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4.5
258 Reviews (258)
5 Stars
158
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
3
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
95.6%
Recommend this course
248 out of 258 reviews
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4.7
38 Reviews (38)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.8
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
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38 out of 38 reviews
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4.6
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
37
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.2%
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6321 yards
Slope 136
Rating 76.4
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black (W) 70 6321 yards 76.4 136
Black 70 6321 yards 70.8 129
Hybrid (W) 70 5861 yards 74.1 131
Hybrid 70 5861 yards 68.9 124
Gold 70 5243 yards 66.1 118
Gold (W) 70 5243 yards 70.8 124
Scorecard for Ravisloe Country Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 70.8/127 W: 76.4/136 395 535 490 181 315 135 203 390 405 3049 395 226 400 550 410 146 390 400 355 3272 6321
Hybrid M: 68.9/124 W: 74.1/131 395 512 490 150 315 135 160 375 335 2867 349 175 360 494 356 146 370 389 355 2994 5861
Gold M: 66.1/118 W: 70.8/124 336 484 417 141 306 122 127 302 329 2564 341 175 301 471 348 103 310 292 338 2679 5243
Handicap 5 1 7 13 9 17 15 11 3 10 16 6 2 4 18 8 12 14
Par 4 5 5 3 4 3 3 4 4 35 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 35 70
Handicap (W) 11 1 3 13 7 17 15 9 5 4 16 12 2 10 18 6 14 8

Course Details

Year Built 1901
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/30
Architect Theodore J. Moreau (1901) Donald Ross (1917) David Esler (2001) James Foulis (1901) Tom Bendelow (1909) Willie Watson (1912)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

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4.5
258 Reviews (258)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 23
Patio Dining 20
19th Hole Specials 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 37
Undulating Greens 26
Narrow Fairways 12
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 29
Locals 24
Seniors 20
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 28
Convenient to the City 26
In the 'Burbs 23

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Conditions Good
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Commented On 07/17/2019

Thank you for the 5-star rating! Be sure to come play again soon.

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Hot weather
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
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Commented On 07/15/2019

Hello, jarosikpark. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon.

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Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 07/17/2019

Thanks for the excellent review! We hope you'll come by for another round soon!

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5.0
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Ddj

Have played this course numerous times. Donald Ross design that won’t disappoint.

The greens were slower than usual however, they played true...

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 07/17/2019

Thank you for your continued loyalty to the course! Be sure to come back soon.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Beautiful

First time playing course, shot an 88. My buddy plays often he shot an 81. The course is beautiful! If I was retired I would play at least twice a week. Friendly staff, well maintained course and the practice putting greens was the same speed as the course greens (crazy, right). Looking to play again in a couple weeks.

Great job Ravisloe!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 07/17/2019

We're glad you had a great first time playing at Ravisloe Country Club! We look forward to you coming back for more!

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Ross gem

Some of the best green complexes I’ve played inChicago.. traps need attention and greens could be faster but overall a true gem

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 07/17/2019

We're honored you consider Ravisloe's green complexes the best in Chicago! Come play again soon.

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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Lov this place

Once again this course didn’t disappoint. Nice variety in par 3’s. Played at a very nice pace for a Sunday morning. I’ll definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 07/18/2019

Thank you for the excellent review! We're glad you always have a seamless experience at Ravisloe Country Club. We look forward to your next round with us.

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5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 07/17/2019

Thank you for the 5-star review! We're glad you had an excellent round with us.

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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 07/05/2019

Hello, welk27. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon.

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Played On
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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 07/17/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Ravisloe Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Staff

Notice the lack of staff at the course. No one to greet you and take your clubs and no one there at the end of your round offering to help. Seems like cut backs there.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 06/19/2019

We are sorry you felt wanting with regards to customer service. We would be happy to discuss this further with you if you give us a call directly at the pro shop. We're glad to see you enjoyed your round with us overall.

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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Challanging Course

The course makes you pay if you are not on the fairway with many thick trees. A few of the holes have a fairly narrow fairway but not overwhelming. Their are sand traps at every green and off many of the fairways to challenge shots.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
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 Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 06/17/2019

Hello, Jeff9665234. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Chicago Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Ravisloe CC - Public Donald Ross Gem w/ Unique Routing & Bunkering

The Good: The site of an original 9-holes designed by Theodore Moreau and finalized by Donald Ross in 1917, Ravisloe was one of the most respected Chicago private clubs for decades until recently going through a David Esler restoration and becoming public during the great recession. As nicely conditioned a public course in the greater Chicago area with beautiful sand bunkers that infiltrate the course and the signature Ross smallish, crowned greens that putt extremely quick and true. Compared to many other courses built in that time, there is excellent variety in the Par 4’s with several blind shots on the tee and some doglegs. Unique routing on the front nine with instances of consecutive Par 5’s and Par 3’s. The stretch of holes of 13-15 is some of the most fun I’ve played in the area. Incredible clubhouse is one of the nicest that I’ve seen for a public facility. Good practice area with small driving range, short game area and putting green. One of the better values in Chicago public golf considering conditions and history. The staff was excellent and gave me a brief history of the club when I mentioned it was my Chicago public golf “Great White Buffalo.” Pace of play was good and on-course service acceptable.

The Bad: The odd routing can cause pace of play issues. Fortunately, we planned in a monsoon for the front nine so it wasn’t very crowed and pass wasn’t a problem. Course isn’t marked extremely well in terms of pin placements and yardages. I don’t mind blind tee shots, but there are a few too many holes in which you drive into an abyss of trees and hope that your ball finds the fairway. I suspect when I play Ravisloe again it won’t be an issue, but a bummer for a first-timer.

The Verdict: Ravisloe is an extremely fair, fun test of golf for all skill levels. Esler apparently did a superb job with the restoration, as I felt like this was a “mini-Skokie” as I was on the grounds. Easily a Top 5-8 public course in all of Chicago golf.

Best Hole(s): I really liked the tough Par-3 7th over water and the spectacular Par 5 13th. The bunkering on the 13th is as visually interesting and intimidating as any hole in the area (sans only the 11th at Black Sheep).

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 06/19/2019

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We're glad you found great value in our golf course, and we are honored you consider us in the Top 5 public Chicago courses. We're glad you decided to try Ravisloe for the first time and we look forward to having you back again soon!

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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Course was in good shape and the staff very accommodating however the traps are the worse I have seen. Traps need more quality sand and less dirt.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 06/18/2019

Thank you for the 5 stars! We will look into your sand traps concern. We hope to see you out on the golf course again soon.

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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great Place for Golf

Years ago this was a private club. MY wife worked there while going to college, so when in Chicago visiting family it is awesome to now be able to play this fantastic course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 06/18/2019

Thank you for the wonderful review! We're glad you always choose to play Ravisloe when in the area.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 06/18/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Ravisloe Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Tight Course

Really good shape considering how much rain Chicago has gotten over the past few months. As is typical for an older Donald Ross, the greens are tiny - a 6 or 7 iron 20 or 30 feet from the pin is typically not in a good spot. Rough is incredibly thick and punishing in late spring/early summer. Greens roll well but, also a Ross feature, there are subtle breaks all over the place, and 5 - 10 footers are tougher than usual. Definitely enjoyed the course, but it probably takes playing a couple of times to understand it - you need to play from the green back, and that's hard to do first time around.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 06/04/2019

Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate your understanding considering the rain the area has had. We hope you'll join us again soon for another round!

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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Gem on the south side!!

Don’t miss this course. The team that took over a couple years back has truly made this into a first class public course in Chicago. Friendly staff and great track. Everyone should make it out here. Plus there is a shuttle from the train so getting there from downtown is easy!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 06/19/2019

Thank you for the 5 stars and the recommendation! We're glad you enjoyed our course staff as well as the convenient location!

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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course!!

I just enjoy this place!! Staff is super friendly, and the course is just a blast to play!! Greens were in great shape as well!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 05/19/2019

Thank you for your excellent review of our golf course and staff! We hope to see you out on the course again soon.

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