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4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.0
96.3%
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4.2
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3.8
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4.4
Amenities
3.9
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4.6
94.4%
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4.2
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Conditions
4.2
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Pace
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6565 yards
Slope 131
Rating 72.4
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Joliet Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6565 yards 72.4 131
Blue 72 6330 yards 71.3 128
Red (W) 74 5836 yards 74.2 130
Red 72 5836 yards 68.8 122
Scorecard for Joliet
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.4/131 415 470 425 515 400 155 160 330 350 3220 360 405 160 455 205 535 350 465 415 3350 6570
Blue M: 71.3/128 390 465 415 480 390 130 135 320 345 3070 350 395 145 430 170 510 340 465 410 3215 6285
Green M: 68.8/122 W: 74.2/130 360 410 415 415 335 120 115 320 345 2835 335 335 100 390 140 450 340 440 400 2930 5765
Yellow W: 67.4/116 285 330 345 380 285 70 90 215 205 2205 285 300 75 295 95 380 230 345 280 2285 4490
Handicap 5 7 1 9 3 17 15 13 11 16 6 18 2 14 8 12 10 4
Par 4 5 4 5 4 3 3 4 4 36 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 1 5 3 11 17 15 13 9 14 12 18 8 16 2 10 4 6

Course Details

Year Built 1905
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/15 Closed: 11/15
Architect Tom Bendelow (1905) Dick Nugent (1969) Ken Killian (1969) David Esler (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Casual

Reviews

4.4
19 Reviews (19)
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens need help!!!!!

Fun course with some great holes. This was my 4th time playing it this season and i've noticed the greens are getting more and more beat up with pitch marks. Pace of play is always great here. I highly recommend !

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Straightforward Layout

Most holes are straight and not to demanding. A comfortable course for the intermediate player. Well groomed, sandtraps properly maintained, which is worthy noting.

If you want to get some bunker practice, this is the course. Friendly staff and golfers. Interested in playing again. Dress code for collared shirts and appropriate golf shorts, slacks, skirts, kilts or knickers is in place.

Enjoy the course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Slow and odd??

First time playing this course and it appears they’ve rerouted it making it difficult to figure where the next hole is in many cases. No starter on the tee made it a little confusing knowing who was up??? The course was in decent shape and for the money it’s worth playing again and hopefully the slow play was an isolated incident...

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Course was pretty good. Pace of play just ridiculous.

Course recently converted from private country club to public. Changed the routing quite a bit. Course is in decent shape - fairways and greens are pretty good - have a lot of bare patches in rough area.

But the biggest problem was pace of play. They just let groups out without any time in between them and the layout doesn't help. No rangers, golfers taking their sweet time.

If they improve the pace of play - could be a decent place to play golf.

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

Just became public

This place was a private club for a long time just became public. Course is in really good shape, greens were nice. Course is really mature and tight on certain holes. I think they have changed some holes cause GPS we were using and the card seemed off on a few holes. They have A driving range, pitting and chipping green. Strongly suggest

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wonderful Mainly Intact Bendelow

See my review 3/27/19 for more info. Highly recommend Joliet GC. First ones off this morning and played in well under 3 hours. 4 of their members were disturbed we teed off in front of them 20 minutes earlier than our tee time and I believe we actually had the tee time before them. They never waited on our two-some. Yep eventually they were holding up a couple of other two-somes behind them and but they did play in 320 or so. That a bit off putting to start our day and speaks volumes why this place is now public. Lots of old school charm. Conditioning was excellent. First timers will have a difficult time navigating this place. Gave directions to lost newbies at least 3 times. Course is not set up well for golf carts in several areas but the routing is so jumbled it would be a difficult walk. Play this one as much as you can the next couple of years before it gets worn out - it's a gem right now but with the public on it and not giving care where to drive golf carts, not replacing divots, not repairing ball marks, not raking traps properly it will suffer. 4.5 stars $40-$50 value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Course To Play - Great Condition

We traveled here for a special day at this long time Country Club. Tees, Fairways and Greens were in great condition and the traps have good sand and were racked out well. Because it is public now, Kemper Sports had to change some hole routings for safety reasons. Some people have said that the lack of cart paths can be a little confusing when trying to find the next hole, but I think if you just follow the nice course map on the back of scorecard (and the well worn paths in the grass from other carts) you will not have a problem.
Overall a very nice place to play, and a very strategic course as well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good value

Great old course on the east side of Joliet. Formerly Joliet country club now public, this course is great for the average golfer. Lack of cart paths can be a little confusing when trying to find the next hole, also back to back par 3s on the front 9 is a little odd. Overall very enjoyable. Very strategic course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Course is very tight fairways and greens mowed high

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Jumbled 1905 Bendelow routing

1st year open to John Q. Public and managed by Kemper Sports. Introductory is $39 wkday/$49 wkend - less to walk

All types of practice areas - range/putt green/chip area & even a full practice hole. Functional dated clubhouse with restaurant/bar overlooking course/locker rooms and showers.

Overall - excellent course conditioning....many nicely sloped back to front greens/traps when they are raked up for the season will be top notch.

Front nine - Bendelow routing & design with smallish greensites. Kemper elected to re-route the front nine - result is two "same length" par 3's back to back (fyi you end up playing all 4 par 3's in just a nine hole stretch). Clubhouse/halfway house after 8th hole. The greensites on 1, 2, 5, 6 & 8 are really a joy and provide proper challenge. 6 is a really deceptive slightly uphill par 3 blind back left trap with an angled green with ridge.

Back nine - 10/11 really nice parkland Bendelow's. Modern design sets in green sites get larger and course was poorly re-routed on the 12 thru 14 stretch which contains the other two par 3's. The 4 finishing holes are a strong test as a small creek meanders though the back nine. Down and then up classic Bendelow routing design. Of special note is the 17th. Beautiful tree lined tee shot from a ridge and the 3 shotter doglegs left to a very small angled site deceptively sanded on a ridge.

Overall I really enjoyed my first time at Joliet GC. Definitely recommend play or two for upcoming season - nice value play with some really good bones however that's provided they keep the introductory greens fees at $39/$49. More than that I'd have to question.

I have no doubt conditions will be well above average from what I saw - when the greens starting growing they are going to extremely fun with some the contour involved.

4 to 4.5 stars. Absolutely recommend play. Downgrade is because of unfortunate re-routes and subsequent redesigns.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from #JolietGolfClub on 04/01/2019:
Thank you for your review and feedback from your experience at Joliet Golf Club, HotSpotts! We're glad you enjoyed your first visit to the course and hope that you will be back again this season!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Challenging

Couldn’t make one 3 1/2 foot putt, fairly hilly and thick rough around the greens and I would love to go back

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fun Course, Great Pace of Play, Best Private Value in Suburbs

This course has a fun and challenging layout. With a few exceptions this is the same layout from 1905. The conditions are above average and greens and fairways are great. The more I play here, the more I enjoy the layout. It has some short par 5's that are super fun and can be played different ways. There are some longer par 4's that challenge you in a different way and put a premium on a good short game. 16-18 are an extremely fun way to end the round, I look forward to them every time, depending on the day you can either gain strokes or go the other way. Greens are established and reaceive the ball well, so you can stick it close with a good shot. Conditions are better than public and more mid range for private. There is a very nice grill to stop during and after the round, the food is great. If you are looking for a not so pretentious experience and great golf Joliet CC is a great choice.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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