Ruffled Feathers Golf Club

3.7164882353 3.7 stars from 5 (302)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6898 yards
  • Slope: 140
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

  • 1 Pete Dye Dr, Lemont, Illinois 60439, Cook County
  • (630) 257-1000
  • (630) 257-1067
  • www.ruffledfeathersgc.com

Year built: 1991
Architect(s): P. B. Dye (1991), Pete Dye (1991)
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt, slacks or bermuda length shorts
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6898 yards 73.7 140
Back 72 6389 yards 71.4 135
Middle (W) 72 6015 yards 75.6 140
Middle 72 6015 yards 69.5 130
Forward (W) 72 5273 yards 71.5 131
Junior 72 4455 yards 67.0 121

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 302 Reviews
5 stars:
72
4 stars:
118
3 stars:
61
2 stars:
27
1 stars:
24

recommend this course

223 out of 297 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers locals entertaining clients   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views brunch  

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Reviews


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Type of Golfer
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"Challenging"


snyderj's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great shape for winter day. Enjoyed course. Tough layout for beginners but like it more as I get better


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Friendly staff, nice course"


Desi4290524's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

First time playing here. Should have spent more time looking google maps to plan my round. Looking out from tee, course design plays tricks on you. Would play again for sure.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



yoon2k10's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Stolen moments"


u000002516229's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The middle of October is hit and miss due to the weather. Even with the great amount of rain we recieved Saturday and Sunday the course was in excellent shape !


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Wet"


flexcable's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the course is very nice and demanding. BUT it was extremely wet due to the grounds crew must have left the sprinklers on all night it hasn't rained for weeks and the weather has been in the 90 so there was no reason to be walking through a drenched fairway and very wet greens with the sand traps being unplayable due to large puddles in them.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"No drinking water on course. Bad Greens today"


Greg4939533's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Water fountains have been removed from outside of bathrooms. No water coolers on course.

I was very surprised to find very poor conditions on the greens. Lots of ball marks NOT being repaired by golfers. This is a golfer player problem, not management. Maybe rangers should watch for duffers that just don't care and enforce verbal warnings. Its too bad. I got a golf now deal, but I would not pay full price to play here. This used to be a Top Chicago course. Needs to get better again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable Round"


George7264050's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There were challenges on almost every hole for a golfer of my skills but really enjoyed the layout of the course. Unfortunately ran out of time to complete all the holes before it got too dark. Would definitely like to play here again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"OKay"


Wylie3656924's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff was not friendly and the course took forever to play. It was a 5 hour round for 3 people. Way too long


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



Malesia1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Slow play"


shomrich9724's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
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Reviewed on

Decent course but overpriced. Pace of play was glacial like which was frustrating. Picked up eventually but only because others ahead just stopped playing and left early due to pace.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u467725020's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Heard a lot of good things about this place. Course had a good layout, but greens were in horrible condition. If we didn't get such a good deal I wouldn't normally pay to play what they normally charge


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good for the money"


rob5438839's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Decent course, could use a little TLC. Good value for the money.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Not a good value - Better choices out there"


Charles9423207's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Pro shop said in excellent condition but that was not the case. Great layout but greens were slow with some spots that were damaged. Back nine has 3 holes with large patches of dead grass on the fairway. Add in domestic beer prices of $6 each and greens fees are $69 and you get a bad value. Drive down the street and play Big Run for $39. Much better condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Needs basic improvements before I'll go back"


Dale9678695's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Had perfect weather for an after work 18 and rates were attractive. Got checked in at the course to find it was a cart paths only day. We've had lots of rain so it was somewhat understandable. On the course however, the fairways and rough weren't wet, so in my opinion, it could have been 90 degree ruling, but we stayed on the paths. The sand traps were partially filled with water. Not one of the not-too-friendly staff at the clubhouse mentioned a thing about that at check-in.

And, for what is supposed to be a higher end course, they have NO GPS on the carts, which wouldn't be an issue if they had BLUE, WHITE and RED stakes to mark yardages. THEY DO NOT. Apparently, this is too tacky for such a swanky course. So, on a cart path only day, we had to guess distances to the green and take a selection of clubs out to the fairway. Sometimes we brought the correct clubs. (Sometimes you could find a sprinkler head with a yardage, but most times you could not), so we ended up walking around looking for some indication of distances, then more often than not, just guessing. All the while the group behind is impatiently waiting.

Needless to say, this didn't make for good scoring or a good time. And, on a few of the holes, there are marshy areas between the tee and the fairways where they allow the cattails to grow above eye level. You literally cannot see where your tee shot lands on those holes, We had no idea where our shots landed or if we were in play or in a hazard until we drove down the cart path. By then, if we were OB, you're supposed to drive back to the tee box to re-tee but the group behind would already be waiting their turn, so we just dropped a ball and played on.

If they had GPS on the carts or installed yardage stakes, the pace would be bearable, but as it stands, it takes way too long to play here with people aimlessly searching for a distance marker on the course. Its frustrating to have to guess the distances. And not being able to see where your tee shot lands on some holes is just plain dumb. Won't be back until some changes are made.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



WIlliam4807118's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Another nice course out south"


u00000965990's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ruffled has a very good reputation and it lived up to it today. You'll need to play it a couple of times to know the nuances but it's a fair and fun track.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course was in absolutely terrible Condition"


asdfasdfasdfOK's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2017
First time playing Used cart

Reviewed on

Cool course layout, but the fairways and greens were so chewed up and covered in goose stuff it was not worth the money. This conditions were incredibly poor.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



u121437150's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course



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