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6857 yards
Slope 139
Rating 73.3

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. It is definitely a course that requires some strategy. One of the most memorable holes is the par-5 fifth. It measures 541 yards, but this downhill hole plays much shorter. There are out-of-bounds on either side and the tricky fairway slopes right to left but with some strategy and a little skill it is possible to make it home in two. Beckett Ridge is one of Southwest Ohio's best golf courses.

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Course Details

Year Built 1975
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Kidwell (1975) Barry Serafin

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire is required for both men and ladies. Denim, short shorts, cutoffs, tank tops, muscle shirts, and tee shirts are not permitted at any time.

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3.2
306 Reviews (306)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
19th Hole Scenic Views 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 34
Bunkers 30
Undulating Greens 26
This course/club is great for:
Locals 33
Advanced Golfers 32
Entertaining Clients 15
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 36
Convenient to the City 22
Worth the Drive 20

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Terrible condition

Course has a lot of potential but the owner puts no money or labor in it. Crap grass around the greens and rough. Would not recommend it to anyone.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 12/12/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. However, we're very sorry to hear your recent experience with us did not meet expectations as we take single star feedback seriously at our course. This is by no means the customer experience we aim to provide, and we truly appreciate your patience & understanding as we work on course improvements & renovations. We will use your comments for further guidance. Please feel free reach out to our team in the golf shop if you would like to discuss these concerns further, and we hope to welcome you back to Beckett Ridge Country Club for a much better experience soon.

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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Don’t Waste Your Money

I used to play this course all the time and it was in great condition. Played there Saturday for the first time this year and the new ownership has run this course into the ground. There was a water leak in the clubhouse and they failed to fix it so Butler County made them close and board it up. The solution for them is a camper in the front of the clubhouse that acts as a “pro shop”. We had a 7:45 tee time, arrived at the course and there were already 10 people there standing outside of the “mobile pro shop” and no employees at the course. We called the number on the front of the camper and woke up whoever it was on the other end and in his half awake voice told us he would be there in 5 minutes. While waiting all of the golfers waiting realized they booked all of our tee times within minutes if not the exact time of one another so we were all basically scheduled to tee off at the same time. Ten minutes later two guys roll up in a pick up truck and open the camper to start handing out cart keys. The course was in horrible condition and not worth the $40 we paid GolfNow to play it. the greens were long and bumpy, fairways were patchy, and they filled in the majority of the bunkers with dirt and failed to try to reseed. i doubt this course will be around much longer but do not waste your money or time on this golf course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 10/22/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. However, we're very sorry to hear your recent experience with us did not meet expectations as we take single star feedback seriously at our course. This is by no means the customer experience we aim to provide, and we truly appreciate your patience & understanding as we work on course improvements & renovations. We will use your comments for further guidance and apologize for the confusion with our staff on the day of your round. Please feel free reach out to our team in the golf shop if you would like to discuss these concerns further, and we hope to welcome you back to Beckett Ridge Country Club for a much better experience soon.

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disappointing but lots of potential

I recently moved back to West Chester for the first time since 2008. I use to play Beckett on a semi regular basis (4-5 times a year). I actually just purchased a home in Beckett Ridge and was really excited to get back out on the course and support my neighborhood golf club. I must say, I was really a bit disappointed. I understand this course has had it's ups and downs and has changed ownership somewhat recently, but it wasn't what it use to be, which is unfortunate because the course has so much potential. The fairways were in OK shape, but the second you stepped outside of them it was in bad shape. Even some of the fairways had little grass and were mostly dirt. I know the lack of rain hasn't helped, but I expected better. It seems as though the bunkers (those that are left) are in awful shape. Most were filled with water, hadn't been raked in who knows how long, and were mostly unplayable. The greens were the bright spot. Most were in good shape and saved the round from being awful. It looks like the pro-shop might be under construction or being renovated? The check in and "pro-shop" is a trailer out front of the clubhouse (which looks like its going to fall over soon). The parking lot is in desperate need of pavement.

I'm hopeful things can turn around as I really do think this course has so much to offer, especially with just buying a house in the neighborhood. It has a great layout and is challenging enough to make you think and shake your head every know and then, but forgiving enough to make you want to come back. My hope is the new ownership team can put a little bit of time and money into this place and turn it back into a destination course in Cincinnati. Fingers crossed!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/18/2019

We truly appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. However, we're very sorry to hear your recent experience with us did not met expectations, and we are going to pass on all of your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make necessary changes. Your comments are important to us and we appreciate your patience & understanding as our team works on many course improvements. We hope to see you again in the near future for a much-improved golf experience and encourage you to reach out to our staff to address any further concerns. We truly value your support during this time and welcome you to the neighborhood!

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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course needs work

Great layout overall but the course is in poor condition.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 10/08/2019

Hi u000007591221, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. However, we're sorry to hear that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Your feedback is important to us as we continue to work on course improvement projects, and we will be sure to use your comments for guidance.

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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout

This mayst have been a great course in. It’s prime but those days have passed. The tee box has not been cut in a while, fairways average but the greens putt well. Pace of play was 5 1/2 hours so it just killed the round completely so there was very little enjoyment to be had. I think if the pace of play was better I would have been less critical of the condition of the course but I still don’t think it is great value for money at all. But I think that this course has potential and could bounce back if it had better funding.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/30/2019

We truly appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. However, we're very sorry to hear your recent experience with us did not meet expectations, and we are going to pass on all of your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make necessary changes. Your comments are important to us and we appreciate your patience & understanding as we work on many course improvements. We hope to see you again in the near future for a much-improved golf experience and encourage you to reach out to our staff to address any further concerns.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

New ownership

This golf course used to be one f the top golf courses around. Thankfully new owner will without any doubt be returning this course to the quality it is known for. Course layout great. Great for all levels of skill. Look forward to playing again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/03/2019

Hi jhbman33, thank you for your 5-star rating and support! We truly appreciate your patience & understanding as our staff works diligently on course improvement projects. Please book another round with us soon at Beckett Ridge Country Club!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Not the quality that it used to be

The course has gone way down in quality. Only a few staff left to manage the course and for a weekend the greens weren't cut and time of crab grass everywhere. Carts are supposedly brand new but already having troubles.

Because they can't afford to keep putting money into the course, they've filled in many of the fairway bunkers with grass sand the bunkers that are left aren't filled with sand.

This course is barely a $20 course (good tough layout) but they are charging $51.

They are putting the money into a clubhouse upgrade (instead of the course) so be prepared to use a portapotty. And don't ask for golf balls. A $25 steal they said for Bridgestone golf balls was actually precept (which Bridgestone makes but not the same thing).

So disappointed in this course from what it once was.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/11/2019

We truly appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. However, we're very sorry to hear your recent experience with us did not meet expectations, and we are going to pass on all of your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make necessary changes. Your comments are important to us and we appreciate your patience & understanding as we work on many course improvements. We hope to see you again in the near future for a much-improved golf experience and encourage you to reach out to our staff to address any further concerns.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The tee boxes were overgrown with crabgrass. Some tee boxes were soggy from malfunctioning sprinklers. The markers in the tee boxes were not reset after bad mowing job. The greens needed immediate attention. The fairways were absolutely terrible.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/05/2019

Hi RetiredFireChief, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. However, we're very sorry to hear you recent experience with us did not meet expectations, but we are going to pass on all of your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make necessary changes. We appreciate your patience & understanding as we work on many course improvements and thank you for visiting Beckett Ridge Country Club. We hope to see you again in the near future for a much-improved golf experience.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Stay Away

I don’t know where to start...but 56.00 to play this course is absurd, it’s worth about 15-20.00....burnt up fairways, tee boxes haven’t been cut in who knows how long, not a single water cooler on the course, and get this, wayyy overbooked...apparently there was a backup happening and a ranger/mower asked us to skip a hole to help “speed up the pace” while watching the group in front of us hit every shot about 20 yards...said we could come back and finish that hole when we were done lol...it was hole 15 they wanted us to skip...of course I refused to do anything like that, so he went to harass the other group...we had a 7:28 tee time and there was already 4 groups out ahead of us and us and 2 other groups waiting on the first tee with us....the owner that was checking everyone in was friendly at least...I’ve played about 20 different courses this year, and I’ll never return to play this dump again...please, save your money and time and go elsewhere

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/29/2019

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. However, we're very sorry to hear your recent experience with us did not meet expectations as we take single star feedback seriously at our course. This is not the customer experience we aim to provide, and we truly appreciate your patience & understanding as we work on course improvements & renovations. We will use your comments for further guidance. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop if you would like to discuss these concerns further, and we hope to welcome you back to Beckett Ridge Country Club for a better experience soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fairway

The Fairways on the Front 9 were burned out. Very disappointed.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/23/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback on our fairways to the staff so they can work to make necessary improvements, and we hope we can welcome you back for a better golf experience soon.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Wow!! What happened to this course?

What has happened to this course? Worse shape I have ever seen. Owner was there when I checked in, explained under new ownership for 3 years now. had to see for myself the rumors of how poor it has gotten. A premier course gone bad, what a shame. would not spend over $30 to play. I got a hot deal on golf now, thank god I only payed $17.00.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/23/2019

Hi u000004946188, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. However, we're truly sorry to hear your recent experience with us did not meet expectations and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take customer feedback very serious at our course, so please feel free to reach out to our team in the golf shop so we can address these concerns directly. We appreciate your patience & understanding as we work on many course improvements, but hope we can welcome you back for a much-improved round in the near future.

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Played On
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/12/2019

Hi Brian1031250, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. However, we see you rated the course 1-star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very serious at our course. You are welcome to reach out to our team in the golf shop, as we always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Beckett Ridge Country Club.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice eveing!

Good value, great staff, nice course and well laid out. We had fun playing 9 holes, took 2 hours 15 minutes

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/12/2019

Hi u314159496825, we truly appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Beckett Ridge Country Club soon, and check out your review shared on our Facebook page!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bait and Switch

I made a reservation via the website and it appeared that the course was wide open and there were plenty of open tee-times. When we arrived they had leagues going off both sides and it was apparent we would not get the 18 in we paid for. Most courses block out league play so this does not happen. This was a horrible experience for our group and the groups behind us who were also duped into paying for 18 and not getting it! It is wrong to mislead.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/05/2019

Hi bjbmma6, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. However, we truly apologize for any misunderstanding regarding your recent reservation as this is by no means the standard we aim to achieve. We take single star feedback very serious at our course and have shared your comments appropriately for future improvements. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any further concerns, and we hope we have the chance to welcome you back for a better round soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hidden Gem

Great value
Conditions were better last time but Mother Nature can be hard on courses this time of year.
If I lived closer I would play it more.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/02/2019

Hi wally3in1, thank you for your 5-star rating and great feedback. We appreciate your understanding given the conditions this time of year, but hope you book another round with us soon at Beckett Ridge Country Club!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Terrible

The course condition was terrible. There was a water main break that started early in the morning and was still happening in mid-afternoon. The sand traps were absolutely terrible they were unplayable. The greens were brown. For 54.00 dollars I could go play two rounds somewhere else. I would really like to know where the 54.00 goes. The club house was an RV. Just a terrible place to place golf it is really a shame this used to be such a nice course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/02/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. However, we're very sorry to hear your recent experience with us did not meet expectations. We take single star feedback very serious at our course, but we truly appreciate your patience & understanding as our staff works towards many course improvements. If you would like to discuss any concerns further, please feel free to reach out to our team in the golf shop as we always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Beckett Ridge Country Club, and we hope we have the chance to welcome you back for a better experience soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Changes coming??

First I want to preface this by saying I love the course overall but something needs to be changed. This course should be one of the best courses in the area but there seems to be a lack of care for the course as a whole. Damage to a decent amount of fairways, no sand in 95% of bunkers, and still no working clubhouse in July. Would be nice to know if these things are going to be getting fixed in the coming months or will we be waiting another year? The fairways are a new issue as is the clubhouse but for at least 2 years now most of the bunkers are literally barren of sand. If they can fix the on course issues this would be one of the best in the area no doubt. I really hope the changes are coming soon.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/26/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course, as well as your support. However, we're very sorry to hear your recent experiences with us have not met expectations. We are working towards many course improvement projects and take this kind of feedback very serious at our course. Your comments will be used for guidance, but please feel free to reach out to our pro shop staff to address any concerns further as we always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Beckett Ridge Country Club, and we hope to welcome you back for a much-improved golf experience in the near future.

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Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/24/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Beckett Ridge Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star review! We hope you join us for another round soon.

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