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4.6
109 Reviews (109)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.8
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
97.8%
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106 out of 109 reviews
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4.6
21 Reviews (21)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.8
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
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21 out of 21 reviews
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4.6
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.8
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6408 yards
Slope 122
Rating 70.9

Wolf Hollow Golf Club originally opened in 1928 as Lena Golf Club. The course tumbles across northwest Illinois' gently rolling hills, incorporating quite a few elevation changes into the layout. The golf course has a true risk-reward design that will thoroughly test your shot-making abilities. With proper course management and a bit of luck, there are several birdie opportunities to be had. Measuring in at just over 6,400 yards from the back tees, the course manages to give you a few lengthy holes but it will also put your short-game skills to the test. The 16th is one of Wolf Hollow Golf Club's most intimidating holes because this par 4 has trouble everywhere. A creek and tall grasses guard the left of the fairway and the small green requires a nearly perfect approach shot.

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Course Details

Year Built 1996
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 10/31
Architect Gordon Cunningham

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.6
109 Reviews (109)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 6
Elevation Changes 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 7

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Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course with challenging features for various skill levels.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 94
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing

Maybe the best value course in US

Excellent conditions, good design and challenging greens for $20 including cart!! (Yes it was a special, but regular weekday rate was $30 including lunch as well)
Wolf Hollow is a fun and semi-challenging course that could easily charge much more if it was closer to a larger population. It’s not a championship caliber course, but a great example of the type of course we need more of. Course makes great use of rolling terrain with few holes playing level. Fairways are usually either guarded by native grasses or clumps of trees, but the playing corridors are generally reasonably generous. The greens are usually sloped and have a number of ridges and plateaus to provide interesting pin positions and provide additional defense against scoring. Holes 4 (downhill dogleg right with a pinched fairway), 8 (long par 3 guarded by a front left pond) and 16 (short dogleg left par 4 which requires accuracy off the tee) are the highlights. Only semi-weak stretch is holes 12-15 which are routed over flat land, but the greens continue to be a challenge. Be sure to check out the carving of a wolf to the right on #15 green.
Will definitely play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Course

Course very well conditioned. Nice layout. Plenty challenging. Some significant elevation differences. Carts in very good condition. Didn’t use the food or bar amenities so can’t rate.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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 Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent Course

Beautiful course with great conditions. A lot of variety with no two holes the same. Greens in wonderful shape, rolling true with good pace. Great views everywhere on the course. Definitely worth the 1 1/2 hour drive! Will play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Every hole is different. Greens were in great shape.

Enjoyed the course and round. Except for the thundershower on a 5 % chance of rain day.

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

Nice track

I had a long time friend move here last year, a former Riviera CC (LA) and Oakridge CC (Utah) member that hosts an annual Korn Ferry event, and this is his favorite course locally. Great country setting with challenging greens and plenty of elevation changes. You can tell management takes pride in this property!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice conditions

Shot a 71 today under very nice conditions. Course in very good shape. Traps were caked, but everything else was perfect. Will return!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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
Hot weather
Used cart

Good value

Course in good condition, staff very friendly. Would recommend playing

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked

need to shorten up red tees length not fair on some holes

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Surprising Small Town Gem

What an enjoyable day at Wolf Hollow on this day as C-19 conscious golf is just ramping up in Illinois. The grasses and setting are just beautiful here. Elevation changes and sloping terrain keep the golf interesting from start to finish and with the multiple tee options available you can customize the challenge to your enjoyment/ability level. I love what the community and caretakers are doing with this course in Lena, and I thank them and GolfNow for making me aware of it with a ridiculously low $17 Hot Deal (walking) that tipped the scales in my decision to make the nearly 2-hour trip from my home from Cook County’s NW Suburbs. I will definitely be back here—deals or no deal.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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