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2.7
541 Reviews (541)
5 Stars
60
4 Stars
176
3 Stars
110
2 Stars
69
1 Stars
126
Conditions
2.4
Value
2.8
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.5
49.4%
Recommend this course
325 out of 541 reviews
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2.3
105 Reviews (105)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
46
Conditions
2.1
Value
2.2
Layout
3.4
Pace
3.4
Amenities
2.4
StaffFriendliness
3.7
37.1%
Recommend this course
39 out of 105 reviews
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2.6
161 Reviews (161)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
35
3 Stars
25
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
62
Conditions
2.3
Value
2.6
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.4
StaffFriendliness
3.8
46.0%
Recommend this course
74 out of 161 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6679 yards
Slope 127
Rating 72.1

Opened in 1929, Old Orchard Country Club has a classic design with challenges that stand up to modern golf courses. Throughout the course, you'll see traces of the site's former use as a farm. Ancient apple trees from the original orchard frame many of the holes. The diverse layout will test you with a variety of different shots but the gently rolling terrain makes for an easy walk. Skill and strategy will be generously rewarded but it's not an overly punishing layout for the high handicapper. Old Orchard's greens play true and fast and they are often flanked with strategically positioned bunkers. A stream wanders through the golf course, coming into play on several holes. Golfers will face a tricky island green on the par-5 seventh hole as well as an almost-island green on the par-4 13th.

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Course Details

Year Built 1929
Greens Rye Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect A. W. Tillinghast (1929)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro No

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

2.7
541 Reviews (541)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 29
Bunkers 23
Forced Carries 12
This course/club is great for:
Locals 43
Walkers 17
Seniors 15
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 19
Near Local Attractions 16
Convenient to the City 13

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Old Orchard Country Club

Interesting layout, course was in poor shape, greens quite slow, very few bunkers with sand, some fairways were in rough shape.

For the money this was not a good value but it was an enjoyable course that has potential if it was kept in decent shape. No idea how they get away with charging $80...conditions were well below a decent muni course. No rangers, pace of play was 5 hours...

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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DOG TRACK!!!!Do not play this course!!!

Sprinklers where running with busted heads and made 4 greens turn into lakes. Totally unputtable and could not put up real scores. Not worth $10 round. Don’t waste your money play somewhere else!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

The last two greens were well maintained!

As we were leaving the course after playing 18 holes, one of my wiseguy golf buddies yelled to some of the course staff who were sitting outside by the clubhouse, "I don't care what the course reviews say, those last two greens were well maintained!" They replied "Well you should write that up in a review!". So here it is. Irony is lost on some people.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Played Old Orchard Country Club for the first time this weekend, and had a very pleasant round. The course offered everything you look for in a public course, friendly staff, smooth fairways, and challenging holes. The pace of play was good, and the fellow golfers on the course all seemed to be having a good time. The island green on the par 5 7th hole was my personal favorite part of the course, and I look forward to playing my next round at Old Orchard in the very near future.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Played Old Orchard Country Club for the first time this weekend, and had a very pleasant round. The course offered everything you look for in a public course, friendly staff, smooth fairways, and challenging holes. The pace of play was good, and the fellow golfers on the course all seemed to be having a good time. The island green on the par 5 7th hole was my personal favorite part of the course, and I look forward to playing my next round at Old Orchard in the very near future.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Enjoyable day

I throughly enjoyed my round at Old Orchard. It was my first time there, and I found the courses conditions to be favorable. Greens were rolled well and were fast, and the fairways were cut well. Staff was very kind and helpful. Clubhouse was clean and comfortable. Will be sure to play another round at Old Orchard soon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Amazing day at Old Orchard

This was my first time playing this course in a couple weeks, the conditions continue to improve week after week. Great greens, the fairways and roughs were cut well. And the staff was very friendly and accommodating. Definitely wont be my last time playing here, planning on getting a tee time for next weekend!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Another great weekend at old orchard

As always I had a great time playing old orchard this weekend. It was my first time there in a few weeks and the conditions of the course continue to improve every time I’m there. The fairways were cut well and the greens were rolling nice. The rough was also well cut, I never had a problem finding my ball. I also always appreciate how kind and helpful the staff is. This definitely will not be my last time playing there this summer and I can’t wait to go back!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not worth the $$$$

Clumps of grass all over lost 3 balls in it dirt patches on greens. Would not go back if it was free. I live 2 miles from course have never played before. Only morning tee time available within 25 miles

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

A complete joke

They have completely let this course go. The fairways are like Rough and the greens are absolutely awful.
We played six holes and were forced off course because of a lighting store and we were refused a rain check

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

"Old "Orchard

the name is correct "Old"
Fairways need to be mowed
Greens were in bad shape
Not very good for the $$

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Watering greens on a prime day and full price?

Arrived at the course and seemed like a very nice layout with nice views. However, as I got into a cart, it did not seem to be fully cleaned and the brakes did not work properly. Not the greatest start to a course that charges 70 dollars on a Sunday at 8:45 AM. This wasn’t really what bothered me the most and I was able to look past it. What drove me to be very disappointed by a full price prime day of the week of golf were the course conditions. Every Tee box was chewed and grass was absent from most of them. In addition, 9 out of 18 holes were absolutely soaked with water at 9 AM with a full course of people playing. Watering systems turned on with a full course of people are out on a prime day? This was the best time to be doing this? The pins and holes had the foam out and were full of water to the brim of the holes. Literally unputtable on 6 of the 9 soaked holes. Walking the green, you could feel the saturation with every step. To top it off, the sprinklers, hoses, and Other course equipment could be found all over every bunker and green side area, not to mention most bunkers were either concrete or fully weed filled. My group paid 70 dollars each to play and putt 9 true holes? I’ve never seen such a disregard for golf patrons on a Sunday morning. When charging that price, a course needs to take into account the conditions. Nice layout, but a shame they treated their course or the patrons this way, when people want to get outside to enjoy a round after not being able to for so long with everything going on. Would never return with this price or the conditions. If conditions at this course improve, I would.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Poor Course - has Potential, just badly maintained

This course could be a beautiful course, however it is poorly maintained. There were large clumps of dried up dead grass clippings on the fairway, roughs were very long, and pooling of water/soppy grounds everywhere. Even plenty of grass clippings left on the green that had to be swept away just to put. I understand that it was hot and had to keep the grass "maintained" just seems like a bad drainage issue. Cart paths are bumpy and riddled with potholes, and plenty of divots to go around. Dead tree branches that have fallen or have been cut off were just sitting right in the rough. Bunkers were more dirt and weeds than actual sand. The cups were filled with water, some had pool noodles to prevent extra touching while others were missing all together.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice

The first time playing this course, our playing partner gave us tips on some holes since he played the day before. Enjoyed ourselves it was a 4 hr round. will go back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Previously Played

Terrible conditions

Great layout, great staff. Terrible terrible condition, it’s shameful

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Old Orchard

Although the course has a pretty nice layout , The condition of the course was really bad. Most of the fairways were full of weeds and dead spots . The greens were patchy and looked like there are some insect problems . Even the fringe around the greens was full of weeds . I had played there once a few years ago and don’t remember it being like this. Hopefully they get it back into nice shape or I think people will stop playing there

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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