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4.3
175 Reviews (175)
5 Stars
68
4 Stars
80
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.6
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.9
94.7%
Recommend this course
162 out of 175 reviews
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4.6
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.1%
Recommend this course
33 out of 34 reviews
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4.5
54 Reviews (54)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.8
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
98.1%
Recommend this course
53 out of 54 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 36
Length 3175 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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Boone Creek Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/30
Architect Gordon Cunningham (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "McHenry Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code No sleeveless shirts/open heel shoes. Shirts & shoes must be worn at all times.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.3
175 Reviews (175)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Thick Rough 10
Bunkers 9
Water Hazards 9
This course/club is great for:
Locals 12
9-Hole Rounds 10
Junior Golfers 10
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 13
Worth the Drive 7

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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/08/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, achavez28! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Boone Creek Golf Club - Prairie Course!

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Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome

Staff is great, Mike is fantastic and the course is perfect. This is my 4th time here and no bad experiences

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/07/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, William3359393! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Boone Creek Golf Club - Prairie Course!

Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love the course, just mark it...

Same thing I ask each time. Just put a 150 marker on every hole. Love the course.

Conditions Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/02/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Boone Creek Golf Club - Prairie Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Awesome

The course is in fantastic shape, the fairways are like carpet and the greens hold shots nicely. Considering the season just started this course is amazing and I will be back with friends

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/22/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, William3359393! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Boone Creek Golf Club - Prairie Course!

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great day to play golf

Weather was great.played with two young guys had a great time

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/22/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Boone Creek Golf Club - Prairie Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 44
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 500 Contributor
Illinois Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course for a fun round

At first glance, Boone Creek is often overlooked in the NW Chicago Suburbs. It is a 27 hole facility, featuring three 9 hole courses. The facility consistently rotates the 9 hole courses so that a combination is the 18 hole course for the day and the remaining course is designated as the 9 hole course for the day. This is extremely nice when you are looking to sneak out for a quick 9 hole round. All of Boone Creek is relatively flat with little to no elevation change. It used to be very wide open which made it a bombers paradise. Management has done an excellent job of tightening up the course with letting natural grass areas grow up throughout the course. It may be blasphemy but in several areas, it's similar to hitting out of deep fescue at Erin Hills. Management has also done an excellent job of focusing on the greens. Years ago, they used to be inconsistent and bumpy. The last two years has seen a dramatic increase in the quality of the greens. You'll get a very smooth roll most of the time on these greens. For walkers, you can't ask for an easier walk. No elevation changes and minimal walking from green to tee.

The Valley Course is one of the 9 hole courses. I will admit that out of the three courses, Valley is my least favorite. The par 5, 1st hole is a quirky double dog leg that if you play it the conventional way, makes it difficult to attack the green in two shots. Local advice: if the course is empty, you can hit your tee shot towards the 9th fairway and it will give you a straight shot into the 1st green. In a way, the 1st hole sets the tone for the course. There are two other sharp dog leg par 4's (the 3rd and the 8th holes). The 5th hole is another quirky par 4 that requires a mid iron off the tee unless you are going to try driving the green. Honestly, you may not even need to hit a single driver off the tee on this course.

Overall, the course is extremely playable for all levels of play. The greens are generous in size and as previously stated, they roll well. The 5th hole is the only hole that requires a forced carry into the green and it is a wedge, at that. When the Valley course is crowded, pace of play can occasionally be an issue as there are holes on which you can cut the corners to try driving or getting close to the greens. I've taken multiple newer golfers to this course to get accustomed to the game and they have all enjoyed themselves. The driving range is adequate and the putting green is a great way to spend time warming up or playing friendly games after the round. I'd almost label it as a "can't miss" part of playing at Boone Creek.

I've found Boone Creek to be a great course to have a fun round without having to take it too serious. The laid back environment lends itself to that. The course is surrounded by farm land and is a breath of fresh air. If you are looking for a place to work on your game or not lose too many balls, this is the place for you. If you are looking for a course to stimulate you visually or provide a shot making challenge on each hole, then Boone's "sister" course Prairie Isle is perhaps a better choice for you.

As it stands, this is a good course that I would recommend for most casual golfers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 06/22/2020

Hello, Iamdiesel18. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

First Sub 90 round of the year at this Great Facility!

Shot a 40 48 on Valley and Prairie today, best of the year for this 60-something hacker! This place rocks. Top quality service, facilities and courses. Add in perfect weather and it was another winner day at Boone Creek!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/22/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, GolfDawg54! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Boone Creek Golf Club - Prairie Course!

Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course.

Drying up nicely after all the rain we've had. This is one of the prettiest courses.

Today pace of play was pretty bad. This is going to happen once in a while when you get novice. But where is the Marshall to get them to move along? We had 3 party backups at one point...

Lastly and I'll say this again. Put up at a one 150 yard marker. The ones in the ground are too hard to find.

All that said, I really do love this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
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Commented on 06/03/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Boone Creek Golf Club - Prairie Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/02/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u1171690! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Boone Creek Golf Club - Prairie Course!

Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day even with Puddles!

Played nine today after a bad rain storm the night before. The course had standing water, but was still quite playable. The three courses offer great options! A great place to play in the NW Burbs!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/26/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, GolfDawg54! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Boone Creek Golf Club - Prairie Course!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

OK Course

Played during the pandemic. Nice part I was alone and played 9 in 1 hr 30 min walking.

Course was a bit soft with all the rain but not too bad.

They advertise black tees but only white and red were out so it was playing short.

Greens were decent and speed was good but you see a break and it was rightist all day.

Its a average no frill course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 05/26/2020

Hello, u000006282948. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Walked

Nice course, will play again

I played Memorial day weekend on the Creeside 9. There were a number of factors that impacted play that were out of control of the Course Management.
1, Pandemic social distancing
2. 8 Inches of rain earlier in the week.

The course is very flat, but the holes are landscaped very nicely. It was very picturesque and I look forward to returning in the future when Mother Nature has settled down.

It was a very good value for the buck.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/26/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Boone Creek Golf Club - Prairie Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Another great round at a favorite course!

I enjoy golfing at Boone Creek! With three different 9-hole courses, you get a variety of challenges. Staff and course is always first rate!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/26/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, GolfDawg54! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Boone Creek Golf Club - Prairie Course!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fun course to play

Enjoyed the course layout and the apace of play was great. Everyone working is friendly and helpful. Thanks. Great value for god layout.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 05/26/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, jacque1946! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Boone Creek Golf Club - Prairie Course!

Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/11/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Boone Creek Golf Club - Prairie Course!

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Commented on 05/11/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u1699573! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Boone Creek Golf Club - Prairie Course!

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course for the price

Had a great day on the course.weather was great.i just love this place

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/11/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Boone Creek Golf Club - Prairie Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Finally

The whole social distancing is a pain and the course seems empty with the other facilities closed but it was nice to get out

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 05/11/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, William3359393! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Boone Creek Golf Club - Prairie Course!

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/06/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, davewegs! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Boone Creek Golf Club - Prairie Course!

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