Sunset Valley Golf Club
|White (W)||72||5914 yards||70.2||119|
|Red (W)||72||5361 yards||67.1||113|
|Yellow (W)||72||4889 yards||66.9||109|
|Black M: 72.2/132||346||520||391||162||452||160||586||364||375||3356||354||177||521||428||214||407||413||502||354||3370||6726|
|Gray M: 71.5/130||346||494||391||137||452||132||586||345||375||3258||325||177||488||428||192||407||400||502||328||3247||6505|
|Blue M: 70.7/128||325||494||370||137||416||132||540||345||362||3121||325||158||488||406||192||398||400||474||328||3169||6290|
|Teal M: 69.7/126||325||468||370||128||416||123||540||328||362||3060||300||158||463||406||168||398||363||474||322||3052||6112|
|White M: 68.9/124 W: 74.6/135||303||468||355||128||384||123||512||328||350||2951||300||145||463||387||168||364||363||451||322||2963||5914|
|Red W: 71.4/128||292||427||299||107||367||101||455||322||342||2712||261||126||425||352||150||296||326||408||305||2649||5361|
|Gold W: 68.7/122||262||391||290||95||326||88||417||294||315||2478||251||101||401||305||124||270||292||384||283||2411||4889|
Great challenging layout. Fast sloping greens!! Stay below the pins!! Great staff!! Restaurant is outstanding!!
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.
Best greens of any public course in Chicagoland.....conditioning was 10 out of 10....
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Good design, nice maintenance
First time play here,
They build a Good design nice remaintenance.
Course is required good play,
The course was in great shape. We played early and were done in less than 3 hours. All good!
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.
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.