Marengo Ridge Golf & Country Club
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.
|Red (W)||72||5368 yards||71.5||125|
|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|
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
Great value. The staff is very attentive to the players.
Well worth the extra distance to travel.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
front nine tough
front nine is difficult with a lot of water, back nine is easier.
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.
Coarse drains exceptionally well after heavy rains.