Aubrey's Dubbs Dred Golf Course, The

3.8357142857 3.8 stars from 5 (42)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6925 yards
  • Slope: 121
  • Rating: 70.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No cut-offs, shirts & shoes must be worn at all times.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 71 6925 yards 70.6 121
Men's 71 6350 yards 68.0 114
Ladies 74 5605 yards N/A N/A

Aubrey's Dubbs Dred Golf Course sprawls across an idyllic landscape of rolling hills and farmland dotted with mature trees. The stunning views that span seemingly for miles make this course one of the most scenic in western Pennsylvania. The tranquil surroundings give the course an air of seclusion, but it's conveniently located just minutes from downtown Butler. Beyond the beautiful setting, the golf course itself offers a challenging yet fair round. The front nine provides a gentle start with softly rolling hills and medium-sized greens. The holes are mostly straightforward with few hidden tricks. The fairways are lined with trees but they are wide and forgiving. Aubrey's Dubbs Dred Golf Course's back nine gets tougher with more dramatic changes in elevation and fast-breaking greens. There are also more doglegs and strategically placed bunkers on the back nine.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 42 Reviews
5 stars:
6
4 stars:
18
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

30 out of 42 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for advanced golfers locals   Challenges include elevation changes narrow fairways undulating greens   Great for drinks  

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"Lightning Fast Greens"


u184209887's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on Monday morning after a tournament weekend. The course wasn't crowded and I played 18 in less than 2.5 hours. The course conditions were good and recent rains had perked up the fairways and rough. The greens were great and were very fast, maybe because of the tournament. Back nine much harder than front nine, but overall a fun course. Good value for the money and I will play again. The staff was friendly and helpful.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice place!"


Mark5606217's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Aubrey's is a great local course. Front 9 is pretty straight forward, while the back challenges even the best of players. Overall course was is good condition, well kept for public golf. Only complaint is course markings are hard to find -red, white, and blue markers are buried on many holes. Scorecard seems accurate but the various tee boxes don't have yardage markings making the par 3s a guess off the tee.

Nice place, would recommend for others and play again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"First and last time"


Jason9296630's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was the first time plying this course and probably won't return again. The front nine was very nice course for the money we played but the back nine must have been an afterthought after creating the front nine. Would much rather paying a little more to play a course that actually designed 18 holes instead of designing 9 and squeezing in the back 9. The staff were very nice though


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Good Course"


Nicholas2896845's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Course layout was good however NO HOLE NUMBERS OR YARDAGE MARKERS FROM TEE BOX> NO BALL CLEANERS.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Not bad but once was enough"


u207648600's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Decent course for the money. Good length. No sand traps. Not a bad place to play if you just want to get out and knock the ball around or have a few friends that don't play much. Worth a play but I'd say once is enough.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"This course is tough"


uMGJF5209MG's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Aubrey's was in great shape.<br/> Greens were nice even on a rainy day.<br/> Very tight on back 9.<br/> I'll be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Like Day and Night"


leardfam's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The front nine features wide, open fairways with gentle slopes. This is excellent for walking. All the fairways and greens were well kept.<br/> The back nine gives a completely different look at golf. There are hazards to the left and right on most of the fairways as you work your way down into a wooded valley and then back up. The greens give a much harder read. You must ride this section and know how to handle a cart on steep slopes. Have some extra balls for the out of play areas have lots of poison ivy and I would expect some creatures you do not want to meet.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best Value!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Great course, some challenging holes. Hard to believe the price. Very well maintained for this time of the year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"beautiful with very pretty greens"


bugleboy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

front nine really open but back nine is a real challenge,up down and sideways

first time here but will be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Dubbs Dred"


uOSXZ5848OS's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Johnny Aubrey and staff are very hospitable . The front 9 plays short an is wide open, the back 9 carved out of a hill side is a challenge for all skill levels .


I recommend this course


"Pleasantly Surprised"


xsvch1n's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

I had never heard of this course before. The course was in great shape. Greens were fast, it was hard to hold a wedge shot but otherwise very nice course. The front nine and back nine are like completely different courses. The front is wide open but the back is much tighter. It was a nice contrast and made you control your shots. Would definitely play it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"evil back nine"


Ian90's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

Dubbs Dred starts you out fairly easy on the front nine but fasten your seatbelt for the back nine! It has some beautiful but unforgiving holes in a valley and the greens are fast and heavily sloped. First timers I would recommend walking around the green to avoid surprises.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A Front vs. Back thing"


JohnnyV21's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Although played on an overcast then rainy day, the course rate of play was fairly fast. The front 9 features several challenging holes with clean fairways. On one hole, you have to drive over the clubhouse entry street which creates a disturbance. The back 9 has several holes which are very hilly, greens which played touch (due to the rain), fairways where you can't see the flag/green until your second/third shot and one very tricky uphill par-3. All in all, a nice course which would be a great 18 if the front 9 was duplicated.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Solid Course"


u000005122277's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were in great shape. Fairways in good condition. Course has a few holes that are pretty tight which make it challenging. Some nice elevation changes and interesting set ups.

Would definitely recommend but make sure you use a cart!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course Conditions"


u000002113949's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is dry. Pin placement was impossible on several holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Buckle Up"


u867411774's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Front nine is a Blue. Square. Back nine a Double Black Diamond.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great features"


greg4610615's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing here back nine very demanding . Would play it again it was great of them to give you a yardage book that helps. Great price


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Clubhouse blunders"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played with a friend of mine, who had to work later, so we booked an early tee time. Unfortunately, the course wasn't open for our tee time causing us to wait. An older threesome arrived later and asked if we minded if they tee'd off ahead of us and we said we did, they then informed us to tee off and pay after the first nine. We tee off, hit our shots to the green and then we hear a thud, the threesome behind us tee'd off before we could even get to the green.

After finishing the front nine, we went into pay. It took some time for the bartender/cashier to get to us as she was mingling with another gentleman. Once we were noticed we were informed we didn't have a tee time and we would be charged full price. I asked if we could wait to see if the system would refresh and pay afterwards, she obliged. Upon finishing, she didn't recognize us and thankfully I had the confirmation email or else we would've had to pay full price.

We did speak with multiple groundskeepers and they were incredibly personable. Spoke with us about the course and gave us some tips.

The course was very well kept. The front nine was fun but the back nine was horrendous in terms of difficulty. Bring extra balls!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Questionable"


u000006772691's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The overall execution of the staff to get players on the course was very weak. No real pro shop employee or starter to get your round going. I had a bartender take my reservation and after 20 minutes of waiting I was able to go out. Course conditions were nice, tees and greens very flush. Fairways were average to above average. The back nine was a true test, and playing from the championship tees is the only way to fully experience it. Good shot making course, good layout, good conditions, good facilities, average staff, and average operations. I'd give this place a 3.5/5 and it leaves you wanting/expecting more.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Disappointment"


1DonaldDuck's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Fairways are in good condition. Clover in bloom in the rough areas made the ball difficult to find. The greens, although small, are in good condition. The designer of the course should have stopped at 9 holes. The back 9 is treacherous at best, The back 9 holes were squeezed together and are ok if you like playing on the hill sides. If you have a fear of sand traps this is a good course for you as there is only one. The holes are poorly marked for distance and layout. The 16th hole is not marked. If it rains hard they have to close the back 9 because the bridges wash out. T Boxes are not level and some of the ladies and senior Ts did not seem to be part of the initial design. There were no Junior Tee boxes. Diet drinks were not available.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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