Buena Vista Golf Course in De Kalb, Illinois, USA | GolfPass
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4.2
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
87.3%
Recommend this course
27 out of 31 reviews
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4.8
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.8
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
12 out of 12 reviews
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4.3
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.8
93.3%
Recommend this course
14 out of 15 reviews
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Holes 9
Type Public
Par 32
Length 2477 yards
Slope 106
Rating 31.7
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Course Details

Year Built 1962
Fairways Blue
Greens Bent
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/15

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Reviews

4.2
31 Reviews (31)
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Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fun affordable park district course

My brother and I play here every week, it’s a fun affordable park district course that offers different ranges of club and shot selection. It’s a great practice course to work some things out. Golfing here during the week is incredibly easy and peaceful but the weekends can get backed up but overall I enjoy myself every time I play

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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 Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice little course

Played with my teenage daughter and son. We had a great time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 34
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 10
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 34
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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nestled Nicely

Great quick 9 course nestled in a residential neighborhood, but far enough away to play freely.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 34
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 34
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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Perfect!!

Some of the greens have a little damage but looks weather related. Otherwise it's a clean course and very easy to follow. Depending on the golfer, 9-holes should take about 2hrs even with a cart.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Course Needs Work

I’ve golfed this course for 4 years now and this year it has really changed. Sand traps have multiple weeds, fairways are full of weeds and clover. Edges of greens are dirt and weeds. Lots of branches down around the course from storms weeks ago. Looks like broken water main on 8 and 9. Some areas blocked off for several weeks now because of it. Staff is super friendly, and that’s what keeps me going back.

Seems like the emphasis is to take care of the other DeKalb course and for whatever reason ignore this course. Sad, used to be a nicely kept course.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 54
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Buena Vista

Course was not busy and in good shape. Pace of play was excellent. Excellent way to spend a Saturday morning.

Conditions Average
Layout Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Great Little 9 Hole Course

I played the course on both a Tuesday and a Thursday. I really enjoyed both rounds. It is not extremely tough but can be challenging. My wife will join me out there next season as she is just getting started yo play and this course is perfect to learn on. Nice people and not expensive.

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