Turtle Run Golf Club

4.7843176471 4.8 stars from 5 (26)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6771 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 72.1
  • Layout

  • 332 E Liberty Ln, Danville, Illinois 61832, Vermilion County
  • (217) 442-8876
  • (217) 442-9079
  • www.turtlerungolfclub.com

Year built: 1970
Architect(s): William J. Spear (1970)
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Blue Grass
Golf Season: Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/30

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: 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
Snapper 72 6771 yards 72.1 127
Boxer 72 6541 yards 71.0 125
Softshell 72 5723 yards 68.8 119
Tortoise (W) 73 5260 yards 71.9 121

Turtle Run Golf Club in Danville, Ill. is known throughout central Illinois for its beautifully maintained conditions, due in no small part to the hardworking grounds crew. The course offers four different tee lengths from Snapper, the longest at 6,771 yards, to the shortest at 5,260 yards, the Tortoise. In keeping with the theme, the other two tees are called Boxer and Softshell. The varying tees allow players of all skill levels to enjoy a challenging but fair game. The interesting mix of holes will have you using every club in your bag. Creeks and streams meander through Turtle Run Golf Club, coming into play on several holes. Mature trees frame the greens, which already demand accuracy to navigate the strategically placed bunkers. In addition to the golf course, there is a practice facility with a driving range and putting and chipping areas to work on your short game.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 26 Reviews
5 stars:
20
4 stars:
5
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

25 out of 26 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for locals entertaining clients   Challenges include bunkers   Great for drinks  

loading...
loading...

Reviews


Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender

mrping09's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you are in this area this is a "CAN'T MISS" course. The staff was great and the course is a real challenge.


Pace of Play: Good

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



u5507283's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u5507283's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
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


"Great course"


u5507283's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a beautiful course! Abundant wildlife and challenging holes. One of our favorite places to play.


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



Terrain2012's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u4475349's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
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: Good


I recommend this course



u211567086's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2017
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



u4475349's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2017
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: Good


I recommend this course



u9759446's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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"


u492849354's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was a little hesitant to drive out to Danville for golf, but i was proved wrong. This course is a beautiful and a real fun play. Will be coming back as soon as possible.


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


"A great layout for all golfers"


mertreed's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

My friends and I have played at Turtle Run Golf Club about 20 times this summer, and it is one of my favorites! The course is very well maintained, the staff makes us feel welcome, and it is a great layout! ....Mert Reed


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


"Rich Z"


razor62's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Play this course quite a bit, one of my favorites. The course is always in great playing condition. Would highly recommend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Greens are great"


Wyke24's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2016
Previously played Used cart Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in good shape with a nice layout. It appears easier than it is because the greens are sneaky fast and difficult. Need to keep the ball on the correct side of the hole.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pleasant round after storm"


GWX's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2016
First time playing Used cart Fair weather

Reviewed on

It's my first experience with this course. Got an unbelievable hot deal from golfnow.com I drove 40min from Champaign only counght in a thunderstorm. The staff was so thoughtfully loaded my set on cart and covered it with rain shield. Have to wait for the storm die in the bar I can oberserve the radar reflection on TV. There was glaring lightning and loud thunder followed. Thanks to the bar my life could have been saved!

When the rain finally faded away I flied my first tee. The fair way is just wide enough to hold my ball with a fade. I found no yardage post like in other courses, so with my P wedge I manuvouered the ball to front of the green. The green was not slowed by the rain. My chipping just leave the ball far back. The putting missed to the low side and a knock in gave me a bogie starting hole.

The following holes I had to negotiate with a secluded creek and scenic water pond. Then the sun broke the cloud when I noticed that every tee box were dedicated with bunch of flowers and a bench provided for rest. In a height of terrain I could please my eyes with several fair ways guarded by tall trees and bushes. Birds song were audible all the time while species of wild animal were in sight from time to time. Air was fresh with faint taste of grass and flower. I definitely visioned turtles sun bathing in the creek cutting through 10th fairway. Having sensed my nearing the bigger one poped head to my way while the young slipping into water.

The round was soon running to the end before I had sunk my only birdie far from the 13th fringe. I lost my direction on the 18th box facing wide terrain. The red flag I drove to was later proved the driving range indicator. I had to fly some tall trees to find fairway. An over calculated club sent the ball back of the green. The double bogie was the best I could close my game.

In conclusion I rated the course 4 star for its lovely course layout, beautiful scenic, rich wild life, friendly but speed green and nice staff. In my point of view, Just more legible marking on yardage and direction would upgrade the course to 5 star.

Centainly an unforgettable golf experience, I will recommend to friends and come back to play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Day of Golf"


u384249036's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Myself and 2 buddies went out early on Saturday Morning and truly enjoyed a great round of golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"We got screwed"


u000006226127's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Let me first say that the course was in great shape and overall a great track. The problem with this course is the management. We showed up for our tee time and had to wait 30 minutes past the tee times for a golf cart. It must have slipped their mind that the course championship was that morning. To make matters worse, there were three foursomes waiting to tee off when we made the turn. Appearantly the course we shut down so that they could do a wedding in front of the 10th tee box. After deciding to just play the front again instead of waiting, we finally finished 6 hours after we tee'd off. Would have a hard time recommending this place after that experience.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Excellent golf course everything was wonderful"


rmohr1946's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything about turtle run was very good fun course and a fair challenge for any level of golfer


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The course has great features"


Jeffrey8080784's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendly staff , very helpful, the course very clean well kept, new carts , a very unexpected surprise for your buck


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A great golf course"


jimrick48's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Monday is a good day to play golf at Turtle Run. I booked in for 3 of us with golfnow. com. I walked into the pro shop 15 minutes earily and the attendent greated us. He looked the printed receipt over and said you are good to go on to the first tee right now. No need to wait for your tee time. We all live close by and play at several city courses, but this is one of the prettiest. You won't go wrong booking this course.


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


"Value. Friendly."


tomkrapu's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course in very good shape. Very friendly staff and players.

Golfing alone, two different foursomes invited me to play through and were very friendly.

18 holes in under 3 (yes, three) hours. Given, it was midday on a Monday.

Wish I lived closer would love to go back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



    Marketing Tools for Golf Course Operators

    • Add a Golf Advisor Rating Badge to Your Website. Get Widget
    • Get a feed with the latest reviews for this course Feed