Sebastian Hills Golf Club

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3.6
Friendliness
3.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.2
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6646
Slope 132
Rating 72.5
Type Public
Sebastian Hills Golf Club is tucked away in the rolling hills of the countryside, enjoying an idyllic landscape that is peaceful and secluded. Five lakes dot the course, providing interesting water hazards, and there is also a stream that meanders alongside many of the holes. The rolling terrain requires golfers to navigate their balls across a deep, intimidating gorge not once but twice. Golfers will also run into uneven lies and the occasional blind shot. In addition to the water hazards, there are more than 65 bunkers strategically placed along the greens. There are mature trees throughout the golf course except on the five Scottish-style links holes. Sebastian Hills Golf Club offers an interesting variety of holes that will appeal to a wide range of skill levels and tastes. There is also a twelve-acre driving range available for practice.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6646 yards 72.5 132
White 72 6240 yards 69.6 127
Gold 72 5717 yards 66.3 117
Red (W) 72 4718 yards 66.3 105
Scorecard for Sebastian Hills
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 71.4/135 421 223 579 365 438 520 205 171 340 3262 358 179 418 162 344 566 479 364 514 3384 6646
White M: 69.6/127 391 174 547 351 410 503 180 155 322 3033 334 167 395 150 318 541 463 343 496 3207 6240
Gold M: 68.3/118 362 146 503 332 375 475 152 129 302 2776 304 147 381 125 286 500 406 317 475 2941 5717
Red W: 66.3/105 293 125 452 235 310 406 121 77 221 2240 273 88 301 95 235 438 393 250 405 2478 4718
Handicap 6 16 2 14 4 10 12 18 8 11 13 5 17 15 3 7 9 1
Par 4 3 5 4 4 5 3 3 4 35 4 3 4 3 4 5 5 4 5 37 72

Course Details

Year Built 2000
Architect Steve Burns (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

2.3
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great layout but needs attention and pricing update

We have played Sebastian for many years, it is a great layout with decent greens. Fairways and tee boxes have gotten better but still need attention. Sand traps are now hazards and this course is no longer on GHIN to use for your handicap. Yet they charge the same price or more as other nicer courses in the area????? I play there only occasionally now (once/twice a month) vs a couple a times a week in previous years.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

This course is trying to make a comback

This course used to be very nice and has fallen to owners wanting to sell. All bunkers were overgrown and were ground under repair. Pace of play is what upset us more then anything the course was not crowded at all and for a holiday it was shocking. We were the only foursome on the course and although the course needs all the golfers it can get we got real tired of letting twosomes and singles through it took us over 4 hours to play when it should not have taken more then three with the very few players that were on the course. We let 4 twosomes and two singles play through trying to do the right thing but got real annoying having someone always wanting through.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

T boxes needed attention some very hard to get t into ground. Overall a nice layout just needs more attention

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
1.0
First Time Playing

Worst I've seen

No tee markers, tee boxes were like hitting out of the deep rough, fairways pretty much non existent, greens were like putting on a fairway. Bought a group golfer for $20 and still way oberpayed. Parking lot was empty once we started golfing it became apparent why! This course was horrible, my brother and I both bought 2 of the group golfers, used 2 the other 2 will not be used, not worth the gas money to get to the place.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0

Are you kidding me

I have been playing here for a number of years and it has gotten better each year.......until this year. I was shocked with the conditionof the course. Unmowed,so many weeds you couldn't find your ball in the so called fairways. Its a shame because the layout of the course is really nice. But this year it is unplayable. The worse is seeing the ads on golf channel and all the unknowing players who go out there and play. Spend the money on the course

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Promising Purchase

I was hoping for better coarse conditions, but after visiting the restroom and seeing the flyer on the wall, I understood the reason. This very nice older couple have obviously owned this coarse for many, many years and were wanting to retire. The gentleman I spoke with when my son and I first arrived, reminded me of my own grandfather and treated us as if he had known us for years. They are currently looking for someone to purchase their sprawling 165 acre gem that has obviously been part of their life for along time.We had a challenging day with weedy tee boxes and fairways. The greens were very nice for this time of year but abit slow like a wet kitchen sponge. This coarse, I'm sure with a little love, will once again be an enjoyed challenge.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Cow pasture

I went through Group Golfer and got a big discount, with that being said it was not a good experience. ZERO tee markers to tell you where to tee off. When I got the Group Golfer coupons, there was no mention of this problem. I guess I should be happy they had flags on the green. I won't be back.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Used cart

check it out

Hadn't played this course for some time now, four of us played Monday and enjoyed it so much we played again Friday. One of the players that played said. he read bad reviews about the course. they did have a tee box that wasn't so great and a lot of crab grass but then who don't. you are really missing out if you you don't give it a shot.

It could be the people that can't hit a ball straight.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not what it used to be

The course has really gone downhill in recent years. The greens were about the only decent thing about the shape of the golf course. They did rule true however they are disease. It's clear that the owner has given up on the golf course and is ready to sell. Even playing on Labor Day weekend when historically it is a busy time of year, the parking lot was nearly empty and we were able to play as a twosome without seeing hardly anyone else. The fairways and tee boxes we're just as long as the rough comma in the fairways were just as bad.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Cow Pasture

The only thing missing from this place is the cows. Because that is exactly what it is like playing. No sand in bunkers, Over growth of tree's and bush's, the fairways all have weeds and patches all over. The greens are blotchy. The tee box's are horried, never had to hit out of the rough from a tee box before. It is just not taken care of, and it is quite evident. Pot holes and serious cracks in the concrete for the cart paths.

We moved back into the Miami Valley after a 8 year hiatus. We use to play this course quite a bit and it had a nice charm about it. Now it is just a dreary place. The staff (lady) had an attitude. If I owned or was part of this course in any way... I'd be embarrassed.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Awesome Greens; Fun Course

Before this round I haven't played at this course in about 8 years. This course is definitely a fun track that is very challenging. There are a few holes that are narrow and challenging, including a couple long par 3's. The greens are in GREAT shape rolling very true.

The only thing that is bad about this course are the tees and the fairways. The fairway and the rough are the exact same length. The tee boxes are also very long grass, a similar length as the fairways and rough. The course is also extremely dry and hard.

Like I said before, I haven't played this course in year and I enjoyed my round because there was no one there and I had the opportunity to meet up with a buddy of mine and we had a blast. Greens are awesome and in great shape, but everything else is a little rough (Pun intended).

If you are going to play this course call them ahead of time and reserve a 3 or 4 wheeler that you can use instead of a golf cart. We didn't get to use them, but they look pretty cool and will help speed up your round.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Trying to sell course, so money grubbing

As others have stated, the owners are trying to sell the course, so it has fallen into disrepair. The only part that seems to be in good shape are the greens.

The course has the problem of being in the middle of nowhere and they charge too much per round. Other nearby courses that are in much much better condition do not charge as much.

They also have recently started letting groups off on the back 9. So if you are playing 18 and moving pretty well, it all comes to a screeching halt on hole 10. That is a money grubbing tactic. A course can get away with it if they have a really good staff with a starter and rangers. They have none of this. This place runs a very bare bones operation and it shows.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Condition

The course is currently in the process of being sold, so there are financial concerns that the course is taking. We haven't played this course in approximately 5 years because of the poor conditions back then, and with the current condition of the course, will definitely not be going back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The tee boxes need alot of help

Had a good time talking with the owner while waiting on my group. The tee boxes need some additional help. Other than that the course was in good shape.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Interesting variety and challenges

Interesting course with a lot of variety in the types of holes. Some holes are very challenging with intimidating approaches and guarded greens, while others are pretty straight and open. Bunkers need work. Not sure if they are under construction or something else. All are overgrown and marked as "Ground under Repair". An out-of-the-way course that provides an interesting challenge.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Good Experience

Played late October 2015. Greens and aprons were in excellent condition. Fairways were cleared of leaves and dry due to conditions.

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

Great round of golf

We had a 1 p.m. tee time on Friday afternoon and basically had the course to ourselves. It was great! We played in 3.5 hours instead of the usual 4.5 to 5 hour round on most courses. A nice hidden gem out in Greene County.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hard fairways

Loved the greens smooth and fast. Aesthetically pleasing to look at but fairways were hard as a rock didn't appear to have had any water put on them in some time. Impossible to take a divot for fear of breaking a iron!

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wasn't bad, wasn't great

The staff was very welcoming, but the course was like playing from your back yard. Not much of a difference from the rough and the fairways besides being shorter. Greens were in good shape. Would not pay to play this course again.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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