Crab Orchard Golf Club

4.1779647059 4.2 stars from 5 (33)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6420 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 71.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 70 6420 yards 71.0 129
Blue 70 6136 yards 69.0 121
White 70 5844 yards 68.2 114
Gold 70 5264 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 71 5058 yards 68.2 109

Crab Orchard Golf Club originally opened in 1959, but in order to keep up with modern courses, it has seen many beneficial changes over the years. Though the design of the layout has fluctuated, Crab Orchard is known among locals for consistently offering superb conditions. The scenic golf course features lush fairways winding through stands of mature oak trees. Water hazards come into play on half of the holes and the small greens have subtle breaks, which can make them difficult to read. The golf course is quite formidable from the championship tees but the forward and middle tees make it approachable for all skill levels. In addition to the course, a popular feature at Crab Orchard is the large driving range which boasts target greens and a practice bunker.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 33 Reviews
5 stars:
9
4 stars:
16
3 stars:
6
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

31 out of 33 reviews


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Reviews


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u000008009536's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great experience"


u885736488's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
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Reviewed on

Awesome course and friendly staff. Will definitely play again!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Value on very good course."


u5278712's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

GolfNow check in process worked awesome for a great value on a round of golf at a very good golf course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Not bad for the price"


u000006416344's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
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Reviewed on

I've played this course for years. While it's still in fairly descent shape it's not what it once was. The greens have always been great and the fairways are usually beautiful as well , they seemed to be a little sparse but still pretty good. The staff hasn't ever been the best but you learn to deal with that , pay your money and go play. All in all if your playing the hot deal for $13.00 plus $3.00 booking fee $16.00 is a heck of a deal but I wouldn't pay much more to play it when you can play Hickory Ridge for $25.50 tax title license , Hickory is second to none in southern Illinois. If you haven't played there you owe it to yourself. If your tired of playing flat , str8 holes. Go play Hickory


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


u1675763's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
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Reviewed on

Nice 18 home course. Driving range is a plus. Friendly staff and cold beverages!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u760447854's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really like the layout of this course. The fairways were in really good shape. You could tell that time and effort had been put into this course getting it ready for spring play!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great fall golf"


Michael1985038's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2016
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Course conditions were excellent. However, the greens were just punched and there was a lot of sand so the greens were crazy slow. Unfortunately the greens were not cut in the morning we played so that added to the slow speed. Pace was great and we played in 3 hours and the price was great. Will play again !


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/24/2016

Thanks for the positive comments. Just wanted to touch base about the slower greens following the aerification. That process requires quite a lot of sand. The day you played, we had a heavy dew and the sand was sticking to the bed knives/reels rendering a cut almost useless. It is one of the side effects of aerification which is necessary for good putting surfaces. Come back out sometime and try them at their normal speed.


"Great Course Considering Hot Conditions"


Nicholas1297086's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways and tees were perfect. Maintenance was out in the middle of afternoon watering greens to keep them from drying out. Fun and challenging holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good


I recommend this course


"Very nice course"


Michael4416972's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2015
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Reviewed on

Great mix of short and long holes. A lot of risk/reward holes and you need to hit the fairway. Greens are in nice condition with lots of slopes to contend with. If you miss in the wrong spot, saving par will be tough.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The course was in great shape !!!"


pastor33's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2015
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Reviewed on

It was a very hot day we played, and the tee boxes to greens were great !! We will definitely be back, Thanks !!! Great value !!!


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


"Great Greens"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

A great experence. The staff went out of there way to be friendly. the greens were remarkable and consistent. the sand in the bunkers was great (yes I was in a couple).


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:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun course"


u001367188's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course. Nice people. Interesting and challenging holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Staff"


Jennifer6575167's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2015
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Reviewed on

The staff was incredibly accommodating. Had a great day - even with the brief rainstorm!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Crab orchard"


Mbenns77's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2015
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Reviewed on

Nice course. The only slow thing was the foursome in front of us, and no one else but us behind us. I wish they had Mountain Dew though.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice day out"


jrcx2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall good course for the area Rough around the edges


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very Smooth Greens"


uPDMD6329PD's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

While the course was very wet, cart path only, the greens were very smooth and rolled very well.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Crab orchard"


Tony8451635's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were the best part of this course. They rolled very well. The tee boxes were good, it was wet out so a lot of the boxes were off limits. Fairways were still dormant since i played in early March so they were hard to judge. The best part was the value. I played for $11 plus tax. Can't beat that. Totally worth it for that value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Scenic views"


u208620849's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

we loved this course! The greens were challenging but fun. All levels of playing ability could play this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"relaxed & friendly atmosphere"


u588749435's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2014
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Reviewed on

Check is was easy & quick! Spacing between play was perfect to where we never had to wait.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great golf"


threeputs1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great round of golf and all the staff was outstanding


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



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