Tanna Farms Golf Club

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3.9
175
5 Stars
41
4 Stars
91
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.5
83.2%
Recommend this course
150 out of 175 reviews
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3.8
17
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.2
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.0
76.5%
Recommend this course
13 out of 17 reviews
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3.9
18
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.1
77.8%
Recommend this course
14 out of 18 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6510
Slope 131
Rating 72.0
Type Public
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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6510 yards 72.0 131
Blue 71 6033 yards 69.8 126
White 71 5437 yards 67.1 119
White (W) 71 5437 yards 72.3 124
Yellow (W) 72 4727 yards 68.4 115
Scorecard for Tanna Farms Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.0/131 140 508 194 361 490 168 414 433 159 2867 414 145 361 604 413 526 215 605 360 3643 6510
Blue M: 69.8/126 W: 70.4/119 120 482 167 345 465 152 389 402 128 2650 382 132 325 578 365 490 194 574 343 3383 6033
White M: 67.1/119 W: 69.4/117 95 436 135 298 418 134 362 377 101 2356 351 109 277 541 343 463 162 532 303 3081 5437
Yellow M: 65.4/116 W: 68.4/115 84 358 98 254 379 117 337 342 93 2062 328 83 235 456 284 420 108 483 268 2665 4727
Handicap 14 10 6 18 8 12 2 4 16 9 17 3 1 7 13 11 5 15
Par 3 5 3 4 5 3 4 4 3 34 4 3 4 5 4 5 3 5 4 37 71

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

Reviews

3.9
175

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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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fun course with 6 par threes so you can score well.

But many hazards keep it very competitive.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good warm up round

Started out bad, when pro shop told me I could have paid 26$ at course and we paid 35$ through Golf now. Course was in good shape a little different starting par 3-5-3. No amenities at the turn, you don't see club house until after 18

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played

Nice Windy Springtime Day

Tanna Farms was in decent shape and surprisingly dry given all the recent rains. A short sporty front nine is followed by a much longer back nine containing 3 par 5's. When the wind is howling from the south it's a long long way into the clubhouse. See my review of 8/22/16 for hints and other comments. Worth a play at least once a year.....$30 - $35 course at most. $5 for a can of Goose Island IPA is a bit much.....folks in the clubhouse and the cart girl were very very nice. While they have no room to put in a warm up range (Mill Creek range is nearby) if there's one suggestion to make - Tanna Farms should seriously consider installing a representative practice putting green somewhere.....the postage stamp practice green next to the clubhouse with sticks to aim at (no actual holes) isn't very friendly or of much use given the longest putt you can hit is maybe 30 feet at most. It's likely pretty off putting to first timers who not only are faced with an island green par 3 1st hole that has a large green - so you have no way to even get a feel for any longer putts which you'll likely face if not on the 1st green....later in the round.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

great long course

Love this course. If you need a long course to challenge your game. Here it is. With 4 sets of tee boxes black playing over 6500yds.

Each hole has its challenges, tight fairways, water and natural hazards.

Errant golfers should play it short as not to kill any of the residents that this course wraps around.

Oh and don't be too intimadated by the first hole par 3 island green. Lol

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Nice Course but not GolfNow Friendly

The course is great. It was rough this time, but it's mid-February . I have played it mid summer and it's always in good condition. There's a nice mix of holes.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Poor weather
Used cart

Cold Day, but fast pace of play

I played 16 holes in 1 hour and 43 minutes, as temperature was 36 degrees.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 12/16/2016

Thanks for coming out and playing during the cold weather! We appreciate it! Hope to see you back out on the greens once the snow melts!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great Course

We had a great time at Tanna Farms. Great customer service from the Pro Shop, cart girl and restaurant after our round. We loved the course (although we lost a few balls in the high "weeds" and wet lands. Wasn't ready for the Par 3 Island Green on the 1st hole . . . would have loved to see it later in the course.

We will be back!!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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TannaFarms
Commented On 10/25/2016

Thanks for coming out and playing! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the course and we appreciate the positive feedback! We look forward to seeing you back at Tanna Farms soon!

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Good course nice round

Very interesting lay-out. Staff was very friendly, let us go out in advance of tee time since course was not crowded. Will certainly be back, I think I could score better with some advance knowledge of course(you cannot always hit driver for example). Great pace, I love it when people put the clubs away for October. Played 18 in three hours flat.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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TannaFarms
Commented On 10/12/2016

Thanks for coming out and playing! Glad to see you had an enjoyable experience at Tanna Farms. We hope to have you back out on the course soon!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very playable course

First time playing this course. Conditions were very good, greens were on faster side. Nice mix of shorter, strategic holes and long par 5's. Nice mix of par 3's. We played 18 in just over 3 hours on an overcast day, with few people playing.

Course runs through housing so the routing is a bit odd at times. Couple of really long walks between holes.

Nice bar for after round drink

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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TannaFarms
Commented On 10/04/2016

Thank you for coming out and playing and for stopping by Boonie's after your round. Glad to see that you had a great overall experience at Tanna Farms. We hope to have you back soon!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Different

6 par 3 holes and 5 par 5's - a few of the par 5's long and tough. Nice layout in excellent shape. Only criticism I could find is that there is no practice facility

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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TannaFarms
Commented On 09/23/2016

Thank you for coming out and playing with us! The par 5's are pretty tough, but we are glad to see you enjoyed the course. Please come back and see us soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good time

Very good . Was wet because it rained but good experience.

Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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TannaFarms
Commented On 09/12/2016

We hope the rain did not ruin your round! Thank you for the 4 stars and hope you will be back to see us in the future!

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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenge

Nice course. Front kinda easy, back very challenging. I'll play here again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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TannaFarms
Commented On 09/12/2016

Thank you for the review! The back 9 can certainly be challenging, but we are glad that you enjoyed playing them. We look forward to having you back out on the course soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very challenging target golf.

Other than being a little soggy from the recent rains. The course was very good condition.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 09/06/2016

Thank you for the 5 Stars! Hope to have you back out when the weather is a bit better!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun day

The course was a bit sloppy. Greens and fairways were beat up a bit. Pace was great until a group spent 20+ minutes on the last 4 holes. Very friendly employees. Overall it's a great place to play

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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TannaFarms
Commented On 09/06/2016

Glad to see you had a fun day while playing our course! We hope to have you back out soon!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Pump the water out the sand traps please!!

Tanna Farms is a decently maintained track that suffers from a lack of flow to the course with a short par 34 front. With no driving range to warm up (Mill Creek is nearby) the course begins with an island green par 3 test which virtually guarantees to wreck a scorecard immediately if you don't hit a quality iron from the get go. Driving distance between several of the greens to next tee gets old. If you're an average player do yourself a big favor and play the white tees at this course (5437/119 slope). If you don't from the blue tees (6033/126 slope) you'll be challenged with several very difficult driving holes requiring at least a 175 plus plus carry to the fairway....and two extremely brawny back nine par 5's of over 570 yards each.....back nine plays almost 3400 yards, par 37. Your driver better be on from the blues otherwise you're in for a very long day. Several approach shots to greens are uphill (it doesn't look like it) and taking an extra club and going over the green is normally far better than short of the putting surfaces. 3.5 stars.....the sand traps were terrible and our group lost a few balls in the temporary ponds in the sand traps.....otherwise in decent shape.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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TannaFarms
Commented On 09/06/2016

Thank you for the review and for leaving lots of great tips for future golfers! We hope to see you back out on the greens soon!

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