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4.3
78 Reviews (78)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
40
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
93.4%
Recommend this course
68 out of 78 reviews
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4.4
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
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2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
Recommend this course
17 out of 17 reviews
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4.4
24 Reviews (24)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
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24 out of 24 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

4.3
78 Reviews (78)
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

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love the course but I think they need to mark with arrows which way to go on the cart path for the next hole. we saw others not knowing where to go also. But the greens were in great shape. I wish people knew how to repair divots.
I will be back to play again. We thought it was great.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A little slow

Nice staff, everyone was friendly.
Course tightens up on the back. Greens can be tricky.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great municipal course

We played on a Sunday afternoon. 3 of us paired with a single who was great and we enjoyed playing with him. The course was in reasonable condition but the lay out and surroundings are much nicer than other muni courses near us. Pretty course with hill and trees and some water. Not particularly tough but fun to play amd a good value for the money.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Grandson Won Again

Took grandson to California Golf Course for his first time. We had a great day, even though he beat me. The club house person was very friendly and courteous. The Starter was also friendly. The course was to our liking due to length of the rough and fairways were in good shape also.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

California Golf

Greens were tight and challening. Course played longer than advertised. Pace was slow. Grounds were maintained well.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 30
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Classic Municipal course

This is the second best CRC course right behind Glenview South/West. Good layout. Good conditions. There was no starter, and the staff didn't do anything to pair up two somes, and let a few singles go off by themselves that really slowed down the course. Other than that it was a good day golfing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Stay with bent

Course in great condition only note of concern is the hy-bred grass they introduced to the greens.Blotchy appearance with an inconsistent roll.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Played On
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 20
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
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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