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
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
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.
Dates Weekday Weekend January* 9 a.m.–dark 9 a.m.–dark February* 9 a.m.–dark 8:30 a.m.–dark March 8 a.m.–dark 7:45 a.m.–dark April 7:30 a.m.–dark 7 a.m.–dark May 8 a.m.–6 p.m. 7 a.m.–6 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 7 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 a.m.–dark December 9 a.m.–dark 9 a.m.–dark
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
Dates Weekday Weekend/Holiday Opening Day: February 29, 2020 Feb 29–Mar 20 Closed Closed Mar 21–Apr 17 Closed Closed Apr 18–May 31 Closed Closed June 1–Sep 18 10 a.m.–8 p.m. 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Sep 19–Oct 23 10 a.m.–6 p.m. 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Oct 24–Nov 27 11 a.m.–5 p.m. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Last Day: November 27, 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.
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.
Lady 9ers League
The Lady 9ers league is a 9-hole social league for players of all skill levels. This 12-week league is designed for ladies to meet and play in a friendly, fun and non-competitive environment.
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.
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.
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.
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/$65
Series of five/$300
Semi-private rates are available for groups of two or more.
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 email@example.com. 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 Golf Course hosts a variety of tournaments, including the Family Scramble, The Sharon Woods Club Championship and the Father/Son tournament.