PrairieView Golf Club - 6th hole
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PrairieView Golf Club - 6th hole
PrairieView Golf Club is owned and operated by the Byron Forest Preserve District. Courtesy of PrairieView G.C.
PrairieView Golf Club - 18th hole
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PrairieView Golf Club - 18th hole
A view of the 18th hole at scenic PrairieView Golf Club in Byron, Illinois. Courtesy of PrairieView G.C.
PrairieView Golf Club - 17th green
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PrairieView Golf Club - 17th green
PrairieView's large, undulating greens are rigorously maintained to guarantee a smooth putting consistency. Courtesy of PrairieView G.C.
PrairieView Golf Club - no. 17
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PrairieView Golf Club - no. 17
A view of the 17th gree at PrairieView Golf Club in Byron, Illinois. Courtesy of PrairieView G.C.
PrairieView Golf Club - 15th hole
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PrairieView Golf Club - 15th hole
PrairieView Golf Club is part of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program. Courtesy of PrairieView G.C.
PrairieView Golf Club - no. 15
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PrairieView Golf Club - no. 15
A view of the 15th hole at PrairieView Golf Club in Byron, Ill. Courtesy of PrairieView G.C.
PrairieView Golf Club - 14th hole
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PrairieView Golf Club - 14th hole
PrairieView Golf Club's 14th hole. Courtesy of PrairieView G.C.
PrairieView Golf Club - 12th hole
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PrairieView Golf Club - 12th hole
PrairieView was second overall on GolfAdvisor.com's 2014 list of the Top 25 Best Value Golf Courses in the U.S. Courtesy of PrairieView G.C.
PrairieView Golf Club - 12th green
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PrairieView Golf Club - 12th green
A view of the 12th green at PrairieView Golf Club in Byron, Ill. Courtesy of PrairieView G.C.
PrairieView Golf Club - 11th green
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PrairieView Golf Club - 11th green
Trees guard the green on no. 11 at PrairieView Golf Club in Byron, Illinois. Courtesy of PrairieView G.C.
PrairieView Golf Club - no. 11 green
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PrairieView Golf Club - no. 11 green
A view of the 11th green at PrairieView Golf Club in Byron, Ill. Courtesy of PrairieView G.C.
PrairieView Golf Course - no. 6
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PrairieView Golf Course - no. 6
A view of the sixth hole at PrairieView Golf Club in Byron, Ill. Courtesy of PrairieView G.C.
PrairieView G.C. - 6th tee
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PrairieView G.C. - 6th tee
This view awaits early morning golfers on the sixth tee at PrairieView G.C. in Byron, Ill. Courtesy of PrairieView G.C.
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PrairieView Golf Club: Scenery, meticulous conditioning and value come together in Byron, Ill.

BYRON, Ill. -- PrairieView Golf Club has a beautiful location that overlooks the Rock River. Since opening in 1992, the course has received several accolades including a four-star rating from Golf Digest and in 2014, GolfAdvisor ranked the course no. 2 overall in their list of the Top 25 Best Value Golf Courses in the U.S.

Owned and operated by the Byron Forest Preserve District, the golf course is part of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program. The layout sprawls across gently rolling hills dappled with native prairie grasses and wildflowers. The landscape lends itself to a variety of holes from some that are tight and tree lined to others that are wide open with a links-style design. It's a challenging but fair test with more than 60 strategically placed bunkers. There are also ponds and streams laced throughout the course that come into play.

PrairieView G.C. is a favorite course among local golfers for the picturesque setting and affordable rates, but also for the meticulous conditions. The large, undulating greens are rigorously maintained to guarantee a smooth putting consistency.

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