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4.6
145 Reviews (145)
5 Stars
104
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.5
93.1%
Recommend this course
131 out of 145 reviews
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4.4
9 Reviews (9)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
5.0
88.9%
Recommend this course
8 out of 9 reviews
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4.6
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.9
92.9%
Recommend this course
13 out of 14 reviews
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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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Silver 72 7124 yards 75.0 150
Gold 72 6506 yards 72.0 140
Combo 72 6202 yards 70.6 137
White 72 6032 yards 69.8 135
White (W) 72 6032 yards 75.6 140
Turquoise (W) 72 5375 yards 71.9 132
Scorecard for Stonewall Orchard
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 15 7 3 13 9 5 11 1 17 2 8 14 16 10 6 12 18 4
Par 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 5 3 36 5 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 13 11 7 1 17 9 5 15 3 2 6 18 8 16 12 10 14 4

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
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code No jeans or jean shorts allowed; Collared Shirts Required for Men; Proper Golf attire for Women

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4.6
145 Reviews (145)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 29
19th Hole Scenic Views 23
Patio Dining 18
Course Challenges Include:
Forced Carries 43
Water Hazards 37
Bunkers 31
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 44
A Weekend Splurge 26
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 26
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 40
In the 'Burbs 32

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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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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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Commented On 06/11/2019

Thanks for the great review!

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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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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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Commented On 06/11/2019

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

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Played On
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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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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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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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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Commented On 05/02/2019

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

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Excellent

Course was in Great shape
Staff was very friendly
Highly recommended!

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

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

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Way OVERRATED

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Commented On 05/02/2019

Hello David,
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!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

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.

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

Great track

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 09/15/2018

Thank you for the great review. We are happy you enjoyed your experience!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Illinois Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Used cart

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!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 09/15/2018

Thank you Eric for taking the time to write such a nice review! We'll look forward to seeing you again.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great experience

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 09/15/2018

Thank you Matthew for the great review!!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

The greens were a little chewed up. Other than that it is a great course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 09/15/2018

Thank you for the review Anthony!

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

Great day

I played Stonewall Orchard many years ago. The only difference that I noticed this time was new multi-family units built on the far side of the property. Although, one of my favorite things about SO was that you didn't see a plane, car, train or house while playing the course. That has changed a little bit but it is still a great nature walk. The layout is really great. The only hole I don't care for is the 18th. It is a really long par 5 that ends with an almost blind shot to the green even with a wedge in your hand. Great spot. Highly recommend it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 09/15/2018

Thank you for the review. We are happy you enjoyed the course.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Layout, many challenging holes

Very fast but true greens. Not really any easy holes. Course was in great shape and the staff was very friendly. Played in three and a half hours on a Friday afternoon. Highly recommended course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 09/15/2018

Thank you for the review! We are happy you had a great experience.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Illinois Gem

Great course and in solid condition. Have played this course numerous times and it never disappoints. Maintenance is great and the greens are very challenging but roll true. Must play for all golfers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 09/15/2018

Thank you for the kind comments. Glad you had a great experience!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Good Layout in North Suburbs

I don't play a lot of golf on the north side of Chicago, but when I do Stonewall Orchard is the first course I will try to get on. Always in great shape, greens rolling fast and true, and (knock on wood) never had a pace of play issue. We played as a twosome this go around; two foursomes let us play through on the front nine and then it was clear sailing. We played in 3 hours and it was cart path only; my kind of golf!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 09/15/2018

Thank you for the great review Ryan! Glad you had a fun round.

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