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4.7
150 Reviews (150)
5 Stars
111
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3 Stars
8
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3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.6
94.1%
Recommend this course
135 out of 150 reviews
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4.6
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.9
92.9%
Recommend this course
13 out of 14 reviews
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4.7
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
94.7%
Recommend this course
18 out of 19 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7012 yards
Slope 142
Rating 74.1

Cantigny Golf boasts 27 holes of scenic and challenging golf. The holes are divided into three nines that are named after the features of the landscape: Lakeside, Hillside, and Woodside. The nines are played in three different 18-hole combinations. The Hillside/Woodside course features plenty of elevation changes as well as an abundance of hardwoods, mature oaks, and ash trees. More than 100,000 flowers provide a colorful accent to the golf course. Strategically placed bunkers border the undulating greens and there are also a few water hazards coming into play. All three courses provide a challenging round but they are playable for a range of skill levels. It is an excellent place for tournaments. In the past it has been host to the US Amateur Public Links and numerous USGA qualifiers. It is also a good place for juniors with a golf academy and a nine-hole youth links golf course.

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Course Details

Year Built 1989
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/15 Closed: 10/31
Architect Roger Packard (1989) Jacobson Golf Course Design (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $20
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Cantigny Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

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

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4.7
150 Reviews (150)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
19th Hole Scenic Views 8
Dinner 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 18
Water Hazards 18
Thick Rough 13
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 17
A Weekend Splurge 15
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 15
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 22
Worth the Drive 12

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Not worth the money

Not sure if my expectations are too high. Club goes for a country club feel as so as you drive down the stretch of road heading to the clubhouse. As soon as you set foot on the course that country club feel immediately goes away. The amount paid for 18 at this course 120 per person (believe it or not was the hot deal price) is extremely high for the actual quality of experience. I expected a well kept course, like I assumed anyone spending 120 for 18 holes would. Some holes were decent. But others had greens that looked like they've been neglected for months, tons of ballmarks, diseased chewed up areas, and overall neglect. Huge divots in the fairways left unfilled. I really wish this course was maintained properly. Especially for the steep tee time price. This course has so much potential but I feel like its completely wasted. The driving range is also very underwhelming and tight.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Cantigny - A Great Walk in Wheaton IL

Schedule a caddy for your Golf experience at Cantigny to enjoy the golf experience. Why rush? Great golf afternoon with my sons. The fairways and greens need much more Cantigny love as they appeared pretty beat up yet the overall golf experience was very good.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Play Cantigny, It's Worth It

Two weeks in a row for me playing Cantigny. After last week I didn't think it could get much better but was I ever wrong. Coming off of the Club Championship, the course was in immaculate condition, and the greens were lightning fast. Cantigny is such a joy to play. We played Woodside to Lakeside again, but the course is amazing regardless of which nines you play. The property is full of wildlife and beautiful scenery it's a joy to be there even if you're not playing golf. I highly recommend that you play Cantigny, and not just once per year!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Always a good time!

This is the second year in a row that I visited Cantigny for my bday! Always a great overall experience. Amazing facility and friendly staff. Few things to note this time around. 1, the greens were a little beat up. People, repair your ball marks. Seriously. 2, there was very little to no sand in the base of the bunkers. Lost a few strokes there as my ball cruised past the hole 20-30 feet further than expected. 3 we saw two beverage carts the 1st hole, one a few after that, then nothing. We even requested with 5-6 holes to play and nothing. This has become standard issue with many courses where on a weekend after 4-5pm, no beverage carts. C'MON! It's the weekend. And my bday :)

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

One of my favorite

Excellent golf course to test your game fast greens but fair. If you spread the ball left and right this will be a very difficult course it demands to hit good shots it keeps you focus.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Facility

Course conditions, staff, and amenities were all top notch. My only suggestion would be improved GPS on the carts. You only get a number to the middle of the green, and being unfamiliar with the course, I would have benefited from the full screen display to be able to determine yardages to hazards / doglegs / etc... Regardless, it was still a great day of golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

5 is not enough stars

Incredible everything.

Zero improvement possible.

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
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

My favorite

Course was immaculate, conditions perfect as usual......

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

What a treat.

Excellent round. Worth the price. Makes you feel like it’s your country club.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Cantigny Never Disappoints

We played Woodside to Lakeside, and our group consistently commented on how perfectly conditioned the course was, from tee to green. The staff was overwhelmingly accommodating and delightful in all respects. After playing right on 4 hours, we had lunch in the grill and the food exceeded all expectations. I’ve already booked my tee time for next weekend!

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

Great course layout

Great conditions, friendly staff, and awesome course layout! Great value as well $90 for hot deal and included some range balls.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
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 Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great time

Full tee sheet with a twenty five minute frost delay. Still managed to get in 18 in 4.5 hours. Greens were decent and staff was friendly. Challenging course. Loved it.

Course gave coupon for reduced rate golf. While appreciated, the coupon was for limited use until April 30th (2019). Not much golf is played in April ( weather) -in chicagoland. Hoping for warmer fall days & an early spring! Coupon should have been through May at least.

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

One of the Best Public Golf Courses in the US

Cantigny Golf lives up to its billing as one of the best public golf courses not only in Chicagoland but throughout the whole USA. Service excellence from the bag drop area, the pro shop and the starter area. Really enjoyed the game and the picture perfect sceneries along the fairways. Looking forward to my next round with friends.

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
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The course was in perfect condition with a very friendly staff. We played 36 for a fairly reasonable rate that included lunch. I haven't played Cog Hill but have played the General in Galena and this is just as scenic and challenging as the General, This is a memorable course

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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Making Chicken Salad out of Chicken ****.

Trying to get a round in under iffy weather conditions. Mon ster downpour after 6 holes. Called off course and the people at Cantigny could not hjave been nicer. Sheltered opur cart, offered a raincheck if we couldn't get basck out. Adfter 1/2 hour rain stopped , the sun came oput, and we had a tremendoius back nine. Kudos to the entire staff for making it a great day.

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

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Located between Charlotte, NC and Columbia, SC along I-77, the Olde English District includes seven counties in the Piedmont (upstate) area of South Carolina.
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