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4.4
298 Reviews (298)
5 Stars
155
4 Stars
109
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
93.7%
Recommend this course
280 out of 298 reviews
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4.2
80 Reviews (80)
5 Stars
37
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.0
91.2%
Recommend this course
73 out of 80 reviews
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4.3
97 Reviews (97)
5 Stars
51
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.1
92.8%
Recommend this course
90 out of 97 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6562 yards
Slope 124
Rating 70.8
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Prairie Isle Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1994
Fairways Bent
Greens Bent
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gordon Cunningham

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.4
298 Reviews (298)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 21
Watching the Game 7
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 22
Narrow Fairways 20
Water Hazards 20
This course/club is great for:
Seniors 17
Advanced Golfers 16
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 16
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 19
Worth the Drive 18

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Played On
Reviews 3
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
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/20/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Kehrmel0306! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Prairie Isle Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best course in Mchenry County

Simply put, best conditioned, best layout, challenging, most fun course in Mchenry county. Lot of elevation changes, part of the course was built on an old rock quarry so a couple holes are reminiscent of golf in Galena. By far the best bang for your buck course in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/19/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Seahawks375! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Prairie Isle Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/16/2020

Hello, u314159629337. Thank you for visiting us at Prairie Isle Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great choice for November golf

Possibly the last day in the 70's for the year. Beautiful day, very nice conditions, good pace of play, nice team working there. Fairways & greens in great shape. It was worth the 50 minute drive there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/11/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, smonastero123! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Prairie Isle Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Helpful staff

The head pro Quentin did a great job bailing me out and accommodating our group. I appreciated what he did for us and the course was in great shape. Can’t wait to play there again under normal circumstances

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/10/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u1898718! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Prairie Isle Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 11/09/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, sirivatp! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Prairie Isle Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/09/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Prairie Isle Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Course was in great condition, a really good challenging course. I thoroughly enjoyed playing here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/09/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Kehrmel0306! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Prairie Isle Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/09/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Stephen8508908! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Prairie Isle Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Back to Prairie Isle

Course in great shape .Fairways clear but roughs had a lot of mulched leaves Lots of interesting holes but not impossible to score if you avoid trouble.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/09/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Prairie Isle Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 11/16/2020

Hello, u999710660. Thank you for visiting us at Prairie Isle Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Walked

Very niiiiiice

Really only booked this because they had an early tee time and it was a new/never played course.

It's great. I was the first person off, walked in 2:30 hours. Perfect condition for late October, really varied, interesting layout. I'd definitely come back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/27/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, jheise! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Prairie Isle Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/21/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Prairie Isle Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pros & Cons

First thing I do before any round of golf is hit the range. This course sadly doesn't have one. There's a practice chipping/putting area and a saggy net that you can hit shots into, but that's hardly a replacement for a proper range area.
The course itself was really neat. There's some really fun holes and great elevation changes. The course played much shorter than the yardage, and the tee boxes were so firm it was hard to get a tee into them. If you go keep in mind that there's no port-a-potties along the way, so plan ahead.
Out of all the courses in the area this one wouldn't be my first choice, but I will likely be back at some point.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/16/2020

Hello, LeahZ. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Prairie Isle Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/13/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Actionpcs1! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Prairie Isle Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 4
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 Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/07/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, eshain! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Prairie Isle Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Value

P Isle is a wonderful public play course. Easy to walk and worth the money to walk unless you not capable. Cart price is a bit steep $18. It’s not the most perfectly groomed course but greens are adequate and roll nice. Fairways are decent but tee boxes could use a trim. What really makes the course is it layout. Big trees and short tight par 4s on 2/3/4 and picturesque long tight driving par 4 9th make the front. The back 10/11/12 are the best holes on the course. 10 a tight par 5 with trouble left and right and in front of green. Bust a bomb drive and you can get home in 2 although that’s rare because it usually into the wind. 11 is a tough tight driving hole dogleg left. Drive it in the fairway your left with and up hill mid to long iron into a 3 tiered green. 12 drive it straight to a20 yard wide fairway or your pitching back to the fairway and wedging on. Hit the sliver of fairway and you catch the speed slope to a 100 yard wedge and possible birdie. The course is a wonderful layout without the perfect conditions. Well worth the money and challenging enough for the low handicap.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/07/2020

Hi Usazebra. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Prairie Isle Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great hidden gem...

Had not played Prairie Isle before although heard good comments from friends. Wonderfully surprised at the conditions, layout and overall course. We played in just under 4 hours on a Sunday morning and loved the elevation changes, fast greens. Just a wonderful new course and will absolutely will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/29/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Prairie Isle Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course, some surprieses

Second time playing this course this year. Was not indicated ahead of time that greens were being aerated, And had to play the same nine twice. Rough a little long, difficulty finding numerous balls. Staff unfriendly.

Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/23/2020

Hello, u00000829021. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Prairie Isle Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Pace of play has to improve

First, I love this course. I have been playing it for about 10 years. The conditions are always better than average. The layout is fantastic. A great mix of open field, elevation changes, and routing through the woods on the back nine. My biggest complaint, and something that desperately needs to change is the pace of play. The last 10 times I have been out here, its been 5+ hours to finish 18 holes. The rangers are doing nothing to manage pace of play. On a hot day it is excruciating. The other issue I have is that walkers are charged the same rate whether they use a cart or not. We played at 9:40 am this past Sunday the 20th of September 2020, we did not complete our round until 3:00PM. That's 5:20 for 18 holes. We waiting for 10 minutes on each tee box, and at least 5 minutes in each fairway.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/23/2020

Hi u000003045267. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Prairie Isle Golf Club. We hope to see you again in the future.

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