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3.2
301 Reviews (301)
5 Stars
45
4 Stars
116
3 Stars
64
2 Stars
36
1 Stars
40
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.5
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.1
64.3%
Recommend this course
201 out of 301 reviews
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3.4
96 Reviews (96)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
38
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
12
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.4
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
65.6%
Recommend this course
63 out of 96 reviews
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3.3
117 Reviews (117)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
42
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
13
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.4
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
65.8%
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77 out of 117 reviews
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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
301 Reviews (301)

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 7
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Course has bad Fairways

I have not golfed here in over 10 years. The first thing I noticed is how bad the course is maintained. The main fairway on each hole, except 1, had grass 2 inches high and on the sides of the fairways at least 4 inches. Area around the greens had terrible rough and had bare spots near fringe, when there was fringe. The tee boxes were in sad shape, unlevel and bare spots all around.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/15/2021

We apologize for the conditions of our course and thank you for bringing this to our attention. We had been short staffed for a quite a while, but now have a full grounds crew. We are working on all aspects of the course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed

It's probably been about 10 years since I've golfed Villa Olivia and it was really disappointing. Tee boxes in poor shape, hard to tell the difference between fairway and rough, trees in need of trimming. Won't be back anytime soon.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/14/2021

Hi u314162276623, We apologize for the conditions of our course and thank you for bringing this to our attention. We had been short staffed for a quite a while, but now have a full grounds crew. We are working on all aspects of the course.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/13/2021

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

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/11/2021

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share your favorite part of your experience and what we can do to earn that last star! Thanks for golfing at Villa Olivia Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/05/2021

Hello Donhince,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future to earn that last star!

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 Good
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Commented on 10/05/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314161818061! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Villa Olivia Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Would recommend calling for tee time, price was much cheaper than online. Staff was awesome. Tee boxes were a bit beat up. Fun course

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/04/2021

Hello, u363859444. Thank you for visiting us at Villa Olivia Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

WOW

It’s been a while since I have played this course and man has it gone down hill. Not speaking of the hills on the course. The sand trap sand is hard and full of rocks. Tee box greens are non existent on some holes, and the greens are in major rough shape. For the price we paid on golf now not worth the money at all. Try to avoid if you can, but if you must get the round for the right price.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/04/2021

Hi, u102903426. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We understand your frustration with the greens. Please bear with us as we work diligently to make improvements. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

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Commented on 10/04/2021

Hello, u102903426. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to us at 2522612158 and we will send you some comp greens fees.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

An Enjoyable Day @ Villa Olivia

I had the 1st tee time of the day…..7 am!
The next tee time was @ 8 am!
I had the course to myself
18 holes…..2 hours & 10 minutes…..it doesn’t get any better than that!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/01/2021

Hello, u000006271328. Thanks so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your round at Villa Olivia Country Club. That's what we like to hear! We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 10/01/2021

Hello, u4818920. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Villa Olivia Country Club. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 12
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 Average
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Commented on 09/28/2021

Hi, Golfnut81. 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 Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 11
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/28/2021

Hi, iJRWhzkPwC5e2UYFbe4J. 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 Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Mature course

I played this course many times in my life, the last time was about 15 years ago. It appears that was the last time is was in good shape. The course began in 1926 and at the rate that it has declined it won't make 100 years. So sad since it is a fun layout. I won't go there again unless it is brought back to proper condition. The greens were ok, fairways were mostly weeds cut short. Tee boxes are just raised areas of grass not well cared for. Sand traps, I should have taken pictures. Most haven't had any sand added in a decade. Hard as concrete and loaded with weeds. Water hazards appeared to be turned into swamps for some purpose. It is an embarrassment to the Village of Bartlett Park District. Whomever is in charge of the course needs reeducation or the finances to bring it back unless they are planning to sell it off for more housing. Sad.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/05/2021

We apologize for the conditions of our course and thank you for bringing this to our attention. We had been short staffed for a quite a while, but now have a full grounds crew. We are working on all aspects of the course.

Played On
Reviews 5
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 09/20/2021

Hello, u314159300734. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We would love to know how we can earn those last two stars next time! Thanks for playing Villa Olivia Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Needs a lot of upkeep

Dirt and dead patches of weeds are on every tee.
Lots of dried out patches on the fairways.
Dirt and rocks in the traps - not sand.

On the upside - a number of tight fairways offer some challenging shots. Nice contours on fairways and greens and the greens were in nice condition.

For the money, a decent experience.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/20/2021

Hi, u740707236! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Villa Olivia Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 57
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/17/2021

Hello bera55ron,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future to earn that last star!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoy playing course - some tee boxes need water - hard to get tee in ground

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/16/2021

Hello, u314162128448. Thank you for visiting us at Villa Olivia Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/16/2021

Hi, lg2gwabstant. We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Villa Olivia Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golfing….not Skiing!

We were the first group on course today. Played 18 holes in about 3 hours! The course isn’t in the greatest shape….but we’re not members of the PGA either! Had an enjoyable round today!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/15/2021

Hello, u000006271328. Thank you for visiting us at Villa Olivia Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Owners and managers should be embarrassed!

It's obvious the owners put no effort into keeping this course nice. The fairways are burnt out, the tee boxes are either weed covered or down to dirt with NO grass on them and so hard that you can't get a tee in, there are many bunkers that are filled with weeds or filled with rocks, and many greens are burnt up with one green (#9) that has a miniature sand bunker that is forming on its own on the high side of the green! This course has been in the past (long past) and could be in the future a very nice course if somebody would start to take care of it properly! This course, in the shape it's in, isn't worth $20.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 09/15/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course. We would like to apologize for your recent experience. We're sorry to hear you were less than satisfied during your round. We pride ourselves on our providing great service and the high-quality standards we maintain. We would like to make things right. Please reach out to our management team at the pro shop. We hope to hear from you soon.

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