Lake Forest Golf Club

3.8171411765 3.8 stars from 5 (118)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6500 yards
  • Slope: 118
  • Rating: 70.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Accepted

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6500 yards N/A N/A
Back 72 6352 yards 70.5 118
Middle 72 6025 yards 68.9 113
Forward (W) 72 5467 yards 67.7 110
Front 72 5207 yards 66.7 107

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 118 Reviews
5 stars:
18
4 stars:
70
3 stars:
22
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

104 out of 118 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals seniors beginners   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers narrow fairways   Great for drinks  

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"Ok value for the money"


Indiarme38's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
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Reviewed on

Fairways were in good shape, course was not crowded, and groups in front allowed playing through. Greens were still rough from aeration, did not hold true lines and bounced a lot. Would like to see the greens in good shape for once, and then I would consider it one of the go to courses in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Fun and reasonable"


jimvan11's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2018
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Reviewed on

Course in good condition though because of rain they hadn't blown clippings, so we had a blower following us. A little disconcerting, but a one time event. Greens a little slow, but in good shape. Staff helpful and friendly.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u2590843's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u000005868752's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
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A must play. We played the crossing and it was as advertised. The course was challenging but fairways are wide enough for my inconsistent driver. The greens are in good shape and the speed consistent. I will play this course again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Lake Forest GC"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Would not recommend this course - while it goes in order making it easy to get through the whole course looks like it was an after thought. It literally is wedged in between homes . I would not golf this course again or move in that neighborhood. Course is too tight and there is know room for error.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Spend your money somewhere else"


btrues's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a one-and-never-again for me and my friend.

I'm sure the staff is trying hard, but this course is awful. They should bulldoze it and start over.

If we hadn't played on a GolfNow Tee Time, we would have asked for our money back after the first 3 holes.

After your approach hits a green, don't check the green for ballmarks; instead, check your ball for greenmarks.

At least 3 of the holes on the Back Nine are unplayable, due to slope against the dog-leg turn, very little grass and huge elevation changes. The last hole is a joke.

I would not play here again if I were offered a free round.

I can say only one positive comment: at least the bunkers had decent sand in them. But this course stinks.

Save your money for another course and play one you will want to play again, certainly NOT this sad pretender. If this were my home course, I would take up tennis.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Scenic course. Greens too fast!"


stevegray526's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
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Loved the course layout but the greens were ridiculously fast. An uphill putt would turn around and come back at you. Downhill putts could not be stroked lightly enough to stop near the hole. It was early in the season and the grass was not really growing good yet. Nice course though!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Zachary1009305's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2018
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"tmcd59-1"


u4135305's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this course. A little tight on some fairways, but

manageable. Heavy debris after heavy fallen leaves, hard to find ball off fairway.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Average"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Early in season some greens a little rough. Needs some tender loving care ex. ball washers,. They did have lots of works crews cleaning up some areas of course. Should be good to play later in sason.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


hatcherad's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played by myself just to get familiar with the course and found it to be very challenging I would recommend for friends and family to play Lake Forest Golf Course, I really enjoyed my round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Layout"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
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Reviewed on

Great layout! Would love to play this course again when it is green.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent!"


Tim6524055's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2018
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Reviewed on

I love this course! For locals it’s a great option for a change. I love the contours and hills on this course. Plateau tee boxes and lots of up and down really makes it challenging. Great greens and just a well maintained course overall. Check it out. You won’t be disappointed.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"First time at the Course."


Timothywebb63's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2018
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Reviewed on

Delayed tee time due to members getting out late but was able to complete the round in a timely fashion due to pace of play. Very nice course. Would recommend it for play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"should have been better"


uUUOO7998UU's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

pretty poor shape-greens spotty--very ragged on the edges--rough off fairway terrible-not grass; roots and debris--could be good lay-out but just not in adequate condition


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"The Beast"


raybark1952's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2018
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Reviewed on

Lake Forest is a true test of golf. Fair but requires accurate s hots especially off the tee. Greens are fast but hard to read. Elev as tion changes make this course unique in our area. I recommend the challenge.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



Movelle's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Good for a 3rd choice"


Troy3494844's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Traveling as much as I do I like to experience as many courses as possible. This course was average at best . I thought the course had a decent layout with only 1 par three that caught your eye and made you want to take a picture.. They were very busy the day I played so the pace of play was slow also the people they paired me up with were 20 or so handicaps.( very long round 5.5 hrs) the pro shop looked like they might be on their last ditch effort to remain open, no inventory and what they had looked like you might see at a swap meet.. I went in after my round to get a box of balls, to try and support their course but the pro shop staff was outside puffing on a cigarette like a train so I left without the balls..their drinks were way overpriced but I bought some anyway..

In conclusion, if there’s no tee times at the rtj course or another course it would be a good third choice.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



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