Fresh Meadow Golf Course

2.7328529412 2.7 stars from 5 (158)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6283 yards
  • Slope: 116
  • Rating: 70.1
  • Layout

  • 2144 S Wolf Rd, Hillside, Illinois 60162, Cook County
  • (708) 449-3434
  • (708) 449-1185
  • www.freshmeadowgc.com

Year built: 1925
Type: Public
Greens: Bent/Poa
Fairways: Bluegrass/Ryegrass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 70 6283 yards 70.1 116
Middle 70 5978 yards 68.6 113
Middle (W) 70 5978 yards 74.1 123
Forward (W) 70 5266 yards 70.1 115

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 158 Reviews
5 stars:
8
4 stars:
35
3 stars:
53
2 stars:
40
1 stars:
22

recommend this course

90 out of 156 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for locals beginners seniors   Challenges include bunkers thick rough undulating greens   Great for drinks  

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"Outing circus"


u390806508's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As usual, the geniuses that run Fresh Meadows had a shotgun start for a charity outing occurring at the same time as other parties (twosomes, threesomes, foursomes) going off #1. It's not hard guys - why do you make it seem like rocket science?


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"High ruff"


u00000562400's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you drive your ball off rhe fairway you might not be able to find it


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Poor Conditions"


ace2589's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Poor conditions all around from tee to green. Every green was spotty and bumpy. Fairways and tees were shaggy. Roughs looked like they are were partly cut and inconsistent. Bunkers had hardly any sand. Crush burger menu is below average for pricing.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"TERRIBLE COURSE !"


jodad731's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

WORST maintained course I ever played. Rough was easily 6-8" high thru Entire course. You dont hit fairway you LOSE YOUR BALL! No exageration!!! We called staff at desk to point out. He laughed and said he had been hearing that all week. Do not Golf here!! I am a 10 handicap & lost 6 balls not even 10 yards off fairway. No LYING!!!! Never going again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Terrible course worse staff"


Stephen5626190's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I give it the lowest rating possible you could not pay me golf there again. I have been playing this course for many due to location and value but this was the first time this year the rough is higher than my ankles if you drive the ball 20 off the fairway you will be lucky to find your ball save you money. I wouldn’t give it any stars but for review to be posted you have to give it 1 star at least my true rating is no stars and that’s being generous


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Save your money worst course ever"


Stephen5626190's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

I have played this course for years mostly because of location and value but this was my first round there this year. The rough was so deep it covered my shoes ankle deep, if you miss the fairway at all it could take 10+ minutes to look for your ball and you probably won’t find it. Then when I mentioned it to the cashier that the rough was horrible he laughed and said he heard that, WOW how about cutting the rough and the fairway was crap also . SAVE YOUR MONEY. You couldn’t pay me to golf there again

I will never be back


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



bingoboy7229's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Cheap, fine, SLOW"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Might have been the time of day (5 PM tee) but this course was incredibly slow. Maybe the slowest play I've seen. There were at least two 6-somes running around.

The relaxed environment was kinda nice too, but overall just made the whole thing too slow. We were hoping to get 15 holes in before dark, but we only got 9.

Course was fine, wide open. Grass ok, but greens really heavily airated.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Disgusting Restrooms and Club house"


Norma2326126's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Restrooms need remolding, only one toilet works in women’s restroom and filthy. Clubhouse floors are dirty and need replacing. Everything is filthy and I didn’t feel that food was safe to eat.

Course is good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great staff"


italianirish3212's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Dan is a great manager took great care of me. Course was in nice shape


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


"pin position is everything!"


ron90's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have shot sub 80 rounds when the pin positions were not diabolical. Yesterday was quite a bit different!. Add to this strong winds and suffice it to say we had problems. Que sera, sera.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course..."


pykjic's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My brother used to work here as assistant manager, I went to see him here but never got the chance to play. I love the layout of this course. My friends and I decided to play here in memory of my bro Jason. Brings back sad memories when I went in the clubhouse but all turn well when staff said good things about my bro. Enjoyed every minute of my time playing.


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


"Save your money"


TheShocker1293's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Over priced in my opinion. Horrible greens with nasty duffs that look like they weren't repaired from last year. One hole had two holes ....I'd assume from pin movement old hole wasn't filled in. Pro Shop / bar looks horrible and about to fall apart. Cart manager is extremely rude.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Fall golfing"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good golf course for beginners and intermediate golfer.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fresh meadow Golf course"


Tom2532428's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course could be really nice if it was maintained better. I used to really enjoy playing this course but it is far to expensive for the quality of the course. This was my first time playing here in over a year and a half and will probably not be back for a long time. On a more positive note the staff is very friendly and the course has potential to be decent.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Basic golf"


13clubchallenger's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Basic golf describes this course on a good day. Unfortunately, this was not one of those good days.

Course is really beat up from the season, and the fact that recent green aeration has not healed did not help. Greens were really beat up and fairways shaggy. On one par 5, there is a huge mound of soil and rocks where a bunker should be (or was?).

Management gave us the internet rate as a walk up, which was decent. This was a round planned around socialization so course served the purpose, but don't plan a serious round here until conditions improve.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



u494795255's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



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