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4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7124 yards
Slope 150
Rating 75.0
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Stonewall Orchard Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1999
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season April - September
Architect Arthur Hills (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Country Club Dress Attire Required. Jeans Not Allowed.

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4.6
163 Reviews (163)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 29
19th Hole Scenic Views 24
Patio Dining 18
Course Challenges Include:
Forced Carries 44
Water Hazards 38
Bunkers 32
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 45
A Weekend Splurge 27
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 27
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 41
In the 'Burbs 33

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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 5-9
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4.0
Chicago Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Stonewall Orchard - One of Lake County's Best Public Courses

The Good: Very nice, upscale Arthur Hills layout about an hour northwest of Chicago is one of the premier suburban public tracks. Tree-lined, but very fair layout puts a premium on strategic shot making and putting. Impressive course conditions and outstanding, difficult greens. Good Par 5's and extremely challenging Par 3's. Beautiful clubhouse with full restaurant and locker rooms, as well as a strong practice facility. Priced steeply at just under $100 during peak season, but many online specials and twilight rates. Excellent GPS if you take a cart.

The Bad: While a great course, not worth nearly a Benjamin to play. The Par 3's have limited variety and most are "all carry", which can be challenging for the mid-high handicapper. The greens can be almost too difficult, particularly the demonic 18th.

The Verdict: Stonewall Orchard is a top 10-12 public access course in Illinois and is one of the best conditioned courses in the state. Some of the most treacherous greens you will find!

Best Hole: The Par 5 18th is a beast and I happen to love it even though its much maligned by locals in the area. At nearly 600 yards, you can expect a mid-short iron third approach to a small, devilish green protected by water left and sand and ridges right.

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

Great course, minus the clubhouse

We really enjoyed the course. The only downside were the starter/player assistant and the guy manning the club house. Both were rude and really ruined the experience. The starter kept asking us to play faster, even though we had to wait for the group ahead of us and the group behind us never had to wait for us. The older gentlemen in the club house was rude and from the looks of it wanted nothing to do with us.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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StonewallOrchardGM
Commented On 08/24/2019

Hello Craig
We are glad you liked the course, however, we apologize you did not have a good experience in the clubhouse. We assure you that is not normal. As it turns out that morning, we had someone extremely under the weather. We really look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks Craig

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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice layout, greens were not at a level I expected. Some were diseased and a lot of ball marks that patrons didn't fix. Makes the round kind of subpar..

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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StonewallOrchardGM
Commented On 08/24/2019

Thank you for the comment and we are glad you like the course. We certainly stress the importance of fixing ball marks and repairing divots. See you again soon!

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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Gem

This is a great course. The layout is very nice. The course is always in good condition. Some of the greens showed a little burnout. Not sure if it’s from the recent heat wave. It rained overnight so the course was very saturated. 90 degree rule in effect. The greens run true and are fast. Definitely worth playing if you’ve never been there.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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StonewallOrchardGM
Commented On 08/24/2019

Thank you Mayapro! Glad you had a good time. Yes, that heat wave after that wet spring sure has been tough on maintenance. See you soon!

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great public course!!!!

Great layout,course in good condition played in 4 hours on a Saturday morning. greens fast and true. Hey golfers replace your divots!!!!

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StonewallOrchardGM
Commented On 08/24/2019

Thanks Joe! Glad you had fun. Yes, we really stress replacing divots and fixing ball marks.

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

Highly recommend.

Very good public course. Beautiful setting and challenging yet fair course.

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

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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StonewallOrchardGM
Commented On 07/02/2019

Thank you Esoxmagnum55
We appreciate the great review and we are excited to have you back sometime soon!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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StonewallOrchardGM
Commented On 07/02/2019

Thanks for the great review! See you soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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StonewallOrchardGM
Commented On 07/02/2019

Thanks so much Golfunder90 for the excellent informative review! We are happy you enjoyed the course and look forward to seeing you soon!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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StonewallOrchardGM
Commented On 06/11/2019

Thanks for the great review!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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StonewallOrchardGM
Commented On 06/11/2019

Thanks for review and we're glad you enjoyed the course - We certainly do our best to convey a proper dress code policy. Thanks again!

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice

Very nice
In great shape
Nice greens
Overall was a really nice course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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StonewallOrchardGM
Commented On 06/11/2019

Thanks for a great review! We will look forward to having you again soon!

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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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StonewallOrchardGM
Commented On 06/11/2019

Thank you for the great review - see you soon!!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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StonewallOrchardGM
Commented On 05/02/2019

Thank you for the great review! We look forward to having you out again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

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".

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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StonewallOrchardGM
Commented On 06/11/2019

Thank you for the review! We enjoy having you guys each week. Thanks again!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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StonewallOrchardGM
Commented On 05/02/2019

Thank you Pete for the great review! We look forward to seeing you again!

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