Golf Club of Illinois
|Blue (W)||71||6589 yards||75.2||131|
|Burgandy (W)||71||6208 yards||72.4||125|
|White (W)||71||5645 yards||68.4||117|
|Black M: 74.4/137||449||535||451||175||467||196||375||390||440||3478||340||678||393||218||447||537||351||203||366||3533||7011|
|Blue M: 72.4/132||417||508||425||142||441||184||364||372||419||3272||323||647||373||183||420||507||326||190||339||3308||6580|
|Red M: 70.9/125 W: 76.6/136||400||487||410||128||425||148||358||353||407||3116||315||612||358||148||402||480||318||171||326||3130||6246|
|White W: 72.8/128||345||460||332||119||388||142||349||322||355||2812||245||531||333||83||369||430||306||140||320||2757||5569|
Golf is better than work
Let me think about this...golf or work? I will pick golf even though it was windy and cart path only since the course was fairly soaked. Not much they can do when mother nature continues to give us more than enough rain. Greens were super fast. At least we had a decent amount of sun despite the below average temperature. Rough was deep...not quite U.S. Open deep but getting close. Maybe they couldnt cut recently with rains. Good value for money spent. Will be back when it gets warmer and drier.
Sand Traps should have sand in them!!!! They shouldn't be as hard as a rock!!! They should actually have sand in them and should be raked daily!!!
I was in the sand several times and that's not normally an issue for me, I'm a good sand player. When there's hard ground and an inch or two of sand however and that's wet, compacted and hasn't been raked it's not a lot of fun to try to get out of the trap with any normal kind of sand shot.
Other than that though, enjoyed the round and liked the course.
overall condition good, rough long in areas due to not being cut because of rains. Greens good but as usual players not fixing ball marks. We each fixed our own plus 2 more on each green. traps need more sand but that is also typical due to wash out
I hadn’t played the course in over 15 years. The clubhouse was great. Even though the course was very wet the greens were true and quick. My son and I were the only people on the course on the front nine so playing in 50 minutes was great. We were able to use all of our clubs since there was no roll. It’s was an awesome round of golf in under 2 hours. That seldom happens but we wanted to play GCI and it didn’t disappoint.
I played this course several times over the years and noticed that it seemed to be deteriorating. I decided to give it another try, because I like the layout and this time I was pleasantly surprised by the improvements they have made. In my last review I was mostly critical of the sand traps, this year they are much better. Keep up the good work GCI.
Convenient but awful
The course was in rough shape but it was to be expected after such harsh rains the 3 days prior. However, the course lacked basic amenities that should be expected for $36 a person.
I've never golfed there and made 2 wrong turns while attempting to get to the next hole. There's no signage or direction. Then the old guy cutting the grass is running a tractor 3 ft from the tee box without any consideration for the group teeing off. Finally, ordered a brat and a Gatorade at the turn. The bartender pointed at a hot box with brats in it and tongs. I grabbed the tongs and asked for a bun. She handed me a sealed bag of hot dog buns and scissors to open the package.....better service and amenities at park district courses. Save your money and golf just about anywhere else.
Liked the course
My only complaint is that there wasn't a Ranger on the course to maintain pace of play. We were a threesome, playing behind a foursome and there were at least 2 holes open in front of the foursome. It backed up the entire course, and I honestly lost focus on the back nine. Losing focus is on me, the course not having a Ranger to regulate pace of play is on them.
I will play this course again.
If you enjoy 6 hour rounds, golf courses that allow and encourage fivesomes, a mediocre link’s style course that was built on a plot of land too small to be conducive for a link’s style course, mud traps as opposed to sand traps, one that is overpriced, rangers that do nothing when one asks them politely to allow better golfers to play through a fivesome that are slower than grass growing, a golf club pro that forbids better/faster golfers to play through his “so called club champions” citing the reason as they are the club champions and they have played the front nine in 2 hours and 14 minutes which was complete and total misrepresentation of fact which is evidenced by the fact that it took the club house champs 1 hour and 20 minutes to play the first three holes on the back nine, then this is your “Dream Course”. You should save yourself a lot of time, aggravation and money by staying away from this course. There are far better courses in the area that are properly managed with competent staffs that know and enforce proper golf etiquette. Chalet Hills, Blackstone, Foxford Hills, Highlands of Elgin and Oak Grove just to name a few.
Great Course, great staff
Great challenging course. Greens and fairways are in great shape. Staff is extremely friendly. Pace of play is great. One of the best courses around for the price.
It was a nice challenge however the pace of play was awful. However, after speaking with a ranger he got it going which was much appreciated. Like most courses in the area, the traps are lacking in sand. Good course although a huge change from its early days.
Basic suburban course with lots of homes to look at. Course was in excellent shape. Dont' miss the fairway as the rough was high and healthy. Been here many times and will be back.
Love this course. Well planned out and can be challenging. Rarely crowded and pace of play is great. The wind factor is always an issue for all courses, but especially this course. I always look forward to the 678 yard Par 5 when the wind is not such a factor. Have parred it only once and that is when there was no wind (on in 4 and a 1 putt... lol). Greens are true. The Club House needs a makeover... very dated but clean. Look forward to my next round!!
Dry as a bone after all the rain. But plays slow due to the walkers. 7000 yards is a haul for seniors or anyone to walk.
Maintenance out as always mowing collars weed eating tee boxes as you take your swing.
There is no drainage on this course. It was horriblle standing water on greens and in every fairway. I took a friend and he quit after three holes. I would not suggest this course. Its useless if it rains even days before.
It was my first time on this course. I was greeted by a wonderful staff upon check in. She took time explaining the course lay out to me. The course was in excellent shape for this time of the year. Well worth my time and money. I will be back. Highly recommended.
Challenging Golf course, Nice clubhouse, friendly staff, great rates, great food. What more could you ask for?
GCI in nice shape except for bunkers
With all the rain Friday night into Saturday morning the course held up well for our 1030am Saturday time. We were most fortunate that many golfers cancelled because of the rain and we teed off 15 minutes early and got around in slightly under 4 hours. Normally GCI is a 5 hour plus round because the blue tees are 132 slope almost 6600 yards and most people have no business playing them. Usually conditions are hard/fast on this treeless "Ted" Nugent wango tango....but with the rain the course played a lot longer. The green complexes are really interesting and there are lots of bunkers/gorse mounds all over the place.....one of the best Nugent designs (and I've played many). Folks in the pro shop, bar and the beverage cart were all very nice and welcoming. GCI is a fun play....the greens were in really decent shape....the rough was a tad long but again just fortunate to experience GCI with a light tee sheet/cloudy conditions. The back nine always slows down and if the sun is out it makes for a long very hot round with no shade. I like this course....greens complexes are challenging for chip shots and you can read the breaks fairly easily. 6244/128 red tees provide plenty of challenge and strategery. Bunkers definitely need restoration and are below average....4 stars.