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geekidd1953 wrote a review Sep 2019
Waynesville, Ohio32 contributions1 helpful vote
Elks Run has, in the past, been one of my foursomes well liked places to play. As we pulled in it was obvious that there had been a good sized outing. When we walked in the outingERs were all inside enjoying the after golf activities. They were friendly and we enjoyed the jovial welcomes they gave us while we asked about leftovers etc. On to the pro shop. As I payed for my round , I asked about a handicap flag as I do everywhere we play.NEARLY every course we play.... understands and welcomes handicap privileges. The young man behind the counter gave me a look and informed me that carts were not path only today. I tried to explain why I needed handicap privileges.He explained that the carts would allow "this and that" I explained that I was familiar with the system.. and asked if he would turn the system off for my cart.( other courses will do this for the handicapped) He said he " could not". I could feel a bit of an attitude, so I left it alone. We arrived at first tee.... I asked the starter about the handicap flags and privileges.. to my surprise... I got the same strange response. I took the " Oh well" approach, tho a bit frustrated. The carts had the newer GPS that will warn you that you have driven into a range that is deemed "red area" or too close to a trap or green. Hole #1.. no prob. Hole #2 , par 3, my ball is right side of fairway farthest away from the path... the fairway is actually " rough grass".... I head toward my ball... off the path across the " fairway"... cart shuts down... warning shows up on GPS screen ... I an't go forward ... put the cart in reverse... back up 10 yards .. try to go forward... no luck.. had to back up all the way back to the cart path before it would let me go "forward" again. I had the guys just pick up my ball for me . Grrrrrrr. Hole #3, par 4, good drive, decent 2nd shot tho 40 yards from the green. The cart signs were a good 125-150 yards from the green... and there is a long bridge you are supposed to use after getting on the green. I tried to drive past the cart signs so that I could take my chip onto the green without having to walk 150 yards round trip. BEEP BEEP BEEP..... grrrrrrr. I had the guys pick my ball up for me again. Very disappointed and frustrated... I called the course .... I asked for some help and explained that other courses with this system were willing to turn the system off for handicapped players an would they please offer me some priviliges allowing me to play the course. The gentleman I spoke to was very nice and transferred me to... " the pro shop". It took 3-4 minutes for them to answer the phone.... and I recognized the young mans voice from my earlier conversation..... I explained to him once again my need.... he simply asked what my cart number was.... then said there were still some "red zones". I thanked him and assured him that I was a golfer who shows absolute respect to the courses I play. I stay the typically requested 30' from the greens 10' from the traps, out of the trash etc. SOOoooo.... he DID turn the system off for my cart... and I DID enjoy the rest of the round. I tried to not utilize the privileges to the fullest extent... tried to walk more than usual... pushing myself a little harder , in respect for their effort to help me. I am recovering from a stroke.... I love to play golf. It was one of my goals during my therapy... to be able to swing the clubs again.. without falling flat on my face. Walking is not a strong point.... too much walking ...I get wobbly. I appreciate courses that understand those players like me that can play the game, but are not physically capable of walking the yardage. My handicap does not slow up a round. I would not play if I were causing other groups to be held up because of my slow play. With the handicap privileges that is never a problem. My foursome is a well oiled group. We've played together for years and often receive comments from starters and rangers on how quick we play. I was pleased that whoever spoke to the young man in the pro shop informed him to take care of this problem... which should never had been a problem in the first place. On another note.... and in no way a retaliatory statement...the course for some reason had many turf issues. Many of the tees were troubled..... several of the greens had places where we gave each other different lines to putt.... because of the rough texture from turf disease. I hope they can get the course to recover next year. We really do enjoy having this course on our fave list. We play every Saturday that the weather allows.... and we take 2-3 excursions a year, playing 36 a day for 4-5 days. Experienced, respectful foursome.…
Date of experience: September 2019
Milk B wrote a review Aug 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Greg Norman would be absolutely disgusted by the shape of this golf course. Hell, I couldn't believe how bad of shape that it's in. Tee boxes, fairways, bunkers are horrible. The greens are slow and need to be rolled. I'd definitely book a tee time somewhere else.
Date of experience: August 2019
John M wrote a review Oct 2018
Santa Cruz, California4,107 contributions393 helpful votes
Grandma took us here for lunch. It is modest but a comfortable enough place for lunch, although it appears a little run down, but we were there at the end of the season, and maybe they will spruce bit up in the Spring.
Date of experience: October 2018
Randy G wrote a review Jul 2018
Loveland, Ohio4 contributions
We very much enjoyed our round of golf at Elks Run. The course was in much better shape than last year and the elevated tees from a few holes have some great views of the valley.
Date of experience: June 2018
keithmallon wrote a review May 2018
Cincinnati, Ohio43 contributions31 helpful votes
Greens not bad, sand traps and tee boxes are not maintained. They need to paint the tee markers a solid color, to confusing looking for small stripe that is faded out. Very obvious there isn't a groundskeeper maintaining the sand bunkers....Sad, this is not a $59 per round value.…
Date of experience: May 2018