Chevy Chase Country Club

3.8609176471 3.9 stars from 5 (79)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6610 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 71.9
  • Layout

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  • 1000 N Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, Illinois 60090, Lake County
  • (847) 465-2300
  • (847) 537-8771
  • chevychasecountryclub.com

Year built: 1925
Architect(s): Tom Bendelow (1925), Bob Lohmann (2002), Dick Nugent
Type: Public
Style: Parkland
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 12/01

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Midnight 72 6610 yards 71.9 128
Burnt Red 72 6078 yards 69.5 122
Hunter Green (W) 72 5647 yards 72.4 124
Hunter Green 72 5647 yards 67.4 115
Natural 72 5084 yards 69.4 117

Chevy Chase Country Club (formerly known as Traditions at Chevy Chase Country Club) in Wheeling is one of Chicagoland's top public golf facilities. Thomas Bendelow designed the golf course in 1925. The classic layout remained largely the same until 2002 when a major renovation updated the course and made it more challenging. The layout now has deep pot bunkers lined with tall native fescue that border the generous, rolling greens and undulating fairways. Though it is more challenging than it was, the golf course still offers a player-friendly round. Four sets of tees also ensure that golfers can play to their skill level. The course finishes with its signature hole, a par 5 that features water both left and right of the landing area off the tee. Three massive bunkers and yet another pond all fiercely guard the green as well.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 79 Reviews
5 stars:
18
4 stars:
32
3 stars:
19
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

60 out of 76 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs   Challenges include bunkers  

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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Never again!"


Husky124's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Someone told me this course was pretty good so I thought I'd try it out since I live 5 miles from the course. Big mistake, should of payed a little more money and played at sportsmans in Northbrook. The staff here is friendly and willing to make an effort but they really don't run a good operation and i never saw an employee the entire round. Got the hot deal and teed off around noon, no starter people going off at the wrong times etc. Very unorganized. It was also cart path only which I was shocked as is was not nearly wet enough to warrent this. If anything maybe a 90 degree rule would have been ok but the sun was out and had been for the past 2 days. The rough was full of sticks and other debris and was hard with tighht lies. Course is congrsted and almost got hit by a ball twice. Back nine was very slow, the carts gps broke twice during my round and took forever for somebody to help. Cart also stalled numerous times to tell me to get back on path which I was clearly on. This course is very disappointing. I will not return thats for sure.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"don't play when wet"


jkronon's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This place had some serious drainage issues which were supposedly corrected in the last few years. However, it appears this course still holds water more than many others our area. Don't play if its cart path only (even if you are walking).


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



u305794219's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



Fred2055121's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Superb Course"


jonhasman's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've always been a fan of Chevy Chase, and this round was no different. Pace was great, and the greens always roll very true at this course. Good value, friendly staff, and the course that's in great shape. What more can you ask for?


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Chevy Chase"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, but I have a hard time recommending a course that took well over 5 hours to play. From hole 6 and on waited an average of 5-15 minutes per hole. Ended up not even finishing last 5 holes because pace of play so poor.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Friendly Staff"


Rob1575011's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were greeted at our car with our cart. That gave us the opportunity to load up and be on our way. Nice first impression.

Course in good shape.

Tree-lined but wide enough to play fairway.

Good day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun Course, Forgiving"


mmantle03's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing Chevy Chase. Nice course with good greens. Staff was incredibly nice and helpful. Not too much trouble on this course. For a right handed player the course favors the slice as most of the trouble will be left. We played in less than 4 hours on a Thursday at 12:30pm.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Esendef's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017

Reviewed on

The course is a great value, always in good playing shape, competent, helpful and friendly staff, state of the arts new golf carts.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



hopsy24's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Aerated bouncy greens"


u000005594034's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's early in the season and i thought the the course was pretty good for April. They should have let us know though that the greens were aerated and sanded just a few days before. Therefore the greens were bouncy and unpredictable for putting. Courses need to post this information on GolfNow so that players know the condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/29/2017

Agreed about the notification of aeration on Golf Now. I've seen some courses post it in the fall and usually the rates will be cheaper than normal. Sucks to pay full price for sub par conditions when it easily could've been avoided.


"Beautiful course layout, great for a long walking 18"


u093644861's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape especially for the rain we had been getting. Only complaint is the carts have GPS connected​ and will shut off if your in an area you are not supposed to be which would be great but the GPS is not always accurate, I was on cart path twice and the cart shut off and made me back up to the "correct area" it wanted me to be. But other than that wonderful course at a great price from GolfNow!!


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


"Good course/Bad Updates"


jjrising1979's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice little track. Great pace of play. Not sure how the greens play because, not one staff member mentioned that the greens were aerated earlier in the week. Other aerated courses had alerts on GolfNow, but this course did not. So before you book, I would call to make sure that he course is playable.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


jmcwhirt8's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a great day to get out for only the 2nd time this season. The course was nice, the staff was great and the weather held up. My only disappointment was the fact that they didn't serve food after the round and with the masters tournament going on just seemed like a missed opportunity for the club to enhance the golf experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Shape in March"


Shep9350669's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As always met in parking lot and given a cart. Pro shop staff friendly and informative. Course was being readied for spring play with raking, mowing and general clean up. Lots of new sand in bunkers. Fairways mowed and greens sanded. Fun but challenging course due to par 3's from the tips(190-210) the day I played.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"This course has great features"


gwanghkwon's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course conditions Very very good.fairway and green is

so nice, can't complains. thank , I will play again.


Pace of Play: Good

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



u341397275's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u00000976093's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

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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