Best golf courses: Cincinnati

Cincinnati: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in and around this city. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key below for the rating definitions.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Cincinnati
Hurdzan, Michael

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cincinnati

Designer

Willows course: Dr Michael Hurdzan (1976).
Pioneer course: Taylor Boyd (1968).
Fox Run course (now closed): Arthur Hills (1992).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Cincinnati
Campbell, Alex

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Cincinnati

Designer

Alex "Nipper" Campbell (1930); restored by Keith Foster (2015).

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Cincinnati
Von Hagge & Devlin; Hurdzan.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cincinnati

Designer

Brookview & Lakeview nines: designed by Robert von Hagge & Bruce Devlin (1979).
Ridgeview nine: designed by Michael Hurdzan (1989).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Cincinnati
Norman, Greg

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cincinnati

Designer

Greg Norman

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Cincinnati
Hurdzan, Michael

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cincinnati

Designer

Dr Michael J. Hurdzan

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Cincinnati
Wilson, Dick

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Private club

Nearest city

Cincinnati

Designer

Dick Wilson designed both the North and South courses.

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Cincinnati
Raynor, Seth

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Private club

Nearest city

Cincinnati

Designer

Original design by Seth Raynor & Charles Banks (1925); later minor improvements by Tom Doak (1984, 2000).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Cincinnati
Fazio, Tom

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cincinnati

Designer

Tom Fazio

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Cincinnati
Hills, Arthur

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cincinnati

Designer

Arthur Hills designed the original 18-hole Shaker Run course (1979), comprising the Red (formerly Woodlands) and Green (Lakeside) nines. The White-nine (formerly Meadows) was designed by Dr Michael Hurdzan & Dana Fry (1999).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Cincinnati
Osterfeld, Jeff

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cincinnati

Designer

Jeff Osterfeld (designer & owner).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Cincinnati
Bates, Gene

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Cincinnati

Designer

Gene Bates

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Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).

Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24). 

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Who's Who

Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.

Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.

Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.

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