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3.8
185 Reviews (185)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
30
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.2
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.6
82.7%
Recommend this course
155 out of 185 reviews
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3.7
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
3
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2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
80.0%
Recommend this course
20 out of 25 reviews
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3.8
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
3
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2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
82.1%
Recommend this course
23 out of 28 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

3.8
185 Reviews (185)

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
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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
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
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
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
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
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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2.0
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Previously Played

Hard as a rock

Like many park district and municipal courses, the need to put down much more water. This is probably more of a money than management issue with politicians, board members etc... who wont approve funding. The course is in good shape except for the aforementioned. Everything is hard and the ball bounces all over the place. Nevertheless, it is a nice layout.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/28/2019

Thank you so much for letting us know about your recent experience. Your satisfaction is a deep concern of ours as we always aim to exceed expectations. We would love to have a chance to bump those 2 stars to 5. Please come back soon and allow us to WOW you on your next visit!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Redesign

Course is in very good shape! Greens are in fantastic condition. I was not a fan before they redesigned it. I’ll come back for sure!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/28/2019

Thank you for the great feedback Chris! 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 look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Don't Let The Size Fool You

This course boast from the tips around 5400 yds, and although that may be relatively short compared to most courses, it has its share of challenges. With water coming into play on several holes you have to make sure you choose your club careful. If you're a slicer beware! If you're a big hitter there are a few holes that could be driveable or at least live you with a short chip to the green. The course is narrow in some instances and par 3's range from 120 yards to 190 and most are carry over water, and par 5's are birdie possibilities. Par for the course is 66 from the tips. The course was in good shape, but the greens were hard to read. Looking forward to playing this again now that I kind of know the layout.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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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!

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

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.

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Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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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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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Short lengthwise but not short in challenges

Arlington Lakes can jump up and bite you. Yes, a 5400 challenge throughout. The greens are big with a lot of slope and are quick during the summer. You can hit every club in your bag here..There’s a nice variety of holes..

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/28/2019

Thank you for the great feedback Dougster! 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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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Course in great condition

Always a good go to course. Bunkers where raked and course in great condition. Staff is super friendly.

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

Wow - Thank you for the five star review!
We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. We love hearing from you and are glad you had a great experience. We look forward to having you back again soon! Until then, take care!

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