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4.6
56 Reviews (56)
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.8
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
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56 out of 56 reviews
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4.4
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
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17 out of 17 reviews
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4.5
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
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19 out of 19 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 70
Length 6186 yards
Slope 129
Rating 70.2
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Mendota Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1994
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Illinois (2019 #9)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Friendliest Courses in the U.S. (2019 #7)

Reviews

4.6
56 Reviews (56)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 7
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 6

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Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Course to Play

Third time playing this course this year. It’s a well maintained and fun course to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

a nice country course

had a nice round here. course was in pretty good shape. there are some difficult lies around most of the greens. some weird areas of very fluffy grass that push the ball up high on the face on chip/pitch shots. after having a little pitch of about 20 yards go 10 feet on #4 i got smart and used a putting stroke with my 5-wood the next couple times i was in the fluff. however, you have an issue when the fluff is at the bottom of an elevated green and you need height. still haven't figured out that shot.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 125
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing

Former Country Club

This former country club has a solid original front 9 and a newer back nine that caused some rework to front 9 and longer travel between holes. Still the conditions were great and the hilly terrain and undulating greens made for a very fun round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
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 Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

too long for front tees

not real women friendly need to move front tees up on some hole

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A teriffic suprise

Went back to the area to visit family and although we normally stay around Rochelle and Shabbona, we thought it was finally time to branch out. I couldn't be more happy that we did. This course immediately jumps to the front of the course list when getting back home. The value for the money was fantastic and as far as I have seen, the best in the area. With the course routing and design, conditions, and 18 hole layout it will take a special course/experience to overtake this club.

The greens were in great shape and for how much play the course seemed to have this Saturday it's a testament to the players as well. The mounding and green complexes are the main defense for course as it doesn't play overly long. I haven't seen green complexes like this anywhere else in the area, if they are out there I need to find them. The pace of play was great and didn't feel rushed or slowed down at all throughout any part of the round.

The membership seemed excited to show of their home course. The age of the members we encountered gave off a perfect vibe that made up appreciate the experience even more. We were shocked at the cost of the food and beverage, everything was so reasonable we had to do a double take when we received the tab.

The overall experience was something I'll remember for awhile and something that we ensure we make a return visit. This is a course I cannot recommend enough.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 317
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Well Kept Well Conditioned 4.25 stars

My interest peaked when I noted Golf Advisor ranked Mendota #9 in Illinois for 2019 and #7 friendliest in the nation in 2019. The topper was a $19 hot deal fee inclusive coupled with.a perfect weather morning to make a 1 1/2 hour trek from the Western burbs of Chicago. Folks are friendly the course is well conditioned/well maintained in all areas (even the traps). Trees but no real issues.....plenty of room to route your ball. They take great pride in this course and it shows. Some of the greens are smallish and have lost their size. #4 thru #6 stretch of course is formidable and the back nine provides plenty of challenge as well - windswept tee on a ridge dog leg right par 4 13th over a creek greenside. Both the Par 3's on the back 14 & 16 feature fronting water hazards. Hills and dales/down and up. Nice old school 50's clubhouse with lots of windows. The members really are friendly to newbies and the folks in proshop most pleasant and welcoming. A top ten in Illinois? - that's a bit of stretch.....but certainly within a top fifty. I wouldn't hesitate to return. Highly recommend if you're in the area or want to go experience a nice pleasant quiet day in the countryside.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Confusing layout

Played 18 with my friend and it was the first time for both of us to play there. Had it not been for the next holes number being painted on the cart path with an arrow leading the way we would have been lost. Sometimes the path cuts in between a holes tee boxes which makes up think you are somewhere different. Overall the course was great. Very well kept fairways and greens. Very little break on the greens, so play right at the pin.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Conditions

Course was in great condition. Greens were fast and smooth.. Everything was mowed and played perfectly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Beautiful & well maintained course

This is the second time playing this course and I have been impressed each time. One of my favorites in this area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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