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4.4
100 Reviews (100)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
51
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
92.8%
Recommend this course
92 out of 100 reviews
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4.5
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
17 out of 17 reviews
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4.5
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.9
97.0%
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32 out of 33 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6726 yards
Slope 123
Rating 73.1
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Sunset Valley Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1920
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 12/01
Architect Bob Lohmann (1989) Dick Nugent (1977) Jacobson Golf Course Design (2018)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

4.4
100 Reviews (100)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 7
Narrow Fairways 6
Thick Rough 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 16
Walkers 11
Beginners 10
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 15
Convenient to the City 7

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5.0
Previously Played

Nice!!

Great challenging layout. Fast sloping greens!! Stay below the pins!! Great staff!! Restaurant is outstanding!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
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 Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

1st time since renovation

Course in great shape especially after rain of two days prior. Super pace of play at just under 4 hrs. Booked a single tee time and was allowed to join a group 30 min. before my time. Greens had subtle breaks that were a little tricky and hard to read. Gusting high winds also a factor.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great course and great value.

Course is great and outstanding greens. Lots of fun and challenging

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Best greens of any public course in Chicagoland.....conditioning was 10 out of 10....

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

Greens are the best I’ve played in Chicago area

These greens are the best I’ve played on a public course as far as speed and condition and it’s not even close.
They are in terrific shape, the course is good shape overall including bunkers but the fairways are still in the infant stages so the grass in still thin and needs a few more growing seasons.i play mount prospect which has received a number of awards and this course is equal or better with regards to layout and greens.
Still a little pricey but really a nice corse and the best public course on the north shore, play it you won’t be disappointed

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Highland Park Redo

I had last played this course about 10 years ago. I felt that it was average. It has undergone a total redo. The greens are fast and in perfect condition. The clubhouse and personal are great. The layout is not long, but there are an abundance of trees and cross bunkers to keep in challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Sunset Valley

This course is very close to my home. It is in very good condition and offers a good and somewhat challenging layout. Greens were on the slower side but did seem pretty true. Bunkers were very good.
Pace of play was not great. We started about 10 minutes behind and waited on every hole. They seemed pretty busy so, maybe this was an unusual day.
The club house seemed new, very comfortable and the staff couldn't have been nicer.
Probably my biggest criticism is that they are really tight on space and don't have either a driving range or an area to get the feel of their bunkers. They have one large putting green which is used both for putting and chipping. Personally speaking, I'm not a fan of starting a round completely cold. It usually takes me at least two holes before I start to feel like my game gets on track. A driving range to warm up is what it takes for me to tee off on hole #1 and feel like I'm ready to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Best public course in chicago

I will echo all of the positive reviews.

This is a redesign done correctly. The greens are gorgeous and will only get better as they age (hopefully). I've walked and rode while playing, and I'm not sure which I like more. The first hole is challenging, but rewarding, and that is a common occurrence. The front 9 definitely outshines the back 9, but the back 9 is a little harder. The front is a lot more open, whereas the back 9 feels more congested.

My only complaint about the course is the price. It's a little steep. But I guess the point is keep the riff-raff away, which I think was part of the original problem, that caused the re-design. I'd like to see more tournaments (happy the North Shore Amateur is back). The carts are awesome, some of the best in the city. The restaurant and pro-shop are great. The course feels like an upscale course with a upper mid-tier price.

Overall my favorite course near the city.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great challenge from start to finish

Played with a couple of golfers who preferred to play the back tee, big mistake. Will be back to play the blue tee next time. But we enjoyed the game nevertheless because of the great layout and well maintained condition of the golf course. Staff were very friendly and ground rangers very courteous to our group. Highly recommended or all types of golfers.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good design, nice maintenance

First time play here,
They build a Good design nice remaintenance.
Course is required good play,

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fantastic Renovations!

The course was in great shape. We played early and were done in less than 3 hours. All good!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Narrow fairways, tough pin placement, and many sand bunkers made every hole a challenge Plenty of water on sides of fairways or crossing fairways.

Staff very, very nice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great Redesign of an Old Course

The redesign created a modern course with the same layout. Removed useless and overgrown trees replaced with open links style fescue and rolling mounds that make the course FUN and offers multiple options one each shot into and around the greens. Closely cut fairways and grass collecting areas across the course creates for a highly challenging round if you do not place the ball in the right spot. Greens are FAST for a public course with tons of break. They roll true despite being a little thin since the course is so new.

Cons...the people that play the course are MORONS!!! The greens are great REPAIR your Ball Marks!!! The greens are littered with tons of ball marks. If players fix them, the greens would grow in faster and roll even better.

Great course with great future but needs better golfers than the idiots who do not know how to play and repair their ball marks and divots.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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