Newman Golf Course
great layout...wait for course improvements to be completed
Newman offers a very good, challenging layout (especially from the back tees). The course, however, is NOT in good playing condition at the moment. Almost all greens are being worked on and nearly half are "closed." False greens ("hit it into the circle and take credit for a two-putt") exist on 1 front nine hole and most of the back nine. Virtually every other green has "ground under repair" sections...
Call the course before booking a tee time, and wait until the conditions improve before booking.
May 14, 2015
course is under construction
Newman is overhaling several of their greens an the remaining greens are in poor shape. Might be better later in the summer.
May 10, 2015
Its Been Awile
Greens are in bad shape otherwise course was good.
May 3, 2015
This course is in awful shape
I have played this course many times over the past few years but in the last 3 to 4 years they have almost lost all of their greens in my opinion due to poor maintenance. I just played it last saturday and found the greens to be the worse they have ever been. There was really only one green that was ok and it wasn't great. I would suggests not to play this course until it has been taken care of. It is not worth the money and I will not be back on it this year
May 1, 2015
Early spring conditions are good at this point. Fairways are lush, greens are very fast but a bit patchy. Course is very pretty during the spring, with lots of trees throughout the course and some long tough holes coming home. Repairs are taking place around the clubhouse. Very good staff (nice people). I've heard that some of the greens are being expanded using parts of greens from a recently closed course in another part of the city of Peoria. An enjoyable round of golf with some challenge if you're not hitting it well.
April 25, 2015
Hadn't played this course since 2011. Front nine uneventful, back nine has character. With great moisture this year, this course was in the worst condition of any of the 30 courses I've played. Price was very reasonable, but won't play again this year unless it's another great deal.
July 16, 2014
A Must Play in Peoria
This us a very well established mature course. It is quite long from the white tees. Course was in excellent conditions and the greens were plush and true. All but one par 3 was around 180 yards and most of the par 4s were around 410. This us a must play trac if you are visiting the Greater Peoria, IL, area.
June 29, 2014
They don't keep up with maintains the course!! The grass was poorly kept along with dandelions everywhere!!
May 11, 2014