Destination Guide

Destination: Dayton

Once an automotive parts powerhouse, Dayton's economy is now aerospace, defense and healthcare.

The city's aerial roots, if there is such a thing, go back to Orville and Wilbur Wright, first known for their bicycle shop, forever known for flight. It's no surprise the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is in Dayton, the site of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, the largest and oldest aviation museum in the world and home of the National Aviation Hall of Fame.

Dayton also is a healthcare hotbed ranked in the top five in the country. The Center for Tissue Regeneration and Engineering is based in Dayton, as is the National Center for Medical Readiness, complete with a crisis practice grounds.

Innovation is nothing new for Dayton, going back to prolific inventor Charles Kettering, whose work revolutionized commerce, thanks to his electric cash register that laid the foundation of today's international behemoth, NCR. Kettering also adapted diesel engines to power locomotives and invented the self starter in automobiles that enabled everyone, including women, to drive them. He applied magnetism to medical imaging and a nursing college is named after him. His legacy -- and wealth -- has seeded Dayton's progress ever since.

Dayton hasn't neglected the arts, either. For example, the Dayton Ballet is one of the oldest professional dance companies in the country and Dayton has a resident opera company.

Perhaps as a nod to the Wright Brothers Bicycle Shop, the city has a bike path network of more than 100 miles and bike lanes rule downtown. Dayton also has the only museum dedicated to the Packard Motorcar.

If all that knowledge is whetting your appetite, don't worry -- pizza rules in Dayton. Try Cassano's or Marion's Piazza. For other fare, the nearby Dublin Pub is a staple, as is Grub Steak Restaurant.

For golf, the city of Dayton dominates the public-course scene. Kittyhawk Golf Center is comprised of three 18-hole courses. Kittyhawk's Eagle course is 7,147 yards and navigates around 14 ponds. It's the "black diamond" run of the three. The Hawk is 6,766 yards and has "only" 12 ponds. The Kitty is an executive course with two par 4s and the rest lengthy par 3s. Dayton's Community Golf Center has two 18-hole courses and Madden Golf Center is much more than a "muni" that rises and falls over rolling hills and traverses a stream that cuts through the back nine.

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Windy Knoll Golf Club
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Springfield $12
Jamaica Run Golf Club
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Germantown $17
South Course at Reid Memorial Park
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Springfield $10
Sugar Isle Golf Course
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New Carlisle $12
Meadows/Woodlands at Shaker Run Golf Club
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Lebanon $22
Lakeside/Meadows at Shaker Run Golf Club
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Lebanon $22
Woodlands/Lakeside at Shaker Run Golf Club
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Lebanon $22
Moss Creek Golf Club
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Clayton $10
Eagle Course at Kittyhawk Golf Center
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Dayton $12
Sebastian Hills Golf Club
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Xenia $26
Turtle Creek Golf Course
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Greenville $29
Union City Country Club
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Union City $12
Franklin Golf Course
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Franklin $7
Meadowbrook at Clayton
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Clayton $22
Twin Run Municipal Golf Course
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Hamilton $25
North Course at Reid Memorial Park
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Springfield $10
Dales at Community Golf Course
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Dayton $12
Hawk Course at Kittyhawk Golf Center
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Dayton $16
PipeStone Golf Course
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Miamisburg $27
Country Side Golf Club New Paris $13
White Springs Golf Course
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Greenville $5
Forest Hills Country Club
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Middletown $10
Lakeland Golf Club
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Saint Paris $14
Heatherwoode Golf Club
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Springboro $30
Hueston Woods Golf Course
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Oxford $10
Miami Shores Golf Club
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Troy $11
Indian Ridge Golf Club
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Oxford $10
Madden Golf Course
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Dayton $12
Lakeview/Woodland at Beechwood Golf Course
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Arcanum $20
Hills at Community Golf Course
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Dayton $12
Woodland Golf Club Cable $19 - $30
Majestic Springs Golf Course
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Wilmington $12
The 797 Elks Golf Club
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Wilmington $12
Creekside/Lakeview at Beechwood Golf Course
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Arcanum $20
Woodland/Creekside at Beechwood Golf Course
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Arcanum $20
Falcon Course at Kittyhawk Golf Center
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Dayton $12
Green Tree Golf Club
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Lebanon $5
North at NCR Country Club Kettering $75 - $90
Walnut Grove Country Club Dayton $59
ClearCreek Golf Course Franklin $19.25 - $30.75
South at NCR Country Club Kettering $90 - $105
Locust Course at Locust Hills Golf Club Springfield $15 - $17
Hara Greens Course Dayton $15
Piqua Country Club Piqua $50
Echo Hills Golf Course Piqua $19 - $31
Twin Base Golf Club Wright Patterson Afb $25 - $39
Urbana Country Club Urbana $60 - $75
Sycamore Creek Country Club Springboro $50 - $65
Troy Country Club Troy $70 - $250
Stillwater Ridge Golf Club West Milton $11
Wildwood Golf Club Middletown $27
Oxford Country Club Oxford $15 - $23
Warren County Armco Park Golf Course Lebanon $15.50
Double Eagle Golf Center Waynesville $10
Beavercreek Golf Club Beavercreek $42
Eaton Country Club Eaton $10 - $20
Cassel Hills Golf Course Vandalia $18 - $22
East at Prairie Trace Golf Club Wright Patterson Afb $14 - $21
Northwood Hills Country Club Springfield $35
Miami Valley Golf Club Dayton $30 - $50
West at Prairie Trace Golf Club Wright Patterson Afb $25 - $39
Sugar Valley Country Club Bellbrook $54 - $59
Dayton Country Club Dayton $74
Maple Course at Locust Hills Golf Club Springfield $15 - $17
Rollandia Golf Course Dayton $11.00 - $23.50
Springfield Country Club Springfield $70
Moraine Country Club, The Dayton $95
Brown's Run Country Club Middletown $67
Mound Golf Course Miamisburg $10 - $12
Holly Hills Golf Club Waynesville $13.00 - $25.50
Country Club Of The North Beavercreek $89
Championship Course at The Golf Club at Yankee Trace Dayton $17 - $37
National Golf Links South Charleston $17 - $28
Rocky Lakes Golf Course Springfield $30
WGC Golf Course Xenia $16 - $40
Vintage Course at The Golf Club at Yankee Trace Centerville $20
Mitchell Hills Club Springfield $10
Homestead Golf Course Tipp City $15 - $18
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