California Golf Course
The California Golf Course sits on land that slopes gently and offers a nice view of the Ohio River; however, this course ain't just pretty to look at, but laid out to play in a manner that will test seasoned golfers and welcome novices to the friendly golf course where the trees are old growth.
California Golf Course provides 18 holes of par-71 golf over 6,227 yards. A round of golf kicks off on a par-4 hole that plays to 367 yards from the Blue tees. Because this is one of Cincinnati's longer municipal golf courses, power golfers will appreciate the chance to open up their games a bit more, with about a third of the holes measuring over 400 yards from the Blue tees, including a pair of par-5 holes, the second and ninth holes.
As the California Golf Course is a municipal golf course, expect low rates, and those who can swing a round of golf during the workweek can expect them to be even lower.
|Gold (W)||70||4826 yards||68.2||108|
|Blue M: 70.3/121||367||480||393||307||122||361||205||353||412||3000||427||413||401||166||301||402||382||369||384||3245||6245|
|White M: 68.1/118 W: 74.1/126||352||472||368||301||110||347||172||345||407||2874||410||405||396||156||269||390||318||348||304||2996||5870|
|Gold M: 63.3/101 W: 67.9/112||340||401||307||245||100||295||140||216||335||2379||315||320||300||113||234||302||268||304||291||2447||4826|
Good for $
Good course. Nice layout. Staff was great. It's a public, city course so conditions won't be great but fairways and greens were in good shape and very nice. Tees and rough were not as in good shape but not unexpected. At $27 it was a very good value and was a good day! At full price of $40-$45 (w/ cart) it feels a little overpriced compared to other places nearby you could play and their facilities/conditions. A driving range (or net to warm up into) would be a good addition.
First time playing this well kept CRC course. I was paired with a group that tee'd off around 8AM and was able to get in 18 in just under 5 hours. (We only had to wait on one or two holes).
Course was in great shapes. Greens were just starting to grow back which made them a little tougher to roll true but not the biggest problem in the world. Great round well worth it.
This is a municipal course?!?
This is by far one of the nicest public courses I've ever played, let alone one managed by the city/county. Price was a little above average but being the 4th I wasn't surprised. Pace was slow, very slow at times, but again, for a holiday that's to be somewhat expected. The conditions and layout are superb! The front is tight and challenging, but the back opens up a bit and scoring opportunities are more available. I'm from Georgia and this course rivals many private clubs I've played in the south. The staff were all very knowledgeable and super friendly. The city should be proud.
Golfers going off 1 and 10. We made the turn and had a 15 minute wait due to backup. Back nine took 2 1/2 hours with no rangers in sight. Half of water dispensers were empty or warm. As with all Cincinnati Rec courses, concessions are overpriced.
Slowest rounds of golf I have ever played
I have played this course twice this summer. The first time I went out and played as a two-some in the middle of the afternoon. That round took 5.5 to 6 hours. I recently played in a small outing and was there for over 7 hours playing golf! The course was so over booked, my outing was 30 to 40 minutes late starting. The front 9 took us 4.5 hours. The course loves to over book itself. The course is in pretty good shape however the clubhouse needs updating bad. I do not find this course to be worth what they charge for weekend golf of $45. There are MANY better courses around the area for the same price where a 4 hour round of golf won't turn into 6 hours.
This course was fairly nice and challenging but not worth the $30 a person paid to play the course. Definitely overpriced since it is a CRC course
Dont play this course in the winter.
Booked a tee time through a website for a discounted price. only problem is in the winter, after 1pm, they dont let you play 18. they close it down at 5. too bad sundown is 7 in the middle/late february. they dont contact companies like golf 18 network to let them know that there is no 18 hole play after 1. the staff was terrible. A nice golf day in February, course full of people and all they are selling is expired candy and chips at the turn. Man in charge says since their tee sheet was under 40 people when they opened, they werent going to turn on the grill. I get that its winter but their poor customer service now has lead me to never want to play there when its nice. Have to know how to treat customers and clearly they are not capable of that.
Course was in great shape over all. But the greens were slow
Pace of play was slow . Two older women and older man in front us .took so many swings we waited .10 to 15 minutes on every hole on the front 9. They could of let us go through.
California Golf Course
Nice course layout with lots of slope and big greens. Accurate tee and approach shots are key as there are plenty of trees throughout course. Stafff is friendly and cousre is maintained well.
I booked tee time at last minute but had no problem getting on. Played by myself and was able to zip through. Layout is a little short, par 70.
One of the most scenic courses around
and we love coming here, but slow play is usually an issue at this course so we only play here maybe 4 or 5 times a year. We were part of a 4 some and until the rain thinned the people out a little, we waited every shot every hole. Front nine was 2 hrs 40 min. Back nine about 2:20. While we waited for our tee off time I noticed twice large gaps coming in on 9, meaning as people were on green and no one on tee yet. Need to utilize rangers to monitor pace of play.
Course was in good shape and weather was excellent but extremely slow play at close to 5 1/2 hours.
Played this course on a Friday. Had a prepaid tee time for two. A couple of groups were playing so slow we were forced to pair up with another group. Even after this we were waiting 20-30 minutes between every hole. There were times that there were 15 of us waiting to tee off on the same hole. A staff member told us they had warned the slow groups to speed up. It never sped up. There were speed of play clocks but they were not enforced. The course was in great shape just tough to enjoy at that slow a pace.
Fun course to play
I've played California many times, it has quite a few challenging holes. On Friday the pin placement was quite difficult making even some of the easier holes difficult. The course was in pretty good shape, however the greens had been aerated recently so the greens were very tricky.
one of city`s best on east side
always like to play here! even in January! the course is in good shape, will be back when weather changes!
Course still thawing/alot of greens and tees still frozen 2 inches down.
not complaining/sunny and 50/a good day was had. staff man was was very friendly and helpful as always.