Legendary Run Golf Club

4.2906176471 4.3 stars from 5 (135)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6920 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 73.4
  • Layout

  • 915 E Legendary Run, Cincinnati, Ohio 45245, Clermont County
  • (513) 753-1717
  • (513) 753-1912
  • www.legendaryrungolf.com
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Year built: 1997
Architect(s): Arthur Hills (1997)
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Gras
Fairways: Bent Gras

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6920 yards 73.4 129
Gold 72 6610 yards 71.9 128
Blue 72 6282 yards 70.4 125
White 72 5800 yards 67.8 124
Silver (W) 72 4923 yards 68.1 119

Golf architect Arthur Hills designed the Legendary Run, an affordable facility that offers country club-caliber golf in spic-and-span surroundings and with what management calls "the friendliest service in the world." Scottish links golf courses inspired the front nine of the golf course, which sits on 200 acres of land and features six lakes, and holes are named accordingly: Troon, St. Andrews and Turnberry, for some examples. It's a different story on the back nine, which weaves through woods and was influenced by holes closer to home, such as those found at Augusta, Winged Foot and Shinnecock.

Book two weeks in advance to ensure you get on for a round on the Legendary Run golf course, and leave your metal spikes at home - there's no reason to worry, as, conditions permitting, you can take your golf cart off the path if necessary. A far cry from Cincinnati's recreational golf courses, this one requires a collared shirt (mock, if you must) and non-denim pants (shorts work, too). The pro shop will dress you if need be.

A bonus for eco-thinking golfers: The Legendary Run counts itself among the members of the Audubon Sanctuary Program and enforces respect of the natural habitat.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 135 Reviews
5 stars:
77
4 stars:
46
3 stars:
7
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

126 out of 134 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers locals entertaining clients   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes undulating greens   Great for drinks  

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"Course in great shape"


Robert5611627's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Nice greens, rough is thick, like it should be, fairways in great shape. And a good bratwurst at the turn!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



wolfman4472's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2019
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good place"


u7024402's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our round here. I really appreciate the rangers paying attention to the pace of play and they were very friendly. The course is in good shape and offers challenge especially around the greens. IMO it's a bit pricey for non-members, but I'm glad I made the trip and we look forward to a return visit.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Great southern Ohio course"


u059438731's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Back nine definitely more challenging. Fun and challenging par 3s. Bonus hole 19 ends the round in a fun way.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"If it's raining or has rained don't play"


u00000929952's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2019
Previously played Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Understandably the course had cart path only in effect, but this is course's paths are a long long walk especially if you slice. I really liked the front 9 but the back nine seemed quirky and squeezed in didn't like it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great value"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course with a great layout. Course was in good condition despite a lot of rain. I will definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Terrible Experience thanks to Mike Chandler"


harambe69's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Will never be back thanks to the poor management and interpersonal skills of Mike Chandler (general manager). Grew up playing this course but what I just experienced was way different. Now I understand why they are begging for memberships and offering them at such a discounted rate.


Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"3:20 minutes to play the front nine"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love this course usually but it took 3:20 to play the front. We jumped them at the turn and played the back in 2 hours. No rangers or anyone out to keep things moving. Ruined part of a beautiful day.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Intersting Course of 2 Different Nines"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Appealing Course with a mostly wide open front nine and narrow tree lined back nine. Plenty of rolling hills, elevation changes, doglegs, some water and nice scenery. I was pleasantly surprised and recommend it for anyone looking for a decent challenge.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent All-Over"


u2918292's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2019
Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Perfect day in an excellently kept golf course. Very fast pace on the course and friendly staff, politely keeping order at Hole 1.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



Acon18's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in good condition givin the time of year. Some of the greens need work as there is a lot of burn spots and impurities in the greens. There are a few greens you get a true putt, but the majority on the back 9 you don’t. Again, all and all the course was in great condition. I normally will play this course a half a dozen times a year and I really enjoy playing this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Perfect Day"


Mac32's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really nice course, layout, Tees, condition. Staff is really friendly, aside from a couple gimiky holes(#18), the course was challenging but fair.

Greens rolled true, quick. The practice balls on the range are poor, is my only complaint.

The bar staff was friendly and prices reasonable.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u000005504957's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Legendary art n and s a great public course. Nice lay-out, golf carts relatively new, fairways in good shape, greens nice considering the wet winter.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"First time to play course"


edearl1957's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2019
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

it was a very good day staff very friendly course in good shape for this time of the year pace of play good my partner and i had a great day


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u8934763's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very Interesting Layout"


Russell3431407's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

If this is your first time playing course make sure you try to get paired with someone that knows the course layout. There's quite a few forced layups and no hole pictures on the scorecard or tee box markers. Ask Norb to tell you a joke if he's the starter that day.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Mario7720741's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2018
Previously played Walked Wet weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Now offering a free lunch"


u120843516's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My foursome took advantage of the free lunch and beer offer we received through email. The course was in excellent condition as it is every time we play here. They may of changed ownership but we couldn’t tell. Definitely will be back. 10/10.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Friendliest Staff and Excellent Conditions"


lazzonya's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I don't normally write reviews, but I felt a need to give this course its props. My father and I were visiting Cincinnati for a Reds / Cardinals series and picked this course for our round. I'm about a 10 handicap and my dad is about a 20 (senior). Course had 6 full sets of tees to accommodate any skill level. We normally play in the Pocono Mountain area (of PA) and tend to stick to the higher quality courses.

The staff here were some of the nicest people I have ever dealt with on a golf course. At first I thought it was fake nice, like I sometimes get at home, but by the time we met the starter I was won over. Just truly nice people everywhere we turned.

The course played true to the (free) distance card we were given and pin locations and in play yardage markers were spot on. I double checked a few entries with my GPS and they were all good. Each hole is modeled after a famous hole on some of the most famous courses in the world. I didn't take the time to compare them yet, but each was clearly labeled and described. Not something I look for, but a neat feature.

The starter apologized for a couple (specific) locations on the course where the conditions were being worked on. Honestly, if he had said nothing I would have never noticed. From tee to green they were a 9 for me. I saw very few problem areas and many maintenance people were at work (we teed off about 8:30am ). Mowers were followed by blowers to remove any excess clippings and dry the fairways. Permanent fans were installed at few locations to assist drying. People actually seemed to use divot filler around the course and the bunkers were some of the best I've played this season.

I played the gold (5th) tees and my father played the whites (3rd). Both were well layed-out to our distance and ability levels. Hazards were in the right spots and neither of us felt over or underwhelmed.

Our round came with a "free lunch", which was a dog, braut, or sausage, chips, and a soda. I was surprised to not get handed an old steamed hot dog wrapped in aluminum foil, but an actual nice snack. It was a little extra accommodation after the round and appreciated.

The course was very open, but still challenging. Our starter told us "it gets a little tight on the back 9". We kind of laughed because we are used to thick woods and elevation changes across all 18 holes at home. We did see some trees & woods, but "a little tight" it wasn't. Certainly not an issue, just kind of funny to us.

The only (really nitpicky) negative I can come up with for this course was there are no GPS devices in the carts. We get spoiled at home with these at many courses.

My father summed it up on the ride back to our hotel saying "man, I could play that course every week if it were around us". We have a very wide selection of nice courses to play and don't play many more than 5 or 6 times a year.

Play this course if you get the chance. It will make for a great day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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