Chalet Hills Golf Club

4.1167705882 4.1 stars from 5 (147)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 73
  • Length: 6877 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 73.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 73 6877 yards 73.4 131
Blue 73 6594 yards 71.9 129
White 73 5983 yards 68.5 117
Gold 73 4944 yards 64.1 101

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 147 Reviews
5 stars:
61
4 stars:
58
3 stars:
16
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

131 out of 147 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include water hazards narrow fairways bunkers   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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"Chalet Hills - Unsung Ken Killian Design in NW Chicago Suburbs"


btweed1683's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Chicago Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

The Good: Sporty Ken Killian design in northwest suburbs of Chicago has a little more elevation than most in the area. Excellent variety in holes including strong Par 5's, some very challenging Par 4's, and decent Par 3's including the 17th with a peninsula green! Very good course conditions and large greens that putt smooth. Nice clubhouse with full restaurant and bar has some fantastic 19th hole views. Nice, friendly staff and above average on-course amenities with multiple restroom areas. Very good value for quality of course with nice off-season and internet specials.

The Bad: Course does not take lots of rain well. Some holes can be a little quirky and driving lanes through trees that are almost unplayable. Strange setup to the check-in process and slow pace of play. Practice facility is only marginal with no short game area and mediocre driving range. The cart paths have some of the worst pot holes you will ever see. No GPS or pin placement assistance.

The Verdict: Chalet Hills is another great public option in northern Chicago burbs. Tough, fun course to play for all skill levels.

Best Hole: Many great Par 4 holes, but the closing Par 5 18th is a severe dog leg left that is pure "risk-reward."


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



"Tough but fun course"


jerryf65's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Slightly wet from morning rain so greens were manageable. Course was in good condition. Pace of play was great for a Saturday.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Chalet Hills Golf Club on 05/21/2018:

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are glad you enjoyed the greens as well as the pace of play on a weekend. Come play again soon!

"4.25 Stars - wonderful conditions"


HOTSPOTTS's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Illinois Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

A burly 132 slope from the white tees Chalet Hills is always a challenge. It's a very well routed interesting track. Over the past several years the greens here have been very consistent - smooth (if folks repair ball marks correctly) and speedy. Given the amount of rain recently the greens did seem to get chewed up a little bit with observable spike marks around the holes this day. Tees fairways and rough in nice shape. Sand traps are okay as well. Refer to my previous reviews of this course for other tips. Course value - $40 to $50. Pace of play many times is an issue especially if you tee off after 11am or noon. Yesterday took 450 - playing anything further than the white tees on the course is way too much for many of the golfers who frequent this place. Decent clubhouse with above average beverage prices. Small locker room with a shower. What detracts from this place is that the driving range never seems to be open.....plus the general/slow pace of play here. So knock it down 3/4 of a star. For a course of this caliber, quality and conditioning having to warm up at nearby Foxford Hill's range is a tad onerous unless you take a few shags and go down to their overgrown range area and lose them......highly recommend this track always enjoy my rounds here but if you don't tee off early in the day just be prepared to stand around and wait a lot.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Chalet Hills Golf Club on 05/21/2018:

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. Thank you for the recommendation. Come play again soon with friends & family!

"Really Challenging Course"


GOLFGASHONDA's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Way better then I expected, fun to play lots of trouble but places to put your shots. Very scenic. There drink cart was always available. Try it you will enjoy it!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Chalet Hills Golf Club on 05/14/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star rating & review! We are glad Chalet Hills Golf Club exceeded your expectations. We hope to see you out there again soon.

"Windy, Wet, and Wonderful. Great green conditions despite aeration"


EricTee's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Fourth time playing this course and although the day started very windy, conditions improved, cleared and firmed up nicely after a lot of rain forced cart path only conditions. Our threesome still finished the round in 4:27 without waiting much if at all on any hole. Greens had been newly aerated using the newer narrow slit style aeration technique and you couldn't expect them to roll any more true or quick than they were today. It would be nice all courses adopt this method as it would virtually eliminate the unfavorable conditions found post aeration. Can't say enough about the layout and it takes a few rounds to be able to feel confident about your approach on a few of them. Well worth the drive for a quality golf experience as we found at Chalet Hills on this day. Looking forward to returning!


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


Response from Chalet Hills Golf Club on 05/07/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star rating as well as your detailed feedback! We are glad you decided to come back for more. We look forward to your next round with us.


equa77's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Chalet Hills Golf Club on 05/01/2018:

We are sorry your experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you give us more detailed feedback in the future.

"A nice day golfing..."


for2n8john's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the course and the day. I was surprised they didn’t put tee markers on the boxes. But the greens were in nice shape consider ing how early it is in the season.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Chalet Hills Golf Club on 04/17/2018:

We are glad you enjoyed the course on a great day! We hope you join us again this season.

"Zero"


hawkguy1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Set tee time for 7am on March 28th. After snafu of going to wrong course I got there at 7:34 Much to my surprise there was nobody at the course. The tee markers weren’t even out. To make matters worse I have not heard from the course or GolfNow about the payment that was made. And that is why this titled zero. Not happy. Did I mention it was an hour drive one way. Enough said. Won’t go back.


I don't recommend this course


Response from Chalet Hills Golf Club on 04/23/2018:

We apologize your day was ruined, as well as your perception of the course, because of this. We encourage you to follow up with GolfNow to receive your refund. Their support line is 844-800-4653.


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A layout with a lot of variety it would have been nice to have tee boxes marked but it was very early in the season.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Chalet Hills Golf Club on 04/23/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star rating. We are glad you enjoyed the course layout.

"Beautiful course awesome staff"


yoon1502828's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

it was one of those indian summer day, loved the course and the staff at the proshop was super friendly and nice.


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


Response from Chalet Hills Golf Club on 04/23/2018:

Thank you for the 5 stars! We are glad you enjoyed your day.

"Golf in December?"


gkrandel's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Amazing condition for December in Chicago. Great to sneak in 1 more round.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Chalet Hills Golf Club on 12/05/2017:

We are happy you were able to stop by this time of year! We are glad you enjoyed your round.



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy 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:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Chalet Hills Golf Club on 12/05/2017:

Thank you for the 5 stars! Happy holidays!


mgq077's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


Response from Chalet Hills Golf Club on 11/28/2017:

Thank you for the 5 stars! Come play again soon.

"Challanging Course"


u648635141's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I am a 5 Handicap and this course is a great challenge from the back tees.Fast greens . Beginners and Intermediates have trouble and slow the pace.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Chalet Hills Golf Club on 10/12/2017:

Thank you for your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed the challenge the course has to offer. We hope you come back again for another try!


bfeekin's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Chalet Hills Golf Club on 10/16/2017:

Thank you for the 5 stars! Come play again soon!

"Fantastic"


u166664507's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course challenges a golf purist in every way. From the scenic layout to the bunker locations, there is trouble everywhere. It is an extremely fair course, but requires consistently solid shot making. There is no EASY holes. The picturesque final hole, playing around the lake with Hole 9 on one side and Hole 18 on the other, is as pretty and challenging as any Public course. The sand trap and cart paths need work / upgrades. Maintenance is lacking on those (2) areas. Overall, the course is the best value and best layout that can be found in the Northwest Suburbs.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Chalet Hills Golf Club on 10/12/2017:

Thank you for your 5-star review! We are glad you consider Chalet Hills Golf Club the "best value and best layout" in the Northwest suburbs. Practice makes perfect, so we hope you come back soon!

"One of the best challenging courses in the Chicago land area!!!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017

Reviewed on

The course is excellent, the staff is very accommodating, food is good and they have Swing Trak.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Chalet Hills Golf Club on 10/12/2017:

Thank you for the excellent review! We are glad you enjoyed everything from the golf course to the food.

"5 players"


u1699573's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I thought to play with other 3 players, but I was forced to play with 4 people, in total 5 players in my party. I could not enjoy the play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Chalet Hills Golf Club on 10/18/2017:

We are sorry to learn you did not have as great of an experience at the course as expected. We are not sure why there would be a 5-some allowed out, we have a strict rule about this. Please, do not hesitate to call us directly and we would be happy to discuss this further with you and work something out.

"great farways & greens"


u000004761137's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

you have a few very hard holes and a balance of nice holes to make you want to come back and they have cut down some of the tall grasses which I didn't like


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Chalet Hills Golf Club on 09/27/2017:

We are glad you enjoyed the course layout and degree of challenge it offers. Come play again soon!


u000004493868's avatar
Age:  65+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Chalet Hills Golf Club on 11/22/2017:

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you out there again more often!


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