Stonewall Orchard Golf Club

4.5769294118 4.6 stars from 5 (124)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7124 yards
  • Slope: 150
  • Rating: 75.0
  • Layout

  • 25675 West Highway 60, Grayslake, Illinois 60030
  • (847) 740-4890
  • (847) 740-4891
  • www.stonewallorchard.com

Year built: 1999
Architect(s): Arthur Hills (1999)
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: April - September

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No jeans or jean shorts allowed; Collared Shirts Required for Men; Proper Golf attire for Women

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Silver 72 7124 yards 75.0 150
Gold 72 6506 yards 72.0 140
Combo 72 6202 yards 70.6 137
White 72 6032 yards 69.8 135
White (W) 72 6032 yards 75.6 140
Turquoise (W) 72 5375 yards 71.9 132

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 124 Reviews
5 stars:
91
4 stars:
18
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

111 out of 124 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include forced carries water hazards bunkers   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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Reviews


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"I like this track a lot"


Pete5288459's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always challenging but fair and in great condition with very fast and true greens. I really enjoy playing this track a couple times a season. I would play this course much more frequently if the greens fees were mid 60's, as nice as it is, 80 bucks at 2pm on a thurs is prolly the reason nobody was behind me on a beatiful sunny 70 degree no wind afternoon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful coarse"


winski56's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This is a very beautiful coarse and well kept, greens were very nice, great roll and not extremely fast but you need to be careful with your speed. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Will definitely go back. :)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hidden Jewel"


u193798805's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There are so many courses to choose from in the Chicago suburbs but this public course was a truly a gem. Not an easy course to play but quite picturesque. Although it was challenging the built in GPS in all the golf carts made it very playable. Definitely worth the trip if you're in the area.


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


"Stonewall Orchard Golf Club"


btweed1683's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Chicago Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The Good: Very nice, upscale Arthur Hills layout about an hour northwest of Chicago is one of the premier suburban public tracks. Tree-lined, but very fair layout puts a premium on strategic shotmaking and putting. Impressive course conditions and outstanding, difficult greens. Good Par 5's and extremely challenging Par 3's. Nice clubhouse with full restaurant and locker rooms, as well as a strong practice facility. Priced steeply at just under $100 during peak season, but many online specials and twilight rates.

The Bad: While a great course, not sure its worth nearly a Benjamin to play. Lack of GPS or on-course restrooms is a bit of a letdown. Most holes are great, but a few of the Par 4's are unmemorable.

The Verdict: Stonewall Orchard is a top 10 public access course in Illinois and is one of the best conditioned courses in the state. Some of the most treacherous greens you will find!

Best Hole: The Par 5 18th is a beast. At nearly 600 yards, you can expect a mid-short iron third approach to a small, devilish green protected by water left and sand right.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/06/2017

Thank you so much for the kind comments! We are glad you enjoy the facility. We actually do have the top of the line GPS Visage system in every cart.

See you soon!



dhorine83's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Prepare to use every club in the bag"


Esoxmagnum55's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Stonewall is a very difficult course from the gold or silver tee boxes. The design might have to grow on you as there are 4-5 par-4s where a driver is not necessary/discouraged. Each time I play, usually first time in the AM, I seem to get to the 6th hole and feel like my driver has not gotten a chance to warm-up. This is not necessarily negative; however, the 6th, 7th and 8th holes demand a lot from the driver. At this point in the round I ususally feel like I have warmed up, but have not really had a chance to build confidence in my driver.

The course has always been in amazing shape, the carts have GPS units and the staff consistently makes you feel appreciated and they genuinely want you to enjoy your time at the course. I love Stonewall and look forward to playing there several times each year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/06/2017

We appreciate the great review! We are happy you enjoy the course and each particular hole for what it has to offer.

See you soon Esox!


"Belongs in the crème de la crème of Chicago golf courses"


MDemetreus's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Easily a top 5 golf course within the Chicago area. Very good condition and offers some exciting - and demanding -shot making opportunities.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/06/2017

Thanks for the great review! Looking forward to seeing you soon!


"Stonewall"


u889141451's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Stonewall Orchard is a gem of a course that I always look forward to playing. It's a great track that requires players to hit all the clubs in their bag--with precision as even on some of the shorter holes, trouble awaits those that don't hit the right spots. Natural beauty surrounds you amongst the quiet wilderness of the far northwest suburb of Chicago. The course is very playable with plenty of room off the tee but at times things quickly narrow as the green approaches--with plenty of trouble in the surrounding areas. Several holes require long "carry" shots over marsh and many greens have significant undulations which are testy. I love how the course "snakes" it's trail, so rarely will one even see or play from an adjoining hole. Bring your "A" game or else fear the "C" game results. Arguably the most challenging public course in the chicago land area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/06/2017

Thank you for the great review and we are happy you enjoy the everything Stonewall has to offer! It is a very serene piece of property.

See you soon


"Great time"


u000006635097's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played 2 pm on a Wednesday

Nice conditions. Friendly staff. Good practice facility. Pace of play was awesome 3 hrs and 15 mins. A lot of fun.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/06/2017

We appreciate the great review and it's great to hear you enjoy our practice facility including our new short game area!

See you soon


"Fast, hard greens"


u000007350738's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Stonewall Orchard is a fair test of golf best suited for players who can consistently handle forced carries over marsh and water. Layout is excellent, with rolling hills, and a variety of options to choose.

Greens were very hard and fast (apparently a USGA qualifier was earlier in the week) making it difficult to hold the green on many approach shots. Some fairway locations showed heavy play. Otherwise grooming was very good.

Most golfers will be anxious to come back for another round after their initial experience here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Blown Away"


jpmr27's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Stonewall Orchard for the first time. Very nice layout. Greens were difficult to figure out. Very windy day made a very difficult course almost impossible on some holes. I would like to try it again when conditions are better as I scored 15 shots higher than my average score for the year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/06/2017

Thank you so much for your comment. Yes, when the wind blows at Stonewall, it can be quite the challenge. Looking forward to seeing you soon.


"GEESE C**P!!!"


u120727564's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Without a doubt one of the nicest and most challenging courses in the Chicagoland area. Unfortunately you cannot take a step without walking in Geese C**p. It is all over the place. For $95 a round, they really need to get some border collies out there and get this under control. It is a shame that management has let one of the most beautiful and fun courses to play get to this point. I will not play this course again until they "clean up this mess". Too bad because it is definitely one of my favorites. My ratings of poor on course conditions and value only reflect the Geese C**p. Other than those two things, 5 Stars across the board


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 08/06/2017

Thanks you for your comment and we appreciate the fact you like the course. Geese are certainly tough to combat at all courses, especially with restrictions. We do, however, try our very best to remedy the issue. We apologize if it affected the enjoyment of your round.




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Stonewall Orchard"


u000005348391's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Unfortunately, had to quit after playing two holes because of the extremely rainy and windy conditions. It was 44 degrees without the wind chill. But, the first and second holes were in excellent conditions with the tee boxes were cut as tight as the fairways. The pro shop staff was very accommodating by providing us two rain checks for a later date. Although disappointed, I'm looking forward to returning.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Everything good!"


u000007429983's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. Challenging but fair. Staff was friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"February Golf in Chicagoland!"


uNPBV5395NP's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Yesterday I got to experience one of the rarest of golfing opportunities-Shirtsleeve golf in Chicago in FEBRUARY!!-and I was actually overheating by the end of the round. Stonewall Orchard was every bit as good in February as it is in the summer or fall, the only other times I've played it. The fairways and greens had been entirely cleaned of debris, the greens rolled true and nearly as fast and with the rough not as lush, I was able to locate a couple of my "strays" a little bit easier! The course layout is so well done that every hole is memorable, but coming back to the clubhouse on either the par 3 9th over water or the Par 5 18th blind approach to water on the left side of the green is something every avid duffer should appreciate at least once. Altogether, one of my more memorable golf rounds at one of the Northwest Suburbs most stunning venues!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/02/2017

Thank you so much for the comment. We were equally as excited to see everyone - In Feb! Usually it's only us and the deer back here during the month of Feb. Glad you had a great time and we look forward to seeing you soon.


"Stonewall such a gem"


mcarlson0522's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2016
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Stonewall Orchard is such a gem track. Course is always in good to excellent shape, staff is courteous, and practice area is very good. Course will challenge you but if you're hitting the ball well you can score here. Starters at the 1st tee are always extremely nice and look forward to a quick chat. Tee boxes, fairways, and greens (Greens are some of the nicest out there). Stonewall is a top 10 public course in Illinois without question. Played the tips here once and even though I'm a bomber it was a very tough day. I play one up from the tips and the yardage I believe is around 6700 yards. Love this place so much and would play it much more if it wasn't hour drive for me. Keep doing what you're doing Stonewall!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Actual Conditions"


jsalsa5's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You must read the rated reviews above since the language is sensitive. 12 handicapper that plays 3X a week.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course



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