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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 7149 yards
Slope 137
Rating 74.7
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7149 yards 74.7 137
White 72 6681 yards 72.7 132
Green 72 6374 yards 71.3 129
Gold 72 6097 yards 70.0 126
Burgundy 72 5714 yards 68.6 122
Burgundy (W) 74 5714 yards 73.6 136
Silver 72 5354 yards 66.8 118
Silver (W) 74 5354 yards 71.4 131
Scorecard for Exmoor
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: 74.7/137 543 441 401 454 192 518 363 211 397 3520 439 576 184 371 174 573 444 434 409 3604 7124
White M: 72.7/132 527 428 380 432 167 486 350 185 371 3326 424 528 142 361 157 528 407 426 382 3355 6681
Green M: 71.3/129 507 411 370 423 158 471 341 153 352 3186 414 478 135 353 144 499 377 414 374 3188 6374
Gold M: 70.0/126 494 367 367 420 146 468 290 149 348 3049 411 443 119 332 136 496 368 411 332 3048 6097
Burgundy M: 68.6/122 W: 73.6/136 487 316 273 341 142 460 285 145 331 2780 410 440 116 329 131 410 360 409 329 2934 5714
Silver M: 66.8/118 W: 71.4/131 457 316 273 341 142 410 285 145 331 2700 293 440 116 329 131 410 303 303 329 2654 5354
Handicap 17 3 5 1 11 15 7 13 9 4 10 18 16 14 12 2 6 8
Par 5 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 36 4 5 3 4 3 5 4 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 3 9 13 1 17 5 11 15 7 10 2 18 8 16 12 4 14 6

Course Details

Year Built 1896
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 5/01 Closed: 11/01

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

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4.8
2 Reviews (2)
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Handicap 5-9
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Exmoor CC - Awesome Historic Chicago North Shore Club!

The Good: Exmoor CC, one of the most prestigious clubs in the North Shore Chicago suburbs and inaugural course in the Western Golf Association, is an original design from Donald Ross and restored in 2003 by Ron Pritchard; layout has Ross' traditional awesome bunkering and shell greens. Excellent Par 5's and interesting Par 3's. Fantastic course conditions and perfect greens are the highlight. The clubhouse is very impressive and looks like the White House from afar when you are playing the course. Several on-course comfort stations with staff that provide snacks and drinks. Nice driving range and several putting/short game areas. Staff is top-notch and provide a great experience.

The Bad: If there is a knock on the design, its that the Par 4's don't have that much variety and there is a lack of doglegs. Driving range doesn't have yardages. The men's locker room is a little outdated compared to the rest of the beautiful clubhouse.

The Verdict: Exmoor CC is a Top 5 Chicago area course that I've played. The view from the clubhouse porch is absolutely amazing and representative of the historic club.

Best Hole: The Par 5 6th is an awesome double dog-leg hole that requires a draw off the tee and then a cut approach to avoid a series of sand traps.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Definitely Worth a Round, for the Greens Alone

Being a very old (1896) private club in Chicago, it is not easy to get on, but as you'd expect, the course is in phenomenal shape and the amenities (huge clubhouse) are very impressive. Keep in mind I played the course in a scramble for which I did not pay, so I can't attest to the pace of play or value for the money.

Positives: great Donald Ross design features (multi-tiered rectangular greens), great bunkering, and the most pure greens I've ever putted on. There wasn't a blemish to be seen. The whole course was in terrific shape. And very nice practice facility.

Negatives: A lot of holes seem to duplicate the others. I have a hard time going back through my round and finding a true "signature" hole. Very few doglegs, almost every par 4 is dead straight. I felt like I had the exact same club into every hole.

All in all, I don't think Exmoor is worth the hefty price tag that comes with a membership, but if you get invited to play, definitely go. And make sure to have a post-round drink on the patio overlooking the 18th green. A beautiful scene.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Amenities Excellent
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