Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
4.8
44 Reviews (44)
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
5.0
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.3
95.0%
Recommend this course
42 out of 44 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.8
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
5.0
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
91.7%
Recommend this course
11 out of 12 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.8
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
5.0
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.3%
Recommend this course
12 out of 13 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6477 yards
Slope 126
Rating 71.2
Book a Tee Time at
Lake Carroll Golf Course
Powered by GolfNow.com

Course Details

Year Built 1973
Golf Season April - October
Architect Bob Lohmann (2006)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Illinois (2019 #8)

Reviews

4.8
44 Reviews (44)

What Golfers Are Saying

This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 6

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 323
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

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lake Carroll

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
First Time Playing

Okay

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.

Two positives,

1. The staff was very kind and professional.

2. The price.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Impressed

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played

Beautiful Day

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

One of the best

Lake Carroll is one of the best values and courses my group has played this year

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful Venue

Great course, great staff, great greens. It was a great day and venue for golf!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
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 Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hidden gem

Very good layout. The holes are well laid out. Challenging but No surprises. What a great value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great golf

Great all around day of golf will play here again beautiful maintained course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Nearby Courses
Freeport, Illinois
Public
4.9796
15
Freeport, Illinois
Public
3.9852941176
32
Freeport, Illinois
Public
4.9796
15
Stockton, Illinois
Semi-Private
0.0
0
Lena, Illinois
Semi-Private
0.0
0
Lena, Illinois
Semi-Private
4.6316235294
116
Thomson, Illinois
Semi-Private/Resort
0.0
0
Savanna, Illinois
Public
5.0
3
Stockton, Illinois
Public
5.0
4
Orangeville, Illinois
Public
3.0
1
Apple River, Illinois
Public
4.0
1
Polo, Illinois
Public
0.0
0

Stay & Play Offers

From $325
Valid dates: Feb 28, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020
UNLIMITED rounds of golf over three days, and two nights lodging in one of our 4-bedroom Stay & Play luxury townhomes, including access to fine dining for dinner at Champs and Rockers.
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE