West at White Pines Golf Course
Situated just 30 minutes from downtown Chicago, White Pines Golf Club has been a popular spot for both locals and visitors. The club offers two courses, the East and the West. The West Course is longer than the East by 400 yards and considered slightly more challenging. The layout is relatively tight and there is an abundance of trees, which means you'll need to be accurate to do well. The greens are large and challenging with difficult-to-read breaks. There is also minimal, but strategic bunkering along the greensides. The fairways provide plenty of variety with some that are narrow and heavily tree-lined and others that are wide with no trees in sight. The golf course has several challenging holes but it's forgiving enough for beginners to approach with confidence.
|Black (W)||72||6624 yards||77.8||135|
|Gold (W)||72||6504 yards||77.1||134|
|Silver (W)||72||6335 yards||76.2||132|
|White (W)||72||5989 yards||74.2||128|
|Maroon (W)||74||5751 yards||72.9||125|
|Black M: 71.5/127 W: 76.8/133||362||173||508||429||499||370||381||138||393||3253||367||613||371||388||170||515||370||196||381||3371||6624|
|Gold M: 71.0/126 W: 77.1/134||362||161||505||415||471||370||377||138||387||3186||367||593||371||373||170||515||370||180||376||3315||6501|
|Silver M: 70.2/124 W: 76.2/132||346||161||486||415||471||352||377||118||387||3113||350||593||354||373||141||505||350||180||376||3222||6335|
|White M: 68.6/120 W: 74.2/128||346||133||486||394||443||352||304||118||360||2936||350||515||354||361||141||505||350||171||306||3053||5989|
|Maroon M: 65.6/115 W: 72.9/125||342||133||360||394||443||326||304||105||360||2767||341||515||340||361||132||502||316||171||306||2984||5751|
Insane pace of play
Pace of play was absurd. 7:30am tee time and waited for 10 minutes on the 2nd tee box. How could it be that backed that early? Struggled through 4 holes then said screw it and skipped ahead to 8, flew through the rest of the round. On the way to 9, we passed the 2nd tee box again and there were 3 groups (6 carts) already waiting. Yikes. This is all not to mention how sopping wet that course was after only a little bit of rain....
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West vs East
Played both today after heavy rain. Cart path only and West was significantly in better condition. Awesome replay rate too. Highly recommend this place.
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Best price available for a good course
The weather was perfect for the morning. We were greeted by a friendly clerk. Did a quick warm up and proceeded to the first tee. This is when we were informed to start at the 10th Tee, not a problem until the the turn, now we are backed up and play is slow. We get out early to finish early. Golfers starting 2 hours later are now ahead of us. Not right.
Golf course was in great shape and pin placement was fair. I will return but will put up a fight if this occurs again.
Thanks for leaving us a review, Willie. We're sorry to hear pace of play wasn't up to our usual standards, and we hope you'll come book another round with us soon!
There was a thunderstorm with heavy rain. Unable to play. One of my favorite courses.
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Played a good round but could have done without the attitude of the old guy who spoke and acted like he didn’t want to be there. Maybe it was too early in the morning for him ( 6am) In any case, it was great weather a good round and pace.
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good deal for the money
White Pines has grown up to be a very legit track. We played 18 holes in 3-1/2 hours- during the middle of the day and on a Wednesday. There are some very challenging holes.
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The greens were will kept, staff friendly, and the golf carts had solid GPS systems. We played after it rained so some other parties must have cancelled because no one was playing behind us. The pace of play was solid.
The tee boxes were very unkempt. They were about as long as a short rough. There wasn't a lot of hole variability. Every hole was some variation of a slight dog leg, fairway bunkers, greenshide bunkers, and trees lining the fairways (very little water). So the course felt generally overpriced. I'd expect to pay $45 for this course and average green fees appear to be about $55 here.
Overall, I enjoyed the round, but would have payed less, especially if there was a discount to walk. I played the west course.
We appreciate the honest review, Ry. Our rates vary based on availability and time of day, and you can sometimes find them as low as $30 later in the day. We hope you'll book another round with us soon!
Thanks for the review, we hope to see you again soon!
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A nice course with some long driving holes . Challenging enough for the intermediate golfer . I will play again . Nice friendly staff
Thanks for the great review, RCA. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Have been playing this course for years..Last couple the conditions were avg. Place was in great shape.
Hi Copper, thanks for your continued loyalty and for leaving us such a great review. We look forward to seeing you for years to come!
Nice layout and conditions
I hadn’t played this course in 20 years. I chose this course based on many of our group being from downtown Chicago and a few from the Northwest suburbs. We also needed a forgiving course as 3 of our 7 golfers are inexperienced women. This worked perfectly and all in our group enjoyed the day....along with the reasonable cost. A bad rain storm came in on our 14th hole, so we drove in to the clubhouse for about an hour delay. They let us play after the rains without any questions and even allowed us to change to the East Course(we played the other 14 on the West) due to play being cart path only & West was walking only. Pace of play was just right and would have been at 4 hours(rain came)...great considering we went off at noon on a busy Fri(July 5th). I will keep this course in consideration for the future.
We're glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us after so many years away. Thanks for leaving us a review, we look forward to seeing you next time you're in the area - we just hope it's less than 20 years from now!
Thanks for the great review!
very nice course! .
As a combination of sand trap, water, and distance, very nice fairways and playable roughs. All around very nice course.
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Beware of Tuesday morning league on the East course
We recently played 18 holes on the East Course. The course was in good shape except for some of the traps, which were waterlogged from recent rains. The biggest problem was a woman's league ahead of us. The last two twosomes in the 18-hole league, no lie, took 15-20 strokes per hole on the 4s and 5s. Needless to say, the time for us to play the course was way too long. Stay away from this course on Tuesday mornings before 10!
Thanks for the review, we appreciate your understanding. Growing the game isn't always easy!
Always great fun!
Have played White Pines for 40 years. Has matured well, like fine wine. Mature trees, great greens, friendly staff, driving range and convenient central location for friends located throughout the Chicago area.
Thanks for the review, and thanks for your continued loyalty over the years! Here's to the next 40, we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Aside from all the rain we've had and it being cart path only, it is a good course to play. Not too challenging and always fun.
Hi Kyle, thanks for the 5-star review! We hope to see you again soon.
Always fun to play
White Pines West is a solid course and for $40 after 1pm its a great value. The West course provides a test with some longer par 5's than the East. They recently upgraded their carts with GPS included. Pace of play was slow (5 hour round) but mostly due to cart path only, and bunkers need more sand, but other than that it is a well maintained track. Great option close to the North side of Chicago.
Thanks for the great review! Be sure to book another round with us soon, we look forward to having you back at White Pines.