Top Nine Course at Cliffside Golf Course

2.1764705882 2.2 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 36
  • Length: 2922 yards


Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No


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


Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Shirt and Shoes Required
Credit cards accepted: MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed


Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 36 2922 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 36 2812 yards N/A N/A

Located in Tipp City, Cliffside Golf Course has two courses that sprawl across the rolling hills of southeast Ohio. The club offers an 18-hole course, the Bottom Course, and the Top Nine. Both courses overlook the Ohio River, providing golfers with beautiful scenery throughout the round. The Top Nine Course is an excellent course for beginners or for some quick practice before the longer layout. The nine-hole golf course incorporates the challenges of the full-length course, including the rolling terrain and narrow fairways, but it is on a scale that it more accommodating for beginners. There is the occasional bunker or hazard to contend with but it is not too intimidating. Cliffside is popular not only for the playable courses and great scenery, but also because it is one of the area's best values.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 1.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 1.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 3 Reviews
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recommend this course

1 out of 3 reviews



Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"5 Star Review??? Seriously"

CNCJSmith's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I have to wonder how many different courses a person actually plays if they rate this course a 5 Star. The only good thing about this course is the Friday special. It does have a lot of potential and could be a decent course but the conditions are just NOT GOOD. This is a course for hackers and people who just want to play cheap.

Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate

I don't recommend this course

"Beautiful and"

DrAdamCaldwell's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I can't wait for the Friday Super deals starting in May, 2 players with 1 cart 18 holes for $30. I'll be there every Friday for that price. The course has A 100ft elevation drop from the top 9 course to the bottom of the lower 18 which adds to the beauty & challenges. Very Peaceful, very fun. Pack a lunch as they do not have food but do have vending machines & refreshments. It's the golf course off the beaten path. I didn't even know it was there and I have lived in the area a long time. I'll be back.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

I recommend this course

"Needs work, cart paths have big holes and are dangerous."

jzdk8r's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/1/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

Golf course could be a nice course, great views, good size for anybody. The course has many issues, bathrooms are dirty, The carts were dirty,long down hill walk to pay and get cart.Than you have a heart pumping walk to your car after you return the cart.The ponds are dirty and stink.The greens need major work, weeds growing on the greens.The cart paths are a safety issue. The people playing before us were beginners, and they had issues with the narrow fairways.

Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate

I don't recommend this course

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