Heritage Bluffs Public Golf Club

4.6139470588 4.6 stars from 5 (44)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7171 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 74.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $17
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7171 yards 74.1 138
Black 72 6617 yards 71.6 132
Silver 72 6038 yards 69.1 125
Silver (W) 72 6038 yards 74.5 132
Copper 72 5035 yards 69.0 120

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 44 Reviews
5 stars:
30
4 stars:
11
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

41 out of 44 reviews


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"Jim and Jimmy from Chicago"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played on 32 degree day with Cary cover and heater. Very comfortable. Great round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather 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: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent shape. One of the best park district courses around. Beautiful layout and very challenging. Especially number 18, one of the toughest finishing holes around.


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


"Fantastic course"


u000007081209's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course that I haven't played in 10 years. Still great.

The Layout is really nice and every hole is interesting and challenging in its own right. No compromises at the bluff.

You'd never know a great course sits behind the very plain and rural clubhouse. They take care of this course. Kinda like all these things.

Right off interstate 55 and worth the trip. Get out play this course!!


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


"Aerating on 10/9 and 10/10 play it prior!!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

I had avoided Heritage Bluffs after a very bad experience with putting conditions last year and early this year. With fall rates the course is now "affordable" and worth a play. A really nice well designed Nugent track with interesting green complexes. Overall course conditions are very good and the greens while slightly slow and sometimes a bump or two are in very good playing shape which was nice to see. Highly recommend you play the course prior to aeration next week Monday/Tuesday....otherwise recommend you wait until next season. Range, water jugs on course and a decent clubhouse no shower facilities. Beverage prices are average and the men's restroom is always filthy and smells like a barn. All in all we had a very nice day...with a light tee sheet the course moved along rather well. When crowded 5 hour rounds are normal. A solid 4 stars and the folks are always welcoming....a solid $35 to $40 course and normally the rates are much higher than that.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


repomanmike's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great Course layout, challenging and beautiful. Greens were rolling true, but speeds were inconsistent from hole to hole. Pace of play was awesome, Tee'd off at 845 and was done by noon. The bar has a great selection of beer including crafts. The practice range could be better but it is sufficient for warm ups before your round. I felt the practice green rolled faster then the course greens so beware....A must play if you have never, i highly recommend!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great value with Golf Now"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The price of playing this course has crept up in the past few years ($71). It has been high enough that that we have stayed away and played other courses we feel are justified for similar prices. The hot deal for today at $51 was a great deal and well worth the price. The course was in great conditionand I have always loved putting on the greens.as they are very true.

I am sure to be back again as I try to play at least a couple times a year..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Pace of play"


u977338513's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. 4:45 too slow pace of play. Saw ranger only once on 2nd tee


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u384537454's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Heritage Bluffs just keeps getting better"


mcarlson0522's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2017
Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Heritage Bluffs is one of my favorite golf courses bar-none. Played today (July 7th 2017) and with the long streak of dry days and some thrown in rain storms the course couldn't look much better. Maybe somebody could chime in with my question. Heritage sprayed their greens with the off green spray paint which makes the course look great. I've seen courses that overdo the green spray and it looks goofy. However, props to the greens keeper and the staff for making this track look excellent. They are still keeping the greens fees down, paid 50 bucks at high noon on a Friday in July. Really, wow that still is a steal for the type of golf course. Great layout, great facilities, great layout, and very fun course to play. Keep up the great work.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"One of the Best Tracks in Chicagoland"


DHaab's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I've played Heritage Bluffs about 8 times over the past 4 or 5 years and it never disappoints. It's one of the best designed courses in the area and is always in pristine condition. The other great part of playing this course is it's far enough out that you many times will see a deer walking thru the course or a hawk flying over head, which is always a treat for me. Also, the people working at the course are always very nice and helpful. I highly recommend this course!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good challenge, great attitude"


Larry6421008's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greeting by staff was hearty and helpful.

Sculpted holes made you think about club selection.

Greens, fairways and tees maintained well above average for public course.

Will be back and bring friends.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Always a great course."


Eric5906777's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always love Heritage Bluffs. Great layout. Challenges all clubs in the bag. Great condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A hidden gem"


u611296693's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has a good mix of moderate to difficult holes. It is well maintained and worth the green fee. It has been designated a keeper with my golfing buddies.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Heritage Bluffs a hidden gem"


u000006600143's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Heritage Bluffs is a great course and a hidden gem. Challenging but fair, nice course layout. It is very well maintained, the grounds crew here has done a great job. Staff here were exceptional. The greens play fast and true.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Love this course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is beautiful, well-maintained and a good challenge for a decent golfer without being overly difficult.


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


"Great course!"


Matthew9702946's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Heritage Bluffs is such a great course. Challenging, fair, interesting layout. It was in great shape too. Well worth the drive to play here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Jim1527237's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beauty in my backyard!"


u8131452's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I absolutely love this course. It's amazing to me considered its part of the park district. A tad pricey at $70 a round with a cart. Finding hotdeals on GolfNow is few and far between. Yet I spend the $70 on a regular basis. Haven't found a nicer staff yet, especially the ever so gracious starter. It truly is a hidden gem, tucked away into rolling hills and trees. I still have a different experience every round I play. If you've not played here yet? I'd definitely suggest you do!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



chrisb1958's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course and the staff was very friendly. Teed off at 7am and pretty much had the course to ourselves and the grounds crew.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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