Sebastian Hills Golf Club

2.2100176471 2.2 stars from 5 (32)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6646 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 72.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 1.6 stars from 5
Value: 1.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 1.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 32 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
10
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

13 out of 32 reviews


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"Great layout but needs attention and pricing update"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"This course is trying to make a comback"


DonLori's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



flstfgolf's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



WileyVires09's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Worst I've seen"


Michael6648386's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Are you kidding me"


u5920935's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2017

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Promising Purchase"


u5381331's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Cow pasture"


mdallas331's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"check it out"


u000002919809's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not what it used to be"


greghart17's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Cow Pasture"


Grizz53's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Awesome Greens; Fun Course"


u000007669909's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Trying to sell course, so money grubbing"


rgolf937's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Condition"


JerryD18's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"The tee boxes need alot of help"


Marvin1785201's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Interesting variety and challenges"


u727728346's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good Experience"


u000005249139's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great round of golf"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Hard fairways"


u000007161657's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Wasn't bad, wasn't great"


u199982779's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



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