Links of Jacksonville

4.1260470588 4.1 stars from 5 (20)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6836 yards
  • Slope: 122
  • Rating: 72.1
  • Layout

  • 319 Holken Brink Drive, Jacksonville, Illinois 62650, Morgan County
  • (217) 479-4663
  • (217) 479-0452
  • www.linksofjacksonville.com

Year built: 1979
Architect(s): David Gill
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Blue Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $15
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6836 yards 72.1 122
White 72 6495 yards 70.5 119
Gold 72 5938 yards 68.0 113
Gold (W) 72 5938 yards 73.1 122
Red (W) 72 5265 yards 69.4 114

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 20 Reviews
5 stars:
6
4 stars:
8
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

19 out of 20 reviews


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Reviews


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GripRipNSip's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u6041103's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Golf in November"


Mgojones5's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wind, fall leaves, and the glare of the sun made it hard to find straying golf balls, but it is November. Still enjoyed the round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Ok for the$"


rickdablemont's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice Links course, price reasonable, Clubhouse & Amenities fair.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Making a comeback!"


GripRipNSip's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played here Sunday. It was the best I've seen the course in several years. Fair ways were well maintained and wide. Rough was up and not as much hard pan areas as there usually is. Greens were fast as always and in great shape! Can't wait to get back out there next weekend!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



u000007851650's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2017
Previously played 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: Good


I recommend this course


"Good course"


u6778852's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course to play if you're new to golf, or an experienced golfer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Wide open"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2017
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Reviewed on

The Links is a fun course with quick greens. The courses wide open lay out provides opportunities to make up for poor Shots off the tee. My only complaint of the course is the condition of their bunkers. Most of the time they are like concrete. If you stay out of those it should be an enjoyable round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Long rough"


u000007816774's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape. The rough around the greens was very long and did not allow for any approach shots from off the side of the greens.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good value for the money"


David7563469's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got the $10 rate which further enhanced the value for the money. Greens and fairways are in a good shape. Fairways are wide open which I often like. Fast pace of play. Layout of the course was very basic overall. I would go back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Never disappointed"


don6221566's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played this course a lot over the years and it has gone from a treeless track of converted farmland to one of the most challenging tracks around. Wind always blows and direction seems to change hole to hole. Greens are great but keep it below the hole or risk longer come back than the putt you were attempting. Only thing that prevents five star ratings is condition of bunkers. This has always been problem here, a problem that has been addressed by removing numerous traps and replacing them with grass bunkers. The program has helped a lot but the bunkers are still to be avoided at all costs and playing from some of them in some groups is optional. All things considered, this is a great place to play. Keith Ward and his staff take good care of you and the course. Recommend it without hesitation.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Very good public course!"


jraraa19's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are quick and well maintained. Fairways and tees are in very good condition. Range available. Nice practice putting green.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Links"


a635069's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have been playing the Links course off and on for many years. The course is fun to play, and i really like the greens: quick with some contours.

Fairways in good shape, same with tee boxes. not much rough. The bunkers, as with a lot of courses it seems, are in rough shape. Fairways are wide, Greens large and receptive.Not much trouble even if you are slightly off on your swing.

Pro shop almost bare, and the pro shop staff seems highly uninterested. The restaurant portion was different. Staff very friendly, though selection limited.

The last few times I have played the Links, there has been NO drinking water on the course, even one day when temperature was over 100 degrees. this is an issue if you are not near the restaurant.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Hot Deal is well worth it"


Jeff3501078's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I book this through a hot deal and got an additional 30% off with a discount code. Considering that I got a 2some for under $25 it is impossible for me to feel like I got anything other than a hot deal. Overall the course is in very good shape, but the staff lacks much personality.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good local course"


kglidden's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Links is a nice layout. IC has golf match that day but we played in front and the pace was excellent. Course is very dry in rough but rest is nice. greens receptive to good hits and will punish you for off line ones.

Sand (I was in it all day) was good some places were hard but rake loosened it for hitting.

trees on coures but if your an average hitter they are not in the way (once again spent much time in them)

#9 if you can drive right tree line you can drive the green (group behind us did, his ball rolled right on up to the green, but as I said you got to hit over the tree line) Good luck

I got rates for hottips from golf now so was good price.

Kevin


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hard & Fast"


DJSII's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Classic straight-line farmland golf. Hard to tell in some places where the fairway ends and the rough begins. Greens are very fast and the ground all over the course is very hard in some places, so think twice before slamming your sand wedge into the turf in frustration after a flubbed shot or your shaft might snap in two. Not an overly-complex test, but can play long if you go off the wrong tees. Still has some quality signature holes like 8, 9, 12, 15, 17, and 18. Could be a 4-star course with a little better groundswork.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This course would be great for walking 18 if you are up for it!"


tammymeyers58's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is fairly flat. A few berms, a little water but nothing dreadful. Our most difficult part of play were the greens. They were very fast and misleading. What looked to be a break went straight and what looked straight had a break. We did get lost at one point and had to ask a fellow golfer for direction. It is layed out a bit different than most courses. The party in front of us ended up on the 9th green when playing the 18th hole. There were some interesting fairways to be sure. We had wonderful weather and very little wind. It was a great day of golf and if you want something a little bit different, this is a good course. The 19th hole had a special of chicken salad which was delicious and the person working there was very sweet and helpful.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Links at Jacksonville"


jmathes's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've always enjoyed this course but it now seems they are attempting to reduce costs by removing sand traps and letting the greens get very hard most likely due to reduced watering. Still the course is worth playing. I believe this course and many others are attempting to reduce golf course maintenance expense and promote club house use and profit due to the poor economy.


I recommend this course


"Good golf course"


jstear71's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice place to play 18 holes.. Bombs away with the driver.......


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Yardage"



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Caught a deal for $20 and will not pay any more than that to play this course. The greens were in decent shape, my main complaint is the yardage listed on holes. Two holes on the back nine run parallel and are exactly the same distance but one is listed as a 394 yard par 4 and the other is a par 5.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



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