Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club

3.9635176471 4.0 stars from 5 (211)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6500 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 71.2
  • Layout

  • 1400 Poplar Creek Dr, Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60194, Cook County
  • (847) 884-0219
  • (847) 310-3621
  • bridgesofpoplarcreek.com
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Year built: 1972
Architect(s): Ken Killian (1972), Dick Nugent (1972), Bob Lohmann (2011)
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Blue Grass
Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 70 6500 yards 71.2 136
Bridges 70 6253 yards 70.3 134
Gold 70 6003 yards 69.3 132
Silver 70 5313 yards 66.7 126
Silver (W) 70 5313 yards 71.5 133
Poplar 70 4921 yards 64.9 121
Poplar (W) 70 4921 yards 69.3 128
Green 70 4597 yards 63.5 118
Green (W) 70 4597 yards 67.6 124

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 211 Reviews
5 stars:
39
4 stars:
117
3 stars:
31
2 stars:
15
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

178 out of 207 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals advanced golfers entertaining clients   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining watching the game  

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u000007184451's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played from the tips. The course was challenging

and the greens were in good shape. I would definitely play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



delt513's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"rough"


dmalloy609's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Expensive for what it is..."


Shaneyboyrevel's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



delt513's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Playing the bridges"


u000003094535's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Johnr624's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course has gone downhill"


kmitsch85's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course was my home track back in high school (class of 2004) and used to be kept up very well. I had not played here in awhile and was disappointed. The round took 5 hours and greens were scuffed up all over the place. I was fortunate to not have to hit in the drop area but my buddies lost extra strokes and balls hitting off of them. I surveyed it and it’s basically grass seed on top of sand traps. The super must have a good laugh watching guys hit off of it. Too bad but this course was a joke.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Course has turned into a DOGTRACK!!!!"


cgoede2's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017

Reviewed on

I’ve played poplar 10-20 the past few years and it seems to continue to get worse. The greens were beat up with holes, sandy spots and divots galore. I have always know this course to be outrageously priced for what you get, but at least it was well kept. It is no longer well kept and I would not even play this course again for the $30 I paid over the weekend. All summer they charged $60-80 a person, why haven’t they used that money to take care of the place? You will not be getting my money again.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Course Condition Excellent & Great Value for money"


u234922890's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great staff , Great course , Great value for the money , Great Conditin , & Excellent layout .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice day for golf"


jonswrkout2's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Mostly a last minute try on a new course. Played with my GF who likes golf but needs a somewhat forgiving course. This has lots of forced caries over water. If played to plan and good with your mid irons not a problem. Otherwise bring lots of balls. Because of this she played her best round ever. Think it helped her concentrate more with all the OB trouble. Nice greens. Decent fairways. Decent sand in bunkers. Tee boxes a little worn. Overall a nice course and we got a great deal on Golf Now. Give it a try.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/26/2017

jonswrkout2 - Thanks for taking the time to write a review of Bridges of Poplar Creek. We hope you will come back to join us again soon!


"Good Course, Good Value"


u418242563's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in very good shape, staff was very friendly and helpful. Carts with GPS is a great feature. Golfer courtesy of repairing ball marks on greens is not the best. Since it was Monday and/or Labor Day each paid round came with a Hot Dog/Brat and drink - nice add-on. Overall could not ask for more.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/26/2017

u418242563 - Thank you for reviewing the Bridges of Poplar Creek. Our Monday Madness promotion is a very popular one with our guests! We apologize for the amount of ball marks on the greens. We try our best to encourage golfers to respect thier fellow golfer and act with courtesy.



mgq077's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"tough on a windy day"


GreggRosenthal's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

course was very tough on a windy day especially the first few holes water and correct shots are a must to keep ball in play. I got beat on the front nine by the course but turned it around on the back nine even par. for a reasonable round. Almost feel the course should be the opposite so you can warm up to the front nine which by far is the hard side.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"I was pleasantly surprised by the Course conditions."


uYQCH9371YQ's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Tees, Fairways & Greens were in very good shape. The Beverage cart girl was by every 3-4 holes. Going out we made the turn in 2:05. Which was great for a Sunday! Coming in (2:30) was another story. We caught a 4-some on 11 playing the Blacks, they should have been on Gold or Greens. There was a full hole open in front of them. We waited on every shot on the way in. The pin placements didn't help. But, we will certainly consider playing here again during the week.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Grumpy starter"


u4893489's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Right from the beginning there was a delay. It continued throughout the round. Very frustrating. The starter was a very unhappy man who acted more like a drill sergeant. He doesn't represent your facility well at all. Despite all that, the course is very nice and kept fairly well.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 09/05/2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your round at Bridges of Poplar Creek. We are saddened to hear about your negative experience. I would like to discuss your round in more depth. Please contact me directly at 847-781-3660 or dkrzepicki@heparks.org - Thanks, David Krzepicki, Golf Operations Manger.



Glen8273700's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/05/2017

Thanks for reviewing bridges of Poplar Creek, we are glad you had a good round, and look forward to seeing you again soon!



Anne2673438's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/05/2017

Anne2673438 - Thanks for your review of the facility! We hope you come back soon to enjoy another round of golf.


"Good day"


Tony9712929's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was nice and challenging. Clubhouse guy was very helpful. Had a cousin in from out of town. Which he let him hit some balls with house clubs till I got there. We will be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/05/2017

Tony9712929 - Thanks for taking the time to review Bridges of Poplar Creek. We're glad to hear that the Pro Shop Staff had a good interaction with your group. Looking forward to your return trip back to Bridges!



Duffy1082's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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