Playing a Round: Golf in Warren County
Blog by Scott Hutchinson
From its quiet, serene landscapes to its relaxing, low-key pace, few outdoor activities capture the true essence of a getaway quite like the game of golf. Whether you’re a PGA hopeful or a haphazard hacker like me, there’s a tee box with your name on it ready and waiting in Warren County.
Here’s where to head for your fairway fix:
The City of Mason Golf Center
Originally designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, the City of Mason Golf Center has hosted the best of the best from the PGA, LPGA, Senior PGA and Future’s tours over the past several decades. While its holes are certainly challenging, the course’s beautiful landscaping makes it a fun play for golfers of all skill levels. Be sure to grab a bite at the center’s restaurant, as its menu offerings are both tasty and reasonably priced.
Harmon Golf Club
Constructed in Historic Downtown Lebanon in 1912, Harmon Golf Club offers a regulation course challenging enough for the craftiest of club swingers, but still playable for first-timers. While its quaint layout only allows for nine holes, carefully placed tee boxes offer golfers the full 18-hole experience, teeing off from different locations their second time through the course. Another plus – Harmon offers some of the fastest play around, making it an ideal stop for a quick round in the morning or just before sunset.
Armco Park Golf Course
Not far from Harmon, Armco Park boasts a beautifully maintained 18-hole executive course. Heavily forested and designed around a lake, it is highly regarded for its scenic views, prevalence of wildlife and serene wilderness setting. Its proximity to the lake also makes Armco an ideal choice for players interested in picnicking, boating, fishing or hiking.
Shaker Run Golf Club
Consistently ranked as one of Golf Digest’s top 100 public golf courses, Lebanon’s Shaker Run Golf Club features a 27-hole championship course, highlighted by more than a dozen water hazards, sculpted bunkers and beautiful woodscapes. Originally imagined by course design mogul Arthur Hills, it has played host to numerous competitive tournaments, including the Kroger Senior Tournament Qualifier, the Nike Miami Valley Tournament, and the 2005 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship.
More great choices…
No matter where your Warren County travels take you, you’re sure to find a challenging and convenient golf course nearby. Springboro’s Heatherwoode Golf Club, Clearcreek at the Practice Center and Franklin Golf Club are great choices for those venturing a bit further north.
You've got the inside scoop - now get out there and golf!