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3.7
195 Reviews (195)
5 Stars
39
4 Stars
79
3 Stars
41
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
16
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.5
78.5%
Recommend this course
144 out of 195 reviews
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3.4
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.5
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.2
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
3.5
61.5%
Recommend this course
8 out of 13 reviews
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3.6
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
3.8
81.2%
Recommend this course
26 out of 32 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6745 yards
Slope 134
Rating 72.4
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Orchard Valley Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6745 yards 72.4 134
Blue 72 6358 yards 70.6 130
White 72 5861 yards 68.2 124
White (W) 72 5861 yards 73.9 131
Red 72 5162 yards 70.1 108
Red (W) 72 5162 yards 70.0 123
Scorecard for Orchard Valley
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 18 6 10 4 14 16 12 8 2 17 5 13 1 11 15 3 7 9
Par 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 36 4 5 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1993
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/15
Architect Ken Kavanaugh (1993) Bob Lohmann

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

3.7
195 Reviews (195)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 21
Patio Dining 13
Dinner 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 35
Bunkers 31
Forced Carries 24
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 23
Locals 20
Entertaining Clients 6
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 34
Worth the Drive 12

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4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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4.0
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Previously Played

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
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Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Worst experience

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

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

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
2.0

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

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Disappointing

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

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

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. .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

What Happened???

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.

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

Good for value

Course was in good shape for late October...good condition and competitive price

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

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

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

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love the layout

An exciting and fun course to play, loads of character and nice scenery. I always enjoy this fine test of golf.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Extremely disorganized

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.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
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