Whitetail Ridge Golf Club

4.4711411765 4.5 stars from 5 (193)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6561 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 71.6
  • Layout

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Year built: 2007
Architect(s): Greg Martin (2007)
Type: Public
Style: Links

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6561 yards 71.6 130
Blue 71 6019 yards 69.1 124
Gold (W) 71 5497 yards 71.5 123
Gold 71 5497 yards 66.7 118
Silver 71 4931 yards 68.4 116

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 193 Reviews
5 stars:
86
4 stars:
89
3 stars:
16
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

184 out of 190 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers locals wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include water hazards elevation changes bunkers   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views  

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"Course is in Good Shape"


Sendog's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A pretty windy day made Whietail difficult off the back tees. But the course is in great shape for this early in the year.

The greens were faster and rolled with more break than anticipated. The bunkers looked like they could use a "fluff" but overall a great day. We keep coming back because it's one our of favorite courses out this way. Be sure to grab a hot dog at the turn!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000002899953's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



sadiebell8's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Solid"


Shankz's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

In spite of the persistent cold, we snuck a round in. Hard to rate the course conditions as the wrather haant warmed up yet, but considering the time of year the course is in good shape. No conplaints. Always a good experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Perfect afternoon in March (finally!!)"


HOTSPOTTS's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Illinois Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

A wonderful light wind sunny upper 50's late afternoon round at Whitetail. Course was not crowded and our foursome enjoyed a 415 pace even after letting a couple of singles play thru. A tad pricey for time of season but the greens were rolling fairly well. Fairways are still a bit wet/sloppy so course is playing long. Really didn't have any major mudball....a nice surprise. All areas of the course were in decent shape even the traps. A well designed fun track with good shot values. Driving range (off mats at current time) Solid clubhouse with showers. Recommend. Whitetail will be in really good shape this season once the grass starts growing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


Matthew1297081's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2018
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Reviewed on

Great layout. Challenging and in great shape for Feb 28th!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Awesome Winter Value"


Matthew1297081's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/22/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Love Whitetail. Always have...

Great place to play golf.. Challenging golf course. Well maintained. Great for winter golf!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Winter golf"


webb3277's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2017
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Reviewed on

Although the tee markers have been taken off the course, the course remains in excellent shape including tee boxes, fairway, traps and greens. This course has a variety of holes which differ in elevation from the front to the back nine. They have new carts which operate very nicely and also include a windshield and USB ports on both the driver and rider side. Range was still open with 3 mats available to hit from. Might have been the last 50 degree weather for a while. Always a great course to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Miguel7760572's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/16/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


Shankz's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played here a few times in the last couple years. Always in excellent shape. Never a slow round, and a nice layout that has variety without being overly difficult or easy. One of my favorites to play and a complete steal if you get a hot deal.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



jannilsen's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice late October day"


HOTSPOTTS's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Illinois Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Read my review 8/30/17 below. Whitetail was well maintained and in very good shape for the end of October. Greens rolling well and with lighter play the old ball marks not repaired properly aren't as much of an issue. With all the rains the track is a tad wet with lots of grass clippings in the fairways and a few ponded sand traps however they are maintained as best as can be expected. Driving range off mats still open but halfway house/services closed for the season with no water jugs on the course. A fun track. Recommended. $30/$40 value with good facilities all around.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Layout"


u000004398712's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was friendly. Course was in good shape. Some greens had ball marks that weren't repaired or were poorly repaired. I'm sure this course gets a lot of play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent golf course, one of my favorites"


u000003011733's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
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Reviewed on

Course is always beautiful and well manicured. Only negative today was that the concession stand was closed, and nobody was in the restaurant to even get a simple hot dog at 1:30 pm as the signage indicated. Beverages and an assortment of chips and candy was the only thing available from the pro shop. Better then nothing at all. I'm sure this was just due to a staffing issue. Will definitely play here again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Kentucky Blue"


m79vest's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From FLORIDA this course is spectacular! Greens in great shape as well as fairways. Good challenge


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Pmicha67's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very Nice Track"


HOTSPOTTS's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Illinois Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

A very enjoyable day at Whitetail Ridge. A flat water infused front nine followed by a back nine with the right amount of elevation changes to keep your interest. Not a lot of shade on the course but water jugs were filled, divot mix on the carts and all the pertinent information was given upon checking in. In excellent condition all areas. Wonderful green sizes and shapes with proper speed nicely contoured. Country vistas can be enjoyed. Clubhouse with showers and a welcoming bar restaurant area above the proshop overlooking the 1st hole and driving range. Decent grass range. All in all a well designed operation from course to facilities. 4.5 stars. Downgrading due to ridiculous cost of a range ball token ($6.50) and fairly expensive beverage prices. Highly recommended...worth a play at least twice a season. A lovely drive though sod farms and corn fields down IL 126.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A nice country course"


Jeff4899376's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course a few times.

It has always been in good condition.

Offers a few nice risk reward holes and is just a fun course to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Joseph9889448's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a year

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Sunday with the bro"


Tim9768048's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Make sure you bring plenty of balls if you plan on hitting out of bounds.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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