Lake Carroll Golf Course
|Red (W)||72||5130 yards||69.4||120|
|Blue M: 71.6/130||388||501||331||196||413||547||395||211||430||3412||359||477||343||171||356||393||152||371||486||3108||6520|
|White M: 69.8/126||366||472||304||170||395||515||365||191||383||3161||323||454||326||161||346||373||137||365||474||2959||6120|
|Gold M: 67.0/119 W: 71.6/128||351||400||287||149||366||481||287||162||350||2833||315||429||314||128||338||335||95||308||403||2665||5498|
|Red W: 69.4/123||338||365||267||124||332||436||255||133||324||2574||298||429||303||126||252||334||95||296||393||2526||5100|
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A Wonderful Fun Interesting Golf Course
$25 green including cart....a steal and amazing. Lake Carroll is definitely worth seeking out and traveling to play. It's pretty much in the middle of no where - NW Illinois. Heck just skip the incredibly overpriced overpriced Galena resort tracks and play this and other courses in NW general area....PrairieView, Park Hills 36, Freeport Club, Woodbine Bend, Wolf Hollow, etc, etc. Lake Carroll isn't very walkable...some rather long drives between a few of the holes as it winds through a housing development with only about 1/2 the houses built. Housing isn't overly intrusive except on the front nine. Wonderfully maintained with the exception of some of the green side surrounds.....surprising was the amount of pine trees and pine needles which makes growing grass on that kind of soil a tad more difficult. Some very well designed holes....and a fine assortment of doglegs in both directions. They have repaved several cart paths - were in process of doing one while I was there.....and it's very obvious that grounds crew/superintendent are on top of every aspect....just admire the stripes in the two pictures I've attached. Solid course that really keeps your interest. 4.5 stars......easily a $40 to even $50 value in my book and could easily charge at least $60-$70 course near Chicago. Highly recommended.
Very nice Venue. All facilities are very well maintained including: The course , the driving range , and a unique practice area in addition to the range which allow for a little on course type warm up.Excellent Club House which offers a bar and very good lunch and dinner menu’s to go with daily specials. Was really impressed with the condition of greens and fairways given an extended dry period in the area. There is a lot to like about Lake Carroll. Highly recommend it.
Our experience was average. Probably wouldn't drive the distance we did to play again.
Two negatives were,
1. we only saw a cart person one time, on hole 2, and never saw her again. We were extremely dehydrated by 14.
2. The greens were really rough on the back 9.
1. The staff was very kind and professional.
2. The price.
Fine, fun course for the money
The course is a very good value if you can get a Golfnow price. It is in good condition and the greens are excellent. The only two issues are the sand traps and cart paths. The sand traps need to be edged, as the edges are rounded and grass is growing into the edges of the traps. The cart paths on the front nine were quite rough and need repair or replacement.
Overall, it is a very nice course, with lots of doglegs, sand and a variety of holes.
Great day for golf
Enjoyed playing this course. Pace of play was a little slow as we were a twosome following a foursome. Course was in great shape. Will play this course again if opportunity arises.
A premier golf course. It’s a beautiful course, the staff was excellent to work with. I never take pictures on a golf course, but did so this round. (Missed the deer crossing in front of us)
Afterwards you couldn’t ask for a better bar and restaurant. The staff and bartender were great, and so was the food.
Loved the course and the scenery. Several improvements have been completed making the loop more enjoyable.
Michael and Jason do a great job in the clubhouse and make you feel at home. I highly recommend this course to anyone and everyone.
One of the best
Lake Carroll is one of the best values and courses my group has played this year
Great course, great staff, great greens. It was a great day and venue for golf!
Very good layout. The holes are well laid out. Challenging but No surprises. What a great value.
this course can get very challenging.
Unfortunately we had some bad weather today and we didn’t really experience how fast the green can be!! The golf course doesn’t play very long but it can be very challenging, You definitely have to bring your A game and be able to shape shots both ways. I’ll definitely come back and play this golf course on a better day. Ps. Also great customer service in the clubhouse and the dining area very welcoming.
Great all around day of golf will play here again beautiful maintained course