A view of green #5 at Devou Park Golf Course, which overlooks the Cincinnati skyline.
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3.9
197 Reviews (197)
5 Stars
63
4 Stars
88
3 Stars
27
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
12
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.0
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
78.9%
Recommend this course
162 out of 197 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.5
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
72.0%
Recommend this course
18 out of 25 reviews
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3.7
61 Reviews (61)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.9
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
73.8%
Recommend this course
45 out of 61 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 70
Length 6134 yards
Slope 114
Rating 66.2
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Devou Park Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1922
Fairways Zoysia Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gene Bates (1995) Steve Wolfard (1995)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $14
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge, Banquet Facilities

Available Sports

Tennis

Reviews

3.9
197 Reviews (197)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 11
Narrow Fairways 10
Thick Rough 8
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 11
Locals 9
Advanced Golfers 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 10
Near Local Attractions 6

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Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once 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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

No one out monitoring pace of play. One group holding up at least two groups behind them. Skipped #9 to get in front of them. Other groups we came across switched to the back nine because pace was so bad.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A great day on the course

My wife and I played a round at Devou recently, and really enjoyed it. The course is probably the most up-and-down layout I have ever seen, so lots of interesting angles to deal with. It was beautiful, and certainly some holes were very challenging. Overall a very good experience.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 39
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 39
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tee boxes are rough yet need grass to fill in. Greens in good condition

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

It's rough

The course is in rough shape at the moment. It is April and I understand. The grass is still brown, some of the tee boxes are mole ridden, and hole 11 is still unfinished. The staff members are friendly, the clubhouse is immaculate, and the carts are newer. The course is just really rough.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Not What it Used to Be

My buddies and I used to view Devou and one of the nicer public courses available to the Cincinnati/N. Kentucky area, but it has gone downhill pretty dramatically in the past couple years. The fairways and tee boxes are super patchy. Some tee boxes are 90% dirt and sand. Greens are normally okay, unfortunately they had just been aerated prior to our round, and while I understand that is a necessary evil of grounds maintenance, the fact that there was no mention of these conditions when we booked our tee time or when we checked in seems questionable. Additionally, there was no mention (this year or last) of the fact that Hole 11, which has been under construction for the last year, has no green and just end in a water-filled hole with a flag in the middle of some long grass. Any one of these things would've been unfortunate, all of these things together led to our group unanimously deciding that we wouldn't be returning to Devou. It's just not worth the price anymore, and it's clear that management has stopped trying.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course under construction

Greens newly aerated 4/3/22. No grass in the fairways. One hole has a pin in the fairway. Not worth the money/time to play here right now.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Decent Muni Course

1- Pace of Play: Excellent. Tee time was 1030 hrs Monday, Starter got me out at 1000 hrs. Pace on front was fantastic, no one front, no one behind. Pace slowed on back when I caught up to a 4some (high-handicappers) around hole 11. I asked a single behind me to join and after a couple holes the 4some let us play through. All and all, it was a 3.5hr round and that deserves an Excellent rating no matter where played. 2- Course Conditions: Average. Fairways were thin, probably due to the time of year. Bunkers, not a rake to be seen, fortunately not an issue for me this day. Divot Sand, not bottle on the cart or course. Some rough areas were not uniform. Cart paths were a little rough in some spots and you need to be cautious on the frequent elevation changes. Staff Friendliness: Excellent. Well above average from the Starter to the Pro-Shop and Maintenance Staff. Value for the Money: Good. Course Layout: Good. I played from the Whites. Basically all par 4's were drive/wedge. Nice track, but basically straight shooting. No real doglegs that would provide a more challenging drive/second shot. Fairways on the back are narrower so there aren't too many holes where you can "grip and rip it" like you can on the front, at least not for me. Greens were rolling maybe a 9, and like most mini's there were many unrepaired ball marks. I fixed at least a half dozen on each green and I could've done more. Great views of the Cincinnati Skyline on 3 green, definitely the spot for a group picture. Course Amenities: Average. No range. Tiny practice putting area. I did not grab a bite at the turn, but the clubhouse appearance is well above average and fitting for a few beers and conversation after a round.. I'm a 10 GHIN who's played maybe 10 times over the past year, but still managed to bang out an 82. I was happy. I got the round from a GolfNow Hot Deal. I just moved into the area and I'm looking forward to trying other courses, but I will definitely return to Devou.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Classic

Devou is a Cincinnati classic. The hilly landscape makes for some tight fairways, forcing you to step up your iron game.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Golf, Crazy Happenings

After finding out my error in reserving the tee time, the gentleman at the pro shop worked out a satisfactory solution. We also had our cart die, but nice gentlemen rescued us. They brought a new cart for us and helped transfer our equipment. Last but not least, two workers were measuring the cart paths for new surfacing. We were in the way and they got stuck. No bad reactions. Now for the golf, it was a great day and the greens were in great shape for the time of year.

Conditions Good
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
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Lied to me

It was raining this morning so I called them an hour before my teatime to ask them if they would be open even though it was raining. They assured me they were open, then went over there to find out that they were closing because of the rain. Total waste of a morning.

Conditions Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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