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3.2
232 Reviews (232)
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
87
3 Stars
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2 Stars
30
1 Stars
31
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.5
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.8
60.5%
Recommend this course
154 out of 232 reviews
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3.3
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
3
Conditions
2.6
Value
3.4
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
62.5%
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20 out of 32 reviews
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3.1
105 Reviews (105)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
35
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
14
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.4
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
60.0%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 73
Length 6510 yards
Slope 124
Rating 71.3
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The Villa Olivia Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1926
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/15 Closed: 11/15
Architect Tom Bendelow (1926) Dick Nugent (1926) Dick Nugent (1975)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $13
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2015 #24)

Reviews

3.2
232 Reviews (232)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 12
Water Hazards 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 10
Beginners 8
Advanced Golfers 7
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 17

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Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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Previously Played

This Round Reminded Me I Should’ve Stayed Home

Villa has to be the worst golf course in all of Chicagoland. The layout leaves must to be desired and the upkeep is absolutely horrendous. No round here should cost more than $15. It truly is a cow pasture.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/11/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review the course. We take single star feedback very seriously 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 Villa Olivia.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Has potential, but probably won’t come back

Lay out is nice, views are nice. Sand traps have no sand, drinks cart shut down before 2pm despite half way house being closed and over 90 degree temps, play was incredibly slow despite 15 minutes between tee times. No ranger. Long waits at most holes. Could have been fun but wasn’t

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/07/2021

Thank you for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear your experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you will give us another try in the future. Thank you for choosing Villa Olivia.

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Reviews 42
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/04/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Villa Olivia!

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

senior playing 18 holes.

i love playing here. love the course. always looking forward playing here and not to far from where i live. great price for a senior $38

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/03/2021

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Villa Olivia!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/01/2021

We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Villa Olivia. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser

Horrible Condition

The grass in the fairways was super long and very weedy. Pretty much no distinction from the rough. Also the Greens were just horrible. Lots of leaves and things on there which I get, but it was very patchy with sand and other obstacles that made it super frustrating. Also the Tee boxes seemed super uneven and unkept. I’d probably only go back if it was like $30 for 18 holes.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/25/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Villa Olivia. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Terrible

Terrible maintenance. Thought once the park district took over, they might fix it up, but definitely haven’t. Rocks/pebbles on the greens, sand traps are barely even sand, rough is rough. 3-4 holes by the ski area that are ridiculous for their layout. Maybe 4-5 good holes the entire course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 05/21/2021

Thank you for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear your experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you will give us another try in the future. Thank you for choosing Villa Olivia.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0

Terrible conditions

Course is in awful shape. And it’s not just cause COVID. Played there before Covid and still wasn’t great. Rocks/pebbles on the greens, sand traps are rough. Patch of 3-4 ridiculous holes by the ski area. Maybe a total of like 4-5 good holes on the entire course

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 05/24/2021

Thank you for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear your experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you will give us another try in the future. Thank you for choosing Villa Olivia.

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ski and Golf

I have only played 9 holes here earlier. It was such a nice course. Well maintained and super nice people. So fun to see a ski resort and golf course in one. Makes me want to visit in the winter for sure.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/17/2021

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Villa Olivia!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/11/2021

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Villa Olivia!

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Villa Olivia

The staff were awesome. The course is in need of fairway and cart path maintenance.I. Fair to poor shape.
Greens were aerated and not properly sanded so all putts were a guess.should reduce price until more flush and healthy.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 05/11/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Villa Olivia!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ive been playing this course for over 25 years and it was by far the worse course conditions Ive ever played on any course. Bartlett Park District should be embarrassed. It is not worth paying $25.00 let alone $55.00. Wont be back this year!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 05/05/2021

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 seriously 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 Villa Olivia.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Greens are in terrible shape and cant recommend further play until repaired

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 04/29/2021

Thanks for leaving us a review. We appreciate your feedback and we hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/28/2021

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Villa Olivia!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A fun circus, but...a circus

This place was wild.
Saw it for 30 something bucks with a cart, 40 even after fees day of a beautiful Sunday afternoon...yup, I'm gonna check it out.
So I roll up to this place without a ton of time before tee time so I pace into the clubhouse to get my receipt for the starter (pre paid on GolfNow). Guy behind the counter couldn't have been nicer but there's just a weird vibe in that pro shop. Almost nothing for sale (shoes, polos) but whatever I'm not looking for PGA super store selection but it just struck me as odd being in there when the only thing you are offering is bag of tees and $2 random balls on a plate.
So, again...I'm not really there for anything other then a sunny Sunday round of golf..so I head out to the starter..again much like the first guy..really could not have been nicer. But he seemed a bit shook up as an airport traffic controller would like there was a lot in front of him he was coordinating...but then I'd find out throughout my round maybe a total of 6 people on all 18 holes of the course. Again, not upsetting...just...odd.
So the starter asked me to go start on back 9..no problem. So I'm jumping 2 dudes waiting to tee off 10. So I wack my ball short and left and off I go and see ya later boys cuz I might be terrible but I'll play lightning fast if you give me a cart on a wide open beat up course.
So now I get to 11 and stuff STARTS to get hairy. The "path" from hole 10 to 11 I immediately knew I was in for...something, my Lord my intuition was right. 11 was very normal but then you head to 12 and you'll be wishing that you had an ATV and a helmet then vs a golf cart. Now, this place is a skill run in the winter...be weary of that. 12 and 13 are nothing short of a circus. Now, the circus has some allure to me so I can't even say that I disliked it but playing these few holes of golf are similar to the creative directors of Nickeloden "GUTS" given the chance to design a golf course. You're playing on and through the Agro Crag. The rest of the course isn't much to write home about just beat to crap but still pretty decent, can't knock it for it's value. So the main draw here is some crazy elevation changes just make sure you don't eat too much or nothing at all before making that turn on the back 9 and you'll have and enjoyable round. Oh, and when you get done playing the first hole..turn your cart around in a U turn to find hole 2. You will surely drive past the sign for hole 2 which for whatever reason they decided to put on the fairway of hole 1 and not at the end of it. Or you can pass it like I did and the guy that lives off the green there can you directions cuz he's super nice dude who according to him has been telling golfers where the 2nd hole for 17 years.Have fun.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 04/27/2021

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope to see you back soon at Villa Olivia!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Course is improving. Greens are almost healed from aeration. Some tee boxes are a little beat up. Very little play today so we moved right a long. Wind did influence tee shots. Despite aeration greens rolling true.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 04/26/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Villa Olivia!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 04/23/2021

Thanks for leaving us a review! We're glad you enjoyed your time at Villa Olivia and hope you'll come see us again soon.

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