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4.4
48 Reviews (48)
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.9
Amenities
3.8
99.2%
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45 out of 48 reviews
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4.0
1 Reviews (1)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
3.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6926 yards
Slope 133
Rating 73.2

Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Bentgrass
Greens Bentgrass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arnold Palmer (1997) Ed Seay (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Illinois (2016 #3)

Reviews

4.4
48 Reviews (48)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 13
Bunkers 12
Undulating Greens 9
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 11
Locals 8
A Weekend Splurge 7
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 8
Worth the Drive 8

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Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun course

Fun course to play. . Greens are usually in decent shape and tee boxes/fairways are always well maintained. Give you a lot of room off the tee on most holes but does feature some blind tee shots. The layout could be significantly more challenging if they would let it firm up a bit and play more to it's links style.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

My favorite in Bloomington Area

The Den at Fox Creek is a great course for the money. I try to play several times a year and always enjoy my rounds. The course conditions are usually the best in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Wide-open but challenging, undulating layout

This is a great, unique course here in central Illinois. Most fairways are wide and greens are large, but requires strategy to find the right angles. Fairways are rolling with barely any level spots. Water comes into play on probably half the holes. Can be very tough but also fun to play due to variety of holes. Condition was very good - sometimes in mid-summer it can get hot and somewhat dry.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Very good experience. Best course in town

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Honor Palmer

Great Palmer design, great way to honor Mr Palmer!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

home course

one of the top public courses in central illinois.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love this course

Love The Den! Staff is always friendly, course is always in great shape and its a playable but challenging course. They usually have some Hot Deals on GolfNow. A must play course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautifully designed course

This course is beautifully designed and very well maintained. Just a joy to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

hot day but good golf

with weather conditions we have had this summer we didn"t know what to expect. course was in great shape with very well kept fairways, bunkers and greens! greens very hard to read and extremely challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great features

Great layout. Course in good condition. Bunkers could use some attention as I was in them quite often, fun course that needs to be played. Will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Hot Deal

Love being able to play the Den with GolfNow. The hot deals are a great value. The course was little wet, so the greens and fairways were beat up more than you would like. Greens were full of marks and goose poo. That being said, it's a great course and very challenging. If you're not a very good golfer, be sure to bring a few extra sleeves.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Break from The Youth Classic

We booked this on GolfNow as we were in Bloomington for The Youth Classic. Everything was great. This is definitely a shot makers course. Challenging but fun.

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

THE DEN

Awesome staff, great course, made for an enjoyable day

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Cloudy and cool

The Den at Fox Creek is a nice course for pretty much every level of player. Wide fairways help in your decisions to "rip it" on most holes. Greens are large and extremely fast and can cause lots of 3 putts if not gifted with soft hands. Course conditions are always very good and the layout and holes have lots of variety, never giving the same look twice. Par 3's are diverse and interesting, with 2 of the 4 requiring spot on ball striking. The staff is always friendly and helpful. Driving range and putting greens make for nice warmup and preparation before starting your round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Great course in central illinois

Always a pleasure to play at the Den. The course is very well maintained and offer so very good challenge to all level of players.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 86
Handicap 10-14
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

Challenging golf course

Very nice golf course, I will play this golf course again. Many high school kids were practicing when I went play there, but the staff were there at about 4:00 PM fixing the divots, and it shows that the golf course fairways and greens are well maintained. The pro shop staff were nice and friendly as well explaining what was going on that day.

There are a few water hazards, so bring extra balls...

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

The Den

This is one of my favorite courses in Bloomington-Normal to play. I was able to play the same day as their hardest pin tournament, and it was one of my favorite rounds of golf so far. We paid $18 for green fees and a cart, the course was playing fantastic. When we got to the first green we got to truly see how insane the pin locations where, but it made it that much better. By far, it is a fantastic value for your dollar, and the course is very well maintained!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
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

Golfing at the Den

Perfect weather for golfing. Got a great price for the day. Course was not in it's usual great condition. Sand traps were full of water, and the ones that weren't have far too much sand in them. You need a tractor to dig yourself out of those pits. Greens had been aerated and this made for lots of puts bouncing and getting off line when putting. The greens are normally very fast and smooth, but not this day. The course is very fun to play and challenges you to hit your shots in the right places, or pay a price. Even though this day was not the best conditions I've played on this course, I still recommend playing here, as most courses still don't offer the variety and conditions that are normally found here.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great challenging. Course

This course is her challenging. Both times we played the course the pace was excellent. The carts have GOs and pace time indicators.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

The Den

Have played in the past, but for some reason none of the tee boxes were labeled. carts have gps which is great, sand is well kept, and everywhere, greens were dry and fast. made for a difficult round that should have played much easier. Great course for the price I paid.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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