Dales at Community Golf Course

3.8894941176 3.9 stars from 5 (67)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 5302 yards
  • Layout

  • 2917 Berkley St, Dayton, Ohio 45409, Montgomery County
  • (937) 293-2341
  • (937) 395-1370
  • golf-dayton.com

Year built: 1919
Architect(s): Alex Nipper Campbell
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: None

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 5302 yards N/A N/A
White 71 5023 yards N/A N/A
Gold 71 4167 yards N/A N/A

Located just south of Dayton amongst rolling hills, The Dales Course at the Community Golf Center facility is one of two regulation length courses that the facility offers. The Dales Course is referred to as the inside course, while the other course, the Hills Course, is called the outside course. Although the two courses are similar, the Dales Course is shorter and more suitable for less skilled players, but there are still interesting challenges nevertheless. Due to the bounty of mature trees, the fairways are relatively narrow. The terrain is rolling and water hazards come into play on a few holes.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 67 Reviews
5 stars:
12
4 stars:
30
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

58 out of 67 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for beginners locals walkers   Challenges include elevation changes   Great for drinks  

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Reviews


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MSizemore1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course



uVKSZ8302VK's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"No coolers allowed !!"


u7122755's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course however it was 80 degrees and there was nobody selling drinks until we came around the back nine! My father is 82 years old. Next time I’ll bring a cooler and if they won’t allow it we’ll go somewhere else!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Two different courses at this location... Dales and Hills"


roger3158550'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 09/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course.... if your looking for a nice relaxing day of golf this is the course for you!..., also a good beginner course!


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


"Overall good value"


DK9's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A little construction/maintenance on #2 on both courses and a few traps with standing water, but overall the course is in pretty good shape. There's a lot of trees and some tough blind shots to challenge yourself.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beginner course"


Thanh6079171's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the best course for beginner - relatively short and just enough level of difficulty to keep it challenging


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course though not so challenging"


joe7507334's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Really like this course; it's great for the av-rage golfer: a bit short though there are some challenges especially on the par 3s.

The course was in incredible shape for this late in the year. Leaves coming down everywhere but the curse and rough were clear.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


BROTHERJOHN's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For the money it's a good course. Like all in area fairways losing grass, Having to add new sand to traps. Geese causing problems on some holes. Would play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Rushed"


William8917430's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After signing in and got to the tee box was told that the course was closing at 1 o'clock for an outing. Maybe they should of told me that before I paid.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Dales"


xpfi001's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Dales is a nice course ,Play it often,Holes are easy to par.Course has been well used this year greens are beginning to recover.Sand trap are water hazards due to rain.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Short but sweet"


tdug65's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I liked this course. Short holes, but still nice. Would be better to make bunkers grass. Bunker sand was poor.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"City courses"


u517976162's avatar
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I understand that it takes a lot of effort to run and maintain a nice golf course. With that being said, $40 to play any of the dayton city courses is just not worth it. Although the course was in good/decent shape, I'm just not willing to spend that kind of money at a course like community, Madden, or kitty hawk. I will go spend 10 more dollars and play heatherwood or pipestone. Played the dales which is a shorter course, mostly driver wedge, or driver 9.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Rain did a numberr e course"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is usually pretty good this time of year. The non stop spring rain has filled most all of the sand traps and the greens are so soft that the unrepaired ball marks are turning to mud spots. I wont judge to harshly so wait a few days and go play community.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course Review"


William1361814's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was nice, the sand traps were a little rocky. I was not happy with the front desk person. She had me down for 4 people. I told her I only signed up for 2 and had to show her my receipt before she believed me. The other girl working there told her she had entered the information in wrong. The front desk person was rude, when there was no reason for it.


I recommend this course


"Jeff's review"


fu3g3rgn's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Played the Dale course today - wife and I found this to be a great little course that offered us both an opportunity to work on short game and long enough to hit our woods. Hilly terrain made it interesting on a few of the holes and we thoroughly enjoyed our day of golf there. Only comment would be for a judge to keep play moving - foursome in front of us took forever and had 2-3 groups backed up behind them. Great course for the price!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Lots of good and bad"


Jacob7524503's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course has some very cool holes. 18th hole teeing off from on top of the hill is a great way to end a round. Some holes are a bit crowded in with the other course and other holes. At some point you'll most likely be hitting from the fairway of a hole you're not playing. Greens and fairways were in great shape. Most sand traps were unplayable. With how on top of each other a lot of the holes are this might not be the best course if you're easily distracted while teeing off or putting. You're usually within earshot of multiple tee boxes and greens. The worst thing about this course is the staff. Every person I dealt with was extremely rude, especially a young blonde lady who was working the front desk. I'd play this course again just because it's a cool layout to shoot some really low scores while still interesting and fun. If I had to deal with the staff here more than the first few minutes of the day I would definitely not be back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course."


u094031084's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Yardage was on short side but nice municipal course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great value for the money"


Sharon3238566's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Easy to get on, and at the time we went, we had the course almost to ourselves. Some challenging holes. Greens are quick. Course in good condition for the time of year and the weather.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Hmm"


Mathew4644051's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

tough course for a lefty as most fairway shots are at a downward sloping angle. Will try not to come back here


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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