Vernon Hills Golf Course in Vernon Hills, Illinois, USA | GolfPass
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4.0
100 Reviews (100)
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
46
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
89.9%
Recommend this course
87 out of 100 reviews
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4.1
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
94.1%
Recommend this course
16 out of 17 reviews
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4.0
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
88.0%
Recommend this course
22 out of 25 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 34
Length 2836 yards
Slope 120
Rating 34.2
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Course Details

Year Built 1979
Fairways Bluegrass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ken Killian Dick Nugent (1996) Dick Nugent (1979)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $10
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Shirts and shoes at all times.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.0
100 Reviews (100)
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Reviews 4
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Love this course!

Great 9 hole course. Forces you to get better at fighting out of tree lines and sand. Love the bar too.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice 9-hole municipal course

A creek runs thru 6 of the 9-holes. Pace of play was good for a Friday 10:40a tee time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Played On
Reviews 9
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice 99 Hole Course

Pace of play was good. Greens in excellent shape. Fairways average to good. Rough is playable for average golfer.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Just not a great course

Course wasn’t in great shape today, not surprising given the rain we’ve gotten over the past week.

I’ve played this course about 5 or 6 times now and I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s just not a very well designed course. A good golf course should reward good golf, but VHGC does not do that. The wide creek that runs through the course is in the landing zone on about 3 holes, requiring either a 250+ yard drive, or a layup leaving a 200+ yard approach shot to small greens. That’s not fair golf IMO, especially for the average muni player. The 6th is also a good example of poor design. Unless you hit your drive to the extreme left side of the fairway, and at least 240+ yards there are two trees in your line to the green so that your second shot requires a tight hook to access the green.

All in all, not a course that I’m likely to play again, especially considering the plethora of good public golf in the area.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Solid

Solid muni, nothing fancy about it but course was in great shape for the price point. I walked it for 17 bucks, fun little layout. Traps well maintained. Greens rolled fine.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Not a bad 9-hole

The bunkers and greens are challenging; more difficult than your average golf course. It’s a good place to dial in your irons, but not many holes where you can hit driver. It’s pretty cramped, but for 9 holes, I suppose that’s to be expected.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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