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Pace
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Amenities
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6681 yards
Slope 122
Rating 71.1

Course Details

Year Built 1924
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Donald Ross (1924)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirt required

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Locker Rooms

Reviews

4.9
23 Reviews (23)
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played

Great value - Great condition

This course is in exceptional shape. That in vested in Bermuda fairways and has made all the difference in the world. Greens are smooth and roll great. Great staff and cold refreshments. Highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great

This course is absolutely beautiful, the greens were in perfect condition, bunkers were great, the layout was awesome, and the tee boxes were very well maintained (one of the most underrated parts of a nice golf course).
This is definitely the nicest course in southern Ohio and I can't wait to go back there

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Excellent Condition

I played this course a lot growing up and recently went back for the first time in a few years and I think it's in the best shape I ever remember it being in. Fun place to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Going down hill

Rude people that think they run Augusta members do not like outsiders

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Coarse was in excellent condition.

One of our favorite coarses to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow!

I don't mind groups of 5 if they play ready golf and have a little bit of skill but there were at least 2 groups of 5 hackers slowing down the course. Why let that happen on a weekend? It took 5 hours to play 18 behind one of these 5somes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Best course in tri state area

Great course in excellent shape. Greens were above average but had just been plugged about 1 week earlier. Awesome Donald Ross layout..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Ran into league!

Had 2:30 tee time. Saw group of six playing #7 when we were playing #1. Got around front 9 quickly but had groups jumping on #10 who hadn't played front 9. On #13 there were three groups. They said they were in a league. Very slow after that. Why would you sell a tee time knowing a league would be shotgunning in the middle of your round! No starter or ranger.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Awesome as always

Haven't played here SD once my Junior days. Course is in better shape, and has stood up all these years. Wish I lived closer to play it everyday.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

First time playing here, course has great character

Sunday tee time 1 PM, we arrived early, and the course professional/starter allowed us to take off right away ahead of a large group. This is an old, seasoned golf course. Beautiful trees, generous fairways, excellent bent greens, and just great character. My sons and I noticed so many great memorials around the course, lots of benches and lots of trees with memorials. Very well done. What was most surprising with the excellent pace of play; there is not thick brush and only one water hole, so even on a crowded day, we completed 18 holes in 3-1/2 hours. We were treated exceptionally well by the staff. We drove an hour to play there, we will come back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best Course in the Area

Had another great round at the elks! It's a beautifully designed course with a ton of character! I'd play there everyday if I could

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good bang for your buck

Great greens great value would definitely go back because where else can you play a Donald Ross designed golf course for this price

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

a golf course with lots of character.

This course is a great mix of hills and trees. It's challenging but not overly difficult. Great layout over all. Staff is helpful and food is very good for the price. Will go again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Challenging short course, very well maintained

It's only 6700 from the tips but it has lots of bite. The par 3's are lengthy and some of the 4's are long. Greens were a little slow and if you putted on the practice green and expected the same on the course you were fooled. Much slower on the course than the practice green. Had 3 inches of rain the day before but drained very well. I love the layout, but you will run into the occasional 5 some. A must play course and the pro Nathan is a good guy.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Best course in southern Ohio

Unless you plan on going to one of the big cities you won't find a better golf course in the southern Ohio area around Portsmouth. The course is always well maintained and the speed of play was great. Greens were in great condition. When I was going into the clubhouse one of the golfers told me there had been a brown bear sighting on the course!

Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great course to play for anybody

First time playing at Portsmouth Elks but not the last. We had a foursome and we all enjoyed the course very much. Was a nice layout and in good condition. We will be returning for sure as it was worth our one hour drive.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Wonderful Day

The course has several challenges and is very Beautiful, each hole has a different task.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

WELL MAINTAINED, DIFFICULT, COURSE. GREAT DESIGN.

YOU CAN TELL DRIVING UP TO THE CLUB HOUSE THIS IS A VERY WELL MAINTAINED COURSE. GREENS ARE IN GREAT CONDITION FOR THIS TIME OF THE YEAR. VERY FRIENDLY STAFF AND GOOD FOOD AND DRINKS. LONGER COURSE THAN WE USUALLY PLAY BUT STILL A GREAT TIME.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A challenging, enjoyable round of golf. One of the best courses in the area.

The course was in excellent condition even following a strong thunderstorm shortly before our arrival. The greens were a little soft and slow due to the rainstorm, but in great condition otherwise. Pace of play was good until the last four holes when we got behind a very slow foursome. The staff was very friendly upon arrival. The $18 weekend Hot Deal was a great deal. Would recommend this course to all.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful Donald Ross designed course.

The Elks is a fun course to play. Beautiful tree lined fairways and nice greens. Not a lot of trouble to get into if you hit a straight ball. Friendly staff too!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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