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4.6
116 Reviews (116)
5 Stars
69
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
1
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.8
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
97.8%
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113 out of 116 reviews
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4.7
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.8
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
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24 out of 24 reviews
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4.6
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.8
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
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28 out of 28 reviews
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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
116 Reviews (116)

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 23
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Been there twice in two weeks

Much be worth the trip Been there twice in two weeks

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

a gem

Wolf hollow, what can I say ,an absolute masterpiece,this is a great golf course for all skill levels,with tight doglegs and challenging holes,the biggest bonus,the scenery here is spectacular especially now with the fall colours coming in and the abundant wildlife that seems to be on the golf course every time we play.wanna experience a wow with your golf game, then play here.totally awesome,would recommend this course to everyone . a little out of the way,but worth the drive

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Wolf Hollow

I like this course. Have played it several times and it is always fun. It has some very challenging holes but overall is fair. I like the diversity of holes with some long par 4's which is compensated for with some fairly easy ones. Definitely a course I recommend.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

good fun

See above. The only reason conditions weren't 5 star was 1 1/2" rain had within hours, ended.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

TOO MANY BLIND SHOTS!

Course was In very good condition overall, considering our lack of rain for past several weeks. Fairways and greens were in very good condition. Course seemed very busy for a weekday. Parking lot was full but pace of play was still quite good. But, WAY too many blind shots, which I my lowers my overall enjoyment considerably. Could've been more enjoyable. Probably will not return...

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The Wolf

I like this course. It is challenging yet not so hard that my ego is crushed. The course is in good shape although a couple of the greens had some problems. Pace of play was good. Pro shop help is not so friendly, however, bartender and food servers are great. Will come back and recommend to anyone wanting a fun challenging course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiflul view

Everything was great except for the pace of play. No ranger in site and a bunch of twosomes were stuck behind a foursome that wouldn't let anyone play through. Other than that course was in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow Play

Usually love this course, but it was packed with an outing that killed our round. Wish we would have called first to see if there was any such thing going down on the day of our tee time. Lovely course in good condition, but we were unable to play the back nine due to the congestion of multiple 4-somes on tee 10 when we made the turn. Catch it on a quiet day, and it is a gem.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Layout

This course used to be in excellent condition and I have played it numerous times over many years. This time it was in the poorest condition I have ever seen it. It appears to me that over the past year conditions have fallen below the standards the course has set in past years. I hope they go to work on it.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

rough greens

the course its always fun to play but for God sales does anyone here repair divots? Greens were the worst I've played so far this year. Pace was very slow. we were a twosome and at the turn the foursome ahead of us you would have thought we shot their mom when they let us through. At least they did while none else did. probably won't be playing there anymore this year.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun to play.

First time there and was quite surprised at how nice the course is. Very open with challenging greens. A very nice afternoon was had.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Wolf Hollow

I really like this course. It has a fair balance of difficult holes and the layout is interesting. A couple of the greens are experiencing some problems due to a possible fungus. Fairways were great and the rough fair. I am looking forward to playing again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

One of my favorite locals

Course has recovered from flooding nicely.
Greens need some tlc.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

golf heaven in Lena Illinois - Wolf Hollow

This is a beautiful and challenging course located 2 hours from Chicago. The course is always in wonderful condition. How great to play on a course that is not surrounded by a housing development! the staff is friendly and helpful. Beverages and food are tasty and priced to please the pocketbook

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Super Experience on a Challenging Course

Just an incredible experience. This course will be the best course my wife and I will play on this summer. Has it all. I love hills and turns left or right up or down. And this course has it. Plus a great pace. Never felt pushed or slowed. Weather was great and price through a hot deal made it pretty incredible experience all round. This is a place I would have no trouble bringing my friends knowing that they will think it is quite different than other courses they might have played here in Illinois area.

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

Nice view every holes

First time playing this course, I love it. I'll play it again sometime in the near future.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/26/2017

Beautiful well maintained golf course. Priced way below what it could be.only suggestion is singles SB coupled for it slows the pay down.....

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

BLT

Wolf Hollow is neat course and a great value under $20. I wouldn't pay full fare. The elevated tee boxes provide beautiful views of the rolling farm land. The blind shots are challenging, fair and fun. The course is open enough on many holes to spray it and still score but there's plenty of difficult holes as well that make it legit.
Bring bug spray! If the nets are swarming you'll need it or it will ruin your round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Great course

Superb course for any golfer. Has challenging holes and greens can be tricky. Great layout with rolling hills and beautiful country setting. Staff very friendly and accommodating..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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