The Glen Club

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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7170
Slope 142
Rating 75.3
Type Semi-Private/Resort
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7170 yards 75.3 142
Blue/Gold 72 6907 yards 74.1 139
Blue 72 6620 yards 72.8 135
Silver/Blue 72 6316 yards 71.4 131
Silver 72 6062 yards 70.2 128
Red (W) 72 5324 yards 72.0 129
Scorecard for The Glen Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 75.3/142 559 408 453 156 599 445 475 375 217 3687 333 218 421 369 540 358 451 204 589 3483 7170
Blue/Gold M: 74.1/139 559 380 426 156 599 410 458 375 191 3554 333 202 395 369 540 358 409 158 589 3353 6907
Blue M: 72.8/135 525 380 426 139 545 410 458 339 191 3413 302 202 395 341 503 336 409 158 561 3207 6620
Silver/Blue M: 71.4/131 525 367 386 139 545 384 437 339 169 3291 302 176 372 341 445 336 365 158 530 3025 6316
Silver M: 70.2/128 495 367 386 129 465 384 437 296 169 3128 269 176 372 331 445 311 365 135 530 2934 6062
Red W: 72.0/129 414 293 342 108 448 323 353 275 151 2707 261 157 323 278 403 287 334 118 456 2617 5324
Handicap 7 13 5 17 1 9 3 11 15 14 16 8 12 6 10 2 18 4
Par 5 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 36 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 11 5 17 1 3 9 13 15 14 16 8 12 2 10 4 18 6

Course Details

Year Built 2001
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Architect Tom Fazio (2001) Beau Welling (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $25
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Colared shirt required

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3.6
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Handicap 10-14
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Way Overpriced @ The Glen Club

The condition of the Glen Club probably has more to do with lack of play due to ridiculous pricing than anything else. Several staffers mentioned lack of play and relying on corporate outings to log rounds. $190 in todays golf environment is silly. PS I was a guest and embarrassed for my host.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Aging Well

It had been a few years since I last played this course, so I was really looking forward to see how the course is maturing. I have to say that I was very pleased to learn that the Glen Club is aging very well. First off, I continue to marvel at the fact that the course is a hybrid of what once was a flat Naval base runway and what once was a forgettable navy base golf course. As the course has matured, you get the feeling that you are playing a course that has been there for decades. The grass, the rescue and the strategically planted trees have limited the visibility outside of the course. This gives you the perception that you are miles away from any metropolitan area when in fact you are only 20-25 minutes from downtown Chicago without traffic. I'll get to this fact later. The course is in impeccable shape. The fairways and greens are ultra pure. The course is much more refined now than I last remember as most of the open areas have been filled in nicely with a mix of vegetation. The only area that was a bit worn was the grass range for non members. If you plunk down modest annual dues, a membership enables you to access a very nice range and short game practice area at the south end of the practice facility. In fact the Northwestern women's team utilizes thus facility at times. The layout of the course is very visually pleasing to play. The holes are spread out very nicely so that you really feel that each hole has its own story. There are several tee options too. I played the tips at over 7000 yards but the generous landing zones and firm fairways make the course supremely playable and fair. It is nice to play from tee boxes that are consistently rolled flat and manicured. As the tree line has grown in on holes 5,6 and 7, the course has created an even more private feel. The course hold to a 10 minute separation between tee times. This provides a nice pace of play even if you end up looking for balls in the tall grass. We played in just a splash over 4 hours when teeing off at 11:30 on a Sunday. The clubhouse is very interesting. It is the home of the Illinois hall of fame so you are welcomed beyond the lobby with pictures of many of the local golfing legends like Johnny Revolta, Chick Evan, Ed Oldfield, Bill Ogden etc.. The food in the dining room is also top notch with many of the locals often coming there for lunch or dinner. Now for a consideration worthy of anyone who lives in or around downtown Chicago. The Glen Club does have memberships available. As I said, you can get to the course in 20-25 minutes from downtown Chicago if leaving on a Saturday or Sunday morning. Another option is to keep your clubs or a second set of clubs at the bathroom and then take the train from Union station since there is a stop only a few blocks away. If you live closer, then you would have easy access every night to hit the members practice area that I mentioned and then hit the course for a quick 9. While the course is still open to the public, the $165+ daily fee really limits the potential for irresponsible players showing up to get drunk or dtijve a cart aimlessly around the course. At the same time you do not have the attitude that you often get at the more established private clubs on the North shore. Overall, this is a really great track in exceptional shape that is very geographically accessible. A great option if you are considering a home for your game.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fantastic course. Pricey

Excellent course. Great shape. Great facilities. My only complaint is the price. Everything else is top notch

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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