Madden Golf Course

3.8201294118 3.8 stars from 5 (100)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6326 yards
  • Slope: 118
  • Rating: 69.1
  • Layout

  • 2100 Nicholas Rd, Dayton, Ohio 45418, Montgomery County
  • (937) 268-0111
  • (937) 268-0347
  • golf-dayton.com

Year built: 1928
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Blue 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: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 72 6326 yards 69.1 118
Yellow 71 5056 yards 68.9 120

The Madden Golf Course is a municipal course that is suitable for all skill levels. The course was built on hilly terrain causing some elevation changes and uneven lies. The fairways are lined with trees and the average-sized greens are medium to fast in speed. Sand bunkers are present on the course and there are also water hazards that come into play on eight holes. The course starts with a challenging par-5, which requires an approach shot over a creek to a green that is well protected by a sand bunker in front. The Madden Golf Course facility also boasts a putting green and teaching pro.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 100 Reviews
5 stars:
23
4 stars:
52
3 stars:
17
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

90 out of 100 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for locals advanced golfers seniors   Challenges include elevation changes undulating greens bunkers   Great for drinks  

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Reviews


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cantonpf's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the round, but there was a bad smell in the air


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Nice course, but it smells."


vkendig's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course layout, the staff, condition of the greens, was all fairly good. The issue is the smell. There is a water treatment facility across the street. There were a few places that weren't too bad but a lot of the course smelled like the inside of a porta-potty on day 3 of the sauerkraut festival. I hadn't played Madden in 20 years and it will probably be a another 20 years before I try it again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course"


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 10/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

most character of city of Dayton courses. lots of elevation changes. very well maintained. Glad i was partnered with someone else that played there before. Even thought cart paths had next hole direction painted on them, i was still confused as to where next hole was a few times.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great golf course"


MATT7534391's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Grass was well cut and well maintained -easy to find ball. Lots of trees to shade you from sun on hot day. Easy to find the next hole to tee off from...in some places directions are painted on paved cart path. Our cart was in good shape. Very few sandtraps and no ponds -great for our beginner/intermediate golf game. Part of course is on top of hill-scenic, however the cart paths to get up & down hill are steep and long. Golf pace was slow due to a tournament and weekend crowd. The food is great at the resturtant. The Polish Sausage dogs were the best !


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


"Challenging"


roger3158550's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is challenging but fun.... they are redoing the tee box areas which will greatly improve this course... price is fair, staff is friendly, food is ok!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Enjoy this course!"


u00000667838's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

just reseed the tee boxes and airaided the greens. But the course wiil be in great shape. Had fun playing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great deal"


u174330981's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in ok shape with the only issues being the greens had been aerated and most of the tee boxes were closed for reseeding. The rest of the course was fine. We played 18 holes 8n under 3 hours as it was a little cool and looked like rain. I enjoy playing this course as the fairways are relatively wide open, but there are some challenging holes where you need to place your drives accurately or else you will have a very difficult second shot.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



bishopat's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"not what it was"


836chick's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

we had to play the back 9 twice because they were replacing greens and tee boxes on the front. we had to play from alternate tee boxes which were primarily weeds. we ended up behind a very slow foursome and there was no ranger to speed them up. Not what it was last year!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great amenities."


u634069805's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape. They was redoing the tee boxes which shorten the course up a little bit. Other than that I would come back again and again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Jason1137799's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u498612238's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in very good shape had a few tees it was temporary because they put new tease in for once I get the new tease open it will be in excellent condition


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


JOHNMOSS1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice lay out with varying challenges! Can't wait to play again once the many improvements are completed in a few months.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



wese's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

they are remaking and seeding and growing the

tee boxes. AS a result the temporary tees were

sorta sh..ty. otherwise course is quite a nice

layout with elevation changes mature trees

and friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"under construction"


xpfi001's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is having Tee box's rebuilt on a few holes.Appears to having improvements in a few areas.Otherwise plays very well.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



garylp's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is what it is, inexpensive public course, usually not busy unless leagues are playing. Hole locations not changed on weekends so shows a lot of wear around the holes. Sand traps are always in bad shape .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Needs improvement"


u6871799's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course isnt taken care of in the manner it should. Greens need to be watered more frequently and bunkers need sand. Quite a few dead trees need to be uprooted and the phones system is working. Cart ran out of gas and no one answered the phone. With the dry weather , the greens don't hold a shot and with the slanted greens, almost impossible to read and putt.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Not a great place...."


joe7507334's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not sure which is worse: the smell of the water treatment plant that resembles a backed up toilet, the constant gunfire in the background, the badly kept fairways and greens or the rudeness of the staff. It's likely the staff who could not make one feel more unwelcoMe. That's OK though, I won't be.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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