Fox Bend Golf Course

4.2790882353 4.3 stars from 5 (132)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6890 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 73.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6890 yards 73.1 130
Blue 72 6495 yards 71.3 126
Gold (W) 72 6080 yards 69.2 121
Red (W) 72 5325 yards 69.8 115

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 132 Reviews
5 stars:
49
4 stars:
55
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

116 out of 132 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs   Great for locals walkers advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers forced carries water hazards   Great for drinks patio dining  

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Reviews


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"Nice Surprise"


levitt's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great deal on friday play. had to try it with a friend who lives near by. friendly staff, nice course, good pace considering how crowded it was. a little to far for me to play regularly but still a great course/value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u983263627's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
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Reviewed on

Course is in good shape and the pace of play was good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



royalhawk1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



kjutkins's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

good golf for the money

rangers should move the slow pace along


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Glen8273700's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Bonus Late February Round"


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Illinois Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Hadn't been to Fox Bend in over two decades. Anywhere outside of Oswego/Aurora this is one the most difficult golf courses to get to - far from expressways and you have to fight suburban traffic all the time. Fox Bend is average track at best. A couple of interesting holes but otherwise basically your mid 60's parkland design that doesn't have you wanting to come back to it time and time again. Each year I look at the rates and the tee sheet - always too crowded or overly expensive for what you get....just a decently maintained golf course. Does have a warm up range. Restaurant bar under renovation/very dated clubhouse. Push open the men's room door slowly - otherwise you'll wack somebody washing their hands at the sink. Course was surprisingly not too soggy and the greens weren't all that bumpy and actually fairly playable. We finished in slightly over 4.5 hours but we had a turtle foursome of young guys holding up the entire back nine. So if you're into really crowded summer 5 hour plus rounds....fighting suburban weekend shopping traffic to get there and want pay $35 plus and usually more to play a completely average track please have at it. I'd also suggest avoiding this place if there are strong south to southwest breezes....most of the track plays dead into these winds. For variety Fox Bend is worth a play maybe once a year (guy in the proshop was really nice and welcoming) but I probably won't return to it this season. Just too many other tracks to play which are easier to get to, less crowded, a better value and more inspiring. Back in the late 70's it was a fun track but there were far fewer venues to consider.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



u185210676's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"winter golf"


u000004113585's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

only negative- no windshields on carts adds to wind chill


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Slow and soggy"


u6846313's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
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Reviewed on

On a positive note, the greens were really rolling nicely. The course was very wet from last weekend’s rain which was understandable, but it took THREE HOURS to play nine holes. There was no ranger or marshal to move pace of play along. This is way too long!!! I may go back to use the range, chipping, and putting areas, but will be hard pressed to book another 18 holes at Fox Bend.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Feels like the first time"


gopostal13's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
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Reviewed on

Hadn’t played Fox Bend in years due to course conditions and pricing. Seems that has been sorted out. Conditions were prime and price was fair for Fall Golf on a Saturday.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"9/24/17 Review"


u555894019's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent shape. Great time to go when both bears and Cubs playing!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Everyday is a good day to golf (in this course)!"


MyGNLogin's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course! Most of the holes are relatively easy - can't get into too much trouble when you stray from the fairway; a few of the holes can be very challenging, especially when "going for it." Very well kept overall. Players need to fix their divots properly in the greens though. Friendly and accommodating staff - they'll try to squeeze you in as best as possible when no other activities (e.g. tournament or school practice) are going on.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"There was a chance of rain but, it turned out perfect!"


uYQCH9371YQ's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The tees - fairways & greens are in great shape for the end of September. We hooked up with another twosome and had a fun day. We let a single play thru on #2 and #9. The pace was great and never seen another group close to us. The Ranger Joel kept things moving all day. We'll be back again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u748421771's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


kurwenz12's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I have played this course many times. And today it played just as well as it has in the past. We had an earlier tee time so we did not get too bogged down with the golfers ahead of us. Overall the course condition was above-average to excellent. Fairways and greens were in really good shape. The sand in the bunker was so light and fluffy that I was able to get a fried egg. Ha. Greens rolled really well. We played today as a Hot deal so our cost was below what they normally charge. That's my only complaint. Fox Bend prices itself out of my weekly considerations.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Kristine7760019's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was super friendly!!!!! Only complaint it that players left a lot divots on the greens and didn't fix them. Other than that, no complaints at all. We had a great time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Front 9"


bhwks19's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We only played the front 9, but overall very happy with the experience. Staff in the pro shop was very friendly, sandwich at the bar & grill was delicious and fairly priced. The course was in average to above average condition. Playing later in the day; the greens were a bit rough due to prior groups not repairing ball marks. Some bare spots on fairways near the creek that runs throughout the course. Playing the gold tees kept the par 4's to a manageable 350 - 400 yards, as I don't generally exceed 220 off the tee. Will definitely return and look forward to seeing the back 9.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fine course, Pushy Staff"


gochisox81's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We played a early morning round, we were held up until the group in front of us was done teeing 2 by the staff. Apparently we were waiting for a staff members son and friend. Me and my buddy walked the course with carts. He's an low 80's golfer, I'm in my 1st year, but playing low 100's. Played 105 that day. Were met by staff at green of 7 and told to pick up pace. Next 2 in 20 minutes. Came out of 9 in 2 h 7 min. Met again at 10 to be told group ahead was too far ahead, meanwhile the two some we were with was taking 2 tee shots at most holes, yet we were constantly being the ones told to hurry up because we were walking. Ended up being told to hurry up 5 times, other two some 0. we were held up by them to tee 1 and from there on out we were the "problem" two some's 3 year old son even met and rode with from 9-11. we didn't care, but were still pegged as the problem. Ended up finishing 2 holes in front of group behind us. All in all i love playing Fox Bend, but the staff was lousy that day. Ended up finishing 2 H 7 M. Course says you should be off in 4 H flat. I get we were a bit late but don't blame us for holding us for the other 2 some, and don't keep telling us to hurry when we are 2 holes ahead of the trailing group.

Worst part of the course is the walk from 9-10. you have to cross the entire parking lot and driving range. Its a bit ridiculous.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000005166834's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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