Sugar Isle Golf Course

4.0573470588 4.1 stars from 5 (143)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6754 yards
  • Slope: 107
  • Rating: 70.2
  • Layout

  • 2469 Dayton-Lakeview Rd, New Carlisle, Ohio 45344, Clark County
  • (937) 845-8699
  • (937) 845-8804
  • www.sugar-isle.com

Year built: 1972
Architect(s): Jack Kidwell
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bluegrass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt required
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6754 yards 70.2 107
White 72 6350 yards 68.6 104
Red 72 5636 yards 71.1 110

Sugar Isle Golf Course was designed by Jack Kidwell, a familiar name among southern Ohio golf courses. Water is a prominent feature of the course, Kidwell incorporated it on more than half of the holes. Some 20 white sand bunkers are strategically placed throughout the layout, providing a scenic contrast to the water and lush greens. For an added challenge, many of the fairways are lined with mature trees although there is some room for error, which makes them more accessible. It is a course that will make you think but it is not too intimidating for beginners. The versatility makes it popular for outings and tournaments. Sugar Isle has even hosted the area's high school programs for more than 30 years. In addition to the golf course, there is also a driving range and large putting green.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 143 Reviews
5 stars:
25
4 stars:
81
3 stars:
22
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

125 out of 142 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals seniors beginners   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens  

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"Love this course"


Cary8309750's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Sugar Isle is a very nice public course. It has a lot of character without being too difficult, and not too pricey!

It has been the go to course for our foursome when we don't feel like traveling. We have probably played this course about 15 times this year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Sugar Isle Golf Course on 11/08/2017:

Hello, we're happy you enjoyed our nice course layout and a good value. Thank you for playing Sugar Isle Golf Course, we look forward to seeing you again soon!


u00000706150's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sugar Isle Golf Course on 10/23/2017:

Hello, we're happy you enjoyed a quick pace of play, our excellent course layout, and our good course conditions. Thank you for playing Sugar Isle Golf Course!

"Nice Local Course"


Bionicknee2001's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

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

Reviewed on

This course can be challenging if it is windy or there has been much rain. If there has been rain recently then parts of the course are really wet. Greens are really tough to read.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Sugar Isle Golf Course on 02/05/2018:

Hello, we're happy you enjoyed our friendly staff and a good value. Thank you for playing Sugar Isle Golf Course!

"It's a gem"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Sugar Isle is a top notch public course for a reasonable rate. The carts are a little old but the course itself is in great shape. Fairways, greens, and bunkers are all in a better state than other public courses for the same fees.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Sugar Isle Golf Course on 10/27/2017:

Hello, we're happy you enjoyed our great course conditions and a good value. Thank you for playing Sugar Isle Golf Course!

"Nice Track"


Tony6812313's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great day to play. Course was in good shape, greens a bit dry and fast.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Sugar Isle Golf Course on 10/02/2017:

Hello, we're happy you enjoyed our good course conditions and a fast pace of play. Thank you for playing Sugar Isle Golf Course!


cat9's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sugar Isle Golf Course on 09/21/2017:

Hello, we're happy you enjoyed a quick pace of play and our good course conditions. Thank you for playing Sugar Isle Golf Course!

"Nice course"


kelly2832860's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

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

Reviewed on

Very nice public course, not hard, but not easy, fun to play. . Do not like the way they changed the layout, does not flow at all, need to go back the way it was with the par 3 for 18tth hole


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Sugar Isle Golf Course on 12/11/2017:

Hello, we're glad you enjoyed our fun course layout, a quick pace of play, and our friendly staff. Thank you for playing Sugar Isle Golf Course!

"Great golf"


kyle3957712's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We started with a little bit of fog, (actually pretty cool play). Putts we're dropping, life is good....then the sun came out.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sugar Isle Golf Course on 09/07/2017:

Hi Kyle, we're happy you enjoyed our friendly staff and our nice course layout. Thank you for playing Sugar Isle Golf Course!

"Routing"


jsnyder82's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Changed routing to cause players to pass "club house" an additional time, which made routing of back nine strange. It is poor routing and effects the flow of the course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


Response from Sugar Isle Golf Course on 09/12/2017:

Hi James, thank you for leaving us a review. We appreciate your feedback.


kyle3957712's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Sugar Isle Golf Course on 08/28/2017:

Hi Kyle, we're glad you enjoyed our course layout and a quick pace of play. Thank you for playing Sugar Isle Golf Course!

"Good course"


kelly2832860's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Play in a league there, course is in good shape, fairways have just been punched, fun place to play, don't like how they changed the holes around, doesn't flow as good.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Sugar Isle Golf Course on 08/29/2017:

Hi Kelly, we're happy you enjoyed our good course conditions and friendly staff. Thank you for playing Sugar Isle Golf Course!

"Good Day at Golf Course"


Bionicknee2001's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played here today and had a good round. Pace of play was good on front 9 but slower on back 9. Finished round in about 3 1/2 hours. Greens were really hard today like they hadn't been watered but spoke with a worker who told us the greens aren't hold water. Hit several shots onto the green that should have held but they ran off the green. Other than the greens the rest of the course was in good shape. Of course they were raking the bunkers today and I didn't visit one of them.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Sugar Isle Golf Course on 08/03/2017:

Hi Dennis, we're happy you enjoyed your round. Thank you for playing Sugar Isle Golf Course!

"Nice course"


u714195221's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a nice course with very friendly staff. The course itself was in fair condition. There were clumbs of dead grass where they had mowed. And some dead spots on the green. I recommend this course if you can get a golfnow deal if not play somewhere else.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Sugar Isle Golf Course on 08/03/2017:

Hi Andrew, we're happy you enjoyed our nice layout and friendly staff. Thank you for playing Sugar Isle Golf Course.

"Ok to play not great!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf carts are old. No food or snacks to speak of. You have to bring your BYOB.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


Response from Sugar Isle Golf Course on 08/01/2017:

Hello Ralph, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback.


u000007753198's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sugar Isle Golf Course on 06/12/2017:

Hi Jeremy, we're happy you enjoyed a quick pace of play and our great course conditions. Thank you for playing Sugar Isle Golf Course!


cat9's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect 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:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Sugar Isle Golf Course on 06/07/2017:

Hi Joonshik, thank you for the outstanding 5-star review! We're happy you enjoyed a quick pace of play and our course layout.

"Always worth playing"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Sugar Isle has always been a fun golf course to play but recent changes to the course and improved turf conditions have really increased its value. Greens were quick and the rough was short. Open enough to hit driver on most every hole but the greens are tricky and fun to putt.


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


Response from Sugar Isle Golf Course on 06/09/2017:

Hi Apollo, we're happy you enjoyed our course conditions and quick greens. Thank you for playing Sugar Isle Golf Course!

"Always In Great Shape"


u000003486048's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
Previously played Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on

Sugar Isle is always in really nice shape. Nice smooth greens and good fairways. My only complaint is the geese! They seem to be getting more & more all the time. I hate having to navigate through areas of goose droppings. Nasty. Maybe you should close the course for a day and tell the golfers to bring their 12 guages to thin out the flock.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Sugar Isle Golf Course on 05/24/2017:

Hello Al, thanks for your continued support and we are glad you enjoyed playing. Canadian Geese are governed federally under The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 and also numerous Ohio codes. We do attempt to balance our needs with the course's natural wildlife. Admittedly the animals do not always cooperate. We look forward to seeing you back on the course soon.

"Good bang for your buck if you go at a discounted time"


Austin8563902's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I have played this course multiple times and if you get a discounted tee time then it is very worth it. Hole 9 is beautiful and the back 9 is very fun to play with it's twists, turns and hills.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Sugar Isle Golf Course on 05/22/2017:

Hello Austin, we're happy you enjoyed our beautiful scenery and our challenging layout. Thank you for playing Sugar Isle Golf Course!



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from Sugar Isle Golf Course on 05/09/2017:

Hi Josh, we're glad you had a great time playing Sugar Isle Golf Course! Thank you for the kind review, we hope to see you again soon.


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