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3.8
63 Reviews (63)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
81.2%
Recommend this course
45 out of 63 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.1
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.9%
Recommend this course
13 out of 14 reviews
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4.1
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.3%
Recommend this course
14 out of 15 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

3.8
63 Reviews (63)

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 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

course has great layout

The course was in good shape. Pace of play was good even though it was very busy.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Don’t Go There For The Greens

Love the layout, but greenskeeper obviously didn’t get laid last night. Tough pin positions! Greens not in best of shape! But a fun course!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wonderful layout, Excellent shape

Thoroughly enjoyed playing here! Not a typical mid-west flat course, lots of hills and undulations. Enough water to keep it interesting but not punishing. It's challenging but fair. Fairways are plenty wide, roughs will likely cost u a shot.
I'm pleasantly surprised how good of shape the greens are in given amount of play the course gets, very few unrepaired ball marks. Greens will definitely hold a good shot.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Love this course

Love the layout of this course! Challenging, yet opportunity to score low.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
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 6
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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Course needs some work

Great day to play golf and the course was busy. I can tell that management has put some work into repairing bunkers. However, tee boxes were a mess covered in weeds and many of the greens were in rough shape. Trying to putt on the greens were not fun! Many dead spots on the greens and some must’ve had a fungus on them. Overall, a decent course for the price but management needs to fix the tee boxes and greens to make it worth coming back out.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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 44
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
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
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