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Conditions
3.5
Value
4.1
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.5
80.5%
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160 out of 186 reviews
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3.6
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4.0
Layout
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Amenities
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4.1
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Conditions
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Layout
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6581 yards
Slope 121
Rating 71.3
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Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island
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Course Details

Year Built 1994
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31
Architect Porter Gibson

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

3.6
186 Reviews (186)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 13
Watching the Game 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 12
Thick Rough 12
Water Hazards 10
This course/club is great for:
Locals 20
Beginners 15
Seniors 13
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 19
In the 'Burbs 15

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from on 08/04/2017:
Hi, Michael. 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.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Response from on 07/27/2017:
Hello, Seth. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 4-stars. Your feedback about water on the course is important to us. 2017 has been very hot so far. We are working to develop the best way to provide our guest with refreshments. 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.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

The Meadows

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from on 06/08/2017:
Hello, Patrick. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us 5-stars! We are going to pass on your feedback to our team so they know their hard work is not going unnoticed. It is great to hear that the efforts we have put in helped provided a memorable and enjoyable experience for you. Thank you for playing The Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island, we look forward to seeing you again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from on 06/05/2017:
Hi, William. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us 4-stars! We are going to pass on your feedback to our team so they know their hard work is not going unnoticed. It is great to hear that the efforts we have put in helped provided a memorable and enjoyable experience for you. Thank you for playing The Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island, we look forward to seeing you again soon!
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 05/08/2017:
Hi, Cody. Thank you for reviewing the course. We appreciate the 4-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to earn a 5- stars next time. Feel free to comment on this review and provide additional feedback. Thank you for playing The Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island.
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from on 04/24/2017:
Hi, Soo. Thank you for reviewing the course. We appreciate the 4-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to earn a 5- stars next time. Feel free to comment on this review and provide additional feedback. We see you rated the value and off-course amenities as less than ideal so we will escalate that feedback to our team. Thank you for playing The Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Response from on 04/27/2017:
Hi, Jorge. Thank you for reviewing the course. We appreciate the 4-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to earn a 5- stars next time. Your feedback on the drainage is important to us. We assure you we have corrected this and encourage you to come and see us again. Thank you for playing The Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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."

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from on 03/16/2017:
Good morning James, we appreciate you taking the time to leave a review with us. Let us first start by apologizing for the delay of play. By no means is this the norm. We had some unusually warm weather that weekend. Sundays are busy regardless, so we worked hard to get everyone out to enjoy the great day. We will communicate with our team to ensure this sort of delay does not happen again. We see you rated course conditions, value and staff friendliness to all be great during your round! We hope these positive takeaways from your experience will have you give us a second chance to show you a better round. Thank you for playing Meadows Golf Club!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Response from on 11/16/2016:
Thank you so much for playing at Meadows Golf Club! We appreciate the honest feedback we are happy to have you and your friends here. Thanks for the recommendation.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

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!!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Response from on 11/14/2016:
Thanks for this awesome review! We're happy to hear you loved the course and found a good deal online for your tee time. We can't wait to see you back for more!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Response from on 11/14/2016:
We regret to hear your round was not as enjoyable as it could have been due to pace of play or a group nearby. Let us know how we can make it a better experience for you next time around!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Course

Nice Course a lot better from a few years ago. Would recommend playing

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 10/24/2016:
Thanks so much for your recommendation and for playing at Meadows Golf Club!
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Response from on 10/13/2016:
So glad you enjoyed the course, even despite the wetter conditions. Come back and see us soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
a725c540-f49d-5904-8641-c0e26ef5a362
Commented on 09/22/2016

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!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Easy
a725c540-f49d-5904-8641-c0e26ef5a362
Commented on 09/21/2016

We regret to hear the course conditions were not up to expectations, we do hope you give us another try. Come back soon!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

the course has some good holes, but is pretty easy.

course was in great shape some damaged areas but overall in decent shape

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
a725c540-f49d-5904-8641-c0e26ef5a362
Commented on 09/21/2016

Thanks so much for playing at The Meadows Golf Club!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Meadows

Good value
Great value
Recommend

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
a725c540-f49d-5904-8641-c0e26ef5a362
Commented on 09/16/2016

Thanks for your recommendation! We can't wait to see you again.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Round of golf

The course was in okay shape , staff awesome and it was a beautiful day.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
a725c540-f49d-5904-8641-c0e26ef5a362
Commented on 09/08/2016

Glad our staff made your round that much more enjoyable. We hope you come back and see us soon!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Response from on 07/07/2017:
Hi, Martain. Thank you for providing us with feedback on your experience. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. This is by no means the experience we strive to provide when golfers interact with each other on the course. Let us also apologize for the delay of play during your round. You listed your day of play as 08/23/16. With a play date that far in the past, it is hard to speak to what delayed the game but we can assure you that many changes have been made since your round almost a year ago. 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.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great deal

Other than the ranger following my foursome it was great

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
a725c540-f49d-5904-8641-c0e26ef5a362
Commented on 09/08/2016

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.

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