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4.4
241 Reviews (241)
5 Stars
126
4 Stars
94
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
92.6%
Recommend this course
226 out of 241 reviews
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4.3
37 Reviews (37)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
83.8%
Recommend this course
31 out of 37 reviews
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4.3
68 Reviews (68)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
88.2%
Recommend this course
60 out of 68 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7218 yards
Slope 131
Rating 74.0

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.

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Course Details

Year Built 1991
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arnold Palmer (1991) Ed Seay (1991)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
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

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.4
241 Reviews (241)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 23
Watching the Game 13
Patio Dining 12
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 51
Bunkers 40
Forced Carries 20
This course/club is great for:
Locals 31
Advanced Golfers 28
Seniors 17
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 44
In the 'Burbs 14
Convenient to the City 8

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Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course to Spend a Birthday

The course was somewhat challenging, and a great layout. was playing my best round ever, until the last fours holes, which added six stokes and finished with a 81. Beautiful neighborhood. Temperature was in the low 60s and zero wind which is a rarity so we were told. Hot dogs at the turn we awesome as well as the drinks from the bar. All in all five starts from me.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/06/2021

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Dayton Valley Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/06/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Dayton Valley Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
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
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Commented on 12/06/2021

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

Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Too slow

Beautiful day, too many slow intermediate players no marshal . After 4 holes in1/1/2 hours I went to back nine which was fine. So played 13 holes. Love the course, but play could be managed better.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/06/2021

We apologize for the pace of play issue you experienced. We always try to keep a great pace when having our golfers on the course. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback as we will use your review to better the experience going forward. We hope you give us another try in the near future!

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Reviews 2
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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Commented on 12/06/2021

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Dayton Valley Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/06/2021

We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Dayton Valley Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 12/06/2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future to earn that last star!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

It was my first time playing this course. It was in great shape. Looking forward to playing it again later this week.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/06/2021

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Dayton Valley Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course worth the trip

Course is in good shape. Only a few minor bad spots. Great pace of play. Interesting layout makes it not hard but challenging enough.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/06/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your feedback is valuable, and we appreciate your business. Dayton Valley Golf Club thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice!

Have played here several times and really enjoy the course. It's in good shape for late October and we lucked out with nice weather and calm winds. Staff was very friendly. Like that they allow hitting off real grass on the driving range.

My image is the back of the green of the par 3 sixth.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/06/2021

Thanks so much for the great review. We look forward to welcoming you back to our course soon. Thanks for choosing Dayton Valley Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Had a great time. Weather was a bit temperamental and one green was is rough shape but otherwise course was in good shape and fun to play. definitely will play again. Got stuck behind a particularly slow fore some but they bailed early and we got our round in.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/06/2021

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 Dayton Valley Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 12/06/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single-star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thanks for choosing Dayton Valley Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/06/2021

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share your favorite part of your experience and what we can do to earn that last star! Thanks for golfing at Dayton Valley Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

High winds equaled high scores today

Pace of play was average for a Saturday. We did appreciate the Marshall speaking to the group in front to pick up the pace. Wouldn't have mattered where we played today, the wind with gusts at times of 40MPH is something we can't control. Still enjoyed the day on the course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 12/06/2021

Thank you for visiting us at Dayton Valley Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Challenging but fun course

Greens were in good condition, recently top dressed so the speed was fast. Fairways were in good shape. Had a few wet spots. But we saw the crews out making repairs. The only complaint with regard to the course was the bunkers, no sand, some spots firm gravel. The staff was great. Even with the traps not having much sand, I'd still play this course again. Course management or bust on this layout!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/06/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course. Your feedback about the sand traps is important to us. We are working to get everything at the course up to par. The current condition is not the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Dayton Valley Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Slow Play!!!!!!!!

The course was OK. Not a traditional Palmer layout, but nice greens and some interesting holes.
Pace of play, however, was horrible.
There were no marshals on the course.
We were put out as a twosome.
There was a foursome two holes in front of us who were consistently a hole and a half behind.
We left out of frustration.
Fortunately, the greens fees were low, so we didn’t mind not finishing 18.
We will not play there again. Ever.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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