Spring Valley Country Club

3.7437529412 3.7 stars from 5 (48)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6354 yards
  • Slope: 119
  • Rating: 70.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Shirt and shoes required
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6354 yards 70.1 119
White 70 5968 yards 68.3 115
Red (W) 70 5135 yards 68.9 113

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 48 Reviews
5 stars:
8
4 stars:
20
3 stars:
12
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

35 out of 48 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for locals seniors   Challenges include undulating greens   Great for drinks  

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"Absolute Best Value in Chicagoland"


HOTSPOTTS's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Illinois Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Read my previous reviews below. Simply put a fun old school test with some vexing green sites. Go to wisconsingolf.com and get a deal. $26 w/cart on weekends with no restrictions. We teed off at 830am on a Sunday and played in a leisurely 330. Welcoming folks and I always get up to Salem at least two or three times a year for a wonderful day. Play it!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Lot's of grass growing"


HOTSPOTTS's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Illinois Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Spring Valley is in the best shape I've seen it in several years with all the rains recently. Normally hard and fast it's playing much longer than it's yardage at the current time. See my reviews below for more information. Excellent value - look for coupons. We had a 930am Saturday tee time for $26 and played in about 420. Outstanding old school awesome green complexes Langford/Moreau design - photos of all five of the Par 3's below - Par 70 with 3 Par 5's. The stretch of holes from 12 thru 17 are formidable. Play this place!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




chaderbox's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"1926 Gem"


HOTSPOTTS's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Illinois Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We were greeted by a rarely seen freshening Eastern breeze for this round and so my appreciation of the course architecture of Langford/Moreau only increased. Many of the holes played entirely different. Spring Valley is playing very hard and fast right now. You have to execute well thought out shots to score here. Greens are in really decent shape rolling well and sure there is funny grass in the fairways and you need a hammer to get your tee in the ground but that's probably the way it was when the course was built over 90 years ago. If you enjoy value (go to golfwisconsin.com for coupons) and old school roller coaster greens I highly recommend this place. I guarantee your short game will get a workout. The prices are right, they have a small grass range (bring some shags) and the folks are always welcoming. You'll have a wonderful day and have money in your pocket to play 3 more rounds of golf - let's say I had a choice between playing Cog #4 and Spring Valley.....I'd play Spring Valley every time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Old School Fun - Great Value!"


HOTSPOTTS's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Illinois Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

An untouched Langford/Moreau gem with nary a sand trap a visit to Spring Valley is like going back in time. While the course conditions are average the course offers great value - search the net and get a coupon and you can play with cart for under $30 even on weekend mornings! If you enjoy old school design, roller coaster greens and natural routing you'll love this place....it requires strategic shot making. The par 3 7th hole is one of the best designed par 3's you'll ever experience if you never played here before. If there ever was a place for a historic renovation this is it - trees on the 1st and 10th cover up the mounding/grass traps that the designers were famous for so your tee shots have to be carefully routed to make the dogleg. Several of the greensites have shrunk in size from what they used to be but there are several which have retained size......just imagine what the course looked like in 1926. Several 1/2 par holes which these designers also incorporated in many of their other courses. This course is one of my "hidden" secrets.....I always pull it out of hat at least once or twice a year and my playing partners are never disappointed. A gem in the rough if there ever was one. Small grass range to warm up...bring shag balls. Old school clubhouse, very fair beverage/food prices and very friendly folks. 3.5 stars but I rate as a 4 because the track is so much fun. Heartily recommended.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Cant beat feb golf in Wisconsin"


dahlryan's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Chicago-Milwaukee Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played here in February and it was in a really good condition. Greens were nice layout is interesting with lots of blind shots and dog legs. This course is a nice value for somewhwre to go and play and not worry about the people around you. The staff was super friendly. Nice place for a nice price.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great value."


pjdwyer's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Probably my 5th time playing this one overall. The course is pretty standard as far as layout and hole design goes. Only a few water-hazards and very few opportunities to lose balls. Beautiful weather. Very much a drive-pitch-putt course for anyone further along in their golf career than a beginner. Unfortunately, I am still pretty bad, so my long drives don't help me that much.

No cart attendant. Beer is cheap at the clubhouse though for beforehand and a the turn. Friendly clubhouse staff and clubhouse dog.

My lakehouse is literally 5 minutes away and for the price ($28 w/cart), this makes for a very enjoyable.weekend afternoon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Fun Old School Test"


HOTSPOTTS's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Illinois Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course is one my best kept secrets. Spring Valley is always worth a play (or four) during the season and this untouched Langford/Moreau design with devilish sloping green sites is just a joy to play. While the conditions are not perfect/pristine this track will challenge your short stick and short game. The greens were micro aerated on Tues 5/3 however they are rolling very true as of 5/6....the downhillers are extremely swift.....and can't wait to get a crack at them later this summer. You always have a breaking putt and sometimes a double or triple breaker! Highly recommend this place if you love the history of the game and golf course design.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice course nice prices"


Geezus9504's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course nice prices nice chhhhaalange nice emplyees


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The course can has room to be a very good course"


Kakoute's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course must have a pace person or mentioned to players they should play ready golf


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A fair test of golf."


u156036790's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We went out as a foursome with a couple of beginner golfers and finished in 4h20m. A fair test of golf. For the money spent, it is well worth it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Terrible customer service"


kjolson9359's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I called the course ahead of time to let them know that I was going to be 10 minutes late for my tee time booked on golfnow.com due to traffic. The guy in the pro shop said I had to drive to the third hole even though no one was teeing off on the first hole.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Pace of play is horrible!"


Dustin1497584's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

We had 5-somes in front of us with us waiting every shot. Poor tee time management, they basically let people do what ever they want, we could only get 14 holes in before we decided to leave. If you like wearing cut-off shirts then this place is for you!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Great course, will play again!"


Pete6902573's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very well maintained course with very tough greens. There are no traditional sand-filled bunkers on this course, but grassy "bunkers". Sort of different, but other wise a great course. Fairways, rough, and greens were all in great shape, with the exception of a few minor bad spots on a couple of greens. Nice layout, lots of old trees, and friendly staff. I will definitely play here again, it was a good experience. Note that the course does not have sprinklers, only nature to keep the course green. There has been a lot of rain this year, so everything was fine. I suspect that previous bad condition reviews may have been during a long dry spell.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not worth it"


Keith4465736's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Just an overall bad experience. Staff could have been more pleasant. Course isn't very well maintained. Greens were alright, everything else was like a cow pasture.
Will not go back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"this course has fair"


gwanghkwon's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was not kindly.Some number of hole direction conflict. need direction Sign need that!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"4 hours to play 9 holes"


robgiess's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

If you to play 8 hour round this is the course for you. and I quit after 9 holes


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Beautiful Course"


SJR1976's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Twice a year

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very impressed with the course condition. I will definitely be coming back again with me not being a good/avid golfer I was very impressed with the amenities.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Rating"


Jim8493013's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a good test of a golfers skills. I think the overall rating ie slope etc is very deceiving


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"spring at spring valley"


warrenheltsley's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course is in good shape. Fairways good and greens better than average. Will definitely return.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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