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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
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4.7
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
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4.5
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
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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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 70 6278 yards 70.4 128
Maroon 70 6010 yards 69.1 125
Maroon (W) 71 6010 yards 74.5 133
Silver 70 5558 yards 67.1 120
Silver (W) 71 5558 yards 72.0 128
Gold (W) 71 5133 yards 69.5 123
Scorecard for Sportsmans 18
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 70.4/128 483 395 167 381 361 152 487 204 451 3081 169 399 420 363 170 408 298 544 426 3197 6278
Maroon M: 69.1/125 W: 72.0/128 473 375 160 371 353 141 468 183 436 2960 157 380 403 351 160 398 285 510 406 3050 6010
Silver M: 67.1/120 W: 70.7/121 428 355 127 368 315 127 455 155 425 2755 125 356 396 321 135 388 265 485 360 2831 5586
Gold W: 69.5/119 420 330 117 305 308 117 420 141 412 2570 98 346 335 311 120 345 255 431 350 2591 5161
Handicap 7 3 15 13 9 17 1 11 5 18 10 4 12 16 6 14 2 8
Par 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 3 4 35 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 35 70
Handicap (W) 3 11 17 13 7 15 1 9 5 16 6 4 14 18 10 12 2 8

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

4.3
59 Reviews (59)
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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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
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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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
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
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Nice Course, Bad Greens

Nice course, good value and fun. But the greens were in awful condition.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Perfect

I played golf today. Everything was perfect.
No complaints.
Strongly recommend my friends to play here.
Counter agent was excellent.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Used cart

Classic yet far from old. Great greens!

Was happy to play Sportsman's for the first time with our golf group. None of them recall playing this course (we're usually in the DuPage county area) and all were very happy with the course in general.

Despite rain the night before, the course drained off extremely well and the greens were running fast and true. In fact, all in our group raved about the greens after the round. For this time of year, you couldn't expect much better.

We thought the course might be short (by the scorecard numbers) and you'll find this at many classic, older courses, but then while playing, we were surprised to find a number of very long and challenging par 4s, all legitimate par 3s that require precision, and a couple of par 5s that challenge your skill if not your power.
It is apparent that where this course may lack in some distance here and there, it definitely makes up for that with appropriate bunker placement and fast, undulating greens. None of our guys avoided every bunker and all of us were finding them more often than we typically do. I find that a credit to a well-though-out design.

I heard staff mentioning that there were course changes coming soon but he didn't mention specifics. I can't imagine what changes they are looking for because nothing really felt out of place or lacking but I can understand why people would like to see an update from time to time.

Whether this existing design or another, we look forward to playing again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

good round.

pretty good round at sportsmans in Northbrook today. Course layout is great and a good challange. fairways were in great condition and greens were rolling faat. Only problem was pace of play, my tee time was at 7am so I thought I would beat the busy rush but course was jam packed. Round was 4 and a half hours. To long for me, last few holes i just wanted to get over with as fast as possible. still a great course and a fun round overall.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First Time - Very pleasant surprise

Course was a pleasant surprise as I don’t play north very often but thought I knew all the courses in area. Last minute out of geographic necessity. The on course staff could have been the shining stars. Everyone from pro shop to greenskeepers checked on us to make sure all was good. Course was in great shape for a muni/park district. Challenging enough, but also plenty forgiving, stayed low 80’s. Very fair price. B+ only because nobody’s perfect.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Sporty Sportsman’s

Enjoyable early morning round at Sportsman’s CC. As first time visitors to Chicago area, we were looking forward to experiencing a mature parkland course and Sportman’s didn’t disappoint. Nice layout. Green complexes were good, however many unrepaired ball marks ... strange for an early morning round. That said, I’d be pleased to play again.

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