Fyre Lake Golf Club

4.4922705882 4.5 stars from 5 (100)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6505 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 72.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Golfers must wear a collared shirt at all times. No denim jeans or tee shirts. Shorts must be tailored and mid-thigh in length. No cut-off shorts, jogging shorts, swimming suits, tank tops or tube tops.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 70 6505 yards 72.1 130
Brown 70 5945 yards 68.9 124
Tan 70 5474 yards 66.0 118
Tan (W) 70 5474 yards 72.0 123
Green 70 4377 yards 62.5 102
Green (W) 70 4377 yards 65.6 108

Fyre Lake Golf Club boasts the only Nicklaus Design golf course in the Quad Cities. Water, grass, and sand were seamlessly combined to create a diverse and challenging course. The layout features winding fairways that snake their way through mature hardwoods and the lush emerald greens contrast beautifully with the lakefront setting. A variety of elevation changes come into play throughout the course. The rolling greens often have multiple tiers and they are usually also flanked by protective bunkers. In addition to the water, wind is another element that will challenge you on this layout. The final hole is a par 4 that plays from an elevated tee box. Fyre Lake Golf Club's hole bends sharply to the left, wrapping around a lake, and since it plays into the wind, getting the proper pin placement is quite a feat.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 100 Reviews
5 stars:
45
4 stars:
35
3 stars:
13
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

88 out of 100 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers locals   Challenges include elevation changes undulating greens water hazards   Great for drinks  

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"Best course in or near the Quad Cities"


xtrasm00th's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

So I drove from the Chicago area to play here December 3rd. This is the best, most beautiful golf course in the Quad's, for the money. The course itself is rough around the edges conditioning wise. Bunkers need sand, greens in pretty good shape, fairways are okay, but not great. Not to harp on the greens, but this course came from Nicklaus when he was burying elephants in some of the greens. The clubhouse is a doublewide, and the parking lot is leftover asphalt grindings! But the layout, and the vista's here are priceless. You would never guess you were in Sherrard, IL. If you are in the area playing the many good golf courses you would make a mistake not finding this place. It took down a local bank and bankrupted another developer & the land around the course is owned by a bank in Texas. But all the drama aside this place is as good a layout as you can find.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"In the top 3 courses I have played this year"


u771838076's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play twice a week and 2nd time playing this course, really enjoy it Diversity of holes, elevation changes make this a course you want to come back to. Scenery is outstanding also


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



kmiller2112's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Great layout. Difficult course.

This course has some dramatic elevation changes.

We played it on a very wet day so I can't really comment on its condition because it was so wet everywhere and not mowed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Jjmojo222's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great jack Nicklous design. Greens are a bit choppy but the course is gem for the eye. Great vistas and elevation changes. Links style with lots of tall grass and bunkers. A distance finder is a good idea.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



duanerakestraw's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great Course, have played it about 10 times.

Always challenging, but fair.

Will continue to play 3 or 4 times year


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very pleasant round"


ervsmith's avatar
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape. Was not crowded. Staff was very accomodating.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


tridder's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Favorite Quad Cities Golf Course. Great layout and stunningly beautiful setting. great value to boot


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very nice course but...."


Dodger57's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I have been wanting to play Fyre Lake for a few years but reviews of the course conditions had been very down. But in the last year reviews indicated that it was now under new ownership and conditions were much better. I do have mixed feeling about this course. It's a great layout, nice driving range, poor range balls, small putting green, pro shop and club house is a trailer but that's OK and the staff is good. First impression getting the cart is bad as it looked like it had not been cleaned out or washed this year! Course has beautiful views of the lake and challenging layout. Condition of the course is average due to unfilled divots in the fairways (worse I've seen at a course), unhealed pitch marks on the greens though that did not effect roll or speed which was excellent. The worse of the problem were all the bunkers, nice sand but every bunker had its bunker liner exposed. You had to move the ball around so you would not hit the liner on your shot. Would I go back? Probably, but I would hope that they repair all the bunkers before I do.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Greatly improved and beautiful!"


u889354546's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had played this course a few years ago and didn't care for it much. The improvements from the club house to the shape of the course were outstanding. The clean up of the roughs makes the errant shot playable, before it was very hard to find your ball, more less play it. The course is one of the most scenic you can play in this area, it's like playing in another state. I highly recommend that you get out and play Fyre Lake, it won't be years before I play Fyre again it will be very soon. Go try it out!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Outstanding Fyre Lake Golf"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Absolutely beautiful and challenging golf course, looking forward to the next rounds!!!


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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Challenging but fun course"


Jon4509589's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

If you are an average golfer, this course can be quite challenging. With that being said, the course design is second to none in the area. The greens can be very challenging, but as whole the course was in very good shape. If you can hit the ball straight from the tee box, you will have a shot at a good score.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Layout"


u000001098586's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Past reviews of Fyre Lake were pretty much spot on. The layout was very good, amazing elevation changes, good mix of holes. The condition while good, was not great. the greens were smooth just not fast..prob 9 or 9.5 on the stimp. you can tell the new ownership is trying to make improvements im just not sure enough revenue is being generated to do everything that needs to be done for this course to turn the corner. with all that being said..i would not discourage people from playing it..i think you can have a very enjoyable time


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Friendly Staff And Challenging Greens"


EddieGruszeczka's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great staff hired at course. Enjoyed my round and felt no pressure to move faster. Only things I could see them changing is larger signs directing where carts should go, and signs directing where next hole is. Very nice course and I will be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful"


Cindy1931839's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My husband and I both enjoyed the course. It was pretty alongside the lakes and provided some challenges. I would not recommend walking as it is long and hilly. We'd play it again!


I recommend this course


"HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS"


u763724211's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was great. It had just rained so it was a little wet. Staff was friendly. Nice course!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice Layout"


u000004140941's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I've played this course about 12 times now over the last three years and it keeps growing on me. It truly is a nice layout with lots of elevation change and great views. A good mix of water and strategically placed sand to challenge all skill levels. The greens roll real nice but there are a few "dead elephants" buried under some of the greens ... Nicklaus Design may have overdone the green undulations in my opinion. Nice range, mediocre putting green and clubhouse is just a temporary building for now. Overall a great value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Layout and tough"


mk8q16ophx7855261's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great and challenging course. Greens, sand and fringe area much better than our last visit here. The fairways and rough areas are a little thin but still a great track....


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"An Adventure Golf Course"


uQRVY6483QR's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You have to check this golf course when you are traveling in quad city area, it's like an adventure going to a timbuktu , but there's a hidden gem golf course tucked at the middle of no where. I think it's worth the drive going there, this challenging golf course makes you want to do a replay, which is we did a replay for a discounted price. The staff is friendly and the bathrooms are clean. Make sure to bring extra sleeves of balls because after the island green, the tee box on the next hole has a long body of water that you have to crossed to reach a real estate landing, unless you can hit it like those professionals in TV every time you hit your tee shot.


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



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