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About

Holes 9
Type Private
Par 36
Length 3467 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Course Details

Year Built 2002
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Architect David Esler (2002)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Lockers, Locker Rooms

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Black Sheep Golf Club (1st, 3rd Nines)

The Good: Black Sheep is an outstanding 27-hole men's only private club on the outskirts of western Chicago suburbs. Amazing prairie style design from local architect David Esler is ruggedly beautiful and very challenging. Course is visually intimidating but fair off the tee, while the real test are the extremely undulating green complexes. The 6-foot tall fescue grass all over has a "Field of Dreams" look to it. The 1st and 3rd Nines have the best Par 5's on the course and excellent Par 3's. Near perfect fairway conditions and greens that putt very quick and true. Fabulous practice facility includes very nice driving range and excellent short game area. Service is top notch: the complimentary drinks and food for member guests is a nice touch. One of the most beautiful tree-less layouts in the Midwest, particularly in the fall.

The Bad: While many would suggest its part of Black Sheep's mystique, the amenities are lacking for a high-profile private club: No restroom areas or paved cart paths on the course. Limited signage and distance markers.

The Verdict: Black Sheep is one of the very best golf courses in all of Illinois, private or public. An absolutely memorable experience and deserving of the accolades from Golf Digest and Golf Week.

Best Hole(s): The uphill Par 5 #2 on the 1st Nine is an incredible marvel of a hole. Huge sand traps must be navigated to an uphill green that falls of the table. The long Par 4 #9 on the 3rd Nine is a very tough finishing hole that can ruin a good round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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