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4.2
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
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3 Stars
2
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1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.5
93.3%
Recommend this course
31 out of 33 reviews
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4.0
8 Reviews (8)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.4
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
87.5%
Recommend this course
7 out of 8 reviews
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4.0
9 Reviews (9)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
88.9%
Recommend this course
8 out of 9 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Semi-Private
Par 35
Length 3132 yards
Slope 121
Rating 35.0

Opened in 1924, Pine Hills Golf Course in Ottawa, Ill. is one of the oldest courses in the area. The course is also distinctive because of its stunning landscape, which is complete with valleys, hills, and bluffs all covered with hundreds of trees. Despite being only a nine-hole layout, it's one of the most formidable rounds of golf you'll find in central Illinois. The design uses many traditional elements but it stands up to modern full-length courses. The terrain provides many of the layout's challenges. Tall pines and giant oak trees line the fairways and the different elevation changes require careful course management, as do the elevated greens. Water also comes into play frequently throughout Pine Hills Golf Course. You're only safe from both trees and water on two holes

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Course Details

Year Built 1924
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Bendelow (1924)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed Soft spikes only
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.2
33 Reviews (33)
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I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

pace very slowwww. at one point 17 players on the same par 4 from tee to green.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great little golf course

Great staff course very nice took extra precautions with covid. Only little problem was a very slow twosome had golfers backup on second nine two holes opened in front of them

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Value with Great Food!

This course has many mature trees. It is great for families with children that are beginning golfers. They have kids tees. The greens are always in good condition.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

If you only have time to play 9 holes

Beautiful 9 hole course. Well maintained , variety of holes uphill on #4 one of the best holes around. Tees for all ages and ability. Great for Ma and Pa and families. Excellent for seniors. Great food and drink area
Yes I would recommend

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome 9 Hole Course

The course is in excellent condition, the greens are in great shape. The greens have slight undulating surface but putt true.
A great value!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun Round

Fun round, great little restaurant excellent food and staff, needs a hot dog/brat bar... though... hidden gem...

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hidden Gem

Awesome little course for all skill levels! Great bar and food... wonderful staff!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Awesome Gem

This course is a great layout, not much trouble with water except on #9 where you have to cross the creek. The greens are in great shape, they roll true with some undulations. Is a fun place to play. It can get a little slow at times but most groups will let you play through.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice golf course

Great course very friendly staff will definitely return

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

This course has great greens

This course plays tight off of the tee box...great greens...if it was 18 holes, it would be a top course in Illinois!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 30
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Friendly neighborhood

Good course 9 hole, twice play looks like 18 hole.
Nice design and view .looks like mountain.
Unexpected but surprise.
Nice neighborhood every body smiling face.
I never forget delicious hamburger .
Value price.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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 Average
Amenities Excellent
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