Prairie Bluff Public Golf Club

4.4040411765 4.4 stars from 5 (129)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6893 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 72.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6893 yards 72.7 124
Blue 72 6466 yards 70.8 120
White (W) 72 6054 yards 74.7 121
White 72 6054 yards 68.9 116
Red 72 5326 yards 70.7 113

Prairie Bluff Golf Course in Lockport stretches across 237 acres of gently rolling hills covered with native prairie grass. The course has a links-style layout that can play much tougher depending on the wind speed that day. Overall though, the course is player friendly enough for any skill level. The layout is open with few trees and the fairways are wide and forgiving, taking away some of the intimidation provided by the bordering rough. There is also water on the golf course, but the hazards that come into play aren't overly strenuous. You can still expect some challenges from the minimal but strategically placed bunkering. Besides the golf course, Prairie Bluff is known as one of the area's hidden gems for its outstanding restaurant, which is known especially for the barbecue brisket.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 129 Reviews
5 stars:
47
4 stars:
63
3 stars:
12
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

120 out of 128 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers seniors   Challenges include thick rough bunkers water hazards   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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Reviews


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u1243065's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Prairie Bluff Golf Course on 04/26/2018:

Thanks for recommending our course to others!


u000007791947's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
First time playing 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: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Prairie Bluff Golf Course on 04/26/2018:

Thank you! Come back again soon.

"Sand, Sand, Sand!"


Birdies72's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Sand ALL over the greens. I know it’s December, but hey Prairie Bluff, “Don’t charge almost $40 is. December then! Or have some info. on GolfNow about the course condition. There are plenty of other courses in a 5-10 mike radi where golfers can go besides you. Remember that.” Greedy!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair


I recommend this course


"Always Windy at Prairie Bluff"


EdieSims's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always windy here as it is a links course but loads of fun and easy to score if you keep it in the fairway. Greens were super fast so you had to use finesse in putting.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"great course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great course no cart person so bring your own drinks snacks


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Links Style Golf"


ezpar722's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Fun course, has room to spray a bit. Have played here a lot and has a nice practice area.

Have fun and chose the right tee!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"GREAT shape"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

I didn't know about this course until this year but upon discovery I now have played here multiple times this year. Course is one of the best maintained courses around here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
Previously played 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: Excellent


I recommend this course


"In good shape"


13clubchallenger's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course has held up well with the long dry spell. Fairways well watered. Greens were true.

Any wind will double in strength out here. Fortunately, we played on a fairly calm day.

4 hour round. Nice lunch in the clubhouse, with great service. Overall, a very enjoyable round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Condition"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape, soft fairways, and didn't see any ball marks on the greens. I will be returning here the next time I find a hot deal.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



schuske1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"fairways arrayed"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great course but will not be back for a while while I was playing on 8/24 they were arrayed the fairways which makes it impossible.to get a roll or any type of flat lie for the next shot. stay away till next year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great experience"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Teed off at 11:50 on a beautiful Sunday as a twosome, didn't wait until 16th hole and played in 3:15 despite not knowing the course and looking for balls a few times. Layout was fair and scoring opportunities are there. Greens rolled smoothly, occasional unrepaired ballmarks...I don't get why people don't repair them. Only criticism is they don't let beer cart leave the path.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"first time not the last time"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoy links golf so was looking forward to playing here for the first time. Overall was a positive experience. Layout and conditions were great and the $65 I paid was market value for what I experienced. Electric carts were a plus and the bartenders and staff were great. Always helps the review when you shoot your best round of the year! I'll def be back.


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


"Nice people and nice track"


levitt's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

really like this place. great layout and friendly for high handicappers. course was in good shape and the staff was friendly as usual. highly recommended


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice Links Course"


u504437581's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Prairie Bluff is a fun course. The layout isn't daunting but can be challenging. Wind is usually a factor. The course is usually in very good condition , pace of play is generally good. The staff is always professional and easy to deal with. The bar/restaurant is exceptionally nice with friendly staff. The patio is a great place to hang out after a round of golf. Weekend play has gotten a bit pricey but GOLFNOW offsets that nicely.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course is in Unreal shape"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course was in phenomenal condition when we played. Sand was well raked, fairways were in mint condition. I'll be on the lookout for deals at this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Links Style Track"


u000006438119's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I have played this nice course in the past and will continue to come back. Really enjoy the layout with some challenging holes from the gold tees. Wind was down when I played so made the course very getable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Conditions Were Perfect!"


davmrob's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The conditions of the course were absolutely perfect. Fairways and greens were well-manicured and rolled very smoothly. The bunkers were raked and had plenty of sand, making them very playable. They had the rough shaved down a bit, which made the open layout play fairly. Played in just about four hours on a Saturday, which was very nice. Overall, it was a very enjoyable round on a course that is in beautiful shape!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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