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3.9
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5 Stars
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4 Stars
21
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.7
Amenities
2.9
96.6%
Recommend this course
37 out of 50 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
3 Reviews (3)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
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0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
5.0
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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4.0
3 Reviews (3)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
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0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
5.0
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6354 yards
Slope 119
Rating 70.1

Course Details

Year Built 1926
Fairways Bluegrass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Shirt and shoes required

Reviews

3.9
50 Reviews (50)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 7
This course/club is great for:
Locals 8
Seniors 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 6

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Last round of 2019 in Chicagoland?

With double cut greens and tucked flags Spring Valley was very wet and wild due to overnight rains. A nice sunny fall day - Bears were playing and no one was there. This classic Langford & Moreau design never disappoints. The greens were in tremendous shape and were so much fun to putt on with the difficult flag positions. Lots of leaves and wet areas but expected. It's that time of year where you want to get in as many rounds as you can while the weather is decent. If Spring Valley was my last round of 2019 in Chicagoland there couldn't have been a better place to culminate the season. Play this gem - your game will be challenged and you'll be a better putter/chipper because of it. Highly recommended and always one of the best values in Chicagoland.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Always fun

This course is a fun course with some pretty challenging holes! The staff is Great & accommodating!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Absolute Best Value in Chicagoland

Read my previous reviews below. Simply put a fun old school test with some vexing green sites. Go to wisconsingolf.com and get a deal. $26 w/cart on weekends with no restrictions. We teed off at 830am on a Sunday and played in a leisurely 330. Welcoming folks and I always get up to Salem at least two or three times a year for a wonderful day. Play it!!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Lot's of grass growing

Spring Valley is in the best shape I've seen it in several years with all the rains recently. Normally hard and fast it's playing much longer than it's yardage at the current time. See my reviews below for more information. Excellent value - look for coupons. We had a 930am Saturday tee time for $26 and played in about 420. Outstanding old school awesome green complexes Langford/Moreau design - photos of all five of the Par 3's below - Par 70 with 3 Par 5's. The stretch of holes from 12 thru 17 are formidable. Play this place!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

1926 Gem

We were greeted by a rarely seen freshening Eastern breeze for this round and so my appreciation of the course architecture of Langford/Moreau only increased. Many of the holes played entirely different. Spring Valley is playing very hard and fast right now. You have to execute well thought out shots to score here. Greens are in really decent shape rolling well and sure there is funny grass in the fairways and you need a hammer to get your tee in the ground but that's probably the way it was when the course was built over 90 years ago. If you enjoy value (go to golfwisconsin.com for coupons) and old school roller coaster greens I highly recommend this place. I guarantee your short game will get a workout. The prices are right, they have a small grass range (bring some shags) and the folks are always welcoming. You'll have a wonderful day and have money in your pocket to play 3 more rounds of golf - let's say I had a choice between playing Cog #4 and Spring Valley.....I'd play Spring Valley every time.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played

Old School Fun - Great Value!

An untouched Langford/Moreau gem with nary a sand trap a visit to Spring Valley is like going back in time. While the course conditions are average the course offers great value - search the net and get a coupon and you can play with cart for under $30 even on weekend mornings! If you enjoy old school design, roller coaster greens and natural routing you'll love this place....it requires strategic shot making. The par 3 7th hole is one of the best designed par 3's you'll ever experience if you never played here before. If there ever was a place for a historic renovation this is it - trees on the 1st and 10th cover up the mounding/grass traps that the designers were famous for so your tee shots have to be carefully routed to make the dogleg. Several of the greensites have shrunk in size from what they used to be but there are several which have retained size......just imagine what the course looked like in 1926. Several 1/2 par holes which these designers also incorporated in many of their other courses. This course is one of my "hidden" secrets.....I always pull it out of hat at least once or twice a year and my playing partners are never disappointed. A gem in the rough if there ever was one. Small grass range to warm up...bring shag balls. Old school clubhouse, very fair beverage/food prices and very friendly folks. 3.5 stars but I rate as a 4 because the track is so much fun. Heartily recommended.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Top 250 Contributor
Chicago Milwaukee Advisor
First Time Playing

Cant beat feb golf in Wisconsin

Played here in February and it was in a really good condition. Greens were nice layout is interesting with lots of blind shots and dog legs. This course is a nice value for somewhwre to go and play and not worry about the people around you. The staff was super friendly. Nice place for a nice price.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great value.

Probably my 5th time playing this one overall. The course is pretty standard as far as layout and hole design goes. Only a few water-hazards and very few opportunities to lose balls. Beautiful weather. Very much a drive-pitch-putt course for anyone further along in their golf career than a beginner. Unfortunately, I am still pretty bad, so my long drives don't help me that much.

No cart attendant. Beer is cheap at the clubhouse though for beforehand and a the turn. Friendly clubhouse staff and clubhouse dog.

My lakehouse is literally 5 minutes away and for the price ($28 w/cart), this makes for a very enjoyable.weekend afternoon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played

Fun Old School Test

This course is one my best kept secrets. Spring Valley is always worth a play (or four) during the season and this untouched Langford/Moreau design with devilish sloping green sites is just a joy to play. While the conditions are not perfect/pristine this track will challenge your short stick and short game. The greens were micro aerated on Tues 5/3 however they are rolling very true as of 5/6....the downhillers are extremely swift.....and can't wait to get a crack at them later this summer. You always have a breaking putt and sometimes a double or triple breaker! Highly recommend this place if you love the history of the game and golf course design.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course nice prices

Nice course nice prices nice chhhhaalange nice emplyees

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

The course can has room to be a very good course

The course must have a pace person or mentioned to players they should play ready golf

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

A fair test of golf.

We went out as a foursome with a couple of beginner golfers and finished in 4h20m. A fair test of golf. For the money spent, it is well worth it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Terrible customer service

I called the course ahead of time to let them know that I was going to be 10 minutes late for my tee time booked on golfnow.com due to traffic. The guy in the pro shop said I had to drive to the third hole even though no one was teeing off on the first hole.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Pace of play is horrible!

We had 5-somes in front of us with us waiting every shot. Poor tee time management, they basically let people do what ever they want, we could only get 14 holes in before we decided to leave. If you like wearing cut-off shirts then this place is for you!

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great course, will play again!

Very well maintained course with very tough greens. There are no traditional sand-filled bunkers on this course, but grassy "bunkers". Sort of different, but other wise a great course. Fairways, rough, and greens were all in great shape, with the exception of a few minor bad spots on a couple of greens. Nice layout, lots of old trees, and friendly staff. I will definitely play here again, it was a good experience. Note that the course does not have sprinklers, only nature to keep the course green. There has been a lot of rain this year, so everything was fine. I suspect that previous bad condition reviews may have been during a long dry spell.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not worth it

Just an overall bad experience. Staff could have been more pleasant. Course isn't very well maintained. Greens were alright, everything else was like a cow pasture.
Will not go back.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

this course has fair

Staff was not kindly.Some number of hole direction conflict. need direction Sign need that!

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

4 hours to play 9 holes

If you to play 8 hour round this is the course for you. and I quit after 9 holes

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful Course

Very impressed with the course condition. I will definitely be coming back again with me not being a good/avid golfer I was very impressed with the amenities.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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