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3.2
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
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3 Stars
5
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.4
Layout
3.3
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.1
Amenities
2.8
70.8%
Recommend this course
25 out of 32 reviews
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2.7
3 Reviews (3)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
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0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.0
Layout
3.3
Pace
2.0
Amenities
1.7
StaffFriendliness
4.0
66.7%
Recommend this course
2 out of 3 reviews
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3.2
5 Reviews (5)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
3
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.4
Layout
3.4
Pace
3.0
Amenities
2.5
StaffFriendliness
4.4
80.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 5 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 36
Length 3022 yards
Slope 119
Rating 37.8
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Rob Roy Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 36 3022 yards 37.8 119
White 36 2868 yards 35.4 113
Yellow 36 2456 yards 33.9 109
Red (W) 36 2264 yards
Scorecard for Rob Roy
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Blue M: 35.4/121 315 371 182 335 531 368 127 310 483 3022 3022
White M: 34.6/117 305 354 156 319 517 351 113 298 455 2868 2868
Red W: 33.5/109 293 340 138 226 428 265 102 252 389 2433 2433
Handicap 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Par 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 5 36 36

Course Details

Year Built 1928
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/30
Architect Edward B. Dearie

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

3.2
32 Reviews (32)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 6
Water Hazards 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 7
9-Hole Rounds 6
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 8

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1.0
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Awful

At one point there were 5 different groups on the par 5. Nothing on the website stated on Wednesday’s 60 adults show up for their golf league. Not worth the money.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Slow Play

We had a foursome of guys in front of us that played like 4 old ladies!!! They should have been kicked off the course!

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

Fall Golf

Nice round. Fairways and Tees recently aerated, greens were fine.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fast 9

Good neighborhood fast round course. 8th hole needs redesigning. Trees have grown over the fairway

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Winter Bonus

Course was in surprisingly good condition for late December and weather was moderate enough for play (mid 40's). This added up to a very enjoyable experience.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Did not feel pushed

The course had a nice crowd and it was playing a little slow, but no one was pushing us to play faster. I hate it when courses push the pace of play, esp when playing with novice golfers. It was a beautiful day to play and talk with your group and not feet rushed at each hole.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Cart Path Only Golf Day

All I can say is I should have called as we had terrible storms recently. No fault of the course but basically it should have been closed. It was a sloppy mess and quite frankly the course lay out sucks, sorry but it does. It's only a 9 hole and I don't generally play these and can honestly say I won't be back. Seems like no one takes the time to fix ball marks on the greens anymore. I did not enjoy this round at all to say the least.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyable course amidst a nice neighborhood

Rob Roy course was really enjoyable to play and provided a good variety of straight forward and challenging holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice layout for a 9 holer

Fairways were pretty near perfect, greens good except for there are some people there that don't know what a divot is or how to repair one. Bunkers are typical for an Illinois Muni, not so good.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Chicago Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Rob Roy Golf Course

The Good: Rob Roy is a decent suburban 9-hole layout that used to be a 27-hole course until a developer built a crowded condo complex. Fairway conditions and greens were in good shape for middle February in Chicago. Layout has some interesting holes, most notably the Par 5's that provide some unique challenges and a couple good Par 3's. Clubhouse is nice for a nine-hole course, which includes a restaurant and banquet area in addition to a decent pro shop. Staff overall is friendly. Average value for the greater Chicago area.

The Bad: Greens, to be expected, were very shaggy and slow. Be prepared for a 2.5+ hour experience for 9-holes. Course has very limited on-course signage and yardage markers, which contributes to the poor pace of play. No driving range (you can go to the Woodland Trails driving range down the road) and putting green is lacking. Par 4's are pretty ordinary and unmemorable. Course feels claustrophobic with condos and houses intruding just off the fairways.

The Verdict: Rob Roy is a decent place to hack around if you want a cheap Chicago option or if you only have time for nine holes. Just don't expect many amenities or to get done that quickly.

Best Hole: The Par 5 5th is the most interesting hole on the course. A drive must avoid water right and straight (if you're a big hitter). The approach shot(s) are over water to a thin fairway that is guarded by houses right and large trees left. A tough par!

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Mixed bag, but mostly good.

Overall pretty OK. It was convenient and relatively inexpensive, but I wouldn't go expecting any great level of service.

Pros:
Course was cute, manageable, appeared well maintained (we played in February in Chicago, so hard to really tell). Relatively easy (except the narrow fairways). Interior facilities were a little 90's-ish but clean and adequate.
Cons:
You had better not have a bad draw or a slice because the homes that line the course are practically on the fairway.
The staff was a little -meh-. The gentleman who checked us in, while polite, was clearly overwhelmed with 2 people in line and the phone ringing.
Secondly, my car was hit in the parking lot while I was golfing and I went inside to let them know and I was met with a shoulder shrug and they were like "sorry, we don't have cameras." No offer to call the police or to take my name in case someone said something later, no incident report, no nothing. Even if the guy had been a little more sympathetic that would have been something, but he really offered nothing.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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