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244 Reviews (244)
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
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4.5
23 Reviews (23)
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4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
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4.4
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4.6
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
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4.5
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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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7000 yards 73.8 136
Black/Gold 72 6786 yards 72.9 134
Gold 72 6365 yards 71.1 130
Gold/Silver 72 6039 yards 69.5 126
Silver 72 5625 yards 67.7 122
Silver (W) 72 5625 yards 72.1 125
White (W) 72 4901 yards 68.1 116
Scorecard for The Highlands of Elgin
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: 73.8/136 414 561 383 151 436 581 254 363 418 3561 395 471 530 310 511 166 440 198 414 3435 6996
Black - Gold M: 72.9/134 414 522 383 155 436 535 203 363 418 3429 395 429 530 310 511 166 404 198 414 3357 6786
Gold M: 71.1/130 372 522 355 134 399 535 203 324 368 3212 369 429 502 280 480 137 404 167 385 3153 6365
Gold-Silver M: 69.5/126 372 451 355 134 351 491 167 324 368 3013 369 369 479 280 480 137 360 167 385 3026 6039
Silver M: 67.7/122 W: 72.1/125 311 451 310 107 351 491 167 290 320 2798 348 369 479 255 432 109 360 144 331 2827 5625
White W: 68.1/116 277 420 268 76 309 439 125 233 291 2438 312 323 439 201 394 73 309 123 289 2463 4901
Handicap 9 3 13 17 5 1 15 11 7 12 2 4 18 6 16 8 14 10
Par 4 5 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 36 4 4 5 4 5 3 4 3 4 36 72

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

4.5
244 Reviews (244)

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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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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
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
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
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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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Played On
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
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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
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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
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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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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

this course delivers

Is being a hard course a bad thing? i dont think so. #1 this course is beautiful. #2 Is it hella challenging? yes. from the tips its 7,000 so if you are a dinker don't show up, go play some municipal course. This course demands respect and in order to that, bring a respectful game.

Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Condition & course laying out

Very nice course laying out specialy front nine and need course management.I really enjoyed playing like this.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

One of Best Courses in Western Suburbs

Worth the drive, great challenging layout, well maintained.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Good conditions and value

Play here 8-10 times a year
Always in great condition
Solid test
Played in under 4 hours
(3:40)
Must play

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course and great facilities

I love highlands of Elgin Course. It’s as good as some of the private courses I play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Still wet

although temp was good, grounds were very wet, cart path only...everything else was good to excellent ...definitely will be back when dryer conditions prevail...

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bad 'ole Keith Foster designed the front 9 and his former assistant Art Schaupeter designed the back. The course only loses marks for poor walkability. I'm sure the routing was influenced by the desire to spread out the 4 quarry holes across the 18. The beautiful par 3 7th is the highlight of the quarry holes, but there are many memorable holes besides these. Centerline bunkers, fescue, and fairway bunkers make the tee shots more challenging than most approach shots and greens. Great value for the quality.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Illinois Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

1st day open in 2019. Showing good early conditions

I love this course and I have never had a bad experience here outside of that induced upon myself by poor play or poor decision making.
This continued today. For mid March, the course is looking good and playing well. I can only imagine this will improve to phenomenal in the weeks to come. They protected the course with cart path only rules and we were still able to keep pace.
Though almost all grass was still brown, the fairways, greens and rough were surprisingly consistent and playable.
Signs of improvements in the works around the course and overall, we could not have asked for better conditions for our first round of 2019. I look forward to returning for many more!
I should add that we sat down for a drink and a bowl of chicken chili in the clubhouse afterward . It was delicious and a great way to wrap up a great round. Grumpy Goat is a great place to hang with a great view of the course and the staff is always friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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