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4.8
Value
3.0
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.0
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 36
Length 3280 yards
Slope 133
Rating 36.2

Previously known as Belmont Golf Club.

Course Details

Year Built 1892
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/11 Closed: 11/12
Architect C.B. Macdonald (1892)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $11
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "The Golf Academy at the Downers Grove Golf Club"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire

Reviews

4.6
5 Reviews (5)
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best 9-holer around

I've played a good number of 9-hole courses in DuPage/Cook area, and this is the best. It's in excellent condition and is quite lovely. Given its old origins, some holes feel like they belong to an earlier era, like the 2 back-to-back short par 4s with sharp right-to-left doglegs, but one you've figured them out, you look forward to playing them the next time. $36 for 9 holes isn't a bargain, but fair enough so that you want to go back again and again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Somewhat Expensive But Great Course

I have played this course for many years. I have always loved the experiences, including the leagues that I have been apart of here. Overall, everything is kept very well. Fairways excellent, rough fair, and I have never had any issues with the greens. Water is an issue on holes 2, 3, 5, 6, 9. I recommend this course to any type of golfer if they are willing to pay a good amount of money to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

December Golf in Chicago

Lucky to catch a warm weekend and get out. Course held up well over the fall. Unfortunately, the ball washers and bunker rakes have all been removed by now. Played in 2 hours and made it in before nightfall.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played

Site is historic, course is not

Here's the skinny - I've been playing this course since 1977. The last decade or so there's nary a blade of grass out of place.....the course is pristine, extremely well maintained, greens have good speed/very smooth and is scenic. The folks in the clubhouse are nice. Although golf has been played on this site since 1892 the course now looks like an overly maintained modern fairly cookie cutter course, multiple tee boxes with some personality but not much. In the early to mid nineties someone put grass killer on one of the original greens and then they mowed all the others and lost all of them. They then tore them up and put down new sod.....and sadly most if not all of the character/slopes of some outstanding old school CB McDonald original greens were lost forever. And the park district had so much money they decided to redesign/reroute a few holes....the "new" par 4 dog leg left 5th hole is completely out of character and far from old school....built a million dollar overlook sky high eighth tee box and moved all of the the ninth tees the right of pond/lake that you used to have to drive over. The site is historic....the course just isn't. It's nice to have a course/range so nearby but when they charge their residents almost $20 to walk and play nine holes that's a bit over the top. As such I only play there once a year (at most). Best time to play is usually weekdays in the early afternoon. Otherwise what should be a 1.5 hour round turns into 2.5 hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Walked

Downers Grove

Great 9 hole track. Interesting layout and a good challenge. Conditioning was good and greens reasonably slippery - especially for this early in the season. The course land was originally site of Chicago Golf Club and I believe even 1 or 2 hole layouts were retained after CGC moved. Great value!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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