The Bourne

4.0000000000 4.0 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6355 yards
  • Slope: 123
  • Rating: 70.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Long 72 6355 yards 70.0 123
Short 72 5753 yards 70.0 113

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 1.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 3 Reviews
5 stars:
0
4 stars:
3
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

3 out of 3 reviews


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Reviews


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"Primitive and Rustic"


HOTSPOTTS's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Illinois Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2017
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

If you're reading this review and are thinking - The Bourne? I've never heard of this course. It's just far enough out of the way and close enough to be one of my favorite Chicagoland hidden secrets of fine cost effective golfing adventures. Read my previous review below if you're intrigued and want to go on a safari.

I'm pleased to report that the maintenance of the course is even better than last year. Grass is growing on all the tee boxes, the fairway grasses continue to get better and better with definition and the greens are rolling fairly swiftly and true and were recently sanded with pure white sand/double cut!! The course is extremely beautiful with wonderful topography/elevation changes. You'll be in shock and awe. Worth the $35 during the week. If you want to experience golf the way it was years ago this is the place to do it.

You do have to play this place a few times to get the hang of what shots you need to pull off. No sand traps. First timers will definitely get lost trying to navigate around this track and it has an extremely quirky fun routing. Standing on the 16th tee let this sink in - the 18th tee is close to a mile from you. Provision up no water jugs on the course. Make a day of it. I highly recommend this place.....it's just awesome in my book!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best shape ever - fun in the country"


HOTSPOTTS's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Illinois Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Simply put The Bourne is a throwback gem and fun to play. Quiet (no planes/trains/autos) with a natural 4 foot waterfall on the 11th, a fun quirky, easy to get lost, trees in the middle of fairways, up and down routing, no sand traps just pure golf like the way it should be. $35 weekdays, $45 weekends...no specials, no twilight. Worth every penny.....call ahead and make sure you don't need a tee time (most likely you won't). Show up - hit a few balls on the range, chip and hit a few putts on the practice green and head out on an adventure you'll never forget if you've never played here. You won't be disappointed. Well maintained and while the length of the putting green grass is a little slow shaggy it's just like when you played in the 60's and 70's. Hit your putt to get it to and past the hole. 4 stars well maintained and a 5 star layout. Just a joy that a course like this exists. Bring your Garmin.....yardages are tough to come by...,,,


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Interesting Track"


vital14's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

PROS- a different experience, worth a 45 min drive, great views, elevation changes, value

CONS-outside of 45 min drive not worth it, long round, course construction, lost alot of trees due to storm, greens kind of iffy

Overall I like it its different.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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