Red at Gleneagles Country Club

3.5141411765 3.5 stars from 5 (71)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6029 yards
  • Slope: 116
  • Rating: 68.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 70 6029 yards 68.0 116
Red 70 5724 yards 66.8 113
Red (W) 70 5724 yards 72.3 120
Gold 70 5305 yards 65.0 109
Gold (W) 70 5305 yards 70.0 115

Gleneagles County Club is home to two 18-hole golf courses, the Red and White. Opened in 1924, both courses have traditional layouts that have withstood the test of time. The Red Course, also known as the Lakes, is the longer of the two. Water hazards come into play on several holes, including what is considered the club's best par 3. The Red's 16th is a 170-yard hole that plays directly into the wind to an elevated green that is protected in front by a pond. It's a tough green to hit but a relatively easy one to putt. Both Gleneagles golf courses appeal to a wide range of skill levels, which is one reason why the club is known as the "Home of the Shotgun Start," serving as host to hundreds of golf outings every year.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 71 Reviews
5 stars:
7
4 stars:
33
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

54 out of 71 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs   Great for locals   Challenges include bunkers water hazards  

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Reviews


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kt1055's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Gleneagles"


Bigc21's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played with my golf buddy. We play any weather above 35 degrees. The course was in great shape for the fall. Got a great deal $12 bucks. Red course is challenging. Leaves were not a factor as they were cleared off the fairways.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Gleneagles Country Club on 01/12/2018:

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We’re thrilled that you had a great time with us and we look forward to your next visit!


mjsmith79's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Gleneagles Country Club on 01/12/2018:

We appreciate the feedback. Please let us know how we may improve for the future.

"Great holes and close in"


uNIOF5498NI's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Our group plays the Gleneagles several times a year. We always enjoy playing there although the sand traps need some work. Don't miss the fish sandwiches at the grill after your round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Gleneagles Country Club on 02/15/2018:

Thank you for the wonderful four-star review! It's great to hear from our repeat golfers! Please come and see us again during warmer weather.

"Much Improved conditions"


repomanmike's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Last time I played this course 2 yrs ago the fairways were rock hard and burnt, greens were severely beat up.......Yesterday I gave it another shot because golfnow had a great hot deal I couldn't pass up....I was very surprised and impressed by the current conditions, fairways were nice and green, very nice to hit off of. Greens were in great shape, rolled true and were fairly quick. Only bad thing, No driving range or chipping area, just a small putting green!


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


Response from Gleneagles Country Club on 09/26/2017:

We're thrilled to hear that we've improved so much in your eyes! We've worked hard to improve and it's great to hear that it's paid off. Please come and see us again soon!


Ciolino23's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Gleneagles Country Club on 09/15/2017:

Thank you for the four stars!


u169889531's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pretty challenging for the average weekend golfer, small fairways and smaller greens with deep bunkers, makes a 15 handicapper feel like their on the tour, worst part was the geese and the sand traps weren't well kept. Overall a nice way to spend a Sunday


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Gleneagles Country Club on 08/22/2017:

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great four-star review! We're glad that you overall enjoyed your round despite some challenges and we hope you'll return soon to hone your skills!


350egranville's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good condition but there was a outing before I teed off. First nine holes was slow but opened up on back nine.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from Gleneagles Country Club on 08/17/2017:

We're glad to hear that pace picked up for you! We hope you'll be back again soon!

"Gleneagle - Red Course"


andrewstrigos's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed playing this course but since it was my first time three weeks ago, I can only remember the course had no issues and was in good condition. I played poor, but that was no reflection on the course, just on my game that day. I was linked with another single and we got along great.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Gleneagles Country Club on 08/17/2017:

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great four-star review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your first round with us and we hope there will be many more!

"Great for beginners"


pramos022's avatar
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This was my 4th time playing golf. I went with some more experienced guys and was pleased by the pace, and conditions. Not too many obstacles mostly straight ahead. I enjoyed it!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Gleneagles Country Club on 07/10/2017:

That's wonderful to hear! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great 5-star review and we hope you'll come visit us again for your fifth golfing adventure. Practice makes perfect!

"good value"


u1549009's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
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Reviewed on

great value, greens very fast and in very good condition,


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Gleneagles Country Club on 05/31/2017:

That's wonderful to hear! Thank you for the great review and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

"Don't waste your money"


mcarlson0522's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2017
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

This will be one of my most reviews, which is tough because I normally give courses the benefit of the doubt and normally write raving reviews on golfnow and golf advisor. Bottom line Gleneagles has a very boring layout, course conditions are pretty brutal, and pace of play is always a joke. Furthermore they have the audacity to charge around 50 bucks. I'll pay 100 bucks all day at solid courses like Mistwood, Thunderhawk, and Prairie Landing. This course is good for outings with people who don't know any better because if they did they'd be playing other courses around Lemont. For example Cog Hill, Ruffled Feathers (hope their conditions improve), Big Run, and Willowcrest. I'm sure Gleneagles personnel will read this, but you can save your comment because I for sure will not return.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Gleneagles Country Club on 05/31/2017:

We're very sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your round with us. But we do appreciate you providing feedback and we wish you the best!



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Gleneagles Country Club on 05/04/2017:

You're very welcome, Steve! We hope you'll come and see us again soon!


uIDKL3802ID's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



u6275338's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Play the White course instead"


sollyd123's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not in anywhere near as good of shape as the White course. Bunkers (severely compacted) in terrible shape.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


Response from Gleneagles Country Club on 11/16/2016:

Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the Red course this time. We'll see you out on the White!

"Show some effort"


kevinmci58's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

It's been 6years since i played here. It's not a difficult course and a decent layout. Played the front in 1:30, and zipped through 10 and 11. Then, ONE HOUR TO PLAY 12 and 13. All because of one group choking the course. Played the back in 2:45. No Marshall's around. While we waited on 12, the group behind went and replayed 10, and 11. We were still waiting on 12. Since the course management doesn't care, AVOID THIS COURSE. DO NOT PLAY HERE.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Gleneagles Country Club on 11/16/2016:

We're so sorry to hear about the terrible pace of play on the back 9. We absolutely understand how frustrating that can be. We can assure you that is not typical for our course and we hope you'll give us another chance in the future.

"Watch the bunkers"


uNIOF5498NI's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Our foursome enjoys playing both courses especially the one with the devilish 17th hole. The bunkers were being worked on and they need it. Due to rain right before we played many were filled with water. Not a fault of the course but others needed new sand/raking.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Gleaneagles Country Club on 12/19/2016:

We're thrilled to hear that you enjoy both our White and Red courses! We look forward to seeing you again next season!

"Nice Course"


Nickygiuffre27's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course in great shape for being late in the year. Would recommend playing there.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Gleneagles Country Club on 10/24/2016:

Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your round with us and we hope to have you again soon!

"Bad Shape"


macd7788's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in miserable shape. The lack of rain in September showed that the course management is worried about their water bill. Three feet off the fairway on every hole was bone dry dirt and the ball bounced 8-10 feet in the air on approach shots with a gap wedge or pitching wedge. The greens were so scuffed and marked and it amazes me that the maintenance staff hasn't worked to correct these issues. I would have complained in the pro shop after my round if I would have paid anything more than my $10 hot deal. $50 on the weekend is absolutely not worth it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 09/30/2016

We're so sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your round with us. We are working very hard to improve our conditions after a long, hot summer. We appreciate your feedback and hope you will make it back out to see us again in the future.



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