Golf Club at Yankee Trace - Championship Course

4.4901764706 4.5 stars from 5 (10)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7139 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 74.1

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7139 yards 74.1 136
Blue 72 6662 yards 71.9 131
White 72 6015 yards 69.0 124
Red 72 5204 yards 70.6 121

Located in Centerville, the Golf Club at Yankee Trace not only holds the title of "Dayton's best golf course," it is also considered the best public course in the entire Miami Valley. The club offers a challenging Championship Course as well as the nine-hole Vintage Course. The 18-hole course is a tough but fair test. The layout plays across grassy meadows and despite being dotted with a few mature trees, the holes are mostly wide-open. Strategically placed bunkers protect the greens and there is also the occasional water hazard ton contend with. It is great for a quick game, rounds are usually played in less than four and a half hours. The traffic is helped by the nine-hole course, which is also great for beginners who don't want to take on the full golf course.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 10 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
3
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

10 out of 10 reviews


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Reviews


Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender

u3401442's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful golf course tries to bite you at the end of your round"


u00000929952's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a very beautiful golf course in very nice condition. On the back nine the final 3-4 holes will try to take a bite out of your score.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



tomc1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent Day"


Chirag2038433's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Play here several times a year. Great course conditions, good pace of play, and would recommend the course to everyone


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very nice course but pace of play an issue"


u000003155521's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape. The range was in great shape as well. The pace of play was horrible! We could have been playing with 8 in our group and probably still have to wait every shot. Very disappointing about that given they had rangers all over the course. They just drove around like they didn't care.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Always satisfies"


Daniel6356064's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Yankee Trace may not be the most interesting layout, but at a time when many courses are not able to sufficiently maintain course conditions, Yankee excels. Last year was the highest rate of play yet, and the course is in great condition. From the blue trees, the course is all the challenge I can handle. The clubhouse facilities are excellent, and the prices for food and drinks is reasonable. All in all, it's easy to recommend Yankee to friends.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Good experience at Yankee Trace"


u000004502686's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

We played the original front nine and the Vintage back nine. The course is in great condition. We were behind a slow foursome but they allowed us to play through. Had a good time. It was worth the rate they charged.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very Fun Course"


bljames's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Fairways and greens in excellent condition. VERY FUN course to play for any handicap. They are updating bunker system and range is one of the best in the area. Pace is great in the am but slows to average in the afternoon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice track...but a bit pricey for conditions in relation to other local courses"


iralaw63's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2013

Reviewed on

Nice layout...peak rates are a bit over the top. Conditions vary but considering the amount of play it gets they do a decent job. Nice clubhouse but so many private functions (money maker)... limits golfer access to the 19th hole far, far too often. Bunkers can be inconsistent.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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