Villa Olivia Country Club in Bartlett, Illinois, USA | GolfPass
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3.4
376 Reviews (376)
5 Stars
64
4 Stars
143
3 Stars
75
2 Stars
49
1 Stars
45
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.6
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.2
66.7%
Recommend this course
254 out of 376 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.5
68 Reviews (68)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
72.1%
Recommend this course
49 out of 68 reviews
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3.4
117 Reviews (117)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
45
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
12
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.6
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.3
65.8%
Recommend this course
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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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 - $14
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

3.4
376 Reviews (376)

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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3.0
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Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
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4.0
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Conditions Good
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Friendliness Excellent
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4.0
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First Time Playing

Good bang for the buck

It’s not pebble beach but it played nice. Twilight rate was great and pace of play was nice. Course upkeep was an 8/10 but again I feel like I got more than I paid for.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/09/2022

Thanks so much for the great review, EricCMC. We look forward to welcoming you back to our course soon. Thanks for choosing Villa Olivia Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Early is better

Not much traffic on the course when played early
We never caught up to anyone and we played pretty well

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/09/2022

Your feedback is important to us, u9932117. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Villa Olivia Country Club.

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Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/04/2022

Hello, u314162246428. 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!

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Nice to play somewhere a bit different

Overall great time playing here, very interesting course, and I mean that in a good way. It doubles as a skiing facility during the winter (who skis around here?!?! Go to Breckinridge) and the course is laid out around the hills that one would ski on in the winter. You have a lot of elevation change, something we don’t get around here much. The greens were well manicured, the ranger was friendly as heck and would give us pointers on how the course plays. One knock on them… the golf carts were in a pretty sorry state. The parking brake was difficult to get to work; the cart belonging to the twosome I was paired with careened down a hill with no one in it at one point… all was fine, didn’t roll or anything, and it was hilarious, but come on.

Cheap rate on a weekend. Go play here

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/02/2022

Hello, u4136699. 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.

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/01/2022

Hi, bsislow. 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!

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Reviews 22
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Pasture Golf

Course was in poor condition. Fairways mowed to short. Rough is out of control long, even around the green. Grass on tee boxes was sparse. There has been some rain recently but I played a few miles away ln pristine conditions for 7 dollar's more. I suggest you find a golf course and play elsewhere.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/01/2022

Hi, Davidmach,

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.

Your feedback helps us do better. We are looking into this issue and hope to resolve it promptly.

Thank you for visiting Villa Olivia Country Club. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Course is in good condition. Fairways and greens well maintained tee boxes a bit rough. The layout of the course is nice with distance between green and tee. Price is very reasonable.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/29/2022

Hello, Billpl. 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
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Very nice course. The quality of the golf carts wasn't great with poor power of the golf carts.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/25/2022

Hi, u000002917661. Thank you so much for your feedback. We are glad you had enjoyed your time at Villa Olivia Country Club, and pride ourselves on delivering the best experience possible.

We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
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 Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/14/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314160976361! 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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Getting better

I've been playing this course for years and it seems like it's slowly getting better there is definitely room for improvement but for the price you can't beat it around here

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/13/2022

Your feedback is important to us, CullenG. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Villa Olivia Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/12/2022

Hello u851671580. 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 and thanks for choosing Villa Olivia Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course but...

This is the first time I've played the course in 20+ years. The course definitely needs some sprucing up, it is kind of aged and raggedy looking. Fun to play and compared with the course in general, the greens were surprisingly nice and in decent shape.

The course was much nicer back in the day before the park district took it over, its a shame that they don't put more effort in to maintaining the course, it could be so much nicer.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/11/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us, u638080445. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Villa Olivia Country Club, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 4
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Terrible ground work

This is the worst groomer course in all of DuPage County

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/11/2022

Hello, pDBIVQ32ga4lmWh1WiMQ. 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.

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/07/2022

Hello jackpetras,

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 137
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/07/2022

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us, u553934790. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round at Villa Olivia Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Perfect golf course(except sadly no food service)

For the last 2 years the reviews were really bad for Villa Olivia. I never would have ever gone here based on those reviews. But in the last few months the reviews started to say things were getting better at VO. So I booked a foursome on a chance last Sunday and it was the best golf experience in the area I’ve ever had. Front nine are more in line with the area, but the back nine are centered around a ski area. The back nine is like playing in norther Michigan ski/golf clubs.
Really one of a kind for the Chicago area.
They do have great cart service on the course and plenty of bathrooms stationed on the course. Only drawback is the halfway house is closed and that’s a drag when you can’t get something to eat. Needless the greens are perfect and the course is amazingly designed. Staff is really nice too!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/05/2022

Thank you for your review, Rickfritz2010. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Villa Olivia Country Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 94
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Better than expected

The course conditions are not always the best at Villa Olivia so we were happy to find the conditions very good. Also, the weather was perfect but the course wasn't crowded so we played in 3.5 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/05/2022

Thank you for taking the time to review us, owlbrk80. Your feedback is valuable, and we appreciate your business. Villa Olivia Country Club thanks you!

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