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4.6
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4.4
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 71
Length 6552 yards
Slope 126
Rating 71.4

Course Details

Year Built 1904
Fairways Bent
Greens Bent
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/15

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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Reviews

4.6
38 Reviews (38)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 7

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wonderful Parkland mixing new and old

This place is a solid 4 stars. Course is well maintained and a decent design except for sand traps which were a tad muddy and some puddles. A nice clubhouse with horseshoe bar restaurant area overlooking the older part of the course with a lovely patio. Locker room with showers and towels. Several water jugs on course. Greens rolling nicely and fairly swift (aerated early Sept with good recovery). Driving range, practice chipping green and putting green. Well worth the drive just past Starved Rock State Park with a $10 hot deal....an absolute steal.

Established in 1904 the course's original 9 hole layout has been routed to intersperse the newer holes built on farmland now with mid-size trees. Both nines finish with the older holes and simply put a wonderful mashup. The course isn't overtly taxing however the old part of the course was truly a joy to play with great sight lines and required strategery routing through big trees. Experiencing the Par 3 eighth is a highlight of my season this year a very nice short par 3 with a devilish tiered up the hill green. A rolling straightaway par 5 finishes the front nine and you hardly realize the front nine only contains one par 3 and one par 5. The back nine finish is really spectacular from an old school aspect with a Par 5 routed though trees then a longer Par 3 tucked into the corner of the forested property and finishes with yet another Par 5 a sharp dogleg right requiring a very well struck/placed tee shot to set up your 2nd shot towards the clubhouse. Place has a nice comfortable vibe to it and the folks and players there are very welcoming and friendly. Recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course

First time playing this course. Course in great shape. Nice layout and forgiving with some tough holes to challenge you.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Deerpark

Great course in wonderful shape for this time of year. Will be beautiful this fall.

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

Hole in one

We enjoy golfing here, nice staff and the course is very women friendly. Disappoint in the staffs response to my hole in one on 15, showed the guy in the pro shop and it was like no big deal with him. Never took down any information about me are my hole in one. I guess they see several a day here so it's no big deal for them.

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

A real nice course !

Nice course close to home ! I especially like the old part of the course where there are many tall oak trees ! Hope to play here at least a couple more times before the end of the season !

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

Deer park

Was great except for the couple in front of us was much much slower and never offered to let us play through. Not courses fault, can happen anywhere. I really do love this course. It is so pretty.

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

My home course.

I'm usually here 2 times a week. I get there an hour early to hit the range, and chip/putting greens. Beautiful well maintained course. Usually a good pace of play. Their knowledgeable staff offers hourly lessons which I will be taking advantage off at the beginning of next season.

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

nice course

Interesting course with ball position important to score well.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing find

I was most surprised as to how well maintained and challenging this course was considering the very low fees.
Staff was super friendly, driving range, putting green, chipping green...it was a super nice setup.

I went back the very next day I could.

Definetly a must go to course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Course

Great course in a quiet setting. Well maintained and perfect for my level of play

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

A true 18 hole course. Nice mix of long and short holes. Very well kept. Relaxing day with enough challenge but not difficult for bogey golfers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Deer Park 6/2/17

This course is perfect for early to intermediate golfers. Friday night was beautiful and course was perfect. Good time to go. I would recommend for anyone to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great shape

Course was in very good condition. Greens were quick and smooth. I like the place.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Very nice golf course

I've played this course several times in the past. It can really be a nice challenge if the wind blows. But that was not the case this time, went early morning and wind was pretty mild. With the resent rains we've had the greens held pretty well( if it has been dry they will not. It can get crowded at times.

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

Relaxing course

Right now the greens are playing soft and slow, which is a little forgiving. I've played this course a number of times, around the middle of May the greens drastically speed up. I cannot really say anything bad about this course, it's an all around good experience. The history of the course is another interesting facet, but I'll let you check it out yourselves.

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

Beautiful Course!

Senica's Deer Park Golf Club is a beautifully laid out course in excellent condition. From challenging par 3's to big sitter Par 5's and everything in between. I would recommend this course to anyone want to enjoy a day with nature. Half of the course is cut into the woods across ravines while the other half is more forgiving while still filled with mature trees, water hazards and sand trap! It'll be a day you wont regret and will never forget!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great shape

Good golf course well maintained friendly staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Good
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

Beautiful Place!

What a beautiful place! This is an old traditional course that lays out logically and very beautiful.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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