Prairie Landing

4.6339352941 4.6 stars from 5 (246)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6950 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 73.2
  • Layout

  • 2325 Longest Dr, West Chicago, Illinois 60185, Du Page County
  • (630) 208-7600
  • (630) 208-7630
  • www.prairielanding.com

Year built: 1994
Architect(s): Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1994)
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: March Through November

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Prairie Landing Golf Academy"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6950 yards 73.2 136
Gold 72 6580 yards 71.3 130
Blue 72 6097 yards 68.5 122
White 72 5576 yards 72.2 124
Red (W) 72 4859 yards 68.3 116

Prairie Landing Golf Club has received acclaim ever since first opening in 1995, including a four-and-a-half-star rating from Golf Digest. This West Chicago course will make you feel as though you've been transported to a seaside links course in Ireland. The prairie-style layout closely follows the tradition of classic links golf courses. Robert Trent Jones II designed the course, fully utilizing the rolling terrain. He incorporated large, undulating greens and rolling bent grass fairways. Vast swaths of native grasses stretch along the fairways and strategically placed bunkers frame the greens. There is also contoured mounding to contend with. The golf course finishes with a memorable par 5 that features fairway bunkers on the left followed by a carry over a lake to a well protected, high bowled green. Prairie Landing also boasts a practice facility that includes a driving range with target greens, four practice holes, and a nine-hole chipping and short-game area.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 246 Reviews
5 stars:
121
4 stars:
96
3 stars:
17
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

221 out of 245 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive near the airport   Great for advanced golfers entertaining clients locals   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining dinner  

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Reviews


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SgtBocaBob's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2018
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:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of the beat values in the area."


mstacy769's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
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Reviewed on

Course is fantastic. Conditions were perfect. Bunkers actually have sand. Can be challenging when the wind picks up. Play the practice holes to get warmed up.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"This course was in great condition."


rbcisco's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
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Reviewed on

The course was in great condition, the greens were quick and smooth. Will definitely be back again soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course."


robertrandall12's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Mostly links style course except for 2 or 3 holes on the back 9 where trees can come into play if you miss the fairway on your tee shot. A few water holes, but if you're a beginner there are forward tee boxes that can eliminate some of the water, but there still are a couple of holes you must hit over water to reach the greens. The course was in great shape. Because of several mounds, if you're not familiar with the layout you at times cannot see the greens. I would also bring an extra sleeve of balls because of the water and some tall grass off the fairways in some places. I would recommend riding in one of their new electric carts that have GPS in them. Some of the distance between greens and the next tee boxes are rather long. Plus with the rolling mounds you would get quite a workout if you walked.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Layout, Beautiful Scenery, Friendly Staff"


Mark3686634's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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I can't believe this first time playing here. What a great course! First-Class, all the way. From the gracious hospitality to the well-manicured and challenging layout, this is a real gem. Will be returning soon!


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


"Great course"


H181616's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was the first time I played in this course, I had a wonderful time. The course is great for all levels of golfer. The golden/blue combined tee is perfect for us. Staff is very friendly too. Will go back again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Links style course"


robertrandall12's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time to play all 18 holes. Tee boxes looked like they were recently aerated and they felt spongy. Fairways are very wide. Bunkers are well placed and the sand was good. Many holes with water hazards. One of the par 3's you had to hit your ball over a wide expanse of water. The greens were fast with many undulations. Thank goodness they had direction signs on the cart paths, otherwise I would have gotten lost in many cases finding the next tee box. For the Hot Deal price I had I would definitely go back. They also had brand new electric golf carts with GPS. All staff people I met were very courteous.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"top rated conditions"


capeked's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the best conditioned course we play each year in Northern Illinois. Layout is great and the staff is exceptional. Got to play on an unbelievably low Hot Deal.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great track... course management is key for scoring here"


Nrizzo13's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
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Everything was great about my experience. I play a lot of golf and know when a course is well cared for and its management is on top of their sh**. Greens are a little choppy but that’s because the time of year and people not fixing their ball marks but overall fun course and challenging. Don’t need to be a long hitter for this course just need always be setting yourself up for you’re next shot. Ill be back soon..... oh yeah and if it’s windy, goodluck on some of the par 3s if it’s into you and you play from the tips. I almost debated on hitting driver at one point. Enjoy it.


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


"One of the Best in the Burbs"


u000005760775's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

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

Reviewed on

One of my favorites in the western suburbs. Staff is always welcoming and accommodating, great amenities, range, food, etc. If you haven't played Prairie Landing, add it to your "must" list this year.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Kenneth3675901's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
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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



u757012391's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"True links style"


mtuck5's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the only true links style type golf course in the Chicago area that I know of. The front 9 is brilliant and the back 9, although not as great as the front, it does not disappoint. 18 is a fantastic risk reward finishing hole. The thought that went into the undulations on and around the greens create so many creative options. Snagged a hot deal at $18 walking and the course was in good condition considering it’s early in the year. Greens were a bit rugged but again to be expected in April. Must play golf course for that rate. I know this course’s rate is around $80 during prime time weekends over the summer, I believe that’s a bit high and would like to see it around $50-$60. Prob not worth playing at $80. I’m all about value though. I would highly recommend this golf course. Such a fantastic layout, and is easily a top 10 track in Chicago. If you can get a good rate then go play it! Now!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Recommend this course"


BrianBae0707's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Usually play lot a golf course around Chicago area. But this course really nice. course design is beautiful. Some bunker and water and up and down hill. my wife and me feel samething, awesome. But it's not easy course.I want a recommed this course.


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


"Early season gem"


redman63's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
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Reviewed on

Course is in very good shape considering the brutal weather thus far this spring...staff was very friendly and accommodating, even got me out as a single ahead of a larger group...love this course and layout, will be back in the summer when everything is green again!


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



Fredrick4355742's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
First time playing 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: Good


I recommend this course


"Great but...."


Neil3802414's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Awesome course, very challenging, loads of risk/ reward shots, and great green complexes. Early season pricing for this course was staggeringly good.

Unfortunately my round was very early in the season, course was aerated everywhere, no carts (despite the course being dry, and the staff being very concerned with pace of play), and pace of play, with people unaccustomed to walking, was insanely slow.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Players track from the tips, fun from the rest!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2018
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Reviewed on

Excellent course with a great staff...always a pleasure to play, even in March!


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


"The course, just fine. The pace, God awful."


u072682089's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Over 5 hours for early March - ugh. Yes, it was walking only, and yes we were delighted to be playing...But a five some ahead of our twosome (single digits) without stepping aside (or being told to) ruined much of our delight. If you’re going to open, then get out and control the pace of play. Please.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



zjf0073's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

One of my favorite courses. Always in excellent condition, great practice facilities, and perfect greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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