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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
74.8%
Recommend this course
17 out of 24 reviews
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3.3
3 Reviews (3)
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Conditions
2.7
Value
3.7
Layout
4.3
Pace
5.0
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
66.7%
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2 out of 3 reviews
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3.3
7 Reviews (7)
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Conditions
3.3
Value
4.0
Layout
3.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.3
57.1%
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4 out of 7 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6500 yards
Slope 122
Rating 71.7
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Kilkarney Hills Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6500 yards 71.7 122
White 72 6091 yards 69.7 117
Gold 72 5672 yards 67.7 111
Gold (W) 72 5672 yards 72.7 125
Red (W) 73 5055 yards 70.0 117
Scorecard for Kilkarney Hills
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 72.3/125 419 404 491 187 325 411 313 187 524 3261 426 570 256 160 414 270 182 518 443 3239 6500
White M: 70.2/122 342 389 482 150 310 367 302 178 515 3035 398 547 248 149 370 262 161 505 416 3056 6091
Gold M: 67.0/113 W: 72.1/121 332 341 461 138 268 357 294 145 467 2803 385 494 239 138 329 254 146 489 395 2869 5672
Red W: 69.8/115 295 300 405 95 221 301 265 124 400 2406 345 406 203 127 297 244 136 430 366 2554 4960
Handicap 10 2 6 18 12 8 14 16 4 9 1 13 17 7 11 15 5 3
Par 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 36 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 10 2 6 18 14 8 12 16 4 7 1 13 17 9 11 15 3 5

Course Details

Year Built 1994
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Gordon Emerson (1994)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.8
24 Reviews (24)
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2.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Enjoyable Round Of Golf

I enjoyed this challenging course. The greens were in goid shape and rolled true. Friendly, helpful staff. The only down side was some damp fairways on a few holes and others had winter killed grass. Overall it was an enjoyable experience. I'll be back later and expect to see better fairways.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great spring round of golf

Course was in good shape, especially after this crazy winter. Enjoyed the variety of holes, especially some elevated tees. Staff were friendly. Great price and pace if play. Will definately be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
Minnesota Advisor
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Flat First, Then Hilly

Kilkarney Hills Golf Course is set in the middle of rolling farmland, with no houses adjoining the course to distract from the experience. The course has four sets of tees ranging from 6,500 yards to 4,960 yards, so can be enjoyed by golfers of varying skill levels and abilities. We played the middle (white) tees at 6,091 yards. Driving onto the grounds of the course and up the hill to the clubhouse, you have the anticipation of a round of golf full of ups and downs on rolling terrain. Then you hit the reality of the first six holes of the course, which are set on a flat plateau-like piece of land. These holes are fairly straight and fairly flat, and really nothing special. Tree coverage on this part of the course is fairly sparse, except around a few of the greens. The green on the 482 yard par 5 third hole is an example of this, as a large oak tree guards the front right of the green. Going left is no bargain, however, because a water hazard runs all the way from the front left of the green to the back right and there is very little room for error. The promised hills finally come into play on the seventh hole, a 302 yard par 4 that doglegs slightly to the right. The tee is considerably elevated above the fairway, but trees on the inside of the dogleg hide the green so long hitters may think twice before trying to go for it. An iron or hybrid is probably the best shot off the tee and should lead to an easy par or birdie. The 547 yard eleventh is one of the most difficult par 5 holes I’ve ever played. The fairway curls uphill and to the right all the way to a green that is tilted from left to right. It takes a better than average tee shot and a well-placed second shot to be able to reach the green in three. Once on, if you’re above the hole you’ll do well to avoid a three-putt. A really difficult hole! The back nine has two very short par 4 holes that some players may call quirky and not like. The 248 yard twelfth and the 262 yard fifteenth will tempt some longer hitters to go for the green, but doing so will require carrying some fairly high trees. A better play is to go for the middle of the fairway to a good wedge distance, remembering to allow for the considerably elevated greens. The finishing hole is a 416 yard par 4 that plays quite a bit longer because it runs uphill all the way. Make a par here and you’ll deserve a cold beverage in the very inviting bar and grill in the clubhouse. Despite the disappointment with the opening holes, I really enjoyed playing this course. The greens are smooth, fast, and run true. Mostly disc-shaped, they have none of the undulations you’ll find on other courses, so if you’re on in regulation you’ll have a good chance of making birdie. I didn’t make as many as I would have liked, so I will be back to try again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Very Nice Golf Course

Course is very nicely taking care of.
GPS on all carts. carts are all new.
Fairways very nice and greens in excellent shape.
Club house and bar and restaurant are very nice.
Will be golfing again soon at Kilkarney Hills.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Okay

For the money, there are better courses in the area. Staff was good, but we got there a little early and were told we could go when we were ready. Only to find 6 kids (under 12-13) on the 1st tee and a single. Went back to the pro shop and they didn't know anything about any of them being there. So we decided to go off the back 9 while they figured that out. That was good because it was open and the round was fast.
Course conditions were okay. Greens were good, but thicker and slower than most. Tees, fairways and rough show summer time wear. Most of the holes are fair and straight-forward. Except the 12th which should bulldozed and be made into a downhill par 3.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Okay course, not great.

I don't like courses with gimmick holes, like number 12 here. It looks as though they ran out of room for some of the holes, and had to shoe-horn them in. Layout was disappointing. Greens were good, but rough, fairway and tee boxes need work. Probably wont come back here anytime soon.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Top 5 Faves

Golfed Kilkarney Saturday of Memorial weekend.
I love this course.
I have played it enough over the years to have developed a healthy rivalry with some of the holes (#11 and #15 for example).
The course is no “gimme” - you’ve got to earn your pars. Greens are always in great shape and there is enough variety to the holes to make it feel like a complete round.
Of course, you can’t beat the price either!
Good to see it return this year on the Golf Now app:)

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very average course

I booked this course as a last minute option on a beautiful Friday. It is easy to find in River Falls, and just about a mile off 35. Course layout was interesting, with a couple of severe doglegs. Glad the guy I was playing with had played there before because there are also a few blind shots. Generally the tee boxes and fairways were a little shaggy, and the rough was pretty overgrown. A couple of the greens were tiered, and generally the greens were in good shape. Given all of the better course choices in Western WI I can't imagine I'll be going back here anytime soon.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I like this course

Good value. Couple quirky holes but they're fun once you've figured out you can drive the green on the par 4 12th for example.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wonderful Spring Round

The course is in great shape. The layout requires some good shot making. Not a driver every hole. A good mix of reasonable length holes and some longer holes, so you can pretty much end up hitting every club in your bag. Good elevation changes on some holes to make things interesting.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Good value!

Nothing fancy, but great coarse for the price.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Holiday Golf

We golfed on the 4th of July weather was perfect.
Fairways are hard and the golf balls rolls a long ways.
Greens are in good shape and fast. Club house is top notch.
Very nice course to golf.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value with the Golf Now hot rate

Kilkarney Hills was a fun course with good variety in the hole layout. The course condition was excellent! Fairways were tightly cut and consistent. Greens were in very good shape and rolled well. The rough was challenging but not unplayable. Very good course for the money in my opinion. The only thing that I would criticize is the practice areas. The driving range is fairly small and a little short and the putting area is tiny and only had two targets out.

I will most definitely be back to play this course many more times!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pretty darn good

2 of us got around in a little over 3 hours. On a real windy day, the only negative was getting wet from a sprinkler head going off upwind of us one fairway over. Good people, good clubhouse and a great value

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

kilkarney hills conditions

I don't like the tee box, the greens bad conditions and to many constractions around the golf course

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Quirky course layout, easy to play.

Course was in ok condition. The layout is gimmick, there are some really long par 4 combined with sow really short executive 9 like par 4s. Also some flags for soccer golf. The correct flags for golf are the black and red checkered ones.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Just OK

the course was in pretty good shape. The ladies Tee boxes are not the best but ladies T boxes usually aren't real good.
The greens were in nice shape. Most bunkers had water in them since it rained 7+ inches the last week.
For the most part the course is fine but they need to pay some attention to the carts. Ours was filthy when we got it so we washed the sticky stuff off ourselves. The axle was clunky and we weren't sure it would make it through the round but it did. We also had a constant gasoline odor which was annoying.
We used to play here more often but probably will go elsewhere in the future unless it gets better.
If we hadn't gotten a good deal on golfnow we would have been highly disappointed.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great course - Great value

Excellent course - phenomenal greens. Just a really good course and tough to find a better deal.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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