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4.1
37 Reviews (37)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
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3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.4
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
87.1%
Recommend this course
33 out of 37 reviews
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4.0
7 Reviews (7)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.4
71.4%
Recommend this course
5 out of 7 reviews
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4.1
10 Reviews (10)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
80.0%
Recommend this course
8 out of 10 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6228 yards
Slope 123
Rating 69.1
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Renwood Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1922
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/30
Architect Bob Lohmann

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Reviews

4.1
37 Reviews (37)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 9
This course/club is great for:
Locals 8
Walkers 7
Beginners 6
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 7

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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Solid Casual Course

This is a solid park's type course. It's cheap, but well maintained. The only thing I can't comment on is the clubhouse since it was closed off due to covid-19, but the course itself was in good shape. The ruff was thick, but the fairways and greens were in good condition. I also walked it, so no comment on pull carts or golf carts as well. I recommend it for the price point, and if you want a solid 18 holes of golf. Finally, the front 9 is easier while the back 9 is more challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Renwood Round Lake Beach

I love this course. Its clean, grounds are kept up. Clubhouse is beautiful. Close to home for me, I can walk to it. Definitely recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Walked

Renwood is a Gem

I had never played the course, I was at one time a 6hcp my game is not the same after some injures n others but I loved the golf course and the greens the were under maintenance but still rolled nice, I will play again since I believe I can break 80 there without issue.

thanks Brad for your assistance this morning.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 133
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Chicago Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Renwood - Decent Chicago North Burb Muny

The Good: Renwood Golf Club in Round Lake, IL is a nearly 100-year old club that has been recently refurbished by Chicago area architect Bob Lohmann and managed by the local park district. While short in stature in the modern golf game, this 6250-yard course challenges golfers with its fairly tight fairways and smallish greens on the front nine, and severe doglegs and wetlands on the closing nine. While the front nine is fairly benign and unmemorable, the back nine has two extremely interesting Par-5’s (the 13th and 16th respectively) and some tough dogleg Par 4’s. Fairway conditions for early March were impressive and course overall was in pretty good shape. Greens held well (as expected) and weren’t overly bumpy. Nice little clubhouse with good-size pro shop, bar, and reception area for events. Practice area includes driving range and putting green. Pace of play was good at just over 3-hours walking, which was surprising considering how everyone was flocking to the courses for the first nice weekend day in months. Good value at $26 walking.

The Bad: The front nine is fairly uninteresting with several straightaway, short Par-4’s that don’t require much strategy or skill. Odd routing has only one Par-5 or Par-3 on the front half as well. Green conditions and speed were inconsistent, which is to be expected for the first rounds before Spring. No short game or bunker practice area. Service, particularly on-course was lacking, but I suspect during the summer they have a regular cart staff.

The Verdict: I was pleasantly surprised with this little Round Lake municipal course, particularly the fun holes on the back nine. While its certainly not a visually impressive course, it is inexpensive for the area and has enough character and challenge for the good golfer.

Best Hole: The 16th hole is a crazy-looking short Par-5, a double-dogleg that requires a conservative drive to the right of a sand trap or a sweeping hook around trees to be in position to go for the green in two. The approach is hidden with trees right and a pond left, making for a difficult shot. Fun!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Nice municipal course in Northern burbs and a good value

I enjoy playing this course two or three times a year since it is fairly close to where I live. It usually well-maintained and I consider it a good value. Tee-times are usually available and the golf pro has always worked with us to get us started on one of the open nines. The front nine is a traditional older course while the back nine is a newer course, and definitely challenging with more water in play. When I played this weekend the course was cart path only due to all the heavy fall rain, but that has only happened once since I started playing here. Rest of the staff has always been excellent to interact with and they have a nice range and practice area.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 63
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pretty average

Haven’t played this course in twenty some yrs, not very challenging , needs a little maintainance, some short par fours to get birds or par, all in all would come back for the right price.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Well taken care of course. Not to tight fairways, but entire course is compacted into small area. The rough is very dense grass that is hard to hit out of or find ball. Some greens are pretty tough and the par 5 #16 is hard hole. Fun course that doesn’t play to long.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Renwood CC

Nothing wrong with all fairways except for 2. But yet they had it set for golf carts on path only. Not senior friendly. Will have to call before getting tee time

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 285
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing

Fun Play - Two Different Tight Nines

With the front nine 40 years older than the back I enjoyed my first round at Renwood. Folks in the clubhouse were nice and the course was in decent shape. A group golfer deal for $20 got us out there. The front nine is an old school short, tight (some of the fairways maybe 20 yards wide at best) and tree lined. The par 3 5th has what I'd term a postage stamp green. If you keep your ball fairly on the straight and narrow about the only hole on the front that provides significant challenge is the slightly under 400 yard ninth par 4.....so you should be able to get off to a good start/score. The back nine plays tight from the aspect that there's 6 holes with water in play and requires some well placed tee shots on the 10th, 12th, 14th and 16th holes to avoid plunking one. The 14th hole a par 4 dogleg left is especially challenging where you have to hit a good draw or take on a tree on the left side of the fairway. The par 5 double dogleg sixteenth is a hole you have to play a couple of times and suffers from what we call the "stupid hole" effect where you're basically forced to take an iron off the tee. A nice finisher over a pond....so the back nine was pretty interesting/enjoyable with some nice green sites with decent undulations. A some point we'll go back. 3.5 stars and call it old school/new school somewhat tee shot target golf....$25/$30 course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Walked

Great Value

The course is in great shape. They keep making improvements and upgrades. The staff is friendly and accommodating. I can get out early and sneak in 9 before work.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Staff was very helpful

Staff called to change tee time to not wait for a large group scheduled in front of us.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course for the price

Challenging course . Back nine narrower fairways Some parts of the course under repair but didn't interfere with play. No wait on tee boxes. Played 18 in 3 hours.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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