Piper Glen Golf Club
|Green (W)||72||5571 yards||66.8||114|
|Red (W)||72||5138 yards||65.4||116|
|Gold M: 73.6/132||411||545||454||171||381||399||396||190||522||3469||431||557||154||391||456||202||536||392||417||3536||7005|
|Blue M: 71.9/128 W: 77.9/139||373||524||431||162||358||370||374||172||493||3257||410||542||140||376||442||181||512||362||390||3355||6612|
|White M: 70.1/121 W: 75.1/131||352||496||408||147||332||328||354||145||466||3028||385||480||122||352||396||170||490||330||371||3096||6124|
|Green M: 66.8/114 W: 72.3/128||350||490||325||127||325||320||340||130||460||2867||380||470||114||285||335||160||426||280||254||2704||5571|
|Red W: 71.7/125||286||396||320||125||306||299||286||124||405||2547||360||428||106||208||331||144||421||271||250||2519||5066|
Excellent layout - challenging course - would have given 5 Stars but for the condition of greens need a little work
My husband and I had a great time. The course was beautiful and in good shape! We enjoyed ourselves and the staff was very friendly.
Despite the windy conditions it was an enjoyable day. Temperature was nice with just a stiff beeeze - but expected at this time of year. Course was in great shape despite the weather challenges. Fairways were soft, rough was consistent, and the greens were quick and rolled true. Plan on playing this course several times this year.
Even though it’s still early spring, the course is in good shape. Greens are quick and roll true with very little bumpiness. Layout is a challenge, and the length is tough in soft conditions. Will play again!
Great day on the course
Weather overcast with breeze. Light traffic made the round relaxing. The greens were extremely fast with a 12.9 stimp rating which made the round very challenging.
Great course - fast greens
Course was in great condition with nice fairways and fast greens. Only condition issue was GUR on 11 that I hadn’t been told about and some of the tee boxes needed some TLC. Some complain about the fast greens but the faster the better, like the pros play. Pace of play was super slow, but it was a Sunday morning so not much better you can expect. Awesome layout, would play again.
Piper Glen is a good looking course, but its fairways are thin and the greens are extremely tough. They were especially today, as they were fast to the point of not being fun. I had 3 or 4 run off the green and I consider myself a decent putter. One green was putt putt style with a rise of a 3-4 feet. That with the thin fairways make it too challenging for a hacker like me.
I played this course last year and it was horrible. It is now finally owned by someone who is investing some $ and bringing the course back up to its original conditions after many years of neglect. New carts with built in Bluetooth speakers! $18 for 18 holes. Almost back to great condition. There are only one or two holes that need some more TLC. Applause to the new owners. Don’t stop now!
The new owners are doing a great job with the course. When they get all the bunkers done it will be really nice. When the greens are fast it’s great track.
Most of the Bunkers Have No Sand
Piper Glen is an interesting layout, but is very difficult to play for first timers, with lots of blind shots. The greens and fairways were in decent shape, but most of the bunkers have no sand in them, so you have to drop your ball and play no closer to the hole. LAME! The people working here were very friendly, but I just can't recommend a course that doesn't have sand in over half the bunkers.
Thank you for your review.
There are a handful of bunkers that we will be removing entirely, and those ones do not have sand in them right now. We will be filling them in with dirt. We do have a few to complete to finish our bunker renovation. If you would like to discuss anything further I would be happy to. Please feel free to contact me at Bryan@piperglen.com
This course is a great track that had been abused for years the new owners took over and everything is coming back to its former glory. They have committed to rebuilding all the sand traps this year and fixing the cart paths look forward to playing the scores for many years to come
Bunkers still need work but looks like they are trying
Not mowed and no bunkers
My husband and I went to play this course today as it is highly rated in the state of Illinois. We were extremely disappointed to find that nothing had been mowed except the greens. The tee boxes were long and tee markers not lined up to direct golfers down the fairway. The fairways were not mowed as well and one fairway was completely re-seeded (12). The rough was not even and extremely long just off the fairway. The bunkers looked like they had not had any maintence in several years. All full of dirt and mud, weeds and large clumps of grass growing in them. We had no indication before playing today that the course was in such disrepair.
We could definitely see the courses potential for being highly rated. Hopefully soon they get an owner that will pay for the upkeep.
Thank you for your feedback and we are dissapointed that you did not enjoy your time at Piper Glen. It had been raining for 3 straight days and that is the reason why the rough was very long and some of the tees were long. Please feel free to email me directly so we can discuss this further. Bryan@Piperglen.com
The Comeback Kid
I've enjoyed Piper Glen golf course for over 15 years and always considered it a very beautiful course and layout.Last year, or the year before,the course was neglected to the point of only watered tees and greens-everything else was dry and yellow.It seemed only a matter of time before the course was doomed to fail-like many courses have lately.But,lo-and-behold,Piper Glen was as green as Springtime in one of the hottest stretches of summer,without rain,we've had in a long time.The course was in great shape-the fairways green,the greens nicely manicured and the pace of play perfect.Kudos to management in reinvigorating this gem back to it's natural beauty.
The Glen is back!
Piper Glen has made huge improvement over the last 2 years under new management and new ownership. This time in 2015 the course was in a shambles thanks to previous ownership, 2 years later "The Glen" is back.