Island West Golf Club

3.1636352941 3.2 stars from 5 (382)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6803 yards
  • Slope: 140
  • Rating: 73.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6803 yards 73.2 140
White 72 6208 yards 70.5 128
Silver 72 5454 yards 67.2 108
Red (W) 72 4856 yards 69.5 123

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 382 Reviews
5 stars:
45
4 stars:
170
3 stars:
101
2 stars:
44
1 stars:
22

recommend this course

305 out of 382 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers water hazards forced carries   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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"This course"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I'll start with the good. For $24 I got to play my favorite game on a course that is laid out very well in a quality golf cart. I played 18 holes in just over 2 hours because the other golfers, including the groups of IJGA kids bunched up randomly around the course, were kind enough to get the heck out of my way. The staff was accommodating and helpful, loading my clubs without asking and even escorting me to my truck after finishing the round. The driving range was perfectly adequate. I value local businesses in the age of large scale corporate mediocrity and I love golf, so it pains me to write bad things about a local establishment. That being said, it's not fair to stop my review there. Ughh, here we go. I have two complaints. The first one I will not defend and I will not excuse. That is the story of the cart paths. The cart paths here are an absolute disgrace. I will not play here again without neoprene covers for my irons and I'm being dead serious. The banging and clanging around in my bag is going to cause damage to my clubs if I play here again the cart paths are that bad. It's inexcusable. Gravel would be better than what they have. It's insane how bad they are, to be honest. Alright, second complaint. The greens at this course are a a shame. I don't know if they're having a water or disease issue, but they're in rough shape. To Island West's credit, they appear to be trying really hard. It's not like they are just ignoring them. They know. I see headlights on their lawn equipment every morning on the way to work. They're out there in the dark working on the greens, but they're bad. Look, you can putt on them, you can read them fine. Unless you are a better golfer than I am, and I shot an 80 yesterday, they aren't going to affect your game too much. Just hold on tight because your ball is not gonna stick them and the slightest tap of a putter is gonna send your ball racing. They're patchy and they're dry. They aren't bumpy though, and they're not uneven. Just ugly. That being said, I paid $24 and I had fun. The course is relatively challenging. The front reminds me of some courses out west. Wide in spots, large fairway humps that will eat your carry. Well placed hazards that put you in a pickle at times. I hope they get their course management straightened out before it turns into a municipal practice facility rather than a golf destination, which it totally could be given its design and location.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Tough Rough"


u080851615's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course has seen better days. Tee boxes need attention and maintenance. Fairways were good with only sporadic spots of crabgrass and weeds. It is necessary to stay in the fairway. Even 6 inches off the fairway could cause time searching for lost ball. A number of times we were lucky to find the crown of the ball. The fairway had no first cut, just Bermuda rough. When able to find the ball, the rough was still tough to escape unless using wedges. The greens are where this course could use a lot of work. Weeds and crabgrass are on most, in some places they deflect putts. All in all we had an enjoyable day with perfect weather, it was still better than working.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Downhill??"


Onthego1022's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played this course in March 2017 and since then, it seems that the course maintenance has deteriorated, perhaps due to financial troubles(?). The Greens were infested with what looked like miniature bunchgrass weeds that were pressed into the soil together with the odd colored grass which ruined the greens aesthetics . I felt as though I was putting on something “artificial” and not on a regular green. Fairways were acceptable but the rough immediately adjacent to the fairway sometimes “hid” the ball and unless you were directly on top of the ball, you would not see it. Cart attendant seemed “selective” in his choice of who to help or not help. He never greeted us nor assisted with course information and from the first tee to the parking lot at the end was nowhere to be found. We have played just about all the surrounding courses on 278 and sadly I have to say Island West’s condition is at or near the bottom of the list for recommendations for places to play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"going down hill"


u00004800856's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I started playing here 10 years ago, and haven't played since February, 2017. The course lay out is so-so, but the conditions are just horrible. Greens were BROWN, tee boxes chewed up, and the cart paths were so bad you need a kidney belt when driving the cart on them. Don't bother going there


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



Chukycheese's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course infrastructure such as bridges and pathways in disrepair

50% of greens terrible

Fairways good

$20 value and that is what I paid


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



lwatson's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very disappointed with course conditions"


Chapgolf's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Having played this course every year during our visit this was the worse year for the conditions of the course. The greens have weeds grown up in them, tee blocks very bare with grass and overall the rough was definitely that, ROUGH! Even though the rate was reasonable we understand why as the course was not worth more than we paid through Golf Now. Com. We cannot recommend to our friends who are coming next week that this is the course to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Shipyards Golf"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in excellent condition. The starter got me off even though the course was busy. You will not be disappointed if you play this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"You get what you pay for"


Kohmescher's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are a mess. Only one green did not have problems. Bare spots in some of the fairways.

Needs some TLC.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I don't recommend this course



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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Unfortunate"


MICHAELu7911788's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Greens were in rough shape. Looks like they were painted with the blue dye. Not very well at that. Sand traps not maintained. Cart paths rough. After I finished number 9, a foursome that just got done with lunch jumped to 10 in front of me. Play in front of them slow.

No interaction with staff except for pro shop associate. Nice guy....


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Check course first"


uARQX1070AR's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

I've played Island West several times- spring, summer and fall and it's condition has been the same. Greens were dead or painted, very few traps were playable and the cart paths will cause you to lose teeth.

The layout is fine but if conditions don't improve, I won't be back. There are too many courses in the HHI area to try.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



u000008141828's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Best golf day . Weather was perfect, course in great shape


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Bargain Round"


gcweppner's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course needs improvement. Cart paths were extremely rough. Lost several balls because it’s almost impossible to see through the roughs. But for 28 bucks you can’t complain too much.... very friendly and professional staff


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Avoid the rough at all cost!"


pro2be's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course overall was in reasonable condition. Most of the Greens Rolled well but several of the greens had weeds growing. The rough was virtually unplayable, you could not find your ball unless you stood on it which took some of the fun of the course and round away


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Miguel8592302's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



UncleMark's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Fair course for good price"


waking01's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is showing seasonal wear and tear. Cart paths are in bad shape. Greens and fairways were decent. Rough was a bit deep. Lost ball or 2 just off the fairways. Ok course for the price. Wasn't busy but had a slow foursome in front of us.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great value"


joe2179158's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course for the money and the staff is very friendly


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



10moonglow's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course was fun to play and the staff was excellent. The bunkers could use some help and the cart paths have some rough spots. I always have had a good experience here and the price is right.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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