St. Andrews Golf & Country Club - Joe Jemsek Course
There are two championship golf courses available at St. Andrews Golf & Country Club in West Chicago as well as a top-ranked practice center. The Joe Jemsek Course, formerly known as the Lakewood, was added in 1929, three years after the club opened. Unlike the original St. Andrews Course, the Joe Jemsek Course has a hillier terrain. Although it is shorter than the other golf course at 6,770 yards, the elevation changes make it seem similar in length to the 6,920-yard St. Andrews Course. The course features tree-lined fairways and strategically placed bunkers, offering plenty of challenges but overall it is not an overly intimidating layout for beginners. There are several long and demanding par 3s throughout. The best example being the tricky second hole, which has a green that is guarded by two deep bunkers and towering trees.
|Red (W)||72||5353 yards||69.4||114|
|Blue M: 72.0/122||362||216||425||384||433||200||349||420||496||3285||517||221||338||329||207||514||451||552||404||3533||6818|
|White M: 70.1/118||333||194||380||370||402||171||336||406||479||3071||467||187||313||303||192||498||436||524||367||3287||6358|
|Gold M: 67.7/112 W: 73.0/124||314||179||361||356||337||146||277||377||456||2803||418||160||297||292||179||486||385||460||351||3028||5831|
|Red W: 70.3/118||294||164||342||342||272||142||271||258||406||2491||401||158||292||284||176||413||333||458||335||2850||5341|
St Andrews is always a viable option when looking to play in the western burbs. Course is well taken of and the price is right. My only gripe was that the greens were super slow. I get it though as it’s been fairly dry here the past few weeks. Overall a great time
Greens are FAST and very well kept. Great course overall. Staff I had contact with was friendly and cared you were there. I will be going back for sure.
Well Maintained Course
Played 18 holes and was surprised how good the condition the course was in, given the rainy Spring.. Great value, friendly staff, good greens and well presented. Looking forward to coming back
Got rained out
Course was in good shape when we started considering how much rain we have had this year. Greens and tees were in very good shape considering. Pace of play was a little slow but mostly due to high rough where you could not find a ball that left the fairway.
Only got in 9 of the 18 due to rain and thunderstorms. Didn't close the course but rain was bad and temp dropped and ranger said cart [path only for the rest of the day, It was pretty unpleasant so we quit, but didn't get a rain check.
Like this course works well for mu skill level.
Hello, Craig. Thank you for taking the time to review St. Andrews Golf & Country Club. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.
Always in great shape
Regardless of the huge amount of rain we had in the past few days, course was in great shape.
St Andrews Course 1
Great condition as usual. Large greens that can be tricky to read. For early spring really good condition. Still damp so played long.
Good place to play
Course was in good condition. With all the rain we have had if the ball isnt in the fiarway you need gps to locate in the rough.
Good bargain for the $$
When we got there, we actually played the St. Andrews course not the Jemsek course. Fairway bunkers and alot of contour to the greens made it challenging. Nice place. I will definitely go back to play again and would love to try the other 18 hole course.
St Andrews Lakewood course
I really do love this course. It’s just all around solid. I don’t play much, but this is my third time here this season & im going to try to get back at least once more.