Stonewall Orchard Golf Club

4.5086000000 4.5 stars from 5 (116)
  • 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

Average Rating 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 116 Reviews
5 stars:
84
4 stars:
17
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

103 out of 116 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge   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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"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


"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


"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




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
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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


"Well maintained"


uLMPA4797LM's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great greens! Nice layout.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice track"


Jason2587245's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course. Really well maintained. I thought the greens were awesome. Rolled extremely true, though there were some ball marks not repaired on just about every green. (Obviously not the course's fault).

Pace of play was amazing. We literally didn't wait on any hole.

There are a lot of blind shots on this course. Just a lot of "where am I supposed to hit this?" conversations. No. 4 is very funky.

Staff was awesome. Very friendly place. We'll be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Strange layout"


jaylori3's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

There were holes that without GPS yardage would have been impossible. This course makes you think; a lot! It is not a stand up and drill the ball down the middle 250 yards course, but due to slopes, angles and distances all shots require thinking about placement. When the wind blows like back nine yesterday this can be extremely tough course from the Gold {2nd back tees} tee box. Greens and tee box were a little chopped up, but that was to be expected in August.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hidden Gem"


mk8q16ophx3033446's avatar
Age:  Under 25

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Just got done playing an early morning round, followed by a practice session on the range and new short game area. Talk about a place that does it right. Stonewall was in amazing shape for the amount of play the head pro said they have had in the last two weeks. Our group fell behind on a couple holes and the GPS alerted us we were behind. The GPS was definitely beneficial for our group and fun to use. Definitely a place that makes you feel at home and at a private club. Cant wait to make it back for another round..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Northwest gem"


u000006440105's avatar
Age:  25-34

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Played this course twice this summer and it has quickly become a favorite track of mine in Illinois. Course layout is great, challenging but fair. Greens were pristine and true. Upon arriving, one of the staff came to my car immediately to retrieve my golf clubs which is always appreciated. It is a different layout than most courses, not just all doglegs. There are some very challenging holes, not many gimmes. Excellent value for the money! If there is any knock at all it is quite a drive from the city. I will be back again and again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"bad greens, slow play"


u000005927217's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This USED to be one of the best courses in Illinois. The greens were in terrible shape, slow, and not consistent (worse than a good muni). Also, on a Sunday, there was a bachelor party that slowed the pace of play drastically. Brought my friends to play for the first time. They were very disappointed.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 08/13/2016

Thank you for your feedback. We pride ourselves on having the best greens in the state. Unfortunately, with the rain we received days prior and over 220 players on the course the day you played, the greens did take some abuse. We did our best to try and speed up the slow group referenced by having the Marshal speak to them multiple times and sending them messages through our GPS System. We encourage you to come out this fall and experience Stonewall on a day that is less crowded. Again, we thank you for playing at Stonewall Orchard and hope to see you soon!


"Greens and Tee Boxes were beat up"


steves0121's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I do not like to complain, but you asked....

Service was non existent in the bag drop

Rental clubs sucked

Tee boxes were butchered - does anyone fill divots out there?

Greens were badly spiked up around the holes and no one repairs ball marks!!

Nice layout, I'd like to play again but Thunderhawk, Pine Meadow, McCrae, Cantigny and others are much better

Staff in the pro shop were not even welcoming or engaging

Food at the snack shop (brat and hot dog) were lukewarm not even hot

We didn't even hang out for beer afterwards - we went somewhere we knew we'd be treated better

Played Cantigny last month and it was great service!!

Come on Stonewall step it up!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/13/2016

Thank you for playing at Stonewall Orchard and we appreciate the feedback. Let me address a couple of the concerns you had on August 7th. We had 220 golfers that day and unfortunately we had a couple days of rain prior that really softened the greens. We apologize if the bag drop was not present when you arrived, we typically have 3 working and with the busy day they were cleaning carts as they came off the course because they had to go right back out. Our rental clubs are all Titleist AP1's and in excellent shape. We have addressed your other concerns internally and assure you this is not the norm at Stonewall Orchard. We hope to see you soon and thank you again for your feedback.


"Great track"


damost's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is an excellent course, great condition, beautiful and challenging layout, and personable staff.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/13/2016

Thank you for playing at Stonewall Orchard and for the positive review! We appreciate the feedback and will continue to provide an exceptional customer experience.



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