Acorns Golf Links

4.3428705882 4.3 stars from 5 (122)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6701 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 72.3
  • Layout

  • 3933 Anne Rd, Waterloo, Illinois 62298, Monroe County
  • (888) 922-2676, (618) 939-7800
  • (618) 939-3005
  • www.acornsgolflinks.com
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Year built: 1997
Architect(s): William Ebeler (1997)
Type: Public
Style: Traditional/Links
Greens: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire, shirts must be worn at all times, no tank tops.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 122 Reviews
5 stars:
46
4 stars:
68
3 stars:
6
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

120 out of 122 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for locals advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include water hazards forced carries bunkers   Great for 19th hole scenic views drinks patio dining  

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deb21f's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendly staff

hard to find first hole

need to know the course due to blind shots on some holes

some holes harmed by uneven turf / ground that should be under repair

some bunkers had no sand/washed out

two-some in front of me practiced putting on the green several times as i waited to shoot.

Seems to be geared for regulars/members.

Cheap beer was nice. $3/ domestic


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



rifle1ron's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Acorns"


u000007826557's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course and pricing are always very good. You can not go wrong playing here when other courses are charging double. Good food and great beer prices. Just an excellent all around value and good course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"First Time"


ampeg210's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Liked the course and am looking forward to going back when the weather warms up.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great course!"


Lana2127907's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent condition for January. Staff wonderful! Always enjoy playing here!


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


"Bonus golf in January"


Ed2214285's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Acorns course was in great shape; we were not even restricted to cart paths.

Greens are in good shape, but a little bumpy. The fairways were in very good shape.

The staff at Acorns is very friendly and accommodating.

We will definitely play here again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



matt6777806's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Interesting course"


uEHYQ2283EH's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout greens are great staff very friendly Fairways a little thin all in all great time


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Acorns"


u000007826557's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Acorns is always a Best Buy around St Louis. Course has a good mix of challenging and fair holes making it enjoyable for novices to scratch golfers. Clubhouse staff is always accommodating with great prices on beer and Brats


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000002940253's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Decent, if you live in the area"


Godsword's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course conditioning and greens were fine. The layout is a bit quirky. There are too many short doglegs where the golfer has to hit a mid or long (maybe) iron off the tee just to keep the ball in play. People were friendly and some of the holes were solid. I just would not call this a memorable layout or one that I would drive 40 miles to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



AmhRLCHS60's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

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

Reviewed on

Course is in great shape. You won't be disappointed. .


I recommend this course


"Simply the DREAM!!!"


K3910052's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I must admit, with tha politics of life in America, and being of African American decent, I was a bit reluctant to even travel so far from home WITHOUT my firearms...It turned out that Waterloo, Acorns Links was so calm and a GREAT place to golf...Staff was Courteous and respectful to ALL it's patrons, to include me. i am so pleased that the whole negative political arena does not reach our dedicated golfers.

We must continue to reach All AMERICANS and Acorn Links has set a FINE example of patriotism towards AMERICA!

Keep it up!!! Acorn Links Rocks!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



tsholmes2's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It would have been $7 cheaper to book the tee time with the course, otherwise the course was great


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Course in great shape"


u000007644804's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Given the streak of recent hot weather, the course was in excellent shape. Too bad some golfers are so oblivious to their ball marks and don't/won't take the time to repair their greens' divots. These really mar the otherwise beautifully maintained greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The course was in excellent condition"


yogi60's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in the best condition of any course I have played this year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Jimmers1964's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape and the greens were excellent.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"ALWAYS IN GREAT SHAPE"


u775847073's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always has a crew working to make the course ready for play...It is a top value and worth crossing the river...Thanks


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Had a great time"


dmccannsr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging, but not overly so. It was a lovely day of golf, on a lovely golf course. Staff was very nice to deal with. Course was in great shape considering lack of recent rain. Some rowdiness on course, but there was a scramble behind us, and they weren't too distracting. I will play it again as soon as I can.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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