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4.3
233
5 Stars
98
4 Stars
97
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
3
Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
0
89.3%
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206 out of 233 reviews
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4.3
233
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
91.3%
Recommend this course
21 out of 23 reviews
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4.3
233
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
93.3%
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28 out of 30 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6845
Slope 138
Rating 72.9
Type Public
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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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
Scorecard for Elks Run Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.0/136 353 195 517 475 550 412 363 156 407 3428 366 410 154 388 430 539 445 228 457 3417 6845
Blue M: 71.3/131 335 175 508 460 535 387 335 136 379 3250 355 380 144 379 390 517 435 216 420 3236 6486
White M: 69.3/124 W: 75.1/132 312 151 493 409 511 372 307 121 348 3024 333 374 136 346 372 491 409 199 369 3029 6053
Gold W: 71.1/122 256 125 434 366 432 344 267 96 307 2627 310 342 116 301 330 443 361 158 343 2704 5331
Handicap 17 5 7 1 9 3 11 13 15 14 16 18 6 4 8 10 12 2
Par 4 3 5 4 5 4 4 3 4 36 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 35 71

Course Details

Year Built 1999
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season April - September
Architect Greg Norman (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
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
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Colared shirt required, no denim.

Reviews

4.3
233

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
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is a Wreck

Lots of fairway and tee box rot; greens have some and are pock marked with many unrepaired ball marks.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Excellent
Response from Elks Run on 08/06/2018:
We are very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your round with us at Elks Run Golf Club.
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
greens were fast but fair, some rough spots in fairways but its been hot and dry around here lately. The course is challenging but not impossible for the average weekend golfer.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Response from Elks Run on 08/06/2018:
We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your round while you were here with us! Thank you for the 5-star review, please come back and play Elks Run again soon.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bring extra ball

But the course is beautiful shape. The was some problem with the fairway grass on a couple of holes but the greens were fast and true.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Response from Elks Run on 07/26/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review of Elks Run. Glad to hear you enjoyed the course despite the challenges. Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great set up

Fairways were firm and fast, while still having some green in them. Greens were true with a couple minor exceptions. Overall I had a lot of fun!!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Response from Elks Run on 07/20/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review of Elks Run. Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Elk Run

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
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.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
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.
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
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!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great!

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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Excellent
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.
Played On
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent Course

One of my favorite courses in Cincy. Great layout and great condition.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
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.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Picturesque

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
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.

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