Tamarack Golf Club

3.5247823529 3.5 stars from 5 (269)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6901 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 70 6901 yards 73.7 136
Championship (W) 70 6901 yards 79.8 141
Back 70 6331 yards 70.8 130
Back (W) 70 6331 yards 76.5 134
Middle 70 6023 yards 69.3 127
Middle (W) 70 6023 yards 74.8 130
Forward (W) 70 5016 yards 69.2 119
Forward 70 5016 yards 64.5 115

Tamarack Golf Club is a course that will test your shot-making skills yet it is still player-friendly enough to appeal to all skill levels. Pete Dye designed the course with tight, sculpted fairways and undulating greens that come in a range of sizes. The layout offers plenty of challenges with water or sand coming into play on every hole. The golf course will test your accuracy but it is not as difficult as many other Dye designs. The third is one of the toughest holes. A severely undulating green protected by deep bunkers makes placement vitally important on this par 3. The 15th is one of the back nine's more challenging holes. It presents an interesting risk-reward opportunity with a myriad of teeing options. Water lines the entire right side and the two-tiered green is flanked with bunkers to the front and right.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 269 Reviews
5 stars:
33
4 stars:
129
3 stars:
50
2 stars:
31
1 stars:
26

recommend this course

201 out of 267 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers seniors   Challenges include water hazards bunkers narrow fairways   Great for drinks patio dining  

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4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000007374475's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee boxes and greens in poor condition.

Sand traps.. if you call it that we're mostly rock, gravel and muddy water. Save your clubs.

Staff was very friendly and accomadating.

Course needs Major rehab.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Overall Great Course With A Great Price!"


kburns4416's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I have golfed here many times in the past few years. With the app GolfNow, I can play for $24 and sometimes cheaper if there is a hot deal. Now with a price like that, one would think that the quality of the round wouldn't be so good. On the contrary, the course was fantastic. Well kept fairways as well as fairly cut rough. The greens were not the best but they weren't the worst. Lot ball marks and debris from the trees that need to be cleared. Other than that, it is a truly remarkable course. The staff in the clubhouse was friendly, helpful, and understanding, which goes a long way for me. The pace of play was subpar as well. The tee times were back up when we got there. We had a 3:02 tee time, but didn't tee off until 3:20ish. I love this course, will be back very soon, and recommend it to any golfer of any skill-level!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course is a bargain"


rusty1t's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This golf course is a great value, and is a challenging layout. The greens and tees were a little shaggy but it was an extremely hot holiday Sunday when we played.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000004382946's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course for the price!!!!"


Coconut0204's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Always enjoy playing this course and for the price, you can't beat it in the area!


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


"Very Good course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course, Great Price. Good pace. Absolutely coming back!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



uJRQK4006SJ's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000001140940's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No ball washers, no raked bunkers, nothing was done on greens. Golf course was not ready for play


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



alexxis1101's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u282760412's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Review"


u157799711's avatar
Skill:  Advanced

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is a dog patch with unfriendly service. Would recommend for you 8 year old learning the game. If you are an adult, pay to play a better course. This place is poor.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Perfect Pace"


u158535446's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I got a tee time as a single on a Friday teeing off at 11:18 and was allowed to play as a single. 2 foursomes allowed me to play through and I joined a twosome on 8th hole. I finished my round at 3:10pm. Outstanding! The course was in great shape for late October golf. Lots of water hazards and it really challenges a slicer. At least 2 of the par 5's are force lay-up holes for the average golfer. I am not a fan of that, but they were both interesting and challenging holes to play. The course plays shorter than the yardages on the scorecard, but is still a nice challenge.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



kirk5637473's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Chalanging but Great Value"


ezpar722's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I have played this course 15 to 20 times and it is demanding. If you are up for a chalange you will not be disapointed. There prices have been very good, check there web site for golf/lunch specials.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Lots of water hazards"


robertrandall12's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time I played this course. There were 4 options for tee boxes on each hole with recommendations on the score card to advise which tees would be best suited based on your handicap. Fairways were well defined, but a little overly wet where the sprinklers were located. In my opinion the course had too many bunkers for amateur players. The course had plenty of lateral water hazards as well along with a couple of holes where you had to play over the water. Some of the greens were somewhat small compared to other public courses I play. Also the greens were a little on the slow side. Bring plenty of balls when playing this course. Between the out of bounds and water hazards I lost a few balls. I would have had a hard time finding the pro shop if I hadn't been with someone who played there previously. Golf carts were electric with good power. No GPS in the carts, but there are yardage markings on sprinkler heads and markings for 200, 150, and 100 yards to green centers. If you have a personal GPS device, I would bring it with you. I had no problems with the workers at the course. I would not recommend this course for a beginner, (too much water) but it's a good challenge for an average golfer and the low handicapper playing from the tips. Good course for the price I paid, and yes I would play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Slowest golf course in the Chicagoland"


sdoherty1984's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well I gave this course a second chance. The pace of play is the worst. No joke waited on some tees for 30 minutes... Staff took no advice or didn't even attempt to fix the siutlaion . Instead just pass it along to another employee of the course


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Could have been a great morning, but..."


Jormsbee's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This is my second time playing this course, could be a great course, but the conditions of the course are ok. The layout is very nice, lots of water and some interesting holes, so overall has great potential. This Saturday morning though was not that great. First of all new computer system made it hard and difficult to pay. Second, no one there to pull out carts, so people standing around waiting for carts, next, the PA ended up pulling out carts so no starter. Then the group behind us grabbed a cart and jump out in front of us, really. Now the worst of all, someone who works for this place decided to start a outing on the 14th hole in front of us. The outing took the 14,15,16,17, 18th and the 1st hole. We went from moving around the course at a great pace to taking over an hour to finish the last few holes. The PA came out and told us and kept apologizing, even offered a beer once we were done. You book early to get out early and finish early, not to get stuck behind someone that shows up at the course 3 hours later. Who is managing this place?


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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