Golf Club at Yankee Trace - Championship Course

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4.4
17
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.6
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.0
Layout
0
95.5%
Recommend this course
16 out of 17 reviews
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4.4
17
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.5
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
92.3%
Recommend this course
12 out of 13 reviews
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4.4
17
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.5
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
92.3%
Recommend this course
12 out of 13 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7139
Slope 136
Rating 74.1
Type Semi-Private
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.
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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

Course Details

Year Built 1995
Fairways Bent grass
Greens Bent grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Gene Bates (1995)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

4.4
17

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Specials 1
Brunch 1
Dinner 1
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 2
Bunkers 1
This course/club is great for:
Locals 2
Seniors 2
9-Hole Rounds 1
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 2
Convenient to the City 1
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Played On 08/05/2018
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

The course was still wet from rain which led to cart path only. The pace of play was very slow on the front nine because of the cart path only requirement but only on the front nine. The second nine was much faster. I don’t know if this was related to groups only playing nine holes or they dispersed to the other 9 hole course. Nice course though
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 07/27/2018
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good track, subpar greens

Yankee Trace is a fantastic track with many challenging holes. The fairways were in excellent condition. However the greens were disappointing by being too bumpy and slow for my taste. The pace of play could have been better, too, but it was a beautiful Friday afternoon with a lot of play.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
Played On 07/23/2018
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course to be on GolfNow

Course was in great shape, even though it was cart path only today from all the rain we've had. Staff was very friendly and pace of play was as to be expected with the conditions. Will definitely play here again and recommend this to anyone who hasn't played here.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 07/21/2018
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Good layout missing maintenance

Yankee is a good layout, can play long from the back tees if the fairways are soft. The greens seem to varying a lot from early season to late season. They need to remind people to fix their pitch marks on the greens as there were a lot of blemishes and I healed marks on every green, to the point any putt over 10 feet seemed to be impossible. The last time I played there the greens had not been mowed in several days and were visibly shaggy, combined with the pitch marks you might have week been playing on tempory greens. I enjoy the course but wish it was better maintained.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
Played On 07/19/2018
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

3 Groups 1 tee

4th time playing Yankee. Long story short when we made the turn after playing the front nine in an hour and half they had 3 groups going off on 10. We should’ve know it was a disaster waiting to happen because each hole we waited 10 min to tee off. Finally after an hour and half and only 4 holes we called the club house and they sent someone out only to tell us we lied about the pace of play and there’s no way the course would let 3 groups go off at once. I mean it’s obvious the course was just trying to get money but come on. I won’t be playing g here for a while.
Staff Friendliness Fair
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
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Played On 07/01/2018
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice and hot

Course was great considering th 94 degree temps. Lots of water and beverages on the course.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On 06/30/2018
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 06/17/2018
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 06/15/2018
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On 06/15/2018
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent

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