Stonewall Orchard Golf Club
|White (W)||72||6032 yards||75.6||140|
|Turquoise (W)||72||5375 yards||71.9||132|
|Silver M: 75.0/150||416||425||534||341||239||447||426||510||182||3520||537||493||369||193||399||438||390||170||615||3604||7124|
|Gold M: 72.0/140||402||361||500||300||187||435||397||501||162||3245||520||407||350||171||363||400||323||165||562||3261||6506|
|Combo M: 70.6/137||402||331||500||300||170||338||369||498||162||3070||500||407||350||150||343||400||323||145||514||3132||6202|
|White M: 69.8/135 W: 75.6/140||364||331||485||290||170||338||369||498||147||2992||500||385||318||150||343||365||320||145||514||3040||6032|
|Turquoise W: 71.9/132||340||293||467||254||92||290||320||448||141||2645||477||361||281||138||308||334||275||115||441||2730||5375|
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Very good public course. Beautiful setting and challenging yet fair course.
Stonewall never disappoints
Stonewall Orchard is an amazing public facility. The course is always in excellent condition. It is clear that the grounds crew works hard to maintain the course as well as the top notch practice facilities. If the golf does not impress you, then the staff surely will. I always feel appreciated as a customer here.
Worth the Drive Play this Course
Although the weather conditions were not ideal it was truly a pleasure playing Stonewall Orchard and well worth the drive. The course is really laid out nice and from the Gold tees it was definitely challenging as several holes had tee shots over water or natural habitat which required a good drive. Water comes into play on several holes and bunkers are strategically placed. The greens were true roll and the course was in excellent condition and very picturesque. Also on some holes large fairway bunkers make for tough placement on the tee shot. #13 Par 3 has a 170 carry over water/natural habitat. A few holes have blind shots on the second shot and #18 is guarded on the left by a pond so your tee shot to a small green needs to be precise or you can roll into the pond. Not to mention hole #5 par which has tree branches hanging over and a narrow path for a tee shot over water with the flag almost 200 yds. That hole will get your nerves. I loved the challenges this course brought and also the risk reward holes. This was one of the best courses I've played all year and can't wait to play it again when the weather is more conducive to golf. Hats off to the staff that takes care of this course. I should have known my time was going to be memorable when I was on the parking lot putting my shoes on and a young man pulls up in a golf cart and ask me can he take my clubs for me. First class service all the way.
Wide open fairways
Very nice course for all levels. The tees create real distance options and there is enough water to lose a few balls in.
Great golf Course - bush league dress policy
When will courses learn that the vast majority of golfers prefer a proper “golf attire” policy. Jeans and cargo shorts are for the cheap courses in the country, or munis .... Stonewall Orchards charges a premium - with it should include proper attire!
In great shape
Overall was a really nice course
Wonderful At "The Wall"
Don't understand the "Way OVERRATED" review. There's a reason our group has had a Saturday tee time at Stonewall Orchard for the past 10 years. It's a fantastic course that will challenge any level of golfer, never bore you, and fairly test every club in your bag. Conditions are superb, including the greens that must be "bikini waxed" to get them to run so true and fast. The only thing that surpasses this great track is the staff who's second to none ... very friendly, accommodating, and always willing to share a laugh. In my humble opinion, it's always wonderful at "The Wall".
Top course in the area
This was an early season round and I can’t wait for the spring/summer conditions. Very strong layout that requires every club and shot in your bag.
Always a great time!
Challenging but fair course with lots of places to lose a golf ball. Many holes require you to play cerebral golf. Course was in good condition even after all the rain. We finished in just under 4 hours.
Course was in Great shape
Staff was very friendly
I gave it a second chance, one chance to many, staff is great. But this course has a boring layout. I had to go back a set of tees the white tee boxes were so run down brown patches everywhere, off the fairways there rough hadn’t been cut in weeks. And ah there greens . They all had more craters than the moon. I had to fix on average 3 to 7 ball diviots just so I could putt. Half there greens were brown and there greens were rock hard. This course should be ashamed to ask more than $40 bucks to play. I play 3 times a week, this was a major disappointment. If you pay more than $40 jokes on you. This is so far from a championship course it’s truly laughable!!!! I fired a 88 with 9 three putts. There greens were so bad.
Sorry about your round of golf. Not sure but it snowed 6+" two of the last three weekends so rough anywhere around here is/was not even growing yet. As most all people know who play here, our greens are some of the best anywhere. Very sorry you were not in agreement. We take pride in providing some of the best course conditions anywhere in Chicagoland....if only the weather would cooperate. We welcome you back out anytime and we are confident you will not be disappointed.
Have a great day!
Tough but Fair
Great layout, tough greens, horrible mosquito problem. There were shots on numerous holes in/near the water or woods that had to be severely rushed due to the mosquitos, even with insect repellent. While the entire area has had a bad mosquito condition this year, this had to be the worst I have ever played in. Definitely affected our play and level of enjoyment. Also, with several holes to go and trying to beat the rain, we caught up with a five-some which required us to wait on 2-3 holes before storms chased us all in. While we may have only completed another hole or so before the rain, I really do not believe they should have allowed a five-some on a course like that - a bit irritating. But I definitely plan to play this course again under better weather (and mosquito) conditions.
Love the course. Challenging and pretty. Amenities are very nice - especially like the practice facilities. Course layout is very nice and the property feels big. The speed on a couple of the greens seemed inconsistent compared the other greens, but overall really like the course.
Arthur Hills experience in Northern Illinois
I've read that Arthur Hills combines working with the natural beauty of the land, taking advantage of the natural contours, minimizing earth moving, all while keeping the strategy of the golf game always in mind.
This is evident at Stonewall Orchard.
While it may fall a touch short of "breathtaking" in terms of views, it absolutely delivers in terms of great golf experience which is both demanding and rewarding regardless of your level of play. I can't speak for others but here is what I love that Stonewall Orchard delivers:
Doglegs - gentle, yet demanding thought in distance and placement.
Bunker placement: Excellent and appropriate
Bunker conditions: Fair and consistent
Forced Carries: Enough to test without discouraging.
Greens: Undulating, firm, consistent and with wickedly subtle breaks that are shockingly difficult to read. A close approach to the pin will pay off as you will want to learn from the others in your group.
All staff encountered were as pleasant as you can hope for a mid-afternoon weekday round.
I've played Arthur Hills other Illinois public course (Bolingbrook) but I'd have to say that Stonewall Orchard tops that course in nearly every category.
Very much look forward to playing again!
Have played here a fee times before but never when the course was in perfect condition, the pace of play was great and perfect weather. Cant wait to go back. Loved putting on these greens!