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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.6
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
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162 out of 169 reviews
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4.3
10 Reviews (10)
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Conditions
3.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
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4.7
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4.1
21 Reviews (21)
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Conditions
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Value
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Layout
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Pace
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Amenities
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4.8
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6654 yards
Slope 129
Rating 72.5

Marengo Ridge Golf Club opened as a nine-hole course in 1963. Spread across rolling, wooded hills, the course was crafted by re-purposing an old farm. The working cattle barn was even renovated to become the clubhouse. As the golf course garnered a local following, a new nine was added in 1990. The more than 25-year difference between when the two nines were constructed give the course a unique character. The layout seamlessly blends modern techniques and classic design. The distinct topographies of each nine add even more variety. Marengo Ridge Golf Club's original nine holes weave through mature trees while the newer holes are more open and links-style. There are several tricky doglegs throughout but it isn't overly punishing if you're errant. You'll also face several water hazards and strategically placed bunkers.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6654 yards 72.5 129
White 72 6293 yards 70.9 125
Gold 72 5690 yards 68.2 119
Red (W) 72 5368 yards 71.5 125
Scorecard for Marengo Ridge
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 72.3/131 434 523 380 158 308 511 413 214 422 3363 410 149 346 506 352 208 377 386 539 3273 6636
White M: 70.7/127 406 500 353 134 284 495 386 186 400 3144 398 143 338 476 344 199 347 373 531 3149 6293
Gold M: 68.0/121 W: 73.4/129 385 448 301 114 252 440 337 134 355 2766 349 114 270 390 305 135 290 320 475 2648 5414
Red W: 71.6/125 363 448 301 114 252 440 337 134 355 2744 349 114 270 390 305 135 290 320 475 2648 5392
Handicap 5 1 11 17 15 3 9 13 7 8 18 10 4 12 16 2 14 6
Par 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 5 1 9 17 15 3 11 13 7 8 18 10 6 12 16 4 14 2

Course Details

Year Built 1963
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/25
Architect William J. Spear (1963) Bob Lohmann

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.1
169 Reviews (169)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 30
Patio Dining 6
Watching the Game 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 33
Bunkers 32
Elevation Changes 19
This course/club is great for:
Locals 32
Advanced Golfers 24
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 18
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 41
In the 'Burbs 18

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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

First time golfing at marengo ridge .had a great time fairway and greens Were in great condition And the pace of play was great . I definitely will be back to play again

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Hidden Gem

Great value. The staff is very attentive to the players.
Well worth the extra distance to travel.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course is a nice place for average golfers

I enjoy coming here, it’s reasonable prices and nice layout make it nice to play.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Hidden Gem

Found this course almost by accident and glad we did. Friendly check in and got straight out. Course in good shape and the greens rolled really well, the fastest we have played so far this year.
Pace of play was interesting, on the front nine it suddenly got slow around hole 6 as we caught the ladies day group, and a five some at that! At the 8th tee by what I assume is the owner’s house the owner apologized and said he had called in! Anyway the pro arrived on 9 with the good news that it was their last hole, even better news we hadn’t been charged the senior’s rate and he funded the difference. Back nine pace was great.
Really recommend this course if you are in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Do yourself a favor.

Good value, bring your GPS and watch subtle breaks in greens and you’ll enjoy your round in the Fox Valley

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great course. Park like views

I love this course and pace of play is good. Its all you need and more. Plus the club house staff is terrific.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

The course was in okay condition. This early in the year it’s hard to expect much. I’d like to come back later in the year because it was a fun layout.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Slow play

Course was crowded so play was slow. Probably due to a group of 6 in front of us. Lots of new/beginner players most Asian

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from #MarengoRidgeGC on 09/26/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 4-star review and share your feedback with us. We apologize that your recent experience may have been affected by a slow pace of play, but we hope you were still able to enjoy the day with us. Come back to Marengo Ridge Golf Club for another round soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from #MarengoRidgeGC on 09/05/2018:
Paul, thank you for the 3-stars and sharing your feedback with us. We hope you enjoyed your recent round and that we can welcome you back for an even better one at Marengo Ridge Golf Club soon.
Played On
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 Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from #MarengoRidgeGC on 08/16/2018:
Thanks for the kind feedback and 4-star review! We appreciate your comments regarding our course and staff. Come back to Marengo Ridge Golf Club again soon!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Always a pleasant experience

We enjoyed an under 3 hour round on a perfect Sunday afternoon - booked the 1st time after their Superintendents Revenge scramble so the course completely cleared out after the last group finished on the 1st green. Flagstick positions for this round were at their most difficult however they were very fair....just tucked with several cut in difficult positions near the edges with lots of slope. Overall Marengo is in decent shape....greens are just fine. Sand traps were pretty crusty and do need some work but has been the case for several years. Tee boxes are okay but need a tad of attention. The fairways have been cut a tad too short and are patchy getting sparse in areas some areas the ball just doesn't seem to sit up well....not normally the case...my opinion they need to let the fairways grow out a little. Very welcoming folks and they care deeply about your experience. Range off grass and a locker room showers in the basement. No gps on cars bring a laser/garmin. Nice bar and decent food post round. Always a solid consistent affordable 4 star play and a track I always want to play at least once or more a season. A top 20 affordable gem in Chicagoland.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from #MarengoRidgeGC on 07/31/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us, as well as the 4-star review. We truly appreciate your comments as our staff is committed to providing our golfers with a valuable golf experience, and they will be shared appropriately as we work on continuous improvements. Thank you for choosing Marengo Ridge Golf Club and we hope to have you back again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course has good people working for it

The courses in really nice shape the pin placements today we're kind of crazy, I played 18 holes in three and a half hours.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from #MarengoRidgeGC on 07/31/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 4-star review and share your feedback. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your recent experience with us at Marengo Ridge Golf Club, and all of your comments will be shared with our staff. Come back soon!
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

front nine tough

front nine is difficult with a lot of water, back nine is easier.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Response from #MarengoRidgeGC on 07/16/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 4-star review. Your comments will be passed along to our staff for any improvements, but we hope you still enjoyed your recent round with us! Come back to Marengo Ridge Golf Club again soon.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Water water everywhere

Unfortunately, we played the day after a storm came through and the drainage was not very good. 90% of the bunkers were filled with water. I lost 2 balls in the bunker water. The other issue were the fairways. The grass was a little sparse for my liking.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from #MarengoRidgeGC on 07/16/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 3-star review. We're sorry to hear your recent round was affected by the rainy weather, but your comments will be passed along to our staff for any possible improvements. We hope you were still able to enjoy the day with us at Marengo Ridge Golf Club, and that we can have you back for a better round soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from #MarengoRidgeGC on 07/16/2018:
Thomas, thanks for the 4-stars! Come back to Marengo Ridge Golf Club again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from #MarengoRidgeGC on 07/02/2018:
Thank you for the 5-stars, John! Come back to Marengo Ridge Golf Club for another great round soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Drainage

Coarse drains exceptionally well after heavy rains.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from #MarengoRidgeGC on 07/02/2018:
Thank you for the 4-star review and sharing your feedback with us! We hope you had a great day with us and can make it back to Marengo Ridge Golf Club for another round soon.
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