A view of hole #16 at Ravisloe Country Club
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4.4
738 Reviews (738)
5 Stars
480
4 Stars
199
3 Stars
33
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
11
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
90.0%
Recommend this course
697 out of 738 reviews
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3.8
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.7
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
76.9%
Recommend this course
10 out of 13 reviews
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4.3
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
88.6%
Recommend this course
31 out of 35 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6321 yards
Slope 136
Rating 76.4
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Ravisloe Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1901
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/30
Architect Theodore J. Moreau (1901) Donald Ross (1917) David Esler (2001) James Foulis (1901) Tom Bendelow (1909) Willie Watson (1912)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.4
738 Reviews (738)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 24
Patio Dining 21
19th Hole Specials 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 40
Undulating Greens 29
Narrow Fairways 14
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 30
Locals 26
Walkers 21
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 30
Convenient to the City 26
In the 'Burbs 26

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Reviews 175
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

PACE: There was a full Sunday tee sheet. Despite 10 minute intervals, we waited at least 5 minutes on every tee box.

CONDITIONS: For early October the course was fine. I do agree with the comments below regarding bunker quality. There's not a lot of sand in the bunkers, and they were not in the best shape.
Also, the greens are full of ball marks... repair your ball marks!

STAFF: Very friendly and helpful.

VALUE: Got a deal online, which seemed fair. Their full rate seems to be a bit high given the condition of the course.

LAYOUT: It's a Donald Ross design, so the layout is awesome. Also, IMO the Black (back) tees play further than the yardage on the scorecard. Do consider the hybrid tees.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/13/2023

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We apologize for any inconvenience you experienced with the pace of play and the condition of the bunkers and greens. We appreciate your feedback and will take it into consideration for future improvements.

Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Raving

This is an excellent course. It was finely cut and challenging. You can use all of your clubs.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/09/2023

Thanks so much for your wonderful review, u314163170282. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon. Thanks for choosing Ravisloe Country Club!

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Reviews 13
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bad value, slow & poorly maintained

The group in front of us was taking forever so we requested a ranger, but eventually had to also call the clubhouse to actually get a ranger out there. We were waiting 30 minutes at the turn because these guys were clueless and looking for balls. We had to pull our balls out of the bunkers because most of them were just dirt and unusable. The greens were in rough shape and needed to be rolled. There was no beverage cart either on the course, so we had to wait until the turn. It's absurd this place is $110 to play. Don't waste your money here, right down the road is Calumet Country Club for $30 less and more fun.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/26/2023

We apologize for the negative experience you had at our golf course. We appreciate your feedback and understand your frustrations with the pace of play, the condition of the bunkers and greens, and the lack of a beverage cart. We will take your comments into consideration and work towards improving these areas. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

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Reviews 1
3.0
Previously Played

WAY TOO PRICEY

Not sure what planet people are living on, but this course is not a $90+ course. $50? Sure. That's reasonable. Even the hot deals are absurd. I've played this course many times over the years for $35, and at that price, I'd play it multiple times a year. Whoever is in charge of the pricing needs to see a head doctor.

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Commented on 09/25/2023

We appreciate your feedback and apologize if our pricing did not meet your expectations. We value our customers' opinions and we will take your comments into consideration. Thank you for sharing your experience with us.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Best Public Golf Course

From the beautiful club house to friendly staff to beautifully maintained fairways and greens to decent bar menu, I think Ravisloe is the best public golf course anywhere (excluding resort courses).
I play public courses from CA to NY, Ravisloe quickly hit the top of my favorites list.

P.S. - stop by and say hello to the GM, super nice guy Steve.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/14/2023

Thanks so much for your wonderful review, JamesNYC. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon. Thanks for choosing Ravisloe Country Club!

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

Nostalgia

Amazing history and you can feel the course being 100+ years old. Very cool Donald Ross layout. But it needs some money and work out into it. You can tell slowly declining since it was public in 2009

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/12/2023

Thanks so much for your wonderful review, u000007235905. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon. Thanks for choosing Ravisloe Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 22
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/25/2023

Hello, schuske1. Thank you for visiting us at Ravisloe Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/11/2023

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, u314159998787. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Ravisloe Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disappointing Course Conditions

Bunkers were hit or miss on having any amount of playable sand. Greens were pretty beat up from ball marks. Overall the ground was pretty hard and extremely difficult to get a club underneath anything not in the fairway.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/11/2023

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced with our bunkers and greens. We appreciate your feedback and will strive to improve these areas in the future.

Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice day , but a five hour round was a disappointment

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/12/2023

Thanks so much for your wonderful review, schuske1. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon. Thanks for choosing Ravisloe Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

HIdden Jewel

Played Ravisloe CC for the first time, and I'd have to say it lived up to the reviews. Given it's been around quite a while, the course more than stands up to its newer competitors with the beautiful tree-lined fairways and many well-placed bunkers. All in all, challenging but fair. The course and clubhouse have a cool historic vibe, and the staff was very friendly and informative about the course's history and layout. Will definitely play again, and certainly recommend to others.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/12/2023

Thanks so much for your wonderful review, u000007905397. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon. Thanks for choosing Ravisloe Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/11/2023

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, MARISAKAWA. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Ravisloe Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 46
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course needs money infusion

Have to be careful driving to clubhouse because you drive thru the 10th hole fairway…
Staff was great & so are golf carts with gps.
For the cost of a round I expected much better layout and condition of the course. Old ball cleaners and most didn’t have soap/water and towels where missing or half torn. Some bunkers had little sand.
Sadly it’s a 1 & done experience to golf at Ravisloe

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/21/2023

We appreciate your feedback and apologize for any inconvenience you experienced while driving to the clubhouse. Thank you for your kind words about our staff and golf carts. We will take note of your comments regarding the course layout and condition to improve our facilities. Thank you for taking the time to review our business.

Played On
Reviews 26
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 08/03/2023

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, u000006368625. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Ravisloe Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 6
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
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Commented on 07/31/2023

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, u314159998787. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Ravisloe Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/24/2023

Pace of play was just way too slow. Tee’d off before 9am and was on the course almost 5 hours. For a relatively short course, should be around in 4 hours 15, MAX. Didn’t see a ranger the whole day.

Course was in okay shape. Greens were kind of beat up and at some point hope they are able to redo some of the areas around cart paths.

Otherwise, enjoy playing this track.

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Commented on 07/24/2023

Hi,
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 Ravisloe Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Commented on 07/21/2023

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences.Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Ravisloe Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 61
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/20/2023

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 Ravisloe Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Yesterday I played Ravisloe CC a Donald Ross designed course (now public) in Homewood. After all the rain this week I thought fairways, traps and greens were in very good shape. Relative to previous years trend there is now in the right direction and I considered it well maintained. I am definitely going to do it again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/17/2023

Thanks so much for your wonderful review, schuske1. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon. Thanks for choosing Ravisloe Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/17/2023

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 Ravisloe Country Club!

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