Valley Ridge Golf Course

3.1769470588 3.2 stars from 5 (99)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6183 yards
  • Slope: 117
  • Rating: 69.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6183 yards 69.7 117
White 71 5649 yards 68.2 114
Red (W) 72 5080 yards 72.4 112

Formerly known as Antioch Golf Club.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 99 Reviews
5 stars:
15
4 stars:
36
3 stars:
25
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

72 out of 98 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for locals seniors beginners   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes narrow fairways   Great for drinks  

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Reviews


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000007351608's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2019

Reviewed on

We played after a few days of rain causing a lot of flooded areas. Some of the areas were unplayable because they could not be cut. I would try it again during a dry period to see if it was any better. I think they’re trying for improvement but not there yet.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Fun round"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in the best condition since I have played it. A bit dry but I am sure that is based on the weather.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"I’ve never written a bad review before but..."


jrwagner42's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Simply this course is the worst course that I’ve played in northern Illinois. Not only is the layout brutal, but the actual design and maintenance is equally terrible. There are a handful of good holes, but they don’t come close to redeeming the course as a whole. Even with the price, anywhere is better than here.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Very Wet"


Richard3024668's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Unfortunately with all the rain and mud it was cart path only, even the cart paths were wet and muddy. All in all I liked the course $14 with a cart couldn't beat that. No ranger to keep pace of play moving. We teed off the group in front of us was 2 holes ahead of us and we caught up to them, they wouldn't let us play through not even when I drove my ball into them and the pro or whoever was in the pro shop was a Jag.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Sad & soggy course"


u372576328's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very wet & soggy but the real issue is the fact that they weren’t doing anything to address this or fix this issue. Very unhappy & displeased.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Getting Better"


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

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

Reviewed on

Since ownership has changed hands the course condition has gotten better The fairways could be in a little better shape, but other than that, course played well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable!"


afleetalex7's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I was a little worried when I booked this course just on previous reviews. However, it was a pleasant surprise. Still needs a little more care like others have said but I enjoyed the course. Some short par 4's that you can score on with some other holes that are tight and have water in play. I recommend this course to other's and for sure will be back to play it again. Good job!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"not bad but not great"


GreggRosenthal's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course was decent but some bumpy and bad spots on greens. Tight back none for sure but greens could be a little better. all they need to do is topdress them some and repair the bad spots. I know as took care of golf courses for over 18 years myself.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Don’t miss Antioch"


u00000689641's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendly staff, well mowed, nice to see new hole locations, could use more sand in bunkers. Seems like it’s only going to get better and better with new owner.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



ivskoullos's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the greens were filthy, a couple of them were unputable! the overall condition of the course has tremendously declined over the years. When I first played there it had some of the best greens for a municipal course.. sad to see


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 01/18/2019

Just wanting to offer you a free round on us if you return for 2019. I am the new GM of the course and a PGA professional. Under our new ownership the course did see a vast improvement toward the middle and later part of the season, we will continue that this year with better turf conditions.


"Sad condition"


philhess47's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course itself was in very poorc condition. Yes boxes and fairways had not been watered in a long time. One of our biggest challenges was getting out tees into the ground without breaking them. Quite a drastic change from last year. I have earned several friends about the current conditions and to find other courses to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 04/03/2018

Golf Visions ran the course last year and ran it on a skeleton crew. They did nothing to improve the course. Quite sad. Valley Ridge is under new ownership this year. Hopefully it gets turned around!!!


"Worth the money"


jmilkie's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was friendly. Very small putting/chipping area. Fun layout throughout the town, although the course itself wasn't in great shape. Greens had dirt patches and crevices on almost every hole, fairways were very iffy with some spots being entirely dirt. Tee boxes pretty torn up. For the value and pace though I'd play again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Forejazz1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One guy doing everything from pulling up the carts to running the pro shop and bar/restaurant. I give him kudos. I understand the course was recently taken over by Golf Vision. They have a lot of work to do. Most greens had "disease" or some sort of rough patches you had to putt through. Tee boxes were in poor shape and the ground was rock hard. Bunkers were inconsistent. One hole had two bunkers, one with sand, the other with dirt/gravel. Unfortunately I found myself in the latter. A couple holes had strange layouts. Seemed like the architect had to fit/jam them in to the small piece of land he was given. No water in the ball washers or the water jugs on the tees. Pace of play was great, but only because there was no one there on a beautiful Sunday morning. Only a dozen cars in the lot when we left at 11:30 a.m. Now I know why. Lots to improve on and lot of money to be invested.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



Carlos3142144's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Under golf vision management"


averittm's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not sure how long new management company has been in charge but needs a lot of TLC. Way behind area courses who have taken advantage of a lot of rain this season.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great value"


u3422727's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's a great course to lean on and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"First and only time playing this one"


Iamdiesel18's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Illinois Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I usually browse other reviews on this site before trying out a new course. The reviews for this course are generally bad but I thought I'd play 18 here to judge for myself. I should've listened to the previous reviews...

Pros: Can't beat 15 bucks for 18 holes (walking rate) even if it is at a below average course. The price point is just about right for what you are going to get, which isn't much. The clubhouse and parking lot are nice. Pace of play was great because we were about the only people playing the course on a nice Friday morning. That's about all I have for pros...

Cons: I'll start with the layout of the course. To be frank, whoever designed the course, didn't take walkers or first time players into account. At times it can feel like a maze trying to find your way to the next tee box. Some of the distances from green to the next tee box are a flat out hike. For a shorter course from the tips (6100ish yards), the total distance walked over 18 holes was close to 7 miles for me. The hole design can become repetitive with many short par 4's that really don't require too much thought. Driver or 3 woods all day. There is only one hole which forces you to decide to try and carry a water hazard with driver or lay up with a long iron before the hazard. Tee boxes are a mess of weeds and bare patches already this early in the year. Parts of the greens are diseased and there are numerous unrepaired ball marks and what looked like putter slam marks. Drainage is terrible. Standing water many places and the whole course felt like it was a marshland. Cart paths at some places aren't really worth of even being called a path. I really can only think of two courses that were in worse shape when I played them. Both of them are closed now...

Verdict: I'll just leave it at this...my golfing partner today maybe gets out 10 times a year and he is very generous with his praise of almost every course we go to. Once he was done with 9 holes, he quit for the day. When we were driving back home, he told me that even though the price looked great, it wasn't worth trying to struggle through that course in that type of condition. He politely asked me that we never play that course again.

I'd like to think that I played the course on just a bad day but based on other reviews and the fact that it should be in descent shape at this time of the year but isn't, tells me that this course is a one and done for me.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



jakej51's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"TERRIBLE"


Sdklatt's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

The course itself was very affordable, however, the conditions of the course were pathetic. The rain (from the previous week) may not have helped the course conditions but it seemed as if they hadn't attempted to care of the course in a very long time. The owner or whomever gave me my receipt was very rude and didn't make our experience better. They should look to value their customers more and focus on taking care of their course. Don't waste your money even with the affordable prices they have. In essence, you get what you pay for. 1/5


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



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