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4.3
46 Reviews (46)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
96.7%
Recommend this course
45 out of 46 reviews
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4.0
6 Reviews (6)
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Conditions
3.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 6 reviews
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4.0
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.7
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11 out of 11 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6228 yards
Slope 120
Rating 70.0
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Sandy Hollow Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 71 6228 yards 70.0 120
White (W) 71 6228 yards 75.4 129
Red (W) 76 5858 yards 73.3 125
Silver 76 5858 yards 68.3 116
Scorecard for Sandy Hollow
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
White M: 70.0/120 W: 75.4/129 429 334 381 329 368 220 365 139 583 3148 283 127 379 335 391 489 480 191 405 3080 6228
Silver/Red M: 68.3/116 W: 73.3/125 395 327 366 259 353 214 354 126 483 2877 271 116 370 329 368 480 472 182 393 2981 5858
Handicap 5 9 3 11 7 15 13 17 1 14 18 8 12 10 2 4 16 6
Par 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 5 35 4 3 4 4 4 5 5 3 4 36 71

Course Details

Year Built 1930
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Bunker Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

4.3
46 Reviews (46)
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Wet weather

Sandy and damp

Nice course, lost many trees in the last few years, but still puts a premium on keeping the ball in the fairway.

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

Golf

It played so slow it 2 1/2 hours to play 9 holes as I said before the grass is to long that makes slow play. Maybe I will play the county courses. The park district sucks.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Response from Golf Rockford on 05/24/2019:
Thank you for your feedback. We have been battling the weather at all of our courses, trying to keep the grass low. Not only is it hard as it’s growing at an extreme rate, but sometimes we aren’t able to get mowers into areas that really need it. If you would like to discuss this further, please call Ann at 815-966-8727.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather

Fun Course

Lots of players on the front 9. Since most only played 9, the back 9 was wide open and no pressure to keep moving.

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

Golf course

Grass is still to long-makes for slow play-the greens are full of pine needles.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Sandy Hollow Golf Course
Commented On 05/16/2019

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review Sandy Hollow Golf Course. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

This course is a hidden gem . A must play if your in the neighborhood . Staff very friendly . Great scenery . Challenging for all skills. I will play this course again. The price for the course was a steal .

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

Municipal golf as good as it can be

$22 to walk on a Saturday morning. What's not to like? Best breakfast sandwich ever, thanks Linda!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome course

First time player, hope to have many more opportunities. Drove over an hour to get here. Chose this course based on Golf Advisor ratings, 4.5 out of 5. And I was not disappointed. Course was in great shape and beautiful. Challenging but fair. Numerous elevation changes add to the beauty of the course. Staff was very friendly. Played with a friend and we both decided we would definitely come back again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

WHO is controlling number of players in the groups??

I don't get why Sandy Hollow or the Rockford park district is doing making only 2-4 players can sign up on Golf Now tee times. They are ''walking only'' times for crying out loud.. Most of my friends work so I am a single most of the time.. WHAT A JOKE

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Sandy Hollow Golf Course on 09/05/2018:
Hello Mark, thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to review your experience with us, we truly appreciate your feedback and will certainly pass it along to our team. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back to the 5-star experience that you deserve.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course but they need more carts

Booked a tee time through golf now. Did not realize the cost did not include a cart until we checked in. Additional $16.00 per person for a cart. Lesson learned. I do have to say it was a very nice course though and have played here before. Had a good time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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 Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Home course

Sandy Hollow is a public jem. In great shape right now. Greens are rolling great too. Play this coures, you won't be dissapointed!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Amazing customer service from the Golf Pro

The Golf Pro at Sandy Hollow is amazing! She was very attentive and worked so well with our group even throwing in a few jokes. We absolutely loved Ann and the park district could use more people like her!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Two Par 3’s are too long

Otherwise this is a nice public course with great rates. The one problem I noted in the title is that two par 3’s are unreachable in one stroke for the average golfer. One is 225 yards from the regular tees and the other is 191 yards straight uphill so it plays 225 yards.

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

Can't beat the price

$10 walking price, you can't beat it. Easy course to walk. And the staff is1st class.

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
Hot weather
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Course

Nice layout and relatively upscale. Lot of walkers, but not so slow that it affected play. Many long par 4s compared to typical courses in our area. Not much difference between longest and shortest tees. Many mature trees lining the fairways. Beautiful greens with some interesting breaks. Few tricky dog-legs. Would help to have played the course and understand where to position and the roll of the greens. Not a course for beginners.

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