Bowes Creek Country Club

4.6475000000 4.6 stars from 5 (319)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6917 yards
  • Slope: 142
  • Rating: 73.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Bowes Creek Golf Academy"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6917 yards 73.2 142
Blue 71 6569 yards 71.5 138
White 71 6120 yards 69.3 133
White (W) 71 6120 yards 74.7 135
Red (W) 71 5626 yards 71.5 128
Gold (W) 71 5029 yards 68.1 121

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 319 Reviews
5 stars:
205
4 stars:
96
3 stars:
11
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

307 out of 318 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include bunkers forced carries elevation changes   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"Foxford Hills"


u000001296189's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great track, hilly, challenging, a real treat, greens awesome


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


"Great course"


u233283658's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The second cut was a little long making the course difficult. Keep your ball in the fairway and you are good


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 11/01/2017:

Thank you for your feedback. Now that you have more of a feel for the course, be sure to book your next tee time soon!

"Great Track and in Good Shape"


messacar's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hadn't played here in over a year and forgot how nice it was. Even though late in the year, course was in great shape. Tees are nice, fairways nice and greens pretty good (a bit slow) for so late in season. Nice staff too. Course make you thin on a number of holes. Some tougher par 3s from the Blue/black tees. Going back next week!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 11/07/2017:

Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review. We are glad you made it back to Bowes Creek Country Club! We are glad you enjoyed your round at this time of year. We look forward to your next round with us!


u000000228556's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 10/25/2017:

Thanks for the 4 stars! Come play again soon!


redman63's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 11/01/2017:

Thanks for the 4-star rating! Come play again soon!

"nice layout"


squingilly1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I'd put it in the top 20 in the area.

no negatives outside of an occ. crabby staffer


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 10/02/2017:

We are honored you would consider Bowes Creek Country Club in your top 20 golf courses in the area! Come play again soon!

"Hidden gem in far western suburbs"


u000004645877's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout. Course was in great shape for this time of year. Greens rolled true. Definitely shot-makers course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 10/02/2017:

Thank you for the great review! We are glad you found the course in good condition.

"Fun Course"


jds9er's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Nice course and fun layout, but pin placements this past round were diabolical, and borderline unfair on a few. The greens were kind of beat up, but I guess that's expected in late September playing in the afternoon after many groups already came through. Fairways were in good condition. Rough was plentiful. I would say it's a "fair" course in terms of difficulty; you just need to know where to miss, otherwise you could be in a lot of trouble.

Scored a great "Hot Deal" that our group couldn't pass up, otherwise usual rates are pricey.

Pace of play was about 4:15 on a Friday afternoon. Just a little waiting towards the last few holes. Not great, not awful.

Will definitely play again when a good rate comes up.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 09/28/2017:

Thank you for the 4-star review! We are glad you found value in the course.To find the best daily deals, be sure to book online here https://bowes-creek-country-club.play.teeitup.com/


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
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


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 09/28/2017:

Thank you for the 5 stars! Come play again soon!

"Great track"


uIENJ3763IE's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this layout

You have to have game here challenging all aspects

Greens a little torn up from a lot of play and to many divots not properly fixed


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 09/28/2017:

Thank you for the 4-star review! We are glad you enjoy the challenge the course has to offer. Come play again soon!

"Championship Quality"


brad000001's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great staff, fabulous course in immaculate condition. If I had a complaint, it would be an odd one - can greens be too fast, or would it just be that I wasn’t used to such good conditions?

A - No. 1


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 09/28/2017:

Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review! We are glad you found the course in perfect condition. We hope to see you out there again soon!

"Hidden Gem"


u350804208's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My girlfriend and I had not played the course since we played 36 holes a few years ago.

We had an awesome day!

We recommend having lunch in the clubhouse after your round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 09/28/2017:

We are glad you decided to give the course another shot and enjoyed the day! We hope to see you and your girlfriend out there again soon!


bingoboy7229'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 09/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 09/28/2017:

Thank you for the 5 stars! Practice makes perfect, so make sure to give us another shot soon!


mikecote's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 09/28/2017:

Thank you for the 5 stars! Come play again soon!

"A Bow to Bowes!!!"


michaelh56's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of my top public course choices in the entire metro Chicago area. Fair to all skill levels off the tee with a premium on shot making for approach shots to challenging green complexes. No redundancy in the course layout. A new challenge every time you step on a tee box. Fun and surprising elevation changes on the back nine!

The only negative is they frown on single players and penalize them with non discounted fees.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 09/28/2017:

Thank you for the terrific review! We are glad you enjoyed the course layout as well as the challenge. We are not sure what you mean by penalizing our single players and would be happy to discuss this further if you'd like.To find the best deals, be sure to book online here https://bowes-creek-country-club.play.teeitup.com/


carl7214020's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
First time playing 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


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 09/28/2017:

Thank you for the 5 stars! Come play again soon!

"Course is in top condition"


Thomped123's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I usually play this course once or twice a season since it opened and feel the course is in the best condition I've ever seen. Greens were rolling true, fairways and traps were immaculate and the staff was friendly and courteous.

Disappointed in the food afterwards though....eh, I'm more concerned about the golf then the food but the review questions asked so I had to say something........FORE!!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 09/28/2017:

We appreciate your feedback. We hope you can come out more often moving forward!

"Very nice layout"


u600949713's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in great condition except greens on 1&2 very beat up. Don't let the poorly maintained Driving Range fool you.... the overall course conditions were very good. Sand traps are neglected but that seems to be a theme on most public courses nowadays. Play the back tees and you will have more than you bargained for. Championship layout !


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 10/02/2017:

Thank you for your feedback. We will look into some of the concerns you brought up, but we encourage you to try out the course again soon!

"Great place!"


Giuseppe2085499's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this place especially if you get one of their deals!


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


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 10/02/2017:

Thank you for the great review! We are glad you found value in the course!


golf4funofit's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 10/02/2017:

Thank you for the 5 stars! Come play again soon!


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