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3.7
68 Reviews (68)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
75.5%
Recommend this course
49 out of 68 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.6
7 Reviews (7)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.6
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
3.9
71.4%
Recommend this course
5 out of 7 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.4
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.5
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
3.7
66.7%
Recommend this course
8 out of 12 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6838 yards
Slope 125
Rating 72.8
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Course Details

Year Built 1920
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/01

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Dress code Shirts must be worn at all times.

Reviews

3.7
68 Reviews (68)

What Golfers Are Saying

This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 7

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Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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Previously Played

Horrible conditions

Course was in horrible shape. Tree crews on holes with huge pile of trees down on fairways. Course allowed 4 groups of 4 off back to back. Waited 45 minutes each hole. NEVER AGAIN

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/09/2020

Hi, thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the conditions of the course are important to us. Please know that we are working to get everything up to par as the current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game, and will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Newman Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great for the price

Really user friendly course. My wife is relatively new to golf and it’s nice that the whole course is mowed a length friendly to mid to high handicappers.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 06/11/2020

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review the course. Please tell us more. The way you have provided your feedback does not offer us any room to grow or change. We encourage you to update your review to fit a more constructive form so we can use your experience to make changes. Thanks for playing Newman Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Newman 5-29-20

Very enjoyable pace of play. Course in good condition

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser

I honesty can’t believe they make someone pay to play at this course. This course was one of the worst golf courses I’ve ever played, period! Peoria Park District should be ashamed.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/14/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1-star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very serious at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Newman Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Newman golf course

Very enjoyable round. Course was not busy. Course is in very good shape. Course is longer than most.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Well worth the money!

Newman is a traditional golf course that challenges the average golfer.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 28
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Newman Value

The greens are in great shape, the best in the area at this time of year. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. Looking forward to the next round here!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Rude and unprofessional

After golfing for 19 years in 14 different states and 3 different countries I have never felt unwanted at a golf course until I arrived at Newman. Our T time was scheduled for 4:26 and the last member of our party arrived in the club house at 4:05. While checking my party in we were immediately scrutinized about our level of play and pace of play. Being told that since I did not look like a professional golfer that there was no way we would finish our 18 holes of golf before the 7 o’clock dead line. Which is where my main complain lies. After reaching the first T at 4:15 PM we sat and waited for the High school team to play one single hole in front of us. The team was allowed to play one hole and one hole only and he just happened to be number 1. Our T time was delayed by 14 minutes and to top it all off We were kicked off the golf course at 6:50 PM with over 45 minutes of safe daylight left.

This experience has solidified my choice of no longer supporting Peoria Park district courses. This is not the first time I have felt disrespected and belittled by a PPD course but this will be the last time.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/23/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1-star and are we are sorry to see that you had a poor customer experience with us. We take single star feedback very serious at our course. Our director, Greg Walker, has been trying to get in touch with you to reconcile this situation. Please reach out to him by email at gwalker@peoriaparks.org or phone at 3096833776. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Newman Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Great Fall Condition

The course was in great fall condition. The leaves were not an issue - they had been mowed and chopped up. The rest of the course - greens, tees, and fairways - were very good. Very nice fall golf! And the staff is first rate!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Newman at it's Best

This is the best I've seen Newman. The tees were the best they have ever been. The rough was the best I have ever seen it. The fairways were excellent. For having been aerified on Monday, the greens were very playable. The trees were trimmed up so you could hit punch shots underneath them. I would seriously consider making Newman my home course again. Greens superintendent Marty O'Brien and his crew deserve a round of applause. Congratulations on a terrific job.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent Course

Course was in excellent condition. Was a perfect day to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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