Aerial view of the Grizzly Course at The Grizzly Golf & Social Lodge.
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4.0
465 Reviews (465)
5 Stars
145
4 Stars
229
3 Stars
52
2 Stars
26
1 Stars
13
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
88.3%
Recommend this course
405 out of 465 reviews
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3.9
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
80.0%
Recommend this course
28 out of 35 reviews
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3.9
59 Reviews (59)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
84.7%
Recommend this course
50 out of 59 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6504 yards
Slope 130
Rating 71.5

The Grizzly Course is a collaboration between Jack Nicklaus and Desmond Muirhead. Since opening in 1972, this challenging layout has been host to numerous PGA, LPGA, and Senior PGA events. The golf course features long, curvy fairways lined with towering trees and there are strategically placed bunkers throughout. The three final holes feature water hazards, which are also accompanied by a difficult array of bunkers. It offers a fair amount of difficult holes but overall the course is playable for a range of skill levels, which is why it is an appealing layout for tournaments. In addition to the two courses, the Golf Center also boasts an 11,000-square foot putting green and an Academy Course with four championship holes.
Also known as The City of Mason Golf Center - Grizzly Course.

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Course Details

Year Built 1972
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/01
Architect Jack Nicklaus (1972) Desmond Muirhead (1972) Jay Morrish (1972)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.0
465 Reviews (465)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 13
Patio Dining 10
Brunch 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 25
Water Hazards 24
Forced Carries 16
This course/club is great for:
Locals 17
Advanced Golfers 15
Junior Golfers 8
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 20
Near Local Attractions 20
Convenient to the City 15

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Reviews 26
Handicap 5-9
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4.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Conditions Good
Value Good
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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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2.0
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Conditions Poor
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Commented on 10/20/2022

Hello, u00000322191. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit.

We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind.

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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

I liked that wooded area on 16 was cleared away.
It’s so much nicer now.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/20/2022

Hi, waterstone. 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 The Golf Center at Kings Island - Grizzly Course!

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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First Time Playing

Waste of $55 not worth the extended time of play

Pace of play was terrible. We were on the 1st tee box when a group of 5 roll up saying they were the 930 tee time and it was 10:00 already. The starter let them play in ahead of us even they were 5some and 30 minutes late.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/12/2022

We apologize for the pace of play issue you experienced. We always try to keep a great pace when having our golfers on the course. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback as we will use your review to better the experience going forward. We hope you give us another try in the near future!

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Reviews 3
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/16/2022

Hello, u803331214. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at The Golf Center at Kings Island - Grizzly Course. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

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Reviews 57
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/16/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, lboldt56! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing The Golf Center at Kings Island - Grizzly Course!

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Reviews 57
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/06/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, lboldt56! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing The Golf Center at Kings Island - Grizzly Course!

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Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course not worth the money anymore

This course has gone downhill over the past few years. One of the holes was completely closed. Two more holes were being worked on with construction equipment running down the side of the hole. Course layout is very confusing with construction and lack of proper direction markers. Didn't hear the severe weather alarm at all when a thunderstorm rolled through. Won't be going back to the course anytime soon.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/23/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, RG8F3AD93643FDBAAAC! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing The Golf Center at Kings Island - Grizzly Course!

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Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not what it used to be

First of all, I enjoyed the day. It has been 15 years or so since I last played here. While my memory may not be the best that far back, the course was not up to that past standard. The tee boxes were not good at all; mostly weeds or dry areas. The Fairways and Roughs were fair but the greens need work. A combination of people not fixing ball marks and dried out dead areas made this not what I expected.
I like the course layout where the shortness is balanced by the tightness. Greens did putt true if the above mentioned problems were not in the line.
I'm glad I played there again but it would not be on my regular rotation.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/08/2022

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course. We are sorry to hear your recent experience with us may have been poor due to the course conditions.

We greatly value your feedback as we work towards any necessary improvements and hope you will notice some of these improvements during your next round with us. Thank you for choosing our course, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/26/2022

Hi, neckert. 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 The Golf Center at Kings Island - Grizzly Course.

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/26/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u00005213696! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing The Golf Center at Kings Island - Grizzly Course!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/08/2022

Hi, ekbogeym. We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at The Golf Center at Kings Island - Grizzly Course!

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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

New ownership course has gone downhill

I have played this course for 10+ years and have never seen it in this bad of shape. I really like the layout and it's a fun course but after not playing for a few years I came back yesterday and the prices increased quite a bit and the course conditions have steeply dropped. A lot of the fairways are dead, the bunkers are mostly pebbles and rocks and the course is dried out badly. Hopefully they can put some money into the course bc for those rates I won't be back any time soon.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/19/2022

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course. We appreciate your dedication to playing our course over the years but are very sorry to hear your recent experience with us may have been poor due to the course conditions.

We greatly value your feedback as we work towards any necessary improvements and hope you will notice some of these improvements during your next round with us. Thank you for choosing our course, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course is under repair Summer 2022

The ball really carried in the fairways- they were pretty dry... Which explains all of the irrigation equipment laying about. There are some areas that are ground under repair as they install the new watering pipes and such. I played from the white tees because I wanted to work on my long irons, which made this course fairly easy.
Matt G

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/19/2022

Hello u000004886849, thank you for taking the time to review us, and for the 3 stars. We're sorry to hear the course may not have been in the best shape on the day of your round. We appreciate your feedback as we work to make any necessary improvements. Thank you for choosing to golf with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon at The Golf Center at Kings Island - Grizzly Course.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/19/2022

Hi, u426995350. 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 The Golf Center at Kings Island - Grizzly Course.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/19/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Samyashi! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing The Golf Center at Kings Island - Grizzly Course!

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

Value for the money

This course was just purchased and the new owners are investing in the course, so understand through this time you may find things in progress. They are working on all new irrigation at the moment so don’t expect fully green lush layouts. However they are very cognizant of this and it is still worth the play. Staff, location and value are all 5 stars

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/19/2022

Hello, David1516242. Thanks so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your round at The Golf Center at Kings Island - Grizzly Course. That's what we like to hear! We hope to see you again soon!

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