Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island, The

3.6198000000 3.6 stars from 5 (121)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6581 yards
  • Slope: 121
  • Rating: 71.3
  • Layout

  • 2802 123rd St, Blue Island, Illinois 60406, Cook County
  • (708) 385-1994
  • (708) 385-1996
  • www.meadowsgc.com
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Year built: 1994
Architect(s): Porter Gibson
Type: Public
Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: No
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6581 yards 71.3 121
White 71 6287 yards 70.1 118
Red (W) 71 5040 yards 67.2 107

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 121 Reviews
5 stars:
19
4 stars:
52
3 stars:
38
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

105 out of 121 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals beginners seniors   Challenges include bunkers thick rough water hazards   Great for drinks watching the game  

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u338874085's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2017
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 The Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island on 05/08/2017:

Hi, Cody. Thank you for reviewing the course. We appreciate the 4-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to earn a 5- stars next time. Feel free to comment on this review and provide additional feedback. Thank you for playing The Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island.



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from The Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island on 04/24/2017:

Hi, Soo. Thank you for reviewing the course. We appreciate the 4-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to earn a 5- stars next time. Feel free to comment on this review and provide additional feedback. We see you rated the value and off-course amenities as less than ideal so we will escalate that feedback to our team. Thank you for playing The Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island.

"Decent value for money"


mcmoney000001's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played on a friday morning in the spring. Weather was lovely. Course was a little flooded, but very playable. It's fairly easy but has some nice holes.

It is a great value for money compared to other Chicago area golf courses.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from The Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island on 04/27/2017:

Hi, Jorge. Thank you for reviewing the course. We appreciate the 4-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to earn a 5- stars next time. Your feedback on the drainage is important to us. We assure you we have corrected this and encourage you to come and see us again. Thank you for playing The Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island.

"Fine course, Pace of play was atrocious"


u000007921634's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course was fairly challenging and in surprisingly good shape for the time of year. However, everything moved SO SLOWLY. My twosome, in a cart, did NOT finish 18 holes. We teed off 20 minutes late (there was a big line when we got the starter), and we only got through 15 holes in 4 1/2 hours. We golfed until it was DARK dark out. Realistically, we probably played 13 holes of real golf - the rest were "I have no idea where that went, but it felt good. I'll drop over here since nobody can see/find anything anymore."


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Meadows Golf Club on 03/16/2017:

Good morning James, we appreciate you taking the time to leave a review with us. Let us first start by apologizing for the delay of play. By no means is this the norm. We had some unusually warm weather that weekend. Sundays are busy regardless, so we worked hard to get everyone out to enjoy the great day. We will communicate with our team to ensure this sort of delay does not happen again. We see you rated course conditions, value and staff friendliness to all be great during your round! We hope these positive takeaways from your experience will have you give us a second chance to show you a better round. Thank you for playing Meadows Golf Club!

"Better than expected, but still average"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You drive up to this place and it seems a little dumpy, but I was pleasantly surprised by the course itself. Quite enjoyable. There definitely were problem areas in terms of course condition and I could see how drainage is an issue in several areas, even though it had been several dry autumn days. There were several bare patches in the fairways. The greens were kept in pretty good shape, however. I would recommend this course to a friend, but with a caveat not to expect anything like a posh golf club. Quite the opposite, but still the course itself is pleasant enough to play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Meadows Tee Times on 11/16/2016:

Thank you so much for playing at Meadows Golf Club! We appreciate the honest feedback we are happy to have you and your friends here. Thanks for the recommendation.

"The Price Is Right - so come on down!"


fendsonbacker's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Another exceptional November weather day here in the south 'burbs of Chicago with full sun and temps hovering near 70. The course was well-populated but not overly so and the pace moved well - even with a fivesome (yes, 5!) ahead of us. Friendly ranger made sure we knew they were there and that they had been given a strict warning to let any group pushing them thru. They apparently took heed and kept the pace because our twosome never bogged down. Was nice to see active on-course management by a ranger - something missing even on many higher priced courses this season!

The course was in quite decent shape for a heavy-use muni course. The fairways were fairly good - the exception being that there are many areas where this course does not drain well. Even without any rain in the area the past 5 days, numerous soggy, rutted, muddy spots remained. Most of this was on the sides, but enough of them spread out into the fairways to cause a bloody mess at times. The course really needs to do something about drainage - underdrains or tiles are needed to get rid of the excess moisture in a faster process. Otherwise, the tee boxes were good, greens were largely excellent. Every tee area had ball washers with clean, soapy water and towels - something else that is sometimes missing on more upscale courses. The course layout can be deceivingly tough, especially for those who don't know the path to the green. There are many areas of very tall and thick fescue grass outside the fairway and good luck finding your ball if you get there! Fairways are decent width - especially on the back nine. The par 5 #3 is a tough drive because of the narrowness and scrub zone all along on the right. The course is actually pretty nice when it is not soaked. Well worth the price of a GolfNow hot deal!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Meadows Tee Times on 11/14/2016:

Thanks for this awesome review! We're happy to hear you loved the course and found a good deal online for your tee time. We can't wait to see you back for more!

"very dangerous about drop the ball."


BrianBae0707's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My first time rounding this course.I was very scary.because lot a ball drop around nearby.and front of group was young guy.and one is no club.and play together and usually twice hit the ball.they don't care how many group behind waiting.finally behind us one group they giveup 16hall and go home. It's terrible day.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Meadows Tee Times on 11/14/2016:

We regret to hear your round was not as enjoyable as it could have been due to pace of play or a group nearby. Let us know how we can make it a better experience for you next time around!

"Nice Course"


Nickygiuffre27's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice Course a lot better from a few years ago. Would recommend playing


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 Meadows Tee Times on 10/24/2016:

Thanks so much for your recommendation and for playing at Meadows Golf Club!

"Good course right outside the city"


u8049184's avatar
Gender:  Male

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Course had a few patches of water from rain earlier in the week. Other than that course was very enjoyable. Will definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Meadows Tee Times on 10/13/2016:

So glad you enjoyed the course, even despite the wetter conditions. Come back and see us soon!

"Good course but rain this year has left a lot of mud hole in fairways"


Anthony9857212's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There are a few water damaged areas that need repair but I enjoyed course layout. Personally i just had my best score ever here yesterday.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/22/2016

Awesome! Congratulations on your high score, we thank you for playing at Meadows GC. We are working on patching things up glad you loved the layout. Come back soon!


"This course is in need of a makover"


drunkdre2000's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is very easy and usually in poor shape but it was in fair condition this time. It is extremely inexpensive and that is why we play it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 09/21/2016

We regret to hear the course conditions were not up to expectations, we do hope you give us another try. Come back soon!


"the course has some good holes, but is pretty easy."


uCCKD1826CC's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course was in great shape some damaged areas but overall in decent shape


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/21/2016

Thanks so much for playing at The Meadows Golf Club!


"Meadows"


u000008023850's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good value

Great value

Recommend


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/16/2016

Thanks for your recommendation! We can't wait to see you again.


"Round of golf"


u818949553's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in okay shape , staff awesome and it was a beautiful day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/08/2016

Glad our staff made your round that much more enjoyable. We hope you come back and see us soon!


"Great deal"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Other than the ranger following my foursome it was great


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


Commented on 09/08/2016

Thanks so much for playing at Meadows GC we're happy to hear you enjoyed the course. We hope the ranger wasn't too much of a bother.


"Great Value for a Decent Track"


tknauff2144's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

Fairly wide open layout is great for those who tend to spray it around off the tee. Fairways and greens are generally in decent condition. Pace of play for a public course on the weekends is pretty good. Given the relatively low cost its a great value outside of the city.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Meadows Tee Times on 10/24/2016:

So glad you saw the value in playing here at Meadows GC! Thanks for enjoying our course and glad you loved the layout!

"Great value"


Jayscal79's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is probably the best deal of any course near the city. 30-40 minute drive, 18 holes with cart for around $25, and a legit par 71 with some length. The pace of play isn't great due to groups of 2 not being put in foursomes, but otherwise not a single complaint. Some advice, stay on the fairway!!! The rough is brutal.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/08/2016

Thanks so much for the review! We're happy to hear you got a great deal playing here! Come back and see us.


"Good Value Weekend Course"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

We have had a permanent tee time at The Meadows for 5 years now. And though it is not Mistwood, Cantigny or Bollingbrook it is a nice fun course with good greens. For the average weekend golfer I believe this course fits the bill for playability and overall enjoyment at a great value. We play early and the pace of play is usually very good. Teddy the young man who works there is courteous and always asking the golfers for their input. The rest of the staff is great as well.

Betty the manager has done a good job upgrading the sand traps. For those who say the course is to easy, I say congrats on paring it.

Terry R


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/08/2016

Thanks Terry! So happy to hear you enjoy the course, thanks for your loyalty and we are glad we can provide a great experience year after year.


"Great hot deal!"


Hackamungus's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nothing fancy about this place but the greens were in pretty good shape. Definitely worth the $10 hot deal I found. Pace was great, played in under 4 hours and staff was friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/08/2016

Glad you found a good deal. Hope to see you again soon!


"Good course for the money"


Shep9350669's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Grass just mowed clumps of grass everywhere. Trees down cut up but branches everywhere from the storm. Ruff very thick. You must hit the fairway to have a chance at par. Links course but narrow fairways. 10-12$ is good price. I will play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/08/2016

Come back soon! Glad you enjoyed the course beside some of the hiccups from the storm. Clean up time!



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