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4.0
67 Reviews (67)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.3
93.5%
Recommend this course
53 out of 67 reviews
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4.2
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
8
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Conditions
3.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.1
94.1%
Recommend this course
16 out of 17 reviews
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4.2
18 Reviews (18)
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Conditions
3.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.2
94.4%
Recommend this course
17 out of 18 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6354 yards
Slope 119
Rating 70.1
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Spring Valley Country Club
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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

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.0
67 Reviews (67)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 9
Seniors 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 7

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5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course!

Beautiful old school course. Lots of hills and trees. Will play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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4.0
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Conditions Excellent
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Conditions Good
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Langford & Moreau layout

Minimal pro shop. No apparel or equipment. Balls,gloves and tees at best. Full service bar and restaurant. Staff is pleasant. No water coolers or bev cart service .
Course was hard and firm on greens and fairways.
For L&M fans, this is similar to Kankakee Elks.
No bunkers but has their design features everywhere.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 2
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Plays Once a week
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4.0
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Previously Played

Can’t beat $34 on a weekend

Good course. No sand. More than just straight boring fairways. I’d play it again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

billy goat

very hilly all kinds of lies you all kinds of shots up hill down hillsideof hill good for learning shots very few flat lies

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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3.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

hills

very hillly some hard holes a ittle water' doglegs mostly hillly

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Layout Excellent
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Pace Excellent
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Reviews 5
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Skill Intermediate
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3.0
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Previously Played

Improvement Needed

When we arrived the girls in the pro shop were confused about charges when one of our number wanted their own cart due to concern for the rest of us as he lives in an area that has been hit with COVID-19 much worse than our rural area. This was solved by one of them taking us to a cart with a plexiglass divider.
We we were preparing to tee off on the first hole we saw a cart close to the weeds on the left side of the fairway. We thought this was a member of the group ahead of us, but it turned out to be someone who works at the golf course. Very strange. It also delayed us in starting our round by about five minutes, backing things up for everyone behind us.
Having played this course only once before, three years ago, many of the hole layouts were confusing. This was exacerbated by the fact the fairways were difficult to determine from the rough.
The greens, however, we're well maintained, fast and unforgiving. Quite the challenge and a unexpected surprise.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Called the pro shop letting them know we were running a little late, still accommodated us and got us on the course. Was super friendly. Played again that following Saturday, again, staff very friendly. And the food was good too in the clubhouse. We will be back again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 316
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played

Awesome Track Awesome Value

Read my previous reviews on this golf course below. How can you go wrong with a $34 w/cart rate at 10am on a Sunday morning....and even get a mid morning weekend tee time?? Greens were in wonderful shape and rolling extremely smoothly. That's really all that matters at Spring Valley with vexing L&M 1920's greenpads. Sure some have lost their size and there's no sand on the course but it's still a tremendous challenge. Highly recommended.

Conditions Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 43
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Played On
Reviews 55
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 150
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Chicago Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Spring Valley CC - Langord + Moreau Hidden Gem at IL/WI Border!

The Good: Spring Valley CC is a public-access Langford + Moreau collaboration just north of the IL/WI border. Much of the original design, other than keeping all of the 65 planned sand traps as grass, has remained in tact over the years and it is one of the most cost-effective golden-age tracks that you can play in the Midwest. L&M are known for blind tee-shots & large grass knolls to add to shot strategy and both are very prevalent. Excellent, tough Par 3’s & good mixture of risk/reward Par 5’s. Good variety of Par 4’s that range from 460-278 yards. Modest in both amenities and conditioning, yet the small, devilish greens are in great shape even despite 4-inches of rain just a few days prior. One of the best values in the state of Wisconsin at under $50 during peak season with cart.

The Bad: Spring Valley’s charm is its old school golf course, not its amenities or pace of play. The fairway conditions were only fair, and tee-boxes were expectedly in pretty rough shape. Limited practice area with small putting green and “bring your own balls” driving range. Given the current Covid-19 situation, there was limited service and no clubhouse open, but I suspect it is a fun, raucous environment when in normal state. I am not a huge fan of blind tee-shots and smallish greens, so a few long Par-4’s with greens the size of a conversion fan were an annoyance.

The Verdict: Fans of Lanford & Moreau’s Lawsonia Links in Green Lake, WI will eat this place for dessert. “Lil’ Links” is a fun track that harkens back to a time when the game was simpler and just about golf, nothing more and nothing less. While I won’t have as high on my “Best in State” lists as some, it’s one of the best ways to spend as little of your hard-earned money in the greater Chicago area as possible.

Best Hole(s): The double punch of the Par-5 4th and the long Par-3 5th hole is dynamite. The 4th is a long, downhill Par-5 with a huge pond in front of green unbeknownst you’re a regular. The 5th is a 230-yard tee-shot with water short and left.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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5.0
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Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
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Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course to play. Challenges all levels. Pin placement crazy locations must bring your A game. The only thing that made this a little bad was the rain the night before. Certain sections only. Staff friendly accommodating to a slight glitch on golf now . Golf had this deal with a cart but something different at the place . Thanks for the cart. My son wants to go back .

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 316
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
Reviews 12
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
Reviews 316
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
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