Ironhorse Golf Course

4.5147117647 4.5 stars from 5 (39)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7131 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 73.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 39 Reviews
5 stars:
18
4 stars:
17
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

38 out of 39 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers locals   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks  

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"Great course for friendly wagers."


dfk5825's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



bdodd8's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Awesome course"


u126011168's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000005652755's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great scoring course"


Sycamore89's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Golf Course"


Golfergirl1952's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Course is in great shape."


u3142797's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Summer Condition in Early Spring"


Lizzzz's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great layout, subpar conditions"


u634031921's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Outstanding Course"


u519304801's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Fun golf course"


David7563469's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Tougher than expected"


u000004279336's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"In Better Shape than Before"


Nick4535191's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Solid value"


ledmund's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great experience"


jimturnerjt's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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+


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Have not played in years and it is still a great course!"


Lon2357170's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has always been one of my favorites.<br/> I moved away from this area years ago was visiting and glad I chose to play here!<br/> Love the layout...course conditions very good and loved the speed and difficulty of the greens!<br/> Head professional and his staff very friendly and enjoyed talking to them.<br/> Make sure you play this course if you are in the area you will be pleasantly surprised at the layout and conditions.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very Long"


tammymeyers58's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course and greens were in great condition although I found myself fixing divots at every green. The greens were pretty quick. Not the fault of the course, just people not fixing their divots along the way. The fairways were nicely kept. The course is very long with very few trees. Lots of berms and some bunkers at each fairway. A few water hazard areas but nothing insurmountable. The largest hazard is the tall grasses. Hard to find balls in it. I suggest packing a few extra balls for this course if you are not an accurate golfer. I personally like a course with more trees and a little less distance. A great course for someone who has a great long game. We only got drinks at the clubhouse but the menu was pretty nice with their offerings. Nice little bar and the clubhouse was very nicely appointed. The folks working there were very friendly and helpful.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course for the money."


Jeremy4304616's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Being a local, I have played this course a few times. Under normal conditions this course is well maintained and the staff is always friendly. Just be aware of current weather conditions. The pace of play was good until we caught up to a foursome the was playing extremely slow. This is the first time that this has happened to me, so I know that it was the exception and not the norm. Well worth the money, especially if you can catch the "hot deal".


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice layout"


kibby's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ironhorse,is in great shape. Greens rolled true. Staff awesome. Bring a range finder as yardage markers are hard to find.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


Andy7769130's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ironhorse is the best value in Central Illinois and worth your drive. If the wind is up, and from the west, consider moving up a tee. The Par 3 hoes will test the best golfer.

The conditions are always wonderful and the greens are wonderful with many undulations. Have fun!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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