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4.4
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
95.1%
Recommend this course
26 out of 28 reviews
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3.9
8 Reviews (8)
5 Stars
2
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4
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1
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
87.5%
Recommend this course
7 out of 8 reviews
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4.1
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.6%
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25 out of 27 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6565 yards
Slope 131
Rating 72.4

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
28 Reviews (28)
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5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic layout but very fair and not penal.... will come back for sure !!!

Conditions Excellent
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
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Needed a ranger to speed things up

Nice course, challenging, good conditions. One slow group held up a few groups, and there is no ranger to help the situation.

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

Excellent Value $29??

Perfect October afternoon to get in a 3 hour round on this gem of an old schooler. Some traps were sketchy but with all the rains to be expected. Greens rolling wonderfully and any down hill putts were just frightening. Overall in great shape and a great value. See my 7/31 and 3/27 reviews. Course is starting to get torn up - nightmare for 1st timers due to really confusing routing. Several key areas don't have paved cart paths or easily identified access to green sites. Really strong finishing holes. Highly recommended.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens need attention!!!!!!!!ASAP

Course is in good shape. The greens are bumpy and do not roll very true, they are the worst i've played this yeat, some have dead spots or crusty areas. I've now played this course 4 times this season and each time the greens are getting worse!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Open to the public

I was so excited to see this course open to the public and finally got to play it. We played on superintendants revenge week and the greens were perfect and crazy fast. Any downhill putt was likely to end up a 3 putt, but the tee boxes, bunkers and fairways were flawless. I did not like the routing between 9 and 10, very confusing and almost ended up in driving range. Add a few signs to direct 1st time players and leave the confusion to club choice. Price was great, especially for the quality of course.

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