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4.0
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3.3
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Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.9
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 34
Length 2836 yards
Slope 120
Rating 34.2
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Vernon Hills Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 34 2836 yards 34.2 120
Red (W) 36 2287 yards 33.4 107
Scorecard for Vernon Hills
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Blue M: 34.2/120 343 331 163 288 418 332 137 415 409 2836 2836
Red W: 33.4/107 305 316 81 274 402 213 104 400 192 2287 2287
Handicap 4 7 6 8 2 5 9 1 3
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 34 34
Handicap (W) 1 4 6 8 2 7 9 3 5

Course Details

Year Built 1979
Fairways Bluegrass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ken Killian Dick Nugent (1996) Dick Nugent (1979)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $10
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Shirts and shoes at all times.

Reviews

3.4
27 Reviews (27)
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Skill Intermediate
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2.0
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Short 9 hole

The greens were ok, fairways ok. Has several holes where their creek runs right through the fairway at 175 to 225 yards.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

I find this course much more interesting to play than most 9 hole courses in the area and has enough challenges to test most golfers. The course was in good shape and would recommend it highly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

bang for the buck

i enjoy that it was a monday and it wasen't crowded this time of year you count on the leaves fallout left or right but not in the middle of the fairway that was my only displasure on a wonderfull day

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

Challenging course

I was very surprised how challenging this 9 hole course turned out to be. Fairly tight, well places bunkers and some water that has a few risk/reward decisions. Course is in good shape and they have a small practice area that allows you to get the tips out of your first drive.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

"Full size" 9 holes was a great value

We booked a great price for 9, not really expecting much,but we're pleasantly surprised what a great value it was- full sized holes (but only9 of 'em) in great shape. Pace a tad slow , but we didn't care. Would highly recommend if you're looking to just play 9 . & on a "real" course .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Chicago Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Vernon Hills Golf Course - 9 Holes

The Good: This northern suburban 9-hole muny has no thrills or frills, but is a decent option if you need a quick 2-hour round. Par 34 layout is a hacker's paradise, except there are no Par 5's to go for broke. Instead there are several demanding, long Par 4's (especially the closing holes). The two Par 3's are the best holes on the course. Fairway conditions are pretty good and greens hold well. Clubhouse is nice for a 9-hole facility with good pro shop. Make sure to stop at the "10th Hole" for some drinks or a burger after the round.

The Bad: Rough and tee-box conditions are to be desired. Amenities are sorely lacking: no driving range (but there a few individual hitting net stations) and a pathetic putting green with two holes. Limited on-course amenities and service. There are several holes that have a crossing creek that either forces the average golfer to try to carry 250 yards or you're forced to hit long iron off almost every tee. A little overpriced for the area at around $30 with cart for 9 holes during off-season.

The Verdict: Vernon Hills is for you if you don't worry about any amenities or experience. It's all about getting a few fun holes in and avoiding the "riff-raff" of an upscale club.

Best Hole: The downhill, short Par 3 #7 is fun. Can range from 3 different clubs with the largest green on the course.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

plays great during weekdays

Good course to walk, freindly staff, good hamburgers
nice cold beers.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great Place to Play Nine

I highly recommend stopping by VHGC (aka The Muni) if you are looking to get a quick nine holes in after work or on a busy weekend. The course is in solid condition and with water on 6 or 7 of the nine holes and narrow/mature fairways, it offers a good challenge for experienced golfers and experience for those still picking up the game. Very good pace of play and the GM and staff are friendly and happy to have you out at the course. The pro shop offers the basics but the food and drink deals are best in the area. Even could be a good go to spot just for a burger and beer in the clubhouse without playing.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Clubhouse Staff is HORRENDOUS

Lord help you if you ever run into the lady who runs the pro shop- The most rude, mean and intimidating, unkind person I've ever met at any course. If you have some sort of deal time, she will make you feel as if you did something wrong. In any event this needs to change. She managed to ruin our whole round by making us wait till the EXACT minute of our tee time even though there wasn't a soul on the course. We ended up rushing the whole round just so we could get out of that place. The course itself is decent, greens are nice, but a few holes that should play as Par 5s, are par 4s, and unnecessarily challenging. Par 3 on the hill is nice. Other than that, I won't be returning to this course, only because I do not want to be face to face with the same lady who seems to be the one running the show. And note to her if she ever reads this: Quit yelling at the poor course dog because of its barking, and excitement to greet the players, he is not doing any harm whatsoever.

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

Greens kept in great shape

Very surprised how challenging this course played. Narrow, a lot of water hazards and excellent greens. Pace of play was also very good. I would Definitely come back

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

Nice 9 hole course

Course was in good shape. Played in just over 2 hours with a foursome.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Average course/below average manager

Vernon Hills Golf Course is a bit pricey for what it offers. It offers a standard lay out with a few decisions to make off the tee with water in play on at least 5 drives. I played with a friend before heading over to Conway Farms for the BMW. It was a convenient location in relation to Conway Farms. (Just 4-5 miles west)

The course was in good shape. Perhaps the thing that has me not to crazy about returning would be the guy in the pro-shop when we arrived. First off, he was extremely rude and he didn't inform us about the girls high school competition teeing off 2-hours after our tee time until we were on the 5th green with about 50-minutes to spare. We weren't too concerned about getting the round in but the way he presented himself was very rude and not inviting. That being said, maybe he was having a bad day, but I won't be returning there to play golf anytime soon.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Looks inviting--from a distance. Up close, this place is better suited for cattle

This could really be an interesting and challenging 9 holer. Traditional muni nature of the layout with tight tree-lined fairways, creeks, ponds, bridges, and fairway bunkers lend a quality of character to this venue. But there are weeds everywhere! They're green, but they're ugly and the fairway landing areas should all be labeled "ground under repair". Only saving feature--the greens, which, though small, are fast, undulating, and tricky, but fair.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

GOOD BEGINEER FOR THE KIDS

NICE COURSE ACTUALLY TOOK SOME PICTURES OF A HAWK THAT WAS SITTING NEXT TO THE FIRST HOLE; IT WAS CHALLENGING ENOUGH FOR AN INTERMEDIATE PLAYER

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Easy course; good confidence booster!

If you are lucky enough you can get through the 9 in less than two hours. The course is kept somewhat well, but its far from a pretty sight (you are not one with nature here). It's also really loud, its right next to a train station that is frequent from 3-7pm. Weigh your options wisely before playing here... but if you want a easy and potentially quick, casual, cheap nine; look no further.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best 9 hole course I ever played

Course has a creek that runs through several holes which always seems to be exactly where your going to hit. Fairways are somewhat narrow which makes it challenging. Great par 3 hole you walk up stairs to the top of a hill to tee off with water between tee and green. Can't wait to play it again! Also club house has great food.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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