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4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
94.5%
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4.5
17 Reviews (17)
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4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
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4.5
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4.8
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.8
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
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4.8
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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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St. Andrews Golf & Country Club - Joe Jemsek Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6666 yards 71.1 121
White 72 6358 yards 69.6 117
Red (W) 72 5353 yards 69.4 114
Scorecard for Joe Jemsek
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 11 15 7 9 1 17 13 5 3 8 16 14 12 18 4 2 6 10
Par 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 5 35 5 3 4 4 3 5 4 5 4 37 72

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

4.4
255 Reviews (255)

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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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
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4.0
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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
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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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
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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
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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
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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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
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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.

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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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St. Andrews Golf & Country Club - Joe Jemsek Course
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.

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

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

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