Elks Run Golf Club

4.2404588235 4.2 stars from 5 (229)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6845 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 72.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Colared shirt required, no denim.
Credit cards accepted: Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6845 yards 72.9 138
Blue 71 6486 yards 71.3 136
Silver 71 6053 yards 69.3 132
Gold 71 5334 yards 70.7 134

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 229 Reviews
5 stars:
95
4 stars:
97
3 stars:
24
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

203 out of 226 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers entertaining clients   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes water hazards   Great for drinks watching the game brunch  

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"Elk Run"


Pradke1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2018
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Reviewed on

This is a great course to play if you stay in the fairway. Which I don't

Everything was in good shape and I will be back

Enjoy the view as it sits at the base of a hill.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run Golf Club on 07/09/2018:

Thank you so much for the 5-star review of Elks Run. Glad to hear you enjoyed the course and course conditions. Please come back and visit us soon.


pcarter06's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 06/25/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review of Elks Run. Please come back and visit us soon.


u2026487's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 05/30/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review of Elk Run Golf Club. Please come back and visit us soon!

"Great!"


Golfgrind71's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Have been playing here for years! Best I have seen this course in a long time. The greens and fairways are excellent!! The tees are pretty good as well. The only complaint I would have would be the BUNKERS. If your going to charge a premium for playing then you need to have everything in good shape. Anytime they get rain the bunkers get washed out.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 05/30/2018:

Thank you for the kind words of Elks Run! We appreciate the 5-star review, we will work on the bunkers. Please come back and visit us soon.

"Excellent Course"


dcburke84's avatar
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2018
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Reviewed on

One of my favorite courses in Cincy. Great layout and great condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 05/21/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review of Elks Run Golf Club. Please come back and visit us soon.

"Picturesque"


Bertell's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

First time playing this course. Played in 3.5 hrs. Great layout. Little drive from downtown but well worth it. Great scenery from every hole. Staff is amazing. Give it a try.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 05/10/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review of Elks Run Golf Club. Glad to hear the staff was great and you had some great views. Please come back and visit us soon.


u2026487's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 05/10/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review of Elks Run. Please come back and visit us soon.

"One of the nicer courses in the area"


JohnInCincyOH's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
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Reviewed on

Enjoyed our round. Perfect weather, nice course design and pace of play was just right.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 05/10/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review of Elks Run. Glad to hear you enjoyed the design. Please come back and visit us soon.

"Fun challenging layout, poor management of tee times"


jtxqbx3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I loved the lay out and the conditions of the course. Only issue I had at all was having a 9:24am tee time and not being able to tee off until 10:05am. When I arrived 15 minutes early for my tee time there were about 20 golfers and 13-14 carts at the number one tee box. Not to mention, after waiting for 40 minutes to tee off then we were stuck behind the 20 golfers that were also sent off late. Front nine took 3 hours and had to leave after 14th hole because I had to pick my son up at 4pm. No where should take 6+ hours of golf. No pone call or notification that there would be a late start from the pro shop.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 05/03/2018:

We would like to apologize for the confusion. We hope that your next round with us is a lot better. Please feel free to call the pro shop to discuss your round.

"Pace of play issues"


Brently26's avatar
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Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played this course just yesterday... well, I tried to. Had a 9:03 tee time, but due to a frost delay didn’t tee off until 10:05. I can understand that, nothing the course can do about frost. Once groups were starting to tee off, we asked about going off the back, but they said that wasn’t allowed here. Ok, so we wait our turn to go off #1. We proceed to wait on every shot on every hole. At 1:00pm we walked off the 9th green and drove straight to our car. 3 hours for 9 holes on a Monday morning. Not a single ranger or anyone out there to keep things moving.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 05/03/2018:

We are sorry that you were backed up due the frost. Typically back ups happen in frost delays. We will do our best to keep up the pace of play. Thank you for your understanding.

"Great course off the beaten path!"


wiredawg's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Beautiful but challenging course! The staff was very friendly and made you feel welcomed! Had an 0800 tee time but no one was in front of us so we were allowed to tee off early. The course had picturesque views and were deceptive yet fun. Definitely would recommed this course to others and will love to play later in the year with the trees full of leaves.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 05/01/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review of Elks Run Golf Club. Glad to hear the staff made your experience enjoyable. Please come back and visit us soon.

"Good but can be better"


LoneWolfWHA's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways, Tee Box and Greens are in excellent condition but it is like they forgot about the bunkers. Most have weeds growing in them and doesn't look like they have been touched yet, pretty hard packed with old existing foot prints.

The driving range leaves a lot to be desired, patchy and needs to be mowed. A couple days work and the place would look and feel top notch like it should.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 04/25/2018:

Thank you for the review of Elks Run. Please bear with us as we begin to enter the season. Please come back and visit us soon.


u557931845's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
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Reviewed on

Great conditions after all the rain we’ve had lately. I understand that the staff wanted to remain cart path only. But they could have easily let people out on the course and that was disappointing because the fairways weren’t soggy or soft.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 04/18/2018:

Thank you for the review of Elks Run! glad to hear you enjoyed your round with us even when we were CPO. Please come back and tee it up with us soon.

"First time playing here"


u000005294110's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape for being this early in the season they seem to have a little erosions problem in the bunkers and around the Creeks but they're working on them. It's a nice layout some trouble but if you keep the ball fairly straight you'll be okay. Hope I can make it back in the summer when all the colors are in


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 04/18/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review of Elks Run. Hopefully you make it back in the summer! See you soon.


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 03/29/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review of Elks Run. Please come back and visit us soon.

"Elks run early season"


u000005440065's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
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Reviewed on

We had a 9:03 tee time. Our group arrived around 8:30am. The staff wouldn’t let anyone tee off until the frost was off of the green so we ended up sitting in the club house for nearly two hours. We finally tees off close to 11am. The tee time shouldn’t have been an option or the course should have informed golfers prior to booking as we had plans in the afternoon and ended up having to cancel them.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 03/29/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review of Elks Run. Glad to hear you still enjoyed your round minus the minor setbacks. Please come back and visit u soon.


u557931845's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2018
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Reviewed on

Beautiful day in early March and the course was in good shape. My buddies and I had a great time. This is one of my favorite courses to play in the metro area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 03/29/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review of Elks Run. Glad to hear you enjoyed your round with us. Please come back and visit us soon.

"Great for this time of year"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens OK for this time of year, rest of course in good shape for this time of year.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 03/05/2018:

Thank you for playing Elks Run, please come back and visit us soon.


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 02/23/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review of Elks Run Golf Club! Please come back and visit us soon!


Kramrebat's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 12/27/2017:

Thank you for the 5-star review of Elks Run, hope to see you back at the course soon.


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