Meadowlark Golf Course
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Nice 9 hole course
Nice 9 hole course. No sand.traps. Just one hole over water. Wide fairways. Nice layout. Challenging enough for a hacker like me. Staff is great very friendly. Course was in decent shape. My first time there, I’ll be back
Long 9 hole course
Course is a good lay out with only 2 par 3's both over 185 yards and 2 par 5. Course conditions itself are just ok. There are no bunkers at all. Played earlier this year after the heavy rains and course was surprisingly in great shape. Greens are in fairly good shape a few bumps and lack of people fixing divots. There really is no fairway just shorter cut grass that is rock hard and mostly weed grass. The rough is about the same as fairway so same shot from both areas. The tee box needs work bad. It also is regular grass/weed but all were basically just dirt now so have to hit elsewhere. played this weekend and they had a grill set up on the 5th or 6th hole that was nice while you wait for the group ahead on a par 3. The pace of play was awful. no ranger to move people along and people at times all over the place due to some holes run right next to each other. People just need to learn how to move with a purpose and if you hit it short move up and give it a go. The course has good golf carts. You can sign up for text deals and they always have specials with pack of golf balls or free beer that is nice. Good place for beginners and people that dont play much to get experienced and have fun. I think it's only good if you get the deals other than that I would not pay full price. It is a cook county forest preserve course so take it for what it's worth.
Long 9 hole course
Forest preserve course. 9 hole that plays really long. I like that there is only 2 par 3 and both over 180 yards. A couple par 5 and the rest par 4. Course has no bunkers so you can always go for it. Nice layout and never confused where to go. The course its self is ok. Fairways are regular grass just slightly cut shorter then rough. Greens are in ok shape could use some repairs but are very challenging. Overall good place to play for beginners, and decent value for your money.
The rough needs to be cut shorter. Spend to much time finding your ball in the rough.
Had 15 people waiting on one hole. No ranger. Greens were riddled with divots. Tee boxes were rough, no grass left.
This course is perfect for a 9-holer, to get hold itch out of the way. Very friendly staff, and a nice layout.
Very enjoyable track tucked away in the woods. We had a good time playing there squeezing in 9 holes in the middle of the day.
No starter 3 empty holes
Took 90 minutes to play the first 4 holes. A foursome of white guys in maga hats with 3 empty holes in front of them. No starter or ranger but over 9 staff mostly looking clueless. Avoid at all costs.
Hi bgrim69, thank you for letting me know about your round at Meadowlark. I wish you could have had a better experience. We strive to make Meadowlark a fun and enjoyable place for everyone who plays here. Please let me know what day you played so I can talk with the staff. If you experience this issues again, don't hesitate to call the pro shop and inform us of the issue so we can take care of it while you are on the course. Thanks!
Don't follow tee times
Booked a tee time and was forced to play with a group by the starter, who was extremely rude. We were playing behind a 5-some as well which was frustrating. Course conditions were average at best, greens were not very well maintained.
What is the point of accepting tee times if you do not honor them? Would not play here again.
Best course for the average golfer very enjoyable
The course was in great shape and the staff is extremely helpful and friendly
First nice day
Let me start with course condition and why I only gave it a average rating. It was the first nice day of the season and the course has not had a chance to respond to opening day. I’m told it is well maintained. Very open course with wide fair ways. Great for someone who slices. Relatively long course for a 9 hole. Very basic and no frills type of course. Inside staff and starter very nice. The other golfers also very accommodating as the groups ahead of me were a bit slow. I shot terrible but it was nice to get out.
Nice layout, terrible condition
Due to lack of rain, the fairways were basically weeds, dead grass & rock hard!
I’d love to play the course under better conditions as it seems like it’s laid out nicely.
Pace of play killed the day.
Let's start with the positives: The staff were great and the course is a decent layout. The negatives: This course is not equipped to handle more than a small crowd. It is only a 9 hole course, and they don't have enough carts to accomodate. We had to wait for a cart from others finishing and not making the turn for a second 9. The starter was overwhelmed with new groups and those making the turn. This was the slowest 9 holes I have ever played, taking nearly 3.5 hours. My wife is a patient golfer, and this one even ate her up with all of the waiting. We were both playing well enough to stay interested, or we would have left due to the extreme down time. Some tees were 2 groups deep. The fairways must not have water as some were sparse in key areas. The greens were wooly and very slow. In their defense, we played on Labor Day. However, we do not plan to return, and I highly recommend that anyone planning to play here call ahead to assess the crowd first. I imagine this could be a good experience on a less crowded day.
Good length for 9-hole course
pleasantly surprised with the length of this course. the staff was very attentive and friendly. greens could use a little work
Pack a snack
Golfers never heard of ready golf. All think they can hit the ball 300 yards and so wait until the group ahead has cleared the green before they hit. Pace of play not acceptable. Took 2 hours and 45 minutes for 9 holes!