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4.3
210
5 Stars
97
4 Stars
79
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
3
Staff Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.9
Layout
0
86.3%
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181 out of 210 reviews
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210
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
8
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3
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0
Staff Friendliness
3.9
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
81.0%
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17 out of 21 reviews
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210
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
3.9
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.6
Layout
4.1
78.9%
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30 out of 38 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6903
Slope 139
Rating 74.5
Type Public
Makray Memorial Golf Club is a public course that has been open since 1962. To commemorate 40 years of great golf, the course was remodeled and revamped in 2002. The renovations improved its playability and also made it more challenging. The championship-caliber layout features strategically placed bunkers, including some Scottish-style sod-faced ones, and tricky water hazards on several holes. The hilly terrain offers both challenging elevation changes and scenic views. The golf course finishes with a long par 5 that plays across a canyon of berms to a narrow fairway. Further accuracy is needed to reach the well guarded green surrounded by high berms, a pot bunker to the left, and a deep, steep bunker to the right. In addition to the course, Makray Memorial G.C. boasts an extensive practice facility with 1 1/2 acres of grass teeing ground, two putting greens, and a short-game area.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6903 yards 74.5 139
Gold 71 6573 yards 73.0 135
Silver 71 6215 yards 71.4 131
Silver (W) 71 6215 yards 71.1 140
Green 71 5716 yards 69.1 126
Green (W) 71 5716 yards 74.3 134
Bronze 71 5168 yards 66.7 120
Bronze (W) 71 5168 yards 71.3 128
Scorecard for Makray
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: 74.5/139 436 425 342 175 452 556 201 302 430 3319 468 471 314 189 355 562 426 244 555 3584 6903
Gold M: 73.0/135 418 407 347 155 433 540 190 298 414 3202 431 450 304 173 337 552 389 215 520 3371 6573
Silver M: 71.4/131 W: 77.1/140 387 395 333 135 411 524 178 274 388 3025 408 429 294 158 322 533 351 197 498 3190 6215
Bronze M: 66.7/120 W: 71.3/128 280 350 274 128 362 438 112 249 297 2490 379 365 284 101 258 439 322 141 392 2681 5171
Handicap 13 1 11 7 5 9 15 17 3 4 2 14 16 12 6 8 18 10
Par 4 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 35 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 5 36 71
Handicap (W) 15 1 3 9 7 11 17 13 5 12 6 14 18 8 4 2 16 10

Course Details

Year Built 1962
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Architect ILT Vignocchi (2002) Bob Lohmann

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code No blue jeans. Collared shirts for men, although mock turtlenecks are acceptable. Shorts no shorter then 3 inches above the knee.

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Reviews

4.3
210

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 25
Patio Dining 17
19th Hole Scenic Views 14
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 35
Elevation Changes 26
Bunkers 25
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 34
A Weekend Splurge 13
Entertaining Clients 13
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 31
Worth the Drive 22
Convenient to the City 4
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3.0
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Not worth the money

This is a pretty mediocre course for a premium price. I used to play here as a kid when it was Thunderbird and it is marginally better but I’d rather play the old TBird for half the price. Still very dry. Seems underwatered. Traps are hard pan under a thin layer of sand. Didn’t like the fact that they made us start on 10. Service people were very nice.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Worth the trip

Really enjoyed playing this course. Suggest downloading or making a copy of the descriptions from their website first time playing. Lot’s of blind shots off the tee on the front 9. More straight forward on the back 9. Hard to find a straight putt on any greens. Pay attention to the flag colors as the greens are big.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great value for a tough course

Had a great time today at Makray. Greens are lightning fast, but in great shape - stay below the hole! They layout is great, and the course is tough but fair if you execute your shots. A little forgiving off the tea, but very hard on you if you miss the green. We played in under 4 hours on a tough hot day. I have lived in the area and never played Makray before because it is not an $80 course during the week which is what is normally charged. There are so many great courses that are much better values...Bowes Creek, Highlands of Elgin, Prairie Landing, Thunderhawk.. At $49 on golf now, this was a great value and well worth playing.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tough course. Great condition. Fast challenging greens

I recommend this course if you are looking for a challenging round. You definitely have to stay focused and play to your length off the tee. I played from the gold tees and should of played from the silver. Would definitely play this course again.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

FAST GREENS

GREENS ARE VERY DIFFICULT. VERY FAST AND UNDULATIONS ARE NOT FOR THE AVERAGE PLAYER. COUNT ON 3 PUTTING MANY GREENS. HOLE 4. & 9 GREENS ARE HORRIFIC AND THE SUPERINTENDENT MUST HAVE HAD A BAD DAY AS THE PIN PLACEMENTS WERE VERY CHALLENGING IF NOT UNFAIR AND WOULD NOT BE APPROVED BY USGA IN A TOURNAMENT.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
was not blown away with the way the course was manicured. did not live up to the hype that this place is THE place to play. staff was not accommodating when they saw me waiting to check in as they picked up phone to help them when clearly, I was waiting for over 5 minutes while the person at the desk chatted away with another patron. very bad first impression and will not come back to play at this garbage course
Staff Friendliness Poor
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

It was like putting on a pool table

I'm all up for a challenge; however, the greens here are ridiculously difficult which is why we didn't go back last year. The challenging pin placements would not have been so bad except the ball, even with a slightest of taps, rolled by again and again. The collective foursome was beyond frustrated and it certainly did not help pace of play.
Staff Friendliness Fair
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

tough greens

Course layout is great and fair. Greens are fast, sloped, and two putts are a bonus for first time player.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent

Stay & Play Offers

$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
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