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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6814 yards
Slope 127
Rating 72.7

Editor's Note: Course closed for business.

Swan Creek Golf Club is one of the best-kept secrets in central Illinois. Located on the west end of Little Swan Lake in Avon, the Jim Spear design features unexpected terrain and elevation changes throughout its 18 holes. Carefully manicured fairways and bunkers, as well as some of the most dramatic topography in this part of the country, are reasons to add Swan Creek G.C. -- about a three-hour drive from Chicago -- to your list.

Course Details

Year Built 1971
Fairways Declaration Grass
Greens A4 Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Chris Gray

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf Simulator No
Indoor Practice No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.6
13 Reviews (13)
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Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Diamond in the corn

This club is well off the beaten path. Was an excellent round. The 10, 11, and 12 swing is one of the best hole combinations i have played. Cart are old but usable. Pro shops little lean but has all you should need. Love the facility. Its a beautiful course nestled against a lake.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Drove from Peoria

Great coarse and looks easy if you're in the middle of the fairway but I played from the ruff ,the only downside is the cart paths

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

Sunday Excursion

Was extremely surprised at the quality of the layout. Some challenging and flat out gorgeous holes. It feels a little like Galena. A must play. Very nice people too!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worth the drive from Peoria.

Great day, quick pace, challenging course. We did not know what to expect way out in the middle of farmland. Warning...print directions if you have ATT as a carrier because we lost GPS signal a half hour out. It was definitely worth the ride .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Swan Creek Review

Drove 1.5 hours to play this course and was glad I did. Played after a tournament earlier in the day so I was able to finish in 3.5 hours. Course was in very good shape even with all the rain we have been having lately. Very scenic. I recommend this course and plan to play it again soon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 202
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
First Time Playing

Worth the trip

Great course near Avon, Illinois. Where is this? About 20 miles north of Macomb, Illinois where Western Illinois University resides.

Word is mouth brought me here on my return trip from Phoenix. As I neared course the directionals sent me thru miles of cornfields. Pulled in, teed off and was finished with an 80 in 2.5 hours.

Nice layout. Crooked. Lots of change of altitude. Challenging. I'll be happy to play again when in area. For me it's almost 4 hours from home. Good prices.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

HIDDEN JEWEL

AFTER DRIVING AROUND LOOKING FOR THE COURSE WE FINALLY FOUND IT. CLUB HOUSE SURELY NOTHING TO BRAG ABOUT AND E
WE WERE WONDERING WHY WE WERE HERE. AFTER FINDING THE FIRST TEE, NOT VERY WELL MARKED AND PLAYING THE FIRST HOLE, WE WERE PLEASANTLY SURPRISED. GREAT COURSE WITH DIFFERENT HOLES AND IN GREAT SHAPE. WOULD DEFINITELY PLAY AGAIN. BEST $25 COURSE I EVER PLAYED

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Hidden fun

Long drive to location, but worth the trip. I would consider this a somewhat hidden gem. Greens were in great shape, fairways in good shape. Love the layout, some unique features. Staff is extremely friendly. Will definitely play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

An unexpected, well maintained, manicured course

I had played the front nine back in the 1990's when it was under a different and much less caring management. The improvements that the Westfall family has made are startling. The greens, fairways and bunkers are all up to the standards seen in the Chicago metropolitan area. The course plays fairly to the average golfer, not overly penalizing on errant shots. Lots of room to recover a hole yet challenging enough to provide a fun time. The back nine, added only a few years ago, is very beautiful and interesting. I can't wait to come back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

We love this course!

This course challenges the novice and the experienced golfer alike. With many water features that are not impossible to overcome, this course keeps you on your toes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

great course for the cost

great course for the cost with friendly staff and owners

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best greens around!!

Not a fancy golf club and many of the cart paths could use some work but ultimately a great value and the greens were fantastic.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Fantastic Greens

Great little course for such a rural area. Fun layout. Front 9 greens were just aerated but the greens on the back were some of the best I have seen in a long time.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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