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3.6
159 Reviews (159)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
5
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.6
Value
3.2
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
2.7
Amenities
3.6
57.6%
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4.0
1 Reviews (1)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
3.0
Layout
3.0
Pace
3.0
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
3.0
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Value
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Layout
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6677 yards
Slope 129
Rating 72.2

Naperbrook Golf Course sprawls across rolling hills covered with native prairie grasses. Located in northwest Plainfield, the course was carefully carved from pristine Illinois farmland. The traditional links-style layout nicely balances player-friendly elements with more challenging ones. Like many links courses, wind will most likely be a factor. The fairways are open and fairly generous and the large greens have interesting undulations and tiers. Though the golf course is routed through 10 different ponds, water isn't the most prominent hazard. Instead you'll find the tall grasses to be the more challenging test. There are also some tricky hidden bunkers strategically placed throughout. The par 5s are long but reachable and the par 3s are particularly challenging, offer greater rewards to players who are willing to take risks. In addition to the golf course, Naperbrook is also home to a 10-acre driving range.

Course Details

Year Built 1991
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Blue Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/15 Closed: 11/15
Architect Larry Packard (1991)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $18
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Catering

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities

Reviews

3.6
159 Reviews (159)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
Patio Dining 13
Watching the Game 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 19
Bunkers 17
Thick Rough 17
This course/club is great for:
Locals 26
Walkers 21
Seniors 13
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 28

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Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

A the kid sister to Springbrook. I enjoy this course as it it is fun to play but not overly difficult. I enjoy meeting the random people I meet here.
This used to be an easy tee time to get, but it is getting harder these days. Course is always in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Nice Layout, Slow Pace, Poor Etiquette

Enjoyable course design, conditions tee-to-green are very good. Staff, carts and amenities very good. That said: Areas of Concern.
1) Play is often slow and the etiquette is shallow. No rangers checking pace of play. Slower groups typically do not let a faster group or twosome play through.
2) By August the greens are carpet bombed with unrepaired ball marks.
3) Pin placements: On 1/3rd to 1/2 of greens on most days the pins are set in locations you'd see on a Sunday PGA event. Buried in corners, tucked in just over a sand trap. The superintendent is trying to protect the middle 75% of the greens from ball marks, and doing a good job of it. The problem, however, is most players can't shape shots or spin the ball close to the tucked away pin placements. This pin placement issue is the same at Springbrook.
All things considered Naperbrook can be an enjoyable round of golf, but be prepared for slow play, pock-marked greens and have your wedges dialed in tight to get anywhere near the pin placements.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course out in the burbs!

I’ve been playing this course for years and always enjoy it. Although easy off the tee, the course has its challenges. It’s akso easy to find a good deal out there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 12/12/2017:
Thank you for the positive review! We appreciate your continued business and are glad to hear you find the course to be a great value!
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Adequate

The course was in good shape for November. Greens were still healing from an aeration...necessary evil of fall golf. Course layout was somewhat generic. Not overly difficult. Would be a good place for beginners and high handicappers to play. No complaints, overall. Pretty average park district course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from on 11/08/2017:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We appreciate the kind words about the condition of the course!
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Springbrook

For the time of the year the course was in great shape. Even the irradiated greens played fast. Most of the holes play to my flaws (slice) which made it more enjoyable. Not a difficult course but it can play long. For my round it was a great value at a really good golf course.

***The pace of play was great, but there were only 9 people on the course due to the weather so the four stars are deceiving. Friendly staff and amenities were also nice.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from on 11/02/2017:
Thank you for the kind review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your day out on the course and came out to play despite the weather!
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course

It was a bit windy so several holes were a challenge to hit the green in regulation. Two of the par fives were playing over 560 and into the wind so they were beasts. One of the par 4's was 425 or so and was tough into the wind was well. My wife is a 7 and she found the same holes very difficult from her tees as well. Greens were in good condition. They had grounds worker actually repairing the ball marks on the greens. He said he would end up doing it twice but as usual with most courses the golfers don't repair their marks but at least the course tried. Still the greens were good but tough to read. The fairways were great and we loved the layout.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Response from on 10/24/2017:
Thank you for the kind review! We are glad to hear you embraced the challenge of the course! We are happy to hear you and your wife had a great day on the course and we look forward to having you back again soon!
Played On
Reviews 40
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Times

I came as a single and got paired up with two great local guys. They shared their knowledge of the course and helped make it a fun day.
Nice Callaway rental clubs for $25.00!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Response from on 10/17/2017:
We are glad to hear you had a great day on the course and look forward to having you back again soon!
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from on 09/25/2017:
Thank you!
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 09/22/2017:
Thank you!
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice place to play

Played a round at Naperbrook.. Course is not really difficult. Pace of play was good as we finished in about 4 hours. Greens can be a bit tricky,

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Response from on 09/15/2017:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are glad you had a nice pace of play!
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Local Gem

Naperbrook Golf Course is a great local gem run by the Naperville Park District. The course is well maintained. There is a driving range and putting green available for practice. Watch Golf Now for the "Hot Deals" available for this course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from on 09/15/2017:
Thank you for the positive review!
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens like moon's surface

Looked like the pins hadn't been moved in a week. Apparently the course doesn't repair ball marks either. The course is well designed and lush but the grass was rather long not allowing much roll in the fairways. Course was packed with an outing and they ran out of carts so you had to wait until your tee time to receive a cart coming off 18. Starter was overly concerned with a receipt despite the fact that we had an electronic confirmation of full payment and a set of rental clubs in our possession.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Response from on 09/12/2017:
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We apologize that you were unhappy with ball marks on the green, we encourage all of our golfers to be courteous but, unfortunately, that is a tough thing to police on the course. We still hope you had an enjoyable day on the course.
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from on 09/15/2017:
Thank you!
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

One of the finest course around.

Having played other courses in the area I decided to play NaperBrooke for the first time. Boy,was I glad I did. Perfect layout,condition,and price.(senior) Staff were very friendly and professional. Already have future T-times set.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 09/07/2017:
Thank you so much for the 5* review! We look forward to having you back again soon!
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

August 26 2017

Great course. Will play again. The only set back this round was the slow play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 08/29/2017:
Thank you for the kind words!
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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from on 08/21/2017:
Thank you!
Played On
Reviews 24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from on 08/21/2017:
Thank you!
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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A good time for Duffers

This course is designed for the average golfer or the weekend duffer. It is challenging yet not to the point of being totally frustrated by the end of the eighth hole. Playing from the tips looks to be a fair test for the not so faint of heart. The service is great-accommodating, and friendly. Play it once and I'm sure you will want it to be your "home course".

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 08/16/2017:
Thank you for the kind review! We like to think that our course is appealing all skill levels so we are glad to hear your feedback!
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather

4 stars

Course was good shape, greens were rolling well for just having the storms pass through the day before. Pace of play was excellent, didn't wait once to have to hit. Usually play from the back +325 yds, moved up one box, made a big difference in the wet conditions. Green breaks are very subtle on these undulating multi-tiered greens. It's all about the 2nd shot here for the most part.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Response from on 08/08/2017:
Thank you!
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