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4.3
266 Reviews (266)
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
94.7%
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249 out of 266 reviews
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4.3
8 Reviews (8)
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Conditions
3.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.0
100.0%
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4.3
27 Reviews (27)
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6917 yards
Slope 131
Rating 72.5
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The Sanctuary Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1996
Fairways Bent
Greens Bent
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/30
Architect Steven Halberg

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Illinois (2015 #23)

Reviews

4.3
266 Reviews (266)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 20
19th Hole Specials 9
Patio Dining 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 27
Water Hazards 23
Narrow Fairways 20
This course/club is great for:
Locals 30
Advanced Golfers 18
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 18
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 29
Worth the Drive 19

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Always worth the money

Great conditions for this early in the year, greens may take a little longer to get to the best in the area

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful but challenging course

Sanctuary is an extremely changing course. Many of the fairways are very narrow, with twist & turns in the least expected spots. Every hole is covered with bunkers, and many in places very hard to avoid. However, it’s a beautiful course with beautiful scenery, lots of water, wooded areas, and natural beauty. As for staff friendliness, definitely not the friendliest. For my first on the course, and under colder conditions (November) Sanctuary is a very nice course.

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

First Visit Thoughts on a Cold / Rainy Fall Day

I had heard about this course earlier this summer when I paired up with a golfer who was an employee at this course. He strongly suggested that I give it a shot, so today I finally made that happen even though it was later in the season than I had originally intended.

Overall, I enjoyed the layout and thought the tees, fairways, and rough were all in good condition given that it's late in the year. I was only in two bunkers, and both were in good condition despite the wet conditions that had started to pack down the sand.

My only mild complaint is that the greens had just recently been through the aerification process, so they were bumpy and somewhat inconsistent. Thanks to wet conditions and lots of residual sand still on most of the greens, putting speed was hard to gauge and breaks were much less prevalent than what I would expect in the summer.

I am certainly interested in returning and playing here again when the greens are healed up and rolling more consistently than what I encountered today.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Aeration

I feel there should be some notification when a course is aerating
It really takes away from the enjoyment of a round of golf
They were not properly backfilled in and putting was impossible
Should have been a discounted rate

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Didn’t play

Was not allowed to play due to frost on the ground. They said course was unplayable. I would like my money refunded please.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

The Sanctuary

A nice course with a combination of both difficult and easy holes that plays quickly.

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

Great Staff and Course

Always love playing this course, pace was great and course condition better than any of the public courses and some privates I play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fair challenge

There are a few very tough holes but there are equally a few very easy ones to offset the tough ones

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Track

I really like this course! It's both challenging and forgiving! The greens and fairways were for the most part in really good shape ,although the bunkers were like cement. I try to play this course two or three times a year, and will continue to do so!

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

Good round

Great course in great condition. My overall review would be great if not for a few exceptions. One, if you aren't with a group of 3 or 4 they force you to play with another group of 2. Not that I mind meeting new people but it hasn't always been great. Today, it worked out fine. We played with nice guys and they played ready golf. Last year, we got paired up with guys shooting 9's and 10's on every hole and the round took forever. The other issue is they frown on bringing your own beverages which I understand but we didnt see beverage cart until the 16th hole. On a very hot day, that wasn't cool. Otherwise, great course and I will play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Course Comditionz

This course was in immaculate shape considering all the inclement weather that the area has incurred this season. Such an extremely wet spring and now the extreme heat of summer. The maintenance staff has done an outstanding job. From tee to green the course is visually appealing esthetically to the eye. Greens rolled true.

And the golf course staff was very friendly and welcoming from the pro shop to the starter/ranger and also the beverage cart girl.

It is the perfect place to enjoy a round of golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great shape

Haven’t been here in years, course has more teeth than I saw today due to low winds. Greens were smooth and rolled true. Entire course in great shape. Grip and rip but be smart on 5!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful day on a very nice course

After some overnight rain, the course was in great shape. Greens were firm and fair, fairways in terrific condition. As a twosome, we played behind a foursome, but moved very well on the front 9, then slowed the back half. 4 1/2 hours overall. Beautiful day, great course, no excuses! Ranger presence throughout the round; but no refreshment cart until 18!?!? What’s that about?

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

Good Overall

Course was in great shape and pace of play was fairly quick. The course was fairly challenging but not too much for the average player. I would definitely recommend this course to a friend.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Fun Course

Course is in excellent condition, tees and greens very good.
Pace of play a little slow, conditions were VERY windy.
We will absolutely go there again!

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

Never disappointed!!!!

I have grown to love this course more and more. The rough is extremely difficult due to the rain. However the crew is working hard to keep it in great shape. Greens are excellent and the fairways are nice. It is hard to spin the ball right now but overall, this is a challenging course, especially from the black tees. Everyone from the golf shop to starter are great guys. Overall, this is a must play. And keep your eye out for the Silver Fox.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sanctuary

Nice round today with fellow veterans. Course in good condition considering all of the rain lately. 90 degree rule in effect was ok and justified. Greens in excellent condition and above average speed.

Conditions Good
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 Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

The Home of 5 1/2 hour rounds

Sanctuary has a great layout. However, every year, I endure a 5 1/2 hour round here and that's it for the year. I don't care if you play the course 5 times a week, that doesn't give you the right to play as slow as you want. Actually, the round started well. We played the first four holes in 44 minutes. Then, we played the last 14 in 4:45. Think about that for a mirute. Some rules. 1. If the group ahead tells you at the turn that it's going to get slow, maybe they are the problem. 2. If you can't reach the fairway, maybe move up a tee or two. 3. Don't sit in your cart watching one player hit. Prepare to hit while another player is hitting his shot. 4. We saw marshalls all day long. Not sure what their job is because monitoring pace of play isn't one of their duties.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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