Kittyhawk Golf Center - Hawk Course

3.7734470588 3.8 stars from 5 (51)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6766 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 71.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6766 yards 71.1 124
White 72 6396 yards 69.5 115
Red (W) 73 5551 yards 73.3 121

The Kittyhawk Golf Center facility possesses three of only six municipal golf courses in the Dayton area. The Hawks Course is one of two regulation courses at Kittyhawk and there is also one executive course. The courses are very similar in landscape and challenge but the Hawks Course is the shorter of the two regulation courses. The terrain is flat with trees scattered throughout. The course is fairly open with fairways that are wide open and the greens are large with subtle breaks. Man-made lagoons create water hazards that come into play on fourteen holes and there are many sand bunkers as well.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 51 Reviews
5 stars:
14
4 stars:
17
3 stars:
15
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

42 out of 51 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for locals   Challenges include water hazards bunkers  

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"Great experience"


Jazzguy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I must have dropped my wallet when I got it out to retrieve the ticket at the starter's shack - someone found it and turned it in!

The course was not crowded at all - I played by myself, and although it was hot and a little windy at times, the weather conditions were pretty awesome.

The fairways and greens could use a little water, but other than that the course conditions were good - rough was not that bad, so an errant shot or two didn't kill my round. Errant chipping and putting did!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course for the money..."


chad3663937's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice for a public course the greens are in nice condition sand bunkers are a different story alot of small rocks and very little sand in most bunkers. Very friendly staff in the pro shop hit or miss when it comes to the restaurant usually closed in the early morning tee times ....


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



golfer4420's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Yuck"


u000006554363's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Course was horrible. Greens were absolutely awful. We had a guy playing alone ahead of us, but hitting probably 6 balls on every shot. I yelled to him and he flipped me off then went onto another hole.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"For a City Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

it was in awesome shape been a long time since I have seen this course look and play so good. Fairways and Greens were just perfect. Keep up the great work


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



wese's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the course is pretty flat, otherwise it is a nice layout

with nice people and amenities.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



golfer4420's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice Muni"


GratefulDuffer's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I love city owned courses and hope more cities would see the value in investing in them. Great for the community.

Kittyhawk was in really good condition. Greens were perfect. My only knock is I thought the fairways were long. Nice open lay-out plenty of challenge from sandtraps and water.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"very good layout, challeging"


guy6702320's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great deal for the money, 54 holes, 18 are a par 3 course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nasty and cheap"


jameswuv's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Whoever they have cutting the greens misses about a quarter of the grass.......not one straight cut line on 36 holes on both courses I played yesterday......about 1,000 ball marks per green makes it almost impossible to have a pure and true putt........the bunkers are absolutely full of rocks. The course workers at kitty hawk drill holes in the eggs of the geese to control the population but it's not working.....tons of geese and their feces all over the place. I had to move my ball due to about a foot and a half long terd stringer across the line of my put. The course was so backed up with people that it took over 9 1/2 hours to play 36 holes straight through with no stops. when I play Jamaica run for $12 on a hot buy I feel fantastic with that deal but when I pay $12 to play at Kitty Hawk I feel like I paid a little too much.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Hawk coures"


u6451899's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very good condition. Fairways,greens in good shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



collins6221's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Sad to see these courses headed downhill"


Cary8309750's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have watched the steady decline of City of Dayton run golf facilites over many years. I was a Dayton resident for most of my 60 years and enjoyed many pleasurable rounds of golf at all the City courses with co-workers and friends. I golf with a foursome several times a week and we wanted to go back and play what used to be our go-to course ( The Hawk ). The price is reasonable, albeit higher than most public courses. The conditions of the course however are deplorable. Weed infested uneven fairways. Greens that show little sign of maintainence besides the cutting of grass, and fairway bunkers that are miniature gravel pits. We will not be playing there in the foreseeable future, unless there are major updates.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course but"


ms58136's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in Nice shape,greens fast,but rough was too thick. Need to mow


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Walking"


u8647959's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A lot of people that play here walk. So be prepared for that. The course it self has a good layout and can have it's challenging moments.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"In good shape"


u000007756635's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in much better shape than last year. Great bunkers and greens were fantastic


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Tight back nine"


u760152306's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape. A lot of water on the back nine. Water comes in play on almost every hole. Some par 4 and 5's water on both sides


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"The hawk course at Kittyhawk"


prohio's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very quick to get check in and issued a cart. Staff is always friendly! The golf course was very well groomed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Poor Condition"


u000002505814's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Very poor conditions. Both the fairways and tees were near unplayable.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Fooled again"


BPrice1234's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

From the road the Hawk looks great. The fairways and greens are in good condition but the rough is worse than rough. when you hit and the ball 2 feet off the fairway and you lose it, that's crazy. Its not nice rough either, too many roots hidden under and its just not mowed. The day we played the mowing crew would follow us from tee box to tee box then cut ahead and we would have to wait. Got to 18 and a league had started, maybe don't sell a tee time and let someone tee off at 1230 if a league has a shotgun start at 4.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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