Nestled adjacent to peaceful Miami Whitewater Forest Lake, “Your Links by the Lake” provides a challenging round for golfers of all abilities.
Miami Whitewater Forest Golf Course has been a favorite of golfers for more than 50 years. Located in western Hamilton County, golfers will experience championship course conditions while maintaining the personal feel they have come to expect. Surrounded by natural beauty and native wildlife, every round of golf will be a unique experience leaving golfers looking forward to their next round. After the round, golfers can enjoy a drink or sandwich thanks to our full-service snack bar and spacious outdoor patio. From leagues to outings to junior and adult instruction programs, Miami Whitewater Forest Golf Course can accommodate all your golfing needs.
8801 Mt. Hope Road
Harrison, OH 45030
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.
Credit card payments are preferred.
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.
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.
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
Miami Whitewater Forest Golf Course is a Par 71 layout with four sets of tees ranging from 4,936–6,818 yards, thereby allowing golfers of all ages and abilities to enjoy their round. Two holes stand out to each golfer: the par 5, 600 yard #5 and the par 3, 240 yard #15. Playing these two in even par is quite an accomplishment. We offer full instruction and club fitting services utilizing the practice range and putting green, both of which are open seven days a week.
Dates Weekday Weekend January* 10 a.m.-dark 10 a.m.-dark February* 9:30 a.m.-dark 9:30 a.m.-dark March 8:30 a.m.-dark 8 a.m.-dark April 7:30 a.m.-dark 7 a.m.-dark May 8 a.m.-7 p.m. 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. June 7 a.m.-dark 6:30 a.m.-dark July 7 a.m.-dark 6:30 a.m.-dark August 7 a.m.-dark 6:45 a.m.-dark September 7:30 a.m.-dark 7:30 a.m.-dark October 8 a.m.-dark 8 a.m.-dark November 8:30 a.m.-dark 8:30 a.m.-dark December 10 a.m.-dark 9 a.m.-dark
The driving range is open from the first scheduled tee time until 7 p.m. The range opens at 11 a.m. on Thursdays. The practice greens are closed.
Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, Christmas Eve (Pro shop only, closes at noon).
Golf Course Snack Bar Hours
Dates Weekday Weekend/Holiday Opening Day: March 1, 2020 March 1–April 10 Closed Closed April 11–May 31 Closed Closed June 1 11 a.m.–6:30 p.m. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. July 1–September 30 9 a.m.–6 p.m. 9 a.m.–6 p.m. October 1-31 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Last Day: October 31, 2020
18-hole Greens Fees:
Riding Cart Rate/$14.95 (plus tax)
9-hole Greens Fees:
Riding Cart Rate/$7.48 (plus tax)
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.
Mike Uffman has been a golf professional with the Great Parks of Hamilton County since 2000, serving as an Assistant Professional as Shawnee Lookout and Sharon Woods prior to his time as Head Professional at Shawnee Lookout and Miami Whitewater Forest. Mike understands that although students learn in a variety of ways, the one common thread is the desire to learn. He is a proponent of launch monitor analysis and other technologies to show the student exactly how the swing influences the ball. From simple drills on the range to time spent playing on the golf course, the time invested in learning the game should be both fun and rewarding.
Jennifer (Johnson) Ridle is the Class A PGA golf professional Clubhouse Manager at Miami Whitewater Forest and Shawnee Lookout. Jennifer has been employed with the Great Parks since 2001 and has been Assistant Golf Professional since 2002. Focusing on instruction, Jennifer has a large clientele of students ranging from novice beginners to advance students. Her knowledge, commitment and love for teaching and the game of golf allow her to develop any skill level in any student. Jennifer’s teaching philosophy is that every golfer needs to master the basic fundamentals so his/her swing can feel effortless. Understanding the fundamentals of the grip, set-up, alignment, ball position and most importantly balance, golfers will achieve a solid and consistent swing. Playing accomplishments: 2004 Greater Cincinnati PGA Ladies Stroke Play Champion, 2010 Southern Ohio PGA Ladies Champion.
The goal of the Golf for Women League is to give new golfers a successful start in the game. Click below for more information.
All six Great Parks courses offer lessons given by PGA Professionals - a must for anyone desiring to learn the game of golf! Students will learn the fundamentals of golf, including swing techniques for a variety of shots, course management, rules and etiquette.
Golf I: Get Golf Ready focuses on golf swing fundamentals to quickly improve your game. The Golf for Women program is designed for the beginning golfer and covers the basic skills needed to play the game.
Junior Golf I is a must for any child age 7–17 who wants to learn the game of golf. During this three week lesson, students will learn the fundamentals of golf, including swing techniques for a variety of shots, course management, rules and etiquette. Parents can be learning at the same time with our new Parent Golf I program. Learn the game for years of family enjoyment.
Little Linkers classes, for juniors 5–6 years-old, is basic instruction made fun. The Futures League and Pee-Wee Leagues give junior golfers the opportunity to take their newly learned skills to the golf course.
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 513-367-4627.
Individual one hour lesson/$55
Series of four/$200
Junior one hour lesson/$30-$45
Semi-private rates are available for groups of two or more.
Each Great Parks golf course may be reserved for group golf outings, complete with catered meals.
The Mill Course, Sharon Woods Golf Course and The Vineyard feature banquet and meeting facilities that offer additional alternatives for any group.
For more information about catering options, visit our Great Parks Catering page.
We have great tournaments going on throughout the season at different courses. See our tournaments page and get signed up!
If you are interested in hosting a family or corporate outing, please contact the golf course for availability, pricing and details at 513-367-4627.
Miami Whitewater Forest hosts a variety of tournaments, including the Two Junior Scramble, Husband/Wife and the Fall Four Person. Be sure to check out the two-day Club Championship. And of course, there is always the ever-popular Thanksgiving Classic, held the Friday after Thanksgiving.