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4.1
61 Reviews (61)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
88.4%
Recommend this course
51 out of 61 reviews
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4.4
7 Reviews (7)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.9
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
7 out of 7 reviews
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4.4
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
9
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.8
94.7%
Recommend this course
18 out of 19 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6245 yards
Slope 120
Rating 69.8

The California Golf Course sits on land that slopes gently and offers a nice view of the Ohio River; however, this course ain't just pretty to look at, but laid out to play in a manner that will test seasoned golfers and welcome novices to the friendly golf course where the trees are old growth.

California Golf Course provides 18 holes of par-71 golf over 6,227 yards. A round of golf kicks off on a par-4 hole that plays to 367 yards from the Blue tees. Because this is one of Cincinnati's longer municipal golf courses, power golfers will appreciate the chance to open up their games a bit more, with about a third of the holes measuring over 400 yards from the Blue tees, including a pair of par-5 holes, the second and ninth holes.

As the California Golf Course is a municipal golf course, expect low rates, and those who can swing a round of golf during the workweek can expect them to be even lower.

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Course Details

Year Built 1935
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect William Diddel (1935)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Grill

Reviews

4.1
61 Reviews (61)
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 29
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

California in the spring

Weather forecast was overcast skies and a high of 50F. Turned out to be a partly sunny day and got into the 60's! Course had morning dew (so there were a couple of slippery spots on the hillsides) but otherwise the course was in very good condition. Traps had sand (not rocks!), greens and fairways had been recently mown. Staff was friendly and helpful - from check-in at the pro shop to the starter and rangers. Someday perhaps the City of Cincinnati will update the clubhouse decor - it looks pretty dated inside!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Nice course just off the river. Pretty fun layout with some interesting tee shots. Hole 18 is a brutal sloping fairway that isn’t even fun to play but otherwise I’d recommend!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 37
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

greens fees

the greens were aerated recently. i believe that when they do this they should lower the rate by about 7 dollars. love playing there but if i knew they had aerated recently i probably would have passed on playing there today and gone somewhere else and maybe waited for a few more weeks. other than that i really enjoy the course

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
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 Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 37
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
4.0
Previously Played

Competitive course-provides challenge

Think the first 6 too narrow. Was tough with group event that was playing slow and shooting into other holes. Otherwise course was fun and relaxing!

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Solid Course

It’s a very nice course, it was mostly par 4s and 3s, and 1 or 2 5s.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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