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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
86.2%
Recommend this course
185 out of 219 reviews
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3.7
17 Reviews (17)
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.8
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4.4
88.2%
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3.8
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
87.5%
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6424 yards
Slope 122
Rating 70.6

Pheasant Run Resort is one of the Chicago area's most respected resorts. It offers an 18-hole golf course that is playable for a wide range of skill levels. The course is short at just over 6,300 yards from the back tees, but it still provides a fair amount of challenges. The fairways are tight and there are water hazards that come into play on a few holes. The bunkering is minimal but strategically placed to keep you on your toes. The front of the greens are invitingly wide-open and beginners will also appreciate that they are mostly flat and easy to score on. The golf course starts out with a tricky par 5 that doglegs right past the 200-yard marker and there is a water hazard that crosses the fairway. The back nine is slightly longer and also more challenging.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6424 yards 70.6 122
Blue 72 6222 yards 69.7 120
White 72 5952 yards 68.5 117
White (W) 72 5952 yards 73.8 124
Gold 72 5562 yards 66.7 113
Gold (W) 72 5562 yards 71.6 119
Red (W) 72 5033 yards 68.6 113
Scorecard for Pheasant Run
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 70.7/121 543 205 504 218 295 160 378 319 416 3038 350 540 122 380 451 473 512 233 329 3390 6428
White M: 70.0/120 530 205 480 195 280 145 355 265 402 2857 343 540 112 358 425 459 483 204 309 3233 6090
Gold M: 69.2/117 459 189 455 195 250 129 355 221 335 2588 343 520 102 316 389 436 483 177 309 3075 5663
Red W: 67.1/113 459 175 401 114 250 108 296 221 329 2353 282 498 92 288 261 372 466 119 279 2657 5010
Handicap 1 15 9 5 17 11 7 13 3 14 8 18 12 2 4 6 10 16
Par 5 3 5 3 4 3 4 4 4 35 4 5 3 4 4 5 5 3 4 37 72
Handicap (W) 1 13 3 9 17 11 5 15 7 14 2 18 10 12 6 4 8 16

Course Details

Year Built 1961
Fairways Blue
Greens Bent
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/01
Architect William Maddox

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.9
219 Reviews (219)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Dinner 6
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 23
Water Hazards 22
Bunkers 15
This course/club is great for:
Locals 18
Seniors 13
Advanced Golfers 12
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 27
At a Resort 24
Near the Airport 6

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Plays Once a month
3.0
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Hard fairways and no water

The hot deal was a great find, but 75% of the water jugs on the course were empty when we got to them and you don’t get a halfway house until the 12th hole so if you don’t bring something large, you’re up a creek. The course seemed like it hadn’t been water in ages since the fairways were cracking they were so hard.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Rock hard greens!!!

I live right by Pheasant Run and the same thing happens to this course every year. At the start of the season the course is very nice everything has a softness to it, but by mid season the tee boxes get so hard you will actually have trouble getting your tee in the ground and the greens become so hard a shot from 140yds out won’t leave a divot. If you can get to this course at the beginning of the season go for it!!! But once you reach mid June the course upkeep just falls off.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course.......pathetic pace!

The course is in great shape and the price is excellent, but.........the pace was pathetically slow. After 4 hours 20 minutes thru 15 holes, we skipped the last 3.

We will be staying at the resort in 2 weeks and hope the pace of play is much better then.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Weekend Blues

I've played here a number of times now, and have usually found this course to be in decent condition. Today was no exception as the greens, tees, and fairways all looked decent for the cost of the round.

My biggest complaints of the day came from the horrendously slow pace (5 hours, 5 minutes thanks to an outing and the general lack of a ranger which is needed to speed groups along) and about 3 or 4 different hole locations that were cut on the putting greens. Several of these flag locations were put on fairly severe slopes that are illegal hole locations (I know because I was formerly an assistant golf course superintendent) and were not fair locations.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great greens

Was met by a very friendly staffer in the clubhouse.
The cost of golf and cart was $17.76.
The course is in great shape, greens are beautiful.
Pace of play was great. Half way house was just opened and he took our order on hole 13 and was ready on the way back on hole 15. It's pricey golf on a regular day but you can get good discounts if you look.

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
Previously Played

Our group enjoyed so much. Hope to come back soon. Kp the good job.

Your golf course is very good and we enjoy so much playing. We will be very soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course, good location, fast pace

A very nice course and great value. Shot making required. Good mix of short and long holes, some very tight fairways. Greens were in excellent condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The course has a lot of water that challenges your shot making ability.

Tight course with holes running parallel to each other. Easy to hit into golfer playing opposite holes. Nice course to sharper your control and short game. Water comes into play on many holes. Course was in decent condition following all the recent rain.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Cold, Wet, and Rainy May Golf

This is the third time I've played this course in 2019, and unfortunately this visit was my least favorite one thanks to the lousy weather conditions. While the temperatures were expected to be close to 50 and there was a chance of later afternoon rain, the weather never broke 50 degrees and the rain arrived early. I made a poor decision to leave my rain gear in the car, but I pushed through the round despite the conditions. I was paired up with 3 other guys, and two of those guys decided to call it quits after about 11 holes, but I stuck it out through the rain with my cart mate to finish the round.

The course conditions were still very saturated in many areas, and numerous bunkers had standing water that hadn't been removed. Bunker conditions were poor as the sand was packed and hadn't seemingly been raked in a few days.

Overall the course has a few nice holes, but I was still surprised that they haven't put out their true back tee markers yet. Instead of having tees back at the tips, they have a blue/white tee marker on all holes. I'm not sure if this is an attempt to save the back tees for later in the season, but I would like to see the real distance for a few of the longer holes where the back tee boxes weren't being utilized.

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

Pheasant Run Golf

Course was a good challenge and was in real good shape!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Returning for a Another Attempt After a Poor Performance

This review marks the 4th or 5th time that I've played this course, and I have largely enjoyed playing here during my past visits. My weekend visit had a few positives and negatives that I wanted to share.

The positives: 1) We had about 5" of rain in the past week, but the course was still open to cart paths only and most areas were tolerable with the exception of a few wet spots that were to be expected. 2) The staff was friendly in the pro shop, bag drop area, and in the halfway house. 3) I played one of my best rounds of the year thus far!

The negatives: 1) The warmer weather this weekend meant that the course was going to be busy and rounds longer than usual with many weekend golfers (especially with cart path only rules in effect), but the round took about 5 hours 15 minutes. We specifically had at least 2 groups ahead of us that were quite slow, but to my knowledge no ranger ever intervened to try and speed up play. 2) On the third hole, there is a driving range on the left side that has unsightly, ripped up nets that need to be either fixed or replaced as they are an eyesore and are there to keep people on the course safe from any stragglers using the range.

Overall, it's a decent course with some holes that can demand fairly accurate tee shots to avoid trouble.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
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
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Stay away!

This course gets worse and worse every time I play it. Tee boxes are terrible, sand traps are no better, and the pace of play is by far the worst in Illinois. You have to drop off your bags and park like a block away, and their will for sure be 3- 4 some groups of old men clogging the entire course up. Couldn’t pay me to come back here. Not to mention the start off the course with a dog leg par 5 with water.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

You Will Use All Your Clubs

I had been wanting to play this course for awhile and luckily picked a day that hardly anyone was out and I was able to play by myself and get some good course practice.in. Unlike some courses I used every club in my bag and was surprised when I finished that it had happened. The course is rather flat, yet open enough that you can hit not on direct line and not lose your ball. What struck me was the long par 3's that were over 200 yds. It also had a good mix of par 3's that was a short 140 over water and a nice 110 yd. hole. There were a couple par 4's that were under 300 yds which left for a nice birdie attempt. Bunkers and water were strategically place and provided an added dimension of challenge to the course. One last thing was greens took awhile to get used to and there were subtle breaks at pin placement that didn't make short putts gimmes. Looking forward to playing again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyable Day of Golf

I took my son here for his birthday and we had a great time. Weather was great, course in good shape and this is a course that you can score well on. Overall a great day!

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