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3.9
368 Reviews (368)
5 Stars
167
4 Stars
153
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
84.8%
Recommend this course
335 out of 368 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.6
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
73.7%
Recommend this course
14 out of 19 reviews
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3.7
58 Reviews (58)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
81.0%
Recommend this course
47 out of 58 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

3.9
368 Reviews (368)

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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4.0
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Conditions Average
Value Good
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Friendliness Good
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An Improving Track

When this course was first built, it must have been quite gorgeous. Love all the water and all the mounds on the fairways. Duncan has bought it and I hope they will do it better over time - now, it's good but far from great - fairways are a bit of a mess and the sand in the traps is almost non-existent. It's a drive to get there so I do hope it will come back to its "glory days!"

Conditions Average
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Layout Good
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Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 02/23/2024

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will pass on your feedback to the team and we hope to see you back at Dayton Valley Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 02/23/2024

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 and thanks for choosing Dayton Valley Golf Club!

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Reviews 50
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Walked

Winter Golf at its finest...more or less

Course is still getting healed after, evidently, years of neglect. Clearly, this was once a really lovely golf course. Duncan bought it a few years ago and I don't know what they've been doing these past three years? Fairways need work, traps are lousy, and the greens are okay - hard to tell as they had been punched recently.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
1.0
Previously Played

Terrible grass condition

I live on the driving range and have seen it go from green to sand. Dead trees throughout the golf course. Today, the wind blew sand like a dozen helicopter landings. Owners are unwilling to do ANYTHING,
The clubhouse food is terrible too.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 12/11/2023

We apologize for the negative experiences you've had at our golf course. We appreciate you bringing these issues to our attention and will work to address them. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/16/2023

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

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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

To much sand on greens

I love the course just to much sand on the green's they should have let the customers know the condition of the green's

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 11/03/2023

Thanks so much for your wonderful review, delmo123. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon. Thanks for choosing Dayton Valley Golf Club!

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2.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/26/2023

Hello, 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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Reviews 2
2.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/30/2023

Hello, 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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Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best Golf Course in Lyon/Carson County

Dayton Valley Golf Course can be challenging but fun. The greens are in great shape as is the fairways. There's a couple of holes with some rough edges but other than that the course is in great shape right now. The pace of play is very good and the 101 Bar & Grill is a great place to finish for a drink and/or bite to eat with a friendly crew and watch your favorite sport on the multiple TVs.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/27/2023

Thanks so much for your wonderful review, u956869147. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon. Thanks for choosing Dayton Valley Golf Club!

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Reviews 19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course was nice the only downside was the sand traps , they have a lots of pebble rocks , fast pace of play, we could have finish our round in 3 hrs but we stopped to order food and we still finished on 4 hrs

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
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Commented on 10/17/2023

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We apologize for the pebble rocks in the sand traps and any inconvenience it may have caused. We appreciate your feedback and hope you had an enjoyable overall experience at our golf course.

Played On
Reviews 34
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/09/2023

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, u314159610164. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Dayton Valley Golf Club!

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

DVCC Overview, love the Staff

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/27/2023

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, opPbGBD03r4sAJqF24fE. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Dayton Valley Golf Club!

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Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/04/2023

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, u674175706. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Dayton Valley Golf Club!

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Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

How could you let this beautiful course go?

This was my favorite course in the Reno, Sparks, Carson area. Duncan was going to sell it and let it go. Water issues galore. It tuned into almost a swamp. Someone new bought it and transferred it back to the splendor it once enjoyed. This year it is in the same condition Duncan left it. I cannot get anyone to drive out there to golf. I have 2 free passes and still cannot get another to join me. I belong to NNSGC, as well as a large group 28-40 guys who golf together. No one wants to play you anymore. Are you preparing to sell it or just stopped caring about golf and your past clients.

What a shame.....JC

Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 10/30/2023

We appreciate your feedback and apologize for any negative experiences you have had at our golf course. We are aware of the water issues and are working diligently to address them. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

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Reviews 7
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/25/2023

Hello, u000002742053. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Dayton Valley Golf Club. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 09/25/2023

Hello, u866134184. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Dayton Valley Golf Club. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Needs some TLC

Great course and have played here many times. Too bad seeing standing water and dead trees on a few holes. Lots of algae in the ponds too. Ran into TWO separate 5-somes on the course which is ridiculous. Why people can't show some courtesy and etiquette is beyond me. It took an hour to play 16,17 and 18 because of these bozos.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/26/2023

Thanks so much for your wonderful review, PBrunson. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon. Thanks for choosing Dayton Valley Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

8-29-2023 - Golf with Friends

A little breezy, but it was a warm breeze. For some reason, not crowded at all today. Threesome finished the round in 4 hours. Club house bar and restaurant has plenty to offer!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/12/2023

Thanks so much for your wonderful review, rtbrez. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon. Thanks for choosing Dayton Valley Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

I finally got the chance to play this course and while I wasn't disappointed, I dont think I'll be back due to the cost.

The course was challenging and in decent shape, but not worth the price unless you're getting a great deal.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 08/15/2023

u314164024482, thanks for the amazing review and for choosing Dayton Valley Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon!

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