The Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island
|Red (W)||71||5040 yards||67.2||107|
|Blue M: 71.3/124||375||180||537||381||172||396||334||530||175||3080||495||455||420||200||377||514||419||230||391||3501||6581|
|White M: 68.7/118||360||173||493||369||160||385||309||521||168||2938||482||443||406||188||365||501||407||195||362||3349||6287|
|Red W: 68.2/114||281||97||443||294||106||314||267||441||139||2382||434||352||323||100||300||430||300||140||279||2658||5040|
A challenge, but worth it
This track was a challenge but overall, we had a blast. the course layout was difficult at first, but then we got the hang of it and had an awesome time. the grown-over grass, which was most of the challenge due to the loss of alot of golf balls, gave us the most trouble on this course. its part of the design of this place. couple of suicide holes (tee off in opposite directions of the next hole, so youre hitting towards each other) and narrow fairways made it difficult as well. But the staff was AMAZING!!! And the surrounding areas on most of the holes were breath taking. Will come back here again.
Good Value, Course was shorter than expected
This was my first trip to Meadows this year. It was a last minute decision and I was able to find a good value for 18 with cart.
The course was shortened quite a bit. I played the white tees which are called at 6,287 on the card. I found most boxes were 20-30 yards shorter, several were shorter than that, but I'm an 18 handicap and I shot an 83 with a couple of really bad holes so I probably shouldn't complain.
Pace was decent for a public course. One area I'll say could have been better was it was really hot, low 90's, and all of the water coolers were empty which for the middle of the day would have been nice also considering there was no beverage cart. But all in all, I enjoyed the round, played with some nice guys, and added a lower round to my stats. I live about 25 miles away but if the opportunity presents itself, I would play here again.
This course has really changed. The driving range was recently reopened. The greens are really in great shape. The sand traps have sand. The fescue is making golfers think about their shots or risk losing a golf ball. It is quite evident that the staff is trying to accommodate their customers. They're a friendly group. The golf course is in good hands.
What a great i,prove net from 2016 and years past
Our league started in late April. I have played in the league for 5 years. The course is in the best shape During this time period. Although still a few rough spots, the fairways, rough and greens are in really good shape. The rough makes the player play to the fairways. The last few years, the rough was non existence and there were lots and lots of bare spots in the fairways. The new manager and/or course superintendent have done a good job bringing this course up to this level. It is a good course for a good price.
Decent value for money
Played on a friday morning in the spring. Weather was lovely. Course was a little flooded, but very playable. It's fairly easy but has some nice holes.
It is a great value for money compared to other Chicago area golf courses.
Fine course, Pace of play was atrocious
The course was fairly challenging and in surprisingly good shape for the time of year. However, everything moved SO SLOWLY. My twosome, in a cart, did NOT finish 18 holes. We teed off 20 minutes late (there was a big line when we got the starter), and we only got through 15 holes in 4 1/2 hours. We golfed until it was DARK dark out. Realistically, we probably played 13 holes of real golf - the rest were "I have no idea where that went, but it felt good. I'll drop over here since nobody can see/find anything anymore."
Better than expected, but still average
You drive up to this place and it seems a little dumpy, but I was pleasantly surprised by the course itself. Quite enjoyable. There definitely were problem areas in terms of course condition and I could see how drainage is an issue in several areas, even though it had been several dry autumn days. There were several bare patches in the fairways. The greens were kept in pretty good shape, however. I would recommend this course to a friend, but with a caveat not to expect anything like a posh golf club. Quite the opposite, but still the course itself is pleasant enough to play.
The Price Is Right - so come on down!
Another exceptional November weather day here in the south 'burbs of Chicago with full sun and temps hovering near 70. The course was well-populated but not overly so and the pace moved well - even with a fivesome (yes, 5!) ahead of us. Friendly ranger made sure we knew they were there and that they had been given a strict warning to let any group pushing them thru. They apparently took heed and kept the pace because our twosome never bogged down. Was nice to see active on-course management by a ranger - something missing even on many higher priced courses this season!
The course was in quite decent shape for a heavy-use muni course. The fairways were fairly good - the exception being that there are many areas where this course does not drain well. Even without any rain in the area the past 5 days, numerous soggy, rutted, muddy spots remained. Most of this was on the sides, but enough of them spread out into the fairways to cause a bloody mess at times. The course really needs to do something about drainage - underdrains or tiles are needed to get rid of the excess moisture in a faster process. Otherwise, the tee boxes were good, greens were largely excellent. Every tee area had ball washers with clean, soapy water and towels - something else that is sometimes missing on more upscale courses. The course layout can be deceivingly tough, especially for those who don't know the path to the green. There are many areas of very tall and thick fescue grass outside the fairway and good luck finding your ball if you get there! Fairways are decent width - especially on the back nine. The par 5 #3 is a tough drive because of the narrowness and scrub zone all along on the right. The course is actually pretty nice when it is not soaked. Well worth the price of a GolfNow hot deal!!
very dangerous about drop the ball.
My first time rounding this course.I was very scary.because lot a ball drop around nearby.and front of group was young guy.and one is no club.and play together and usually twice hit the ball.they don't care how many group behind waiting.finally behind us one group they giveup 16hall and go home. It's terrible day.
Nice Course a lot better from a few years ago. Would recommend playing
Good course right outside the city
Course had a few patches of water from rain earlier in the week. Other than that course was very enjoyable. Will definitely play again.
Good course but rain this year has left a lot of mud hole in fairways
There are a few water damaged areas that need repair but I enjoyed course layout. Personally i just had my best score ever here yesterday.
Awesome! Congratulations on your high score, we thank you for playing at Meadows GC. We are working on patching things up glad you loved the layout. Come back soon!
This course is in need of a makover
The course is very easy and usually in poor shape but it was in fair condition this time. It is extremely inexpensive and that is why we play it.
We regret to hear the course conditions were not up to expectations, we do hope you give us another try. Come back soon!
the course has some good holes, but is pretty easy.
course was in great shape some damaged areas but overall in decent shape
Thanks so much for playing at The Meadows Golf Club!
Thanks for your recommendation! We can't wait to see you again.
Round of golf
The course was in okay shape , staff awesome and it was a beautiful day.
Glad our staff made your round that much more enjoyable. We hope you come back and see us soon!
Be prepared to defend yourself
They jammed so many groups on the course you couldn't move. Then the bro behind us playing as a single riding with two non-playing family members decided to skip ahead of us. When we inevitably caught up and I objected to his move, he threatened me with an iron. Of course once he realized I was willing to stand my ground with a sand wedge, he took off.
Other than the ranger following my foursome it was great
Thanks so much for playing at Meadows GC we're happy to hear you enjoyed the course. We hope the ranger wasn't too much of a bother.