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Value
4.1
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4.1
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6701 yards
Slope 135
Rating 72.3

Course Details

Year Built 2001
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Mar 1 to Oct 31
Architect Rick Jacobson (2001) Bruce Borland (2001) Chris Cochran (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirts must be worn at all times.

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  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Illinois (2015 #10)

Reviews

4.0
37 Reviews (37)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 7
Forced Carries 6
Thick Rough 6

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Value

I play this course, both the 18 hole and Exec many times/year. Usually in good shape; better than expected this year considering the amount of rain we've had. Unusually long rough on some days due to inability to mow.... I wish the tee boxes could leveled on some holes, and (some) less like concrete to put a tee in the ground! On the Exec #6, there (in my opinion) should be a tee box added between the Blue & White tees and the Red & Gold tees. Windshields and either USB ports or 12 v cigarette ligher outlets for charging electronics would. be great additions to the carts. Greens don't seem to be "consistent" re: speed; and too many player don't repair their ball marks. The greens are in good shape, but could be better. .

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played

A MUST play!

If you haven't played Coyote Creek in a while, you're in for a treat. New ownership has succeeded in making Coyote everything the original course designers imagined. It's a challenging but fair layout, and just a BEAUTIFUL course. The fairways are amazing, the greens are matched only by Pine Lakes, and work on the bunkers is nearly complete - making them the best around. Staff is friendly, and the food and drink is super. Give Coyote a shot. You'll no doubt love it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Not For Beginners

They say you should never judge a book by its cover. Well, you should never judge a golf course by its first hole, either. All confidence gathered from the benign, nearly driveable opening par 4 ends when you first set eyes on the second green. From that point on, you better call on all your skill and smarts to survive. Local knowledge would be very beneficial, but you better be able to execute too. By the time you emerge from the darkness you may bypass the 7th tee box and go directly to the parking lot. Don't give up, though. You get a bit of a break on the driveable par 4 7th and 8th holes. If you think the rough stuff is over at the turn, think again. It's back to scary visuals starting on #10. With few exceptions, every shot has a high degree of difficulty. I would not recommend this course for beginning players because there are a few forced carries that are intimidating even to experienced players. Plus, a shot which is the least bit off line is in danger. Even seemingly safe shots can still be in jeopardy with a bad kick, which I consider unfair course characteristics.That is where local knowledge may or may not help. I think a decent score can be had at Coyote Creek, but you better be absolutely dialed into all aspects of your game to do so. The physical challenges are significant, but the mental challenges will drain you. I was worn out when I walked off #18. Conditions were generally pretty good, especially on the greens, but some details could be improved upon. The bunkers are inconsistent, and some of the fairways appear to be very susceptible to damage in poor weather (#9 particularly). Despite this, I would love to give Coyote Creek another try someday.

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

Fun, challenging course

I am a beginner level player, but this course is always fun. Fairways are great, greens are great, and staff is always friendly. Food and beverages are always good. Some reachable par 4s you can score on. Front nine is tighter then back 9.overall great course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Deal of the day

Looks like a course short on $ fairways & tee boxes in great shap but bunkers wear bad & clubhouse in need of some help & week pro shop but over all the course layout was nice and a day golf is beater than any day at work

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hit em straight and avoid the traps

I love Coyote but end of year play involved aerated greens and bunker maintenance. The course was in great shape, except for the lack of sand in the bunkers.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

This course is challenging with several narrow fairways. The 3rd 4th and 5th hole are monsters.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful scenery

You have to play smart when you play this course, a lot of trees and rolling terrain.

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

rock hard dirt for bunkers????

expected better from this course.I have played this as a must play every year since opening.bunkers were the only complaint,never had this problem in the past here.The greens and fairways were in great shape as usual.Hopefully the staff will address the bunkers.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course has a good degree of difficulty while remaining fair

I'll play this course more often around its a good bang for the buck

Conditions Good
Value 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

A must play course for all golfers

Very well designed course for central Illinois! Pace of play is always adequate, course is challenging at times and forgiving at others. Food in the proshop a bit pricey but a better selection then most. Can't beat the value of course you get for the price here at Coyote Creek!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Walked

Beautiful and difficult

The course is in excellent condition but very wet. It was cart path only, but they had no choice

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

My favorite central Illinois course!

Even after a month of daily rain, Coyote Creek was in extremely good condition. Greens, fairways and tee boxes were immaculate (with a few, understandable soft spots).
I played from the white tees and this made the course a little too short (I hesitate to ever call a course "too easy"). Blue tees might have been a better choice, but they make several holes significantly longer. Black tees would have made several holes unreachable for me...
If you haven't played C.C., give it a try!

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

great golf course

Had a great time and this is one of the top course in central Illinois hands down.Its a challenge and makes you make shot.bring a lot of balls

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Creek, sure got the name right.

Creek , not coyotes is the main feature of this course, especially after some rainy days. Very playable from the fairway. Multiple tees boxes to challenge all golfers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A professional grade course

Sand traps addressed this course should be on a tour route

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

Best Value in Area

great layout, forces you to make shots, couple reachable par 5s

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Fun and challenging course, great condition

This was my 4th time playing this course, and it has never been in better condition. I believe there is new ownership and they seem to be committed to maintaining the course in great condition. Wonderful fairways and high quality greens make for a true golfing experience. Many tee options for every type of golfer and though not a long course there is quite a bit of strategy involved on many holes. Lots of contour so you will get some uneven lies. Only complaint is that some greens have tree debris but they seem to be cleared fairly regularly. Great clubhouse and excellent food (full menu). Good value compared to other "elite" area courses.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great

The golf course was in great condition for 30 degree weather.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful Course, Strongly Recommend

Great place to play golf. Was both challenging and very fun. The mix of hills and trees made this a very beautiful course. I would recommend this course to everyone. Great value also through Golf Now.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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