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Value
4.4
Layout
3.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.2
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6757 yards
Slope 127
Rating 72.0
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6757 yards 72.0 127
Brass 72 6276 yards 69.8 122
Brass (W) 72 6276 yards 75.2 133
Auburn 72 5050 yards 64.0 108
Auburn (W) 72 5050 yards 68.4 119
Scorecard for Prairie
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: 72.0/127 404 538 176 406 197 520 545 359 171 3316 396 438 397 391 332 151 392 427 517 3441 6757
Brass M: 69.8/122 W: 75.2/133 375 497 153 372 179 497 529 336 147 3085 369 401 382 351 307 124 362 403 492 3191 6276
Auburn M: 64.0/108 W: 68.4/119 299 408 132 295 138 408 416 261 124 2481 290 320 312 277 245 105 290 333 397 2569 5050
Handicap 9 5 13 7 11 3 1 15 17 12 2 6 14 16 18 10 4 8
Par 4 5 3 4 3 5 5 4 3 36 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 5 15 7 13 3 1 11 17 10 2 6 12 16 18 8 4 14

Course Details

Year Built 1992
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bob Lohmann (1992)

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

4.0
108 Reviews (108)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 6
Elevation Changes 6
Thick Rough 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 14
Beginners 9
Playing Multiple Courses 9
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 15

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 10 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
Played On
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
Played On
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
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great value

Course is in great shape. Father loved it so much he bought a hat and he wants to play each time he visits from Pittsburgh

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good time on fun muni

Good round of golf on sporty track. Course is in great condition

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Enjoyable round with moderate challenges.

Links style course with moderate challenges. Pretty in the Fall. Interesting topography.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Chicago Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Countryside Golf Club (Prairie)

The Good: Playable Bob Lohmann design is considered the "Links" style course of the 36 holes at this north Chicago suburb municipal. Decent variety of holes and enough challenge for all skill levels. Good course conditions and very nice greens that are slick and putt well. Above average driving range and fair putting green. While no GPS, there are plenty of yardage markers throughout the course. Pretty good value at just over $50 for weekend peak season.

The Bad: The Par 5'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: Countryside Prairie course is an average Chicago suburb course that won't break the bank. Enough visual appeal and challenge for an enjoyable round. Nearby Steeple Chase is a better all-around experience.

Best Hole: The Par 4 12th requires a long drive and a precise approach to a difficult green guarded by a pond.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
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
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Chicago Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
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
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Pleased with the condition of this course

Enjoyed playing 18 holes. Gambled on the weather forecast, and I am glad that I did. Turned out to be a good weather day for golf other than the wind making it very challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Good condition for the amount of play this course gets

My buddy told me that this place was a goat ranch, but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Basically you can hit it anywhere and not be in trouble. A sprayers paradise.

As the title suggests, the course is in nice condition considering the amount of play it gets. Never to be confused with a country club, it is a reasonably nice public course.

The beer was cheap. Which is a good thing.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
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
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Just one complaint

I play this course a lot and have always considered it to be a good value for what you get but I do have one complaint. They don't make any handicapped exceptions for when they are cart path only, and they do it quite a bit. I had to cancel twice so far this year because they don't grant any blue flag exceptions to their cart path only policy. I have a bad hip that really won't allow me to walk too much and have even more problems when it is hilly around tees and greens.
I talked to their superintendent and he says that granting any exceptions just leads to everyone ignoring the rule. I would think that the handicapped laws would force them to make some accomodations but they don't .

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course has a very friendly but challenging layout

The course has just enough water and sand traps to keep you focused.. If you can ignore the serene and beautiful back drop of the prairie course, then you have no pulse .. Play well!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

countryside, tridational

very nice course with friendly staffs and well maintained course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
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
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Great Place To Play A Round

Course was in great condition, I played with some people who had played the course before. That made it very easy to navigate. Had one of my best rounds of the season sofar. Will definitely be back to play it again. Staff was very friendly which made for a great experience.

Played On
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
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
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

very happy

Loved it, wide open! When we went it was extremely windy felt it more because it's wide open

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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