Cary Country Club

3.7830000000 3.8 stars from 5 (106)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6135 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 74.5
  • Layout

  • 2400 Grove Ln, Cary, Illinois 60013, Mc Henry County
  • (847) 639-3161
  • (847) 639-9515
  • www.carycountryclub.com

Year built: 1922
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Blue Grass
Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/15

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White (W) 72 6135 yards 74.5 126
White 72 6135 yards 69.0 119
Red (W) 76 5535 yards 71.5 120

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 106 Reviews
5 stars:
22
4 stars:
52
3 stars:
23
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

93 out of 105 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for locals seniors beginners   Challenges include elevation changes thick rough undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"Course is Average"


DocHasnow's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

You wanted a review so here it is. Course has a great layout and it is scenic. However, there is little to no sand in the bunkers. The rough is long. The fairways get mowed on Monday's and Thursday's. Tees seem to be in the same place every weekend. Therefore, the biggest league on Wednesday night plays on fairways that are mowed two days ago. The weekend players, who pay PREMIUM prices to play, get to see fairways and rough that has not been mowed in 3 days (if playing on Sundays). There is no water on the course. You can buy water from coolers on #1 and #10 if you need such. Carts are old, but they get around, but the club cleaner buckets on the sides are lacking in cleaning brushes. I have played for many years out at Cary, but the course in general is a "shadow" of it's former self. I am sure economics come into play, but some common sense could make this course more playable.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Cary Country Club on 06/05/2017:

Hello DocHasnow, thank you for taking the time to write a review about our course, we appreciate your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed our course layout and found our staff friendly. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon.

"Love the high elevated Tee Offs."


u9804277's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'm a big fan of Cary Country Club. It's an older course so there are a lot of trees and the scenery is gorgeous especially from the tee boxes that are elevated -such a thrill. I also like the fact that you're blocks away from the Fox River and you can hear the boats go by.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



ebartosik's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Cary Country Club on 05/24/2017:

Hi Edward, thank you for taking the time to review your experience and rate our course. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the course conditions, staff friendliness, and course layout! We hope to see you back again soon and we appreciate you support. Thank you for stopping by Cary Country Club and have a great day!


susiejogolfer's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Play chalet or foxford"


Rycie91's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Just not a fun course to play no real cart paths the roughs are a joke and lousy putting greens. Just not a course i wanna sprint back to again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Cary Country Club on 05/22/2017:

Hello Ryan, thank you for taking the time to write a review about our course, we appreciate your feedback. We are glad you found our staff friendly. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon.


u8666215's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



SHERRY1355616's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Good layout, poor conditions"


Powers1's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The good: Very interesting layout, a lot of elevation and elevated tee boxes which made for good views. Greens were rock hard and rolled true, and they all sloped back to front which made it easy to know where to put your ball. Carts were incredibly fast.

The bad: It was impossible to find your ball in the rough unless you were standing right on top of it. The fairway glass was also barely cut, what you would normally find as the fringe around the green at most courses. Seemed like they cut the grass once a week. Some tee boxes were a little uneven and the fairway grass was really patchy. Overall-because of the cuts of grass, it didn't feel like a high end course. Worth playing again only if price is in the 30s.

Also it is a little hard to find the clubhouse-you need to drive through a neighborhood right along the river.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Cary Country Club on 04/25/2017:

Hello Chris, thank you for taking the time to write a review about our course, we appreciate your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed our course layout and found our staff friendly. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon.

"Great Experience!"


c311's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I've played this course many times, and this may have been the best shape I've ever seen it in (which, for April, is pretty amazing). The greens were rolling fast and just perfect, consistent on every hole. The fairways were a bit long as they normally are, hopefully when summer rolls around, they mow them down a bit. The challenge on this course is the elevation and wind (if applicable). It's not a long course, and there is very little water. If they are able to keep the greens in this kind of shape, they will be packed here!

The pace for playing on a Sunday morning was fantastic. Played in a tick over 4 hours. As always, the staff is friendly, and the bar is fantastic with a nice outdoor deck to watch groups on 10 and 18. Fantastic beer selection. Will be back soon!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Glad to revisit"


u7620509's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Haven't played there in about 15 years. Course was in excellent shape! Greens were firm but fair. The course has really good elevation changes which makes for a more challenging round. I'll definitely be back again this year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Lacking restrooms on opening day"


pdahlin1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Golfed Sat. I heard it was the first day they were open. Well something must of derailed the preparation because there were no rest rooms on the course. Had to run to the clubhouse at the end of 18.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very challenging course"


Lmoser0706's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I have played this course for more than thirty years and it is my favorite course in the Chicago area. A challenging layout with watered fairways and professional level greens. Well maintained course with excellent management.


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


"Nice walk in the woods."


Shep9350669's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Great course for scoring, practice hybrids and quite reflection on your game. Course was in good shape for March. Just needed tee markers and spring cleanup completed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"unexpected fee"


u000005459015's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was what to be expected this time of year.

paid more thru Golf Now than we could have paid at the course. I thought it was supposed to be the other way around. Hopefully you'll make it right!!!!!!!!!!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



starflash's avatar
Age:  65+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

played last week ,good to see much needed sand in the bunkers! good job! the good rating is only because it was febuary and the greens were a little rough ,but usually they are excellant


I recommend this course



fas8253's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Cary Country Club on 02/23/2017:

Good Morning, Fred. Thanks for reviewing our course. we appreciate the feedback. We regret to hear that the course conditions were less than favorable. We are constantly working to improve the course so we hope you're satisfied next time you come out. We look forward to seeing you!

"Fun"


krlichner's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Haven't played here for a number of years but some friends were going out on a $15 GolfNow rate figured it was worth the drive out there. Great weather but the course was still sloppy in some areas from rain a day or two before. Greens were pretty quick though they looked slow. Pace was good though there were at least a few single golfers sent out pushing the pace and trying to play through. The course layout is fun and there are some fun holes. Would definitely play again at the right rate. Fair old school golf course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best views around!"


Bereid2's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

I've been playing at the CCC for about 4 years now. The staff has always been very nice and welcoming! And the course has been kept in pristine conditions the past two years! The greens are always fast and smooth, they do a great job keeping fairways swept clean of brush and keeping rough not too long. This course could use a few more trees to increase the challenge, but the hills make up for the lack of trees. If you want to experience a course unlike any other around IL, this is the place to go! It has remarkable views with the huge amount of hills! If you want a challenge then this course on a windy day would be the perfect test for your game. Absolutely my favorite course by far. No where compares to the views and challenge of the greens! The practice green and practice holes are a great addition to the course as well! And the club house always has had excellent choices for a mid-round snack or dinner! This is the place to be!


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


"Love this Place"


jernst117's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I have been playing here for the better part of 30 years. We always have a great time, and even though I only visit Chicagoland a few time a year, this is where we always play. And the fresh Italian sausage sandwich at the turn is just the cherry on the Sundae! Great place that never disappoints.


Pace of Play: Average

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


"Declining Management"


Eric602's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

This place is going down hill.

Entitled management with no accountability.

Do not expect any type of rain check for any circumstance.


Staff Friendliness: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 10/25/2016

Thank you for your feedback and we apologize for your poor experience. We assure you this is not the standard we strive to achieve and will address it at the course. Look forward to having you back soon and making up for this experience.



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