Dayton Valley Golf Club

4.0514705882 4.1 stars from 5 (104)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7218 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 74.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tournament 72 7218 yards 74.0 131
Championship 72 6637 yards 71.4 129
Regular 72 5897 yards 67.9 115
Senior 72 5161 yards 63.8 107

Dayton Valley Golf Club is an Arnold Palmer Signature design that has been a PGA Tour Qualifier course since 1995, making it the longest standing site in the country. The course is surrounded by the Sierra Nevada Mountains and stretches across the valley below. The rolling, links-style layout features sculpted fairways and large, undulating greens. You may find yourself faced with a tough lie even after a good shot. It's a challenging test with plenty of water and strategically placed bunkers coming into play throughout. Careful shot placement is especially important on the water holes at Dayton Valley G.C. The most difficult hole on the golf course is the par-4 ninth. It's a lengthy dogleg left with water down along the entire left side of the fairway and short and right of the green. On your approach, hitting left of the green you'll find heavy rough or pot bunkers.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 104 Reviews
5 stars:
55
4 stars:
41
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

98 out of 104 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for locals advanced golfers seniors   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks watching the game patio dining  

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u00000454237's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



51JK69NAU's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u397357899's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Huge value for our $20 round. Will definitely be playing here again before summers end


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


"WORTH $23"


djcat57's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
First time playing Used cart

Reviewed on

WORTH THE $23 I PAID.VERY FRIENDLY STAFF. TEES , FAIRWAYS AND GREENS IN GOOD SHAPE. PACE OF PLAY / AVG. PLAYED AS A SINGLE, CAUGHT A TWOSOME ON 9TH W/ 4 FOURSOME IN FRONT OF THEM .A SINGLE JOIN ME ON THE 12TH.... ENOUGH SAID.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tee times and large groups"


Todd1406478's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Tee times too close together and excessively overbooked. $45 rate to play a 5 hr and 45 min round and pro shop attendant knew prior to accepting green fees how slow round of 3 golfers would be prior to teeing off. Very poor customer service and very dishonest! We will not be playing here again after playing this course for the past ten years! This course is indeed of new management! There is plenty of courses in area to play besides this course!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Reno Carson Golf - Dayton Valley Golf Club"


Cops1998's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Looking for uncharted courses in the Reno Sparks area, I came across the Dayton Valley Golf Club. The course is about 30 south of Reno on US 395. The golf shop manager was friendly and helpful, answering all the "newbie" questions. The carts are gas engine and do not have GPS, so bring your own. I found the course to be well maintained, with fast smooth greens. The rough is cut low, making it a little easier to find a mis-hit. The sand traps are a little neglected, so stay out if possible. Also, note that there is water on about 9 holes. The water containers were missing, so bring your own.

Overall, the course was a terrific value. I would play it again.


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"For December, great condition."


beaudurkee's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

Great course in great shape and a hot deal less than $20. Doesn't get any better.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Course Layout."



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is a good challenge.<br/> Staff courteous , Cart Staff needs to meet players when providing/ setting up a player for the round of golf. Ie. Course instructions, Pin placements, Amenities etc.


I recommend this course


"Bill"


U00003379536's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course, good place to play. Would recommend to others, setting up for the qualifying.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Absolutely Love this course!!!!!"


u554505135's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

Kudos to the entire staff here!!!! This course is such a joy to play.Never a bad experience here!!!! I have met a ton of awesome people playing here.Best value for the money in Northern Nevada!!! Well worth the drive up from Reno!!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Dayton Geese"


MitchJames's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace and price was wonderful. Never did see a beverage cart. The "sand" bunkers should all be replaced with grass bunkers. There wasn't any sand anywhere on the course that I found. Every green should come with a goose dropping rake or rule. Scraping the goose droppings off a ball isn't funny the 9th or 10th time. I'll play again if I'm ever in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course."



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great course to play especially for the cost. The only problem we had the day we golfed was they had booked four tournaments that morning. It was poor planning and really slowed the round down. Other than that, I highly recommend this golf course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"hidden jewel"


sameru1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course is in excellent condition hard fast greens absolutely a great course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Built to Challenge"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course only surpassed by majestic high desert scenery. Plan to loose balls if your not careful. Strong hitters should not play from the white tees. Blue/White combo tee play is recommended.


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


"Staff very good"


u000006473043's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed playing at this golf club. The next time were in town certainly would like to play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


u000006968512's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course especially for $40. Only complaint was the sand traps were wet and more like dirt. Otherwise a great course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Play it again"


birdiebari's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

My visiting threesome had a great time at Dayton Valley. Played the blue tees but, other than a couple of par threes, it didn't feel as long as listed. Got some good roll-out on a few fairways, but they weren't dried out. It was a nice challenge. For the first-time visitor, many fairways will provide some unseen surprises. But nothing was severe. The course was in very good condition, despite the extended dryness. Greens were in very good condition. Will definitely come back here on future visits.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"need pr course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fellow in the pro shop was very unfriendly and not at all helpful, made me feel like I did not belong there. I will return only because I like the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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