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4.4
127 Reviews (127)
5 Stars
74
4 Stars
39
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.8
90.5%
Recommend this course
120 out of 127 reviews
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4.3
26 Reviews (26)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.9
88.5%
Recommend this course
23 out of 26 reviews
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4.4
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.8
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.9
90.6%
Recommend this course
29 out of 32 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6648 yards
Slope 133
Rating 72.8
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Balmoral Woods Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1975
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/1 Closed: 12/1

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Bill Abrams Golf Solutions Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

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

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Reviews

4.4
127 Reviews (127)

What Golfers Are Saying

This course/club is great for:
Locals 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 6

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Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Crab grass in tee boxes, ruff and some fairways. Greens were in horrible shape. Nice layout but not taking care of.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course with Plenty to Offer

Second time out here this year and have really enjoyed both rounds. The course is in great shape with well maintained tee boxes and greens. The course has some nice elevation after 6 where you may need to strategize approach shots. I was playing quick and had no issue with others letting me play through. The staff has been friendly and are clearly taking an active tole in maintaining the courses image. The only thing that needs work is the cart paths which could use resurfacing. Overall, a great course in Chicago Southland.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyable Golf at Balmoral Woods

This was my second time playing this course and I enjoyed the round this time even more than the first time. As a single, I was allowed to tee off ahead of a foursome with the tee time ahead of mine...thanks to the BW staff and the foursome ahead of me! I caught up with other groups in front of me on hole #6 and was able to play through the lone foursome in front of us all by the 10th tee. From that point on, it was smooth sailing. I completed my round in under 3 hours. The golf course is in great shape and, as noted in my previous review, there are no two holes that are alike. There is no GPS on the carts and without my range finder, yardages were difficult to figure - especially on the par 3s. I look forward to playing Balmoral Woods again in the future!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice difficult course but

I Enjoyed the course but they need to resurface the Cary paths I had to ride in the grass to get a smoother ride

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 46
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

One of the Best in the Area

Balmoral Woods is a great track. Unfortunately, due to the fact that the whole State of Illinois has been on lockdown, the course was empty. Tees, fairways, and greens were in great shape; cartpaths need a little work, as they had many potholes. I'll come back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens were a little slower than usual but in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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
Used cart

Always love playing this place

I play on many courses throughout the area, this course is by far my favorite.
Granted the clubhouse facility is not as fancy as some but I'm here for the golf.
Staff always friendly and conscientious.
Conditions of tee boxes, fairways and greens excellent.
Found the 2nd cut a little heavy.
I'll be back many times

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Raincheck

Tee time was 11:40 and we got rained out. Requesting refund or credit for future play.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Lawn Care

The rough was horrific, try to keep it in the fairway. I was in the fairway most of the time, but when I was not it took some time to find the ball. If you are playing with others make sure you guys watch each others ball if not you will be taking some time to find balls.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course !

Challenging, yet fair. Great staff, great condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
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 Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun, but hit the fairway or drop

Nice course, but any shots off the fairway were nearly impossible to find due to all the dandelions.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course for the money

Played this course for the first time and I was impressed considering it was under $30 for me to play. Greens weren’t in the best shape because they are still recovering from being punched but it is definitely a challenging course that makes you bring your A game in order to score well. Overall great course for the value

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Hidden gem

This course is a lot of fun. Fairways and greens are in good shape. There are some big hills which makes it difficult to walk right now, but you gotta do what you gotta do. Also this course gets bonus points from me because I booked two tee times to play 36 at the normal golfnow rate, but they gave me the replay rate when I went for the second round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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