Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island, The

3.6792352941 3.7 stars from 5 (153)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6581 yards
  • Slope: 121
  • Rating: 71.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: No
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6581 yards 71.3 121
White 71 6287 yards 70.1 118
Red (W) 71 5040 yards 67.2 107

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 153 Reviews
5 stars:
24
4 stars:
72
3 stars:
42
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

133 out of 153 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals beginners seniors   Challenges include bunkers thick rough water hazards   Great for drinks watching the game  

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"Meadows"


billtheisen's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape for the most part! Greens were a bit slow but consistent.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



GregLew's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from The Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island on 07/18/2018:

Hello, Greg. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

"Fair course"


cil3kxh's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Needs to be maintained and manicured. Hard to tell layout of each hole because the fairways are not maintained. Not recommended.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from The Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island on 07/18/2018:

Hello. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

"The Meadows"


u000004993491's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff was very friendly and professional. Course has improved somewhat compared to playing it 3 years ago.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from The Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island on 07/13/2018:

Hello. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review, and we hope you join us for another round soon.


Bigc21's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2018
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Reviewed on

Great Layout. Challenging course with wind. Bunkers could be better. Hard not raked.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from The Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island on 07/12/2018:

Hello. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We're glad you enjoyed the challenge, and we hope you join us for another round soon.

"Hidden Gem"


tykjohnson90's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I'll probably get scrutinized, but if you want a good golf for a good price without too far of a drive this is the place to go. The course is in real good shape, compared to Harborside you are missing better sand and more flush fairways and tee box but nonetheless you are not getting a slouch here. This course is well taken care of and I challenge anyone who is sick of driving an hour plus for good golf at a good price t try this one out


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from The Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island on 07/18/2018:

Hi. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.


Andy3332409's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from The Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island on 07/12/2018:

Hi, Andy. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

"REALLY SLOW"


u4244099's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Had a 6:52 am tee time on Memorial Day hoping we could beat some of the rush. Was not able to tee off until 7:15 because there was no starter and the clubhouse let two foursomes with tee times after 7:30 start ahead of us.

Had to wait at every tee box thereafter. Great course if you have 5 and a half hours and don’t mind starting half an hour after your tee time.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from The Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island on 06/05/2018:

Hello. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

"Great value!"


uZEIH9789ZE's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I caught a hot deal on GolfNow and played this course for $14. The greens were excellent. Hole 10 is under repair, but the rest of the course is solid.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from The Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island on 05/18/2018:

Hello. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.


u000005516463's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from The Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island on 05/04/2018:

Hi. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from The Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island on 04/25/2018:

Hello. Thanks for the review. We're sorry that the course conditions weren't to your standards. We are confident that conditions will improve as the weather warms up. Please visit us again.

"Great value for the money."


flackers73's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
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Reviewed on

Greens and sand traps in great shape. Fairways need work; there was evidence of ongoing work on course. Great value for the money. Will be back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from The Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island on 04/15/2018:

Thanks so much for choosing The Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island and taking the time to write a review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the course. Please come see us again soon!


jstk11's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape even though it was raining lightly for half the round. Warm enough for 11/2 to enjoy a fall round of golf in Chicago!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from @MeadowsGCL on 11/09/2017:

We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 4-stars. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off.

"Fun course for the price"


Ctmcguire89's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I golf frequently and play decent at times - roughly a 16 handicap...just to paint a picture of the type of golfer reviewing this course.

All in all the course met my expectations for the price I paid (under 30 to ride 18).

Cons:

-Course has some rough spots - nothing too bad, but some rough/muddy patches and worn out tee boxes or greens - all playable though

-a few holes play at each other so on a busier day I imagine you would hear "fore" a lot

Pros:

- i really liked they had a driving range at the course...it wasn't anything fancy but it's nice to have some warm up shots before u begin

- course had some fun and unique holes - a few water shots and twists and bends

- the price is right , especially if u can find an online deal.

- pace of play was quick on Columbus Day, not sure how it plays on weekends

Overall you'll get what u pay for here. It's a fun course that has more openness and easier holes, especially off the tee, but will also present some challenges.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from The Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island on 10/13/2017:

Let us first say that we are so glad to hear you enjoyed the driving range, course challenges, price, and pace of play. These are all things we work hard to create a seamless experience with so you can focus on enjoying yourself and let us do the rest. We also want to thank you for your honest and constructive criticism of the course. Your comments about our rough spots, tee boxes, and busier place on your visit are presented in a way we can incorporate them into actual change. We are going to escalate your review to our team in charge and do everything we can to improve before your next game. Thank you for visiting and playing at The Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island. We hope to see you again soon!

"Good but need to get people to repair ball marks"


u000007169857's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall I had a great time playing here. The only real complaint I could voice about it is that there were a lot of ball marks on the greens that hadn’t been repaired. The greens were very receptive and soft but rolled pretty quick. Be advised that most of the holes have a blind drive. You’ve got to either know the course well or use a good gps. Also I had to be careful to wait long enough for people ahead of me to move out of the landing zones before I hit.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from The Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island on 10/12/2017:

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are working to get everything up to par. We have projects ongoing to recovery the greens from their heavy play this season. While we hope all golfers observe a certain etiquette during their rounds, that is not always the case. The current condition is not the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game. We are glad to see you rated the other course conditions, staff, and value to be great during your game. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing The Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island, we hope to see you again soon.

"Stellar Course"


u265263739's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Great course. Good, open layout, well maintained, nice hills, good pace. Unlike other courses in Chicago, holes where someone who drives 270-280 can actually hit driver without worrying about water, doglegs, etc. made for shorter hitters. Really some of the most fun I’ve had playing golf in Chicago.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island on 10/10/2017:

Thank you for reviewing the course. We appreciate the 5-stars and are going to notify the teams responsible, so they know their hard work is paying off. We hope to see you for another round soon. Thank you for playing The Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island.


uZEIH9789ZE's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island on 09/28/2017:

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. 4-stars is great, and we will let the team know their hard work is paying off. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island.



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from The Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island on 09/27/2017:

Hello, Jason. Thank you for reviewing us. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing The Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island, we hope to see you again soon.

"Good shape"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Shot 78 and im a 6.3 index and the course was in great shape every mistake i made was definately not the greens or the grass, great course from the tips.

White....unless ur a 15+ play blue three of four par threes were 200+ with the biggest at 235 yrds, really goid shape for the value and challenge was fast play if ur into gimmies and rushing off the course but had a grwat round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from The Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island on 09/25/2017:

Hello, Daniel.We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. 4-stars is great, and we will let the team know their hard work is paying off. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing The Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island.

"Enjoyed It!"


uZEIH9789ZE's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my second time playing this course and I really enjoyed it!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from The Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island on 09/14/2017:

Hello, Adron. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 4-stars. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off.


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