Blue at University of Illinois Golf Course

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3.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.8
Conditions
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Value
3.2
Layout
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6479
Slope 115
Rating 70.2
Type Public
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University of Illinois Golf Course - Blue Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Champ 72 6479 yards 70.2 115
Regular 72 6306 yards 69.4 113
Women's (W) 74 5827 yards 72.9 117
Scorecard for Blue
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 70.2/115 561 163 433 363 348 419 196 380 476 3339 145 378 534 160 450 484 344 172 473 3140 6479
White M: 69.4/113 554 157 421 353 342 410 185 370 467 3259 135 372 518 152 425 478 335 163 469 3047 6306
Blue M: 66.4/106 W: 70.2/113 430 148 348 335 331 357 173 340 417 2879 124 350 430 141 366 443 326 153 436 2769 5648
Orange W: 68.9/108 421 122 300 310 297 310 143 300 412 2615 104 313 410 122 300 433 317 117 413 2529 5144
Handicap 1 15 5 11 17 3 9 7 13 18 10 4 16 2 6 12 14 8
Par 5 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 5 36 3 4 5 3 4 5 4 3 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1966
Greens Blue Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/15

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $16
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

2.8
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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
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Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Better than expected

Tees were nice and level, I like that. Fairways are not bent grass but they are in good condition. Greens have a lot of undulation in them and they are small. Very easy to miss and then there are drop offs on every green. Very hard to get up and down due to the undulations. Greens are very firm, not many pitch marks due to that. Biggest disappointment are the bunkers. All fairway bunkers are now dirt and weeds. It looks like green side bunkers were in the same condition but they have been repaired, however sand is bright white nice looking but very thin to a hard base. A low 4 degree bounce wedge is needed. I have one but left it home. Price is right $34. I would play there again, nice routing. Went to play with low expectations and course was not that bad. Much better than expected.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Downstate Illinois Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather

Bunkers are under repair

Lots of weeds are growing in many bunkers; thus they are marked with white lines. Some bunkers have fresh sand and I hope all bunkers are repaired as soon as possible. The only good thing about this course is that every hole has elevated undulating green. Tree lines are mature but the terrain is so flat. You may like this course if you come from Rocky mountain area. With lots of white lines and flat green surface, I feel like I'm solving a simple 2D geometry problem on a large chalk board.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Poor

Stay & Play Offers

$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
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