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4.6
80 Reviews (80)
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
96.0%
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73 out of 80 reviews
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4.9
9 Reviews (9)
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.8
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
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4.8
11 Reviews (11)
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 6827 yards
Slope 139
Rating 73.1
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Steeple Chase Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1993
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/15 Closed: 12/01

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes, except on weekends before 11am
Dress code Proper attire is required. Shirts are required.

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Reviews

4.6
80 Reviews (80)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 9
Undulating Greens 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 9
Advanced Golfers 7
A Weekend Splurge 6
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 12

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Handicap 5-9
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SteepleChase review

A great variety of holes; mid iron to hybrid for par3’s, Par4’s have both length and accuracy holes, not just for long hitters. 3of the 4 par5 were 3 shotters , all with different dogleg directions. Course is kinda wide open off the tee, but the green complexes are challenging and very fair. Only issues was the fertilizer on greens with aerated greens and wet conditions really will try your patience. Staff was nice and friendly and favorite hole was 10, very picturesque.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Course is always in great shape especially the greens. Steeple Chase has the best value around when you compare the rate you get and the quality of the course you're playing. I would reccomend this course to anyone as it's one of the best if not the best golf course in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

This has got to be the best park district course that you’ll ever find in the area.

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

Steeple Chase

Fantastic course and staff was great. No driving range. Over looked that because this course was a real gem. Quick greens and in great condition. Pace of play could have been little better. I blame it on being behind foursome that had no business on an am tee time. 4:30-5:00 hr round with no one in front of you is unacceptable. Can’t wait to play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best course value in the northern IL area. Hands down.

I love this course. Every time I play at another course, especially when I play at other expensive courses, I love this one even more.

They have the best greens I've ever played on because they're mostly flat and slope but make all putts challenging with fast green speed. You can one putt as easily as you can three jack on the green!

The landscape is beautifully done and makes it challenging, especially if you're chipping downhill. The traps are perfectly placed. The fairways aren't crowded by huge, branchy trees. The dog legs of the fairways are normally 200-250 out, and most of them aren't sharp. As a guy who can drive 250-300 depending on wind conditions, this plays perfect for me. It's fun to try and hit a draw over the trees. Because the tree density isn't as high as a lot of other courses, it's pretty easy to find your ball.

The onboard GPS is a godsend. It's very accurate and it really helps me play my best round.

Generally speaking, the average group that you're golfing around are friendly and relaxed. You don't feel pressure if you fall behind pace because of a bad hole or anything like that.

Overall, to me it doesn't make sense to play at a slightly cheaper course and sacrifice the quality that you would get here @ Steeplechase.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great value

One of my favorite places in Lake County to play.
Excellent layout and friendly staff. Pace of play could use some improvement. Generally takes 4.5 to 5 hours during the week to get around. Course is in good, not great shape. Overall a great way to spend a day..

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Nice layout in great condition. Slow 4some in front of us, but otherwise we had a super time. Greens were in great shape.
All in all, we had a wonderful time. I'll be back !

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

March 2019

Carr path only. Course still brown; but greens and fairways are very playable

Very tight difficult course. Not much forgiveness around green or off tee

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

It's a nice course to play if you can get a special rate. The regular rate is a bit high for what you get. I played in late October and they are pretty much shutting down for the season but the course is still in good shape. My one complaint is that the area around the clubhouse is very poorly designed and very congested. The practice putting green is so tilted that it is unhelpful.

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

Sunrise golf

7:00 am tee time after some rain. The course was a little soggy but you can’t control the weather. Course has a great layout and is not overly difficult. Other than it being wet the course was in good condition. We cruised through 18 in 3:15 hrs but we saw a bit of a back up on hole #1 at the turn and then again when we ended. It was turning out to be a nice October day and everyone was trying to get out. I will happily return for a round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times 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
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rude staff punched holes

Great course would been nice to know in adavance the course was punched lots of other great golf courses around too very rude starters I felt like I got scammed

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice and challenging course

Pleasant round on a beautiful Summer Day. Will definitely test different parts of your game off the tee, in the fairway and especially around the greens. Chipping and putting from above the pin very hard. Some course familiarity should help with right club selection (to minimize these instances).

A little on the slow side, but that’s to be expected on a Saturday. Especially when people are playing the wrong tees or not prepared with an extra ball when their 1st shot goes into the water (LOL).

A couple suggestions for management:
- fix up the hitting nets. In pretty bad shape with bad balls, no tees, no targets. That can’t be that expensive.

- The gas engine carts are very noisy. Its a shame to have to hear that against the beautiful natural sorroundings. Every golfer announcing themselves on each hole/shot. Electric carts would be much quieter (and cleaner).

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens Are DECEPTIVE!!

This was by far one of the most challenging courses I've played. The course layout was nice, but it was once you got to the green. If you didn't land your ball below the hole and you were putting from the top or sides, the ball would just run past the hole and it was hard to determine the break on side putts. Putting is usually my strong part of the game, but I never made so many 3 putts in any round. In addition they have some Par 3's that fly over water which is always fun besides many strategically placed bunkers that are hard to avoid if you don't plan your shot well. Lastly, the picturesque 18th hole with water guarding the approach from the right made this a fun hole to close out the round especially with the wind kicking up. The onboard GPS gave exact measurements from where you are to the pin, plus it is interactive that you can select points on the hole to find distance from where you are. Really didn't need to use my laser finder. I've been wanting to play Steeple Chase for some time and it didn't disappoint. The only drawback I saw was that there wasn't signage really directing you to holes especially when you made the turn as to where the 10th hole was. Also one other nice thing was that they had two bays with nets that you could get some swinging practice in before your round besides putting. Looking forward to playing again now that I know the secret to the greens.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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