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4.7
114 Reviews (114)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.9
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
95.7%
Recommend this course
108 out of 114 reviews
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5.0
1 Reviews (1)
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5.0
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
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4.6
16 Reviews (16)
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
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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
114 Reviews (114)

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 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 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 237
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 25 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
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
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 26
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 2
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
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 77
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Not a bad Sunday

First time I had played here in years definitely lost a lot of trees but the layout still holds up you can now get away with some offline shots on the harder holes. greens were a bit shaggier than I remember but they rolled well just looked a bit starved in spots which may be why they were a bit longer. We played on a Sunday afternoon and with how busy it was found it weird there was no starter no big deal but also saw no ranger which on a weekend is a bold play by hole 3 we were right on the group ahead of us with a group right behind us and so on. I felt bad for the group in front of us a father and his two sons who kept up with the group ahead of them but we had one group that was a couple of groups ahead of us that had everything backed up. A starter could have helped space groups out and a ranger could have helped the pace especially on a hot weekend Beverage cart would have been good to have out for waters and gatorades and such but I understand with Covid they may not have hands free tech to do cards and what not but may be a good investment especially at the very least Friday-Sunday.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A treasure

Great looking course in great condition. I really like the well managed prairie grass in the no-mow areas. A challenging and classy course. The best electricity can buy.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
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 Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Very well maintained

This course is in excellent condition, a great value for the money. Located about 40 minutes from my home, but well worth the drive. The whole experience was great, start to finish - I will definitely come back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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