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3.3
112 Reviews (112)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
9
1 Stars
16
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.9
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.2
Amenities
2.7
64.7%
Recommend this course
81 out of 112 reviews
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2.9
16 Reviews (16)
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0
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3
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Conditions
2.4
Value
3.5
Layout
3.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
1.9
StaffFriendliness
3.8
50.0%
Recommend this course
8 out of 16 reviews
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2.9
17 Reviews (17)
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0
4 Stars
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3 Stars
6
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2
Conditions
2.5
Value
3.6
Layout
3.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
2.1
StaffFriendliness
3.9
52.9%
Recommend this course
9 out of 17 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

Best of Lists

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

Reviews

3.3
112 Reviews (112)

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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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Underrated course.

Tons of great holes and friendly staff. And got a great deal so I would definitely recommend trying out this course!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value but....

Staff was great! $46 online reservation for Sunday if holiday weekend.
Cart shortage?? Only one working unit avaiat our teatime,( lots on repair area), supposed reason was several groups ahead went 1 man per cart. If so that’s something the starter should have controlled.
We did get out 20 min lo

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

Great course layout. Love the hills. Lots of fun

Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Memories

We had not played Villa Olivia for a couple of years because of poor conditions. Decided to try it because we had some good memories from the good young days when we played it often. We were pleasantly surprised that the conditions were much better.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Rough

It was very hard to understand why this course could not cut or maintain tee boxes. Line you were teeing off on your back yard. Course layout is nice could be a very nice course if taken care of. The 18 dollar golf now rate made it a value . I would never pay full price.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Horrible

This course was the worst maintained course I’ve ever played on. Conditions were disgusting. So many weeds in the fairway, it’s hard to call it a fairway. I’ll never play here again, especially at that price. No idea how anyone can call this place a golf course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Cut your grass

The course could be amazing if they invested in a lawnmower. Weeds everywhere, it was incredibly hard to find balls that week all hit barely in the rough. Collectively we lost at least a box of balls. It was a joke to us at the end. They need to invest in weed killer and cut their grass

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

For the time of year the course was ok condition. There is upgrades going on the back nine. Halfway house was open . But not good. For the money and novice player this course is for you. Shot75 second time out this year.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great early season special

First time playing this course - was limited to playing the front 9 - early in sesson before course
conditions would improve - there are some nice -
challenging holes on the front 9 - will need to return when couse is in mid season form

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Not well taken care of...

The course just is not maintained well. Seems like they are trying to extract as much money out of the property as they can and put VERY little back into the course.
There are 3 holes (15,16,17) nicely taken care of, but unfortunately all the other holes are poor (at best).
I would not recommend this course and have no plans to ever stop at this course again unless my car breaks down in front of the property entrance!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
First Time Playing

Decent

Tee boxes are pretty bad. Grass was long and very uneven. Have fun on the par 3s.

Be ready to loose balls if you can hit a fairway on the front 9. Lost a bunch of balls due not not being able to find them in the rough due to length and dandelions.

Other than those issues the course was fun.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Tee boxes

The tee boxes need to be leveled out, always have to find a place to tee off from that is level and not barren of grass

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Don’t expect much

A very average course but usually isn’t too busy, good price and layout is pretty good. Don’t expect a fantastic course and you will enjoy your round.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Poorly maintained

While the round was only $38 on a Sunday morning, Villa Olivia should be ashamed to charge even $1 to play their course. The tee boxes and fairways were as long as the second cut of rough should be at a normal course. The pace of play was extremely slow, with no rangers to be seen. There was no refreshment cart, nor was the halfway house open (on a Sunday at noon). Would never play here again and would advise anyone thinking of playing here to take their money elsewhere.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Chus
Commented On 09/10/2018

Played here last Friday, and I agree with this review 100%. I have never seen tee boxes like this. Tall grass full of weeds, but bare patches as well. They looked like they had not been maintained in at least a month. Tons of bare spots on the greens. On some holes, you can't tell where the fairway ends, and the rough begins. They should be embarrassed to charge $45 per person. $45 for my buddy and I still would have been a ripoff. Many great options in the area. Never need to play here again.

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