Bittersweet Golf Club

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4.3
97
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
53
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
92.9%
Recommend this course
92 out of 96 reviews
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4.1
13
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
92.3%
Recommend this course
12 out of 13 reviews
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Average Rating
4.0
15
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
86.7%
Recommend this course
13 out of 15 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6751
Slope 135
Rating 73.3
Type Public
Bittersweet Golf Club in Gurnee, Ill. is ideally situated for a scenic round of golf. The diverse landscape flows seamlessly from lush wetlands to native prairies covered with colorful wildflowers. The layout also winds across a 100-year-old sage meadow and through forests of mature hardwoods, which serve as a home to an abundance of wildlife. Beyond the beautiful scenery, the terrain presents many challenges. The undulating fairways demand accuracy as you hit from multi-tiered tee boxes. Water also comes into play on almost every hole and there's an array of strategically placed bunkers you'll have to avoid. The eighth is the toughest hole on the front nine, a par-4 dogleg right with a lightning fast green. Bittersweet Golf Club's back nine is known for its scenery, which is best displayed on the signature par-5 11th hole, which offers not only a challenge but also a spectacular view from the tee.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6751 yards 73.3 135
Blue 72 6345 yards 71.4 131
White 72 5559 yards 67.8 122
White (W) 72 5559 yards 72.8 128
Red (W) 72 4952 yards 70.0 121
Scorecard for Bittersweet Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.3/135 338 565 196 344 371 148 346 422 516 3246 369 546 403 200 506 420 421 203 437 3505 6751
Blue M: 71.4/131 319 531 169 334 361 126 326 404 485 3055 340 530 363 183 496 376 409 190 403 3290 6345
White M: 67.8/122 W: 72.8/128 298 490 127 323 234 106 309 328 410 2625 329 507 319 145 445 341 360 133 355 2934 5559
Red W: 70.0/121 283 469 93 279 234 76 288 323 402 2447 241 424 289 115 371 290 327 126 322 2505 4952
Handicap 17 1 9 11 7 13 15 3 5 12 2 18 16 10 6 8 14 4
Par 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 36 4 5 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 1 17 7 13 15 11 3 5 14 2 12 18 8 10 6 16 4

Course Details

Year Built 1996
Golf Season Open: 3/15 Closed: 11/15

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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Reviews

4.3
97

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
Patio Dining 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 23
Forced Carries 18
Bunkers 12
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 19
Locals 14
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 13
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 17
Worth the Drive 15
Near Local Attractions 8
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Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

I have played this course many times.

I enjoy playing golf at this course and I visit the course frequently. The course is well maintained but a bit crowded and the pace of playing is hurried. I guess you can't have all.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Complicated coarse, buitiful layout

I enjoyed this coarse. Coarse is complicated, so not good for beginners, get ready to loose some balls

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awesome course, challenging. Bring balls! Fast paced

One thing I love about this course is they make sure course pace is kept. Nothing worse than waiting around for other golfers. Course is a lot of fun, and no hole is the same.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Challenging Yet NOT Fair

Great course if you believe severe punishment is warranted for missing by 10 yards to any direction oh, 70% of the time. Even when it gives you some room to bail out, that area generally slopes towards a hazard of some sort or O.B. One saving grace is the greens are very easy, so good putting could salvage a respectable round.

Ever felt like you hit the ball cleanly on a hole but somehow came away with a bad score? Get ready to feel that way for most of four hours.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Better be hitting your driver well

This course was in pristine condition! I shot terrible because my driver wouldn’t cooperate. If you’re off with your driver, don’t play it. That being said, everything else was perfect from the fairways to the greens! The staff couldn’t be friendlier! The bar area is wonderful! My wife & I had a drink after outside...beautiful!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Great Before The Rain

It was a cold May day but course is in good shape. We cruised around because not many people were playing. Started playing 2nd 18 and rain moved in. Came in after 8 holes and we were given full 18 hole rain check. Staff was very nice. Course is tough but fun. I have played here many times. Great bloody mary at the bar.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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