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4.7
101 Reviews (101)
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.8
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.7
93.8%
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96 out of 101 reviews
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4.7
3 Reviews (3)
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Conditions
4.3
Value
5.0
Layout
4.7
Pace
3.7
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
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4.9
7 Reviews (7)
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Conditions
4.6
Value
5.0
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.0
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4.9
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5.0
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7 out of 7 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7158 yards
Slope 133
Rating 73.5

Owned and operated by the Byron Forest Preserve District, Prairieview Golf Course sits on a scenic stretch of land that overlooks the Rock River. The layout will test different skills with plenty of variety, offering both open, links-style holes and tight, tree-lined holes. The design takes advantage of the rolling terrain, incorporating the varying elevations into the large and undulating greens. The breaks can make the greens hard to read and they're made even more challenging by more than 60 bunkers strategically places along the borders. There are also water hazards in the form of ponds and a meandering stream that come into play on five holes. In addition to the course, there is also a 15-acre practice facility with a driving range, two putting greens, and chipping and pitching greens with two bunkers.

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Course Details

Year Built 1992
Fairways Bent
Greens Bent
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31
Architect William J. Spear

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $16
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes - $3

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.7
101 Reviews (101)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
Watching the Game 9
19th Hole Scenic Views 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 14
Elevation Changes 13
Undulating Greens 12
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 12
Locals 12
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 12
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 16

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

This course is awesome

Great people great layout great service great value. Highly recommend

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Hot weather
Used cart

Course is well maintained

Enjoyable experience for a great Golf Now price. (Half the normal)_ Course is in great shape and very friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Not a bad Sunday

First time I had played here in years definitely lost a lot of trees but the layout still holds up you can now get away with some offline shots on the harder holes. greens were a bit shaggier than I remember but they rolled well just looked a bit starved in spots which may be why they were a bit longer. We played on a Sunday afternoon and with how busy it was found it weird there was no starter no big deal but also saw no ranger which on a weekend is a bold play by hole 3 we were right on the group ahead of us with a group right behind us and so on. I felt bad for the group in front of us a father and his two sons who kept up with the group ahead of them but we had one group that was a couple of groups ahead of us that had everything backed up. A starter could have helped space groups out and a ranger could have helped the pace especially on a hot weekend Beverage cart would have been good to have out for waters and gatorades and such but I understand with Covid they may not have hands free tech to do cards and what not but may be a good investment especially at the very least Friday-Sunday.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 29
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

A treasure

Great looking course in great condition. I really like the well managed prairie grass in the no-mow areas. A challenging and classy course. The best electricity can buy.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Used cart

Very well maintained

This course is in excellent condition, a great value for the money. Located about 40 minutes from my home, but well worth the drive. The whole experience was great, start to finish - I will definitely come back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

April Golf

Great day for Golf, course in good shape after winter. Making some nice upgrades on the cart paths and I'm guessing adding some nice gardens. Love the course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Friendly Clubhouse staff!

Clubhouse staff was very friendly! The new golf pro, Andrew, introduced himself and told me his story about his previous jobs and his thoughts on making an already great facility into an even greater facility! Prior to the round the clubhouse staff gave me a few course layout pointers, and after the round they asked how it went and asked how I shot. I would highly recommend this course to anyone! For just opening a week ago the course was in great shape! Two thumbs up for the club pro and the superintendent! I will be playing this course a lot more this year, well worth the drive for me. If you haven’t played PV yet, you need to!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Slowest round ever

The course is in ok shape. Greens are pretty shaggy and it is an easy layout. Probably the shortest 7000 yards I have ever played. Pace of play was horrendous. On one hole we had 4 groups (4 tee times) with not a Marshall in sight. Spend your money elsewhere. Not worth the money even with a discounted rate.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course was in great shape. Well worth the money. Will be sure to play it again before the season is over

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great place!

The course was in great shape.What a beauty! The vistas, terrain. And if your mind wanders, like mine, it's fun to watch a crop-dusting plane and helicopter as I did today. Staff was friendly. It helps that I got a GolfNow hot deal at 1:18 p.m.

I wondered who designed PV. The late William James Spear! Wouldn't you know it, he also designed another of my area favorites: Marengo Ridge.

Weird City, though. I'm always in awe of those nuclear towers south of the course. PV's carts are powered by who else? Excelon Generation.

By all means, play this beaut.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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