Orchard Valley Golf Course
|White (W)||72||5861 yards||73.9||131|
|Red (W)||72||5162 yards||70.0||123|
|Black M: 72.4/138||323||191||376||523||325||163||405||499||470||3275||371||535||165||451||433||343||551||208||413||3470||6745|
|Blue M: 70.9/134||300||168||349||513||306||143||385||483||458||3105||358||475||154||445||414||325||499||185||398||3253||6358|
|White M: 68.6/128 W: 74.2/135||269||153||324||448||283||122||366||465||431||2861||324||447||140||431||379||309||476||147||347||3000||5861|
|Red W: 70.3/127||238||125||262||433||230||102||316||421||374||2501||301||380||122||372||327||277||441||130||311||2661||5162|
Course was in fairly good shape however the greens were slow and bumpy. Probably just due to the recent rain. I think they need some rangers on the course to try to keep people moving.
Be careful of you tee time
There are I am told 72 golf cart available. Had a 3:15 Tee time but there were not carts available. Actually at 3:15, the 2:45 group had yet to go off due to no carts being available. The staff was great, the course is in good shape even with all the rain. The course however needs to be Marshaled, to keep play moving along. The round was a 5 hour round finishing in the dark.
Our tee time was at 3 and they included another guy who works there in our tee time which pushed us back which was already late by 30 mins.
They actually made it look like it was a mistake but I found out that the guy worked there and wanted to play ahead of us and hence we were pushed back.
Will never recommend anyone again
This is a challenging course and holes are different.
I was very disappointed that on a busy, sunny golf day in May the half way house was closed. Had to go all the way to the clubhouse bar on the turn. No staff was available to assist. We had to go find someone to help us. Not well managed from that aspect. I would expect better. This course has gone down hill over the last few years.
Pace of Play was unbearable
Really disappointed to see how overbooked the course is. They ran out of golf carts which is pretty unusual, and the pace was unbearable. There were no rangers out patrolling and the staff was pretty rude about any accommodations for the pace.. Course was not in the shape it usually is either. Most likely played my last round at orchard valley
From the chewed up tee boxes, to the rude employees Orchard Valley was a big disappointment. There are a lot of great golf courses you can play in the Chicago area. This claims to be one but is not.
Wonderful day and course
Course was in very good condition. Staff was terrific. Very nice and playable course with very good risk reward holes. Highly recommended.
Upgrade from previous years reviews
OV is in very nice shape given the amount of play it receives. Early season greens are rolling very smoothly and noticed that sand traps are being maintained a lot better than previous years....decent sand in them.....just wish people would rake them! Lots of water and challenge on this course. Tee boxes are okay - just remember how many rounds this place gets. A big plus are divot filling jugs on the carts....if you're waiting please use them to fill in a few - you'll be paid back in spades by the golfing gods. Range off mats/clubhouse with showers in basement and nice bar/restaurant area with some interesting orange whip selections. Short and long par 4's....pleasant 5 shotters. Interesting greensites as well. OV is a very good value. It does get very crowded on the weekends and 5 plus hour rounds can be the norm however it's an excellent enjoyable choice of track. Highly recommended. Years previous I've given this as low as 3 star....upgrading to 4.25 star plus...$30 value weekday/$40-$45 on weekends.
Early April Golf
This course is in good shape for the the first week of April in the Chicagoland area. Green were excellent..Drains well as it rained off and on prior and during the round before it turned into a great golf day by the back 9 after a noon tee start.. Staff shared rador weather information and shared raincheck policy and offered a later start of needed. Great young lady at the club house. Since I recently moved to the area in 2017, the course and the customer service has me considering Orchard Valley to become my home course. .
Orchard Valley is used to be nice... I used to play this course in a golf league and it was nice. The greens were nice and rolled true and tge tee boxes were clean. Now, tee boxes are shot, greens are in poor condition, bunkers are half mud or gravel, and mowers don't understand golf etiquette to stop tge mower while players are near... Not sure what happened to this nice course.
Good for value
Course was in good shape for late October...good condition and competitive price
Horrible greens this week
The pro shop said they had just aerated the greens, but all the front side greens had a thick layer of sand on them. The crew were dragging the greens, but they had waaayyyy too much sand on the greens and couldn’t work it all in. The putting conditions were horrible that entire side.
this course is in good shape
The greens rolled true and fast, the only. Issue was the tee boxes ,they were a little beat up
Love the layout
An exciting and fun course to play, loads of character and nice scenery. I always enjoy this fine test of golf.
There was an outing on the course, and there was absolutely no hurry among the members of the outing, and there was also high school girls golf playing 9 holes. It was chaotic, and while I'm tempted to say that it is out of the course's control to deal with these slow players, it is within their control to stop accepting reservations if they aren't going to be able to accommodate them on the course. The disorganization was disappointing. I usually enjoy playing here. My "staff friendliness" rating should not be taken to mean there was any disrespect in any way by staff, but it seems to be the best place to address their lack of helpfulness.