Sharon Woods Golf Course

Sharon Woods Golf Course is truly a classic course, opened by renowned golfer Bobby Jones in 1938.

Sharon Woods Golf Course is the oldest of the six golf courses operated by Great Parks of Hamilton County. Opened by legendary golfer Bobby Jones in 1938, the course has stood the test of time and offers something for everyone, including beginner 6-hole leagues, outings, instructional programs, family events and competitions. Known for being a tough test of golf, the layout features holes where birdies can be made, as well as holes that will test everything you have to make par. After your round, you can relax with a cold drink and a sandwich in the clubhouse or on the patio area that overlooks the #7 and #9 holes. Whether wanting to see if your game is up to the challenge or just wanting to relax and play with family or friends, Sharon Woods is the place for you!


11355 Swing Road
Sharonville, OH 45241

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Golf Course Guidelines for play

Tee times can be made up to 10 days in advance either online at greatparks.org or by calling the golf course. Groups of less than four may be paired together.

Players must check in within 10-15 minutes prior to their starting time or risk forfeiting that time. Unvaccinated guests are required to wear a mask to enter buildings and when outdoors and unable to consistently maintain a distance of 6 feet or more from individuals who are not members of their household.

Play is for 9 or 18 holes, riding or walking. Two riders per cart; single rider requests may incur an additional charge during select times. Push carts are available.

Alcohol must be purchased from the facility. Carry-on alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Coolers are permitted for non-alcoholic beverages.

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  • About the Course

    Sharon Woods is a par 70, playing to 6,633 yards from the back tees. With six sets of tees, players of all levels can enjoy the classic layout designed by William Diddle. Built on rolling terrain, players will need every club in the bag. The par 4 #3 has often been referred to as the toughest hole in the city, and the par 3 #8 features a majestic view as your ball travels downhill to the waiting green.

  • Hours

    January*9 a.m.–dark9 a.m.–dark
    February*9 a.m.–dark8:30 a.m.–dark
    March8 a.m.–dark7:45 a.m.–dark
    April7:30 a.m.–dark7 a.m.–dark
    May8 a.m.–6 p.m.7 a.m.–6 p.m.
    June7 a.m.–dark6:30 a.m.–dark
    July7 a.m.–dark6:30 a.m.–dark
    August7 a.m.–dark7 a.m.–dark
    September7:30 a.m.–dark7:30 a.m.–dark
    October8 a.m.–dark8 a.m.–dark
    November8:30 a.m.–dark8 a.m.–dark
    December9 a.m.–dark9 a.m.–dark

    *Weather Permitting

    Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving day and Christmas day. Golf shops are only open until noon on Christmas Eve.

    Golf Course Snack Bar Hours

    Feb 28–Mar 1310 a.m.–5 p.m.
    8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
    Mar 14–Apr 1110 a.m.–8 p.m.
    8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
    Apr 12–May 210 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
    8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
    May 3–Aug 2710 a.m.–8 p.m. 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
    Aug 28–Sep 2410 a.m.–6 p.m. 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. 
    Sep 25–Nov 610 a.m.–6 p.m.9 a.m.–4 p.m. 
    Nov 7–28
    11 a.m.–5 p.m.
    9 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Rates

    In-Season Rates

    18-hole Greens Fees:
    Riding Cart Rate/$15.31 (plus tax)
    Pull Cart/$4

    9-Hole Greens Fees:
    Riding Cart Rate/$7.65 (plus tax)
    Pull Cart/$4

    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.

  • Golf Professionals

    Tom Bach, General Manager Tom was elected into membership of the PGA of America in 1994 and has been at Sharon Woods since 1995. Tom is a graduate of Miami University with a BS in Accountancy. Tom has competed in the 1998 Nike Tour Miami Valley Open and the 2014 PGA Club Professional National Championship and actively competes in the Southern Ohio PGA’s tournament schedule. Tom has been a member of the PGA of America’s President’s Council for promoting the game of golf since 2005. He has been honored with numerous awards including 2008 Greater Cincinnati Golf Coaches Association Award, 2009 Southern Ohio PGA President’s Plaque Award, 2014 Southern Ohio PGA Golf Professional of the Year and 2018 the Southern Ohio PGA Patriot Award.

    Tom believes that all golfers are different in their own ways. Once goals are established, he develops a plan with the student to achieve these goals in a very friendly, non-intimidating setting to promote a good learning environment.

    Brian Fennen, PGA Professional Brian graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in PGA Golf Management and Marketing. While in the program, Brian gained valuable teaching and business experiences through various high profile internships throughout the country. Brian was the 2017 recipient of the Southern Ohio PGA Player Development Award.

    As a golf professional Brian role is to work as an artist to create and sculpt his students' swings into their own individual style. He believes fundamentals are important building blocks, but there is neither a cookie cutter swing nor teaching method for every golfer. Along with instilling a positive mindset, Brian works in a low pressure, organized fashion designed to help a student achieve his or her goals.

    Paul Rooney, PGA Professional Paul born and raised in Sioux Falls, SD. In 1985, Paul started his PGA journey when he took his first Assistant Golf Professional position in Iowa. After a season in Florida, Paul moved to Cincinnati in 1989 and worked at Wyoming Country Club, Bel-Wood Country Club, and Glenview Golf Course. He also worked at Dick’s Sporting Goods for 22 years.

    Paul won two South Dakota State Amateur Championships, qualified for the U.S. Amateur three times and the U.S. Public Links once. He also played in three PGA Club Professional National Championships and two PGA Senior Club Professional National Championships.

    Paul is an accomplished teacher and club fitter. His passion for golf is displayed in his desire to improve his golf teaching skills and playing competitively. He enjoys teaching and coaching golfers of all skill levels. His straight forward approach to teaching golf encompasses students’ current abilities while focusing on goals they want to attain.

  • Leagues

    Lady 9ers League
    The Lady 9ers league is a 9-hole social league for players of all skill levels. This 13-week league is designed for ladies to meet and play in a friendly, fun and non-competitive environment.

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  • Lessons

    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.

    Adults Lessons

    The golf professionals at Sharon Woods offer a variety of lesson programs for golfers of all experience and ability. Beginner and Intermediate group lessons help novice golfers gain the confidence and skills needed to become course ready. Please refer to the lesson programs for the course of your choice for dates and times.

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    Junior Lessons

    Junior golfers ages 7–17 will find a wide variety of junior programs to meet their skill level. Free Junior Clinics are a great introduction to the game, covering topics like full swing, chipping and putting. 

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    Private Lessons

    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 513-769-4325. 

    1 hour lesson/$70
    Series of five/$325
    Semi-private rates are available for groups of two or more.

  • Outings

    Let Sharon Woods host your golf event and leave the details to us! Your group will experience a great golf course, exceptional service and a great time had by all. To inquire about availability please call the pro shop at 513-769-4325 or email PGA Professional, Tom Bach, at tbach@greatparks.org. To secure a date, a contract will be sent to you to be signed and returned with a deposit of $100. Fourteen days prior to your event, final reservations and payment will be due. Outing packages include greens fees and cart fees, prize credit, hole contest setup, handicap and scoring calculation and any other assistance we may provide to ensure your day is an enjoyable one.

    Sharon Woods Outing Guide

  • Specials

    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.

  • Tournaments

    Sharon Woods Golf Course hosts a variety of tournaments, including the Family Scramble, The Sharon Woods Club Championship and the Father/Son tournament.

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