Blue at University of Illinois Golf Course

2.8333333333 2.8 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6479 yards
  • Slope: 115
  • Rating: 70.2
  • Layout


Carts: Yes - $16
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 2.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 3 Reviews
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recommend this course

1 out of 3 reviews



Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

u000002228041's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

I don't recommend this course

"Better than expected"

Dodger57's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

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.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

I recommend this course

"Bunkers are under repair"

gyoju's avatar
Downstate Illinois Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2017
Previously played Walked Hot weather

Reviewed on

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.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy

I don't recommend this course

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