Elks Run Golf Club

4.2014176471 4.2 stars from 5 (208)
  • 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

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: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 208 Reviews
5 stars:
83
4 stars:
91
3 stars:
21
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

183 out of 205 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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u000007486526's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2017
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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 10/16/2017:

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

"Great Value for a Great Course Layout"


phbsr0054's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
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Reviewed on

This Greg Norman course is one of the best values in the area. Drove 35 miles to play the course and will definitely return. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. Course was in great condition and the the value $36.00 was well worth the drive. Would be a great course for a golf outing or tournament.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 10/03/2017:

Thank you for the kind 5-star review! Please come back and visit us soon! Spread the word.

"Nice Layout"


Mark7116011's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging course. Nice scenery. Course in good condition, though a couple of tees were a little rough. Overall, a good experience.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

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 08/23/2017:

Glad you loved the challenge and your overall experience with us. Can't wait to see you back again!

"Fantastic Course"


u2611759's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the 7th course I've played this year and by far it's the best yet. Great layout, great upkeep, deceivingly difficult, all around fun, great course. The price seems a little on the high side, but I will definitely be back. Found a new favorite.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 08/23/2017:

Awesome! We thank you for considering us to be a favorite. We're so glad you loved the course and the overall experience was worth the price. We can't wait to see you back.

"Great layout / Declining Conditions"


u000001031169's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
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Reviewed on

This is a great golf course with a challenging layout. We played from the tips and unfortunately some of the tee boxes were in very poor shape. Also, the 11th hole has a few bunkers that it appears as if they are letting nature take them over and the 12th hole needs some serious work on the banks of the creek. All in all, still a nice golf course and a good value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 08/23/2017:

Awesome! Glad you loved the layout and found good value playing here. We will inform our staff and crews of some of the concern here about the conditions past the 12th hole. We want to ensure the best conditions possible for your next visit. Hope to see you again soon!


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
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Reviewed on

Good condition . Course was difficult and made pace of play slower because of lost balls, etc.

Would play again without hesitation.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 08/17/2017:

We can't wait to see you again! Glad you loved the conditions and the challenge was sufficient.

"Perfect Day to Play"


dpl22's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
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Reviewed on

Course was in good shape. Greens were a bit dinged up, tee boxes could use some attention. Overall very nice course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 08/17/2017:

Awesome! We're so glad you loved the course conditions and your overall experience with us was ... perfect.

"What a golf course should be!!"


u429875543's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
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Reviewed on

Elks Run doesn't disappoint! The course is set on a beautiful tract of land and superbly maintained. It provided a challenging, yet, very satisfying day of golf. The club house is beautiful and the staff is friendly. I wish I lived closer, I'd play here all the time!


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 08/02/2017:

We're so glad you loved hte course and we want to see you here as much as possible. Thanks for making us your regular spot!


u2026487's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 07/26/2017:

We're so happy to see you loved the golf course! Come back and see us soon!

"Slow 4 some would not let anyone play through"


u00000929952's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2017
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Reviewed on

There was a slow 4 some that would not let anyone play through so we had a bit of a backup never saw a ranger all day out on the course. Otherwise a very enjoyable round.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 08/02/2017:

We're so glad you loved your overall round despite some of the slower play around you. We look forward to seeing you back again soon!

"Pace of play"


harley6707's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

How can a round take almost 6 hours to play ? Marshalls need to do a better job of getting players to play faster. Outings should start earlier and would be nice to know ahead of time


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 07/31/2017:

We will address the pace of play with our staff, thank you for pointing this out and we're sorry to hear the round took so long. We hope to see you again, we want to make sure your next round is awesome!

"outstanding"


yussman's avatar
Age:  45-54

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Great aesthetics on a large property. The elevation changes make for very pleasant scenery. Definitely a must-play course when visiting Cincinnati.


Pace of Play: Average

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 05/31/2017:

Awesome, so glad the elevations caught your eye and provided some nice scenery for your round. We love our fans!


fann012's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2017
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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:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 05/24/2017:

Glad you loved your time with us! Come back again we can't wait!

"Great value At Elks Run"


flanjl's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2017
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Reviewed on

Lucky to have this fine public course in area. Course in excellent condition. Some bunkers need a bit more sand but had hard rains last week and I believe grounds crew will take care of.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 05/18/2017:

We're working on the best conditions possible for your next round. We are lucky to have you golfing here!

"The Challenge"


LeRoy5531110's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2017
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Reviewed on

This is an excellent course for all golfers and is very well maintained.

The holes are challenging and fair. 4 tee boxes to choose from to suit anyone's game.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 05/18/2017:

Thanks for noticing our great conditions, come back and see us soon!

"Very friendly staff"


William3743930's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
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Reviewed on

The course itself was in great condition the staff was courteous and friendly from the starter to the folks in the lounge . I have always enjoyed playing Elks run I just wish it was closer to Crescent Springs so that I could play there more often


Pace of Play: 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 05/18/2017:

Awesome! We're so glad you loved the conditions and the staff made your experience a pleasant one. Come back soon!

"Course Needs some work"


dpl22's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wet March, but the course needs some attention. Front 9 and Back 9 greens were running different speeds, back looked like it had been top dressed a week or so ago. Zero water coolers on course. Pace of play was awful, 5:45 for 18. There was a JR event prior to tee time, surprised course was not in better condition and no water coolers out


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Elks Run on 04/13/2017:

We thank you for this feedback and will address these concerns with our staff and crews. Thanks for bringing it to our attention, your feedback is very important to us and we look to improve some or all of these aspects so that your next round is much more enjoyable. Come back and see us!

"Scenic with an excellent course design"


rknight1984's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
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Reviewed on

Each hole is unique with varying degrees of difficulty. Well maintained and offers a tournament brand of play at an affordable price.


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 03/14/2017:

So glad you loved the challenge at the course and saw great value playing here!

"Great design and fantastic greens"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course in February expected greens to be slow and bumpy because it had rained the past few days, I was very surprised when the greens were cut and rolled and surprisingly smooth. The design of the course was challenging and had good length. The last five holes were as challenging of closing holes from the tips as I have played in cincinnati. Great course, fun to play, and I will most definitely be back there soon to play.


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 03/02/2017:

Happy to hear you loved the challenge and had fun on the course, despite some of the wetter conditions. We can't wait to see you back for more!


TLinder246's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2017
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Reviewed on


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 02/23/2017:

Thanks for this awesome rating!


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