Bowes Creek Country Club

4.5543000000 4.6 stars from 5 (276)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6917 yards
  • Slope: 142
  • Rating: 73.2
  • Layout

  • 1250 Bowes Creek Rd , Elgin, IL 60124, Kane County
  • (847) 214-5880, (847) 468-1852
  • (847) 931-5951
  • bowescreekcountryclub.com
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Year built: 2009
Architect(s): Rick Jacobson (2009)
Type: Public

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

Average Rating 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 276 Reviews
5 stars:
178
4 stars:
82
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

264 out of 275 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

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

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Sac180531's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very fun long course"


ryanyoung12112's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the furthest back tees and it was a lot of fun. Long holes where I didn't even come close to having a chance at driving any of the greens, I really respect courses that are built that way. The only downside to the course I would say were the bunkers, they didn't seem properly cared for, with long shaggy grass around the rough edges of the bunkers. The sand itself in the bunkers was great, no pebbles or grass growing. It was just the edges that were rough. I don't know if that was the look they were going for but personally didn't think it was the best for being a Midwest course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


dchiflip88's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape. You can tell that the greens were aerated 2-3 weeks ago, but it didn't matter. The greens were rolling true. Teeboxes and fairways were in great shape. It rained for a few hours the night before so was worried about water log. However there were not standing water or squishy fairways. Course must drain great. Staff was great from the bag drop to the end of the round. Would definitely recommend playing this course. You will not be disappointed!


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


"Should have beed closed"


u076270819's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We went and were let on the course however the fairways were waterlogged so badly that we played about 4 or 5 shots each then gave up. The temperature was 40 f and it was raining and all tees and fairways were splashing as I walked across. This does nto refelct badly on the course and staff. My primary feedback is that it shoudl have been closed until it drained as it was unplayable unless you were a fish.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 05/04/2017:

Thank you for the 4 stars and for your feedback. We apologize for the lack of drainage, and we hope you give us another shot in the future.

"MJHoppet"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This layout is awesome. We play here a few times a year. The only complaint is we were a foursome and they had 3 twosomes and a single behind us. Why the started didn't get these groups paired up is silly. We played our round under 4 hours.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 05/04/2017:

Thank you for the 5 stars! We will look into this. We are glad you enjoyed your round!

"TC Course review"


Thomas8422301's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course

Would like to see a cart person or at least some water on course


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 05/04/2017:

Thanks for the 5 stars! We will look into this. Come play again soon!



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2017
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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 05/04/2017:

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

"Always Great Round"


olympia2727's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I am a fan of the Bowes Creek golf architect. The ccourse layout is challenging for every level of player and on that day, the weather was warm and sunny, and the course was in great condition coming from winter. I woudl highly recommend playing Bowes Creek to any bonafide golfer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 05/04/2017:

Thank you for the 5 stars! We are glad you played on a beautiful day, and we appreciate the recommendation. Come play again soon!

"One of Illinois's best courses!"


winner14's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, for this time of year in excellent condition, would play there every week, if I could.


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 04/12/2017:

Thank you for the great 5-star review! We sure hope you can try to make it out every week!

"Great golf course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Carefully maintained with some very unique holes, challenging but fair golf course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 04/12/2017:

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

"Fun course, mostly target golf"


mmantle03's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Excellent course! Definitely the best course around for $41 on a Friday morning. Staff was super friendly and helpful. Fairways were in great shape just after a big rain and carts were 90 degrees.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 04/17/2017:

Thank you for the excellent 5-star review! We are glad you found value in the course among others in the area. Come play again soon!


Jim7403186's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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 04/12/2017:

Thank you for the 4 stars! Come play again soon!

"Great track"


u000005645327's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First round in 2017 was a lot of fun played in 3 hours and really enjoyed the course!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Bowes Country Club on 03/28/2017:

Thank you for the great 5-Star review! We're glad you had a great first round to the new year, we hope to see you out there again soon!

"LINKS/PRAIRIE STYLE"


pleaseletmein's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great PLACE TO GOLF IN FALL- HARDLY NO LEAVES AND TREES. THE COURSE WAS EXCELLENT AND FAIRWAYS VERY GENEROUS.


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


"Challenging course"


Farmandgolf's avatar
Age:  25-34

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Nice course with good elevations. Friendly staff. Will come back absolutely.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good Challenging Test At Bowes Creek"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played late in the season. Weather felt like fall in Ireland. Front Nine had many interesting holes with a variety of challenges including water, elevations, elevated bunkered greens. Fairways wider that they looked. Back nine was much shorter and required a little more precision. All greens were challenging and you really need to be below the hole as the speed will make it difficult to stop at certain locations. Areas around the perimeter of the greens looked very worn( not sure that is the case all the time). Staff were all professional and friendly. Definitely worth a visit and I will go back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Just a great day"


Mavroc's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2016
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Can't say enough about this course, had a wonderful time


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great greens running around 12"


uTDZP7630TD's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great difference elevations.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great price and in great condition"


u000007302132's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in great condition. Plush fairways and tough greens. It's in better condition than some private courses in the area. Highly recommend for a fun and challenging round of golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Top Public Course for the money in Western Chicago Suburbs"


kbmac2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always in great shape. Very challenging but fair course. Elevation changes on back nine are very unique to the area. Love this course!


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



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