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4.4
96 Reviews (96)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
92.3%
Recommend this course
92 out of 96 reviews
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4.2
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.6
86.7%
Recommend this course
13 out of 15 reviews
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4.3
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
86.4%
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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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6648 yards 72.8 133
White 72 6308 yards 71.3 129
Green 72 5647 yards 68.3 122
Gold (W) 72 5147 yards 70.6 124
Scorecard for Balmoral Woods
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 72.8/133 510 337 507 410 193 430 548 155 520 3610 443 186 485 208 300 460 171 355 430 3038 6648
White M: 71.3/129 480 322 482 380 182 420 518 138 505 3427 432 179 450 193 290 430 164 338 405 2881 6308
Green M: 68.3/122 460 300 460 355 150 340 490 125 465 3145 335 150 440 111 276 347 130 323 390 2502 5647
Gold W: 70.6/124 400 260 460 355 130 340 400 113 380 2838 335 135 362 111 276 347 119 323 301 2309 5147
Handicap 5 15 9 7 13 3 1 17 11 6 12 10 8 16 2 14 18 4
Par 5 4 5 4 3 4 5 3 5 38 4 3 5 3 4 4 3 4 4 34 72
Handicap (W) 3 15 5 11 13 7 1 17 9 6 8 10 12 18 2 14 16 4

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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4.4
96 Reviews (96)

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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3.0
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Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Hard & Fast Long Rough

Balmoral Woods is in decent shape. An unusual 38/34 set up course starts out long and continues to play that way from the blue/white tees. Lots of "hidden" water and any tee ball remotely off line is severely penalized. Decent wooded routing requiring thoughtful shaped shots. Roughs were very inconsistent and a crap shoot. Fairways in nice shape traps were decently maintained. Several tees you needed a hammer to get your tee in the ground. Sloping greens most back to front. We had several front tucked pin positions right on the top of ridges and with the rock hard greens and aprons it made for a challenging day. Nice old school halfway house at 8th tee and you come back to it at the 13th tee. One of my pet peeves is the use of rubber inserts which this course uses above their cups to protect the hole lip. Hate those things and they should be banned....either paint the cup lips or just leave them be...not natural and careless golfers (now with many of them pulling their ball out of the hole with the flag in) cause these rubber "protectors" to come up to very top and almost over the cup lip.....had a few ridiculous lip outs that may have dropped without the protector.. Decent very dated clubhouse beware the tap water and shower water is incredibly hard and has a funny taste. Balmoral Woods is an okay place....it's just not for me most days doesn't fit my eye and seems a bit "tricked" up when the greens are like concrete. 3.5 stars. Recommend..

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Value

I really like this course. I wish the greens were faster.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyable Golf Experience

Balmoral Woods is a big tree lined golf experience where strategic placement of your tee ball is required on nearly every hole. The course layout is exceptional as each of the holes are unique - requiring the ability to move the ball in all directions with a variety of straight, doglegs (both left-to-right and right-to-left), elevation changes and a few blind shots as well. Course conditions were quite good despite the wet conditions requiring 90 degree cart rules on most holes and 'stay on cart path' required for 6 holes. The par 3 tee boxes were in need of care with significant bare spots from unrepaired divots despite a divot repair sand bucket available for use at each tee. The only significant negative was annoying 'horse flies' were swarming on holes 10 through 12...otherwise a very enjoyable golf experience!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Dandelion Weeds for roughs

We lost so many balls in the thick dandelion covered roughs. Absolutely terrible. Starter never told us to stay on the cart path for the first two holes. Staff Guy came up on us at 2 and was cool about it but the starter should have told us. Pace of play was slow. A lot of hidden shots. Narrow fairways. Terrible tee boxes. Not worth the money we paid.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course is one the nicest courses in south Suburbs .The grass was quite high and you can lose a ball easily..The staff does a very nice job

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Scenic and fun

Played during wet conditions but course drained well. Well worth the trip. First few holes are just ok. Then rolling hills and forest. Beautiful. We will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Cart path only since still very wet greens were very good

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Must play

Always challenging and fun. Some real tough unique holes. Course knowledge and a range finder are your friend. Stay below the hole!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Really Good Layout

Really Good Layout. Driving the ball well becomes a premium after the first few opening holes. One of the toughest par 3s that you will find in Chicagoland on the back nine. Be careful, the greens look tame but filled with subtle breaks. Have fun!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Balmoral is a Top Quality Golf Course

A truely fantastic golf course. Each hole is different and very challenging. The condition of the course is always superb, and the manicured bent grass faiways and undulating greens makes it an absolute treat to play. The golf pros and staff are personable, guest friendly and helpful and the clubhouse after the round makes playing the 19th hole ... the easiest hole on the couse. I would highly recommend Balmoral Woods to any golfer. You will not be disappointed.
David - St John IN

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Windy Day

Winds were blowing 25 mph + but it was nice to play senior tees that were available here.... we loved the fast tough greens....

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times 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
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice and challenging

This course starts you out with 4 Par 5s in the front nine. The elevated greens are fun to shoot at. Nicely manicured course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great golf but rude clients

Individuals playing there dont know the rules... will be in front of you when driving, move when putting, etc.... a beautiful golf but once again, the local customers dont deserve this golf

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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