Redtail Golf Club

4.1628588235 4.2 stars from 5 (172)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6820 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 72.8
  • Layout

  • 7900 Redtail Rd, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014, Mc Henry County
  • (815) 477-0055
  • (815) 477-0479
  • www.redtailgolf.com

Year built: 1992
Architect(s): Roger Packard, Bob Lohmann
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes, on weekdays
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6820 yards 72.8 130
Gold 72 6492 yards 71.2 126
White (W) 72 5990 yards 74.3 128
White 72 5990 yards 68.0 120
Red (W) 72 5441 yards 71.3 122

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 172 Reviews
5 stars:
49
4 stars:
96
3 stars:
19
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

156 out of 169 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers seniors   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks watching the game  

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"Redtail 6/14"


u1713290's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Always enjoy this course. Fairly open off tees, but still challenging to all level of players. This day was a bit backed up with novice, couples..12 48 tee time. But all in all one of our go to's in Cary/ Crystal Lake area.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Mjhopper"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this course, the only problem was the greens were not cut and the tee boxes weren't either made for a really tough day. And then got behind a foursome that fell a hole and a half behind finally got past them on the 7th hole a to skip a hole though everytime we would approach them they would take off.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


ptphd1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played here before and like the course. We play different courses each week and come here 1 or 2 times a year. Not near the top of our list of favorites, but a good value. Greens were a little slow and may not have been cut the day we played due to the fact we had a lot of rain a day or 2 before. The traps seemed a bit crusty and could use some work. All that said, we will be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000003276839's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect 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:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Bobkpar90's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"RedTail is a challenging course that’s also fun to play."


fjgilbert's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens ran true even though they were a little slower than I expected. But, than again, I prefer fast greens.

The fairways were in excellent condition as were the tee boxes.

The rough was rather short. This could be because of the time of year. So I wasn’t too concerned when I missed a fairway.

The only fault I found was with some bunkers. A few of the bunkers had hard sand and were therefore difficult to navigate at least for me.

I think there are a sufficient number of ponds strategically placed on the course that should grab your attention.

I really enjoyed my round at RedTail. The course is about thirty-five miles from my house. So it has to be good to motivate me to make the trip.


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


"Early season"


Scott2907646's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape considering how early it was in the season. Looked a little strange because they had just burned the wetlands. All in all a good round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



Wally111's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Horrible arrived and had to wait for cart 30 minutes

Took 5 1/2 hours fur 10 holes rangers drive by and don’t say anything to slow players


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



Steven9337426's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
Previously played 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


I recommend this course


"Excellent course conditions"


wkdgolfer53's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Redtail is a great course in the far northwest suburbs of Chicago. The conditions were fabulous for this time of year, with both the greens and fairways in great shape. Really enjoyed the layout with a nice mix of challenging and easier holes. Multiple sets of tees to choose from as well. Would definitely recommend Redtail if you live in the northwest suburbs.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000007374475's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fall at Redtail"


Rdiebold's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Greens and tee boxes were in good shape. Roughs and some fairways were dry. Rangers and snack bar people were extremely friendly. GPS on carts was very helpful especially on blind approach to the green holes. Hot but a great outing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



bwollpert's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
Previously played 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


"Very good course."


billw3232's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Very good course. They had a outing and it slowed the pace.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u8581422's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging course. You should be okay with playing there.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



u1439066's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2017
Previously played 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


I recommend this course


"Mjhoppet"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is really in need of some serious maintenance. The greens were in horrible shape tons of unrepaired ball marks. The sand traps were very inconsistent. The tee boxes were so hard you couldn't hardly push it in without breaking it. And the 2nd hole is really unplayable not because of their doing but it still made for a disappointing day.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



Jima97's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
First time playing 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


I recommend this course


"Good job"


AceLou's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We enjoyed our play at Red Tail. It wasn't busy at all and we played in 3 1/2 hrs.

Good deal for a good course. Sand in traps was my hubbies only complaint !


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



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