A spring view from Lakewood at St. Andrews
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4.3
263 Reviews (263)
5 Stars
90
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.5
94.9%
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249 out of 263 reviews
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4.3
8 Reviews (8)
5 Stars
2
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
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4.4
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.0%
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24 out of 25 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6666 yards
Slope 121
Rating 71.1

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.

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Course Details

Year Built 1929
Fairways Bent
Greens Bent
Golf Season Year round
Architect Edward B. Dearie

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.3
263 Reviews (263)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 26
Brunch 12
Watching the Game 11
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 31
Undulating Greens 19
Water Hazards 15
This course/club is great for:
Locals 26
Playing Multiple Courses 20
Seniors 17
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 36
Worth the Drive 20
Convenient to the City 7

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4.0
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First Time Playing

Golfing on Wednesday

The starter paired me with a single which made the round enjoyable. We were moving pretty fast until we caught up tp a group of five guys that were very slow. Not sure why a group of five were paired up and slow players also. I can see if these were scratch golfers and were hitting and moving. Luckily we skipped a hole and gave ourselves pars and the round was finished in 3 hours. The course was good shape for this late in the season.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Good course

Fun course . Mostly straight holes q. You can find trouble with a bad swing. Definitely play this again. Thanks

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Jemsek course

Course was in excellent condition. Arrived a little early but was able to get out with little delay. Staff was very friendly and let me tee off as they had an open time. This is one of the best courses to play in Illinois. The holes are fair but can be demanding. If you hit your tee shot well, you will shoot a good score. I was fortunate to score under par so it was a good day for me,

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

great staff ---makes you feel at home

We enjoy playing both courses at St. Andrews. A special shoutout to Carol who assisted with our T times---Thakns Carol. All the staff make you feel as if its your home course. Always friendly and helpful. See you next week

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course but slow.

Pretty much what I said in the title. Nice course but slow... Rough was a bit heavy which made it almost impossible to find your ball even a few feet in. That said, nice course .

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

Reliable

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

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
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
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
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
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent course, excellent price. Played in 3 hours...couldn't have been better considering the rain we've had.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/14/2019

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.

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always in great shape

Regardless of the huge amount of rain we had in the past few days, course was in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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