Pipestone Golf Club

3.6226941176 3.6 stars from 5 (110)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6939 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 72.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt required
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6939 yards 72.3 135
Blue 72 6580 yards 70.1 131
White 72 6078 yards 68.7 123
Green 72 5190 yards 70.3 125
Red 72 3700 yards N/A N/A

Pipestone Golf Course is an Arthur Hills design that has been acclaimed as the best public course in the Dayton area. The name of the course comes from blue clay soil that is buried deep in the ground. The native Indians of the area would use it for making pottery and they would call it pipestone. Nestled amongst rolling hills, the golf course offers plenty of elevation changes. The undulating greens and fairways are kept in immaculate condition but they rarely offer a flat lie. The front nine is particularly challenging with several holes that are framed with tress and crisscross over the same creek. Pipestone Golf Course's second hole is one of the toughest with a water hazards and a fairway that is severely sloped right to left.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 3.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 2.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 110 Reviews
5 stars:
46
4 stars:
48
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

102 out of 110 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals advanced golfers a weekend splurge   Challenges include elevation changes undulating greens bunkers   Great for drinks  

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Reviews


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homer250's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Slow"


mattdickey789's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After 5 and a half hours we had to call it quits after the 11th hole, the staff booked 3 4 somes all for 1:30. Telling the staff what was happening hoping they would give us a rain check for 9 they just told us it is what it is.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/23/2019

Thank you very much for taking the time to provide feedback about your experience. Your comments and feedback are extremely important to us. We appreciate you pointing out the positive aspects of your experience, and appreciate even more your feedback on how we may improve. We place a premium on our staff’s attentiveness and diligence when it comes to each one of our customers and their individual experiences, for which we are solely responsible. We are hard at work attending to your grievances, and hope to receive the opportunity to impress you in the future.

Warmest Regards,

Hampton Golf Management


"Great shape"


rkdick1974's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great shape. Pace was really slow. Saw a ranger a few times, but he never stopped and said anything to the slow group. Otherwise, it was a fun round.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/09/2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to post this positive review. At Hampton Golf, we place a premium on customer satisfaction. Receiving positive feedback like yours reinforces the investments we are proud to make in our phenomenal people and systems that we hope ensure the best possible experience for our guests. Thank you again, and we look forward to you visiting us again in the future.

Warmest Regards,

Hampton Golf Management



u944274213's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Waited 25 minutes just to check in after watching the wait staff make his coffee and chat it up with the bar worker. Sign in cart said to call grill or pro shop to have an order brought out "asap." Grill # "no longer in working service or had been changed.". Called the pro shop and after a failed attempt to transfer, same man who checked us in claimed they wouldn't be bring out water/Gatorade because no beverage cart service. 2 water sources on entire course in a 90 degree afternoon. Pace of play a little over 5 hours. Pin placements in ridiculous positions. Putted up hill on one occasion and only ran 2-3" past and literally rolled back down to my feet on a 10' putt.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/09/2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to provide feedback about your experience. Your comments and feedback are extremely important to us. We appreciate you pointing out the positive aspects of your experience, and appreciate even more your feedback on how we may improve.

Sincerely,

Hampton Golf Management


"Great Course !!"


richardsonmd1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course that is challenging that gives you a lot to consider when playing. A lot of slope with rolling fairways, doglegs left & right, up and down with some bottle neck fairways and the greens were in great condition. Awesome layout with risk and reward holes ..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/09/2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to post this positive review. At Hampton Golf, we place a premium on customer satisfaction.

Sincerely,

Hampton Golf Management


"The green are not easy to reed and ondulated"


denise02's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We play in 4 hours what’s good for Sunday afternoon.

Some holes have a blind shot you need someone to look where your ball stop.

We play this cours 3 time and always a good experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Pipestone"


Ad166809's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Pace of Play was really slow. Also the members will constantly ask you to play thru which got really annoying.

Pipestone's conditions were great for a round in January.

Staff is always extremely nice.

This course does give you great value for the money. If you are looking for a course to challenge you with scenic views, Pipestone is the place.

I really like the layout of this course. Par 5's can be a bear from the Men's tees. The Par' 3's will make up for it though.

Off-Course amenities are great.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Extremely over booked."


Ryan6762269's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It took 6 hours to finish 18. Waited 20 minutes per hole. Had lines at every whole. Terribly disappointed. Will never return.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 06/16/2017

2. Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your recent stay with us. We are saddened to learn of the challenges you encountered and would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you directly. We place a premium on our staff’s attentiveness and diligence when it comes to each one of our customers and their individual experiences, for which we are responsible. Our management team has attempted to reach out to you personally via Golf Advisor. We look forward to hearing from you.

Our Sincerest Regards,

Hampton Golf Management


"Worst I've seen at this course, by far!!"


mattfilbrun1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was soooo dried out, it didn't make it fun in any way. The fairways and greens were like blacktop. We had to move our balls out of the fairways and into the rough just to get a decent shot. On hole 6, I used a lob wedge to chip over a tree, and it came straight down onto the green, and instead of doing what it should have done (any other green, this shot would have stuck, and probably had backspin), the ball bounced straight up in the air at least 50 feet like it was bouncing off the cart path, and then bounced its way off the back side of the green, bouncing even more in the rough, and landed 50 yards past the green, from a 100 yards out. I've never hit a lob wedge 150 yards. This course was ridiculously dry. I used to love this course, but haven't been for a few years. It is in no way worth the money they charge now. I won't be back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 06/16/2017

2. Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your recent stay with us. We are saddened to learn of the challenges you encountered and would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you directly. We place a premium on our staff’s attentiveness and diligence when it comes to each one of our customers and their individual experiences, for which we are responsible. Our management team has attempted to reach out to you personally via Golf Advisor. We look forward to hearing from you.

Our Sincerest Regards,

Hampton Golf Management



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was very friendly and helpful. Course in good condition but they were actively aerating/ punching the greens which made putting frustrating and took away from what should have been an good experience. There was no mention on Golf Now that the greens where being altered, no discount at the pro shop for playing on punched greens. Had I known I would never have made the trip.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/02/2017

Thank you for the review. It is our goal to provide an experience that exceeds Guests expectations. In this case the greens were being verticut, a bimonthly practice to better putting surfaces. The course was not aerified, which is much more intrusive practice that we make special note of on all reservation systems. I hope you will consider returning to Pipestone soon and experience the great playing conditions we strive to deliver.



PinupPilot's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
Previously played Walked Hot weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course/poor management"


u058261499's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played at 5pm and were told it was open. As soon as we finished the first hole, we waited anywhere from 5-10 minutes between shots. The pace of play was terrible. We didn't get a chance to even finish the 18. They put too many people on too close together and then did not regulate the poor players which caused a chain reaction of waiting.

The course and the staff were very friendly. However, for the price of the course, not looking to play there anytime soon with that pace.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Again Slow Play"


BusterOneIron's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Play here 4-5 times a year every time the pace of play is slow. On 3-9 Thursday 1pm behind 3 4-somes---- t-shirts, blue jeans, tennis shoes, would not let our group of 3 play through 4 hours 50 min to play.........It's early but do try to speed up play a bit!!!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Quick 18!"


bsk1023's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played a late round Sunday afternoon, course a little soggy from previous day's rain. Course was in excellent condition and 1st week of NFL meant few golfers on course, got around in 2.25 hours. Staff was excellent.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Fun course"


Adam4567's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape, greens were great! The staff couldn't have been more courteous & helpful. I enjoy playing this course every time I play it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good Day"


u7676415's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Nice layout. Tough, Arthur Hills designed greens. Course in good shape. Front nine holes cross back and forth near each other a lot but back nine is very spread out and excellent. Greens were good. Staff very friendly -- they need an internet upgrade -- check in process very slow as computers were down. Excellent food in clubhouse and $1 beers on Fridays always adds more fun to the day.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pipestone"


iralaw63's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Very nice,Dayton area course. Challenging layout. Greens are quick..you'll use every club in your bag


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Perfect place for a group event"


Shawn2342587's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This will be a little lengthy but hopefully helpful if you're planning an event. About a month ago when I started planning a golf outing for our church and was recommended to do it at Pipestone from someone who works there. From the early stages their staff was courteous and informative. Bob pretty much laid out a schedule for me of what would be needed and when. I stopped by the week of the event with a list of questions on how this would go. Bob, Kevin, and Mike pretty much answered every question with, “We’ve got that” or “We can do that”. I was in a little disbelief because this just all seemed too easy.

Our event was scheduled to start at 7:30 for check-in with a shotgun start at 8:30. I arrived 30 minutes early to find our carts lined up in front of the building, someone putting the signs/scorecards on the carts, an audio system already setup to address the golfers, a registration table setup for check-in, range balls prepositioned on the driving range, the dining room setup for our catered lunch, and Bob filling out the information for the prize holes. I was amazed. Bob even remembered we had a person coming with us who wasn’t golfing and had that cart set aside. I also told him in an email we would be pre-buying drink tickets and he had a stack of those ready to go. I couldn’t believe how perfectly this was all going. Just before the event started Bob came out to address the group of golfers and let them know there would be course captains helping them get to their holes.

The event started without incident and the course was absolutely perfect! I was getting comments all morning about how nice the course was and was equally impressed with how many of your staff were driving around making sure everyone was taken care of. We finished just before 1 and came back to the clubhouse. Bob was collecting cards and transcribing the scores to the scoresheet. I checked on the food and saw Mike, who was in charge of catering, off to the side. I asked him how this would go and he assured me they had plenty of food for our group of 33 and would start whenever I was ready. When most of our folks were back we started eating and WOW! The hamburgers/hotdogs/mashed potatoes were outstanding! Over the last three days everyone that has approached me about the even has commented on how amazing the food was! I’ve also had several people come up to me and tell me how impressed they were with my efforts in setting this up. I tell them right away, “Pipestone did it all”.

Pipestone staff were outstanding and a testament to what a quality organization they're running there. Those guys took care of all the legwork and just allowed us to enjoy a beautiful day of golf without a shred of worry. We plan on doing this event every year and I can tell you unequivocally it will be at Pipestone!

Shawn Walker


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Pipestone was great"


Raymond5709260's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course. Will definitely recommend it!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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