Bowes Creek Country Club

4.6553176471 4.7 stars from 5 (341)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6917 yards
  • Slope: 142
  • Rating: 73.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Bowes Creek Golf Academy"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 341 Reviews
5 stars:
222
4 stars:
100
3 stars:
12
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

328 out of 340 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include bunkers forced carries elevation changes   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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Reviews


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"Excellent course"


u090310108's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great driving holes, with clever space if you miss a little, challenging par 3s. Nice course my wife and I enjoyed our round. Electric cart and GPS felt brand new. Greens were true and had nice pace them. Some holes the greeens were a little pockmarked. If Golfers were better at just fixing their ball marks these greens would be great. Looking forward to playing it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 06/20/2018:

Thank you for the excellent review! We are glad you and your wife had a great round of golf. We hope to see you both out there again soon.

"Great Course"


u000006908589's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time I played Bowes Creek. Superb public access course with conditions and amenities like a private course. Excellent practice facilities. Challenging layout and multiple tees for a variety of abilities. The “German Eyelash” surrounds on the bunkers are unique and are both challenging and frustrating. I think that some being so close to the green as bordering as unfair. Nonetheless I will be playing the course again in the near future.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 06/18/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review! We are glad you had a great first-time experience of Bowes Creek Country Club. We look forward to your next round with us.


mstacy769's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 06/18/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star rating. Come play again soon!

"Beautiful Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, nice layout, well maintained. challenging, but very rewarding experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 06/14/2018:

Thank you for the great 5-star review! We are glad you enjoyed the course layout as well as the challenge. We hope to see you out there again soon.

"Very Challenging"


u1506014's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My friend and I played here for the first time. I am a long ball hitter so I played from the blue tees he played from the white. We both ended up playing from blues due to the layout of the course. I found it was better to hit back to keep from going into the hazards.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 06/14/2018:

We are glad you and your friend had a great first experience of our golf course! We hope you both book your next round with us very soon.

"Great shape"


u875492115's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was cart path only due to standing water but greens in great shape from maintenance perspective - best I’ve seen so far in 2018. Layout was good as usual and rough was like my feint lawn, thick and to be avoided. Best part of this course are the greens which are fast and true. Will return shortly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 06/12/2018:

Thank you for the great 5-star review! We are glad you enjoyed the greens. We look forward to your next round with us very soon!

"She's a beaut!"


gwdulaney's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Been told by a few folks to play this course and boy did it not disappoint! Even though it was very soggy from a bunch of rain, the course drains very well and it was still very playable. What a gorgeous layout, too! Errant shots will easily find some nasty rough, so this play separates from the men from the boys (or ladies from the gals). You owe it to yourself to play this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 06/12/2018:

We are glad you took your friends' advice and finally stopped to play at Bowes Creek Country Club! We hope to see you out there more often this season.


Mark4937737's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 06/13/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star rating. We are glad you enjoyed the course as well as the quality of our course staff.


Jeff3323763's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 06/11/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review! Come play again soon.

"Bowes Creek"


Shark0072's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the best golf courses in the Western Suburbs.


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


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 06/11/2018:

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are honored you consider Bowes Creek "one of the best golf courses in the Western Suburbs."


hudkang3's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 06/11/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star rating! Book your next round with us soon.

"Fescue around bunkers is ridiculous"


u000006132433's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I really like this course but I would probably never play here again because of the ridiculously long fescue grass that surrounds most of the bunkers. I hit three slightly off line shots that resulted in unplayable lies in the fescue grass surrounding the bunkers. Almost broke my wrist on two of them. Last one I learned my lesson and took a penalty and drop. You will probably never roll a ball into a bunker at Bowes Creek. I can see how this might make the course more difficult for a 2 handicap. But, most of your golfers are probably 12 handicaps and up. Let them take their medicine in the sand. Other than that, they have a nice bar and the people are really friendly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great course, bad timing"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

this course is generally an outstanding course. It was in great condition and the day we played the weather was perfect. The thing we did NOT know when we booked our round was that we would be immediately following an amateur tournament of over 100 players. They alerted us when we teed off that play was behind schedule and there were some bottlenecks on the course. By the time we teed off on the par 3 5th hole, there were 4 groups on that hole (1 on the green, 1 on the tee and 2 waiting behind us). Our round played out at 5 hours and 45 mins. The starter did give us the option, at the turn, to play the front nine again as it would be speedier, but we were excited to play the back---even knowing how slow it would be.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 06/05/2018:

We apologize for the delay in play but are glad you got to play the front and back nine as you planned. We hope you give us another shot in the near future.


u509337695's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 05/23/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star rating! We are honored you consider #BowesCreekCountryClub a "must play golf course." Book your next round with us soon!


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 05/22/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star rating! Book your next round soon.


Gercal13's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 05/21/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star rating! Come play again soon.


u000005281335's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 05/21/2018:

We are glad you enjoyed the golf course as well as the course staff. Book another round with us soon!



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 05/14/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star rating! We hope you join us again this season.

"Great course"


u189906659's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really good conditions considering how or weather has been this year. Really awesome that driving range is included with round!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 04/23/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review! We are glad you found value in the course. Come play again soon.

"Great Course"


Kirk2564833's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Bowes Creek is one of the best courses in the Kane County area. The holes all have a different look. Id recommend it to any golfer that likes a challenge

P.S. Dony buy the deal on Groupon


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Bowes Creek Country Club on 04/16/2018:

We are honored you consider Bowes Creek to be "one of the best courses in the Kane Country area!" Come play again soon.


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