Crane's Landing at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort

3.4625294118 3.5 stars from 5 (80)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6290 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 71.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared Shirts are required for men. Appropriate golf attire for women. No denim, cutoffs, tee shirts or tank tops are permitted.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6290 yards 71.1 130
Blue (W) 69 6290 yards 76.8 135
White 70 5949 yards 69.6 127
White (W) 69 5949 yards 74.9 131
Yellow 70 4728 yards 64.0 113
Yellow (W) 69 4728 yards 68.1 117
Red 70 3641 yards 59.1 101
Red (W) 69 3641 yards 61.4 103

Crane's Landing Golf Club is the centerpiece of Lincolnshire Marriott Resort. Designed by George Fazio, the course winds across 110 acres of preserved woodlands. It is a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary that offers stunning views of the Des Plaines River nearby. At just over 6,300 yards, the golf course is not particularly lengthy but it still offers some formidable challenges. Water is a prominent feature of the course with ponds and a winding river coming into play on 12 holes. The greens are small and raised and the sculpted fairways are tightly lined with mature trees, demanding accuracy off the tee. Crane's Landing Golf Club's back nine is especially difficult thanks to the river, which runs along the entire left side of the 13th hole and also appears on no. 17, the course's longest hole.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 80 Reviews
5 stars:
18
4 stars:
39
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

69 out of 78 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort in the 'burbs   Great for locals a weekend splurge   Challenges include water hazards bunkers narrow fairways   Great for drinks  

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"Angry"


Eddieron's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Booked a tee time through golfnow at 11 P.M. For a 7:40 tee time at Crane's Landing. I drove 45 minutes to play this course because it looked nice. The course was closed due to weather conditions. It was 80 degrees and sunny outside.

Don't let someone book a tee time if you are going to be closed. Send an email to notify people who have tee times that the course is closed. I received a $10 promo code from golfnow and they are sending me golf balls in 4-6 weeks. Pretty weak in my opinion. I will say the lady that helped me on the phone from Golfnow was very nice and friendly.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Nice Resort Course"


JimBobGolf2's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

It was a perfect day for a golf trip to this well maintained resort course. Mid-morning ladies league made the front 9 a bit slow, but seeing families out playing was really nice (a few fathers with 5 to 10 year olds.)

Tees, fairways, traps, and greens were all in very good shape. Some greens are very challenging but speed and line of putts very true. As always you need to play from the appropriate tees and they have 4 sets. Also nice mix of length of holes.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course if you get a deal"


Powers1's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We have been trying to play here for a while, but they don't seem to have many good specials. We jumped on the one and only good hot deal and played on a perfect Saturday early afternoon. Pace wasn't bad, course was in good shape except for the greens being aerated a few days prior so there were holes and sand on the greens. I'd like to blame my poor drives on all the tee boxes being uneven, but it may have been psychological...

Difficult course, tight fairways and trees that get in the way. The back is way longer and tougher than the front 9 so beware. Water hazards also come into play on a lot of tee shots. Overall the course is very nice and worth about 45$ if the weather is nice. Also carts no longer have gps.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun Course... for the Right Price"


pmpurdy's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Tee Time: 1:30 on a Saturday ($31). I’ve played Crane’s Landing twice now. Once last year, and now once again this year. I’m surprised a couple of users labeled this course as “easy”. I know it’s a shorter course, but from the Blue tees it can be fairly challenging. There are a few Par 4’s which eclipse the 430+ mark and 8-9 holes that have water hazards (most being lateral). The water hazards are most intimidating on the Par 3’s. The course conditions I would say are pretty average. Crane’s Landing gets an 8 out of 10 stars in my book because of its layout, mixture of short and long holes, and rather secluded nature. Normally I feel it’s overpriced, but if you can find a deal for $50 or under I would definitely give Crane’s a shot.

Note: They removed the GPS systems from their carts, which is a bummer. Hopefully, they will add a few more distance markers next season (or just find a more cost-effective GPS device).


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Way overpriced"


MikeCapadona's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

The only reason I played this OVERPRICED course was due to the fact that my green fee didn't come out of my pocket. With all the nice courses in the Chicagoland area it's amazing that people fork over what Marriot charges. Then throw in the fact that the course is a short Mickey Mouse course suited for beginners and you can have it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Crane's Landing"


u000004477181's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun day. Very nice course. Great greens and bunkers. Was not crowded when we played due to weather forecast so we were able to hit and go. Will go back again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"No Ranger on Course"


Jerryuselton's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This isn't a typical Marriott course! There wasn't a ranger on the course all day and the group in front of us were playing a scramble but turned out to be a 10 minute per shot social gathering. Most holes you can hit an iron off the tee and the few holes that you can hit a driver off trees are blocking where you need to go. I will say if you want to go drink and party it's a good place to go.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course....."


Jim7011711's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well maintained , slow paced. Challenging greens ..... Nice mix of par 3 and par 4s


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome time"


ed360's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great place to golf friendly staff aver all great experience would love to go back


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course!"


u630649125's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was pretty wet when we came but course was in great shape. Pace of play was good even with foursome including kids in front of us. The starter and course attendants were outstanding. We will definitely come back!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Poorly managed tee times"


wolfannem's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is not bad, but not worth the fees charged. There was no food ready at the turn, at 11:00 am. We had a twosome cut in front of us, then a single jumped in front of us, and we were already backed up. And there was another single behind us.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Fairways and hazards are too close for average players unless you are good at taget golf."


zjlg01's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We have played Crane's Landing several times a year for many years. We would play here more often if it wasn't for the narrow fairways and close hazards. We are both average players, however, we often leave the course feeling disappointed in the round. Too often average shots are punished as large trees and overgrown weeds border the narrow fairways. Also, many greens have limited lateral landing areas causing an out of bounds shot. On the positive side, the fairways and greens are always in great condition and the staff is very friendly and accommodating.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hot day for golf"


patandjane's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

94 degrees and humid. Not typical for N. Illinois in early September. Course was in excellent shape, but many holds on back 9 were designated as cart path only despite needing water, not that it was wet. On a hoy, humid day, the extra hiking was inconsiderate. Mentioned this to staff, but got no response except that these holes are often wet - NOT TODAY! Otherwise the outing was worth a repeat. Ladies tees are very advanced forward which thrilled my wife!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Short but challenging"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great round however the cart guy/starter was very rude to pretty much everyone I observed. I was appalled at how he spoke to other customers. If the pro knew this he would be released. The course was great, but I don't pay money to hear and see unprofessional behavior before my round. I play golf for relaxation not to be stressed out by staff.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good Course"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course to play on. First 9 was finished very quickly with great pace of play. Management allowed an outing to go out in front of several 2 somes and a single causing the the back 9 to play in 3 hours. Complaints from many other golfers on the course regarding speed of play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun track, very tranquil setting"


johnmcguire727's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course, I will be back. The yardage is not real long but the challenge comes in some tight fairways and challenging doglegs. My biggest challenge was trying to figure up the "crowned" greens...seemed like I was always putting uphill.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The greens at this course were very slow due to a sand base... Expected better green conditions. The course was satisfactory for the rate paid..."


ragman151's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens at this course were very slow due to a sand base... Expected better green conditions. The course was satisfactory for the rate paid...


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Amazing course"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Best course hands down. Unbelievable service course was in great shape even after a morning hard rain.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"An enjoyable week day round"


jimfarley's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course will challenge any level golfer, I played from back tees and my spouse played from forward, we both had a good time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Green's were incredibly difficult"


Charles5322744's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were like putting on ice. Extremely fast with difficult hole locations. I almost never 3 putt, but 3 putted 16 of 18 holes.

The people I played with said it was very unusual for the greens to be so fast.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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