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4.0
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
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4.0
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4.3
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3.9
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 36
Length 2070 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
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Sportsman's Country Club - East 9
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 36 2070 yards
Blue 36 1527 yards
Scorecard for East Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Black M: 35.2/126 W: 34.9/119 351 370 162 355 522 368 358 139 385 3010 3010
Maroon M: 34.6/123 W: 34.1/115 337 341 146 327 500 340 346 125 367 2829 2829
Silver M: 32.1/117 W: 32.6/109 327 330 134 319 487 332 344 113 359 2745 2745
Gold W: 31.1/105 323 320 124 309 477 322 334 103 349 2661 2661
Handicap 7 4 8 5 1 2 6 9 3
Par 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 35 35
Handicap (W) 7 4 8 6 2 3 5 9 1

Course Details

Year Built 1990
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/15

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $11
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Northbrook Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.0
19 Reviews (19)
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Convenient, fun track.

I had not been to the Sportman’s facility before and as a North Shore resident it was great to discover this place which features a full length 18, 9 hole, par 3 course, decent range, and mini golf for the kids. We played the East 9 on a time crunch and though straightforward and simple, the East 9 was really fun to play. Tight to the marshland in spots, we definitely lost a few balls due to lack of course knowledge, but the gps in the carts was generally useful (missing several bunkers), and if we kept it straight, we were out of trouble. Staff was friendly, attentive, and fun. Will definitely be back!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sportsman’s East

Course was soggy due to all the rain recently. The rough hadn’t been cut in a while and was deeper than usual. Pace of play was extremely slow.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sportsman’s East

Played the course after a lot of rain the previous week. The course was soggy in some areas and the rough hadn’t been cut in a while. This course is much more enjoyable when it is drier.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf Now stated tee time plus cart

When we arrived, the person checking you in at the clubhouse said that it was only a walking day since the course had experienced a good amount of rain the past week.

The only issue is we paid for a cart with GolfNow and the course couldn't give us a refund. I have NO clue how to get credit for this from GolfNow but totally deserve it.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Chicago Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Sportsman's East 9 - Nice Little North Shore Track!

The Good: Nice, little Edward Dearie Jr. design (a disciple of Donald Ross) in Northbrook, IL. One of the better 9-hole courses on the North Shore and a good peaceful stroll compared to the more challenging "Classic" 18-hole course. Good course conditions considering how rainy it was the Spring of 2019. Greens putted true but tended to be a little on the slow side. Good Par 3's! Very nice practice facilities with multiple short game areas perfect for junior practice.

The Bad: The Par 4's aren't overly interesting and seem to be all be straightaway / the same length. Sand traps are a little to be desired . The clubhouse and dining options are fairly rudimentary for a pretty pricey park district course.

The Verdict: While I typically feel that Sportsman's is on the expensive side for what you get, I was pleasantly surprised with the East course. It is playable, yet challenging enough to keep you thinking. Fun little course!

Best Hole: The short Par 3 8th is a tester despite it being a wedge. Two-tiered green can be demanding and back right pin location is just asking for trouble!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Put this course in your rotation

Good course but plain clubhouse a tad expensive for what it is but ok on GolfNow

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Back After Many Yesrs

It has been a few years, many, since I have played here. Now remember why I liked it. Great staff, friendly from bag drop to heading for home. Course was in wonderful condition and allowed some long putts to drop. Starter and Marshalls very helpful and made sure we had lots of water. Public course that acts and feels private.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Heavy penalty for not hitting the fairways

The course is always in good condition and staff is friendly and accommodating. But after a heavy week of rain, the roughs were very thick and tall. They should have considered an extra mowing to make it fair to play. Lost lots of balls in the tall grass and struggled to get the ball back in play. The grass is mowed on Weds, so you may want to keep that in mind when booking a reservation.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great par 9

First time playing at Sportsman and a great surprise.
Nice 9 hole course and in a good condition for this time of the year.

Not a lot of water in play, but challenging greens.

Will definitely come back in the summer.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather

Above average course

We booked this course last minute and were pleasantly surprised that the course of play was fast and the course in good conditions with some nice wild flowers. The course is relatively easy but has enough traps/water to make it interesting.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice place, fair value

Im not sure if it is always like this but it was pretty open on Saturday. Played 9 holes in about 1hr 45. Course and greens were in great shape and staff was helpful. This was my first itme here and I plan to return.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good 9 hole course

Well run.
Course was better than many other 9 hole layouts.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love this course

The one thing I like about this course as is it not a par three I think there's two par 3 , one for five and the rest are all par 4 .
Great course that can be played in 2 hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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