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4.3
249 Reviews (249)
5 Stars
129
4 Stars
86
3 Stars
27
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.4
90.7%
Recommend this course
228 out of 249 reviews
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4.2
26 Reviews (26)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
88.5%
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23 out of 26 reviews
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4.2
50 Reviews (50)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.0%
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45 out of 50 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6908 yards
Slope 132
Rating 73.4

Aston Oaks Golf Club is perched atop rolling hills that overlook the Ohio River Valley. The Jack Nicklaus Design Group created the course, which sits on the former land of President William Henry Harrison. Although his presidency was short lived, traces of his legacy in Ohio can be seen throughout the golf course. Each hole was carefully carved from stands of mature white oak, hickory, and other native hardwoods. The course is tight and demanding with fast greens and plenty of elevation changes. The abundance of trees really characterizes the course. Between the 10th tee and the 11th green, there is a giant Buckeye tree that is the largest in the state. With all of the trees lining the fairways there was hardly a need to add bunkers, but there are some incorporated along the greensides that help to define some holes.

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Course Details

Year Built 1999
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year Round
Architect Nicklaus (1999) Thomas Pearson (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt required

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

Reviews

4.3
249 Reviews (249)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Dinner 6
Family Dining 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 13
Elevation Changes 13
Water Hazards 11
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 9
Advanced Golfers 8
Locals 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 10
In the 'Burbs 6

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Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/08/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314162058053! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Aston Oaks Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/08/2022

Hi, roger4606206. 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 Aston Oaks Golf Club.

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Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Lovely course in a challenge

The course is challenging lovely and definitely worth a trip

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/26/2022

Hello, rickstalnaker. 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 Aston Oaks Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/26/2022

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, u2080690559. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Aston Oaks Golf Club!

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Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

You’ll love this course

Great course, fairways in great shape, greens good shape, but too many pitch marks. Fair layout for every tee. 90° rule should have been in effect for entire course. Cart Path Only wasn’t necessary for my round. Makes for very slow play when hitting away from the cart path. I saw one water fountain “in progress” on #11 but the course needs water stations every 4 or 5 holes. It was brutally hot and no place to refresh. Other than that, an excellent layout.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/26/2022

Hello, u314162279809. Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your round at Aston Oaks Golf Club. Please visit us again soon!

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

Hi, u334719679. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Aston Oaks Golf Club.

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

The view is out of this world

The course has amazing sites, along with friendly staff

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/19/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u9187465! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Aston Oaks Golf Club!

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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Very Poorly Designed

The only reason that Aston Oaks stays afloat is because of its "Nickaus Signature" design credit - but if I was an architect, I wouldn't want this course credited to my name. The playing corridors are very narrow on many holes, and there's little forgiveness if you don't find the short grass. It's just a really tough course, and some holes and shots are downright unfair - the tee shot on 18 in particular is an abomination, as you're basically stuck behind a tree and told to hit a 40-yard hook, avoiding trees on the right, a creek on the left and you still have to hit it 250 to reach the fairway.

There's also a number of long cart rides between holes - this course will *never* be walkable. The staff didn't seem to care about leaving a good impression either. Conditioning was acceptable, but nothing to rave over. Overall, your money is best spent elsewhere - unless you want to lose an entire box of golf balls in 9 holes, as one of my playing partners did.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
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 Good
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Commented on 07/19/2022

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

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/19/2022

Hi, Opjben. 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 Aston Oaks Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Course

Nice carts and putting area. Staff super friendly. Some holes feel squeezed into layout. Price is fair. I will play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/19/2022

Hi, jeffp45002. 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 Aston Oaks Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 40
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always enjoy Aston Oaks

Various set of tees make it enjoyable for all. Being 72cyears old I have lost a lot of distance in the last few years but the shorter tee set ups help make it more enjoyable. The course is in great shape and the layout allows you to enjoy the wildlife. I have seen deer several times over the years and yesterday got to see a male turkey strutting his stuff. There is also a nice view of the Ohio River on one hole.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Pretty Nice

Some of the fairways were a little rough but overall very good course. Would play again.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 89
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course on the West Side

Really fun Jack Nicklaus designed course. Clubhouse is nice and GPS on carts. They have the longest drive I've experienced between two holes and the hole you drive to is probably the best on the course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 04/21/2022

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

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

SMM

Disappointed with the conditions of the course as well as pace of play.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/21/2022

Hello, smoertle. Thank you for reviewing the course. We are sorry to hear you were not pleased with the pace of play or course conditions during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. With that in mind, we are working to best control pace and allow everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time along with keeping our course in pristine condition. We will continue to look for ways to improve. Thank you for playing and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I wish there was a way to fix it

Aston has a great layout. For early spring the course was in good condition. The staff is very accommodating. Pace of play has been atrocious the last three times I've played. This past weekend was 5 1/2 hours. Group in front of us had no business being on the course. It's one thing to be a bad golfer it's another thing to have no understanding of golf etiquette or pace of play. This group would stand on the tee boxes and have a conversation about who was going to hit first. Then in the fairways the entire group would drive to one ball and then the next person's ball, and so on. Then they stand around on the green discussing the 10 they just carded. Again, short of kicking them off the course I dont know what you do, because the ranger talked to them at least 5 times during the round. If this was the first time I would probably just brush it off, but third time in a row for a 5 hour plus round is ridiculous.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
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Commented on 04/08/2022

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!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Majestic Golf Course

Truly a course designed to give you the best of golf. From the challenging tees to the true rolling greens, Ashton Oaks provided a balanced challenge with gorgeous views. The practice facilities are great, and the clubhouse and golf carts are top notch. I will definitely grab the fellas for a round and drinks soon.

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

Hi, jnofinnb. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Aston Oaks Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great Course

$40 on the app. Can’t beat it for the money. First time playing here. Some of the greens could have been kept nicer but that falls on the players. They were also very fast on the front 9. Layout was challenging but nothing crazy. Great elevation as well. Will definitely keep this course as a go to on the west side of cincy.

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

Hello, u852732542. Thank you for visiting us at Aston Oaks Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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