East at White Pines Golf Course

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3.7
256
5 Stars
37
4 Stars
111
3 Stars
64
2 Stars
30
1 Stars
14
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
77.7%
Recommend this course
200 out of 256 reviews
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3.5
2
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
2.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
2.5
Amenities
2.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
50.0%
Recommend this course
1 out of 2 reviews
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Average Rating
3.8
28
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
78.6%
Recommend this course
22 out of 28 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6371 yards
Slope 127
Rating 71.1
White Pines Golf Club is ideally situated for both locals and visitors with a convenient location that is just 30 minutes from downtown Chicago and only 10 minutes from O'Hare International Airport. The club has two 18-hole courses, the East and the West. The East is the shorter and more player friendly of the two at 6,371 yards from the back tees. The fairways are seemingly narrow but there is some room for recovery if you have an errant shot. There aren't as many bunkers or water as on the West Course, but there is enough to provide a fun round. In addition to 36 holes of golf, White Pines G.C. also offers the Golf Dome, one of the world's largest indoor golf facilities. It features five target greens surrounded by bunkers, 50 hitting tees on two levels, and six suspended hitting targets for practicing your accuracy.
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White Pines Golf Club - East Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 70 6371 yards 71.1 127
Black (W) 70 6371 yards 76.8 133
Gold (W) 70 6226 yards 76.0 131
Gold 70 6226 yards 70.4 125
Silver 70 5893 yards 69.0 122
Silver (W) 70 5893 yards 74.2 127
White 70 5411 yards 66.8 117
White (W) 70 5411 yards 71.5 121
Maroon (W) 73 5150 yards 70.1 118
Maroon 73 5150 yards 65.6 114
Scorecard for East
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 71.1/127 W: 76.8/133 401 428 417 195 289 147 508 193 371 2949 513 192 355 183 420 405 344 547 463 3422 6371
Gold M: 70.4/125 W: 76.0/132 383 410 380 191 289 147 487 193 371 2851 505 192 355 183 409 405 344 535 447 3375 6226
Silver M: 69.0/122 W: 74.2/127 383 410 380 191 274 126 487 158 331 2740 505 119 327 120 409 362 329 535 447 3153 5893
White M: 66.8/117 W: 71.5/121 365 321 300 185 274 126 409 158 331 2469 491 119 327 120 395 362 329 474 325 2942 5411
Marron M: 64.2/114 W: 70.1/111 365 321 300 185 254 115 409 126 301 2376 491 108 221 105 395 346 309 474 325 2774 5150
Handicap 6 2 4 12 16 18 10 14 8 9 7 11 17 3 13 15 5 1
Par 4 4 4 3 4 3 5 3 4 34 5 3 4 3 4 4 4 5 4 36 70
Handicap (W) 6 10 4 8 16 18 2 12 14 3 17 13 15 7 9 11 1 5

Course Details

Year Built 1930
Golf Season April 11 - October 20
Architect Jack Daray Dick Nugent (1982)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $10
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Play Better Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.7
256

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 25
Watching the Game 14
Patio Dining 12
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 30
Narrow Fairways 25
Bunkers 23
This course/club is great for:
Locals 29
Advanced Golfers 19
Walkers 13
This Course's Location is:
Near the Airport 35
Convenient to the City 33
In the 'Burbs 28

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from White Pines Golf Club on 10/04/2018:
Thank you so much for the 5-star review of White Pines Golf Course. Please come back and visit us again soon.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Rate of Play

I was with a group of 4 and we walked off the course after the 12th hole. We started at 9:10AM and we left at 1:15PM. On pace for a 6.5 hour round of golf. Day was perfect and the course had a nice layout, rate of play was awful.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Response from White Pines Golf Club on 09/19/2018:
We are very sorry to hear your experience was anything less than a 5-star experience. We hope the pace of play is much better your next round with us. Thank you for choosing White Pines.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course/ Super Staff

Course was in pretty good shape since there is no rain. Sand traps could use more sand (yes I was in a few of them) Greens and rough (yes I missed fairways) could be better, but when on the fairways the course was in great shape, greens putted true, just lots of bare spots starting to show but the staff here is a 10, from the club house, starter, cart girls everyone pleasant, professional and helpful

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from White Pines Golf Club on 08/09/2018:
Thank you so much for the 4-star review of White Pines Golf Course. We appreciate you playing our golf course. Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course needs some work

Played White Pines East yesterday. Unfortunately, got behind a woman's league which was slow. Took 4 1/2 hours to play - on a Tuesday morning, that is not good. Some of the greens need repair. The 12th tee box look like it had been flooded recently, with barely any grass in the area. The cart paths are crushed limestone, and are in dire need of repair. A lot of pot holes. But other than the above, the course is moderately challenging and was in good shape.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Response from White Pines Golf Club on 07/27/2018:
Hi, we are extremely sorry to hear that the pace of play was a little behind while you were here at White Pines. We are currently working to improve course conditions. Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from White Pines Golf Club on 07/20/2018:
Thank you for the input regarding our golf course. We are working on a strategic plan to address the issues at our facility. Please feel free to contact me (Frank) directly at 630-766-0304 x3002 so we can discuss further.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs maintenance

Course in OK shape, fairways need to be arated.

Carts paths are a disaster

Lot of dead trees.

Needs some overgrown trees to be cut back

Course has gone downhill since playing it 3 years ago.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Response from White Pines Golf Club on 07/20/2018:
Thank you for the input regarding our golf course. We are working on a strategic plan to address the issues at our facility. Please feel free to contact me (Frank) directly at 630-766-0304 x3002 so we can discuss further.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

White Pines

Great course layout and challenging enough for the intermediate golfer . Well maintained fairways and greens . One little complaint , fix the cart path ,to many ruts .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from White Pines Golf Club on 07/20/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review of White Pines Golf Club. Glad to hear you enjoyed the course. Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from White Pines Golf Club on 07/18/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review of White Pines. Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from White Pines Golf Club on 07/16/2018:
Thank you for the 4-star review of White Pines. Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from White Pines Golf Club on 07/16/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review of White Pines Golf Club. Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from White Pines Golf Club on 07/16/2018:
Thank you for the 4-star review of White Pines. Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent Course Conditions

White Pines West course itself is in excellent condition. However, for the life of me I can't understand them offering pin placements at the starters check in when there are no placement numbers on the scorecards or the golf carts plus the flags are all the same color. It's impossible to tell where the pin has been placed on the greens without a description of some sort. I questioned this in the pro shop when we were finished and was told there were stickers to put on cards but they just haven't gotten around to putting them on yet. How nice for the golfer!! Also the golf carts could be hosed down and cleaned out better. I went to 3 carts before I found one I didn't have to empty of some sort of trash. These carts were all lined up to be used. If you had to have a windshield up, you'd have a hard time seeing thru it! In addition, the women's restroom at the halfway house could definitely smell better! The cart paths have their usual ton of bumps and holes that could really be filled up with gravel at least. Pace of play was over 5 hours and 20 minutes with no rangers to move golfers along. Very slow and frustrating. It's a shame because apparently the groundskeeper is the only one that knows his job from the excellent condition of the course. Someone in management needs to do a better job of making sure these things are addressed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Response from White Pines Golf Club on 07/09/2018:
Thank you so much for the 4-star review of White Pines. We appreciate you taking the time and writing the review. We know there are a few things that we certainly can work on. Hope to see you again.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

path

I just want tobtalk about the cart path on this course. It is bar none the worst I I have ever been on. The potholes literally suk up the entire golf cart not to mention needing a cortisone injection after the round from the bumpy ride. This needs to be adressed.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Response from White Pines Golf Club on 06/29/2018:
The Management Team at White Pines Golf Club is fully aware of the unacceptable condition of our cart paths and the effect that they have on our customers’ experience at our facility. We are in the process of formulating a strategic plan to address our cart path issues and we are anticipating having that plan in place in the near future. Please feel free to contact me (Frank) directly at your convenience 630-766-0304 x3002 if you wish to discuss further. Thank you for your input concerning your visit to White Pines Golf Club.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Long and fun

Great course long the rough was rough but a great run

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from White Pines on 06/21/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review of White Pines. Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from White Pines on 06/21/2018:
Thank you for the 4-star review of White Pines. Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

DANGER! Killer Cart Paths!

Gravel cart paths now feature hundreds of water-filled potholes - dangerous to your spine!

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Response from White Pines Management on 06/11/2018:
Your feedback on cart paths is greatly appreciated. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from White Pines Management on 06/11/2018:
Thank you for the 4-star review!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

There is nothing wrong with this place

There is nothing wrong with this place. That should probably be the official motto. The layouts are fine; the conditioning is fine*; the amenities are fine. And if you get one of the cheaper prices it's a pretty good value.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from White Pines on 06/04/2018:
Thank you for the review of White Pines. Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic Course for the Price

Great course. Great pace of play. Staff was awesome. Let us play an extra 9 for free

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from White Pines on 06/04/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review of White Pines. Glad to hear the course was in great shape and the staff was friendly. Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Course has potential if they better maintain and invest in it

About the fifth time playing the course in the past ten years. Management has many opportunities to make improvements, but don’t see them. On the positive side, greens were in really good shape. Staff was courteous. $49 with cart is reasonable on a holiday weekend. Maintenance on the rest of the course was lacking. Numerous dead trees, inconsistent mowing (clipping clumps everywhere), beat up cart paths, etc. Never saw a ranger to check Pace of play, and limited drinking water spots on the course.

In the Chicago metro area, there are several courses that are better options for about $10-20 more per round.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Response from Frank Bonanno on 05/30/2018:
-TeeItUpAllYear Our team appreciates you choosing to play at White Pines Golf Club and for your feedback. We understand the challenges and opportunities that we have on our property. We did remove over 200 trees during this off season and we will continue to address that issue. Cart path renovations will depend on the long term direction of our facilities. Please feel free to contact me directly at 630-766-0304 x3002 or by email at bonanno@whitepinesgolf.com. Thanks Again
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