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4.7
121 Reviews (121)
5 Stars
90
4 Stars
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3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
94.0%
Recommend this course
114 out of 121 reviews
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4.6
8 Reviews (8)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
3
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0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
5.0
87.5%
Recommend this course
7 out of 8 reviews
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4.7
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.8
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.9
94.1%
Recommend this course
16 out of 17 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7158 yards
Slope 133
Rating 73.5

Owned and operated by the Byron Forest Preserve District, Prairieview Golf Course sits on a scenic stretch of land that overlooks the Rock River. The layout will test different skills with plenty of variety, offering both open, links-style holes and tight, tree-lined holes. The design takes advantage of the rolling terrain, incorporating the varying elevations into the large and undulating greens. The breaks can make the greens hard to read and they're made even more challenging by more than 60 bunkers strategically places along the borders. There are also water hazards in the form of ponds and a meandering stream that come into play on five holes. In addition to the course, there is also a 15-acre practice facility with a driving range, two putting greens, and chipping and pitching greens with two bunkers.

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Course Details

Year Built 1992
Fairways Bent
Greens Bent
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31
Architect William J. Spear

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $16
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes - $3

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.7
121 Reviews (121)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
Watching the Game 9
19th Hole Scenic Views 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 14
Elevation Changes 13
Undulating Greens 12
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 12
Locals 12
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 12
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 16

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Reviews 52
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Execellent all around

Pleasantly surprised. Course layout and view surrounding were beautiful. Overall course condition was good. Greens speed was average.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very nice course

Very nice course. Played here a couple of times. Staff is very friendly. You will enjoy playing here for sure.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Downstate Illinois Advisor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Playing is believing.

Now I understand why Byron HS golf team is so good and why this golf course is rated so high.
This course's layout is similar to Stonewall Orchard and Thunderhawk. Driving range is an ideal mix of Topgolf and Mistwood.
It's one of the most complete golf course in Illinois with a good amount of elevation change, nice undulating greens, and great practice facility.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 248
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing

Great conditions and great layout

One of the best conditioned courses I played this year. I was not expecting as good of a layout with the big elevation changes on the property.

Price to play late in the season was great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

The Course and staff here are always top notch. Great conditions on a warm October day make for some fun golf

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very Good Track, well-maintained and Friendly Staff

This is a very good course with a somewhat challenging lay-out. The driving range is modern and the practice facility is good. For $36 (weekday) with an electric cart & GPS, it is a fabulous bargain. View of the prairie is fabulous. Will recommend this course to anyone. My hour and a quarter drive to this course was worth it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day to play golf

We had a great round of golf playing Prairie View. The course was in great shape. Greens rolled true but were a little fast. We were a twosome and caught up to some foursomes so there was some waiting on the back nine. Course was busy but if we would have been a foursome I don’t think we would have waited. We will definitely play again. Even with an hour and a half drive it is well worth the trip.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Greens Under Repair

1/2 inch holes no topdressing, watering or rolling with lots of extra sand on massive greens?
Waste of time truly.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

This course is awesome

Great people great layout great service great value. Highly recommend

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course is well maintained

Enjoyable experience for a great Golf Now price. (Half the normal)_ Course is in great shape and very friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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