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3.6
50 Reviews (50)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.6
Layout
3.5
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.0
75.1%
Recommend this course
42 out of 50 reviews
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3.5
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.5
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
3.8
72.7%
Recommend this course
8 out of 11 reviews
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3.5
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.5
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
3.8
72.7%
Recommend this course
8 out of 11 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6397 yards
Slope 123
Rating 71.0
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Countryside Golf Course - Traditional
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Course Details

Year Built 1927
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.6
50 Reviews (50)

What Golfers Are Saying

This course/club is great for:
Locals 6
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 8

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Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Stay away very poor maintenance

They don’t cut fairways, a complete joke!!! Waste of money stay away!!!! Much better places. Terrible place.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

STAY AWAY TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE

Terrible golf course. Fairways not even cut, pure robbery!!!! How dare they charge for this horrific experience. Bad people! Bad course! Stay away at all cost!!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Value for a Solid Course

Overall this is a solid course with very reasonable prices. The course conditions were really good. Despite how the grass has dried out in the last month from the heat, the fairways, greens, and tee boxes were soft and in good shape. Even the rough was in good shape. I only dealt with the staff when checking in, but standard and nothing negative to note about. That said, no bar cart, but there is a halfway house that is situated around the halfway mark on the front and back 9. The course is design where you meet the same house twice. The only negative is after you meet it the first time, it will be a while until you see it again and the clubhouse isn't design to get a quick drink or bathroom break like the halfway house. Otherwise, you can't beat this course for the conditions to it's reasonable price with cart.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Back after 40 years

A group of us used to make the trip from the north side of Chicago to play Countryside. To say it is different is true but it still retains its challenges. In great shape and a nice pace of play. The staff was wonderful and EVERYONE had a mask. Fantastic value...will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Walked

Nice Course

Nice course. Well maintained. Challenging but forgiving.
Cart fee high.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good Shape, Fun round

Nice track, not terribly long, but the greens protect the course from scoring barrages. Small and plenty of contours, Fun layout and the trees are your friend on a hot summer day!

DO NOT BE ABOVE THE HOLE.

I’ll be back

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Good basic course

The holes are not terribly interesting, but the course still requires good ball striking in order to score. Conditions are OK.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 207
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Starter - Judy

I play 70-80 different courses yearly and what separates one from the other quite often is the customer service aspect. High marks to Judy on her welcoming smile and attention to detail to get us started. She followed up later on the 15th hole. Nice job Judy.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Good Value and Nice Conditions

We played the Traditional course mid-morning during the week. Crowds were sparse so pace of play was great.

Most holes you can spray the driver a little bit with space to recover. There are a few shorter par 4's that demand accuracy off the tee.

There are a few straight holes without a lot of character. Some elevation changes keep things interesting, especially on the back. The balance of holes on the front and back is somewhat unique (37-35 with 3 par 5's on the front, including two back-to-back). Nice collection of par 3's.

I was impressed with the overall conditions of the course. Greens were firm and rolled true. Rough wasn't very thick so not terribly penal. 18 appeared to be undergoing some bunker renovations.

Favorite Hole: 15 - short par 3 with trouble long and two pot bunkers guarding the front of the green.

I definitely recommend this course. It's a good value compared to some tracks around the Chicagoland area. I would play here more often if I lived closer.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

I will be back!

I enjoyed this course very much. The fairways and greens were in great condition for late September. When I arrived at the course as a single I was asked to pair up and ride along with another group, I didn't care for this but understandable.

Our 4-some was stuck behind a group of 4 walkers, they did not ask us to play through and no Ranger/Marshall was seen to speed things up.

With all that said, the value for the money is excellent. The course isn't too challenging, there are several greens with extreme tilts that makes approach shot placement key! Its a shorter course, I only hit driver on par 5's. I will definitely be back!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Good golf,excellent value

I always have a good time at this course. It is a decent challenge for the intermediate golfer. The course is in good shape. The greens were relatively slow. The course employees were very friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 154
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Top 25 Contributor
Chicago Advisor
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Countryside Golf Club - Traditional

The Good: Moderately interesting parkland layout was the first course built at the Countryside Forest Preserved managed facility. Good mixture of longer and risk-reward Par 4's and some interesting Par 5's. A little more elevation change than your typical Chicago suburban course. Nice, small greens with minor undulation. Above average driving range and fair putting green. While no GPS, there are plenty of yardage markers throughout the course. Decent value at just over $50 for weekend peak season.

The Bad: Fairway conditions are only fair. Rough is inconsistent in many areas. The Par 3's are fairly unmemorable. Clubhouse and dining area are to be desired. Limited on-course amenities and mediocre service at best. Lack of short game and bunker area. No GPS is a bummer.

The Verdict: The Traditional course is quirky enough to be fun for all golfers. There are better, more complete facilities for the money in Lake county.

Best Hole: The long, dogleg right Par 5 5th is 600 yards and requires three great shots to have a shot at birdie.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Scenery on course is excellent.

Have golfed there dozens of time,however, it was extremely hot and humid. The course was wet from rain the night before and it was cart path only, which made it very difficult.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 39
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Traditional Course - Good Greens - Good Course

This course won't make you wish you'd brought your camera. But, its a nice, challenging course with a number of interesting holes. It's not a course where you stand on a tee box and say WOW! Everything is pretty straight-forward and what you see is what you get. The greens & fairways are in very good shape. Very nice practice areas.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course has it all

This is a wonderful golf course and friendly welcome stuffs

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Friendly staff.

Course is in decent shape. The staff are all pleasant. Pace of play was good for first five holes. Then we caught up to a father and young son just learning. They were oblivious to the fact there were other golfers. Ranger should have been out there. There was more than an entire hole open front of them for most of our round.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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