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3.9
194 Reviews (194)
5 Stars
39
4 Stars
102
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.2
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
85.1%
Recommend this course
164 out of 194 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.4
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
92.9%
Recommend this course
13 out of 14 reviews
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4.0
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
85.7%
Recommend this course
30 out of 35 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 68
Length 5432 yards
Slope 122
Rating 66.0

Arlington Lakes Golf Club is situated amid the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Locals treasure the course as one of the area's hidden gems. At 5,331 yards from the back tees, this par-68 layout is on the shorter side but don't underestimate its level of difficulty. Besides the mature trees that frame many of the holes and 14 lakes that come into play, there are more than 100 strategically placed bunkers lurking throughout. The layout also features small, sloped greens that demand accuracy but you can take comfort in the fact that there are no doglegs. With strategic shot-placement and a bit of luck, there are some birdie opportunities available. The shorter length of the golf course will appeal to beginners but it's versatile for more advanced players to enjoy as well.

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Course Details

Year Built 1979
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Garrett & David Gill (1979) Michael J. Benkusky (2018)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $18
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Reviews

3.9
194 Reviews (194)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
Watching the Game 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 24
Water Hazards 22
Undulating Greens 16
This course/club is great for:
Locals 23
Seniors 17
Walkers 13
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 28
Convenient to the City 11
Worth the Drive 7

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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I play here regularly during the season. Tee times were booked solid and still the pace of play was good on a windy day.

The course has plenty of challenges and water hazards. Requires some accurate shots. Bunkers are well placed and most greens are elevated. Always have a nice day of golf at Arlington Lakes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/09/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, JoeD76! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Arlington Lakes Golf Club!

Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Fun course

Its a nice course to play the coutse was in good condition for March

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/09/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Arlington Lakes Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Arlington Lakes

Perfect day, 29 December is not a normal golf day in Chicago. Course in great shape, even though Cart path only w a lot of rain the night before. Even so, we played on a packed course in 3 hrs, 40 minutes. Ridiculously good.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/02/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Arlington Lakes Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very enjoyable round.

Other than it being winter golf, this was an enjoyable round. Weather was nice, course was I. Good shape, and pace was spot on. Definitely recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/30/2019

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u5282549! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Arlington Lakes Golf Club!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Typical Midwest Fall Golf

The ground was a little wet, but the course still played well today. Not much run on the fairways or greens but that is expected in fall golf in the midwest. Staff was friendly as usual, and the course was well maintained, especially for this time of year.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/25/2019

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u5282549! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Arlington Lakes Golf Club!

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/11/2019

Hello, shulka. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Arlington Lakes Golf Club!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/06/2019

Hello, u5282549. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Arlington Lakes Golf Club!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

As usual.

Shot my best round of the year today. Course was definitely soggy from the rain, but that just made me play smarter. Pace of play today was great for a Sunday. 18 holes in 2.5 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/28/2019

Hello, u5282549. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Arlington Lakes Golf Club!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very enjoyable round.

Course was in good condition. Greens ran a little fast, but that's just part of the game. Always have a good time when I play here, for the most part. Still a little lacking on amenities. No refreshments cart. Cant run to the club house every time I want water or a beer, but, that's ok. Will definitely play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/23/2019

Hello, u5282549. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Arlington Lakes Golf Club!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pretty typical here....

I enjoy playing this course. I've played 10+ rounds here this season. Course was in good shape and the greens rolled true. Per usual, the starter put a 4some in front of us (2some), and threw a solo behind us, so pace of play was totally out of whack. 4 and a half hours for 2 players is a bit long. Also, no refreshments cart out today. I know it was chilly and windy, but it's a Sunday. I'd hope that by paying for a round we would be provided with the full array of course amenities, including a refreshment cart. I'll definitely return, but hope it's a bit better next time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/23/2019

Hello, u5282549. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Arlington Lakes Golf Club!

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

Nice course

Course is short but challenging. It is in very good condition and staff is also very good.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/23/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Arlington Lakes Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course!

This is a well maintained, muni, with friendly staff. It was really busy with overcast, windy mid 50 weather, but things moved well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/23/2019

Hello, GolfDawg54. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Arlington Lakes Golf Club!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great weekend value.

Although we started 20 minutes late (not sure why) it was a beautiful day and the course was in great shape. After 9am the price was very affordable, especially for a weekend.

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

Nice local shorter course

I play in a league here every week. Course is always in good shape. It was slightly redesigned a couple of years ago. The redesign took out many of the sand traps but this course has plenty of water hazards to compensate for its shorter length. Each 9 has 3 par threes and total length from tips is under 6000 yards. Still a challenge Houghton and always fun. They have options to play 18, 9, 6, or 3 holes. Ask. Nice clubhouse, patio, and pro shop. Bar upstairs is cozy.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hit or miss

Lots of water cause the fairway to hold water from time to time. New layout but never disappoints when you get a cheap rate.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/28/2019

Thank you for the great feedback! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. We would love the opportunity to bump those 4 stars to 5. We hope you will come back soon so we can WOW you on your next visit. Until then, take care

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