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3.8
64 Reviews (64)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
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3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.7
79.9%
Recommend this course
58 out of 64 reviews
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3.5
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
4.1
75.0%
Recommend this course
9 out of 12 reviews
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3.5
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
4.1
75.0%
Recommend this course
9 out of 12 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 72
Length 6924 yards
Slope 132
Rating 73.5

Formerly known as National Golf Course at Eagle Creek.

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Course Details

Year Built 1989
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ken Killian Michael J. Benkusky (2010)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Illinois (2018 #23)

Reviews

3.8
64 Reviews (64)

What Golfers Are Saying

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Wildlife/ Scenic Views 6

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Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course shape

I really like this golf course and have played in the summer. This was first time in the fall and the fairways on some holes were in poor condition. Several had areas completely turned to mud perhaps from the sprinkler system. Also, leaves everywhere. It’s frustrating to lose balls on fairways because the leaves are so thick you can’t find them. Upkeep needs upgrading in the fall.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course etiquette a problem

Monday in September should have a good speed of play. Not so. Lots of two-somes and three-somes that we’re not very good, extremely pokey and inconsiderate. As a single I got stuck behind people who didn’t offer to let me play through. I had to jump holes. Others thought every shot was the deciding factor for the Master’s, requiring a five minute conversation.
This is a terrific course, but when it is crowded they need a warden to move people along so they maintain a reasonable pace of play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Not good

Tee boxes were not set up, greens were in bad shape. Layout is horrible unless you prefer dog legs. Guy behind counter made feel guilty for using golf now. He said he should charge me something because they don't make any money when someone books through golf now. I do not recommend this course.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Errant staff

Booked a tee time. No aerification alert and no information that the course was Carr paths only. Tried to play two holes and was not enjoying. Came back asked for a refund or rain check so I can come back and play when the conditions were good was told no.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course

Sand bunkers and tees need some work. Fairways and greens good.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great way to spend father's day.

The area had a lot of rain. The fairways were kinda wet in several spots. Had no problems with the greens. Overall the course is in very good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

This course is a great play. Several dog legs and a few blind tee boxes to test your abilities. Great view of the lake on the back nine. Will be returning soon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

I really liked Eagle Creek, really I did.

I really liked playing Eagle Creek, really I did. I thought the holes were really interesting, it really tested your game management skills. Lots of doglegs. Lots of elevation changes. I am sure, in fact I am positive, any other year, it woulda been one of my top 3 courses., You certainly do not need your driver. I hit one driver all day...smoked it...cut off a good bit of left to right dogleg left side of fairway...100yds out...last pic is the lie...terrible...disheartening.

Problem is....the condition. It was awful. It looks like the superintendent/greenskeepers tried, but gave up. Many many many bare spots in the middle of fairways, The greens also, bare patches everywhere.(pic 3)...Not a single putt of any length today that didn’t have to travel thru a thin spot. Not one. I guess the “regulars” have given up too. I fixed many ball marks. some cups looked like a few putter heads dove in to retrieve the ball.

I really liked this course, didn’t like the nearly hour long drive to find it in such bad shape. Save your play for next year. I am sure it will be in tip top condition, and it’ll test you...make you think. Well, at least I hope so.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Hidden Gem

This is one of the top courses in Illinois. Went back to this course for first time in 15 years. It is a hidden gem! Layout is championship caliber, condition could be better. It is challenging and fun with several par 4 & 5 that you can not use a driver on the tee box. The value is phenomenal, you can not find courses like this for the price. Awesome setting off Lake Shelbyville with plenty of wildlife. It is worth the 2 and half hour drive.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Shape

Course is in great shape considering the amount of rain

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once 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
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I have played at Eagle Creek many times over the last 30 years. I am grateful it is still open. The course was very wet since we have had a lot of rain lately. All in all the course is in pretty good shape a few suspect greens that have mowing or cart damage. Please get better help in the clubhouse and never let a six-some and five-some play in front of me again. If they do and you ask them to leave and they refuse. Kick them off your course!!!!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The green fees are a bargain

You will learn course management if you plan to break 90. I had played this course several times before I retired and thought it was pretty tough. I have memberships at three courses and Eagle is my favorite hands down. I play 5 to six times a week sometimes 36 holes a day. Don’t just take my word for it come find out first hand.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Beautiful and challenging course.

I have played this course many times. Although this time it was a frozen swamp, the course is usually well worth the drive. During the regular season this course is absolutely beautiful. Very few holes are straight away, and there are lots of trees, hills, and valleys. The cost is reasonable, and the staff is very friendly. Unfortunately, with the resort closed, the amenities are very limited.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 322
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent Value - definitely worth a play or two

$19 w/cart on a Monday? No brainer. Course is located in a state park virtually in the middle of nowhere and operates out of a trailer (lodge/resort has been closed for several years). Plenty of turkey, deer and turtles. Beautiful tree lined track with a couple nice views of Lake Shelbyville. Folks are welcoming and desire to earn your business. Course is in fairly decent shape most especially the greens which the pro said were the best he's seen them in 5 years. I concur....8th green is a rough shape but I found all to be very playable, smooth and speedy. Some bare patches here and there. They just had a tourney last week and all the pins were pretty tucked or in difficult positions. Traps were not very well maintained and some fairways can be patchy as well. Tee boxes so so.

This track has to played a couple of times....some areas are incredibly too tight/tree lined for the routing and many dog legs with a couple that are pretty severe requiring huge draws or fades off the tee. Play the white tees to enjoy yourself. The blues at 6600 are too much for most and you won't make a number of the dog legs...going left or right off the tee you'll lose plenty of ammo. Back nine has several very difficult driving holes.

A really nice experience. 3.5 stars overall. Put a 4 star on it because it was a nice day cheap decent shape and plus no one was there!

It was definitely worth the trip to play Eagle Creek. Will absolutely go back. $30 value.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful

Best course , challenging, best course around, a special plac in America

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course with lots of trees and views of the water on a couple holes.

Really like this course. Like the layout and the setting. Would be nice if they had a ranger. Play gets bogged down when they allow groups of 5. It’s a hard course and not all the players know golf etiquette.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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