Golf can mean many different things to many different people. For some, it’s a profession, for others a hobby they can enjoy in a social setting, others a competitive arena, and still others a chance to escape everyday life. If you’re in your 20s and 30s looking to improve your golf game while getting a chance to meet other young professionals in the city, the Nextgengolf City Tour is just the thing for you. It is able to provide a social golf experience while establishing an avenue to compete in a team environment. The great thing about the City Tour is that Cincinnati provides many great avenues for golf. Here are three things Millennials should know about Cincinnati golf:
1. State of the Art Practice Facilities
Meadow Links & Golf Academy: Located north of town in Winton Woods, Meadow Links has been rated by Golf Range Magazine as one of America’s “Top 100 Golf Ranges” and “Top 50 Short Courses.” It has also been rated as a “Top 50 Range and Stand Alone Facility” by the Golf Range Association of America. Meadow Links offers a natural turf practice area, covered and heated range, superb short-game area, and a 9-hole, par 32 executive par 3 course.
Reeves Golf Course: Located on the east side of the city near Lunken Airport, Reeves offers a natural turf practice area, covered and heated range, short game area, a 9-hole par 3 course, and an 18-hole regulation course.
Little Miami Golf Center: Located on the east side of the city in the Village of Newtown, Little Miami offers a natural turf practice area, covered and heated range, short game area, 9-hole par 3 course, and a 9 hole regulation course.
2. Great Mix of Public and Private Courses
Cincinnati golf offers a great mix of championship public and private courses all across the city. Shaker Run hosted the 2005 USGA Public Links Championship, Camargo Club and Coldstream Country Club each host a USGA US Amateur Qualifier annually, Maketewah Country Club hosts the USGA US Open Local Qualifier annually.
Top 5 Public Courses
- Shaker Run Golf Club
- The Golf Club at Stonelick Hills
- Elks Run Golf Course
- Walden Ponds Golf Club
- Legendary Run Golf Course
Top 5 Private Courses
- Camargo Club
- Coldstream Country Club
- Maketewah Country Club
- Traditions Golf Club
- Kenwood Country Club
3. Cincinnati Golf is Easy to Access
With three major highways (I-71, I-75, and I-70) running through the city of Cincinnati and I-275 wrapping around the city, getting around to play the top courses couldn’t be easier. And to make it even better, all of the top courses are spread out across the city. Shaker Run and Walden Ponds in the north, Traditions Golf Club in the south, Elks Run, Stonelick Hills, Camargo, and Coldstream in the east, and Maketewah centrally.
**Sean Keating is the City Tour Leader for Cincinnati. As a former varsity golfer at University of Dayton, he knows both the area and game well. For questions about the City Tour Cincinnati you can email Sean at Nextgencincy@gmail.com.