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4.2
88 Reviews (88)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
3
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.5
92.3%
Recommend this course
78 out of 88 reviews
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3.7
7 Reviews (7)
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Conditions
3.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
85.7%
Recommend this course
6 out of 7 reviews
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4.1
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
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1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
91.7%
Recommend this course
11 out of 12 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6607 yards
Slope 124
Rating 69.8
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Sun Valley Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6607 yards 69.8 124
White 71 6197 yards 68.1 119
Gold 71 5813 yards
Red (W) 71 5160 yards 68.8 105
Scorecard for Sun Valley Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 69.8/124 416 200 500 453 720 375 180 367 160 3371 428 295 366 191 417 189 525 440 385 3236 6607
White M: 68.1/119 393 175 480 430 710 350 145 337 140 3160 407 270 355 160 395 165 510 415 360 3037 6197
Gold M: 67.3/117 380 160 450 410 571 315 125 317 130 2858 360 258 330 150 375 157 496 375 330 2831 5689
Red W: 68.8/105 366 152 415 350 561 271 110 312 125 2662 333 221 307 95 340 151 429 322 300 2498 5160
Handicap 12 6 8 2 4 10 18 14 16 3 13 11 17 5 15 7 1 9
Par 4 3 5 4 6 4 3 4 3 36 4 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 9 13 3 7 1 15 17 11 5 4 16 6 18 10 12 8 2 14

Course Details

Year Built 1989
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 10/31
Architect Gary Kern (1989)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

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4.2
88 Reviews (88)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 7
Thick Rough 7
Undulating Greens 6
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 9
Locals 8
Advanced Golfers 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 6

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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

Golf

Took my grandson and played 18 holes, great staff, great views of rolling hills, love playing this course with a par 6 number 5 hole.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Great Putting Practice

The greens were excellent and very receptive. The fairways had substantial damage the needs to be repaired. The sand traps were also well maintained. The course has beautiful scenic views and is very peaceful. It requires every club in the bag with its blind tee shots. Also, don't expect a beverage cart. Prepare yourself for the heat at the Pro Shop.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good course getting better

Sun Valley has added zosia fairways to match their PGA quality greens. This course with its picturesque views is a true value and steal to play. The one area that needed some attention were the hard-packed sand traps. Golfers should run to play this super good but getting better course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Long course, tough greens, challenging and beautiful

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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sunvalleygc
Commented On 07/05/2019

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Buggin out/DPG’s

The gnats were horrible here. It is in a more rural setting and I would expect some flys and gnats. I have never experienced anything like this. My wife refused to play halfway through the first hole. I continued playing up to the third tee box. We tried OFF bug spray which was a mistake because these bugs loved it. I wish I was exaggerating, they were in my eyelids, trying to fly up my nose and in my ears. I thought maybe it was just in that beginning area of the course but as I looked out I could see groups in the distance flailing around to shoo them away. Quit after two holes. Told the lady inside we were done. She asked if we tried bug spray and said we should have used a vanilla spray? We payed through a hot deal so I understand her not being able to refund our money.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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sunvalleygc
Commented On 06/17/2019

Thank you for your feedback.The gnats are truly terrible this year, and all the rain we have been getting is making it worse. Unfortunately, there is not much we can do about these pesky bugs, but we have been advising golfers to use vanilla extract to deter the gnats away. For some reason, it has been helping!

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Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Sun Valley Golf

First thing you'll notice is the beautiful views.
The greens are large and VERY well maintained.
The course is tight in several places, requiring a nice drive.
The course is fun to play.
The staff is great.
It's a must play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great views, great pace of play

This course offers some great elevated views of the Missouri landscape. Fall colors are just starting to appear. Pace of play at your leisure as this course is off the main beat and path of most golfers.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course conditions

Course was in great shape only downside was tee boxes weren’t well defined. Quite hilly requires some walking .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Counter hours

The course is in good shape, greens are very nice. This is the best the course has ever been. My only complaint is that they sell 7 am t-times but don’t even arrive till 7. Range balls are terrible.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The course was better than expected

Couldn’t of more pleasantly surprised how nice this course was. Truly a hidden gem

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I love it because you get your money worth back nine is very tuff

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Beautiful course

Great greens and fairways in the Missouri hills along the big river. Lots of wild life and beautiful views. A really fun place to play. Amazing value!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Challenging Course

Course as in great condition as they have had some rain this year. Greens were fantastic and the scenery is always terrific. Great value for the price!

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

tremendous improvement.

I had not played there in quite a while because the course was not in good shape and it was just too long for my senior game.

I was happy to find that the course had improved nearly 100 per cent. The zoysia fairways were fully grown in the tees and greens had improved and the overall care of the course was excellent.

The senior tees that have been added helped but were still too long at almost 5700 yards. I had to move up to the forward tee on some holes to have a chance to get to the green in regulation.

Overall it was a great experience because the stunning views you get from the course of the surrounding hills were finally matched by course conditions. I will be back and will tell friends about the improvement as well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
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 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Excellent Value

The course is in the best shape that I have seen it. Greens were excellent and rolling moderately fast.
Fairways were just right. The rough was a little high but you could still find your ball without much difficulty. A lot of rain lately.
I highly recommend it. I think it's the best value in the area. It's about a 50min. drive for me but worth it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Cut the grass!

I've played this course many times in the last 5 years and we really like playing there close to home and a good value. One of the most important things you can do for a golf course is cut the grass. I do know in hot weather leaving it a little tall is the way to go but when your customers loose balls right in the fairway they aren't going to play the course. I lost a dozen balls within 10 feet of the fairway and that's not right.
Also it's the only course I've seen they let groups play with 5 carts on one round....really it's hard to believe. I understand people are members and they try to play best ball but it's ridiculous. Two cars four people it's a rule on every course we play but not Sun Valleys.
Sorry wish I could give it a better review because we love the course and more yet the people that work there but I can't afford to keep loosing balls and being disappointed we love the game and it's never any fun especially when you hit a beautiful drive and then loose the ball.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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sunvalleygc
Commented On 10/18/2018

Thank you for the review, Randy. Point well taken. We will try to do better. Please try us again.
Kirk

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