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4.2
48 Reviews (48)
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
87.9%
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45 out of 48 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6804 yards
Slope 132
Rating 73.0

Course Details

Year Built 1919
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/30
Architect Tom Bendelow (1919) Larry Packard (1975)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $16
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Lodging

Lodging Available

Available Facilities

Lounge, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Available Activities

Swimming

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Illinois (2016 #6)

Reviews

4.2
48 Reviews (48)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 6
This course/club is great for:
Entertaining Clients 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 8

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Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

To many leaves

To my leaves made it hard to find the ball..map on scorecard was difficult to follow.. Course otherwise was very challenging and in great shape.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Unhappy

The courses rough was extremely long and the staff was very unfriendly they were prepping for a golf outing the next day and people were jumping holes all over the place and they didn’t care

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
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

Excellent course, excellent shape, and great bar!

The course is in excellent shape. It's a challenging course, especially the first five holes. Long par threes (except 1). Great layout. Staff was good. Nancy in the clubhouse is a fantastic bartender! Come try it! You will love it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

First time playing this course in a couple yrs and as always was very happy with the course its condition and the staff.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed with course condition.

Have played this course numerous times over the last fifteen years or so. This is the poorest overall condition I have seen it in. The rough had.not been mowed, the traps had weeds growing in them, many trees are dead, etc. It used to be the only issue was hard greens that wouldn't hold. Not so now.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times 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
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Really enjoy golfing here and play it as often as we can

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

course was in fair shape. I think it was due to too much rain earlier in summer and no rain later in summer. played here many times course is always in good shape. staff at course are very nice every time I have been there.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

New management made HUGE improvements!

Golf course has changed a lot under the new management. It is night and day from previous management. Highly recommend this golf course. Great lay out with a very friendly staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tight

Short,tight course but rough makes it hard to score. I would play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Average but worse than I remember

It was unfortunate to see such a great course in poor condition. The layout is great, plays long, and normally a nice challenge. The course has really gone downhill with management turnover as most fairways and greens were very dirty and full of chunks and divots. There were no markers on any of the fairways and hardly identifiable markings on path for distances. However, given the busy weekend traffic, pace of play wasn’t too bad. In all, good for the money but not what it used to be.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 298
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Saturday $10 Hot Deal

See my previous review of Pontiac Elks. Awesome place and has a great vibe. The greens were aerated recently (medium cores and not sanded) but still rolling okay...a tad bumpy but a $10 hot deal was a steal. Plus no one on the course practically. Played in 220. Simply awesome and fun to get a groove going. Look forward to playing there in 2018 a few more times....well worth the drive. A few of the regulars told me that that folks at Wolf Creek have taken over the maintenance of the course and that bodes well for quick fast greens because Wolf Creek takes care of their greensites very very well. Go play this place!!

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