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4.1
133 Reviews (133)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
73
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
91.9%
Recommend this course
117 out of 133 reviews
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4.0
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
2
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1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.2
86.7%
Recommend this course
13 out of 15 reviews
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4.1
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
2
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0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.3
88.9%
Recommend this course
16 out of 18 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6693 yards
Slope 129
Rating 72.1

Buffalo Grove Golf Club is an 18-hole municipal course that offers an enjoyable round for players of all skill levels. The gently rolling terrain is covered with mature trees and wetlands, all of which provide challenges on the course. In addition to the natural hazards, there are a few strategically placed bunkers lurking throughout. Accuracy will be helpful when maneuvering the tree-lined fairways but it's not a terribly punishing golf course. There are a few tricky spots, but overall it's a forgiving and player-friendly layout. It's ideal for beginners and also good for a quick and casual round for any skill level. The golf course's affordability is another appealing aspect of the course. Buffalo Grove G.C. also offers a practice facility with a 25-station driving range and pitching and chipping greens.

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Course Details

Year Built 1968
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ken Killian Dick Nugent (1986)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $34
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.1
133 Reviews (133)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Patio Dining 13
Watching the Game 9
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 19
Water Hazards 16
Thick Rough 9
This course/club is great for:
Locals 19
Seniors 14
Walkers 12
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 23
Convenient to the City 13
Worth the Drive 6

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Ok course

The fairways are not well manicured, the greens are also a bit longer than they should be, but the course is otherwise playable. The layout is ordinary with little slope and is curiously punctuated with huge fairway bunkers within driving distance, on multiple holes. Probably a good beginner’s course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

The staff is too rude for me...so many other courses that make you feel like they’re happy to see you & glad you’re there. Not this one at all—this is not the first time I’ve experienced rudeness here but it is definitely the last

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great place for a business outing

Great course with a friendly staff. Brought a large group that was well accommodated. Lexi and Lindsey were great servers! Food is also top notch! Finally, one of our party members lost a phone in a returned cart and the staff worked together via radio and swiftly located it. Strongly recommend for a party!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Another high quality public course

I’m amazed at the quality of the public courses in Chicago. I’m on vacation from Australia This course is just another example. Challenging for the low handicap player & not too difficult for the weekend golfer. I really enjoyed the layout. I’ll be back again for sure

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Pretty course

The course did its best given the very wet conditions we have had. Weather was best in many weeks so it was crowded. Would like to come back on a "normal" day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

great staff, great course

staff really makes this place great - nice little grass range for warmup as well

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

This course has great features

First time playing great experience . Course is maintained and challenging . Staff very friendly

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course!

Fantastic course and staff... travel from Florida amd always make sure we stop by the course to get a round in! Great food, great course and staff makes this a must go to spot!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

All the Basics with a Few Surprises

I have played Buffalo Grove 10+ times over the last few years, and I plan to continue playing it as long as I am in the area. At just under 6,700 yards from the back tees, Buffalo Grove plays longer than most municipal courses in the area. The front 9 is fairly straight-forward, with the only real challenges being a few select small greens and a 210+ yard par 3. It acts as a good warm-up to the back 9, which has a few more obstacles including a long & tight fairway on #10, and water that is waiting to eat up any errant tee shots on 6 of the 9 holes. Course conditions are usually pretty solid, although this week there were a few "ground under repair" areas on the fairways. Greens were in great shape. I make it a point to play here once a year because the course forces you to use every club in your bag and you can usually get out for a decent price.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Solid muni

Always good fun at BG....course plays well for all ages/handicaps. We had a blast with a threesome of single digit, newer teenage player, and a senior citizen who can’t fly it like he used to. The nice sand puts some snazzy country clubs to shame. Greens aren’t the fastest, but roll nicely with minimal bumps and unfixed marks. Cold water plentiful on tees. Snack cart diligently racing between groups. Good overall value.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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