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4.5
93 Reviews (93)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
89.2%
Recommend this course
87 out of 93 reviews
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4.4
7 Reviews (7)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
85.7%
Recommend this course
6 out of 7 reviews
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4.3
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.1
77.8%
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14 out of 18 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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 72 7158 yards 73.5 133
Blue 72 6586 yards 71.5 129
White 72 6103 yards 69.7 125
White (W) 72 6103 yards 75.2 130
Yellow 72 5219 yards 65.5 115
Yellow (W) 72 5219 yards 70.1 119
Scorecard for Prairie View
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.5/133 441 545 375 195 380 565 465 205 395 3566 444 517 369 183 407 550 459 205 458 3592 7158
Blue M: 71.5/129 405 517 335 165 351 538 431 181 379 3302 398 505 344 165 363 518 428 173 390 3284 6586
White M: 69.7/125 W: 75.2/130 381 497 301 143 333 508 407 140 358 3068 358 485 324 144 321 495 398 145 365 3035 6103
Yellow M: 65.5/115 W: 70.1/119 338 412 261 111 295 414 330 92 336 2589 309 429 249 107 317 414 348 132 325 2630 5219
Handicap 7 3 15 17 9 1 5 13 11 6 4 12 18 14 2 8 16 10
Par 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 72

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.

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Reviews

4.5
93 Reviews (93)

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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Handicap 10-14
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5.0
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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
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Layout Excellent
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Conditions Excellent
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5.0
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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
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Pace Excellent
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Prairie view golf course “closed how do I get my refund back 4/27/2019

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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
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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
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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
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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
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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
Hot weather
Used cart

Excellent Value / Excellent Conditioning overall

It's a long drive to Byron from where I live. Always worth getting up before dawn and making the trek to play early morning on weekdays. Greens/Fairways/Roughs at proper length and speed and the bunkers were this day incredibly well maintained and raked. Nary a footprint. The course itself is a wonderful well routed challenge and the back nine is very picturesque with lots of elevation change. Front nine not so much but still a solid test. Water jugs on course and good range/practice facilities. Clubhouse also nice. Enjoyed our quiet in the countryside with views of the Rock River and nuclear plant.

Always a solid 4 star plus experience. Have to downgrade as both times upon arrival the pro shop employee has been a tad surly with us. We've been on time and ready for our tee time in both instances. If you're not a recognized local just be prepared for that. Several of the white tee boxes need of work...tough to find a level non divot stance and it seems to be tradition at this track to just leave or pound your tee into the ground after teeing off.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Disappointed!

Gonna partially chalk this up to recent heavy rains, but after reading excellent reviews about this course, was expecting much more! Signage indicating where the next hole was located was non-existent; in front of the greens was over-watered, so the ball hit soft and nearly plugged often; sand was very hard; and greens were the slowest I have played this year, and two were wet where sprinklers apparently malfunctioned. The highlight for me was the carts, right up until our GPS unit stuck and wouldn't update. At one point we were still 100 yards from the green and the cart locked up, forcing us to back up for 150 yards before we could use the cart in forward again. Staff inside was not friendly, and one of the workers didn't even know where the first tee was. It was sunny and hot on a Sunday afternoon, and they pulled the bev cart by 2 p.m. DID NOT enjoy this golf experience!

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

One of my Favs

Always enjoy my trek out here. I'd play here on a regular basis if it wasn't 70 minutes away.

Course in fine shape.
Staff always friendly.
Not crowded during the week.

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

Beautiful golf course great value

Love playing this course play it multiple times a year , one of the best courses in northern IL and great deals on golf now hot deals too

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Place To Play

A great course to play.
The value for the course is great.
I traveled an hour to get there but the course didn't disappointed me.
It was worth of travel.
Layout is great and fun to play.
Some holes could be challenging but anyone can enjoy the course.
I will go back and play again soon.

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

Bent grass fairways

Great staff, great golf course. Greens in particularly great shape. My best putting round in a long time.

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

And I’m back this way I would play at his golf course again very nice course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome

Play here a lot and enjoy it every time great course great staff.

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