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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
93.0%
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62 out of 67 reviews
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4.1
14 Reviews (14)
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
92.9%
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13 out of 14 reviews
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4.4
19 Reviews (19)
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
94.7%
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18 out of 19 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 70
Length 6278 yards
Slope 128
Rating 70.4
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Sportsman's Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1931
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/15
Architect Jacobson Golf Course Design (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $19
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

4.2
67 Reviews (67)
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Skill Intermediate
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 Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice course but ball marks...

Summary:
Good course, nice layout for most amateurs, but due to patrons not repairing ball marks the greens were in terrible shape.

I’ve played this course many times and nothing phenomenal or terrible stands out about the course itself. It is a decent track that you can enjoy if you’re an average golfer. The issue I have is not with the course itself, nor the greenskeepers for all practical purposes, it’s the people who play this course. The greens were virtually unputtable due to ball marks and pieces of turf that were ejected from balls landing on the green. I repaired 2-3 ball marks per green in addition to my own ball marks, and it would have taken 10 hours to repair all the marks if I just drove from green to green and repaired marks instead of playing golf.

If the course could stress ball mark repair in a more efficient fashion(I’ll admit that this is unlikely to make a difference), it may improve the conditions of the greens slightly, which in my opinion would really improve the amount of people who return to play this course again.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Sportsmans CC Is Great

The staff was great, the course well groomed.
Its a very fair course, though playing the first time does cost a few strokes. Played in just over 4 hours with a noon tee time, so for a public course, very OK to good

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Putting on the moon

I have been playing the course for over 30 years. I don't remember ever seeing more ball marks on the greens. We were the 3rd or 4th group out, and there were several "fresh" ball marks on every green. The course is a nice layout, always has been. Deep bunkers, well kept fairways and tee areas, and nice greens except the ball marks were so bad it was hard to put. Such a shame, as it only takes an extra second to repair your mark and one other. Perhaps they should flash reminder messages on the GPS screen when approaching the greens!

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

Nice layout

Greens were a bit beat up a bit. Play the black tees if your a 20 or less as the maroon tees show you similar shots throughout the day.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Gem of a course with a great online price

Walked 18 yesterday morning for $31 and was pleasantly surprised by Sportsman’s. The course is in great shape and wasn’t overcrowded. Food at the turn was well above average for a halfway shack. Wish they had a grass range. Will definitely be back.

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

Great course

This is my home course . Great staff very friendly course is always in great shape and pace of play is always good

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

One of the best public course in the Chicago area!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great conditions already

Beautiful sunny day, had to play. Staff very friendly. Course surprisingly great shape. Keep up the good work.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Awaiting Renovation Shutdown

Course conditions were well below my previous visit last year. Evidently, they are letting things deteriorate in anticipation of the coming shutdown and renovation. It was a great disappointment as I had looked forward to returning here for a round. To make matters worse, the pace of play was very slow with backups on every hole. It took 2-1/2 hrs + for 9 holes then quit with storms imminent.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Round on a sunny fall day

The course is picturesque and was in good condition. The fairways nice and soft, the greens were a tad slow (I think speed of 8 or 9). We were unfortunately stuck behind a sluggish 4 ball and was a bit frustrating with the wait times else it was। Great round. I say unfortunately cause otherwise the course was almost empty

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