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3.0
37 Reviews (37)
5 Stars
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2 Stars
9
1 Stars
7
Conditions
2.8
Value
4.0
Layout
3.4
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
2.7
66.4%
Recommend this course
23 out of 37 reviews
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3.6
10 Reviews (10)
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0
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.3
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
80.0%
Recommend this course
8 out of 10 reviews
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3.6
13 Reviews (13)
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Conditions
3.1
Value
4.2
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
76.9%
Recommend this course
10 out of 13 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6409 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
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Burnham Woods Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1923
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Stanley Pelchar

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

3.0
37 Reviews (37)
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Potential

This course is showing lots of potential. Greens are small but great. Fairway needs some improvement, need to clear leaves. Hard to locate your ball when its not in the fairway.
Keep up the good work Reggie.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
b02ee4d9-2ff7-5b6a-a224-17f516877244
Commented on 08/20/2019

Thank you for your kind words and review. We are working hard to ensure that our course conditions provide for an enjoyable, yet challenging round. We hope to see you back again soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
b02ee4d9-2ff7-5b6a-a224-17f516877244
Commented on 08/20/2019

Thank you for your feedback. We take your opinion seriously, and are working everyday to improve the customer experience. If you have a specific area that you were dissatisfied with, please meail us at info.burnhamwoods@forestpreservegolf.com. Thank you.

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

Reggie in pro shop is awesome

My wife and I played a quick 9 here. Our first time there. Nice enough course. Green are small and fast. Talked with Reggie after our round and he seems to be righting the ship. Good man! Hope to play again soon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
b02ee4d9-2ff7-5b6a-a224-17f516877244
Commented on 08/20/2019

Thanks for your review, Raymond! Reggie is a great employee and we are so glad that you think so too! Hope to see you back again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pleasant Surprise

I played this course a few years back and was not overly impressed with the condition. Today was different. The fairways were freshly groomed and the greens were in very good shape. On this course, you must keep the ball in the fairway. failure to do so will add strokes to your round.

The staff was extraordinary and everyone I encountered seemed genuinely happy to have me as a guest.

Well done

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

Good value course puts forth effort to be greag

I’m in Chicago for the summer, and have played a few of the local courses so far. This is my third time at Burnham Woods, and they have made every effort to make the course acomodable to players. The first couple times it was an alright course, but they had a few spots of weeds and growth that was just too long, and you were sure to lose a few balls. They’ve since manicured the entire course it seems. I’m a college student, and shoot in the nineties, so if you’re looking for PGA level amenities you won’t get that. However, if you are looking to play a nice round without a hitch that’s easy on the wallet, can’t recommend a better place. The rough has been cleaned up FAR better than any other “value” course around here ($25-$35 for 18). No remarkable holes really, but you will be able to get just about every club in your bag out, with a couple 500+ yard par 5s. Friendly staff, no complaints there. If you’re looking for a relaxing round that challenges, but doesn’t frustrate you I would highly recommend this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not Well Maintained

The greens had just been aerated which can be expected for this time of year, but the rest of the course was in terrible shape. None of the course looked like it had been mowed in several weeks. The grass on the tee boxes and the fairways was as tall as the ball and the rough was ankle deep.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Used cart
Pace Excellent
b02ee4d9-2ff7-5b6a-a224-17f516877244
Commented on 06/03/2019

Thanks for your review. We value your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice course. Only issues I had were the rough being a little too long and a lot of leaves making it very difficult to locate your ball.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
b02ee4d9-2ff7-5b6a-a224-17f516877244
Commented on 08/20/2019

Thanks for your 4 star review and feedback. At times, rain and weather can make it challenging for us to mow the rough. While it's not our intention to make it play overly difficult, we sometimes need to make the decision not to cut it in order to not risk damaging our equipment or the grass itself. We appreciate your patience as we work through that. Thank you.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
2.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
b02ee4d9-2ff7-5b6a-a224-17f516877244
Commented on 06/03/2019

Thanks for your review. We hope to see you again soon!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course need improvements, but good value

My wife and I played 18 in about four hours today. The course was in rough shape, with some very dry and burnt spots. The clubhouse staff was awesome and efficient, which made for a great start to the day. The one thing I would suggest would be moving the women’s tees up to shorten the course. We enjoy playing courses that give my wife the chance to score. The motto of the PGA is to “play up”, and it would be great to see a shorter set of tees available.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Dry dusty muni

A park district course that is a poor distant cousin of George Dunne. Dry dusty barely maintained fairways. Greens did appear to be watered though and were decent. No rangers to speak of. Hit a wall on the 11th tee where there were 4 groups on the same hole and it was slow going the rest of the round. Bare bones facilities. Cheap but you get what you pay for.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great Bang for the buck!

Much improved, new golf carts, nice greens.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

hidden gem

Burnham Woods is a course that isn't crowded, at least during the week, but it's a great layout and Billy Casper golf keeps it in pretty good condition. There had been some heavy rainfall two days before we played, but the course drained very well, for the most part. I would highly recommend this course, as well as the other south side courses, Joe Louis the champ and River Oaks, both Cook County Forest Preserve courses.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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