Pipestone Golf Club

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3.6
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45
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9
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4
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Conditions
4.1
Value
3.3
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
2.8
Amenities
3.6
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101 out of 108 reviews
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3.8
4
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Conditions
4.3
Value
3.8
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.0
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 4 reviews
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4.4
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3.6
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3.8
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2.6
Amenities
3.4
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4.2
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6939
Slope 135
Rating 72.3
Type Public
Pipestone Golf Course is an Arthur Hills design that has been acclaimed as the best public course in the Dayton area. The name of the course comes from blue clay soil that is buried deep in the ground. The native Indians of the area would use it for making pottery and they would call it pipestone. Nestled amongst rolling hills, the golf course offers plenty of elevation changes. The undulating greens and fairways are kept in immaculate condition but they rarely offer a flat lie. The front nine is particularly challenging with several holes that are framed with tress and crisscross over the same creek. Pipestone Golf Course's second hole is one of the toughest with a water hazards and a fairway that is severely sloped right to left.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6939 yards 72.3 135
Blue 72 6580 yards 70.1 131
White 72 6078 yards 68.7 123
Green 72 5190 yards 70.3 125
Red 72 3700 yards
Scorecard for Pipestone Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.7/138 353 533 383 207 451 525 374 174 377 3377 449 444 540 202 382 414 409 208 514 3562 6939
Blue M: 70.7/129 343 506 358 189 431 515 341 158 365 3206 430 409 530 189 336 404 399 187 490 3374 6580
White M: 68.7/124 W: 74.5/137 323 461 341 125 408 487 331 142 338 2956 395 399 475 163 305 392 389 153 471 3142 6098
Green M: 64.7/115 W: 69.4/122 302 422 320 108 359 426 229 130 269 2565 279 302 413 109 286 359 317 132 403 2600 5165
Handicap 17 1 7 11 5 3 9 15 13 6 8 4 14 16 10 12 18 2
Par 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1992
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arthur Hills (1992)

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 Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirt required

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Reviews

3.6
108

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 20
Undulating Greens 19
Bunkers 15
This course/club is great for:
Locals 19
Advanced Golfers 16
A Weekend Splurge 11
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 21
Worth the Drive 13
In the 'Burbs 9
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Great shape

Great shape. Pace was really slow. Saw a ranger a few times, but he never stopped and said anything to the slow group. Otherwise, it was a fun round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
7e384556-2de7-5f7c-bcd8-703c40744e46
hamptongolf
Commented On 10/09/2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to post this positive review. At Hampton Golf, we place a premium on customer satisfaction. Receiving positive feedback like yours reinforces the investments we are proud to make in our phenomenal people and systems that we hope ensure the best possible experience for our guests. Thank you again, and we look forward to you visiting us again in the future.

Warmest Regards,

Hampton Golf Management

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Waited 25 minutes just to check in after watching the wait staff make his coffee and chat it up with the bar worker. Sign in cart said to call grill or pro shop to have an order brought out "asap." Grill # "no longer in working service or had been changed.". Called the pro shop and after a failed attempt to transfer, same man who checked us in claimed they wouldn't be bring out water/Gatorade because no beverage cart service. 2 water sources on entire course in a 90 degree afternoon. Pace of play a little over 5 hours. Pin placements in ridiculous positions. Putted up hill on one occasion and only ran 2-3" past and literally rolled back down to my feet on a 10' putt.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
7e384556-2de7-5f7c-bcd8-703c40744e46
hamptongolf
Commented On 10/09/2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to provide feedback about your experience. Your comments and feedback are extremely important to us. We appreciate you pointing out the positive aspects of your experience, and appreciate even more your feedback on how we may improve.

Sincerely,

Hampton Golf Management

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course !!

Great course that is challenging that gives you a lot to consider when playing. A lot of slope with rolling fairways, doglegs left & right, up and down with some bottle neck fairways and the greens were in great condition. Awesome layout with risk and reward holes ..

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
7e384556-2de7-5f7c-bcd8-703c40744e46
hamptongolf
Commented On 10/09/2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to post this positive review. At Hampton Golf, we place a premium on customer satisfaction.

Sincerely,

Hampton Golf Management

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The green are not easy to reed and ondulated

We play in 4 hours what’s good for Sunday afternoon.

Some holes have a blind shot you need someone to look where your ball stop.

We play this cours 3 time and always a good experience.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Pipestone

Pace of Play was really slow. Also the members will constantly ask you to play thru which got really annoying.

Pipestone's conditions were great for a round in January.

Staff is always extremely nice.

This course does give you great value for the money. If you are looking for a course to challenge you with scenic views, Pipestone is the place.

I really like the layout of this course. Par 5's can be a bear from the Men's tees. The Par' 3's will make up for it though.

Off-Course amenities are great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Extremely over booked.

It took 6 hours to finish 18. Waited 20 minutes per hole. Had lines at every whole. Terribly disappointed. Will never return.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
7e384556-2de7-5f7c-bcd8-703c40744e46
hamptongolf
Commented On 06/16/2017

2. Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your recent stay with us. We are saddened to learn of the challenges you encountered and would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you directly. We place a premium on our staff’s attentiveness and diligence when it comes to each one of our customers and their individual experiences, for which we are responsible. Our management team has attempted to reach out to you personally via Golf Advisor. We look forward to hearing from you.

Our Sincerest Regards,

Hampton Golf Management

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worst I've seen at this course, by far!!

The course was soooo dried out, it didn't make it fun in any way. The fairways and greens were like blacktop. We had to move our balls out of the fairways and into the rough just to get a decent shot. On hole 6, I used a lob wedge to chip over a tree, and it came straight down onto the green, and instead of doing what it should have done (any other green, this shot would have stuck, and probably had backspin), the ball bounced straight up in the air at least 50 feet like it was bouncing off the cart path, and then bounced its way off the back side of the green, bouncing even more in the rough, and landed 50 yards past the green, from a 100 yards out. I've never hit a lob wedge 150 yards. This course was ridiculously dry. I used to love this course, but haven't been for a few years. It is in no way worth the money they charge now. I won't be back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
7e384556-2de7-5f7c-bcd8-703c40744e46
hamptongolf
Commented On 06/16/2017

2. Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your recent stay with us. We are saddened to learn of the challenges you encountered and would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you directly. We place a premium on our staff’s attentiveness and diligence when it comes to each one of our customers and their individual experiences, for which we are responsible. Our management team has attempted to reach out to you personally via Golf Advisor. We look forward to hearing from you.

Our Sincerest Regards,

Hampton Golf Management

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Staff was very friendly and helpful. Course in good condition but they were actively aerating/ punching the greens which made putting frustrating and took away from what should have been an good experience. There was no mention on Golf Now that the greens where being altered, no discount at the pro shop for playing on punched greens. Had I known I would never have made the trip.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
7e384556-2de7-5f7c-bcd8-703c40744e46
hamptongolf
Commented On 06/02/2017

Thank you for the review. It is our goal to provide an experience that exceeds Guests expectations. In this case the greens were being verticut, a bimonthly practice to better putting surfaces. The course was not aerified, which is much more intrusive practice that we make special note of on all reservation systems. I hope you will consider returning to Pipestone soon and experience the great playing conditions we strive to deliver.

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Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course/poor management

We played at 5pm and were told it was open. As soon as we finished the first hole, we waited anywhere from 5-10 minutes between shots. The pace of play was terrible. We didn't get a chance to even finish the 18. They put too many people on too close together and then did not regulate the poor players which caused a chain reaction of waiting.

The course and the staff were very friendly. However, for the price of the course, not looking to play there anytime soon with that pace.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Again Slow Play

Play here 4-5 times a year every time the pace of play is slow. On 3-9 Thursday 1pm behind 3 4-somes---- t-shirts, blue jeans, tennis shoes, would not let our group of 3 play through 4 hours 50 min to play.........It's early but do try to speed up play a bit!!!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Quick 18!

Played a late round Sunday afternoon, course a little soggy from previous day's rain. Course was in excellent condition and 1st week of NFL meant few golfers on course, got around in 2.25 hours. Staff was excellent.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course

The course was in good shape, greens were great! The staff couldn't have been more courteous & helpful. I enjoy playing this course every time I play it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Good Day

Nice layout. Tough, Arthur Hills designed greens. Course in good shape. Front nine holes cross back and forth near each other a lot but back nine is very spread out and excellent. Greens were good. Staff very friendly -- they need an internet upgrade -- check in process very slow as computers were down. Excellent food in clubhouse and $1 beers on Fridays always adds more fun to the day.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Pipestone

Very nice,Dayton area course. Challenging layout. Greens are quick..you'll use every club in your bag

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Perfect place for a group event

This will be a little lengthy but hopefully helpful if you're planning an event. About a month ago when I started planning a golf outing for our church and was recommended to do it at Pipestone from someone who works there. From the early stages their staff was courteous and informative. Bob pretty much laid out a schedule for me of what would be needed and when. I stopped by the week of the event with a list of questions on how this would go. Bob, Kevin, and Mike pretty much answered every question with, “We’ve got that” or “We can do that”. I was in a little disbelief because this just all seemed too easy.

Our event was scheduled to start at 7:30 for check-in with a shotgun start at 8:30. I arrived 30 minutes early to find our carts lined up in front of the building, someone putting the signs/scorecards on the carts, an audio system already setup to address the golfers, a registration table setup for check-in, range balls prepositioned on the driving range, the dining room setup for our catered lunch, and Bob filling out the information for the prize holes. I was amazed. Bob even remembered we had a person coming with us who wasn’t golfing and had that cart set aside. I also told him in an email we would be pre-buying drink tickets and he had a stack of those ready to go. I couldn’t believe how perfectly this was all going. Just before the event started Bob came out to address the group of golfers and let them know there would be course captains helping them get to their holes.

The event started without incident and the course was absolutely perfect! I was getting comments all morning about how nice the course was and was equally impressed with how many of your staff were driving around making sure everyone was taken care of. We finished just before 1 and came back to the clubhouse. Bob was collecting cards and transcribing the scores to the scoresheet. I checked on the food and saw Mike, who was in charge of catering, off to the side. I asked him how this would go and he assured me they had plenty of food for our group of 33 and would start whenever I was ready. When most of our folks were back we started eating and WOW! The hamburgers/hotdogs/mashed potatoes were outstanding! Over the last three days everyone that has approached me about the even has commented on how amazing the food was! I’ve also had several people come up to me and tell me how impressed they were with my efforts in setting this up. I tell them right away, “Pipestone did it all”.

Pipestone staff were outstanding and a testament to what a quality organization they're running there. Those guys took care of all the legwork and just allowed us to enjoy a beautiful day of golf without a shred of worry. We plan on doing this event every year and I can tell you unequivocally it will be at Pipestone!

Shawn Walker

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pipestone was great

Very nice course. Will definitely recommend it!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Great value!!

If you're looking for a reasonably priced course that is treated like a country club, this is your spot!! One of most well kept courses I've played recently. Not to mention, the greens are in great shape and extremely fast!!! Great course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
7e384556-2de7-5f7c-bcd8-703c40744e46
hamptongolf
Commented On 06/16/2017

1. Thank you very much for taking the time to post this positive review. At Hampton Golf, we place a premium on customer satisfaction. Receiving positive feedback like yours reinforces the investments we are proud to make in our phenomenal people and systems that we hope ensure the best possible experience for our guests. Thank you again, and we look forward to you visiting us again in the future.

Warmest Regards,

Hampton Golf Management

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Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Monday Afternoon

Staff during check in were very helpful. Food and drink were very good. Course was nice, fairways need a little greening up, but the greens were just fine. It was a great experience and looking forward to a return visit in the near future.

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