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4.6
258 Reviews (258)
5 Stars
149
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
3
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
97.9%
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249 out of 258 reviews
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4.5
2 Reviews (2)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.0
100.0%
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2 out of 2 reviews
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4.7
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Par 72
Length 7000 yards
Slope 136
Rating 73.8
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The Highlands of Elgin Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 2003
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bluegrass
Golf Season April - October
Architect Keith Foster (2003) Art Schaupeter (2010)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes - 30 grass tees driving range
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Discover accepted
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code No tank tops or cutoffs

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Reviews

4.6
258 Reviews (258)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
19th Hole Scenic Views 16
Patio Dining 16
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 31
Bunkers 29
Undulating Greens 28
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 28
Locals 23
A Weekend Splurge 15
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 30
Worth the Drive 26
Convenient to the City 6

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Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Nice course

Course was dry and greens were nice. Several other more expensive courses in the area were water logged. This is a nice course course that allows you to use every club in your bag. I’ll definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Amazing layout!

One of the most scenic tracks in the west burbs. Lots of up and downs & risk vs. rewards. Always a go to in the Elgin area. Must play!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Highly recommended course

Beautiful course condition, layout! Friendly staff and highly recommend this course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Nice Track

Nice layout and usually in fine shape. Some challenging holes and topography changes. Greens can sometimes be hit or miss.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Player

Beautiful layout, great condition, friendly staff and highly recommended!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

NIce links style course

The course is just off RTE20 in Elgin. The course was elevated, so there were many vista views. There was many holes with water. The sand traps were plentiful and the sand was quality level. There are many marsh that cross the fairways that caused a challenge. WIll play again once my skill level improves some.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 10-14
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 Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Not for the faint of heart, especially in windy conditions. The course demands accuracy and strategic play. Very fast greens and not many straight putts.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 10-14
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
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

Exceed my expectations. I can play there every day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best Track In Chicago- land

I play here 5-7 times per year and absolutely always love playing here. It is very challenging with a great scenery.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Well manicured

Fairways and greens in great shape. Links course is very challenging. I suggest clubbing down on tee box. Roll is plenty so take 3wood over driver.
F.Y.I. if using "hot deal" starter won't let you take your own cart if your single. Forces you to ride with stranger. Just odd.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Stop mowing while we are golfing

This course is very nice but the people mowing were mowing the grass while we were trying to play the same hole they were mowing on. At one point I had to run up to my ball yelling at him not to mow over my ball. Then after that we played the back nine while this same guy was following us hole by hole and mowing every hole we were trying to play . We teed off at 7:40AM so we could have a nice day but this was completely ruined by trying to dodge the guy on the mower. Complained to the club house afterwards and all he said was sorry about that...thanks for nothing. We will not be coming back and we play a lot of golf. You lose.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 37
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

My Favorite Course

Links type course with lots of elevation changes.Two holes(8&11)have forced carries over a quarry which runs thru the layout.Fairways and greens are generous size,but beware of fescue that runs thru the course.Play the proper tees and enjoy.Play the wrong tees and pay the price.Greens are getting faster and the course is in impeccable condition.I could play here seven days a week and never get bored.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 08/08/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us grumpy12. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Highlands of Elgin thanks you!

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