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4.1
159
5 Stars
72
4 Stars
54
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
2
Staff Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.3
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
85.2%
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137 out of 159 reviews
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159
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
11
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3
2 Stars
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1 Stars
1
Staff Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.6
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
89.7%
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26 out of 29 reviews
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159
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Staff Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.4
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
84.8%
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39 out of 46 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 70
Length 6305
Slope 135
Rating 70.3
Type Public
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Mt. Prospect Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 70 6305 yards 70.3 135
Silver 70 5955 yards 68.1 130
Silver (W) 70 5955 yards 73.0 133
Gold 70 5235 yards 63.5 119
Gold (W) 70 5235 yards 67.4 121
Bronze (W) 70 5065 yards 66.7 120
Scorecard for Mt Prospect
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 70.3/135 575 460 330 220 355 465 165 375 305 3250 135 435 180 365 385 495 225 480 355 3055 6305
Silver M: 68.1/130 W: 73.0/133 535 430 310 195 340 430 145 360 295 3040 110 430 170 340 370 480 210 470 345 2925 5965
Gold M: 63.5/119 W: 67.4/121 490 380 270 170 310 370 120 310 275 2695 100 350 155 290 340 440 155 420 290 2540 5235
Bronze W: 66.7/120 480 370 260 160 300 360 110 300 265 2605 100 340 145 280 330 430 145 410 280 2460 5065
Handicap 3 1 11 15 7 5 17 9 13 18 6 16 12 10 2 14 4 8
Par 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 35 3 4 3 4 4 5 3 5 4 35 70

Course Details

Year Built 1929
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/30
Architect Wadsworth Golf Construction (2014) David Esler (2014)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $14 - $19
Clubs Yes
GPS 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
Fivesomes Allowed No. Only with permission.
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Men must wear shirts with sleeves, no tank tops. Women may wear sleeveless golf shirts, but no bathing suit tops.

Reviews

4.1
159

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 28
Patio Dining 23
Amazing Food 15
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 34
Bunkers 21
Narrow Fairways 11
This course/club is great for:
Locals 25
Advanced Golfers 20
Walkers 19
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 32
Near the Airport 20
Convenient to the City 19
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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Interesting Design; You'll either love it or hate it

Recently renovated to replicate the Seth Raynor and CB McDonald golden age design. Each hole is reminiscent of a template hole (ex: Cape, Biarritz, Punchbowl, Road, etc). While Chicagoland has a couple similar courses (ex: Chicago GC, Shoreacres), there are very few public golf courses built in this style. Mount Prospect is unique in this regard. If you are bothered by quirky design and wild greens... you won't like Mount Prospect. If you're interested in classic golf course architecture, you'll have fun at Mount Prospect.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Well Mantained Muni

Mt. Prospect's redesign is either a love or hate for folks that played the original version. Some rerouting was done and all of the green sites "updated" to what was advertised as going back to old school style. They missed the mark on many of them....several are so over the top with their tiers and different levels it's next to impossible for novices to average players to enjoy their day. The greens defend the track - get in the wrong area and you're screwed. Some greens just aren't large enough for the swales and undulations they've put into them...a tad too severe or exacting. Other greens are poorly designed for the length of the hole.....the 2nd green in particular where if you're not a very accomplished player you virtually have no chance of getting your ball close on your approach. In general for me it's a pleasure to play providing plenty of challenge with many short par 4's and the two par 5's on the back are reachable in two if you get your ball in the right position. The facilities are top notch range/practice area/halfway house/nice clubhouse/locker room. I downgrade a star because the fairways are divot laced (like I predicted...see my 8/8/16 review) and a few of the par 3's are mine fields of old ball marks. Recommended. $35-$40 value.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
Played On
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play

Nice layout, always in good conditions...complete JOKE how slow it is. Never a ranger to move people along. Walked off the course earlier in the week it was so bad. Figure it out.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Poor
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
The condition of course was in very good shape, but I have to say that whomever designed the greens is a complete moron.....no way are they designed for a normal golfer let alone the hacker's that play here it's like playing on minature golf course just needed a clown at the end......wait that's must be the designer! Nice waste of millions of dollars! Shot a 75 only because I had some good luck landing in the right spots.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course but greens are ridiculous

Course was good, in good condition, but they tried to make course harder by tricking up the greens. They are completely ridiculous!!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Thanks again

Mt Prospect continues to be one of my favorite, very affordable courses...plenty challenging and always in good shape. I plan to play there most every week.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
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Commented On 07/25/2018
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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very well maintained!

A fun track! Par 70 6300 yard layout- some Long Par 4’s & few 170 yard+ par 3’s make this an excellent challenge- won’t use your mid irons much- huge undulating greens make pin placement key - stay on same tier ! Greens fast & true- Price was right for Early week play.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
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Commented On 07/25/2018
Thank you so much for the 5 stars! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your day with us! Please come and see us again soon.
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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The course is well designed

Everything was great about the course. The range was in great shape. The chipping area is a masterpiece for anyone with an imagination. The course was in excellent shape from tee box to fairway to green. The layout makes the course very difficult along with the tricky greens. I would play this course again. Only thing I could say that was bad about the day was the old grumpy man at the check in podium. He would not accept my receipt because it was ripped and a bit sweety. Very unprofessional on his part.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
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Commented On 07/25/2018
We're so sorry to hear about your experience with us and we apologize for the behavior of our starter. Our Golf Operations Manager, Debra Cromie, would like to discuss this with you further. If you'd like, you can reach her at dcromie@mppd.org or via phone at 847-259-4200
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens were excellent

First time at Mt. Prospect. We had a 4 some of hackers (high 80s-90s) and got around in 4:15 with a group ahead of us. Fairways and tee boxes were in good conditions, and the greens were very good. Rolled smooth, very receptive on short/mid irons. Extremely undulating greens and there are a few holes were you really have to hit it in the right spot or 3 putts are likely. Rangers patrol often to keep people moving as best they can. All in all a very solid course and I’d definitely go back for $55.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
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Commented On 07/25/2018
Thank you so much for the great review! We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your round with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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