Western Hills Country Club

5.0000000000 5.0 stars from 5 (1)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6467 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 71.0
  • Layout


Carts: Yes
Clubs: No
Caddies: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes


Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Champion 71 6467 yards 71.0 137
Players-Combo 71 6256 yards 70.0 135
Back 71 6135 yards 69.5 134
Middle 71 5593 yards 66.9 126
Middle (W) 73 5593 yards 72.3 126
Players-Combo (W) 71 5177 yards 70.1 122
Forward 71 4920 yards 63.9 118
Forward (W) 70 4707 yards 68.7 121

Since 1912, Western Hills Country Club has ranked among Cincinnati's swankier private clubs, with an 18-hole course designed by golf architect Thomas Bendelow - nongolfers can watch from the dining room - as well as a junior-Olympic swimming pool. The country club sits just 10 minutes outside of downtown Cincinnati.

A Scottish golfer and designer, Bendelow created several Midwest courses. Bendelow designed 800-plus North American courses, working with land he was assigned: In the late-19th and early-20th centuries, architects didn't get their turf, rocks and water features trucked in. Born Sept. 2, 1868, in Aberdeen, Scotland, Bendelow began golfing when he was 9 years old, with his dad at the Balgownie Links, which now goes by Royal Aberdeen Golf Club - founded in 1780, Royal Aberdeen Golf Club is the world's sixth-oldest, and it's clear that Bendelow had rich inspiration to draw on back in Scotland.

After a round of golf at the Western Hills Country Club, head back to the Grill Porch for nibbles and sips.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 5.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 2.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 5.0 stars from 5
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Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Great Shape"

u7676415's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

What you'd expect at a private course. In great shape, can play very quickly. Pricey for guest fee but not unexpected. Course is in fantastic shape. It's a tree-lined course so keeping it straight is a premium. Also, some knowledge of where to miss and not miss is key so tougher to score well your first time around. Great day. Appetizers in clubhouse were awesome. Extremely generous on their mixed drinks & wine!

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate

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