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3.8
398 Reviews (398)
5 Stars
103
4 Stars
156
3 Stars
76
2 Stars
35
1 Stars
28
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.0
76.0%
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296 out of 398 reviews
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4.0
57 Reviews (57)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.7
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
77.2%
Recommend this course
44 out of 57 reviews
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4.0
58 Reviews (58)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.7
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
77.6%
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45 out of 58 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6898 yards
Slope 140
Rating 73.7

Ruffled Feathers Golf Club in Lemont is conveniently situated just a half hour outside downtown Chicago. Pete Dye and his son P.B. collaborated to design the course, making it the only Dye design in the Chicago area. A well thought-out strategy will be greatly rewarded on this challenging layout and bad shots made without any thought will be severely punished. This is definitely not a golf course where you can just grip it and rip it. The fairways are fairly straight and forgiving, but most of the approach shots play to tricky elevated greens. There are also strategically placed bunkers framing the greens and water hazards come into play on several holes as well. Ruffled Feathers Golf Club's par 3s have a reputation for being particularly challenging. But depending on how windy it is, the final hole might present the most formidable challenge.

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Course Details

Year Built 1991
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect P. B. Dye (1991) Pete Dye (1991) Chris Gray (2010)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt, slacks or bermuda length shorts

Food & Beverage

Bar, Catering

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.8
398 Reviews (398)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
19th Hole Scenic Views 6
Brunch 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 38
Bunkers 33
Forced Carries 32
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 30
Locals 17
Entertaining Clients 15
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 37
Worth the Drive 18
Convenient to the City 12

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Friendliness Good
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Amenities Good
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More time waiting than golfing

The course was beautiful. Unique and challenging holes. Well maintained and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. My cart ran out of power during the middle of the ninth hole. I have NEVER had a cart stop in the middle of a round. Pace of play was pathetic. Tee time was 3pm and we played 15 and 16 basically in the dark. Would have been a 5 hour round if we could have finished. Cant say I enjoyed it as you can’t get in a good rhythm waiting 3-7 minutes to tee off each hole. Would like to try again for a better experience but probably won’t bother if they can’t keep the pace reasonable.

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

Another 1/4 star upgrade from previous play

See my 10/10/19 and 5/4/18 reviews of Ruffled Feathers. They clean the heck out of their carts and the steering wheels have plestic bags over them until you use it. All courses should consider this during the pandemic. Upon arrival was greeted by staff. Had a really nice conversation with Russ....and yes our old friend Mike was manning the halfway house with full bar/grill when we made the turn......clubhouse bar/restaurant closed. Restrooms/locker rooms/proshop open. Felt the $49 senior rate ($9 more than last year) was reasonable. Paying any more than that even on weekends I can see why others might be put off.especially if slow play occurs . Pace of play was not an issue. We teed off at 120 and finished before 5 despite the course being crowded. The course itself is in better shape than it was last year. Greens are rolling true.....and yes there's actually some grasses on the 11th tee box. Fairways in good shape. There are areas that are worn or wearing out - with a Dye design it's very difficult to maintain some of these high traffic areas. Traps....some were pretty decent and groomed. It's sad the many of the reviews on here here expect perfection.....that simply not attainable unless they charged well over $100. The only Chicagoland Dye course is interesting and fun. It's a solid 4 star track/experience. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Just don't go on a weekend when it's packed with over achievers playing the wrong tee boxes. Try to play it on a weekday afternoon for $59. Even I feel the $69 morning weekday rate for a non-senior is a bit much. Course is $45-$50 value and yes again stress it's improved from year previous....areas that need attention like course conditioning/cart path repair and the cost to play result in my full star downgrade. Still recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart

Sept 20th 2020

I had an early round tee time on Sunday and the course was in great condition. The only downside is we had a very slow 4-some in front of us. We played the first 9 holes in just over 3 hrs. (but I shot a 39 on the front, so I couldn't complain)

I understand that it is a weekend and you get all level's of golfers out there; so I respect that.

This is the 4th time I have played this course this year... never had an issue on pace of pay before so I would not ding the course for this. Everything was very Covid friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Wet weather
Used cart

Course Operations

Excellent GC. However the operations are terrible. The starter could provide no guidance on pin positions, which is critical with so many elevated greens. The bigger issue was the pace of play. Our round took 5.5 hours. There was no ranger to manage pace of play. It was very frustrating. A few golfers behind us quit. We were forced to wait on every shot. Regretfully, I'll not play the course again.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Poorly maintained tough course

A very challenging course with narrow fairways, variety of hazards and fast fast greens! Definitely not fun for someone like me who still shoots in low 90s.. Course conditions were less than good.. from beat up tee boxes to a cart path full of potholes to somewhat beat up greens, the experience was less than the price..

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Track

This was a great track. Just overbooked their twilight hours a bit. Pace was very slow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic layout!

Great layout. Would love to play it again knowing more about the holes. Fantastic green complexes! Subtle contours, completely unique green designs on every hole!
Fairways and greens were in good shape. The rough was dry and crunchy in some places but “stay out of the rough and you don’t have to worry about that kinda stuff!”
Got a twilight rate so it was a great value for the course. If they want to charge more for their peak times, they’ve got to maintain the course a little better!
Great layout though!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Will come back

The staff was friendly, I love having the ability to hit a few range balls before playing and the range being convenient to clubhouse and range, checkin was super easy. The layout is great. It’s fun and challenging, staff is friendly and hot dog at the turn was better than most. Played 18 in 4 hours with 4 players.

The only down mark Is condition of the course. Almost everywhere I’ve played this season that’s been a struggle though so I can’t really hold that against them.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times 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 Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Poorly Maintained

I recommended this course over Seven Bridges to my friends. We are avid golfers and have played all over the Midwest including some top rated Caribbean tracks. Sadly RF simply did not meet our expectations. From greens and tees in disrepair to bunkers with WEEDS GROWING ALL OVER INSIDE! Needless to say we would never go back. An email to the staff via Arcis goolf was never returned. With the number of other options in the Chicago area I would NOT waste my money on this course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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