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4.4
146 Reviews (146)
5 Stars
89
4 Stars
37
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
91.2%
Recommend this course
133 out of 146 reviews
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4.3
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
83.3%
Recommend this course
10 out of 12 reviews
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4.4
57 Reviews (57)
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
89.5%
Recommend this course
51 out of 57 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Semi-Private
Par 36
Length 3191 yards
Slope 129
Rating 35.1

The Golf Club at Yankee Trace touts the title of "Dayton's best golf course" as well as being the top public course in the entire Miami Valley. The club has two courses, the nine-hole Vintage Course and the challenging 18-hole Championship Course. Both courses sprawl across lush, grassy meadows. The Vintage Course has a classic design that is player-friendly enough for beginner. For more advanced players, it is great for some quick practice or as a warm-up to the longer golf course. In addition to the 27 holes of golf, Yankee Trace also offers a bentgrass practice range. One of the main reasons the club has remained so popular since opening is the staff's commitment to providing country club atmosphere and service for the price of a public course.

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Course Details

Year Built 2002
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Gene Bates (2002) Matt Swanson

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Ohio (2019 #25)

Reviews

4.4
146 Reviews (146)
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Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
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Plays Once a week
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5.0
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First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Course was in great shape

Played Heritage to Legends and the course was in great shape. Rough was tall so it's best to avoid it. Pace of play was on track for under 4 hours/18 holes. Slowed down around 15 or 16 but still finished in a little over 4 hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 74
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Should be renamed “Quagmire Links”

A nice walking course, but if you can’t walk, be aware that this course drains very poorly and is usually cart-paths-only. All year long there are spots in some fairways where a ball will plug. (Maddeningly, even if rain is certain, the sprinklers still will be working overtime.) As you might expect, MANY of the traps are better described as water hazards than sand traps, and it should be no surprise that place of play is usually quite slow.
Possibly the most frustrating aspect of these conditions is that city-owned Yankee Trace has no mortgage, and as much play as they want, but they choose to spend their millions on clubhouse expansion rather than the actual golf course. As a golfing resident of Centerville, it’s easy to feel our business is taken for granted.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Should be renamed “Quagmire Links”

A nice walking course, but if you can’t walk, be aware that this course drains very poorly and is usually cart-paths-only. All year long there are spots in some fairways where a ball will plug. Maddeningly, even if rain is certain, the sprinklers still will be working overtime. As you might expect, MANY of the traps are better described as water hazards than sand traps.
Possibly the most frustrating aspect of these conditions is that Yankee Trace has no mortgage, and as much play as they want, but they choose to spend their millions on the clubhouse rather than the golf course. As a golfing resident of Centerville, it’s easy to feel our business is taken for granted.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great track!

If you like well maintained fairways and greens, this is your place! Also has a great pro shop.

Played On
Reviews 15
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good shape for this time of year

Course was in pretty good shape for this time of year...bunkers could be cleaned up a bit though. Pace of play was decent. Only issue was the clubhouse had the wrong tee time for our group compared with what I booked on golfnow. Will definitely go back, always a good place to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course looks great especially for the first time out this season!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play

Course conditions were good , play was SLOW. We waited at every tee often with another group ahead of us. Never saw a ranger all day. No good reason it should take 5 hours to play here!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic experience

Yankee Trace is as close as you will get to a private club.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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