Shawnee Lookout Golf Course

3.8322823529 3.8 stars from 5 (83)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6016 yards
  • Slope: 123
  • Rating: 69.0
  • Layout

  • 2030 Lawrenceburg Rd, North Bend, Ohio 45052, Hamilton County
  • (513) 941-0120
  • (513) 941-5716
  • www.greatparks.org

Year built: 1979
Architect(s): Jack Kidwell
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bluegrass
Golf Season: March - November

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: Yes
Dress code: Collared shirt required
Credit cards accepted: None

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6016 yards 69.0 123
White 70 5691 yards 67.5 119
Red (W) 70 4962 yards 68.0 117

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 83 Reviews
5 stars:
23
4 stars:
37
3 stars:
12
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

65 out of 83 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes narrow fairways bunkers  

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Reviews


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"Closing down"


dlhud92's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

To bad this course is closing in September .The reason they tell me was (not enough play ) will play it a few more times before it closes


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u6932267's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



probben's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



Carly5ive's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens, fairways, t-boxes were in great shape.

Course is short, but slopes of the greens and narrowness of fairways make this challenging.

I really liked this course, except the double dog-leg par 5. Sloping Hills made this a very pretty course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Challenging but fun"


cheek1990's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course will test your place patience but it is very fun. The reward of hitting your irons straight is high. Greens are usually in good condition. It is a great value for your money! I have played here several times and when the course is cut, it really plays well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"This is a municipal course?!?"


onemilmhz's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is by far one of the nicest public courses I've ever played, let alone one managed by the city/county. Price was a little above average but being the 4th I wasn't surprised. Pace was slow, very slow at times, but again, for a holiday that's to be somewhat expected. The conditions and layout are superb! The front is tight and challenging, but the back opens up a bit and scoring opportunities are more available. I'm from Georgia and this course rivals many private clubs I've played in the south. The staff were all very knowledgeable and super friendly. The city should be proud.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/05/2018

This review was NOT meant for Shawnee, but for California Golf Course in Cincinnati, OH. I've never pleasured Shawnee.


"Hills"


Donald9698704's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very hilly course hard to get a flat lie even in the middle of fairway. Course was in great condition and the staff was extremely helpful and accommodating. Be prepared for a challenge when you play here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"My hills and trees"


u3853042's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very very much challenging lot the trees Lots of hills Add you lose a lot of golf


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Hilly Course"


u888748846's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a great time playing this course. while there are not a lot of amenities, the course itself was in great condition. Be prepared for a lot of hilly lies, even if in the middle of the fairway. Still a great time!

Also, this course is part of the hamilton county park district, so a parking pass is required


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"great time there front 9 is ok back 9 is better"


pozky's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

like I said back nine has a great layout some holes have a great view green are in great shape


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Wonderfully terrible"


superdave88's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is great and fun, but can be hard at times for the high handicapper. I not that great, but I'll play here anyways. It's fun and a good deal.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



21jdavis21's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Over the hills and far away"


None's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good condition, however, it was so hilly and was very exhausting even with a cart. I couldn't even imagine trying to walk this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Goat Path"


JACKSTW1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is very hilly. I will never play it again or recommend it to anyone. Hamilton County should convert it to a motor cross track.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Unique Course"


GratefulDuffer's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Shawnee is always in excellent condition and the staff is super friendly. It is a short hilly course with beautiful views. Greens have severe undulation and par is always a good score no matter how short the hole is. I would say greens are very difficult for the average golfer.

My only real knock on the course are holes 15&16. Beyond difficult especially the par 5 15th.

Will definitely come back though.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Dreadful layout"


Christophe8961680's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Shawnee along with Hickory Sticks are the worst two courses in the greater Cincinnati area. Very little discernible difference between fairway and rough, never a flat lie, poor pin placements all lead to a round that is not enjoyable no matter the cost. Look elsewhere.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Hilly and Blind"


badgolfer01's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This course is very hilly. The par fives have several dog legs, you can't use driver on them. Rough had lots of clover, hard to find ball. Greens are nice though. Will not go back. Staff is very friendly.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Overall Good"


u1622041's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

First time playing this course. Had a lot of rain days prior so even the fairways were overgrown (lost a few balls on the fairways and even within a foot of the cart path) but was fun to play. Steep grades add more challenge to this course but also make it more fun. Staff was fun and helpful as well. Definitely more challenging that was expected but still a good time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Use Golf Now - NOW"


u000006677173's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A good course & booking it thru GolfNow allowed us to play for a great price. Everything was taken care of when we got there & it was off to the 1st tee. Course was in pretty good shape for early spring & considering all the rain we've had


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good course close to home for a good price"


aclark12345's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is close to my home and golfnow always has good deals for the course. The course has lots of hills and walking is not recommended.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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