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4.2
319 Reviews (319)
5 Stars
136
4 Stars
135
3 Stars
27
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
89.8%
Recommend this course
284 out of 319 reviews
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4.4
36 Reviews (36)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
Recommend this course
36 out of 36 reviews
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4.3
53 Reviews (53)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
96.2%
Recommend this course
51 out of 53 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6845 yards
Slope 138
Rating 72.9

Elks Run Golf Club in Batavia was designed by Greg Norman. It sprawls across 163 lush and secluded acres where golfers will be hard-pressed to find a home anywhere close to the course. Norman carefully utilized the natural terrain, incorporating the meandering creek on several holes and also adding a few holes that venture up the side of a hill. Thanks to the dramatic elevation changes, there are some tees where your ball seems to stay in the air forever. The first nine is more open with a traditional links-style layout that then leads to the more densely wooded back nine. In addition to the trees and other natural hazards, there is also an unusually thick first cut of rough as well as tall stands of native grasses.

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Course Details

Year Built 1999
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Greg Norman (1999) Tad Burnett

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed Yes
Dress code Colared shirt required, no denim.

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.2
319 Reviews (319)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 22
Watching the Game 10
Brunch 9
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 36
Elevation Changes 33
Water Hazards 32
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 34
Advanced Golfers 25
Entertaining Clients 18
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 32
In the 'Burbs 16
Convenient to the City 7

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Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/07/2020

Hi Brian, thank you for visiting us at Elks Run Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course, greens need work

Finished our round in under four hours on a weekday. Very fun course. The greens really need a lot of work, almost all of them had a ton of ball marks on them. It’ made it difficult to make close short putts because the ball was bouncing so much. I only hit into one bunker, but many did not look good either. I would say the course was in better condition last year when I played. Would still recommend this to others, but the quality wasn’t as good as previous rounds here.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/06/2020

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Elks Run Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great value!

Well worth the trip to Batavia, beautiful, challenging course in good condition for under $50, can’t beat it!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/04/2020

Hi, we appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will make sure to inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Elks Run Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/03/2020

Hi, we 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 Elks Run Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Impressive First Time

Decided to try Elks Run. Nice course. Greens were fast but true. Nice GPS equipped carts. Will return.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/03/2020

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Elks Run Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Course playing well

Monday league allows us to play course regularly. Staff is great. Friendly and attentive. They have been on top of Corvid restrictions taking safety seriously. Course in very good shape with some fair and challenging holes. Would recommend layout for all levels.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/04/2020

Hi, we 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 Elks Run Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Greg Norman Track

Course is in great shape. A creek runs throughout the course and comes into play on at least sic different holes. Fun, challenging layout.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/28/2020

Hi Richie. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will make sure to inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back again soon at Elks Run Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/20/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Brian! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Elks Run Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice, but......

I love the course, love to play it. But, they seem to raise their prices on a daily basis, making it hard for me to choose this over courses in the area that are just as nice but a lot less expensive to play. Seems pandemic supply and demand has taken over.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Green Speed Inconsistent

The speed of the greens were inconsistent. The course is more friendly now with the tall grass cut. Rough is generous and not thick and long like it has been a few times. But overall great day!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/20/2020

Hi, we appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will make sure to inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Elks Run Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Elk's Run is in great shape!

Played as a foursome with a 10:00 am tee time on a Tuesday. Pace of play was great - never held up and never pressed from behind.

Fairways, greens and rough were all in good shape universally!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/15/2020

Hi Richie. We 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 Elks Run Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

My favorite local public course

Love this course....You get a beautiful outdoor experience, interesting layout, and challenging golf. Great value, too! Highly recommend to everyone.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Consistently solid

I've played Elk's Run at least 50 time over the past 20 years and have always found it to be a challenging and fun course to play. Perhaps a bit more fun since the Heather was cut back in the rough areas several years ago. Great use of the natural topography, picturesque views from elevated tees and plenty of bunkers to keep it interesting, one of the toughest courses in the region, but we'll worth the drive.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 07/10/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating of us! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Elks Run Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/08/2020

Hi, thank you for visiting us at Elks Run Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/07/2020

Hello, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review and positive rating. We're delighted to see how much you enjoyed the pristine course conditions. We work hard to provide an exceptional experience, and it's very satisfying to hear from golfers like you who appreciate our efforts. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back Elks Run Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great improvement !

This was my first time playing Elks Run since the heather has been removed and the general improvements in course conditions. I have played Elks every year since it first opened. I was so happy to see the improvements made by the grounds personnel, Fairways were lush, gone were the burned out areas on both the fairways and greens. removing ALL of the heather certainly made the course more playable and improved pace of play. G. Norman can once again be happy his name is associated to this course. Congrats to the ownership and grounds crew. Certainly becomes one of my top course choices on the east side of Cincinnati. I will be back... soon !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 07/15/2020

Hi, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Elks Run Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

EXELLENT CONDITION

The grounds crew deserves a raise course was in excellent condition at multiple levels such as greens bunkers fairways and great ruff maintenance.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/07/2020

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Elks Run Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout

Course was in excellent shape all around. A little out of the way but worth the drive.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/25/2020

Hi, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Elks Run Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course in great condition

Course was in great condition. A little confusing at parking lot as this is where you get cart and then go to tee box ...Starter knew we had prepaid and said go to first tee and go. Pace of play for 3 players was under 3 hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 06/25/2020

Thank you for your review, Ronnie. We will make sure to pass along your positive experience to our teams in charge. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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