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4.5
109 Reviews (109)
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
52
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
93.9%
Recommend this course
100 out of 109 reviews
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4.7
9 Reviews (9)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
88.9%
Recommend this course
8 out of 9 reviews
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4.5
26 Reviews (26)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.2%
Recommend this course
25 out of 26 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6726 yards
Slope 132
Rating 72.2
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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 - $20
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lockers, Locker Rooms

Reviews

4.5
109 Reviews (109)

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
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Played On
Reviews 49
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Bring your putting game!

First time. Terrible start. But course is shaped well. You have to bring your shots out of the bag. Once you complete getting on to the green, now the fun begins. It was 84 degrees and no rain a few dayys prior. NASCAR fast. If I wasn't puttng down a slope, I was putting up a nice climb, but don't hit it too hard! Nice course. I walked it. I would suggest playing at this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Fun round

First time playing this course. I really enjoyed my time. People were very nice and although the course was packed, everyone seemed to be mindful on pace of play. Even the the 4 soccer moms in front of us who zipped right along. Impressive!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Top 10 public in Chicagoland

We played our first round ever at Sunset Valley and loved every minute of it. The greens are fairly quick with a lot of breaks. They are undulating without being tricked up. The variety of the holes is outstanding. Long par 4 and 5’a, shorter holes too. The par 3’s allow you to hit different clubs. Miss a green and you will have a challenging chip or pitch. The only thing that is negative is lack of a driving range. The breakfast sandwich at the turn and the post round brat were tasty. This is definitely a must play!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Slow at Twilight

Course good. Play slow. Crowded. Cart fee should be included. Friendly staff.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fun challenging course

The new design makes it play like a links course with a lot of undulations around the green. Fun track that requires your attention

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Course was in great shape. Except for getting stuck behind some very slow junior golfers on the Front 9, I have zero complaints.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
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
Reviews 4
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
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
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
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Reviews 24
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
Reviews 2
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
Reviews 1
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
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