Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
5.0
1 Reviews (1)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
5.0
Value
4.0
Layout
5.0
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
1 out of 1 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
0
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
0
Value
0
Layout
0
Friendliness
0
Pace
0
Amenities
0
0%
Recommend this course
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
0
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
0
Value
0
Layout
0
Friendliness
0
Pace
0
Amenities
0
0%
Recommend this course
Read Reviews

About

Holes 9
Type Private
Par 36
Length 3644 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 36 3644 yards
Gray 36 3401 yards
White 36 3300 yards
Scorecard for 10-18/19-27
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Black M: 74.6/135 408 544 437 241 464 415 191 447 497 3644 7107
Grey M: 72.6/132 401 530 393 193 415 390 156 426 497 3401 6729
White M: 71.7/130 W: 74.1/125 401 517 393 193 415 363 156 406 456 3300 6519
Handicap 15 1 7 13 5 9 17 3 11
Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 36 72

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.

Reviews

5.0
1 Reviews (1)
Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Chicago Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

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
Nearby Courses
Sugar Grove, Illinois
5.0
1
Sugar Grove, Illinois
5.0
1
Elburn, Illinois
3.8425294118
72
Geneva, Illinois
3.7963235294
190
Geneva, Illinois
3.7294058824
200
Sugar Grove, Illinois
3.7262647059
53
Aurora, Illinois
3.7121529412
197
North Aurora, Illinois
0.0
0
Geneva, Illinois
0.0
0
Geneva, Illinois
0.0
0

Stay & Play Offers

$643 Starting price
Valid dates: Jun 25, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019
TPC San Antonio offers you the chance to play two championship golf courses that have hosted several PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions events and is home to several PGA TOUR pros.
Stay and Play
Texas Tees Package
$538 Starting price
Stay and Play
Lone Star Stay & Play at TPC San Antonio
$295 Starting price
Stay and Play
TPC Las Vegas Summer Special
$299 Starting price
Stay and Play
Championship Package at TPC Sawgrass
$977 Starting price
Latest Articles
Articles
Metro Detroit's best public courses
Articles
Golf tournament pro-ams: a primer
Articles
The days I fell in love with golf (a Cool Golf Memory)
Course Layout
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE