Sharon Woods Golf Course

5.0000000000 5.0 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6633 yards
  • Slope: 122
  • Rating: 71.1
  • Layout


Carts: Yes - $14.49
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes


Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: No
Putting green: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Shirt and shoes required
Credit cards accepted: None

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Green 70 6633 yards 71.1 122
Blue 70 6388 yards 70.0 120
White 70 6012 yards 68.0 117
White (W) 70 6012 yards 73.8 123
Gray (W) 70 5378 yards 70.6 119
Gray 70 5378 yards 65.6 110
Yellow 70 4720 yards 63.2 103
Yellow (W) 70 4720 yards 67.8 113
Orange 70 3685 yards 59.5 97
Orange (W) 70 3685 yards 61.5 98

Get a taste of the great outdoors - and a bit of Cincinnati history - by golfing a round at Sharon Woods, the 730-acre park that opened in 1932 as the Hamilton County Park District's first park.

The Sharon Woods Golf Course is also, it would follow, the oldest golf course maintained by the park district and was inaugurated by none other than Bobby Jones way back in 1938, and it still offers a challenging round of championship golf. It has also earned a couple of honors: The Cincinnati Enquirer calls it the "Best Bang For The Buck," and Golf Digest gives it four stars.

The bang-buck ratio is pretty darn good, as, being a county golf course, the Sharon Woods Golf Course offers 18 holes for under $30.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 5.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 5.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
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recommend this course

2 out of 2 reviews



Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Nice course, with lots of elevation changes"

harpstein's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Great course because it's not overly challenging but still presents several holes where you have to think. There are a couple doglegs with sloping fairways, you have to plan your tee shot. There are some up-hill and blind shots that make other holes interesting. There are a couple par 4s where driver is riskier than maybe a long hybrid. And then there are a few pretty straight-forward holes where you can just hit a shot without any analysis.

There were a couple greens that were splotchy in parts, but otherwise the course is always in great condition.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate

I recommend this course

"Granddaughter's birthday visit"

None's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Excellent staff, very friendly. Course is challenging but fair. Lots of elevation changes and blind targets, my wifw and I enjoyed our round. Played here before over 20 years ago and had to play again on our visit to Cininnati from South Florida.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

I recommend this course

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