Carriage Greens Country Club

3.5919470588 3.6 stars from 5 (193)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6395 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 71.1
  • Layout

  • 8700 Carriage Greens Dr, Darien, Illinois 60561, Du Page County
  • (630) 985-3400, (630) 985-9280
  • (630) 985-6273
  • www.carriagegreens.com

Year built: 1976
Type: Public
Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/01

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6395 yards 71.1 129
White 72 5984 yards 69.4 125
Green 70 5014 yards 64.6 114
Green (W) 70 5014 yards 68.5 118

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 193 Reviews
5 stars:
36
4 stars:
64
3 stars:
50
2 stars:
23
1 stars:
20

recommend this course

142 out of 191 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals seniors walkers   Challenges include bunkers narrow fairways water hazards   Great for drinks 19th hole specials dinner  

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Reviews


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"Not a must play"


Hackamungus's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played early in the season so course not in great shape but the 9th hole was under construction. In addition no starter so people weren’t grouped and therefore slow play.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Carriage Greens Country Club on 04/16/2018:

We apologize for the slow pace of play, but we do hope you join us for the 2018 season when we kick it into high gear!


u759760694's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Carriage Greens Country Club on 04/11/2018:

Please, do not hesitate to give us more detailed feedback on your negative experience at the course so we may build on it.



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Carriage Greens Country Club on 04/11/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star rating!

"Lou"


Matthew1297081's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great time at Carraige. Thanks for all the help Lou


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


Response from Carriage Greens Country Club on 04/11/2018:

We're glad you had a great time at Carriage Greens Country Club! We hope to see you again this season.

"Pre season"


Mike1534961's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Winter golf-course was soaked-not their fault, just glad to get out before it snowed again. Very friendly staff. Will play again in the spring when conditions are better.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Carriage Greens Country Club on 04/11/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review! We look forward to seeing you out there again this Spring.

"HIDDEN GEM!"


u000003956645's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape even this early in the golf season. Course has some neat holes, not cookie cutter and price is great.

Cannot wait to play it again!!


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


Response from Carriage Greens Country Club on 04/11/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review! We are glad you enjoyed your round and were able to come out this time of year. We're looking forward to your next round with us this season!

"Good shape for this time of year"


MikeV55's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2018
Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played on 2/27/18. Course was in good shape for this time of year, especially with all the rain we have had. It was cart paths only, but we still finished in 4 hours. Greens were in really good shape. Obviously there are changes going on there - cart paths being fixed and a temporary green on number 9. The new green for number 9 looks like it will be a fun hole to play when it is finished. The long par 4's are challenging - and look out for those creeks! The Pro shop wasn't open yet, but everything was handled through the bar. Staff was friendly and we got out right on time. We'll definitely be back when the season really starts.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Carriage Greens Country Club on 04/11/2018:

Thank you for your feedback. We're glad you were able to play in February and look forward to more this year!

"Probably nice at one time"


Desi4290524's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

I have played here a handful of times. Pro shop is worn and bare bones. Restaurant seems out of the late 70s. I can imagine this was once a nice centerpiece to a new neighborhood development. Now, the houses are above average but the course is worn out and the employees are rude. Lots of broken pavement on cart paths (and in parking lot) mean a jarring ride. Everything else is average at best. And to top it off, the employees are very rude. You will not be greeted and have to seek out their attention as if you are doing them a favor by asking to play there! In all fairness, it was probably a better place to work years ago. Lots of better options out there IMHO.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Not first time here definitely the last time"


Mardds's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You probably will enjoy your round more if you find a field and dig 18 holes. It's a trip back to the 1970s you don't want to go on. The guy running the place is the single worst golf course employee if ever seen.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Fun course"


u185210676's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging par 3’s, narrow fairways, par 4 and 5’s that are fun to play. Nice Course that I will play again and recommend for novice players


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Carriage Greens Country Club on 11/15/2017:

Thank you for the great review! We are glad you find this course challenging for all levels.

"Ready for fall golf"


u285601470's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in very good shape and ready for play. One new green under construction, be careful to drive for the temporary green on the right, and not the practice putting green on the left. Do remember this is not Mistwood, or Bollingbrook, so it's not challenging buts its maintained, and is a pleasant course, with a few opportunities to play a draw or slice to your advantage on the doglegs. Option to bring water into play, or avoid it if you choose. That is with the exception of a few creeks that'll swallow you ball if you don't plan your shots.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Carriage Greens Country Club on 11/01/2017:

Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review! We are sure our golfers will appreciate your feedback on the course. Come play again soon!

"Course condition"


Nickcost's avatar
Age:  65+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We have played this course a few year ago and was not happy with the condition.This year we have played this course several time and have been very impressed with the excellent condition of this golf course. What a change .Will be playing this course again many times.

The one change I would recommend would be to give senior golfers a better break with the tee boxes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Carriage Greens Country Club on 10/12/2017:

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are glad you decided to give the course another shot and ended up having a great experience. We look forward to your next visit!

"A nearby gem"


michaelmarek's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Carriage Greens has a reputation for being an ill kempt overplayed course.. I played midweek and was pleasantly surprised that its anything but.. this near western suburb track is ideally located near I-55 and has a layout on some holes could easily be on the tour with a little bit of work.. would definitely recommend and play again...I hope the the owner keeps up t he improvements as I think they will pay off at which they should rebrand the name


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Carriage Greens Country Club on 10/12/2017:

We are glad you described Carriage Greens Country Club as a "gem." We appreciate the recommendation!

"Will play again"


RJGRANGER's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Better than I expected for the price. Willing to give the new management a chance to breathe some freshness into the course. I will definitely play it again.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Carriage Greens Country Club on 10/04/2017:

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you found value in the course, and we look forward to your next round soon.

"Great day of golf"


Lbpiers's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape considering the drought we have been in and we moved along with no problems.


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


Response from Carriage Greens Country Club on 10/02/2017:

Thank you for the terrific review! We are glad you found the course in good condition. Come play again soon!


u1825893's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Second time I've played here in the past week. Course is in good shape. Course is very forgiving for a novice golfer such as myself. I will be playing this course a lot in the future.


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


Response from Carriage Greens Country Club on 10/02/2017:

Thank you for the 5-star review! We are glad you came back for a second round, and we hope for much more in the future!

"Surprisingly good maintenance"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

A $16 hot deal (with fee) got me out to this track that I've long ignored for over a decade. Back then it was extremely doggy/poor conditions and it's just not the type of layout that beckons you to come back to it again and again. With a light tee sheet and proper rate of $30 or less (that's the max I'd ever ever pay to play this place)....but when crowded along with high handicappers no thanks....because this should be a course you can and should be able to play in well under 4 hours. They had just aerated the greens that morning (medium holes) but had also rolled and double cut them. Expecting the worst I was surprised that the greens still had extremely good speed and weren't as bumpy as anticipated. That being said when they do sand the greens and fill the holes in the next few days I expect greens won't be up to snuff until next season. Course is extremely tight in some areas - the 1st fairway might be 20 yards wide in the landing area. Lack of rain so it was playing hard and fast but the fairways had definition and decent grass. Rough was hit or miss but kept at a decent length. Sand traps are basically dust but they were maintained except for lazy golfers not raking. No range, water jugs on course, a really dated clubhouse and locker room facilities. The course itself just isn't that inspiring and mainly flat. The Par 4 3rd hole requires a huge draw tee shot and most times you're over 200 yards out or if you hit it through the fairway long or right you' could be blocked by the maintenance bldg. 6th and 8th holes are par 4 440 yard beasts. Several smaller greens and some have lost their size over the years so they are even smaller. The 9th and 16th holes have lost their back tee boxes so houses don't get peppered with errant tee shots. The back nine is short and sporty but the 17th is a solid par 4 requiring an accurate tee shot between towering oaks to a 20 yard wide fairway and nice inifinity uphill approach. All in all it's a place I'd recommend if you want to tune up your short iron game. The conditions again were surprisingly very good but when the area gets heavy rains this course does get pretty swampy. A solid 3 stars plus....I was expecting to give it less prior to play but can't.....they have put a lot of work into improving the conditions and there's something to be said about that absent of a less than inspiring routing and design.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Carriage Greens Country Club on 09/27/2017:

We appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. We are glad you found value in the course. We will look into some of the concerns you raised, but we are glad you recognized the improvements we've made. We hope you give us another shot soon.


u399966207's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has been going through some

Positive improvements.

The greens are in the best condition in 25 Years

It’s over all course conditions have improved greatly

This year.

The 19 hole the sand trap is a great bar restaurant

Perfect way to end the round with a cold one and a bite

To eat.

JB.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Carriage Greens Country Club on 09/27/2017:

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you noticed the improvements we've made. Come play again soon!

"Awesome condition"


Matthew1297081's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I’ve been playing here for years. This course has never been in such great condition!! Greens are awesome. Fairways cut tight tight.. I’m very impressed. This course has never looked and played so well.. Props to the head greens keeper. He is definitely killing it!!

Can’t wait to go back..very impressed!!


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


Response from Carriage Greens Country Club on 09/27/2017:

Thank you for the great 5-star review! We appreciate your continued loyalty to the course over the past few years. We look forward to your next round soon!


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