Orchard Valley Golf Course, is an 18 hole par 72 championship layout open to the public. It plays to 6,800 yards from the longest of it's four sets of tees. Orchard Valley offers an appropriate challenge to all skill levels.
The course has an outstanding and comprehensive practice center features a full service driving range.
Golf Digest Magazine as awarded Orchard Valley a four 1/2 star designation. The 15,000 square foot clubhouse features a full service restaurant. The Orchard Valley Golf Shop features has been named one of America's top 100 green grass golf shops.
The 6,800 yard course features a mixed blend of challenges to include: wetlands, lakes, roughs, bunkers, hollows and waterfalls. The holes vary in length and difficulty from the shortest par 3, 163 yards, to a par 5, 551 yards.
For the lower handicapped player, these elements will offer a truly challenging game that tests both skills and nerves - punishing wayward shots while rewarding careful ones.
Orchard Valley will appeal to the higher handicapped player as well. Every hole features multiple tees. As an alternative to many hazardous drives, bailouts are amply provided for a more playable option.
Orchard Valley's signature hole is the 12th hole. It combines natural beauty with challenge, the green on this Par 3, 158 yard hole is bordered on the left by a lake. The green is multi-leveled. There are a series of natural waterfalls adorning the green's edge.
The course was designed by golf course architect Ken Kavanaugh.
Located in Aurora, IL, Orchard Valley Golf Course is just a short drive from the Chicagoland area. Visitors to Orchard Valley can take I-355 or I-294 to I-88 West, exiting at Orchard Road South, then one mile to Illinois Avenue, then west one Block.
Do Not Recall (cart included), played on Wednesday, September 2016 at 11:00 AM
the pace of play they are trying not to push people ,but when the fore some takes up to 12 min to put out some one should be talking to them 5hours and 12 min
$26 (cart included), played on Tuesday, August 2015 at
The course has improved in the last 12 months
$71 (cart included), played on Saturday, August 2014 at noon
Played on a rainy day but after a delay the course drained well. great layout and greens. looking forward to playing again on a dry day.
$26 (cart included), played on Wednesday, July 2013 at 6am
Fourth time I've played this course. It's a fabulous layout and course is always in magnificent shape. What more can I say. They usually have monthly specials on the internet, so I always pay under $30 for a round with a cart, before 8am. If you get a chance, you must play this course, it's a beauty!
$41 (cart not included), played on Sunday, August 2012 at 6am
Billy Casper managed and they have done an admirable job by increasing rounds albeit by sacrificing pace of play and reduced staff to maintain the course condition and pace of play. I can live with 4 1/2 rounds but they need to improve green agronomy and bunkers need more sand. That being said this course is still one of the top ten courses to play in Illinois. Budget golfers will revel at the weekly discounts and course condition for the green fees spent. It is a great course to walk too.
$26 (cart not included), played on Tuesday, September 2012 at noon
To me the worse offense is inconsistent greens. Only partially due to recent aeration.
Member (cart not included), played on Saturday, August 2012 at 6am
Best place to play
$41 (cart included), played on Wednesday, June 2012 at 2pm
Great layout and always in good condition. A few houses on the edges, but nothing that s/b in play. Hard to believe that it's a park district course - seems too upscale. Some very unique holes, very challenging, and always lots of fun. Pricey without a deal, but worth it.
$36 (cart included), played on Monday, August 2011 at noon
Its a good course. Some of the fairways, however, could use work. The pace of play is also too slow.
$21 (cart not included), played on Wednesday, October 2008 at 8am
This is the best golf course in the western suburbs for value. Plays like a premium championship golf course at muni prices.
Do Not Recall (cart included), played on Friday, October 2007 at 6am
Nice course to play.
$46 (cart included), played on Sunday, November 2007 at 10am
Have played this course over 100 times and still enjoy the challenge that this course offers. If you want a very stern test of golf, use the black tees, blue tees are challenging for the mid-handicapper and the whites are playable for everyone. The fairways and greens are always in fine shape, some of the tee boxes on the par three's can get over-used occasionally, but this doesn't diminish the quality of the round.
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