Your natural choice for practice and play.
Meadow Links features a nationally ranked practice facility and nationally recognized top short course. Meadow Links & Golf Academy is located in Winton Woods near The Mill Course. The facility offers a 9-hole mid-length course, a covered and heated practice tee and a natural turf practice area. Meadow Links has been recognized as one of the "Top 100 Golf Ranges in America," as one of the "Top 50 Short Courses" in America by Golf Range Magazine and as a “Top 50 Range as a Stand Alone Facility" from 2014–2018 by Golf Range Association of America. Meadow Links is also widely recognized for its instructional programs. With eight PGA professionals on the teaching staff, we offer a variety of junior and adult instructional programs geared toward your skill and experience level in the game.
10999 Mill Road
Cincinnati, OH 45240Get Directions >
Golf Course Guidelines for play
The health and safety of our employees and guests are our highest priority. Therefore, we continue to take precautionary steps and make service adjustments in response to the latest information available from the Department of Health.
A limited number of guests will be allowed in the clubhouse at any one time. All players must have an advanced tee time to play. Walk in’s are not permitted.
Tee times can be made online at greatparks.org and are for foursomes only. Groups of four or less may call the course directly to make a reservation. Tee times can be made up to 10 days in advance. All players must have a reservation to play.
What to expect when arriving at the course
Players must check in within 10-15 minutes prior to their starting time or risk forfeiting that time. We are limiting the number of guests permitted in the pro shop at one time.
It is recommended that guests wear a face mask/face covering when entering the clubhouse. Installation of Plexiglass at clubhouse counters provide a barrier between the guest and staff.
All fees are paid by credit card only. Coupons, cash, checks, frequent play cards, Play the Loop and Golf Package certificates, etc. are not being accepted or issued at this time.
Play is for 9 or 18 holes, riding or walking. Two riders per riding cart are permitted. Carts are sanitized after each use.
During severe weather alerts (lightning, thunderstorms) the clubhouse will close. Rainchecks are issued but cannot be redeemed at this time.
Alcohol must be purchased from the facility. Carry-on alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Coolers are permitted for non-alcoholic beverages.
The driving ranges at Little Miami Golf Center, Miami Whitewater Forest and Meadow Links & Golf Academy are open. Guests are asked to check into the pro shop before accessing the practice ranges. Payment is with credit card only.
Rental clubs are not available. Push carts are available.
Cups are modified on the putting green. Flagsticks must remain in the cup. Do not remove the flagstick. No bunker rakes or ball washers are available on the course.
Players must maintain social distancing before, during and after their round.
About the Course
The Meadow Links 9-hole course is a par 31 with five par 3's and four par 4's. Three sets of tees ranging between 1,285 and 2,100 total yardage allow the course to be easily enjoyed by beginning golfers while challenging those that have more experience.
The 360 degree circular design of the practice facility has consistently been ranked one of the Top 50 in the country by Golf Range Magazine. The unique design of the natural turf practice area offers the opportunity to work on different types of golf shots. Whether it's your driver, long irons, chipping, pitching, up down and side hill lies, natural turf practice area offers it all. The covered and heated driving range provides for year-round practice, and the program center allows PGA professionals to work with individuals or groups in a fun and non-intimidating atmosphere.
Golf Course & Pro Shop
Dates Weekday Weekend January 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Feb 1- Mar 9 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. March 10-31 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. April 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. May 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. June 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. August 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. September 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. October 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. November 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. December 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
The driving range opens at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Closed: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Golf shops are only open until noon on Christmas Eve.
Dates Weekday Weekend/Holiday Opening Day: March 30, 2020 March 30–May 31 Closed Closed June 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.* 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. July - September 11 a.m.–6 p.m. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. October 1–20 Closed 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Last Day: October 20, 2020
*The snack bar is closed Mondays in June.
9-hole Greens Fees
Riding Cart Rate/$7.48 (plus tax)
Natural Turf Practice Area:
Note: The Natural Turf Practice usage fee is for unlimited practice balls and unlimited time of use. Usage time and practice ends when the guest leaves the facility.
Natural Turf Prepaid Card (10 usages)/$105
10 basket range key/$40
30 basket range key/$105
Note: The Driving Range is closed until 10 a.m. Tuesday and Friday mornings, in season.
Note: All course fees are per person. Senior rates apply to those 60 and older and are available weekdays (excluding holidays, league play, outings and tournaments.) Junior rates (17 and younger) are available weekdays and during select times on weekends.
Matt Starr Matt has been the Head Golf Professional at Meadow Links since 2005. He has worked here since he was 16 years old and was the Assistant Professional for four years prior to becoming the head pro. As a PGA professional, Matt tries to make sure his students build a solid framework of the fundamentals while practicing and playing. Realizing that each student is different and unique, he tries to help each student meet and achieve their individual goals. Matt has worked with a variety of players ranging in skill and knowledge of the game, but truly enjoys his work with junior golfers.
Michael R. Deiters Albert Einstein once said, “If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.” With more than 19 years of experience in teaching golf, Mike endeavors to help students pursue and accomplish their goals in a very simple and encouraging manner. Whether you are brand new, seeking a quick fix, or desiring to become a single digit handicapper, ask Mike why Meadow Links & Golf Academy is the perfect environment to improve your game! Mike is a certified Stack & Tilt® Instructor and was a finalist for the Teacher of the Year with the Southern Ohio PGA in 2014 & 2015.
Gary Bushorn Gary believes that golf should be fun. The problem many students face is that it isn’t always clear how to do that. His approach to teaching golf is clear and concise instruction. Gary helps his students address fundamentals in the simplest way and shows them how to adapt the knowledge gained to improve their skills. The game is a simple one, but playing it well isn’t always so. Gary shows players how to keep it simple and keep it fun.
Jeff Steinberg Jeff's philosophy is to lead and encourage each student in the pursuit of their best game. His approach is to instruct and coach each student, starting with their weakest fundamentals. Jeff became a professional in March of 1970, has been a PGA member since 1973 and played the PGA tour from 1973–1975. He then served Berkleigh Country Club, Metropolis Country Club and NCR Country Club as Head Professional. Jeff's teaching influences include Ernest Jones, Ernie Vossler, Jim Flick, Harvey Penick, Joe Nichols, John Gerring, Gary Hardin and Ed Oldfield.
Meadow Links offers a Junior League Series for golfers ages 7-15. The main goals are to have fun, develop golf skills and enjoy friendly competition with players of similar ages and abilities. Each division in the league has six separate events, and players will also earn points towards a "Player of the Year" award. To learn more and to register for the league and events, visit the Junior Lessons page.
Meadow Links offers a wide variety of league opportunities for all levels of abilities. From social leagues to competitive leagues, junior leagues to senior leagues, you will surely find a league to fit your needs. Leagues are a great venue to not only enjoy the game of golf and get some exercise, but also to meet and make new friends.
If you are interested in creating your own company or organization league, email Matt Starr, PGA Head Professional.
Meadow Links & Golf Academy is home to one of the largest teaching staff of PGA Professionals in the city! Students will learn the fundamentals of golf, including swing techniques for a variety of shots, course management, rules and etiquette.
Long considered the “Gateway to Golf,” Meadow Links offers a variety of lesson programs for golfers of all abilities. Newcomers will enjoy the Welcome to Golf Orientation, a free one-hour program that features a tour of the nationally recognized facility and information about all of the lesson programs. The Spring Refresher classes are a great way to kick start the season. Sessions of Beginning Golf I and II, as well as Intermediate Golf, are offered several times throughout the season. It’s time to play better golf!
At Meadow Links, the focus on instruction begins with the junior golfer. Free junior clinics introduce novices to the game and prepare them for Junior Golf I, a three-week session where students learn the fundamentals of golf. The Junior Golf Academy provides summer long instruction, including thirty sessions offered at various times and days. The three and four-day golf classes provide more in-depth instruction and are excellent preparation for playing with junior high and high school golf teams.
Private lessons for the beginner offer a personalized way of learning the proper fundamentals of the swing, techniques for various shot and information on how to play the game. For the more experienced player, our PGA professionals will analyze your swing, focusing on problem areas and demonstrating techniques to improve all aspects of your game. Playing lessons are conducted on the golf course, focusing on course management, rules etiquette, care of the course, club selection and shot selection. To schedule an appointment, please call the pro shop at 513-825-3701.
FlightScope golf lessons help golfers improve their impact awareness by providing precise information to improve their game. This state-of-the-art technology provides golfers with detailed information on their golf swing and the flight of the golf ball after impact. FlightScope uses Doppler Radar to record 3D data on club path, face angle and angle of attack. It also records data on golf ball flight, measuring distance and trajectory of shots. Contact Matt Starr by email to schedule a lesson.
FlightScope Complete Combine
The FlightScope Complete Combine will test your distance and accuracy to 28 targets, measuring for length and proximity of accuracy. The combine features a representation of shots encountered on the course during any given round. Analyze your accuracy with wedges, approach shots and woods. Targets and distances are generated based on individual skill and experience level. The combine test can also identify equipment issues. Compare your results to PGA Tour averages on shots of varying distances. Compete against friends or see how your skills compare to players around the world on global leaderboards. The combine test will highlight players’ strengths and weaknesses at specific distances encountered on the course. Train smarter! Contact Matt Starr by email to schedule a Complete Combine session.
Upon completion of the test, players will receive the following indispensable feedback:
- Average distance from the pin at each target
- Average drive distance
- Average offline for drivers
- Score (0-100) for each shot category
- Percentile ranking for every shot category
Mondays & Wednesdays ladies receive two admissions for $16 on the natural turf practice area.
Kids Practice Free
Junior golfers under the age of 18 practice for free at the natural turf practice area when accompanied by a paying parent or grandparent. Limit one child per paying parent.
April–September, Saturday & Sunday after 4 p.m.
October–March, Saturday & Sunday after 1 p.m.
Kids Play Free
Kids under the age of 18 play for free when accompanied by a paying parent, grandparent or legal guardian. Limit one child per paying parent.
April–September, Saturdays & Sundays after 4 p.m.
October–March, Saturdays & Sundays after 1 p.m.
Summer In-Reach Golf Academy
The In-Reach Golf program is an extraordinary summer experience for juniors ages 9-13. We use the medium of golf and other related activities to help young people come together and experience skill development, recreation, competition and worthy use of leisure time. The program is provided free of charge in the month of June.
The number of participants is limited, and participants must be able to attend all instructional sessions. If you are interested in having your child participate, please call Meadow Links & Golf Academy at 513-825-3701 or email Matt Starr, PGA Head Professional.
The First Tee Program
Meadow Links & Golf Academy is proud to partner with the First Tee Program, an international youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people. The First Tee helps shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by reinforcing values like integrity, respect and perseverance through the game of golf.
Meadow Links & Golf Academy offers a variety of tournaments for players of all ages and abilities. Mom or dad can compete with their child in the Spring Parent/Child. Juniors ages 7–17 will have fun playing in the Spring Two Junior Scramble event. The whole family will enjoy playing nine holes in the Family Scramble. Celebrate Father’s Day with the Father/Child tournament in June. Grandparents can get in on the fun with the Grandparent/Grandchild held in July.
PGA Junior League
PGA Junior League Golf is a “Little League” atmosphere for the game of golf. With teams of boys and girls, age 13 and under, PGA Junior League Golf provides a structured environment utilizing a team scramble format for young golfers of all skill levels to compete and have fun. All participants play in each regular season competition from April-July. This is a great way to get, and keep, kids involved in the game!