Coyote Creek Golf Club

4.6090000000 4.6 stars from 5 (36)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6701 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 72.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirts must be worn at all times.
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6701 yards 72.3 135
Blue 72 6225 yards 70.0 130
White 72 5744 yards 67.7 124
White (W) 72 5744 yards 72.9 126
Red (W) 72 4769 yards 67.5 115

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 36 Reviews
5 stars:
13
4 stars:
18
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

34 out of 36 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Challenges include bunkers forced carries  

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"A MUST play!"


Debra2658950's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

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!


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


"Not For Beginners"


tommyphils's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun, challenging course"


u000005357901's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Deal of the day"


James9032125's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Hit em straight and avoid the traps"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course"


John1747129's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful scenery"


u000007485421's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"rock hard dirt for bunkers????"


nitram362's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course has a good degree of difficulty while remaining fair"


Chris3892457's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A must play course for all golfers"


u000005028654's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful and difficult"


armchqb's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2015
First time playing Played as a single Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"My favorite central Illinois course!"


Pichaske's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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).<br/> 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...<br/> If you haven't played C.C., give it a try!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"great golf course"


cody6376343's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Creek, sure got the name right."


mattgarrison's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"A professional grade course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Sand traps addressed this course should be on a tour route


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Best Value in Area"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun and challenging course, great condition"


ecurtis33's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great"


forsonny's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course, Strongly Recommend"


u000007990685's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"This course is a great track. It has a challenge level to it that few other courses in central Illinois have"


u000007967284's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I think that as challenging as the course is that they need to have the yardage more apparent on course. The score card only had minimal distances, and being the first time we played, it was hard to tell where to hit our shots at times. The Tee boxes were also in poor condition, not flat, missing grass on most of the tees, just bad shape. The greens were in good shape. The ball rolled fairly true. Overall, it was a treat to be able to play such a well designed golf course. I shot 80 - 40-40. My son shot 84.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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