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1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
94.8%
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321 out of 357 reviews
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4.5
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
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1
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
98.1%
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51 out of 52 reviews
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4.5
74 Reviews (74)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
98.6%
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73 out of 74 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6845 yards
Slope 138
Rating 72.9

Elks Run Golf Club in Batavia was designed by Greg Norman. It sprawls across 163 lush and secluded acres where golfers will be hard-pressed to find a home anywhere close to the course. Norman carefully utilized the natural terrain, incorporating the meandering creek on several holes and also adding a few holes that venture up the side of a hill. Thanks to the dramatic elevation changes, there are some tees where your ball seems to stay in the air forever. The first nine is more open with a traditional links-style layout that then leads to the more densely wooded back nine. In addition to the trees and other natural hazards, there is also an unusually thick first cut of rough as well as tall stands of native grasses.

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Course Details

Year Built 1999
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Greg Norman (1999) Tad Burnett

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed Yes
Dress code Colared shirt required, no denim.

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.4
357 Reviews (357)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 22
Watching the Game 10
Brunch 9
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 36
Elevation Changes 33
Water Hazards 32
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 34
Advanced Golfers 25
Entertaining Clients 18
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 32
In the 'Burbs 16
Convenient to the City 7

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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Nice

Well the day we went was cold and wet the fairways were a sloppy mess from the rain from the prior day. But overall this course has spectacular views and very long par fours. Its even better in the summertime.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/04/2021

Hi, thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is very important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back again soon at Elks Run Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great local course in Cincinnati

Great local track. Layout is good, lots of doglegs, no real forced carries unless you play forwards tees. Very good course to test mental side of the game. Lots of holes you need to miss in right place for chance at par. Green last few weeks have rolled better than most in July!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/22/2020

Hello, we appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 5 stars. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the pristine course conditions. We work hard to provide an exceptional experience, and it's very satisfying to hear from golfers like you who appreciate our efforts. We will inform the entire team so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back Elks Run Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great local track with unique layout

Didn’t expect to get anymore golf in for 2020, but with a great weather forecast we got out and enjoyed it. Greens were rolling better than most in July. Fairways were still a hit/miss with aeration plugs and a few tee boxes were set to be reseeded. Overall our 3some had a great time

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/14/2020

Hello and thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Elks Run Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/28/2020

Hello, thank you for visiting us at Elks Run Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 12/11/2020

Hello, Brian. Thank you for visiting us at Elks Run Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Elks Run

This course should be on your top 3 in the Cincinnati area. Course in excellent shape

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/30/2020

Hi, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Elks Run Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Amazing course

Had a wonderful round . My favorite course in Cincinnati area. Highly highly recommend. Courteous staff and fantastic course conditions. Play was little slow the day we played but still worth it ! A plus

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/30/2020

Thank you for your great review! We will make sure to pass along your positive experience to our team at Elks Run Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/23/2020

Hello, Brian. Thank you for visiting us at Elks Run Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/12/2020

Hi, we love hearing about our golfers' experiences! Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round? Thanks for choosing Elks Run Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/10/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Brian! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Elks Run Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/10/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Elks Run Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

For an early November round of golf, the course was in incredible shape. The greens rolled very nice and the fairways were in really good shape. I

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/09/2020

Hello, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Elks Run Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Starter di a very good induction to the GPS in the golf cart. He represents your course very well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/06/2020

Thank you for your review, Brian. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Elks Run Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/05/2020

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fantastic Fall Conditions!

Elks Runs is in spectacular shape! Greens were in the best shape they have been all year long. While chilly (in the 40's all day long,-and mostly cloudy), but the course played great. Kudos to the greens keeper's and GM for great course management.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 11/02/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us RICHIE9552384. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Elks Run Golf Club thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/05/2020

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/19/2020

Hi Ronald, thank you for visiting us at Elks Run Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Elks Run

Course was in good shape. Pace of play was unbearable. Ranger on course said he could not understand why slow play. Well, clue #1 would be when you book tee times 9 minutes apart. 5hrs and 40 minutes for 18 holes on a weekday is inexcusable. More than a few people got frustrated and left after nine holes. Good course , but won't be back soon.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/09/2020

Hello, Tom. Thank you for reviewing the course. We would like to apologize for the delay of play during your round. Please know that this is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. With an uncharacteristically full day, we work hard to accommodate everyone who visits our course and allow our guest the chance to complete their rounds. With that in mind, we are working to best control pace and allow everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. We will continue to look for ways to improve. Thank you for playing Elks Run Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great shape

Course was very playable and in great shape. Loved the fast greens. Guy at counter was very courteous and service at bar was fantastic.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/09/2020

Hi, 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 Elks Run Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/06/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Elks Run Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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