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4.4
124 Reviews (124)
5 Stars
65
4 Stars
37
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.4
88.9%
Recommend this course
106 out of 124 reviews
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3.9
7 Reviews (7)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
2
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1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.1
71.4%
Recommend this course
5 out of 7 reviews
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4.5
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
2
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0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.9%
Recommend this course
30 out of 33 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 7089 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Formerly Oak Meadows Golf Course, The Preserve at Oak Meadows reopened in 2017 with a new name and following extensive renovations over a two-year span. Formerly a 27-hole layout on 288 acres, the transformation was a conservation and recreation project by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County that took the 1920s-era design and modernized it for drainage and environmental sensitivity. From a playability standpoint, conditions will be more durable in the face of flooding, while eco-friendly highlights include improved water quality within Salt Creek, increased local flood relief by 20 million gallons and the enhancement of an environmental refuge for both golfers and wildlife.

Course Details

Year Built 2017
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 12/01
Architect Greg Martin (2017)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.4
124 Reviews (124)
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Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Overhyped

I can't remember the last time i've been so disappointed in a golf course. Greens were slow, bumpy and whoever set the pins clearly has never played golf before. In 4 hours, 15 mins, we were able to play 13 holes. Ranger consistently drove around and said nothing to people not being ready to play. It was cart paths only and the course was rock hard. Overall design was boring/generic. There were some old parkland type holes mixed in with the new holes.. even some of the holes were a mix of the 2. it was weird. Whoever mentions this place in the same sentence as Cantigny, Stonewall Orchard, Erin HIlls and Whistling has to be getting paid to do so. Don't fall for it.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 71
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Disappointing -

Have played 3-4 times a year here since the redesign

Was always impressed with condition previously

Layout is great

Course condition - - POOR
Tee boxes are basically dirt
They over water - fairways and tee bioxes were saturated (played at 8:10)

Greens rolled true but were slow

If you are going to charge $70 you need to step up your game big time

Several courses in the area charge between$ 50-60 and are in much better condition

Also most of the tee boxes were up as far as possible

Was ok for me as the black tee boxes were in the correct spot (6700 yards) but the blue and white tee boxes where my friends played were as far up as possible -supposed to be 6430 yards but the course for them played less than 6000 yards

Awful

Poorly managed from the set up and course superintendent side

34th different course I played this year and this course was the worst when it comes to condition and set up ( over watering and set up)

You charge $70 - not worth it right now
Better options for less money
Blackstone
Makray
Sheppard’s Crook
Schaumburg
Bowes Creek
Highlands of Elgin

Let’s hope that you take care of the problems because there is no way I am coming back under current conditions

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 300
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played

Really Hard and Fast

With the dry weather it's amazing how hard and fast the fairways can play at the Preserve. The ball was flying this day. Course in great shape. See my previous review. Another enjoyable day...can't wait for the new clubhouse to be finished.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 300
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

4.5 Stars - Expensive but worth it

Last played Preserve in October 2018.....see my previous reviews.. Course has grown in quite nicely since the redo/renovation. Conditions all around were very good.....greens had a nice speed.....very playable....any faster and they wouldn't be fun. .We had an enjoyable well paced slightly over 4 hour round. Halfway house with restrooms after the 4th and 13th holes is now open!. Hopefully the new clubhouse will be completed for next season......they've been in "temporary" facilities since 2009. Highly recommend a round here......solid golf course and routing and always well above average conditioning.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Excellent Experience

The grounds were in excellent condition! The course was challenging and tested many clubs in my bag, but the holes are fair and there are several good scoring opportunities.

We chose a tee time which mandated walking due to current pandemic restrictions, and the group in front of us was incredibly slow. The round took 4:40 to play, but I consider that just a stroke of bad luck. Rounds should take 4:00-4:15 here as a foursome, and the walk is simple and refreshing. It was an excellent day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Excellent course in excellent shape

Great layout, challenging for avg golfers like me but lots of fun. A course where you can appreciate the thinking and strategy behind the hole designs. Conditions were near-private club quality. Lots of nature areas, marshes and the meandering Salk Creek. Gave a lower score on amenities only because the clubhouse is under construction. Hopefully the price won’t go up too much once that’s completed. A great, great option in the western burbs.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course was in great shape after 3 inches of rain. Staff is not friendly at all. This course is own and run by county

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great layout and well manicured

Very happy with the experience at the preserve. We were really impressed with the condition of the course in late October. The bunkers, fairways, and greens were in wonderful condition and I thought the layout was challenging and different. Would reccomend!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 95
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome new layout make sure you choose the right tee box not for short hitters

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful fall day

Great course! challenging and a lot of fun. The only bummer is construction is happening, I assume on a new club house and a trailer is being used for food

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

2nd Time

The course was in great shape. Due to the rain on Sunday it was cart path only. I thought the drainage was excellent as I didn't have any plugged balls. The only downside to the renovation of the course is that my Sky Caddie tries to read the former layout so I had to rely on the cart monitor which was great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Five under

The course was in great shape. I was a single and had time to figure each shot out. I love this tract!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Re-do of the course

I had not played the course since the redesign.. Il love the natural areas and the overall design. I’m looking forward to playing the course again soon!

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