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4.2
368 Reviews (368)
5 Stars
137
4 Stars
168
3 Stars
49
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
91.3%
Recommend this course
335 out of 368 reviews
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4.2
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.4
88.6%
Recommend this course
31 out of 35 reviews
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4.3
62 Reviews (62)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.3%
Recommend this course
56 out of 62 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6729 yards
Slope 118
Rating 71.2

St. Andrews Golf & Country Club was originally built in 1926 as a rival to the Chicago County Club. Since then, the club has built its own reputation and stands out for its two championship golf courses and top-ranked practice center. The St. Andrews Course is the club's original layout before the Joe Jemsek Course was added in 1929. It is also the longer of the two golf courses. The club and course draw their name from the famous Scottish club known as the "home of golf," but the course is far from being a seaside links. Instead, the mostly flat layout weaves through mature trees. The golf course offers a challenge with tight, tree-lined doglegs and large, contoured greens framed with sand bunkers. It has a memorable finish with a par 4 that features a water hazard along the entire right side of the fairway.

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Course Details

Year Built 1928
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

4.2
368 Reviews (368)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 36
Watching the Game 16
Amazing Food 11
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 41
Undulating Greens 38
Water Hazards 24
This course/club is great for:
Locals 41
Playing Multiple Courses 29
Seniors 24
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 54
Worth the Drive 20
Convenient to the City 9

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Bad customer service

Went to course to find out Golfnow canceled my tee time golf course did not accommodate us and left with no sympathy or help from the course did not get to golf

Friendliness Poor
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played

St. Andrews West Chicago

Course is fair and challenging. Covered golf carts make it tolerable during cold weather. Staff very friendly and great amenities.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played

Just very good golf

Course always in good shape. Plenty of room off the tee and can make greens as tough as they wish. Large greens with plenty of contour.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played

Year round golf

St. Andrew's has covered golf carts for playing in cooler weather. You may be limited to cart path only, but most days you can take a cart out.

Choice of two 18 hole courses that challenge even mid-level players to have an enjoyable experience.

Friendly staff, decent course management.

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

Always a pleasure

Been a couple of years but always great to be back here to play. Conditions were excellent and I love the old school layout.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

My 2 cents

This old guy loves both course's. A lot of room if you miss hit and still find your ball. Not a lot of Ball eating hazards besides the water and woods.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Parkland Layout

St. Andrews is a great club, with two fine parkland-style courses providing fair tests to golfers of all skill-levels. At near 7,000 yards from the back tees, and with 4 sets of tees available, both courses offer unique challenges. The bunkers and greens are typically in great condition, with the greens being the great defense for both courses. The practice facility is first rate, with expansive grass tees, heated bays in winter, and great bunker, chipping and putting practice areas too. The Pro Shop staff, led by Head Pro Dave Erickson, are warm and friendly, and always available for help with your equipment or your game. The Clubhouse is also top notch, with a great menu offering a wide variety of options, and helpful and friendly staff. Definitely a great club to add to your rotation.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Good Fun

Both courses are in great condition. Challenging for all skill levels, well maintained, super practice facility, and nice people to deal with.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

Great Course for a permanent time

I have been part of a group with a permanent Saturday tee tiime since the early '90's. It is a great idea as they have 2 courses and you switch course 1 and 2 alternate weeks. it would be less interesting to play the same 18 every week as you would with other courses. This course has always been up to Country Club standards except for the greens. In comparison to a country club they are quite slow, but still very well maintained. i guess they cannot set them up to a very high stimp rating with the number of rounds on this track. The clubhouse has a great bar and food menu with wonderful staff. Courtney the waitress and Dave, her bartender brother, really take good care of you.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great greens

Golf course was still up to par. Unfortunately we were in a cart and they paired us up with two people walking. Greens were good, the fairways were good.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

PTT

We have had a PTT for 7 years at St. Andrews. We play there because the course has improved every year especially the greens. Greens are nice and fast now, fastest in the early spring, The trees are always a challenge which makes it fun. At times, they let the rough grow too high and it gets near impossible to find your ball on an errant shot off the fairway.

Would love to see better and discounted rates for the PTT members. At times, we have seen better pricing on Golfnow either in front of us or behind us.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Always Enjoy St. Andrews

This course is one of the best manged courses in the Chicago area. They treat their customers well and we always enjoy playing there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course fun to play

We have played St Andrews many times in fact its the only course we play as the days get shorter and the temps drop. Whether it’s early spring or late fall or early winter we can always get a tee time.

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

Highly recommended

Course was in great shape and very challenging. Layout was great. Only complaint was no cart person and city water instead of water coolers. Would definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Where's the sand?

Course OK, Sand traps very poor and inconsistent. For the price, I believe the course should be in better condition.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/29/2019

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give St. Andrews Golf & Country Club - Saint Andrews Course another try in the near future.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

not playing here again

Staff in pro shop not friendly.
Pace of play is a joke 5 ½ hours to play 18
20 minuet wait at first tee to go out.
People driving all over the course with the carts.
No ranger out to inforce pace of play.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/29/2019

Hello. Thank you for reviewing the course. We apologize for any issues with he staff and the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We work hard to accommodate everyone who visits our course and to best control pace allowing everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. We will continue to look for ways to improve, and we are glad to see you rated the course conditions to be great during your game. Thank you for playing St. Andrews Golf & Country Club - Saint Andrews Course. We hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Public, treated like private

Great parking
Best practice facility in the Midwest
Great prices on equipment
Excellent food for the $
Huge beverage selection
Wonderful greens, fairways and trees.
Great experience with affordable pricing and employees that care.

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