There's archery, softball, soccer, hockey, bicycling, tennis, racquetball, running, walking, hot air ballooning, boating, canoeing, sailing, sports car racing, martial arts, skydiving, gliding, horseback riding, ice skating, polo, trapshooting and swimming to name a few. NASCAR and NHRA racing is offered at Kil-Kare Speedway while harness racing is held seasonally in nearby Lebanon.
In Dayton we root for the:
The area's favrorite professional sports team, the Dragons are a single-A minor league affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds and began their inaugural season in April 2000. They have sold out every game since then, establishing a
world record for attendance! Season tickets are impossible to get, but tickets to individual games are not. Home games are downtown in the Fifth-Third Ballpark. (228-BATS)
All the action of the NFL comes to the new Paul Brown Stadium, just an hour south of Dayton. Dayton still has many loyal Browns fans, though, from the old days before the Bengals. (1-513-621-3550)
Professional baseball began in Cincinnati and Daytonians still flock there in the summer to the Great American Ballpark. (1-513-421-4510)
University of Dayton Flyers
Men's basketball at the UD arena in Dayton and football, played at Welcome Stadium next door, are the biggest draws, but the UD offers many fine collegiate programs for men and women. (229-2100)
Wright State Raiders
Men's basketball and baseball are the popular sports, but like its cross-town rival, Wright state offers a full plate of the best in collegiate sports. (775-2771)
Tennis Clubs ( Private)Dayton Center Courts, 4801 Salem Ave., Dayton (276-3978)
Dayton Indoor Tennis Club, 2800 Springboro Rd., Moraine (294-0561)
Five Seasons Country Club, Possum Run Road, Sugarcreek Twp OH 45459 (848-9200)
Kettering Tennis Center, 4565 Gateway Circle, Kettering (434-6602)
Quail Run Racquet Club, 4225 Brown Rd., Kettering (434-4082)
Virginia Hollinger Tennis Clubs, 201 Shafor Blvd. Oakwood (299-2961)
Tennis Clubs (Public)City of Dayton Jim Nichols Tennis Center, 2424 Ridge Avenue, Dayton (274-1436)
Racquetball/Squash CourtsDayton Racquet Club, Kettering Tower, Dayton (224-4381)
Heights Health and Racquet Club, 5239 Taylorsville Rd., Dayton (237-4381)
Jewish Community Center, 4501 Denlinger Rd., Dayton (854-4014)
Kettering Tennis Center, 4565 Gateway Circle, Kettering (434-6602)
YMCA – Downtown Athletic Facility, 316 Wilkinson St., Dayton (228-9622)
Horseback RidingCelebration Farm, Centerville (885-5900)
Menker's Circle 6 Farm ( Washington Twp., (885-3911)
October Stables , Vandalia (890-3291)
Old National Trail Riding Center, Vandalia (890-7766)
Trails End Stable, Dayton (885-5062)
Sugarcreek Riding Center, (438-1110)
Swimming Clubs (Private)Birchwood Club, 2670 Galewood St., Kettering (293-9900)
Black Oak Swim Club, 1570 Ambridge Rd., Centerville (433-4006)
Cardinal Hill Rec. Club, 1990 Wilene Dr., Centerville (429-3131)
Christopher Swim Club, 3150 S. Dixie Hwy., Moraine (294-9446)
Dayton County Club, 555 Kramer St., Oakwood (294-0595)
Dunsinane Swim Club, 600 W. Spring Valley Rd., Washington Township (433-7946)
Eastview Recreation, 5006 Bayside Dr., Dayton (890-3940)
Forest Ridge Association, 6801 Union Schoolhouse Rd., Dayton (236-9691)
Green Valley Recreation, 2673 La Cresta Dr., Beavercreek (426-9015)
Idle House Swim & Tennis, 3590 Kemp Rd., Beavercreek (854-4014)
Moraine Country Club, 4075 Southern Blvd., Kettering (298-1711)
Oak Creek Swim Club, 2328 Pondview Dr., Kettering (434-8441)
Parkview Swim Club, 4100 Glenheath Dr., Kettering (294-9712)
Pleasant Hill Swim Club, 360 Zengel Ct. Centerville (433-2232)
Sycamore Creek Country Club, 8300 Country Club Lane, Springboro (866-9620)
Washington Township Rec Center, 895 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd (433-0130)
Willow Swim Club, 500 Pool Ave., Vandalia (890-7049)
Crestwood Club, 2645 Baylor Court, Dayton (293-6642)
Woodhaven Swim and Tennis Club, 7620 Yankee, Centerville (433-4741)
Swim Clubs (Public)Bomberger Pool, 1306 E. Fifth St., Dayton (228-2275)
Cassel Hills Swimming Pool, 1061 Taylorsville Dr., Vandalia (898-2123)
Kettering Rec Complex, 2900 Glengarry Dr., Kettering (296-2587)
Miamisburg Pool, 500 S. First St., Miamisburg (866-4935)
Oakwood Community Center, 105 Patterson Rd., Oakwood (298-0775)
Ohio Sports Center, 10561 Success Lane Miamisburg (885-5711)
Trotwood Municipal Pool, 4000 Lake Center Drive, Trotwood (854-2954)
YMCA – Beavercreek, 560 Grange Hall Road, Beavercreek (426-9622)
YMCA – Kettering, 4545 Marshall Rd., Kettering (434-1964)
YMCA – Northwest, 105 W. Martindale Road, Dayton (836-9622)
YMCA – Downtown, 316 N. Wilkinson St., Dayton (228-9622)
GOLF COURSESWe like to golf too.
BEAVERCREEK GOLF CLUB
Randy Hunt, Pro.
2800 New Germany-Trebein Road, Beavercreek. 320-0742.
This Fuzzy Zoeller signature course will challenge the good golfer but is not too difficult for the average golfer. Carved through Greene County terrain, Zoeller was able to use the natural lay of the land to design this course. Has range, club and cart rental, lessons, dining and bar. Holes: 18
Yrds: 6488, Par: 72, Slope: 130 Rating: 71.8
Ken Hamlin, Pro.
201 S. Cassel Rd, Vandalia 890-1300
Weekdays $22. Weekends $26.
The front nine is long, open, flat and plays to a par 35. The back nine rolls through the Taylorsville Reserve and is hilly, tree-laden and challenging. Blind shots to the green. Holes-18, Yds-6350, Par-71, Slope-122, Rating-70.4. Club rental, lessons, cart rental, dining, bar.
COMMUNITY GOLF COURSE
2917 Berkley St. Dayton. 293-2341 (being re-done)
Holes-18, Yds-5420, Par-71, Slope-96, Rating 63.8
Holes-18, Yds-6276, Par 71, Slope-121, Rating 69.1. Drive range,club rental, cart rental, lessons, dining, bar.
ECHO HILLS GOLF COURSE
3430 W. Versailles Rd, Piqua 778-2086
Features hill and tree-lined fairways with a small pond and stream. Opens with four holes on flat terrain then gets interesting with some tighter holes, requiring accurate drives. Hole-9, yds-3100, Par-36, Slope-111, Rating-67.6, club rental, cart rental, lessons, dining, bar.
FOREST HILLS GOLF COURS
925 Upper Valley Pike, Springfield 322-1385
Good short iron course with all par threes, hills and water. No sand traps. Offers a full service pro shop. Holes-9, yrds-2200, Par 27, Slope 99, Rating 62.1, club rental, lessons, dining, bar
88 Heatherwoode Blvd. Springboro 748-3222
Weekday $20/9 $45/18 Weekend $55/18
Over 210 acres of rolling countryside with seven lakes and Clearcreek. Offers some of the finest public golf available with bent grass fairways. Call for tee times a week in advance. Holes-18, yrds 6300, Par 71, Slope 138, Rating 71.0 Drive range, club rental, cart rental, lessons, dining, bar.
HIDDEN LAKE GOLF COURSE
5370 East St. Rt 571, Tipp City 667-8880
Weekday $13/9 $17/18 Weekend $14/9 $20/18
Moderately hilly, this course features water on eight holes, bent grass fairways, greens and tees. Roughs are a mixture of bluegrass and rye. Holes-18, yrds 6,117, Par 72, Slope 112, Rating 68.3 Drive range, club rental, cart rental, dining.
4966 North US Rt 42, Waynesville 1-513-897-4921
A 30 year old public course built in a scenic area. Offers a mixture of challenging holes like the par three #13, and a peaceful atmosphere that other public courses sometimes lack. Holes 18, yrds 6785, par 71, Slope 130, Rating 72.3, Drive range, club rental, cart rental, lessons, dining.
David Knight, Pro
5327 Worley Rd Tipp City 698-4876
Weekday $17 Weekend $20
Slightly rolling terrain with most interesting holes built around a handful of ponds. Course includes seven doglegs and six water holes which give this course its character. Holes 18, yrds 6506, Par 71, Slope 110, Rating 67.6. Club rental, cart rental, lessons, dining, bar.
Jim Awsumb, Pro
8781 Jamaica Rd Germantown 866-4333
Weekday $13/9 Weekend $22/18
Bent grass fairways and greens. Features rolling terrain with some water and several creeks running through this course. Holes-18, yrds 6,600, Par 72, Slope 121, Rating 71.0, Drive range, club rental, cart rental, lessons, dining, bar.
KITTYHAWK GOLF COURSE
Steve Young, Pro
3383 Chuck Wagner Ln, Dayton 237-5424
Weekday $18/18 Weekend $20/18
A city of Dayton public golf course offering three challenging courses; Eagle, Hawk and Kitty. Kitty is par three while Hawk has a Slope Rating of 188 with 71.7 USGA course
Rating. (1) Holes-54, yrds 7,115, Par 72, Slope 120, Rating 72.8. (2) yrds 6766, Par 72, Slope 118, Rating 71.1 (3) yrds 3,758, Par 56, Slope N/A, Rating N/A. Drive range, club rental, cart rental, lessons, dining, bar.
LARCH TREE GOLF COURSE
2765 N. Snyder Road Trotwood 854-1951
Built as a country club, this course is "the Miami Valley's favorite corporate and charitable outing course" hosting over 175 events annually according to the management. Greens are in excellent shape. Holes 81, yrds 6982, Par 72, Slope 105, Rating 70.0 Drive range, club rental, cart rental, lessons, dining, bar.
Pete Brown, Pro
2100 Nicholas Rd Dayton 268-0111
Weekday $12/9 $20/18 Weekend $14/9 $20/18
Relatively open with one water hazard on two holes, but there are many holes in which trees come into play. A City of Dayton course which can become physically demanding with several steep hills. Holes 18, yrds 6334, Par 72, Slope 118, Rating 69.1 Drive range, club rental, cart rental, lessons, dining, bar.
MOUND GOLF COURSE
Jana Dalton, Pro
610 Mound Avenue, Miamisburg. 866-2211
Greens fees not available This nine-hole course features narrow fairways and small, postage-stamp greens to make up for length. Two Par 3s are challenging.Holes: 9Yards: 2,789Par: 36 Slope: 99 Rating: 65.5 No range, has rental clubs and carts. Offer lessons, no dining room.
MIAMI SHORES GOLF COURSE
Bill Mitchell, Pro
Rutherford Drive Troy 335-4457
Weekday $13/9 $18/18 Weekend $20/18
Bordered on one side by the Miami River but has no water that comes into play. Relatively flat, well kept course with watered fairway. Par is never a pushover. Holes 18, yrds 6,223, Par 72, Slope 97, Rating 67.6 club rental, cart rental, lessons, dining, bar
PENN TERRA GOLF COURSE
Gip Hagland, Pro
7500 Salem Rd, Lewisburg 962-4515
Relatively flat course built on rolling terrain. Holes 18, yrds 6,000, Par 70, Slope 95, Rating 66.3 Drive range, club rental, cart rental, lessons, dining, bar.
Steve Smoot, Pro
4344 Benner Rd, Miamisburg 866-4653
Weekday $15/9 $26/18 Weekend $16/9 $34/18 (fees without carts) Championship upperclass course with bent grass tees, greens and fairways. Designed by Arthur Hills with winding streams, three lakes and mature trees. Holes 18, yrds 6260, Par 72, Slope 110, Rating 68.6 Drive range, club rental, cart rental, lessons, dining, bar.
REID MEMORIAL PARK
1325 S. Bird Road Springfield 324-7725
Weekday $17 Weekend $18
Offers two courses with the North being tougher. North's rolling terrain is well trapped. Water comes into play on four holes. South is open, flat and has no bunkers. Holes 36, yrds 6470 & 6760, Par 72, Slope 110 & 130, Rating 69.0 & 72.5. Drive range, club rental, cart rental, lessons, dining, bar.
RIVER BEND GOLF COURSE
Don Zimmerman, Pro
5567 Upper River Rd, Miamisburg 859-8121
Relatively flat family owned public course spanning 160 acres. Two ponds offer challenges and pleasant scenery. Holes 18, yrds 7100, Par 72, Slope 121, Rating 70.8. Club rental, cart rental, lessons, dining, bar.
GOLDEN BEAR FAMILY GOLF
Richard Hutchinson, Pro
4990 Wilmington Pike, Dayton 434-4911
Weekday $12/18 Weekend $14/18
Beautiful, well conditioned executive golf course. Spacious driving range with practice bunkers, target greens and practice putting greens. Also features a full service discount pro shop. Holes 18, yrds 2591, Par 58, Slope N/A, Rating N/A. Drive range, club rental, cart rental, lessons, dining, bar.
SNYDER PARK GOLF COURSE
Dwayne Randall, Pro
Old US Rt 40, Springfield 324-7383
Weekday $17 Weekend $18
A tight course with tree-lined fairways and small, fast, well-bunkered greens which are in excellent condition. Holes 18, yrds 6381, Par 72, Slope 116, Rating 69.9 club rental, cart rental, lessons, dining, bar.
SUGAR ISLE GOLF COURSE
St. Rt. 235 N, New Carlisle 845-8699
Weekday $11.25/9 $16/18 Weekend $13.25 & $19.50
This course wanders through magnificent countryside. Holes 18, yrds 6743, Par 72, Slope 107, Rating 70.2 Drive range, club rental, cart rental, lessons, dining, bar.
WGC GOLF COURSE
Charles Whelan, Pro
944 Country Club Dr, Xenia 372-1202
This family owned course takes advantage of naturally sloping hills and surrounding woodlands. Sand, lakes and streams all add to the excitement of this course.
Patrick Bayley, Pro
10,000 Yankee Road,
Call for fees.
This unique 21 hole course challenges the long hitters, confound the scratch and low handicap golfers yet is fledgling golfer friendly with full service pro shop and golf academy. Holes 21, yrds 6662, Par 72, Slope 140, Rating 75.5 Drive range, club rental, cart rental, lessons, dining, bar.
SEMI PRIVATE AND PRIVATE GOLF COURSES
BROWN'S RUN COUNTRY CLUB
Dave Longley, Pro
6855 Sloebig Rd, Middletown 1-513-423-6291
Guest fee: $50.
This picturesque course offers over 6800 yards of bent grass fairways with gently rolling terrain. Hole 18, yrds 6850, Par 72, Slope 126, Rating 71.0 Drive range, cart rental, lessons, dining, bar
COUNTRY CLUB OF THE NORTH
Rick Lyons, Pro
1 Club North Drive , Beavercreek 374-5000
This championship course, personally designed by Jack Nicklaus, is home to a private country club with 238 luxury home sites and a clubhouse offering a wealth of distinctions. Holes 18, yrds 7012, Par 72, Slope 138, Rating 73.2 Drive range, club rental, cart rental, lessons, dining, bar.
DAYTON COUNTRY CLUB
Jim Kincaid, Pro
555 Kramer Road, Oakwood 294-3352
Members Only. Guest fee $45 & $50
A rolling well-maintained course with two meandering creeks. Holes #9 and #18 are most challenging. All greens are well bunkered. Holes 18, yrds 6229, Par 71, Slope 121, Rating 68.5 Drive range, cart rental, lessons, dining,bar.
EATON COUNTRY CLUB
Tim Higgs, Pro
100 Morton Road, Eaton. 456-6922
Guest fee $14 and $28
Showcases hilly holes. Hole #6 is a par three cut into the side of a hill. Features two par fives and two par threes. Holes 9, yrds 2783, Par 36, Slope 100, Rating 65.4. Drive range, cart rental, lessons, dining, bar.
FRANKLIN COUNTRY CLUB
180 N. Main Street Franklin 746-2319
Weekday $11/9 $16/18 Weekend $13/9 $18/18
A challenging nine hole course built in the mid 1940's with bent grass greens and rolling hills that play much more difficult than its yardage would indicate. Holes 9, yrds 5207, Par 70, Slope 95, Rating 63.1 Club rental, cart rental, lessons, dining, bar.
GREENE COUNTRY CLUB
Mike Kissel, Pro
420 Dayton Yellow Springs Rd, Fairborn 767-5621
A long tree-laden course with water coming into play on holes #7, #10, #12 and #18. Holes 18, yrds 7056, Par 72, Slope 115, Rating 70.6 Drive range, club rental, cart rental, lessons, dining, bar.
GREENVILLE COUNTRY CLUB,
John Swan, Pro
6545 St. Rt 36, Greenville 548-3563
Rolling fairways with a touch of Scottish links on back 9. Finishing holes cut through woods and rolling terrain. Holes 18, yrds 6,519, Par 71, Slope 114, Rating 68.2 Drive range, club rental, cart rental, lessons, dining, bar.
Dick James, Pro
314 South East Street, Lebanon 1-513-932-9067 $10 & $18
With slightly rolling terrain, bent grass fairways and alternating tees, one of the sportiest nine-hole courses in the state. Holes 9, yrds 6049, Par 71, Slope 122, Rating 69.9 club rental, cart rental, lessons, dining, bar.
MEADOWBROOK COUNTRY CLUB
Jim Neff, Pro
6001 Salem Avenue Clayton, 836-6353
Guests with members.
This course offers gently rolling terrain with small greens that are well bunkered and are challenging. Holes 18, yrds 6361, Par 72, Slope 116, Rating 69.9. Drive range, cart rental, lessons, dining, bar.
MIAMI VALLEY GOLF CLUB
Ray Rash, Pro
3311 Salem Avenue, Dayton 278-7381
Guests with members: $40
Donald Ross designed this notable Dayton golf club. This club hosted the prestigious 1957 PGA Tournament. Holes 18, yrds 6530, Par 71, Slope 119, Rating 69.9 Drive range, club rental, cart rental, lessons, dining, bar.
MORAINE COUNTRY CLUB
Brent Sipe, Pro
4075 Southern Blvd, Kettering, 293-6391
Members only. Guest $60 w/member
This perennially perfect course was site of the 1945 PGA Championship and is one of the region's oldest and most exclusive clubs. Holes 18, yrds 6457, Par 72, Slope 128, Rating 71.1 Driving range, club rental, cart rental, lessons, dining, bar.
NCR COUNTRY CLUB
4435 Dogwood Trail, Kettering 299-0699
NCR offers two courses with South being the championship course. Beautiful scenery and challenging holes. Holes 18, yrds 6464 & 6133, Par 71 & 70, Slope 135 & 118, Rating 72.4 & 69.3, Drive range, club rental, cart rental, lessons, dining, bar.
NORTHWOOD HILLS COUNTRY CLUB
Matt Luther, Pro
1536 Villa Road, Springfield 399-1311
$25 weekday $35 weekend
Short with small greens, this course is not as easy as it looks. Cut to be quick. Features blue grass with perennial rye. Holes 18, yrds 6332, Par 72, Slope 117, Rating 70.2 Drive range, club rental, cart rental, lessons, dining, bar.
PIQUA COUNTRY CLUB Mark Robart, Pro
9812 Country Club Rd, Piqua 778-9005 - $33
Original nine designed by Donald Ross and features undulated greens. A meandering creek crosses the front six times, and the back twice. Holes 18, yards6768, Par 72, Slope 114, Rating 70.5 Drive range, cart rental, lessons, dining, bar.
SNOW HILL COUNTRY CLUB
11093 St. Rt 73 South, New Vienna 987-2922
Guests with members $26 Cart $40
Requires a variety of golf shots over it rolling terrain and elevated greens. Six holes encounter water. Holes 18, yrds 6389, Par 70, Slope 125, Rating 71.8 Drive range, club rental, cart rental, lessons,
SUGAR VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB
1250 Mead Road, Bellbrook 848-8040
Don't let distance fool you because this course requires placement shots to narrow fairways and grabbing greens. Tough par threes keep you honest.
Holes 18, yrds 6460, Par 71, Slope 121, Rating 71.3 Drive range, club rental, cart rental, lessons, dining, bar.
SPRINGFIELD COUNTRY CLUB
Patrick Bennett, Pro
2315 Signal Hill Rd, Springfield 399-0351
This Donald Ross design features severe undulation of greens and a difficult, uphill 430 yard par four at hole #4. Holes 18, yrds 6684, Par 72, Slope 130, Rating 72.1 Drive range, club rental, cart rental, lessons, dining, bar.
SYCAMORE CREEK COUNTRY CLUB
Pat Delaney, Pro
8300 Country Club, Springboro 866-4195
This course offers over 6500 yards of rolling and watered terrain. This members only club plays a 72 par on bent grass. Holes 18, yrds 6,500, Par 72, Slope 124, Rating 71.0 Drive range, club rental, cart rental, lessons, dining, bar.
TROY COUNTRY CLUB
Paul Fabian, Pro
1830 Peters Road, Troy 335-1328
Guests with member: $40
A short yet challenging course in which water must be confronted on four holes. The finishing holes are more hilly and not as open compared to the front nine. Holes 18, yrds 6,200, Par 70, Slope 110, Rating 65.7 Drive range, club rental, cart rental, lessons, dining, bar.
TWIN BASE COUNTRY CLUB
Buz Schweibold, Pro
893 Area A-building, WBAFP 253-6181
Guests with DOD civilian or military: $23.
Two creeks come into play on the par fives. Front is open but the back flirts with trees. Plays level on most shots and greens are medium size.
Holes 18, yrds 6428, Par 72, Slope 111, Rating 70.3 Drive range, club rental, cart rental, lessons,
WALNUT GROVE COUNTRY CLUB
Brian Tyra, Pro
5050 Linden Avenue, Dayton 253-6451
Guests with members: $40 weekdays,
$50 Friday - Sunday
A hilly course with small greens and no water. Hole #1 with a par four gives the most challenge. Holes 18, yrds 6,441, Par 72, Slope 120, Rating 70.7
Drive range, club rental, cart rental, lessons,
WILDWOOD GOLF COURSE
Larry King, Pro
601 Aberdeen Drive, Middletown 1-513-422-2631
Guest with member: $35/18 $47 w/cart
The front nine plays longer and more open than the back nine. Course resides on a gently rolling terrain with no water and medium-sized fairly level fast greens. Holes 18, yrds 6,001, Par 71, Slope 120, Rating 68.8 Drive range, cart rental, lessons, dining, bar.