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3.8
447 Reviews (447)
5 Stars
103
4 Stars
169
3 Stars
102
2 Stars
46
1 Stars
27
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
76.7%
Recommend this course
324 out of 447 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
50 Reviews (50)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
84.0%
Recommend this course
42 out of 50 reviews
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3.9
55 Reviews (55)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
81.8%
Recommend this course
45 out of 55 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6701 yards
Slope 140
Rating 72.8

Klein Creek Golf Club sprawls across acres of rolling prairieland in the western suburbs of Chicago. Trees frame the layout's gentle doglegs and tall prairie grasses border the fairways. It is a golf course that offers both beautiful scenery and a challenging round. Several lakes also dot the landscape, coming into play on almost every hole. The abundant water hazards are often coupled with spacious, intricately designed bunkers that are also usually paired with wood retaining walls. Contoured mounding frames the fairways and greens as well. Klein Creek Golf Club's layout is not easy by any means but it's fair, offering room for error on even the tougher holes with wide fairways and generous landing areas. There are a variety of approach options for the greens as well, providing great risk-reward opportunities.

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Course Details

Year Built 1994
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 12/01
Architect Dick Nugent (1994)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed Soft spikes only
Dress code Appropriate attire including a collared shirt is required. No denim.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Reviews

3.8
447 Reviews (447)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 20
Watching the Game 9
Patio Dining 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 58
Bunkers 49
Narrow Fairways 32
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 33
Locals 23
A Weekend Splurge 9
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 55
Worth the Drive 11
Convenient to the City 6

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Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course layout, and can be so much better

I've played a lot of courses in the Chicagoland area, and Klein Creek's layout is one of the better ones you'll find. The course offers varied layouts for par 3, 4 and 5 holes. There are plenty of opportunities to put your shots in a water hazard, so bring extra balls if you tend to spray your shots. Ample sand traps and decent terrain changes on both fairways and greens offers extra challenge.

The course apparently just replaced the sand in the traps this year. For a public course, these sand traps are some of the best I've played. I'm tired of hitting out of the equivalent of kids' sandboxes like I do at many other courses. These traps are a pleasure to hit from, and offer consistent play. Note that Klein Creek is setting up grass bunker areas, which need to grow in a bit, so the starter advised us to pull balls from grass bunkers.

I liked the fact that the cart paths are cinder/stone and not paved. Many of the paved paths in public courses are not well maintained, these rolled well. The halfway house consists of an outdoor deck area and the food selection was quite good, albeit a bit overpriced. Enjoyed the view over the water and of the 10th tee box.

There were spots along the course where the fairways and rough areas had dead patches, crabgrass, etc. Even a couple of greens looked like they could use some TLC. It's been a tough summer (one of the hottest on record) so with some extra maintenance and a bit more time this course will be an absolute gem.

I found the course to be more slightly more difficult than others in the area, so if you're looking for a challenging track consider Klein Creek.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Conditions were awful

I used to like this course. the staff is friendly and it’s a good layout. but for $70 a round, water your greens at least once a summer. it was absolutely brutal today. burnt out greens. divots all over the fairway. the rough was completely dead. i’ve played $30 courses in better shape.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Renovations are excellent

Kline creek is under new ownership since fall of 2019. The new owner has drastically updated the bunkers probably some of the best sand in the Chicago area, They have remove some bankers which are currently being played as ground under repair and created waste areas out of others. Fairways and greens were in great shape.

The beverage cart passed us numerous times on the course

I was playing as a single paired up with a threesome They did give me my own cart, but originally wanted to charge me for it. I did not think this was right in the era of COVID asking two strangers to ride together. This was the only negative about the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointing

Played here several times in the past.
Seems like they have given up on what was once a well kept course.
Weeds in the sand traps. ( dry hard sand traps).
No wonder they have plenty of tee times available.
Disappointing.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Terrible value!!!

I can’t believe this course gets away charging $70 for 18
Holes. Baffled why people ever play here. I’m not sure if they even have sprinklers. Totally barren. Rock hard, brown grass, old bunkers are crap and new bunkers are not maintained. You can only book your tee time through golf now and pay the convenience fee. We originally booked a 3some. Tried calling at 5pm the night before to add a 4th and pro shop was closed. They filled our foursome with a member and he didn’t even show up. I can’t stress enough how terrible this course is. I did not have fun. The food at the turn is good, I’ll give them that. $70 is an outrageous price. I Wouldn’t pay more than 40 to play there. Such an awful course and I will never go back. Also the maintenance staff was mowing the course Saturday at 11am??? Never seen that before. Staff is More worried about taking carts in parking lot than they are about properly maintaining the course. DO NOT PLAY HERE GO SOMEWHERE ELSE

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

See improvements trending in right direction

Course still needs upgraded maintenance but in much better condition than 2 yrs ago. Actually Hate Course Layout, but that is my problem, not the course. Must make smart club selections to shoot a good score...
Pro Shop, Grill, Outside venue has been major upgraded and all staff was A+.
If new owners continue to keep upgrading facilities and course, I’ll be back more to learn to play smarter.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Better than a year ago but still in need of a lot of work

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Narrow and Challenging

First timer at Klein Creek and I really enjoyed it. The layout was fun, especially with so many difficult par 4s. They are replacing some bunkers and the course is still under some maintenance, but it was a great track. It seems dried out so the fairways and greens playing so fast added another challenge to an already tricky course design. Would definitely play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Completely Redone!

Much different from years past.... New carts, manicured course, new restaurant and pier area that has greatly impacted the after golf experience. Staff was super friendly & helpful & the food was delicious! If you played here in years past, I highly suggest you come back and take a look at the changes!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Solid Track, Tough Challenge

Staff was very nice. Course very challenging even from the white tees. Hard fairways with BIG and sometimes unpredictable bounces, and hard and fast greens made it very difficult. Could soften things up a bit so its not so punitive - even on good shots (or I could play better). Overall a nice find.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great track

Course in good shape, new management improved sand traps with whit sand. In general greens where true. Staff were friendly and outside grill is nice

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens not good

Greens in horrible condition don’t think they water the course at all

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Parking lot fairways

I figured with all the renovation and new ownership they would have been better, but I couldn’t of been more wrong.

I’m not sure if they just never use the sprinklers or water they’re greens/fairways at all. The ground was so hard a fairway shot I had literally took a chunk out of my club head.

Trust me I enjoy a firm challenging course but when this was more comparable to a mall parking lot. Save yourself the stress and headache and just pay the extra 10 bucks for a different course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First Time

Not a real long track, but great layout and challenging mix of holes. Friendly staff too. I would definitely come back. Great job Klein Creek team!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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