Sugar Isle Golf Course

3.9145823529 3.9 stars from 5 (182)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6754 yards
  • Slope: 107
  • Rating: 70.2
  • Layout

  • 2469 Dayton-Lakeview Rd, New Carlisle, Ohio 45344, Clark County
  • (937) 845-8699
  • (937) 845-8804
  • www.sugar-isle.com

Year built: 1972
Architect(s): Jack Kidwell
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bluegrass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: 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
Blue 72 6754 yards 70.2 107
White 72 6350 yards 68.6 104
Red 72 5636 yards 71.1 110

Sugar Isle Golf Course was designed by Jack Kidwell, a familiar name among southern Ohio golf courses. Water is a prominent feature of the course, Kidwell incorporated it on more than half of the holes. Some 20 white sand bunkers are strategically placed throughout the layout, providing a scenic contrast to the water and lush greens. For an added challenge, many of the fairways are lined with mature trees although there is some room for error, which makes them more accessible. It is a course that will make you think but it is not too intimidating for beginners. The versatility makes it popular for outings and tournaments. Sugar Isle has even hosted the area's high school programs for more than 30 years. In addition to the golf course, there is also a driving range and large putting green.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 182 Reviews
5 stars:
33
4 stars:
103
3 stars:
29
2 stars:
12
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

159 out of 181 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals seniors beginners   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens  

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stewarts0799's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Layout"


Farlow32's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Hadn't played this course since HS golf but I forgot how much I had loved the layout. We played the Blues and the course plays shorter than the yardage suggests in my opinion and it's very get-a-ble if you know where to place your shots if that makes sense. What makes this course so challenging are the putting greens. Lots of slopes and speed changes that are hard to judge. Would have to play quite a few rounds to get used to them. Course was in great condition except a few of the greens seemed to have little rough patches and feel bumpy but otherwise it was a great round and I will definitely be back this year!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/06/2019

Hi Farlow32. 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!



u774334081's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/24/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Sugar Isle Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.


"Nice for the price"


JimmyJones1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is well kept and in good shape. The front nine is a nice layout. The staff was very friendly and the rates are reasonable. Good value for the money.. I will play this course several more times this year with no regrets.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"SLOW PLay"


daddio57's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was busy due to the great weather which was not the problem. The problem was a couple groups ahead of us were so slow because they spent so much time looking for lost balls. 1 guy went over and was looking about 100 yards out into a cornfield. A ranger came out once and moved them along for a hole or 2 but then he disappeared. If proper course/time management was followed it would not have been an issue. We could only play 14 holes because it got so jammed up on the back 9 we just left. I won't be coming back here for quite awhile.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/20/2019

Hi, daddio57. Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means 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 are glad to see you rated the course conditions and value to be great during your game. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Sugar Isle Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon!



u240433347's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/10/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Sugar Isle Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.


"great day"


836chick's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a good day but we had to play the back 9 twice because of league play and then staff working on the front 9. It kind of takes away from the experience of playing 18.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/21/2019

Hi 836chick. Let us first say that we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We work hard to create a seamless experience so you can focus on enjoying yourself and let us do the rest. We also want to thank you for your honest and constructive criticism of the course. Your comments are presented in a way we can incorporate them into actual change. We are going to escalate your review to our team in charge and do everything we can to improve before your next game. Thank you for visiting and playing at Sugar Isle Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon!


"Where did these guys come from?"


Blblackb's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course several times this year. Your course is a great course and plays tougher than you would expect. The one thing that keeps Time from ranking this course higher is that no one manages the people coming onto the course. Every time (5 thus far) someone has jumped on the course ahead of us without any regard to the pace of play (twice on 14, once in 10, and twice on 15), get a handle on what’s happening.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/10/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Sugar Isle Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.



horndizzle's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Absolutely love this course. It is my favorite one to play in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great course in the country"


Blblackb's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Sugar Isle is a great little course in the middle of the country. The layout is great and course is in decent condition for this early in the season.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Worth the $12 deal."


u718536052's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

It’s a nice little course for beginners. It’s a very easy layout with very few places to get into trouble. Check your cart’s brakes before driving off because they don’t take care of them.

One big pro: they allow you to byob.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Not a 4 star course"


steinwein's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2019
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One problem with ratings is that those who rate often don't play on more expensive and higher quality courses, especially true when the course in question, like this one, is in a remote area.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



u240433347's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course"


JTUC4CyG35Ue6VkoTmBg's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Great course. Great staff. I lost several balls on their classic island hole :)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fall Golf"


u000007824606's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was undergoing fall conditioning. Lots of aerated fairways creating bare spots. Greens were in pretty good shape and just about healed from aeration. It was definitely what I expected.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Sugar Isle Golf Course on 10/18/2018:

Hello, we're glad you enjoyed our friendly staff and nice course layout. Thank you for playing Sugar Isle Golf Course! #SugarIsleGC

"Could Only Play 9"


daddio57's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Could only play 9 due to slow pace of play by golfers ahead of us. No ranger. Told to start on back 9. I think they really over book certain tee times. Took almost 3 hours to play nine. My group plays 18 in less time. We will not be back.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Sugar Isle Golf Course on 10/10/2018:

Hello, we apologize you didn't fully enjoy your round. Our goal at Sugar Isle Golf Course is for every player to enjoy their experience. Thank you for playing, we hope you give us another chance in the future.

"Over booked doomed the round"


u771519939's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the front nine on a hot Sunday afternoon in almost 2:30 mins Waited on every shot. Our group decided to quit after 14 holes so the value had with their discounted rate was nullified. Traveled 40 mins from south of Dayton to play. We will not go back. Too many options closer to home (yes they are more expensive) but I’ll pay for not being frustrated on my round.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


Response from Sugar Isle Golf Course on 08/27/2018:

Hello, we're sorry you didn't fully enjoy your round. Our goal at Sugar Isle Golf Course is for every player to enjoy their experience. Thank you for playing, we hope you give us another chance in the future.

"Fun Round"


ekakmiller's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Great value for the price paid. Course was in very good condition and the pace of play was great as we didn’t have to wait on any holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



golfer4420's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Sugar Isle Golf Course on 08/06/2018:

Hello, we're glad you enjoyed our friendly staff and good course conditions. Thank you for playing Sugar Isle Golf Course! #SugarIsleGC


medtrakman's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Sugar Isle Golf Course on 07/31/2018:

Hello, we're glad you enjoyed a quick pace of play and our nice course layout. Thank you for playing Sugar Isle Golf Course! #SugarIsleGC


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