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Bon Vivant Country Club

Average Rating 4 of 5
# of Reviews 6
Green Fees N/A

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Additional Info:
    Facility Type
    Daily Fee Facility
    Latitude
    41.17449
    Longitude
    -87.89495
    Address
    Career Center Road
    City/County
    Bourbonnais
    State/Territory/Province
    IL
    Zip/Postal Code
    60914
    Phone
    (815) 935-0403
       


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    Reviews 1 - 5 (6 Reviews Total) | Next 5

    Review Date
    June 29, 2004

    Overall Rating
     4 of 5

    Value Rating
     5 of 5

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    Reviewed by: yodefc21, Shoots in the 90s

    Summary:
    Outstanding challenging course, especially for the money. $17 well worth 3 or 4 rounds a week here. Dont be scared off by the low price thinking its garbage. This is an incredible value you will be glad you tried. I gaurentee you come back, unless you can't take a good challenge. You can't get any better unless you golf a place like this.

    Customer Service:
    Didn't reserve a tee time, and was in and out of the pro shop ready to tee off within 2 minutes.


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    Review Date
    April 23, 2003

    Overall Rating
     4 of 5

    Value Rating
     4 of 5

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    5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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    Reviewed by: bogeyboy13, Shoots in the 80s, from Chicago

    Summary:
    A course for the modern golfer in that all the technology that improves distance and enhances forgiveness will be put to the test here. The course has some significant changes for 2003; notably bent grass tees (a needed upgrade), and enhanced hazards. All told, this course is a monster at 7500 yards. If they ever put in bent grass fairways and really improved some of the general conditioning, this course could host a PGA event. I've played here for over ten years...if you want to work on your long irons and fairway woods, this is the way to go. I guarantee that after playing this course a few times, every par 4 under 400 yards you play on another course will seem like child's play.

    Customer Service:
    Jimmy is a great pro and is always there to help. Rangers, on the other hand, all seem to be of the geriatric variety and are generally found roaming the course picking balls out of water hazards...won't do much about slow play.

    Similar Courses Played:
    If you've had a tough round, try taking a dunk in the swimming pool next to the clubhouse...it will be an experience you'll never forget!


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    Review Date
    March 5, 2003

    Overall Rating
     3 of 5

    Value Rating
     4 of 5

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    Reviewed by: lpa, Shoots in the 70s, from Bourbonnais, IL

    Summary:
    Championship course is an excellent layout. The course can play quite long from the black of blue tees, but a recently installed (2-3 years ago) set of white tees makes the course friendlier to less skilled players. The fact that almost all of the tees are elevated helps for the blue and/or black player also. The trees have matured and provide quite a challenge for wayward tee shots. The greens are large and most of them have two or more levels. There are a good number of water holes with most of the water on the right. Unfortunately, course maintenance is not as good as it could be.
    North course is too short from the regular tees. It is quite a bit more challenging from the back tees however. The greens require some precision as they feature several small "zones" where pins are frequently tucked. This course in quite wide open with few trees and only a few water holes. There are numerous bunkers which do come into play.
    Both courses are quite reasonably priced and provide good value for your money. Both provide a good challenge from the back tees.

    Customer Service:
    Friendly staff.

    Similar Courses Played:
    Good practice areas.


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    Review Date
    September 2, 2002

    Overall Rating
     4 of 5

    Value Rating
     5 of 5

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    Reviewed by: Tim , Shoots in the 80s

    Summary:
    Bon Vivant is the best golf value in the Chicagoland area. The championship course offers 4 sets of tees to accomodate all levels of competition. The north course is not so hot. The greens are small and NEVER hold a shot. I don't mind running a shot up but not on every hole.

    Customer Service:
    Jim does a great job with the customers. The snack bar service however is often slow. I wish the pro shop was more like the one at Pheasant Valley. There is rarely a good selection and hardly ever any

    Similar Courses Played:
    The practice facility is good. Nice putting green and chipping greeen. The driving range is average. Good value on range balls.


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    Review Date
    September 2, 2002

    Overall Rating
     4 of 5

    Value Rating
     5 of 5

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    Reviewed by: Brian , Shoots in the 80s

    Summary:
    I played the new or North corse. It's relatevly flat and straignt course. The greens are relatevly small but I think that's due to how short this course plays. We played on a holiday weekend mid day and the course was wide open. What a joy to play 18 holes on a weekend in 3 hours. Well worth the ride from Chicago. Some greens have a type of pensula and it gets verry narrow. About 10 yards from edge to edge. Over all a good deal.

    Customer Service:
    Verry good.


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