|Related Sections:||Mason||Warren County|
Golf Center at Kings Island, The - North/South Course6042 Fairway Dr
Mason, OH 45040
Phone: (513)398-7700Fax: (513)398-4583
This facility has an eighteen hole mid-length course and three nine hole courses that are played in eighteen hole combinations. The Bruin Mid-Length Course is a designed short course, which allows golfers to play a Nicklaus course at a very reasonable green fee. It is an easy course to walk. The Grizzly Course consists of three nine hole courses, the first eighteen of which designed in 1971 by Jack Nicklaus and opened in July, 1972. The Grizzly name is derived from Nicklaus' nickname, "The Golden Bear." These courses are characterized by long multi-curved fairways with large trees retained as natural hazards, as well as numerous water hazards and bunkers. The first professional tournament was held here in 1973. It was the PGA Tour's Ohio Kings Island Open. The event was won by course designer Jack Nicklaus, who, in the third round, shot a course record 62, a mark that remains unmatched. Since 1972, the Grizzly has hosted all three professional tours, boasting twelve major championships on the LPGA Tour. The Grizzly is currently the home of the Senior PGA Tour's Kroger Senior Classic, presented by FirStar, an event held annually since 1990.
|Holes: 18||Greens: Bent Grass||Fairways: Bent Grass|
|Dress Code:||Collared shirt, no cutoffs, denim OK|
|Season:||Mar 1 to Dec 1|
* Update this Course: Update/modify the details for this golf course's listing.
Course reviews for Golf Center at Kings Island, The - North/South Course
Average Golfer Review (1.0 Stars):
Number of Reviews: 1
Review this course and share your experience with other golfers.
| 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
It's golf--not good golf, but golf, Aug 27, 2007
from Cincinnati, OH
|Recent land development has taken a very nice, tournament-quality course and facility and turned it into a joke. Very large driving range is now a mud pit awaiting further bulldozing. Seven holes from the original 18 are now gone, replaced with holes scattered throughout the nearby housing development. Results: the course is now nearly impossible to walk, players run the risk of getting lost between holes, neighborhood noise intrudes on the golfing experience, and players face OB on almost every hole. On the recent Saturday I played this course the refreshment stands and drink cart were both out of Gatorade--recent hot weather resulted in high sales. Yet no one from the course thought of driving to the nearby Kroger store to make an emergency purchase. This situation alone demonstrates the level of management on site. The course was beat up, with plenty of divot holes and ball marks to keep the golfers and greenskeepers busy until the cows come home. Considering the great golf that has been played at this course in the past, its present state is a shame. No wonder Jack Nicklaus asked that his name be taken off the course's name.|