A view of a green at Tanna Farms Golf Club.
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3.4
268 Reviews (268)
5 Stars
61
4 Stars
123
3 Stars
38
2 Stars
29
1 Stars
17
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.6
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.0
69.5%
Recommend this course
213 out of 268 reviews
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3.4
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.5
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.0
69.2%
Recommend this course
36 out of 52 reviews
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3.3
58 Reviews (58)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
6
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.4
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
3.9
63.8%
Recommend this course
37 out of 58 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6510 yards
Slope 131
Rating 72.0

Tanna Farms Golf Club in Geneva offers some of the best golf that the Fox Valley has to offer. The layout meanders across prairies covered with wildflowers and weaves through lush wetlands. The course begins with the stunning signature hole. The par-3 opener has an island green that sets the scene for this thrilling and memorable round. Although it's a seemingly short course at 6,510 yards from the back tees, what it lacks in length it makes up for with plenty of other challenges. Besides the first hole, there are a few other tough par 3s, including one with a postage-stamp sized green. There are some daunting par 5s as well. Tanna Farms Golf Club is not a lengthy course but the layout is generously spaced to offer breathing room between the holes and the undulating slopes and subtle elevation changes make it pay much longer.

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Course Details

Year Built 2001
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season April to December
Architect Roy Case (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Amex MasterCard Visa card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.4
268 Reviews (268)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 18
Watching the Game 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 19
Water Hazards 19
Forced Carries 17
This course/club is great for:
Locals 17
Advanced Golfers 13
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 11
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 23
Worth the Drive 13

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Conditions Excellent
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3.0
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Perfect weather
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Be prepared for a slow round

Course uses no on course monitors so play is almost always slow. Course is in decent condition but greens and bunkers were in poor condition.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 9
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4.0
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Tanna Farms

Some greens and fairways had bare spots or areas. People obviously not replacing divots or repairing ball marks on the greens. Nice layout and fun course to play with some easier holes and some challenging holes. They have cut down marsh areas (high) grasses and weeds and course looks very different, but nice affect. Recent aireation of greens made for some tricky putting. Pace was pretty good with mix of twosomes and foursomes. Recommend Tanna Farms Golf.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Tell us the greens were aerated when booking.

What can I say other than the greens were hot bad they were horrible. Never saw putts bounce this bad. I know this is the time of year to aerate, but at least roll them so it somewhat resembles a green!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Wet and wild

This run is very challenging so you better bring your "A" game. The sand traps and water can eat you up if you are errant with your shot making. Unfortunately we played a day after a 3" rainfall the night before so all the sand traps were unplayable (many under water) and some fairways were soggy with standing water. The greens had also recently been aerated, making putting very difficult and actually unfair as balls were diverted by the "swiss cheese" hole patterns. I would not play this course again in the fall after aeration since its difficult enough without bad greens.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Course Maintenance

This is an odd course - starts off with a short par 3 over water. The course itself is not overly difficult and there is some picturesque scenery. My only big complaint is that the course has been poorly maintained over the years. Cart paths are mostly paved, but have deteriorated to the point that they are bubbling up and falling apart. Neither the greens or the fairways have been well kept. Divots, dead grass and unrepaired ball marks are the norm. In addition, the sand traps are more like gravel pits or hard packed clay. The course has potential, but has been neglected for too long.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

For a beginning golfer this is not the course to learn on. This is more for the golfer who has some experience with his game. Lots of par 5 holes running between houses makes it very challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great pace of play

The greens and the sand needed a little work, but everything else was great. Not many people out which was great. We were able to get in 17 before the sunset. 3 par threes on the front makes for a long back 9. The par threes are also very very short.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Ughhhhh- quirkiness just to be quirky is never good

Won't play here again. Staff was fine. Course not in the best shape. Course is definitely not walkable. Layout is awful, the worst my buddy had seen and he's a pro golfer. One tee box was a couple thousand yards apart from the next. The course was designed to be quirky, with no actual reason for doing so. There is no rough. You either hit the fairway, or lose your ball because of the 6 foot plus tall grass/weeds surrounding the entire course.

A couple of island greens. An island FAIRWAY. 2 600+ yard par 5's. 6 out of 18 holes were par 3's. Literally the oddest course I have ever played. Not nearly worth paying $70 when I can go play a Trent Jones designed course near me for the same amount.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Tanna Farms

Course was very wet due to overnite and morning rains. Traps were full of water and players do not fix ball marks on greens or replace divots. Course was cart path only today. Conditions at this course are normally better, except players normally do not fix ball marks or replace divots. Course should remind players when they check in at the course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointing

Greens look diseased. Soggy in some areas and dry in others. Many divots weren’t repaired. No ranger to keep Things moving and patrolled.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Could be great

Great layout. Not maintained very well. Would not play again for $57.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 323
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Course is in fair to average shape

Tanna's clubhouse and restaurant are closed. Proshop is open. Course begins with an island Par 3 and has no warm up range and a post stamp putting green not representative of the greens on the course. Greens are getting pretty chewed up this year with the hot weather - and course is over watered in places. We had a few plugged balls near greens. Course does not return to the clubhouse until the 18th. No running water to be had through out the round. Bring your own beverages or stock up the minute you see the beverage cart....there's not much a of selection in the pro-shop....the beverage cart selections are pretty limited as well. Tanna has an interesting routing generally a decent but not spectacular design. If you play the blue tees be forwarned that the back nine will eat your lunch - forced carries and 3 long long par 5's. The 12th hole is a target tee shot......and now unfortunately the 13th hole tee shot is very much the same as they let the smelly swamp grow all the way across what was never a dry fairway to begin with so you have an additional forced carry to fend with. 3 stars but trending downward as the course does need some TLC. Pace of place was very good - under 4 hours teeing off late morning. Recommend but it's a $30-$35 value. Any more and you feel like you're overpaying for what you get.....a real lack of facilities/amenities. And now for some good news or a rumor......nearby Mill Creek Golf Club which has been closed may reopen next season under the GolfVisions mgmt team. Drove by Mill Creek to see what was going on and they are still cutting, watering and somewhat maintaining it. It looked a lot greener than Tanna did! Let's cross our fingers Mill Creek re-opens - a better course and it also has a range and par 3 course.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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