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4.5
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4.4
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.8
Amenities
3.8
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4.6
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 71
Length 6619 yards
Slope 134
Rating 72.5
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Calumet Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1917
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/15 Closed: 10/15
Architect Donald Ross (1917) Bob Lohmann Larry Packard (1958)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Illinois (2019 #20)

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4.5
31 Reviews (31)
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Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played

A must play gem

I’m pretty sure this is the only full 18 Donald Ross course you can play in Chicago. Pace of play was fantastic, we had lunch before our round food was good, little slow getting it out but worth the wait.

There are are few holes that are load from the expressway, but this is a must play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked

Great Value

For it being late fall the course was in awesome shape, leaves could have been cleaned up a little better. Outside of a coupe of slow groups who I played through the pace of play was awesome, got 36 holes in 5 hours and 10 minutes. Value with the fall and replay rate were great!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Top notch

Best conditioned public course in area hands down.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Lack of Available Carts Delayed Tee Times

It is too bad that Calumet Country Club was not prepared for the number of golf reservations made on this beautiful Fall day. We were told that there were 155 golfers, but only 50 to 60 available golf carts. Our 2:30 tee time was delayed for nearly 30 minutes as we waited for carts to come off of the 18th hole. Some golfers decided to walk rather than wait for the next available cart while at least one golfer decided to leave and try again another day. Although very friendly, there were not enough staff working - one person in the pro shop and one person working the carts. No on-course ranger to keep things moving along or to request golfers to complete their round in a timely fashion and pass their cart on to a group waiting to start their round. One twosome easily took 25 minutes to play the 18th hole as they were playing multiple balls and having a difficult time keeping track of errant shots. No tee starter to keep things under control and keep the tee times in order. Certainly not the right impression to make on golfers who ownership are wanting to consider becoming members of Calumet Country Club.
Once on the course, the round was quite enjoyable. Course conditions were a bit wet from the rain the previous day and evening. Tee boxes, fairways, and greens were all in very good condition. Numerous ball marks on the greens, but once properly repaired, all putts were smooth rolling and green speed was fairly fast and consistent throughout the entire course. Unlike other reviews, no complaints regarding the course layout and the ease of finding the next tee - especially since a course diagram is included on the scorecard. The variety of hole design was good with a good mix of straight and dogleg holes in both directions and green complexes that differed throughout the course. Because of the delayed start, we were unable to finish our round before sunset. On the other hand, the pace of play was quick enough, despite the large number of golfers on the course, that we were able to play a total of 17 holes (played 1 - 15 and replayed 10 and 11) on a Sunday afternoon in 3.5 hours. I hope to return and play the entire course the next time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

CCCC

Course was to wet , grass had not been cut , Greens had way to much traffic, foot print and divots all over. People not repairing ball marks. Could have been much better if drier

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Calumet CC

Course layout is fun, range is average. Greens are tough because of condition.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoy the round

The course was in good condition had a great time Hoping that the course stay open to public and not sell.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Calumer Country Club - Excellent Course Conditions

This is the 2nd time playing this former private course. Fairways, greens and sand traps are all in fabulous condition. The pace was great as I finished in 3 hours (teed off at 1:00 pm). The only confusing thing is if you have a Golf Buddy satellite distance finder or other type, the front nine reads 10 through 18 and the back nine as one to nine. It appears they switched the two nines at some point, but the satellite reading was never changed. I am sure that will be your only issue as the course conditions are excellent!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Play this gem

Fast play, extremely walkable, and great greens. This course is fun for the casual player, and challenging for the strong player. You can seriously zip around here in 3 hrs. Those complaining about the hwy have to understand it wasn’t there in 1901 when the course was built, and obviously things change. I do prefer the previous routing as the par 3 5th (formerly 14) is terrific.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Must Play

I have played this course twice and I was surprised how nice a course it is. You are playing a country club course. The layout is great with sizable fairways and greens. The greens are speedy and you must watch your distances into certain greens. I would play this course weekly.

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

Good value

Course was fun to play. Played in 3 hours / plus. Hardly anyone on the course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Highway noise

The noise level from highway traffic is a bad issue along with needing better markings to navigate the course. Everyone we spoke with was a new employee and not very helpful. Maybe just growing pains from becoming a public course but I would need good incentives to play the course again.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Best Value in Chicago

Great course. Seriously best value in Chicago. Outstanding course. Staff is great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Adding it to the rotation

First time playing this course and have to say I’ll be adding it into my regular rotation of courses. Greens were in superb condition, layout is great but club house is certainly lacking. Really hope the management firm that bought this course continues to keep this course in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Great HOT deal

Played this for the first time as a public course after having played it countless times as a private course. The course is taking some abuse but the greens remain the best I’ve played all year.

They decided (for some reason) to switch the order of the holes. Not a fan of that change but the course is still a lot of fun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Another south south gem

Donald Ross course for reasonable price. Hard to beat. As good as Ravisloe.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Disappointing Donald Ross course

This course was a private country club since 1901. After all the hype of being a Donald Ross design, it ended up to be a disappointment. The greens were awful, not only were they covered with maple tree samaras (helicopters) making it impossible to putt, it seems the greens also had some kind of blight. To play the 16th hole, you are forced to cross over the 10th fairway in front of the tee box. The course is not marked well and trying to find the 16th hole requires a NASA GPS. Save your money and go down the street and play Ravisloe CC, also a Donald Ross design but with much more character. BTW, there was no staff at the bag drop to assist you either.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/30/2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

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