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3.7
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3
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.6
Layout
3.5
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.5
77.2%
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22 out of 28 reviews
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3.6
8 Reviews (8)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
3.4
Layout
3.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
3.8
75.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 8 reviews
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3.7
9 Reviews (9)
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Conditions
4.1
Value
3.6
Layout
3.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
3.9
77.8%
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7 out of 9 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Municipal
Par 31
Length 1955 yards
Slope 94
Rating 29.7

Previously known as Glenview National 9 Golf Club.

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Course Details

Year Built 2001
Greens Bent Grass
Architect Rick Jacobson (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $10
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.7
28 Reviews (28)
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Plays Once a week
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful course

A beautiful, well-maintained, picturesque course. For me it was a little short but if you're not a long hitter It's a Wonderful nine holes. Having said that, I will probably play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Chicago Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Glenview Prairie - Interesting 9-Hole Short Course From Rick Jacobson

The Good: 9-Hole, Par-31 short course designed by local Rick Jacobson, Glenview Prairie is a good option if you only have a couple hours to play or don't have enough cash in your wallet for the adjacent Glen Club. Consisting of 5 Par-3's & 4 relatively short Par 4's, it is in really good shape and the green contours are interesting enough. Nice clubhouse with full bar/restaurant, as well as decent putting green. The staff is nice and do their best to keep the pace of play moving along.

The Bad: Many of the regulars show up unannounced without tee times, which can cause some pace of play issues for someone like me who booked a tee time. At $29 w/ cart for 9-holes on a short course, it is pretty overpriced. The Par 3’s, while nice, are all relatively the same distance. I would have hoped for a couple of longer Par 3’s to mix it up a little bit. No driving range is a bummer.

The Verdict: Glenview Prairie is a solid option for younger players and seniors. It has much of the design charm of a typical Jacobson course, but subdued due to its target audience and length. There are, however, several other traditional length 9-hole courses that are far better for the money.

Best Hole: The Par-4 6th hole is the most interesting drive on the course, which requires a fade around a large fairway bunker & then approach to the most undulating green on the course.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Tune Up Course

We really enjoyed our time on the course. The staff was very friendly! It is a great course to tune up your game, but beware of the high grass that borders the fairways. They love to steal balls! Great value for the money!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Juniors stay away

Took my 3 young kids out for a fun night with Dad on the course. Well turns out that they don't let more then 2 in a cart, fine the 9 year old and the 7 can walk. Oh but wait my 4 year old who is basically there only for the cart will cost another $10. No thanks all in would have cost $86 at 6 o'clock on a Tuesday night. I said no thanks and won't be back ever.
Try growing the game with junior golfers

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

One of the best 9 hole courses around. Great value. Course - tee boxes, fairways, greens well maintained. While it's really best for irons and hybrids, a couple holes will accommodate big hitters. Overall can be challenging for even good players due to narrow fairways, small greens and green guarding bunkers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Well maintained 9 holer

One of best kept 9 hole courses and a couple fun holes long enough for drivers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Slow Play

A young couple was screwing around on the course and backed everything up! The single guy ahead of us walked off the course! There needs to be a golf assistant riding around the course to make sure the pace of play is kept up!
$27.00 for 9 holes of golf is too much for this course, especially if the pace of play is very slow!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Quick,

This executive length course is like the perfect "practice" course to keep you sharp. Rounds are quick with most of the holes being pretty short, but there is still some challenge. Not terribly hard, but there are some deep bunkers, hard doglegs and a bit of water in play. There are carts available but everyone seems to walk. The course is well kept with great greens, staff is friendly and polite (the starter had a slow moment and fished out a ball and came and found us to return it - I mean that is for sure above-and-beyond!) Decent value. Not cheap, but not expensive - especially if you're walking.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good variety of holes.

Short, mid and long drives were available. The course was excellent. Definitely will be coming back.

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

Support Junior Golf

Glenview Prairie Club is an unusually high-quality nine-hole course, a par 31 featuring four par 4s and five par 3s. Unlike many 9-hole layouts, the Prairie Club requires strategy on each hole.. Both fairway and green side bunkers are deep and need to be avoided. There are two double pinned greens, so be careful you shoot the correct one with your rangefinder. Course conditions are generally good. One bad thing is that juniors receive a discount of only two dollars off. Using GolfNow, it cost me $46+ to play with a new 12-year-old golfer. This is the way to grow the game?

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Good Exec 9 with fun and interesting layout

This wound up being a really nice treat to play a round with my 80 y.o. parents who now golf infrequently. Gas carts are available. The staff was very nice. They have 3 nets to hit into instead of a driving range, it certainly works to get your body looser. The layout is 5 par 3s, 4 par 4s. There is enough water to keep your attention on all but 3 holes, nice. There's risk and reward choices, too. A GPS device would be useful, especially given the shared greens for 1/8 and 2/5 and the nearby rough on 6 and 8. The course was very well-maintained. The greens were true and fast. The course seems to be a good course to share a leisurely round with groups with different generations, including the youth. Advanced golfers can try for multiple birdies or even eagles.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Unfriendly Staff

There was a severe thunderstorm that occurred late in the evening and lasted well over an hour. We were 3 holes in when the horn blew and exited the course. Upon discovering that the delay would be over an hour I asked the person in the club house if the course would extend a rain check and he responded as follows: "how many holes did you play". I stated "3 holes". He stated, "no, we don't offer rain checks".
Not sure why he would ask how many holes if that was going to be his response nor do I understand why a rain check was not extended based upon the severity of the storm and the poor condition the course will be in after the storm passed. Furthermore, his overall guest service was poor from his lack of a warm and friendly welcome to the negative manner in which he managed the customers after the storm began.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
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 Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great 9 hole course

This is my go-to course when playing with my 9-year-old. The course is very well maintained and one of the more interesting and challenging 9's around. There are about 3-4 holes where you can use a driver - the rest are iron/wedge range. It is not your typical boring executive 9. It has nice terrain, bunkers and water. There are only 2 shared greens, both are huge and not a problem if you are "sharing" with the other hole in play. Nice course for a nice price!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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