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3.3
244 Reviews (244)
5 Stars
46
4 Stars
107
3 Stars
50
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
21
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.6
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.2
70.0%
Recommend this course
191 out of 244 reviews
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2.3
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
8
Conditions
2.0
Value
2.5
Layout
3.1
Pace
2.6
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
3.5
40.9%
Recommend this course
9 out of 22 reviews
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3.0
46 Reviews (46)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
8
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.4
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
3.9
67.4%
Recommend this course
31 out of 46 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6587 yards
Slope 128
Rating 70.8

Jamaica Run Golf Club offers one of the most challenging layouts in the Miami Valley. The difficult greens provide most of the trouble. They are small and hard to hit and on many holes they are elevated above the fairway, making it hard to play a run-up shot. The bentgrass fairways are spacious and thankfully more forgiving, but they are bordered by thick rough. Water hazards come into play on several holes. There is even one hole that crosses the meandering creek that runs through the golf course twice. The par-5 18th provides a memorable finish, requiring a tee shot past a large pond to a fairway that sits well below the pond. Finding the right club to use and a good spot to hit are nearly impossible.

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Course Details

Year Built 1988
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt required

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.3
244 Reviews (244)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 16
Forced Carries 13
Bunkers 10
This course/club is great for:
Locals 22
Seniors 16
Beginners 11
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 14
Convenient to the City 8
In the 'Burbs 7

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Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day,,,,,

Great course!!!

Great course condition and easy pace.

The Bratwurst and beers at the turn were very much appreciated.

Will be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/26/2020

Thank you for your review, u1764336531. We're glad to hear you had a positive experience here at Jamaica Run Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 10/07/2020

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to review the course. Please tell us more. The way you have provided your feedback does not offer us any room to grow or change. We encourage you to update your review to fit a more constructive form so we can use your experience to make changes. Thanks!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Putt Putt is more fun

Fairways are mostly mud or dying grass. Bunkers are overgrown and the greens are pocketed with holes. It was so muddy we drove closer to the green than normal. The owner came and yelled at us For driving close to the green and the person I was golfing with took exception to the owner yelling at us. They yelled at each other, which was most unprofessional if the guy was the owner. This course is out in the country and they need to have someone maintain the course is needed. There are many golf courses to choose from don’t make the mistake of going there.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 41
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/22/2020

Hello, MSizemore1. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Worst Conditions Experienced This Year

I schedule weekly golf outings for a group of 22 golfers which plays at least 18 Dayton area courses. Jamaica Run is by far the worst conditioned course we've played this year and is now a course we will not return to until we are convinced the owner and management take being in the golf course business seriously. Our group played there on 9/1/20 and agreed not to return until unacceptable course conditions were corrected. I played there again on 9/20/20 with some different friends because one of them had purchased discount coupons he had to use or lose his money. The greens had been aerated after my 9/1 play leaving holes large enough to stick a broom handle in. Jamaica Run, you can do much better than you're doing!!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 09/28/2020

Hi, sbenson2. Thank you for taking the time to review the course. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing and we hope we can get you back out here when our course is up to our usual standard.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Skip this one

Fairways are mostly mud or dying grass. Bunkers are overgrown and the greens are pocketed with holes. This is worth it if you catch the Tuesday for 20$. Still had fun but course is going to absolute poo.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/15/2020

Hi jcFlan. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 09/08/2020

Hello, Lennykaczynski. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/03/2020

Hello, junnie4523. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Absolutely a goat ranch

Wow, JR has went down hill fast. Tee boxes are hard as a rock or off to the side in weeds. Fairways are weed filled, no repaired divots. Some idiot was spraying chemicals on the 12th fairway that had a strong odor. Eventually we caught up to a 5 some that was holding up the front 9 yet no rangers anywhere to be found. Seems Jamaica Run has given up. I see the pre-made response to all the other 1 star reviews. Its a shame because years ago this was a very nice course. PS, your bunkers are weed filled and haven't be raked in days or weeks. Its ok to rake them to start the day or end of day if you want your customers to know you care. Makes you wonder if your really cleaning the carts or not!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/02/2020

Hi BPrice. Sorry we didn't live up to our normal standards. Please reach out to our Head Pro, Dave Longley, dlongley@jamaicarun.com. Thanks!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/24/2020

Hi Jazzguy. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Jamaica Run Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Sprinkler Malfunction

I was hitting on the the 3rd hole and as soon as I made contact with the ball, I was sprayed by what seemed to be a "sprinkler malfunction", I was absolutely drenched. Also, I don't think I have ever played on a course with such horrible greens. Felt like every time I would hit it on the green, it would be like ice shattering because of how solid the green is. The greens made me feel like I was putting on a put-put course.

Sincerely,
Concerned

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/21/2020

Hi, ErhanSchum. Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team. Thank you for playing and we hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Miserable pace. Poor layout. Poor management.

I should have heeded the other reviews but I decided to try it myself. Do yourself a favor and DO NOT PLAY THIS COURSE. It took us over 5 hours and 15 minutes to play 18. Called the clubhouse they didn't care. Course conditions were fair at best. Tee boxes were dog poop and there were plenty of green side chips that played off hard dirt with no grass. Mickey mouse holes lead to bad backups and I didn't not see a ranger all day. Players in front and behind us were hitting 3 and 4 tee balls sometimes. I will not be going back.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/11/2020

Hi. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us and we hope you'll give us another try in the future.

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Reviews 1
1.0
Previously Played

It took me and a friend 5 hours to play 18 holes. No ranger to enforce pace of play. Course is in overall terrible shape. Multiple patches with no grass in every fairway and weeds growing in the bunkers. Was also scolded by an old pro shop attendant for driving too close to the 9th green because they “want to keep the chipping pristine.” Definitely do not recommend.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 08/17/2020

Hello, u734811822. Thanks for the review. We see you rated the course 1 star. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course, and we always appreciate the feedback. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop. Thank you for playing and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/30/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314160507978! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Jamaica Run Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/27/2020

Hello, Rhearowser. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/22/2020

Hello, u314159806990. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Jamaica Run Golf Club. Let us know how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

A bad day. We paid an extra $10 for separate carts then the battery died on one at the 16th hole. Also we had sprinklers going off while we were playing on at least 7 or 8 of the holes. Had to work around them. I was not happy about that.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/24/2020

Hi Paul5254324. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great course for the price!

This course was amazing back in the nineties! Now it’s making a come back to those days. Slowly but surely the management and staff are working hard to get this course back in shape. The 5 par 3’s and 5’s gives an opportunity to get pars or better and some of the Pat 4’s can be scoring holes as well. Course definitely makes you put your thinking hat on to strategize where and when to attack and when to play conservatively.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/16/2020

Hi mschuder. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Jamaica Run Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good value. Quirky course design

Unfortunately, you get what you pay for. Course is very quirky. It’s not obvious where the hole is from the tee box on quite a few holes nor how far you should hit it. The course was in OK shape. Greens were so-so. Not a lot of yardage markers on course. Pace of play was really good though.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 07/06/2020

Hello u133968736. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/22/2020

Hello, u000007353173. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind!

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