Golf History

History of Reid Golf Course

Reid Park Golf Course is managed by The National Trail Parks & Recreation District for the City of Springfield.  The facility consists of an exceptional 36-hole layout (South Course/North Course), a driving range with fifty grass hitting stations and a bunker station, an extensive pro shop, two large putting greens, a sizeable area consisting of a scoreboard and pavilion, and a restaurant that is home to the "Best Burger in Town".

Reid Park Golf Course was built in 1967 on rolling farm land once owned by the Reid family.  The 450 acres that make the "amazing" property has many wooded areas and several ponds that have helped carve the holes we have today.  Tha facility has hosted the NCAA Division III Tournament, OHSAA Sectional qualifying tournaments, and has been the local qualifier for the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship.  The facility has been listed in the Regions Best Places to Play and is a 3 star facility according to Golf Digest.

Reid Park Golf Course offers outstanding Course conditions with friendly and welcoming service at an affordable price.  From the moment you arrive at the course, the staff will treat you like family and do their best to help you with anything you may need.  Rather you are a novice or an experienced player you will find everything you need to make your trip to the course a successful and fun one.  With multiple tee location and yardage ranging from 4,846 on the South Course to 6,772 on the North Course, Reid Park offers the perfect balance between playability and challenge for golfers of all abilities.  Come see why people drive an hour to play Reid Park and say it is a must play to any of those looking for a challenge. 

"Best Public Course in the entire Dayton Area.  Reasonable rates for golf as well as excellent food at a good price.  Highly recommend".  Groupon Review



The South Course is fairly open, allowing for the occasional errant shot without penalizing the player too much. Set on gently rolling terrain, the South is a favorite for golfers who like to walk while playing. The course also features four different sets of tees to better fit players of all levels. If you have never played here before, please take note of the water on holes #11 and #14. Number 11 requires a tee shot played to the left center of the fairway that finishes no more than 230 to 240 yards from the tee. A pond awaits longer tee shots. Number 14 can be a great opportunity for a risk/reward. The safe play is to the fairway, short of the pond. Bigger hitters can attempt the 280+ yard carry necessary to drive the green. Be careful though, over the back can be dangerous!



The North Course is our championship course. It has hosted several Public Links Qualifiers and was the site for the 1982 NCAA Division III Golf Championships. Featuring lots of elevation changes and numerous chances to get into or stay out of trouble; the North rewards all players with golf in a very natural setting. If you have never played here before, take note of the water on #1 and #9. The smart play on each hole will definitely help your score. Number 1 requires a tee shot in the right center area of the fairway, no more than 270 yards, to be safe. Number 9 also gets easier with a shot played to the right center, usually no longer than 230 yards. The back nine is tough, try to be ready as you make the turn!


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