Red Tail Run Golf Club

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4.6
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4 Stars
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4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
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67 out of 70 reviews
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4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.1
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7309 yards
Slope 132
Rating 74.7

Red Tail Run Golf Club is situated on the south side of Decatur, Ill. The course stretches across open, gently rolling land where the bird that the club was named after, the Red Tail Hawk, circles freely overhead. Designed by PGA Hall of Famer Raymond Floyd, the golf course features large, undulating greens and wide, rolling fairways. Native prairie grasses also accent the landscape, adding to the layout's level of difficulty. At 5,651 yards, the golf course isn't terribly long but the openness of the landscape means that your round will be subject to the wind. Depending on how it's blowing, it can play much longer. Red Tail Run Golf Club has a mix of challenging and player-friendly holes, giving the course appeal for players of all skill levels. Red Tail Run also has a driving range available for warming up.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7309 yards 74.7 132
Blue 72 6713 yards 72.0 125
White 72 6164 yards 69.5 118
Gold 72 5651 yards 67.1 113
Red (W) 72 5104 yards 68.8 116
Scorecard for Red Tail Run
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: 74.4/132 450 604 334 473 180 364 568 238 453 3664 420 398 466 157 564 491 342 231 618 3687 7351
Blue M: 71.7/125 416 552 316 424 165 339 518 206 400 3336 382 364 432 133 548 406 318 205 589 3377 6713
White M: 69.2/118 W: 73.4/125 383 522 280 399 143 300 490 188 370 3075 356 337 398 114 513 380 300 185 506 3089 6164
Gold M: 66.9/113 W: 71.6/122 357 487 244 362 121 272 474 164 342 2823 321 299 364 98 480 351 272 167 476 2828 5651
Red W: 68.5/116 283 461 226 331 105 244 454 136 308 2548 288 279 329 84 442 289 252 142 451 2556 5104
Handicap 11 9 15 1 17 13 7 5 3 14 12 4 18 8 2 16 6 10
Par 4 5 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 36 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 1 13 5 17 11 3 15 7 14 12 10 18 2 6 16 8 4

Course Details

Year Built 2006
Golf Season March - November (year round if no snow)
Architect Raymond Floyd (2006)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $16.00
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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Reviews

4.6
70

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 11
Thick Rough 10
Water Hazards 9
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 11
Locals 11
Seniors 9
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 11
Worth the Drive 11

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Nice course layout, wide fairways but you don’t want to miss them or you will lose balls., greens in good shape, large and numerous sand traps, quite a few doglegs. Overall very enjoyable mix of difficulty levels.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Well Maintained! Excellent Shape!

This was a wonderful surprise for a
Municipal course. Well maintained and manicured.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Red Tail continues to over book golf now tee times. You show up and have a fivesome. The staff are not very friendly, and have never been for years. They told me that they were booked heavy and that I would have to wait until 12:20 tee time to go. Watched for a half hour saw one couple go, and then we have a fivesome, although the other two went ahead and played behind us, it turned out ok.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

a true golfers course by Ray Floyd

this is a challenging course especially from the tips from which I played. course is set up where you must carry your drives or be looking at large oak trees. so choosing right tee box on this course will make or break you. 2 of the par threes are pro level at over 230 yards each and uphill. again play the right tees. course was in great shape, staff friendly and price right. will be back to play this gem.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Toughest par 3 around

You get a little bit of everything on this course ,linksstyle and woodsy back nine. Number 17 par 3 is a challenge about 185 yds, up hill and almost always into the wind plays more like 200 with long sloping green. Usually 20 to 30 mph winds all day long.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A fun course!

I really like this course and enjoy playing it. The double green ... #13 and #16 is a great feature! The front nine is very much "Links style", while the back nine has lots of trees and water. I always enjoy this course and recommend to everyone!

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

A beautiful walk spoiled.

Add this golf course to your bucket list. Open fairways, but challenging finishes. Beautiful countryside course. The front nine are “dry”, but the back nine has a few water hazards. The sand traps and fairway bunkers will challenge you. The course is in great condition, even in Mid- November. The fast food bar, pro shop, restrooms and staff were great. The golf carts, tee box equipment, etc. was well maintained. For a care-free golfing experience on a moderately challenging course, put Red Tail on you list.

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

Always a great course

Greens r great fairways great. Always n great shape. A little pricey for Decatur

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

Great Layout

Greens were fast and true. Fairways outstanding. Rough was pretty tough but fair and fairways wide. Nobody on course. Played entire course in a little over 2 hours. Always enjoy playing this course.

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

Amazing

Course condition always perfect a ton of old and new golfers that are wonderful to meet and play with and always great seeing Turtle and his staff hard at work and willing to help you out with whatever your case is they always go above and beyond always love returning to Red Tail.

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

Great Course!!

Red Tail is a great golf course. There are many different types of challenging holes among the woods.
Holes 15 and 17 are very interesting to finish your round. It is easy to lose a ball in the high grass but easy to hit out of it if you find it.
We had a great time and a lot of fun.We plan on going back soon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging course in great shape

This course is a top course in central Illinois. Very challenging, but a fair course. Great shape

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
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

the layout of the course was great

the layout of the course was great. fairways in great condition , the tall grasses prove to be challenging. overall really liked it will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Making Very Good Progress

Greens were very smooth. Fairways used to be very sparse but are filling in nicely.

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