The Golf Club at Stonelick Hills may be the best in the county

July 20th, 2012    Author: Chris Chaney    Filed Under: Sports

Stonelick Hills features rolling hills as well as various water hazards.

Perhaps the best-kept golfing secret in all of Clermont County is the Golf Club at Stonelick Hills.

Opened in 2004, Stonelick Hills has been a haven for golfers of all skill levels keen on improving their game. With the tough, yet fair course and top-of-the-line practice facility, golfers can come from far and wide to test their game at this prestigious course.

Designed by Jeff Osterfeld, Stonelick Hills was a passion project that Osterfeld wanted to be built simply for golf, not a real estate project that featured a golf course. It has been Osterfeld’s promise that if houses do spring up in the area, they will not interfere with the course.

Priding itself on being golf-centric, the Golf Club at Stonelick Hills covers over 7,100 yards from the back tees and offers a different look of hole every time in order to test the full gamut of a golfer’s game.

Laid out through heavily wooded areas and around various lakes and ponds, the par 72-layout is truly a treat to play.

With some of the best-manicured greens in the city, you can rest assured that if you hit a putt on line, it will go in the hole.

The uniqueness of every hole forces the golfer to stand on the tee and really concentrate on the type of shot they wish to hit in order to record a respectable score.

A semi-private club, Stonelick Hills offers golf fanatics a place to call home, while also allowing the public who may not play golf on as regular of a basis a chance to enjoy a true test of golf.

For those range rats, intent on practicing their games meticulously, the Golf Club at Stonelick Hills has one of the best practice facilities around. An enormous practice green gives players the chance to seclude themselves and work on their stroke, while also being close enough to the first and 10th tees that even someone in a rush can hit a few putts before heading out to the course.

The practice range at Stonelick Hills is second-to-none in the area with a full one-and-a-half acres of bent grass tee space. The range has eight target greens and a chipping green surrounded by bent grass fairways to give the player the feel of actually being on the course. In addition to the bent grass tees, there are actually rough tees that simulate hitting from the rough on the course.

For those interested in working on their sand play, there is a greenside practice bunker as well as a practice fairway bunkers that allow players to emulate game situations.

For those seeking instruction, the Golf Club at Stonelick Hills offers lessons for the individual as well as groups. Aside from your typical range session with a pro, Stonelick offers playing lessons for 9 and 18 holes.

The Stonelick Hills clubhouse offers party hosting and wedding receptions.

For more information about the club, its facilities and the golf course, log on to their website at stonelickhills.com or call them at (513) 735-4653 (GOLF).

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