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4.4
88 Reviews (88)
5 Stars
42
4 Stars
39
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.1
87.8%
Recommend this course
82 out of 88 reviews
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4.5
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
92.3%
Recommend this course
12 out of 13 reviews
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4.5
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
92.3%
Recommend this course
12 out of 13 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 6964 yards
Slope 140
Rating 73.7
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Lick Creek Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1976
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/15
Architect Larry Packard (1976)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $16
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

4.4
88 Reviews (88)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 16
Elevation Changes 10
Forced Carries 8
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 14
Locals 6
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 12
Convenient to the City 8

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Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Fast greens, heavily wooded, great condition

Built on the Illinois River bluff in Pekin, Illinois, the course is heavily wooded with deep ravines and picturesque vistas. What surprised me the most was how well manicured the entire course was. The fairways showed nary a blemish, the greens ran fast and true (one green had a shallow cut across the entire surface that deflected a putt that still went in), and, in spite of the season, very few leaves affected our play. Make sure you review the layout. There are a couple of blind approaches and one that can tempt you to aim far afield!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Skip hole 6

This course can wear you out mentally, There are so many trees, blind shots and huge greens that keep you thinking. Plenty of blind shots for first timers, play here a couple of times and learn the short routes .

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Challenging

I have about Lick Creek for a while. Got a hot deal for $36 on a Sunday. I love the course, some elevation changes. Very large greens, fast greens. You use every club in your bag here. I will definitely come back , it was worth the hour and a half ride down .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Unbelievable

Great course. Challenging, and in great shape. Bentgrass fairways are unbelievable. Even the tee boxes were in great shape. You could almost putt on them.
Loved the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great value and challenge

This is one of the toughest courses in central IL and always well maintained.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Great looking golf course

Lick Creek is in excellent shape. The staff was very helpful and friendly. I had not played here for a couple of years, but I will be back soon.
The greens are fast, and so there are quite a few divots, though everyone was trying their best to repair ball marks.
I rated it moderate because of several very challenging holes. Otherwise, it was a beautiful walk in the woods.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

Best muni in central Illinois

For as good of a course as Lick is, it does not get enough credit as one of the elite courses in the Peoria area. It’s challenging but incredibly fair. For every ball you hit OB (for me quite a few) you usually have a chance to make it up and save par or bogey. There’s not a boring hole Out there and it is incredibly well manicured for a park district course. In my opinion it’s a better course than Weaver Ridge and it is right up there with Coyote Creek. Definitely worth checking out for the price and convenience of location.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Tough course

My third time playing this course. I find it very challenging but yet really enjoyable. Pekin should be proud to have such a wonderful golf course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lick creek

Course was in great condition. Sand traps need so.e work, greens were pretty slow

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Odd layout but well kept

The layout is odd, with more than a few holes where you’ll lose a ball with a perfect drive because they don’t give you yardages from the tees and/or you can’t see the landing areas. The greens keeper does a fantastic job, though, with what he’s working with. It’s hard not to let the 4/5 poorly designed holes affect the overall experience, but I still think it’s worth the $20 hot deal. Don’t expect much from the clubhouse. Really Nice putting green.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

First day out in 19

Course was in great shape. Range and putting greens were packed full, but people moved through pretty quickly. Definitely a great value at the GolfNow price!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 30
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I Love Lick

Best bang for the buck in central Illinois! Freshly aerated greens made putting somewhat tricky, but we love Lick Creek and play it as often as we can!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful, yet challenging !

Beautiful course in good repair.Chalkenging for the average player with some narrow fairways bordered by unforgiving woods!

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