Ironhorse Golf Course

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4.7
44
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.4
99.6%
Recommend this course
43 out of 44 reviews
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Average Rating
5.0
5
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
5.0
Value
4.8
Layout
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
5 out of 5 reviews
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Average Rating
4.8
6
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.7
Layout
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 6 reviews
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Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7131
Slope 125
Rating 73.0
Type Public
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7131 yards 73.0 125
Blue 72 6618 yards 70.9 121
White 72 6268 yards 68.8 117
White (W) 72 6268 yards 74.1 118
Green 72 5322 yards 69.3 113
Green (W) 72 5322 yards 68.9 108
Scorecard for Ironhorse Golf Course
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: 73.5/130 417 535 207 446 358 203 398 570 345 3479 385 542 226 426 374 183 552 363 440 3491 6970
Blue M: 71.5/125 392 506 175 425 340 181 373 544 323 3259 368 518 196 403 335 159 527 338 426 3270 6529
White M: 69.5/120 W: 74.7/126 376 475 157 399 303 169 343 509 311 3042 331 485 173 376 325 140 499 316 406 3051 6093
Green W: 69.8/116 307 405 142 348 241 151 318 426 242 2580 283 413 150 333 288 130 437 295 297 2626 5206
Handicap 7 5 9 1 17 13 11 3 15 12 4 8 10 14 18 6 16 2
Par 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 36 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Bent
Greens Bent
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31
Architect Paul Loague

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

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Reviews

4.7
44

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 12
Bunkers 6
Forced Carries 6
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 9
Locals 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 8
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Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Beatuiful course

Not a boring course like most cheap courses in central IL. Windy, some water in play, and greens are small with undulation. One of the best course i have played at the 20-30USD range.. No trees at all, but if you go too far left or right the knee high rough makes it impossible to find your ball. Fairways, greens, short rough are all in good condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice greens.

Fun course. It had rained 2 “ a couple hours before we played. Cart path only was understandable. Still had a great time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

Love this course a beautiful well maintained Links course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome!

Former golf pro.

I highly recommend this track to all.

Low price high quality!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice place to play

I like to play different courses as we travel. I enjoy a challenge, but I'm no pro.

I chose iron horse because of good reviews, reasonable slope,, and location. Illinois is a farmers paradise , flat and somewhat featureless. The impression from the outside is manmase features in the middle of farm country. Don't be fooled. The features feel natural and provide plenty of challenge plus the course is well maintained. Try it , you'll enjoy it.

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

Great course for friendly wagers.

Fun course with lots of challenges. A lot of risk for reward holes. Plenty of water and always windy. Will test most of the clubs in your bag.

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

Awesome course

The course is an excellent shape better and I've seen it before. Most definitely will go back again two play again shot really well greens are really soft Fairways nice and green

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great scoring course

I hadn't played IronHorse in 5+ years & forgot how nice it is!!

We have played 2 times in a week and really love the layout, big and true rolling greens and scoreabilty of the course. I really like the diversity of the holes-- you don't just pull out a driver on all the par 4/5's-- it makes you think.

Great course to post a good round on.

Only (and I mean only) drawback were the bunkers- they definitely need attention; plenty of sand in them but also weeds & grass.

Clubhouse guy isn't overly friendly but for $21 on GN it's a steal and well worth the hour drive!!

We will be back--probably next weekend.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Golf Course

We enjoyed our day at Ironhorse! The course was in great shape and we had a great time!

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

Course is in great shape.

Had a great day on the course and the course is looking way better then last year at this time. Live the improvements​.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Summer Condition in Early Spring

I can't say enough good things about the conditions at Ironhorse for March. The greens run true; they were a little slow but they are large and personally I had at least four 3 putts. Be sure to hit enough club on approach. The course is scenic with lots of water, but if you hit straight, you won't have to deal with it. I will surely play it again. He staff is great. We felt welcome which is not always the case when we play on a GolfNow Hotdeal.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout, subpar conditions

I played as a single and finished in less than 3 hours. Had to play through about 4 groups, so if my gf would have been playing then the round would have taken closer to 5. The layout is fantastic, with well designed green complexes and plenty of strategically placed hazards to gobble up your stray shots. Lots of water comes into play off the tee, and some OB as well. The greens were in nice shape, albeit somewhat slow. The fairways on the other hand were awful. Not much grass, mostly weeds. No drinks out on the course. Overall I'm happy because I only paid $13. Would play more if I lived closer.

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

Outstanding Course

The course is outstanding but difficult for a high handicapper. The greens were excellent and putted very true. The tees and fairawaus were terrific.

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

Fun golf course

Fun course to play with a lot of water hazards and hills. Friendly and helpful pro shop staff. Wash room on course could use some servicing and some patches were noted on the greens. Fairways in good condition. Very fast pace of play and great rate on Golf Now. Would like to play this course again.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Tougher than expected

Played this course for the first time and found it surprisingly tough for the slope rating. Lots of water that created visual intimidation, plenty of sand, and big greens that made for some long putts. Course was generally in good shape, but there were some bare spots on and around some greens. Pro shop and snack bar staff were friendly. No beverage cart (none needed) and restrooms on course weren't in great shape. Played as a twosome and had to let a couple singles play through but still finished in about 4 hours despite struggling on a few holes. Good value for price and we will try it again someday.

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

In Better Shape than Before

Played course about a year ago just after greens aeration, so experience somewhat diminished by that. Returned for a 4th of July round this year and course was in fine condition despite heavy local rains over the weekend. Pace was decent for a holiday but was probably lessened due to inclement weather. Greens and fairways were in pretty good shape. Few more rough spots on the fairways than on the greens but anything under $30 is a deal here if you can pay that.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Solid value

Interesting links style course. Greens consistent but a bit slow. Water comes into play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great experience

Course is in extremely good condition, and will test every club. It was windy, and made club selection, very important.

If you are traveling I -57 and have time, stop and play. It is a very nice course in excellent condition. My only negative, there was no cart person and no water on the course. Beyond that, this course is a 10+

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average

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