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4.1
225 Reviews (225)
5 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
92.0%
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191 out of 225 reviews
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4.4
10 Reviews (10)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
10 out of 10 reviews
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4.4
11 Reviews (11)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
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11 out of 11 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6500 yards
Slope 136
Rating 71.2

Formerly known as Poplar Creek Country Club, the club was transformed into the Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club in 2011. Besides just the name change, the design itself was dramatically reinvented. Fifteen holes were completely redesigned but the golf course's most memorable holes were left untouched. Bunkers and fairways were reconfigured and fescue was planted to provide more depth and definition. To make the course even more challenging, new lakes were also added. The golf course is definitely a shot maker's layout that rewards accuracy and thoughtful strategizing. The final three holes are considered by many locals to be the toughest finishing trio in all of Illinois. It begins with an uphill par 4, followed by the longest par-3 and par-4 holes respectively. The Bridges of Poplar Creek C.C. offers a round that will challenge even the most avid golfers.

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Course Details

Year Built 1972
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31
Architect Ken Killian (1972) Dick Nugent (1972) Bob Lohmann (2011)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts 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
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

4.1
225 Reviews (225)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
Patio Dining 14
Watching the Game 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 31
Bunkers 22
Forced Carries 14
This course/club is great for:
Locals 21
Advanced Golfers 16
Entertaining Clients 10
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 33
Worth the Drive 12
Convenient to the City 8

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Return Visit on Holiday Weekend

After playing here during the early spring in much cooler temperatures, I was ready to come back and experience this course again with warmer weather conditions. While this course isn't very long and I should likely be playing from the tips, I opted for the gold/black tee combination which plays just over 6200 yds.

The staff within the pro shop was very friendly, but unfortunately the pace of play was much slower than I prefer but about average for most weekend rounds at about 4.5 hours. I was allowed to play as a single, but unfortunately I knew I wasn't going anywhere quickly as there were multiple foursomes ahead of me. To make the most of the slow conditions, I spent about 5-10 minutes on each green just chipping, putting, and practicing bunker shots as I usually had a 1-2 hole gap between another foursome behind me.

I thought the greens were rolling quite well, and the bunkers were in good condition despite being a little packed down with some rain earlier in the day. Following lots of rain in the past week or two, there was still some standing water in some areas of the rough but most of the fairways were in reasonable. I think my only criticism was that fairways seemed to be a little shaggier than what I'd prefer, and the rough hadn't been recently cut. While the longer rough can make a shorter course more challenging, as a public course that gets a fair amount of play, I think this is unfavorable as it significantly slows down play. However, I think the main reason for the long rough was due to the wet conditions that likely prevented maintenance from mowing it earlier in the week.

All in all, this is a good option for golfers looking for a slightly shorter course, but one that offers a variety of well designed holes to enjoy. I'll be back again.

Conditions Average
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A Must Do

Really nice course, even with the course being air raided it played well. The layout made the course really worth doing again and I will!!!!

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Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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5.0
Previously Played

Great course to play if your looking for some challenge . Brought a friend who golfs in the 70s and he fell in love with the course . Lots of water with some challenging fairways . A must play if your in the neighborhood .

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Amenities Excellent
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Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Great improvement

Its been a while since golfing the course due to a few years ago charging full price and showing 1 temp green online when in fact there was 5.. The course played well. Greens were in good shape and soft. 17 hole is a nice par 3 that will challange you.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Ok Course

Decent track, not in great shape though. Pace of play was slow. There are better courses for the same rate in the general area.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good pace of play

10:17 tee time on a Sunday and finished right at 2:20. Was pretty surprised to finish in 4 hours on a Sunday. The course and greens were in good shape. Would play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

We played from the tips. The course was challenging
and the greens were in good shape. I would definitely play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

rough

the fees, after discount, are higher than last year. There are many competitive courses that are a little bit better deal. faireays tight vs 1.5 " rough. this made club selection more difficult
overall good condition, greens were excellent. true, quick, and consistent

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Expensive for what it is...

Not a bad course, can tend to be slow pace and a round can take over 4 hours.

I probably would play here again but only using a hot deal.

Monday’s come with a free hotdog/brat which was a welcome surprise.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Playing the bridges

Well it is kind of early in the year but course is going to be in great shape.

Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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