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3.5
224 Reviews (224)
5 Stars
48
4 Stars
80
3 Stars
53
2 Stars
21
1 Stars
22
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.6
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.4
69.4%
Recommend this course
157 out of 224 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.7
45 Reviews (45)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.1
82.2%
Recommend this course
37 out of 45 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.8
55 Reviews (55)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.0
81.8%
Recommend this course
45 out of 55 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7095 yards
Slope 131
Rating 73.1

Odyssey Country Club is a challenging layout that was designed by Harry Bower and two-time U.S. Open winner Curtis Strange. Strange won in 1988 and 1989, putting him in the company of only six others in the century-long history of the U.S. Open. His influence is apparent in all the strategic elements of the golf course as well as the risk-reward options. This demanding layout is not exactly beginner friendly. Staying on the fairways is crucial or your ball will be met with deep rough. Water is also a prominent presence on the golf course. Twelve holes either feature a water hazards or play along the water's edge. Odyssey Country Club's 16th hole is memorable for its tricky island green, which naturally draws comparisons to the famous 17th at TPC Sawgrass.

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Course Details

Year Built 1992
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Harry Bowers Curtis Strange (1992)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.5
224 Reviews (224)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 17
Thick Rough 14
Bunkers 12
This course/club is great for:
Locals 13
Advanced Golfers 7
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 17
Convenient to the City 10
Worth the Drive 10

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1.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worst Golf Ever

Starter had a group cut in front of us while we were playing the first hole., to start on the second hole. Another group came out of nowhere on the back nine to cut in front of us on the 11 hole.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

A bit disappointed

Used to be one of my top 3 courses in the area. I have always loved the layout of the course. I’m just getting back into golf now that I have the time and played Odyssey for the first time in 8 or 9 yrs. was extremely surprised and disappointed in the upkeep of the course, especially the greens. Does NOBODY know how to or care to fix a ball mark on the green? Every green was littered with new and old ball marks. While I’m sure this isn’t the course’s fault, why don’t I see this problem anywhere else. Maybe a sign or reminder to fix ball marks is needed. I’ve never seen anything like this on what should be a nice course.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worst Greens I've Ever Played

I don't normally write reviews but wanted this feedback to get out there. I hadn't played this course in about 5 years but from what I remembered, it was in immaculate condition. The greens were in probably the worst shape I've ever seen in terms of people fixing their ball marks. Each green must have had hundreds of unfixed ball marks. It was as if players were intentionally not fixing their marks. I was typically 20' away and had to fix at least 4 marks in my line alone on every hole. I know it's not as much the course's fault as it is the players but I could not believe how poorly people took care of this course. I will think twice before returning as it really made playing here not enjoyable.

Jeff

Conditions Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good shape - SLOW play

Course was in excellent shape. Greens sped up as later afternoon went on. Pace of play was awful. Started at 3:10 pm as a single - ended at 7:45pm. There were several 4-somes that played incredibly slow and didn’t offer to let me pass through. I will play again only if I get the first tee time of the morning. Also, the pro-shop staff was not friendly or helpful when I asked about tee times, pace of play and course conditions.

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

Vet Paradise

Always a great round, move from front to back Tees and it’s like playing a diff course, good pace, great staff! They are great to veterans!! Thanks again Odyssey!We will be back often!

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

Worth the money

I was impressed at how good the condition of the course is now.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Love it

1st time playing here and I will absolutely be going back. Pace of play was great believe it was a 3:30 hour round with a 4 some.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Really Nice Course

Very nice course, decent layout and well kept. Staff was friendly, plenty of food and drink options. Some funky holes but a great experience, especially for the price. Kind of far from downtown but worth it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

It’s ok but we rain out but won’t give rain check because pre paid on golf now on 4 th holes.

We having good time but rain bad on 7/11/20 12:25 on 4 th holes they won’t give rain check because pre pain on line, hope they will change the system, golf course is well maintained love it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Rained out last 2 holes

Nice course. Water is in play a lot. A few dog legs to make things interesting. Course could use a little management but overall it was a nice course. Got to 17th hole and got rained out. smh

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

1st time at Odyssey

Course was in very good shape, and very challenging in spots. Course conditions were very, very good considering all the rain and heat the past few weeks. Incredible value for an IL course. We will absolutely be back. Driving range area was great, although you have to drive up #1 to get there, which isn't ideal, but certainly not a big issue.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Nice course that never seems to be in good condition

I've played this course a handful of times now, and whether its rained the night before or not, it just seems like this place retains water like crazy. Bunkers are a toss up on if they're playable or not; fairways on 2, 9 and 10 had complete sections completely under water and in this most recent instance some of the cart paths were under water too. Again, it's not just this instance where it had rained the day before, it seems like the course plays wet most of the time. On top of that, the rough is not consistent and the greens have more ball marks than any other course I've played. It's a shame because this layout can be a little challenging and fun, but the condition that I've come to anticipate here makes it a hard course to pay $35. If you catch it during a dry spell for the right price, this place could be fantastic.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Nice layout

Nice layout, Played the course many times, The staff is very friendly from the young man at the at the clubhouse and the starter it was super nice really enjoyed the round of golf ,I would definitely play it again

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