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4.4
171 Reviews (171)
5 Stars
71
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
95.9%
Recommend this course
166 out of 171 reviews
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4.5
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.8
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
13 out of 13 reviews
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4.4
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
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2 Stars
1
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.7
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.9%
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31 out of 33 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional/Links
Par 72
Length 6701 yards
Slope 125
Rating 72.3
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Acorns Golf Links
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6701 yards 72.3 125
Blue 72 6256 yards 70.2 121
White 72 5839 yards 68.0 115
Yellow 72 5497 yards 66.8 110
Red (W) 72 4623 yards 67.0 105
Scorecard for Acorns
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: 72.7/135 403 350 347 374 576 195 503 363 160 3271 392 355 185 559 425 201 386 528 399 3430 6701
Blue M: 70.8/130 385 343 320 335 560 130 466 344 149 3032 360 336 170 520 399 180 359 525 375 3224 6256
White M: 68.7/120 358 300 303 325 558 120 435 310 125 2834 342 331 150 465 380 160 317 510 350 3005 5839
Yellow W: 66.8/110 331 311 261 285 535 105 430 290 120 2668 330 326 128 460 365 136 300 484 300 2829 5497
Red W: 67.05/105 300 230 230 225 443 78 394 260 87 2247 300 288 86 400 310 94 246 426 226 2376 4623
Handicap 5 7 17 13 9 11 1 3 15 6 12 18 16 4 8 14 10 2
Par 4 4 4 4 5 3 5 4 3 36 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 5 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1997
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect William Ebeler (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire, shirts must be worn at all times, no tank tops.

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  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Illinois (2015 #19)

Reviews

4.4
171 Reviews (171)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 8
Drinks 8
Patio Dining 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 18
Forced Carries 14
Bunkers 12
This course/club is great for:
Locals 12
Advanced Golfers 9
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 13
In the 'Burbs 9
Convenient to the City 6

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Handicap 20-24
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5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

very nice course

loved the course but old man league play in the middle of the day was bad

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Previously Played

This course is awesome!!!

The greens roll amazingly. The fairways and tee boxes are always nice. Every hole had a different layout and it makes it fun/interesting.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course

In spite of all the rain we've had, this course was in excellent shape! First time playing here so not sure how it compares during dry times. Even though it was cart path only, was not a difficult course to play (and I never seemed to be able to hit my ball close to the cart path). Will definitely be booking here again!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course, friendly staff, reasonably priced

One of my regular courses. There are a lot of courses that are closer to where I live, but they charge more and are in a lot worse condition.

Plus it’s rarely, if ever crowded. My experience at the Acorns is consistent - always a 4 star experience.

Looks like there are going to be some nice improvements for this year. Remaking a couple of areas, new carts, etc. I love that they are always making improvements. That’s a contrast from so many other courses.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good golf

I was surprised at the favorable conditions of the course this early in the year. Good golf Greens were very good Had fun Thanks Acorns and staff.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

Love this course. Only problem was that they did not have my golfnow reservation on record, but still let us out after seeing my reservation on my app

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

Great course, greens in great shape. Only downside was the bumpkin in a Blows sweater mowing on every hole, don’t know if it is Mow Monday or what, but really annoying with this clown with us on 18 of 18 holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Greens Are Fantastic! You Gotta Play this Course!

After having had a bad experience at Quail Creek in S St Louis MO, with NO water on their golf course and a very rude manager, I decided it’s time to find another course and venture a little farther from home. I’m so glad I did! I saw the positive reviews in Golfnow for The Acorns which I haven’t played for years. Just driving up the long driveway, I knew I was going to enjoy this course. The fairways looked plush and luscious. And the green looked just as nice. Oh yeah! With all the rain we’ve had in this area, I was happy it was NOT cart path only, which we all know makes for a longer and tedious game. Kudos to Ryan and Rita who both assisted me in getting on that first tee. The price was very reasonable and I’m definitely looking forward to coming back and playing this course! The course is laid out nicely and my ball rolled smoothly on the greens. I’ll be back soon!

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

Hidden Gem

Excellent lay out. Great greens. Fairways need little work. Love the golf cart with cell phone charger.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens were sandy, but other than that, awesome!

Got a warm Oct day and played 18 with a friend. They had recently punched the holes in the greens so they were not great. Normally I love their greens, so just give it a week or two and should be back to normal. Fun layout and perfect zoysia fairways. Always play the black tees and it is challenging from there. Terrific value, especially if you can catch a Hotdeal.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Latest round at Acorns

I play well over 100 rounds of golf a year and most all of them in the St Louis area, probably 6 rounds at Acorns. Acorns is always , always, always in pretty good shape and is the most consistent Best Buy golf course within 40 miles !

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

relaxing round

enjoyed the round and loved the fairways the greens put me to the test it has been a long time since playing there and a bit of a drive but would love to get even with a few of the greens some day soon

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A gem amongst the corn

I was pleasantly surprised by the course. I found myself driving down some country roads lined with corn fields. I wasn’t sure what I would find out here. The course was in very good shape from tee to green. The round took about 4 1/2 hours to play on a mid-week at mid-day. I would have liked a little quicker round. Other than that is was a great deal for the price. I would go back.

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