The Golf Center at Kings Island - Bruin Course

2.5032705882 2.5 stars from 5 (20)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 61
  • Length: 3406 yards
  • Slope: 89
  • Rating: 57.8
  • Layout

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Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue/White (18-hole) 61 3406 yards 57.8 89
Blue/White (18-hole) (W) 61 3406 yards 58.5 86

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.0 stars from 5
Value: 2.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 2.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 2.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 2.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 20 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
13
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

18 out of 20 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is near local attractions   Great for 9-hole rounds beginners walkers  

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Reviews


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JACKSTW1's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Best value in Cincinnati"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2016
Previously played Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When your golf budget has to last all month and you have to play this course is a great value. Being able to work on all aspects of your game is also a major plus


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good for the money"


douglaspmason's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2015
Previously played Played as a single Walked Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Bruin has always been the step child of the golf center. It is used for parking during the tennis tournaments which goes to show how it is thought of. Today the course was in good condition the only complaint would be that the goose droppings was all over the greens making it hard to put. However for the money you can't do much better than this. The course isn't very tricky but it would be a great starter course for someone out for their first time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Good beginners course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The value of this course is awesome for beginner golfers. I would strongly recommend this course to work on the fundamentals of the game.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice Friday outing!"


mwphillips's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was located near Kings Island and was easy to get too. The course was in good shape and enjoyable to play. Most of the holes were par 3 and was a great course for the first time out for the year. We will return to play again.


Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Employees were very nice."


8602081's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2015
Previously played Played as a single Walked Played 9 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Good course for a quick 9"


bmccamey67's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I played on a Sunday morning. This is a good course to work on a few things and get some fresh air.

The patio is open and they have music on Friday & Saturday nights.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Water the course please and pick up the rocks."


danschwab's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

The tee boxes were so hard that I could hardly get the tee into the ground. There are more rocks on the course than ever. I hit a perfect shot on the second hole into the fairway and it hit rock and bounced left into the interstate. A couple of hours of work and a few thousand gallons of water will make this a lot better course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good short course."


Dean8959376's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course. Easy to walk. Enjoyed it very much.<br/> Plan to play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great value"


Choven1218's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time at the course and was impressed. The course was described to me as a short par 4 course, and I think that the statement is accurate when playing from the blue tees. The white tees might make it a long par 3. This course is definitely good for practicing your short game. It was moderately difficult because the course wasn't "open", i.e., fairways are narrower than other courses that I've played. Greens were in good shape. I will replay this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Par 3 walkable"


HapaOhio's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2014
Previously played Played as a single Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you like to walk while playing this is a good course. It's great for beginners and if you want to practice the short game aspect of golf. Great for kids.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Good deal"


u786619517's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The nine hole Bruin course is a good deal. Nothing spectacular, but a good deal.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Overall, a very fun course to play. Beautiful!"


u000003466551's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/9/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were a little lacking but that's someone what to be expected this late into the year


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Iron work"


cpash32's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/4/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you want to work on your iron game, I would suggest Kings Island Bruin. A lot of short holes (less than 200 yards). But can usually book a tee time for less than $15. Not too many hazards, bunkers on some holes I think water on one or two holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Good walking course. Has challenges but not overwhelming"


lmsgolfer's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/8/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good shape. Great little challenge. Use every club in your bag.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"very short course."


peggysue50's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/31/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is very short and the rough was very high. I lost several balls that should have been easy to find. Also, course has not cart paths.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Great practice course. Can get a little log jammed though"


JBrefol's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/25/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

2 holes are under 100yds 2 holes are over 220 got a lot of use out of my irons on the course but if that's what you need some help with its great. With a cart I finished in an hour and 20 minutes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great for the beginner"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/25/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is the perfect spot for the golfer just learning to play. My wife is new to golf and is a bit intimidated on a big course. The longest par 4's are slightly over 300 yards from the blues (we played the whites) and it was not crowded for a Saturday afternoon. If you like the driver, stick to The Grizzly but if your looking for a quick round or a you are not ready to take on the big course just yet this is a nice option.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Nice course for beginners."


u000007130670's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 4/21/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My son recently got the fever so I have been taking him to executive courses in our area. We played 18 holes at The Bruin; Kings Island Golf Centers executive course. Although the course was in somewhat rough condition, primarily due to the weather, the greens were in fair condition. It is a great starter course for the novice. We had a blast!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course



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