Scovill Golf Club

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4.5
44
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
96.9%
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37 out of 44 reviews
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5.0
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5.0
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
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1 out of 1 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 5925
Slope 119
Rating 68.4
Type Public
Editor's Note: Course closed for business in 2017.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 5925 yards 68.4 119
White 71 5255 yards 65.4 112
Gold 71 4832 yards 63.5 107
Green (W) 71 4303 yards 64.5 106
Scorecard for Scovill Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 68.0/115 W: 73.2/121 475 390 165 460 186 365 380 320 117 2858 455 165 270 505 515 416 203 300 238 3067 5925
White M: 65.0/108 420 361 130 392 170 343 296 290 104 2506 381 145 254 464 474 347 168 292 224 2749 5255
Gold M: 63.1/103 W: 67.1/108 410 328 130 382 170 266 286 270 104 2346 318 140 239 338 464 347 158 258 224 2486 4832
Green W: 64.1/102 374 318 113 318 157 256 235 228 90 2089 308 112 229 336 370 269 134 248 208 2214 4303
Handicap 7 1 15 9 13 5 3 11 17 2 18 14 8 4 6 10 12 16
Par 5 4 3 5 3 4 4 4 3 35 4 3 4 5 5 4 3 4 4 36 71

Course Details

Year Built 1922
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dick Nugent (1991) Tom Bendelow (1922)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.5
44

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 7
Drinks 7
Patio Dining 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 10
Narrow Fairways 8
Bunkers 7
This course/club is great for:
Locals 10
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 9
Advanced Golfers 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 11

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Windy weather
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This is an excellant and challenging course for the average player. Unfortunately Decatur Park District has chosen to close this course. They have made a sad decision that will effect the area golfing community for years to come. The other 2 courses in town are not near as accommodating to the average golfers. RIP Scovill Golf Course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

About to Close

The Decatur Park District is closing Scovill this fall. This unique central Illinois course has been there since the 1930s. While many people call it the "goat path" in derogatory terms, those of us who love the unusual aspects of the course call it that name affectionately. It will be missed by many.

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

Love this course and staff

I Love everything about this course and staff everyone is extremely friendly. Always a pleasure of seeing Joe for tips and help

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
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 Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

excellent greens

I been playing this golf course for over 2 years now, and I was amazed that the greens were at it's best this year.

It looked like the green keeper were doing something different this year, but whatever it is, it is perfect. Well manicured greens with every hole, awesome.

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

Construction Superintendent

Great old course. Greens are great. Lots of interesting holes will probably use every ub in your bag

Good mix of par 5s and par3s

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
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Better Hurry

This historic course with elevations and undulations unusual to central Illinois is scheduled to be closed this fall.

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