The Golf Center at Kings Island - Grizzly Course

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3.9
253
5 Stars
63
4 Stars
125
3 Stars
39
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
81.6%
Recommend this course
212 out of 250 reviews
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4.2
10
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.7
90.0%
Recommend this course
9 out of 10 reviews
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3.9
28
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.2
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.1
82.1%
Recommend this course
23 out of 28 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6504
Slope 133
Rating 71.2
Type Semi-Private
The Grizzly Course is a collaboration between Jack Nicklaus and Desmond Muirhead. Since opening in 1972, this challenging layout has been host to numerous PGA, LPGA, and Senior PGA events. The golf course features long, curvy fairways lined with towering trees and there are strategically placed bunkers throughout. The three final holes feature water hazards, which are also accompanied by a difficult array of bunkers. It offers a fair amount of difficult holes but overall the course is playable for a range of skill levels, which is why it is an appealing layout for tournaments. In addition to the two courses, the Golf Center also boasts an 11,000-square foot putting green and an Academy Course with four championship holes.
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Golf Center at Kings Island - Grizzly Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Nicklaus 71 6504 yards 71.2 133
Blue 71 6057 yards 68.8 129
White 71 5602 yards 67.2 124
Gold (W) 71 4987 yards 68.4 127
Scorecard for The Grizzly Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Nicklaus M: 71.5/130 366 186 374 518 163 402 377 215 489 3090 403 500 422 450 175 310 218 390 546 3414 6504
Blue M: 69.4/127 346 176 352 482 157 360 342 195 470 2880 392 473 388 414 156 294 174 360 526 3177 6057
White M: 67.3/123 W: 68.8/124 320 166 326 456 130 332 318 177 460 2685 358 441 343 370 130 265 160 350 500 2917 5602
Gold M: 64.6/116 W: 63.0/110 310 150 287 423 101 302 295 129 374 2371 337 400 302 338 117 242 128 305 447 2616 4987
Handicap 15 5 3 7 17 1 13 11 9 8 14 6 4 18 12 16 10 2
Par 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 35 4 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 5 36 71

Course Details

Year Built 1972
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/01
Architect Jack Nicklaus (1972) Desmond Muirhead (1972) Jay Morrish (1972)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

3.9
253

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
Patio Dining 9
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 24
Water Hazards 23
Forced Carries 15
This course/club is great for:
Locals 16
Advanced Golfers 14
Junior Golfers 7
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 19
Near Local Attractions 19
Convenient to the City 14

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5.0
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Previously Played

Confusing lay out. Great course

You have to follow the street signs and arrows to keep on the right path, but the course is in great condition. I like the design of most of the holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

on course service

It was very hot on a weekend and not beverage cart service and no ranger was seen on the course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

The Grizley

It has been over ten years since I've played here and the course was in great shape. We had a few slow groups in front of us but rangers were out trying to push them along. Great day on the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Staff is Wonderful

From the Pro Shop to cart center to rangers everyone is extremely friendly and helpful.

The restaurant food is always very good.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of my favorite courses!

This is one of my favorite courses even though it is tough (especially if you seem to be a magnet for bunker greens haha). Everything was great except we were stuck behind a 5-some for the last 6 holes and it really slowed down our pace of play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Fun day

We enjoyed our round. The course has a lot of history.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 09/28/2018

Sorry to disagree, but I’m 67 & this course has zero history. The entire front 9 of the Nicklaus-Muirhead design is long gone. Was sold to Cintas & condo building. The LPGA & PGA tour tournaments were played on a different course. Whoever did the 9 that replaced it (wasn’t Nicklaus did not try to build 9 holes that flowed with the Nicklaus course. Nicklaus made them take his name off of it years ago.

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Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A True outstanding round of golf! The course was in great shape and the staff was extremely friendly and professional ! We could not have asked for more!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good all around...

Not great but good. Greens, fairways, tee boxes and bunkers are all well maintained. Deceptively challenging and fun to play. I’ll play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

9/10

Tees, fairways, rough, and bunkers were all in great shape, greens were 95# recovered from aeration and had been topdressed recently, but rolled fairly quickly and were very consistent.

I think it’s the best that it’s looked in several years. I’ll definitely be back over the summer.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Grizzly course

The course is changing and fun. The personell are professional and friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not be layout

This is meant for Golf Now. You quoted me $6 more than the going rate. The staff was kind enough to adjust the price down by $6 per player.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Not bad

Greens pretty good on the WEST side . The NORTH side greens have something going on with them . Looks like a disease or where maybe the geese have chewed them up. But overall it’s in decent shape considering the crazy weather this spring!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Windy day

busy day & very windy. Trees were being taken down and the wind was blowing fine sawdust as far as 2 holes over. No stoppage during play.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good

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