Fresh Meadow Golf Course
|Middle (W)||70||5978 yards||74.1||123|
|Forward (W)||70||5266 yards||70.1||115|
|Back M: 70.1/118||445||136||475||436||181||453||440||397||412||3375||445||362||219||168||325||187||463||365||374||2908||6283|
|Middle M: 68.6/115 W: 74.3/125||435||124||456||408||156||440||429||388||399||3235||431||348||202||140||307||169||438||351||357||2743||5978|
|Forward W: 70.3/117||386||97||436||331||132||386||364||322||376||2830||408||280||169||118||252||152||387||329||341||2436||5266|
Food & BeverageBar, Snacks
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Locker Rooms
Would not recommend
2nd time playing this course. First time was the first Saturday you could play golf because of Covid 19. When we played the first time,, I was so happy to be outside and therefore wasn’t as critical of the course condition.
Staff is friendly, Course has an average layout and Round takes 4 - 4 1/2 hours on the weekends. Played during Phase 2 and 3 of Covid 19, so really can’t comment either way on off course amenities. Roof of club house looks in disrepair which may explain the reason for the condition of the course. Round of 18 cost is $45.00 walking.
My biggest issue. with the course is the course condition. Grass in the fairway was cut high and Fairways cut grass was narrow. Fairway grass was so high that I had a hard time finding my ball a few times when it was in the fairway. Given the length of the rough and all of the clumps of grass, you usually spent an excessive amount of time looking for your ball or simply could not find your ball no matter how long you looked.
I am a solid bogey golfer and would not recommend this course unless you are a low handicap golfer or a golfer who rarely hits the ball off the fairway.. With many courses in the area at or below this price point, I will not be coming back.
My Go-To Course
This course is definitely one of my favorites around! The manager Dan has been exceptional for the past few years. Last year Dan gave me a 4 person complimentary round of golf on my birthday because the course was way too busy that particular day in the summer (plus I showed up late to my tee time). The course is also pretty difficult so it’s a must to come hit here.
I doubt this place even had scheduled tee times. There was a line of four groups to tee off. Had to wait 10-15 minutes for each hole group in front of me had people they were waiting on and so on. It was a mess spent over 5 hours and was only through 13 holes. Last time I go here.
Do not bother playing here unless you like a hay field. Had always had a poor reputation but now its out of hand. Literally haystacks in the fairway. Abandoned the round after 9 holes.
Surly staff, at a unkempt track, with a price point thats uncompetitive make this place a no go. Go anywhere else. Chicago City Courses are better in every aspect.
First off, anyone from the area knows this is a hack course and you're probably going to have a 5 hour+ round unless you're going early. The course is in embarassing shape, rough so high all balls are lost. Walking 18 on this course feels like a 20 mile ruck march in the jungle. Sand traps without sand. I even found dozens of dead fish on one of the fairways from flooding the week before. The clubhouse is a joke, has a huge tarp over the roof on the backside and looks condemned! I appreciate being able to get out super early, but this is merely an on course practice session, not real golf.
OMG Pace of Play
Illinois is under restrictions - twosomes walking, tee times 15 minutes apart. The group ahead of us took 50 minutes to play the first two holes. Are you serious? They let us play through on 7, but with 15 minute gaps we shouldn't be close to them. We played 7, 8, 9 in good time, and finished the front in 2:00 which was pretty goodconsidering the first two holes took almost an hour. We proceeded to 10 and then played quickly. Then, we hit another hole. The group ahead was slow, but the group ahead of them barely had a pulse. We waited ten minutes on every tee. The time for the back was 2:40. PLAYING IN TWOSOMES!!!!!! 4:40 in TWOSOMES.
Now, part of the problem was that the rough was 6-8". Any ball in the rough was lost. I saw the group ahead buying Noodles before their round - I found most of them.You don't have PGA players on your course. Cut the rough!!!!
I have played this course alot over the years. never again. Course was in absolutely awful shape, a true cow pasture.
The course is mostly unattended. The fairways were poorly cut and the it appears that there no one attempting to improve the conditions. A lot like playing in field.. Very disappointing especially when they had nearly 2 months to get ready
May 17,2020 two T times and both were rained out because of horrific rain storms. Flagg Creek GC phones were not working because of the storm. when I called Golf now the lady said she could not get a hold of Flagg because phone not working but will call me when she finally got through. Never heard a word from her. Since then using golf now worked fine but Im still out this money. Credit or something. Please help.
Course is in rough shape. Not a good sign when yoU ppull into the parking lot and there is a tattered American flag hanging from the pole. The club house is in need of repair as tarps were on the roof. Bunkers are thin and lots of rocks. Tee boxes were already chewed up - either no maintenance for last season or no work this spring. Looks they just mow the grass and call it a golf course. Not a bad layout but needs a lot of attention before I would return.
Decent course when you pay 20 dollars not worth more.
Played today. Obviously course has just opened so the course was in good shape. My only issue with fresh meadows is the drainage. I have played here for years and even days after it rains there's standing water. Especially the lake that forms on 10. That really needs to be addressed. But other wise good course. As it's my local course I'll play again. Just please address the drainage issues.
You definitely get what you paid for at this course. The course layout is not great with most of the holes "on top of each other". The greens are poorly maintained. It was early season round - so, I assume the condition should improve in the summer.