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4.3
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.9
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
2.9
91.9%
Recommend this course
49 out of 52 reviews
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4.0
4 Reviews (4)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
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0
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Conditions
4.3
Value
5.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
75.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 4 reviews
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4.0
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
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Conditions
3.8
Value
5.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
4.5
83.3%
Recommend this course
5 out of 6 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.

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Reviews

4.3
52 Reviews (52)

What Golfers Are Saying

This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 6

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Played On
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course, good value

Nice course with an interesting layout. Lots of doglegs. You will need to be able to work the ball to score well here. A couple of the holes back onto the lake. Big hitters will need to be conservative off the tee. This course is in the middle of nowhere since the hotel has closed, but it is definitely worth a drive.

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

This course was fun and challenging. Greens were in great shape and fairways nicely mowed. We enjoyed it and would play it again!

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
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course!

Challenging layout. Gas carts get around course great. Fairways and greens in good shape. Friendly staff. Safe parking fir your car.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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
Hot weather
Used cart

Question?

We arrived 50 minutes early of our one o'clock tee time because of the heat that day. There were 3 cars in the parking lot. We were told that the golf now policy is nobody tees off before the tee time booked. We waited until five minutes to one to tee off, with nobody going before us. I have had no problems at other golf courses about this golf now policy. Is this the policy or was it Eagle Creeks policy?

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

Dano

Great course with lush fairways, varied layout, good greens and unbelievable scenry. Quiet, peaceful and low key environment -just a great place to play. It is a terrific value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart

One of our all-time favorite golf courses.

We travel around the country in an RV and love playing different courses. We come here at least once a year and stay a few days just to play this beautiful course. You will love the challenge of this course and the wildlife you will see as you play on beautiful rolling fairways with woods on both sides.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

If you are in this area it is a MUST PLAY course. The rates are really low and the course is awesome.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Overall the course was set up well and in good shape for early year play. If back in the area I will play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is in good shape, tough lay out. Have to hit quilty shots to score good here. Holed out a bunker shot in front of two grounds keepers so that was nice

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good value.

Considering in was late January, and temp was mid 50's, this was a fun outing. This was our first visit. As such, it was difficult to see where we were going because of the undulating terrain. I probably won't get in so much trouble on our next go around.
The facilities could be a movie set for the next zombie apocalypse. The lodge went under in 2008. A trailer/boxcar in the pro shop. Doesn't matter, we played golf in January.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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