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3.6
57 Reviews (57)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.7
69.6%
Recommend this course
39 out of 57 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.1
8 Reviews (8)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.9
87.5%
Recommend this course
7 out of 8 reviews
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4.0
10 Reviews (10)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.7
80.0%
Recommend this course
8 out of 10 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6578 yards
Slope 120
Rating 70.6
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Course Details

Year Built 1951
Fairways Blue
Greens Bent
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/30
Architect Robert B. Harris

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire must be worn at all times. Shirts must be worn at all times. Metal-spiked golf shoes and athletic type cleat shoes are not allowed. Tank tops are not allowed.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.6
57 Reviews (57)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 9
Bunkers 7
This course/club is great for:
Locals 7

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Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pleasant Surprise

Visiting and was expecting a flat boring layout; it was anything but. Nice rolling hills with some beautiful holes. The par 5 15th stood out to me and played with my head. Friendly staff, highly recommend it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Walked

Nice municipal course on the upswing

This is my favorite course in Champaign/Urbana area.

The course is in good shape for being a municipal with very reasonable green fees and it is remarkable
how much this place has improved in a few years. Many of the bunkers are being redone this summer which will further improve the course. On its current trajectory the future is bright for this course.

The site of the course is wonderful, being set within a forest and a majority of holes have a nontrivial change in elevation. This sets the course apart from all other nearby courses which are mostly flat and don't have enough trees to affect course strategy. The course is on the short side, but it plays longer than it looks due to dense trees in the rough and well placed fairway bunkers on many holes. The course design is nice in that the are multiple risk/reward holes and there is a meaningful difference on many holes between the white and blue tees.

The level of organized play is comparable to a country club with two weekly leagues (Wednesday has ~70 people with handicaps from +1 to 36) and there are many events/competitions throughout the summer. The golf staff are nice and do a great job of making the course a friendly and inviting place to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great value and friendly staff.

I was a single and was the first to tee off. I found the course overall to be in good shape. The greens are a tad slow, but were clean and true.
It is a challenging course, but still enjoyable for the weekend golfer. I am a 16 handicap and thoroughly enjoyed my round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

No sand

Bunkers are junk. Hardly any sand - more mud than anything.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Great views but slow play

Our round took 5 hours because there were a few slow groups ahead of us. It was like 5-6 minutes between shots. Prepare to play slow, especially if you have people walking on the course. This was really surprising because we were playing on Monday.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Downstate Illinois Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Best golf course in Champaign county

This course has everything - Par-3 holes, foot golf, driving range, indoor golf simulator, elevation changes, undulating greens, lakes, and trees along the fairways. You can spot deer often.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Needs some work

Course has great potential to be one of best in area.
Wonderful layout, nice greens and tee boxes.
Sand traps were a disaster. Mostly dirt, rocks and weeds growing in them.
They need to work on getting some snack foods in pro shop. If you golf early, better take your own food ?

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The greens are looking better. Just some advice with the clubhouse, when someone walks in it is probably a good idea to greet them insead of not look at them like they dont exist.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course

Nice course, interesting layout, fairly scenic. Conditions just fair. Apparently they had problems with their irrigation system last year and a few of the greens haven't fully recovered. All in all, a nice enough course, but nothing too special.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

If you have 8 hours to waste then go

The worst golfing experience I’ve ever had they are doing everything they can to make money and stacked on top of Each other. It was so bad that my wife you have a bad back and could not play was charged $10 to ride and watch my son and I. I have never had a golf course charge for that the play was so slow in front of me that we waited Anywhere from 10 to 25 minutes every hole The Ranger even told us to speed up but when I explained that the golfers in front where the hold up he would not tell them to speed up or let us Through. The course conditions were terrible and will not play there again. There are to many others that show the golfer respect and quality they pay for

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course condtion

They still have a long way to go in improving the condition of the course. A lot of basic maintenance had not been done for years and it's starting to show. Other improvements being done presently is a good start keep it up.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

I wouldn’t

Course was in really bad shape. They hadn’t taken care of the leaves from last fall. Greens were atrocious. It was like putting over a minefield in spots. I read some reviews from late 2018 that it was the same so nothing has been done since. It was disappointing because I had played the course around 2013 or so and it was great so it appears to be in a freefall.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Pace of play was awful. Waited on every single hole. Don’t play a weekend Greeds in decent shape. Great scenery. Nice staff

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

very nice course. . this was second ti.e playing there.
it is a course i will play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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