White Deer Run Golf Course

4.7419428571 4.7 stars from 5 (94)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7101 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 74.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7101 yards 74.6 137
Gold 72 6751 yards 72.9 133
Blue 72 6237 yards 70.2 128
White 72 5655 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 72 4927 yards 68.4 116

Situated on the Cuneo Estate in Vernon Hills, White Deer Run Golf Club has a beautiful landscape dotted with sparkling lakes. The rolling terrain provides plenty of elevation changes, meaning there are some uneven lies and the occasional blind shot in store for you. There are not many trees but numerous bunkers lurk beside the greens and, of course, water is a pretty prominent presence throughout the golf course. Due to the plentiful and strategically placed hazards, the course puts a premium on accuracy. The layout is challenging but fair and it is also player friendly enough for beginners, offering ample room off of the tees. White Deer Run Golf Club's design contributes greatly to the course's playability, but that is also partly due to the immaculately manicured fairways and fast, well conditioned greens.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 94 Reviews
5 stars:
36
4 stars:
40
3 stars:
13
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

81 out of 93 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers entertaining clients locals   Challenges include bunkers water hazards forced carries   Great for drinks  

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"Great Course and Conditions"


Gianop's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2016
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Have played out here several times and have never been disappointed. The greens are always fast and true and the course in general is well kept. Houses on every hole but each hole but fairways are wide and generous and greens are average sized. Great place to play when you want a quality round of golf for a good price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Average course, arrogant staff."


u000007872911's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Surrounded by houses on every hole, this course is not scenic. Course condition is on par with green fees.<br/> The arrogant staff makes it an overall poor experience. They should not offer discounted tee times if they are going to pout and lecture people who use them. There are better course in the area.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Course in Great Shape"


Paul7540760's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I am 15 handicap and play at least 1x per week. I highly recommend this course. But, bring your A game! This is a very nice course in great shape and very challenging. Big beautiful sand traps throughout, but soft sand to hit out of... Greens are very fast, but true. The only negative was that they aerated a band outside the fringe recently....but, it is Fall. Nice grass driving range and chip/putting area. Worth the above average GolfNow price...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"White Deer Run"


Forejazz1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape for mid-October. Greens were fast but fair. My only complaint is the bunkers were not great. Felt like more dirt than sand and there were a lot of small rocks in them. I would expect better conditions on a course of this quality. Overall I had a great time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course!"


jkjkjjk's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

White Deer Runs is beautiful! Challenging layout, but very fair. First time I ever played there and definitely will be back!! I was a little concerned with the houses located throughout the course, but they're set back so there are no issues...VERY NICE!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Lovely course"


Krutzon's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is very challenging with sand traps guarding almost every hole.. The green are very fast but very fair. There is much variety from hole to hole which makes the course fun to play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent course and value!"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was magnificent all throughout and GPS on carts are very accurate.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Wonderful time!!"


u000007368308's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is always in great condition, pace of play in continuous and staff are always helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course and good challenging hole"


john3237475's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. Fun to play but still has its challenges. Recommend you try it you won't be disappointed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"unfriendly staff"


bobberger's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From the head pro/Gm.-Bob Malpede to the check in counter and to the starter--ALL NEED CUSTOMER SERVICE TRAINING! Nobody to take bags from car--give a cart --no welcome to our club. Actually stood at check in , by myself for at least 30 seconds while the guy behind the counter looked at a clipboard, put it away and finally said "yes"! The course is not so special, charging more $$ than other courses; however with a lousy staff, I probably will not return. The GM, who I was told has been there a long time needs an attitude adjustment; it is obvious why his staff are the way they are!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"rushed me. and gave me no warmup opportunity"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I arrived 30 minutes early only to have me rushed thru the back nine and told i needed to start immediately or i would be stuck on the course

Not a good 1st experience. Gave me 0 warmup time even though i arrived 30 minutes early.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"great layout, great price."


uDTFM1906DT's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The only bad part were the sand traps. There are many of them and they need help. Some of the greens were<br/> a little hacked up because people don't want to fix their ball marks? Other than those two minor flaws<br/> this is a great course. For the last minute golfer rate it's<br/> worth the long drive to Vernon Hills.<br/> Will play again soon!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"First Visit to White Deer Run"


Richard5062350's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This is an excellent and challenging track, that is well bunkered. It helped to play with people that were familiar with the course so that I could get pointers on where to hit my tee shots and when to use something other than driver. (The starter staff hooked me up with a great threesome that knew the course well.) The layout is good. The rough it a bit tough. The greens are in great condition and a bit fast compared to most public courses I have played of late. The price for a senior player (over 52) makes it a great deal! I'm headed back there again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Slow play today"


u000006502589's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was difficult to play a five hour round in the high heat. This isn't always the norm. The cart girl was a lifesaver. She was there every few holes with fresh drinks and ice. The course was in impeccable shape except for the sand traps which held water from rain the night before. If you don't mind paying the high price of $80 for a Park District course, it's worth it. I would hold out for the one Golf Now Hot Deal per day offered at $50.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Challenging layout"


Joseph6402378's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play on the back nine was very slow, almost 2 hours 45 minutes - never saw a ranger

Also, some of the bunkers are a little"thin" on sand.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Zach8944816's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Cant see myself paying 75 dollars for a round of golf but the 40 dollar hot deal sold me. Great course, friendly staff, they even wipe down your clubs after 9 and 18. Big fan of the in cart gps and course coverage tablet. Definitely needed the flyover to avoid all the fairway sand.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Just OK"


Hedbz00's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played using a hot deal. For that price it was worth playing. I would not play this course and pay $75. It is not worth that price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course! Feels a little like Florida style."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course can be as challenging as you wish to make it depending on the set of tees<br/> you choose. Nice greens. Would definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"White Deer Run Great Track"


Angelo3605907's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

White Deer Run is a fantastic track. A challenging golf course with some room for forgiveness. Sadly we were cart path only due to the amount of rain the course took in;however, the course was in great shape. If you have a chance I would certainly recommend playing White Deer Run. You will not be disappointed. Thank You White Deer Run for a Fun and challenging day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Esquireps's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this course but was disappointed that we were not informed that the greens had been just aerated making the greens much less than perfect. This information should have been shared at the time I made the tee time reservation. Otherwise, a great experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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