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4.8
136 Reviews (136)
5 Stars
100
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.6
96.6%
Recommend this course
122 out of 136 reviews
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Average Rating
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5.0
3 Reviews (3)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.3
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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4.9
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
19 out of 19 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7055 yards
Slope 143
Rating 74.3

Located in Wheaton, Cantigny Golf offers 27 holes of championship golf that plays across a beautiful landscape of rolling hills covered with hardwood trees and mature oaks. There are also 12 lakes and two wandering creeks that come into play throughout all of the golf courses. The holes are divided into three nines appropriately named the Lakeside, Hillside, and Woodside. They provide three very different 18-hole combinations. The Woodside/Lakeside Course is a tight course that plays through trees. The many water hazards also demand accuracy. There are interesting elevation changes as well as numerous strategically placed bunkers. All of the Cantigny golf courses are challenging yet playable, making it a great place for tournaments. In the past it has hosted the Illinois Amateur Championship and several USGA qualifiers.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 7055 yards 74.3 143
Blue (W) 72 6604 yards 78.7 146
Blue 72 6604 yards 72.3 138
Blue/White 72 6404 yards 71.4 136
Blue/White (W) 72 6404 yards 77.7 144
White 72 6237 yards 70.6 134
White (W) 72 6237 yards 76.7 142
White/Red (W) 72 5707 yards 73.7 135
White/Red 72 5707 yards 68.2 128
Red (W) 72 5425 yards 72.2 132
Red 72 5425 yards 66.9 125
Scorecard for Woodside/Lakeside
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Championship M: 74.3/143 424 553 227 397 379 446 549 171 472 3618 410 600 382 191 522 335 411 176 410 3437 7055
Blue M: 72.3/138 W: 78.7/146 403 521 200 367 362 420 522 158 393 3346 388 564 365 176 505 330 389 163 378 3258 6604
Blue/White M: 71.4/136 W: 77.7/144 403 509 179 367 362 382 498 158 375 3233 375 542 365 163 505 322 375 163 353 3163 6396
White M: 70.6/134 W: 76.7/142 383 509 179 330 344 382 498 134 375 3134 375 542 345 163 483 322 375 145 353 3103 6237
White/Red M: 68.2/128 W: 73.7/135 383 474 119 330 344 354 427 134 322 2887 321 479 345 125 483 280 305 145 295 2778 5665
Red M: 66.9/125 W: 72.2/132 344 474 119 288 308 354 427 103 322 2739 321 479 310 125 432 280 305 139 295 2686 5425
Handicap 11 1 15 17 9 3 5 13 7 10 2 12 14 6 18 8 16 4
Par 4 5 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 36 4 5 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1989
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/15 Closed: 10/31
Architect Roger Packard (1989) Jacobson Golf Course Design (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $20
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Cantigny Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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Reviews

4.8
136 Reviews (136)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
19th Hole Scenic Views 8
Dinner 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 18
Water Hazards 18
Thick Rough 13
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 17
A Weekend Splurge 15
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 15
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 22
Worth the Drive 12

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Great time

Full tee sheet with a twenty five minute frost delay. Still managed to get in 18 in 4.5 hours. Greens were decent and staff was friendly. Challenging course. Loved it.

Course gave coupon for reduced rate golf. While appreciated, the coupon was for limited use until April 30th (2019). Not much golf is played in April ( weather) -in chicagoland. Hoping for warmer fall days & an early spring! Coupon should have been through May at least.

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One of the Best Public Golf Courses in the US

Cantigny Golf lives up to its billing as one of the best public golf courses not only in Chicagoland but throughout the whole USA. Service excellence from the bag drop area, the pro shop and the starter area. Really enjoyed the game and the picture perfect sceneries along the fairways. Looking forward to my next round with friends.

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Perfect weather
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The course was in perfect condition with a very friendly staff. We played 36 for a fairly reasonable rate that included lunch. I haven't played Cog Hill but have played the General in Galena and this is just as scenic and challenging as the General, This is a memorable course

Conditions Excellent
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Wet weather
Used cart

Making Chicken Salad out of Chicken ****.

Trying to get a round in under iffy weather conditions. Mon ster downpour after 6 holes. Called off course and the people at Cantigny could not hjave been nicer. Sheltered opur cart, offered a raincheck if we couldn't get basck out. Adfter 1/2 hour rain stopped , the sun came oput, and we had a tremendoius back nine. Kudos to the entire staff for making it a great day.

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Great!

High quality course, nice staff, and the prices are fair.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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Pace Excellent
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Skill Advanced
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5.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart

Golf and more

Played and got what I had expected from Cantigny...wonderful day.

went back for parent/child event...what a great experience....

putting green course was the best...thank you to the staff for a wonderful tme.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Advanced
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Conditions Excellent
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Amenities Excellent
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5.0
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Cantigny

Excellent course. Country Club experience. This is one of the better golf courses in the Chicago area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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5.0
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Awesome conditions!

Course was immaculate! Played on the 4th of July and we were on the back9 all alone! Greens are true and fairways are awesome!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
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Pace Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Awesome Course Great shape

Cantigny is a wonderful course. Played Lakeside Woodside.. Usually wet but we played it the day after rain and it is draining well. Course renovations are underway but the greens and fairways are in great shape. If you can play it for $80 or less jump on it. $110 it a bit much even for this gem. Staff is super friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very rewarding experience

I love the course. Beautiful, very good paced, good weather. The course is well maintained and surrendered by the trees.
Highly recommending

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

Excellent as Always

Just the best course/facilities in the area. Well manicured, fast & smooth greens - everything is literally 5 stars. Have been playing here for years and have over 100 rounds in the books.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

The course was wonderfully maintained. The staff was friendly and outgoing. The pace was great. 4 players finished in 4:10. Challenging enough for intermediate golfers while not being too difficult for beginners.

My only issue is that it is expensive and there are 2/18 (11.1%) holes of the course that are heavily under construction. I think while that is going on, there should be an 11.1% discount.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Plays A few times a week
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

We loved this course. Can’t wait to return. It’s a true championship course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course in terrific shape

Always a pleasure to play Cantigny. The course as usual was in great shape, the tees, fairways and greens all very well manicured, and the rough and natural areas are starting to turn to fall colors making it the course visually appealing. Service slow in the restaurant but the food was quite good, overall a great experience. Hard to go wrong with Cantigny.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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