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3.9
43 Reviews (43)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.7
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.5
73.3%
Recommend this course
36 out of 43 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
4 Reviews (4)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.5
Layout
3.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
75.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 4 reviews
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3.5
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
2.6
Value
2.8
Layout
3.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
4.0
50.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 6 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 66
Length 4649 yards
Slope 109
Rating 63.5
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Fairways Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1929
Golf Season Open: 4/15 Closed: 11/15
Architect Perry Maxwell (1929)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Bunker Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.9
43 Reviews (43)

What Golfers Are Saying

This course/club is great for:
Walkers 7
Beginners 6

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4.0
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Hot weather
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Conditions Average
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Friendliness Excellent
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Commented on 06/24/2020

Hello and thank you for reviewing us. We see that you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round? Please feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop for further explanation. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Fairways Public Golf Course, and we hope to see you again soon.

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course to walk.

Short course but some neat holes. 6 par 3's on the back make it a little challeging.

Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Hole in one!

I played here in June with my friend Alan. Always is our backup course to sharpen our short game. On this day I had a hole in one on the par 3 hole #15. Used a Ping G10 5 hybrid club from 170 yards. Told the lady in the shop as we were leaving and she said "good". I guess they see a lot of them. Didn't have enough witnesses to authenticate, but we know it happened, and it wad my 4th hole in one. I play here several times a year and always enjoy the course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fairways

I really like this old school golf course. While not particularly difficult it is a fun little track.

Lots of trees and tight fairways force you to make shots. Hard to beat for the price and it played fast as well.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 50
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0

Tale of 2 halves

First 9 is decent course but back 9 is pretty much an executive course with 3 ~300 yard par 4s. Pace was good but greens are on the slow side.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 09/30/2019

Hello, equa77. Thank you for taking the time to leave Fairways Public Golf Course 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.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/16/2019

Hello, u000003131659. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take customer feedback very serious at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind. Thank you for playing Fairways Public Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 2
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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

I’ve played this course for the last 38 years.
Moved away 24 years ago.
Still come back every year to play here.
Played today. Course is in great shape.
Kudos to Mitch on the great job he does!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day

Course was in good condition for the time of year wore long underwear shot the best score of my life for 18, 87

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course was in decent to good shape. Greens were soft. Bunkers were nice. Fairways were alright. Some fairways needed to be cut better. And cleaned up of big branches. Overall 7/10

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Shape for October

The course was in great shape for October. Greens perfect and they have done a real good job of getting rid of the leaves in this beautiful tree lined course. I really have to laugh at the previous review. Hard to blame the course because the weather got foggy. And the real defense to par on this course is the narrow fairways. I always enjoy this course especially the front 9.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Always a good round

Love this course for a quick round. Interesting holes which are set up nicely. Greens are in good shape. Pace of play is usually good and staff is friendly. Good place to take newcomers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Tried to like it.

Ok, Staff was nice.

Weather started out well. Then a dense fog rolled in. I suspect from all the watering that morning and rain the night before. Course was soggy and I had a hard time tracking the ball.
So with that in mind.

Fairways soggy and beat up.

Tee boxes covered in old tees and destroyed.

They need a chainsaw party to open up the fairways some. Have a hard time getting a decent angle off the Tees. I like a challenge but should be able to have a workable shot off the tee.

Greens are in great shape and rolled perfect.

It must be a local thing but twice I had guys in my fairway just hitting a ball randomly towards me. Opposite direction of play. They were warming up or just practicing. Never seen that before so not so much fun.
It was a shame but by the end of the round I had enough and was just looking to leave.

Tried to like it. tried to keep a open mind with the fog. Was kind of interesting until the other issues sunk the fun. especially other players in my fairway for no good reason. come on guys.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Response from on 10/13/2017:
Hello Jeff, thank you for taking the time to review our course, The Fairways, and for the 3-stars. We are sorry to hear that the course may not have been in the best shape due to the wet conditions, but we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the shape of the greens. We are also sorry to hear about the unexpected traffic on the golf course. Your feedback is appreciated. Thank you for choosing our course, in the Chicago area, and we hope to earn your business again soon.
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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