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3.1
144 Reviews (144)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
60
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
19
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.5
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.8
61.5%
Recommend this course
101 out of 144 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.3
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.4
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
63.0%
Recommend this course
17 out of 27 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.2
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
3
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.4
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
62.9%
Recommend this course
22 out of 35 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 73
Length 6510 yards
Slope 124
Rating 71.3
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The Villa Olivia Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1926
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/15 Closed: 11/15
Architect Tom Bendelow (1926) Dick Nugent (1926) Dick Nugent (1975)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $13
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2015 #24)

Reviews

3.1
144 Reviews (144)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 12
Water Hazards 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 10
Beginners 8
Advanced Golfers 7
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 17

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Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/10/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Villa Olivia.

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Commented on 08/10/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Villa Olivia.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Save your money.

The good: Course layout is great. Great views and challenging fun holes.
The bad: Entire course needs heavy work. Tee greens are full of old divots. Some are mostly dirt. Fairways are rock hard and dried out. Some fairways your better off landing in the rough. Some greens are completely trashed and dried out with dirt patches. Would be a great course if it was maintained.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/29/2020

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0

Course needs some work on fairways and greens.

Relatively tight course overall. Holes are nearly right next to each other. Fairways and greens had a lot of dry and worn out spots. There are better courses out there for the rates at Villa Olivia.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/27/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Villa Olivia. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good Value

Good value, course is nice, pace of play was good.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/04/2020

Thank you for your review! We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Villa Olivia. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Villa Olivia

Not a $40 dollar course. Burnt greens, could not tell fairways from first cut rough and tee boxes could use work. I would play it again, but probably $25-$30 . Course layout was good and amenities were good

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/24/2020

Thank you for your review! We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Villa Olivia. We hope to have you back again soon.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/13/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Villa Olivia! We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

What happened?

Not sure what happened since the last time i played this course (June 2019) but its in terrible condition !

Overgrown weeds all over, , bunkers with NO sand greens beat up and dried up. The course needs help.

The reason I choose to play here it today was due to the HOT DEAL I found on the internet.

It turned out to be an OK DEAL.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/10/2020

Hi, thank you for taking the time to review us. Unfortunately we have recently had two mowers break down. We are still waiting for new parts to arrive and due to Covid-19 this process has taken longer than we anticipated. We hope to have this issue fixed soon and we hope you give us another try in the near future. Thanks for playing Villa Olivia.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/09/2020

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to review the course. Please tell us more. The way you have provided your feedback does not offer us any room to grow or change. We encourage you to update your review to fit a more constructive form so we can use your experience to make changes. Thanks for playing Villa Olivia!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
3.0
Previously Played

No refund from Golfnow, based on weather

Checked into Villa Olivia at designated tee time at 11:00a on 06/26 (pre-paid through Golfnow) and not able to play due to weather conditions and not able to push back the tee time. The gentlemen at the clubhouse was more than willing to help out, but was limited since I made the reservation with Golfnow. The major problem, is not able to reach out to anyone to rectify the situation.....not sure why it’s so difficult, to talk to a human being.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/01/2020

We appreciate you reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the experience you had during your round. We ask that you contact GolfNow customer service at 1 (800) 767-3574 for clarity. Please have your confirmation number handy. Thank you for playing Villa Olivia. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun Father's Day round

First full 18 holes of 2020. Fun time at Villa. Have played there over 75 times as it's close to home. Easy check in with Covid limitations. Carts and course in good shape. Greens had some rough spots. Halfway house being open was a pleasant surprise. Pace of play was fine.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/26/2020

We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Villa Olivia!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worst Shape I have Ever Seen

This is by far the worst shape I have ever seen on a golf course. The grass wasn't cut. Made it extremely difficult to find your ball even in the fairways. Half the grass was dead. Then the putting greens were mostly sand. Hardly any grass on there and all you saw was deep footprints. Not worth the price I paid to play one bit. I was excited to cause Villa Olivia was always regarded as a nicer upscale place and this course just ruined it for me. Most likely won't go back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/16/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Villa Olivia. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not bad

Played a round here today. Greens were in bad condition. Worst greens I’ve come across this year. The grass was burnt and just overall poor condition. Rough was deep as well. To be fair we had a lot of high winds lately with the storm, so I won’t bash them for some debris out there. Overall neat course lay out, the back 9 is cool with the elevation around the ski hills. I would play here again.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/16/2020

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 05/19/2020

We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Villa Olivia. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice overall course, back 9 is extremely hilly and tiring to walk. Back 9 is also more picturesque and challenging.

Overall unique holes and fun course to golf. Recommend to use a cart

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 05/14/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us! Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to having you back again soon. Villa Olivia thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Supposed to have ports potty in 3 spots. I saw none!!! What if I were female? What if I got diarrhea???REALLY BAD AND STUPID!!! I Will call before i play there again

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/15/2020

Hi, thank you for leaving us a review. Your feedback is important to us. Per Illinois Golf Restrictions there are no outhouses on the course at this time. The clubhouse bathrooms are open for use. We hope you give us another try in the future. Thanks for visiting Villa Olivia.

Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Not Great

The staff was friendly, there are some interesting holes but the course was not in great shape and was not worth the $40 we paid to play it.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/05/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Villa Olivia. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 28
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/04/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. Thank you for choosing Villa Olivia. We would love to know how we can earn those last two stars next time!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Overall good course

Course conditions aren't the greatest with the greens and fairways being a little patchy. Course has good layout and open fairways.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/24/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us! Your feedback is valuable, and we hope to have you back in the near future. Villa Olivia thanks you!

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