Elks Run Golf Club in Batavia, Ohio, USA | GolfPass
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4.4
521 Reviews (521)
5 Stars
260
4 Stars
199
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
21
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
95.6%
Recommend this course
479 out of 521 reviews
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4.3
59 Reviews (59)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.9%
Recommend this course
56 out of 59 reviews
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4.4
101 Reviews (101)
5 Stars
56
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
96.0%
Recommend this course
97 out of 101 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6845 yards
Slope 136
Rating 73.0

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 (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
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
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Colared shirt required, no denim.

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Ohio (2021 #20)

Reviews

4.4
521 Reviews (521)

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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Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 33
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens and tees showing signs of wear and fungus

I love this course - it’s a great layout. It is typically well maintained, but some of the tees and greens are showing distinct signs of wear and fungus or disease damage. Fairways and traps were generally in good shape. They really need a ranger out on the course - our foursome was slowed by two singles in front of us who never joined up and delayed our pace of play the entire back nine!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not bad but could’ve been better

Like the course and the layout. We had to wait on every hole and there were no rangers out monitoring the pace of play. The greens were in terrible shape, expected more from this course. Ball marks all over, we watched fixed 3 a hole on the front. Staff was nice. Overall not bad but need to improve greens and pace of play

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
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 month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Excellent condition

It's been very hot and dry, but you can tell they dump a lot of water in this course. Fairways and rough were lush, greens were soft, bunkers were in great shape. Good value for the money as always.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Do better

Employee attitude & tone matters. Do better, the game is evolving.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 46
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 46
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 33
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is in great shape!

While Elk’s Run gets a LOT of play, the greens are still in good shape and the fairways as well. Of particular note were the green side bunkers - all in great shape, firm but consistent! The course superintendent is doing a super job here! I’m anxious to get back out!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
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 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 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

what a wonderful course in Ohio

Elks Run is one of the most fantastic courses in Greater Cincinnati area. Course green and fairway are always managed very well. Three or four sand bunkers need to fill up. I found some renovation work found such as tree cut, new grass seeding, etc. I strongly recommend the course. Thank you.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Worst pace I’ve ever seen on a golf course

I started at 6:15 PM and got through 4 full holes by 8:45 and had to leave the course. I paid for 18 and got 4 holes because groups of 6 were ahead of me. This is my favorite place I’ve ever golfed and this has never happened before but I wasted all of my time as well as my money yesterday. Extremely upset about this

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Amazing Course!

One of the best courses in the area! Throw all your preconceived notions out the window, this course is as great as they come. Please stop by and play a round here you won't regret it and you will be coming back like I am.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
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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