Cary Country Club

3.7236294118 3.7 stars from 5 (143)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6135 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 74.5
  • Layout

  • 2400 Grove Ln, Cary, Illinois 60013, Mc Henry County
  • (847) 639-3161
  • (847) 639-9515
  • www.carycountryclub.com

Year built: 1922
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Blue Grass
Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/15

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White (W) 72 6135 yards 74.5 126
White 72 6135 yards 69.0 119
Red (W) 76 5535 yards 71.5 120

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 143 Reviews
5 stars:
32
4 stars:
66
3 stars:
31
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

120 out of 142 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for locals seniors beginners   Challenges include elevation changes thick rough undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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Steven9337426's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



uKRSI4335KR's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun in the Sun"


roy3752's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The golf course is in great shape and you should head out to Cary Country Club when you can. It is very enjoyable and the greens are in excellent shape. The entire course was in excellent shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Don't Let the Drive In Fool You..."


JBlissed's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

While driving in, you're a bit skeptical as to where you may have just booked... as you weave in and out of an older neighborhood and alongside a chain-linked fence - but I assure you, the views once you're out on the course make up for all of it.

The elevation changes are unlike most courses you'll play in Illinois, which makes for a an entirely new experience to most natives around the state.

Overall, I loved the course! It was pretty simplistic and straight forward, so all golfers should feel very invited.

The staff in the Pro Shop and in the Grill were phenomenal. Unfortunately, in terms of food offerings, it was very limited.

I will definitely be back to play again... looking forward to doing so in the fall when all the leaves begin changing colors!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course



"Nice place to play"


nicholasvalenti1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was very pleased with this golf course, it was a nice and pleasant place to play. I will definitely play there again. The only negative is that it was a little shaggy.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Rewards issue"


Senen6850191's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is okay.

I booked this tee time and used my reward Promo Code 9BZvjV5K2. How come the total discount is only $2.49 and not $10 as stated in my reward points? I'm confused, how can I get my $10 reward?

Senen Villamor


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Cary Country Club on 06/25/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us. We apologize for any confusion or misunderstanding regarding your recent reservation and redeeming your rewards. It sounds as though you booked your round with us through GolfNow, therefore, these rewards are only applicable towards Hot Deal tee times and convenience fees. If you have any questions regarding your GolfNow rewards or GolfNow reservations in the future, please visit https://memberships.golfnow.com/faqs/#5a9049535f0f0 or contact 1 (800) 767-3574. We value your feedback and hope to welcome you back for another round soon.<br/>


u353154136's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Mike8450342's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf now fee plus fee at the club house were terrible


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Cary Country Club on 05/03/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to review your experience with us, we truly appreciate your feedback and will certainly pass it along to our team. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back to the 5-star experience that you deserve.

"Oh Boy"


dangarramone's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff was nice and we took a few pictures on top of a couple scenic bluffs. That’s about it. Poorly maintained, annoying blinds shots, bad greens. The greens are ridiculous. Just about every put was unduly undulating and with “cement “for the surface of all the greens a three footer would run 5 feet past if not more. Our round was not enjoyable. We almost walked off. The course is bad.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Cary Country Club on 04/30/2018:

Hello, thank you for reviewing our course, Cary Country Club. We're very sorry to hear you may have had a poor customer experience with us recently, and we appreciate your feedback so we may work on improvements for your future experience with us. Thank you for choosing our course in the Mc Henry County area, and we hope to see you again soon.


Steven9337426's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"good course"


Mflis's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

cary is always a fun time with nicely kept fairways and great rolling greens. the course is pretty open with its challenges on some holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"late February golf in Chicageland area"


georgedertz1759's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

60 degree day end of Feb. no snow on ground . Perfect golf weather . Never played CCC , got a great price on golfnow and tried it out . Course employees were very friendly and accommodating . Course was in great shape considering time of year . Carts were allowed out , which was great , course has many elevated tees and greens . Will definitely go there again , when its warm and green . Will be a scenic course when spring arrives . Thought it was great in Feb , I know it will be that much better in real golf weather


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Hidden Gem"


gaf555's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

I have played here several times. I like the great views and the rolling hills on some of the holes. Course was in great shape and the greens truly rolled. Staff is also very accommodating. I will return


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



wildezeus1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



ykkwon's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"No compensation"


u1699573's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No. 3 to 5 holes were closed due to heavy rain previous day. It would be good if I could play other possible 3 holes instead, to play in total 18 holes. There were few people playing in the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Pleasant Easy Old Schooler"


HOTSPOTTS's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Illinois Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

First time at Cary. Had avoided because it doesn't seem to get too much press and because they routinely charge $50 or more to play on the weekend. This is a $30 to $35 course at the very most. Don't get me wrong it's fun to play with unexpected elevated tee shots and uphill approach shots but it's just not the type of course I'd want to play more than once a year. It's not an overly taxing track for even a mid handicapper...the front nine seems pretty short/sporty but does have 3 Par 5's. Cary CC kind of lulls you to sleep until you reach the finishing holes namely the 14th thru 17th.....16 and 17 play as 420 plus par 4 beasts. Course was in decent shape....they have already micro aerated for the season and the greens were rolling very well most slope back to front typical old school. Appeared to be well maintained even with the flood damage that occurred earlier this summer. No range, no water jugs on the course just water bottles at the 1st and 10th. Dated clubhouse with locker room/showers. Average to above average prices for beverages. All in all we had a nice day and it is a pleasant place.....solid 3 stars....recommended maybe once a year if you can get on for a good price ($31 hot deal was a fair price)....without the hot deal I'll elect to go elsewhere.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from Cary Country Club on 10/06/2017:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Cary Country Club, and for the 3-stars. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed playing our golf course, specifically the elevated tee shots and uphill approach shots. It also sounds like the greens were in great shape when you played, so we are happy to hear that. Your feedback is greatly appreciated, especially regarding the value of each round. Thank you for choosing to play our course, in the Chicago area, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"This course is unique, good value"


Randy8807984's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I like this course. It has a good set up with some very challenging holes, especially the par 3s.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Height adjustment"


u000004795430's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging course, definitely coming back to adjust my choice of clubs on the downhill and uphill holes


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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