Heather Ridge Golf Course
HeatherRidge Golf Course is a nine-hole course with all the challenges of a full-length course. It's an ideal round for when you don't have time to play 18 holes. Water has a prominent presence throughout thanks to a creek that winds through the entire course with tributaries that snake in and out of the holes and there are also ponds that come into play. You'll find water on a total of seven holes. There are a few other tricky spots to watch out for as well, including subtle breaks in the greens. Hitting straight is the key to scoring well and both accuracy and creative shot-making skills are needed. HeatherRidge G.C. has appeal for players of all skill levels and the affordable rates make it doubly appealing.
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|White M: 33.7/113||274||419||331||101||435||366||184||395||306||2811||2811|
|Red W: 32.6/109||243||400||280||89||364||291||171||381||296||2515||2515|
Beautiful 9 holes
Always an enjoyable 9 holes at Heather Ridge in Gurnee, IL. Lots of shade on hot days, mix of long and short game makes for a fun time. Outdoor bar and grill is great for a relaxing break afterwards. Staff is so nice and accommodating.
Overall an average course, a short 9 holes one of the better ones I’ve played in as a last minute “want to play “ ....found this course beat up by resent rain but they are doing there best in maintaining, tee box and greens fairly good shape Kudos to greens keepers.
Overall I liked it, gave me a chance to get out when larger courses were very busy..
I would return..
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Bad attitude by the staff.
Booked our tee time through golf now, was on time. From the start the guy at the counter gave attitude. Said we were late, when I know we were not. Then he wanted to charge us more than the golf now price. I said no thanks and walk out. Won't be coming back.
First hole needs more hazards to make it a more challenging short par 4. The rest of the course will keep you challenged. You'll really like the par 5 fifth hole. You just want to bomb it off the tee.
Nice 9 hole course
Nice 9 hole course. Long enough to make it enjoyable for big hitters and short enough for average hitters and ladies to enjoy. Greens are in good shape and just enough hazards to make it challenging.
I did not think about having water, as there was no water on the course in which to refill water bottle. Otherwise, I liked the course.
Fun Round Under 1.5 hours
Played a fun 9 holes with my partner in under 1.5 hours. Course has challenges and is very playable. Right combination of 3, 4, 5’s.
Fun and Challenging Course
Wet couple of prior days and on Saturday and we were asked to walk. No problem, just the right amount of walking distance and although wet in spots, very playable. Great place to play nine holes in a relaxed environment and still play reasonable yardages and layout. Will be back again.
Great day staff very friendly course clean excellent upkeep pace was great and friendly!
Heather Ridge Golf Course
The Good: Heather Ridge is a nice little 9-hole course that is set among a large residential and condo development near Six Flags Great America. Par 35 layout has good combination of fair (opening hole is a sub-300-yard straight away Par 4) and challenging (several doglegs around ponds) holes that serves as a good tune up or leisure round. The lone Par 5 was a very strong hole with a series of traps left and water right on tee shot. Another pond left must be navigated if going for two. Good course conditions considering it is mid-march. Clubhouse is pedestrian at best but does not a banquet area and some decent apparel / equipment. I was one of only two players on the course at Noon, so pace of play was excellent!
The Bad: Greens were very shaggy, but this is expected given the early spring shoulder season. Staff was nice but didn't provide much value other than taking my Groupgolfer.com voucher. No driving range and very small putting green. The Par 3's are fairly forgettable compared to the other holes on the course. Cost to walk 9 holes ($18) was a little higher than expected considering the quality of course and time of season.
The Verdict: Heather Ridge is a fun little course if you have 2 hours to spare or combine with a round at the superior Bittersweet nearby. Enough quirk and challenge for the avid golfer, yet easy enough with limited green undulation for novice / junior golfers to enjoy.
Best Hole: The long Par 4 2nd is a really solid hole. A tough drive must avoid water right and approach to one of the more undulating greens on the course.