St. Andrews Golf & Country Club - Saint Andrews Course

4.1802000000 4.2 stars from 5 (280)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6729 yards
  • Slope: 118
  • Rating: 71.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6729 yards 71.2 118
White 71 6352 yards 70.4 116
Red (W) 71 5097 yards 68.2 110

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 280 Reviews
5 stars:
95
4 stars:
132
3 stars:
44
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

254 out of 278 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals playing multiple courses seniors   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens water hazards   Great for drinks watching the game amazing food  

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"Great course with very good staff"


jstach1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
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Both courses are good challenge for all levels of players. Staff on and off course very helpful and professional. We always enjoy are rounds of golf 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




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Disappointed"


u5761501's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Showed up early to the course to use the range and warm up with a buddy. We got done early thought maybe we could get on the course a few minutes early. The lady at the front desk informed us that no one had tee times booked ahead of us but bc we used golf now we would have to wait. We finished 18 holes and thought hey let’s play the second course for a replay rate. The women at the front desk would not offer any discount because we used golf now and charged us full price. Not to mention that we also ate a meal at their restaurant and purchased beverages before we got out there. The course wasn’t in good shape at all and I don’t think I would care to play here again just from the lack of appreciation for patrons.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Early season round still great"


u417745919's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2018
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It was a little cold and carpath only but that is really the only thing I can complain about. I've played this course numerous times and keep making the drive to play it. It was our first round out this season we had a absolute blast. Thank you St. Andrews for the hospitality.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



santurce14's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2017
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Bama boy"


Alan6297102's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
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I have played this course many times. Course is always in. good condition. These people know how to run a golf. course. Pro shop , starter and GM always give you professional treatment. Carts are now covered for older weather.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000002329521's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Slow play hot day"


craigweeks982374987's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
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They usually do decent job moving folks along but not so good mid morning to mad afternoon this day. We were waiting almost every hole and temperatures were hovering @ 90 degrees. Course in OK shape. Still kind of like it here due to two courses and reasonable rates but may wait until next year to head out there again!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"We'd Boys on Tuesday"


Alan6297102's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2017
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Course was in very good shape as usual. Bunkers could be better but it is that time of the year. Staff friendly as usual, especially starters and pro shop. Carol in the pro shop always friendly and professional. I did have a problem with e pace of play. It appeared they ran a golf league and booked tee times to close to booked tee times. Also, the rangers that are usually present were not on the course. The group in front of us needed to be pushed because there were two open holes in front of them. We waited on every hole on the back nine.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Wednesday boys on Friday"


Alan6297102's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
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Reviewed on

Never disappointed by course conditions; tee boxes, fairways and greens. Staff is always friendly and they know their business. We keep coming back here because we are never disappointed.

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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"impromptu Tee Time"


u000007643820's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2017
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Always a good time. Carts are lokking there age vit work fine and the rangers are good people. First time I'd been at turn and the snack shop was open. Overall fun


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"fun to play good course"


GreggRosenthal's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
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Reviewed on

good golf course, with not very busy. Yet stuck behind a poor playing group that was slower than day was long. they were so bad could not hit ball 40 yards at a time any or the 4 players and were in no respect to let others through. Held up whole golf course. Yet nobody around to push them along. Otherwise was nice day and I would have played much better if pace of play was better.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/25/2017

Hi Gregg,

If you ever have a problem on the course, please call the pro shop. We will send a ranger right over. 630.231.3100 ext. 114. Thanks for the feedback!


"Great Traditional Course"


u000005067842's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
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Reviewed on

One of my favorite courses. It is a beautiful traditional layout and in great condition. A wonderful reasonable public course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"5 hours to play 18"


u000005718875's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
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We teed off on schedule but it took 5 hours to finish 18 holes. The ranger must have had the day off. We had an inconsiderate 4-some with blaring rap music in front of us but they were not the pace problem.

We will never play this course on a weekend again. We previously played it on a weekday and had a great experience.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/08/2017

Our weekends are usually busy so that naturally leads to longer rounds. However, if you tee off in the early to mid morning, you definitely play faster. As for the music, we do not allow music so loud that it bothers other players. If you encounter problems such as this, please do not hesitate to call the pro shop so that a ranger can be sent over to you. 630.231.3100 ext. 114. Thank you for your feed back!



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Enjoyed very much"


mawestpac's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Thanks to all staff working AT THE COURSE. always friendly.


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 don't recommend this course


"Good, Bad and Ugly"


Alan6297102's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
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Reviewed on

We played the front nine in an hour and twenty minutes. The back nine lasted almost three hours. A ranger spoke with the groups ahead of us but nothing changed. The starters, pro shop and half way house people are always friendly. Th course was in very good condition. The general manager is anything but friendly not what you typically get at a Jamasek operated facility. I know St Andrews has an absentee owner that lives in California.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/01/2017

Hi Al,

We are sorry that your round was so lopsided, but we are glad to see that were able to play the whole round in less than 4 hours/20 minutes. As a former staffer you know that if the a ranger is not able to take care of a concern, you can always call the pro shop. Please do not hesitate to call the pro shop for any reason: 630.231.3100 ext. 114. Also, even though the family owners live elsewhere, they visit often & are actively involved in all aspects of the business. Thanks for your comments & we hope to see you soon!


"Lots of trees"


robertrandall12's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this course many times over the past 8 years. It was in as good condition as I've ever seen it. Greens were fast, The rough wasn't overbearing. And everything was very green, even through the solar eclipse.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Jerry1936's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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