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4.7
385 Reviews (385)
5 Stars
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3 Stars
14
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
97.4%
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371 out of 385 reviews
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4.6
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
2
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1
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.7
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
93.8%
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15 out of 16 reviews
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4.7
43 Reviews (43)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.7
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
97.7%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6917 yards
Slope 142
Rating 73.2

Bowes Creek Country Club is situated on the western edge of Elgin amidst gently rolling hills. The golf course enjoys an idyllic setting, sprawling across lush farmland accented with stands of mature trees, natural wetlands, and rocky bluffs. The layout incorporates the natural hazards provided by the terrain but massive, sweeping bunkers were also strategically placed throughout for added challenge. Tall fescue grasses edge the face of the bunkers as well and the undulating terrain guarantees that you will come across a few uneven lies. The trickier elements of the golf course are balanced by expansive, player-friendly fairways that offer a little room for error. In addition to the golf course, Bowes Creek C.C. also boasts a comprehensive practice area with an elevated, 30-station driving range with target greens at varying distances, and putting and chipping greens.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6917 yards 73.2 142
Blue 71 6569 yards 71.5 138
White 71 6120 yards 69.3 133
White (W) 71 6120 yards 74.7 135
Red (W) 71 5626 yards 71.5 128
Gold (W) 71 5029 yards 68.1 121
Scorecard for Bowes Creek Country Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.4/142 384 436 200 384 233 530 438 591 376 3572 505 391 344 376 169 427 205 370 435 3222 6794
Gray M: 71.7/138 384 418 200 384 215 500 419 558 376 3454 505 391 330 376 169 401 187 370 420 3149 6603
Blue M: 69.5/133 360 418 182 364 215 500 419 558 356 3372 490 360 330 349 155 401 187 348 420 3040 6412
Baby Blue M: 67.0/127 360 397 182 364 197 478 387 523 356 3244 490 360 292 349 155 369 167 348 381 2911 6155
White M: 72.5/140 W: 74.8/137 335 397 166 335 197 478 387 523 332 3150 475 316 292 320 147 369 167 325 381 2792 5942
Pink M: 70.5/135 335 310 166 335 179 456 354 491 332 2958 475 316 272 320 147 343 167 325 349 2714 5672
Red W: 71.6/130 305 310 154 305 179 456 354 491 307 2861 445 250 272 294 130 343 157 281 349 2521 5382
Yellow W: 68.1/123 271 300 139 274 158 421 322 439 276 2600 416 244 218 239 115 305 132 171 316 2156 4756
Handicap 9 7 17 11 15 3 5 1 13 2 10 8 14 18 4 16 12 6
Par 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 5 4 36 5 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 35 71

Course Details

Year Built 2009
Architect Rick Jacobson (2009)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Bowes Creek Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

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4.7
385 Reviews (385)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 37
Patio Dining 29
19th Hole Scenic Views 24
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 57
Forced Carries 44
Elevation Changes 43
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 50
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 34
Locals 30
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 48
In the 'Burbs 42

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5.0
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Impressed

Felt like we got the full country club experience from start to finish. Course was in great shape. Greens were hard and fast. Beer cart was out which seems like a rarity on most courses during the week. Overall great experience. Can’t wait to go back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 06/14/2019

Your feedback is important to us, Ron. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Bowes Creek.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 06/14/2019

Hello, Shark. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Same old same

Always a treat to play Bowes Creek. Great course and great staff!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 06/07/2019

We are so happy you enjoyed your round! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Course, Bad Staff

This was was my fifth time playing. The course conditions have gone down a little in the last three years from what I remember but still good comparatively to other public courses around. No complaints about anything except the head pro. Ladies in the pro shop are very nice, but I highly recommend avoiding Mike Lehman as he was condescending and rude. Makes you not want to come back even though its a good course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

A Must Play Course

First time playing Bowes Creek, and despite the weather conditions of light rain and cold, it was a delight to play this course. It was somewhat challenging but not a long course. Although the holes changed constantly. What is deceiving is once you play the front nine and you feel good about the course then you hit the back nine and the layout completely changes. Precise shots are key and not sure if it was just that day, but you have to contend with the wind coming from all directions. Some of the par 3's even from the white tees require smart shot selection especially with wind. Enjoyed the 19th hole and the service from the moment I walked into the Pro Shop was exceptional. I was treated as if I was a member of the country club. I found a great deal on GolfNow, however it would be worth the experience to pay the normal course rate. This is definitely one course that will be on my play again list.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 05/20/2019

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round, Bowes Creek Country Club! We love seeing great detailed reviews like yours. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun & challenging

First time on the course and it lived up to expectations. Challenging but fair and fun.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Bowes Creek Country Club
Commented On 05/17/2019

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Bowes Creek Country Club.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

Course is in great condition and is very challenging yet fair.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 05/16/2019

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round at Bowes Creek Country Club! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible Bar Experience

Course is excellent !! Play there with friends every few weeks.
Bar was awful today !
Music was playing that teenagers like my kids enjoy but NOT what middle age people listen to.

Waited exactly 35 minutes for sandwiches and at that point left !

No cart girl and outdoor snack place closed

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Bowes Creek Country Club
Commented On 05/06/2019

Hello Mark, We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Bowes Creek Country Club.

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Played On
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bowes creek

Course was expected to be wet and cart path only but I didn't expected the range to be closed got there early to practice before hand but could not do because range was closed no warning on the web site about it ranger being closed.over all course was in good condition

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 05/06/2019

Hello, We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visitingBowes Creek Country Club. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First timer here.

Great course! Wide fairways. Lots of bunkers and water lurking. Great greens.
Fantastic practice facility.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 04/22/2019

Hello, Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Bowes Creek Country Club
Commented On 04/15/2019

Thank you for the fantastic 5-star review of our golf course. We appreciate you taking the time and hope you will let us know if you ever need anything while you are here. Come back and see us again very soon for more of the best golf in town

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great layout and the course was in great shape. My only complaint is that the greens need to be rolled more often of people just need to do a better job on ball marks.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Bowes Creek Country Club
Commented On 06/13/2019

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round, Taylor! We have taken note of your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

The best golf course in Illinois I’ve played.

Compared to other golf course Bowes creek is one of the best course I ve ever played. Very competitive and outstanding . I recommend it to other golfers to try it and, am positive they will like it and be impressed. So, golfer try Bowes creek and you’ll like it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 05/21/2019

Hi, Emilio. We truly appreciate your review and recommendation. Creating positive customer experiences is one of our top priorities here at Bowes Creek Country Club. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Excellent layout

Course was in excellent condition. Played in 3.5 hours

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/20/2019

Hi Jim, we are so pleased that you enjoyed the conditions at Bowes Creek Country Club. It is great to hear the pace of play was right where we like it to be. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

A very happy Cuban Golfer

The course was a bit out of my way living in Elmhurst, but it was worth the drive. The course was very beautiful and challenging . I will defenetly continue to go back. The course has beautiful nature preserves was able to see fantastic wild life .

Fantastic shape, great course!!!!!!!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Bowes Creek Country Club
Commented On 04/15/2019

Hello Ej, Thank you for the fantastic 5-star review of our golf course. We appreciate you taking the time and hope you will let us know if you ever need anything while you are here. Come back and see us again very soon for more of the best golf in town

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Bowes Creek Country Club
Commented On 04/15/2019

Thank you for the fantastic 5-star review of our golf course. We appreciate you taking the time and hope you will let us know if you ever need anything while you are here. Come back and see us again very soon for more of the best golf in town

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 11/12/2018

Thank you for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 11/07/2018

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course, layout challenging but fair. Greens don't hold up well near Cup area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 10/22/2018:
We're glad you enjoyed the course layout as well as the challenge it offers. We hope to see you out here again soon!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens

If they could clean up the greens a bit this would be much better.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 10/05/2018:
Thank you for your review and feedback. We will look into your concerns regarding the greens.
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