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4.5
25 Reviews (25)
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.8
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.5
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24 out of 25 reviews
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4.3
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.9
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4.4
10 Reviews (10)
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.9
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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.

Reviews

4.5
25 Reviews (25)
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Played On
Handicap Don't know
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 Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Pine Hills

A decent 9 hole course which we played twice. Lots of leaves and acorns on various holes. Acorns are not good for taking a solid stance and a bit of course maintenance would go a long way. Decent layout and nice people. It was hot with dry areas off the area making for lots of hard pan shots. Drove just short of the 1st green and had a heck of a time finding my ball because of all the leaves just yards from the green. Acorns as mentioned before are a "big" no no when trying to chip, and should be removed.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course

Beautiful course in a quiet setting , it has some challenging holes but over all a fun course. Can't wait to play when the leaves change in the fall it will be absolutely beautiful . Had a great burger after the round . I would put this on my play list again !!

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

Great course

Love the layout of this course. A lot of trees and a creek.

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
4.0
Previously Played

Nice course, the staff is great

I like this course. The holes are a bit short but the greens are small. Huge penalties for going over. (Forest or nasty thick rough behind). Elevation changes and tilted fairways are great. They are great supporters of junior golf. It is priced well. It can get a little backed up on the weekends and league night.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Very nice nine hole course

Got up early and was the first one on the course at 7:30. We did have to content with sprinklers, but I was pleased with the course. Not real difficult, but still fun. The greens are not flat, so guys that try and drive the greens will probably roll off. Very well maintained and the greens rolled fast and true.

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

Excellent course

Nice layout! Not the longest course but challenging with smaller greens.

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