Thursday, June 5, 2003

Tristate Course of the Week


The Mill Course

The Enquirer's Ryan Ernst hit the links at one of the Hamilton County Park District courses, the Mill Course in Greenhills, opened in 1940.

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Finneytown's Bill Epps hits a shot across the lake at the sixth hole of the Mill Course.
(Glenn Hartong photo)
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Location: 1515 West Sharon Road, Cincinnati. Phone: (513) 825-3770.

Greens fees: $19.25 for 18 holes; $11.50 per person for carts.

Convenience: Very accessible from I-275. Tee times are easily secured during the week, but call a couple days ahead for a weekend time slot.

Clubhouse atmosphere: The staff is extremely hospitable and helpful. The clubhouse is well-stocked with plenty of equipment - new and used - and apparel, all at reasonable prices.

Food and drink: The normal fare, with an outdoor patio to kick back and enjoy a cold one. There is also a snack bar intercom on the ninth hole. Just call ahead, and your food is ready at the turn or at the end of a round.

What we like: The par-5s are extremely fun and daring in their design - especially the wicked dog leg left on No. 2 and the water in front of the No. 6 green. The course is immaculately maintained.

Also, as opposed to the number of hilly courses in this area, the Mill is relatively flat and easy to walk. (Although we did not.)

What we don't like: The course is a bit short, and the rough - at least when we played - was rather long.

Overall impression: On a scale from 1 to 5, the Mill Course gets a 4. For the money, it's one of the nicer public courses in the city, and it's fun to play for avid golfers and average duffers alike.




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