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3.3
152
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
50
3 Stars
39
2 Stars
30
1 Stars
19
Staff Friendliness
3.7
Pace
2.6
Amenities
3.2
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.6
Layout
3.8
69.2%
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100 out of 152 reviews
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3.3
152
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
3
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3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.1
Amenities
3.7
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
88.9%
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8 out of 9 reviews
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3.3
152
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Staff Friendliness
3.7
Pace
2.9
Amenities
3.3
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.7
Layout
4.0
70.6%
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12 out of 17 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6934
Slope 124
Rating 72.5
Type Public
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Highland Woods Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6934 yards 72.5 124
Blue 72 6772 yards 71.7 122
White 72 6490 yards 70.4 119
Red (W) 72 5851 yards 72.7 122
Scorecard for Highland Woods
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yellow M: 72.5/124 417 512 372 170 442 570 349 198 400 3430 425 522 389 224 460 551 355 183 395 3504 6934
Blue M: 71.7/122 410 502 365 162 435 561 342 189 390 3356 417 511 379 214 449 541 346 173 386 3416 6772
White M: 70.4/119 396 484 359 143 428 550 331 164 376 3231 411 500 344 193 431 522 330 154 374 3259 6490
Red W: 72.7/122 360 460 320 120 390 500 290 140 350 2930 375 445 315 155 390 510 310 125 340 2965 5895
Handicap 8 6 12 18 4 2 16 10 14 7 5 11 15 3 1 13 17 9
Par 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1976
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

3.3
152

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
19th Hole Specials 2
Patio Dining 2
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 15
Thick Rough 10
Water Hazards 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 16
Seniors 10
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 10
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 23
Worth the Drive 6
Convenient to the City 5
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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Good Greens and Slow Play

I've only played a few times but it does appear to be backed up every time we play. This time around the front nine had significant wait time on every shot making it tough to develop any sort of rhythm. Even this was a Friday afternoon, it felt like a Saturday morning rush with carts backed up on nearly every hole. The back nine opened up (partially because I'm fairly certain that some people quit in frustration) That said, the course is enjoyable for the price and the conditions are good considering the amount of play it gets. The fairways beg for sand/seed mix which are not on the carts and the rough was inconsistent. This is forgivable considering the dry conditions. Bunkers were consistent and very playable. Greens were peppered but mostly running true. and on this day, FAST! Most people seemed to be trying to repair their ball marks but it's also clear that some people clearly don't know what they are doing in terms of ball mark repair and they are leaving serious scars that can't recover. The result is often a raised bump of dead grass and soil that has to be tended to if you find it in your line. That's unfortunate for the greens staff and the players alike and it does add to the time it takes to play out a hole. On this very hot day - no cart staff. A Ranger made one go around and was very kind to acknowledge the backup but also pointed out that there was little that could be done to improve the situation. I believe him. Whatever the cause of these player compressions and delays on the course, something really should be done to alleviate this as it is happening and not before it's too late as it does diminish from the enjoyment of the round. Speaking of pace of play, Absolutely Love the golf boards! If everyone used them, delays would be eliminated as everyone would be able to begin close to the tees and finish near the greens and being able to head directly and quickly to your ball allows everyone to play the best possible ready golf imaginable and it give each player more time to think about their own game. Keep up the improvements Highland Woods and we'll be back to enjoy another round another day.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good value

The course was well maintained. Greens were true and for the most part, it looked like golfers repaired pitch marks on the greens. Seed mix; however, was not provided which would have helped with fairway divots. Pro shop staff, starter, marshals and beverage cart staff were all friendly and helpful. Pace of play was good.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Fun short course. Very knowledgeable and caring staff. Will be back in the future.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course

For a forest preserve course, this track plays very nice and is well maintained. Probably the best Cook County Forest Preserve course. It’s fairly forgiving but has a number of bunkers that are in play. You can make up ground on the par 3’s and the par 5 2nd if you play over the bunkers. The greens are not too fast but have quite a bit of undulation.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Round at Highland Woods

Had a 6:50 tee time on a Friday morning and played in under 3 hours. Course was in great condition. Layout offers plenty of challenges but is good for mid and higher handicaps too. Staff was very friendly.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course upkeep, but pace of play is awful

I have played this course many times, and value, layout and upkeep are great. NEVER have I played in less than five hours, and a Wed. mid-afternoon round was 5 hours and 45 minutes. No rangers or help from staff. It is a shame that this course is so well maintained but no one seems to manage to its optimal potential. Many other better managed courses within 5 miles
Staff Friendliness Fair
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
The golf course has a fairly easy layout . 5 of the greens were aerated . The pace of play was slow , we teed off on time but waited on each tee box till the last few holes . Rangers told us that there was a slow group a few holes ahead of us and they asked them to speed up play . Took just over 5 hours to play .
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Had great time. Course in excellent condition. Play again and tell others..
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good

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