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3.7
47 Reviews (47)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.7
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
79.9%
Recommend this course
37 out of 47 reviews
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4.1
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.9%
Recommend this course
10 out of 11 reviews
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3.8
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
85.0%
Recommend this course
17 out of 20 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6363 yards
Slope 128
Rating 70.8
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Wilmette Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 70 6363 yards 70.8 128
Black (W) 70 6363 yards 76.9 139
Gold 70 6032 yards 69.2 124
Gold (W) 70 6032 yards 75.0 135
Orange (W) 70 5686 yards 73.1 131
Orange 70 5686 yards 67.7 120
Green 70 4899 yards 64.0 112
Green (W) 70 4899 yards 68.6 121
White 70 4668 yards 63.0 109
White (W) 70 4668 yards 67.5 118
Scorecard for Wilmette
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 70.8/128 391 172 422 433 338 531 162 354 417 3220 421 428 148 371 342 326 160 512 435 3143 6363
Gold M: 69.2/124 368 152 399 411 323 507 149 341 372 3022 410 402 131 346 336 309 139 504 421 2998 6020
Orange M: 67.7/120 354 135 376 387 307 494 124 328 353 2858 387 376 123 321 327 292 116 491 395 2828 5686
Green M: 65.1/114 W: 70.0/124 344 114 335 336 294 421 105 279 333 2561 363 338 101 286 317 277 94 431 357 2564 5125
White M: 63.0/114 W: 67.5/118 289 107 320 327 256 415 98 248 317 2377 337 305 80 268 261 229 64 423 324 2291 4668
Handicap 9 17 7 3 15 1 11 13 5 8 2 16 12 6 14 18 4 10
Par 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 35 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 35 70

Course Details

Year Built 1922
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/15 Closed: 11/01
Architect Joseph A. Roseman (1922) Greg Martin (2014) Brent Wadsworth Dick Nugent (1979)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $20
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.7
47 Reviews (47)
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good times

Really nice course and very friendly staff. The people here alone make it worth your while to attend. This course was in really good shape and the weather this day was perfect. No complaints. Except the price could be a little lower, but definitely reasonable rates and good degree of difficulty.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 07/16/2019

Hi Steve1232580. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back!

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent!!!

I will play this course many more times this season.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 07/11/2019

schwallski, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Wilmette Golf Course.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great shape

After some turf challenge in the past, course is now lush and top-top shape. And pace was outstanding for a Saturday.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 07/01/2019

Hi duffvick. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars and shouting out the work we have invested into the course! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Wilmette Golf Course.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great course for the money

I was pleasantly surprised with Wilmette Golf club and will be playing again soon. The course is in great condition considering all the rain we've had and the greens runs very true. Layout is pretty narrow and challenging and from the black tees proves difficult. The carts have GPS and USB outlets which is a nice touch. Facility is nice as well, although there was a wedding reception taking place so I didn't get to check out the bar/restaurant area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 06/20/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Wilmette Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon when things dry out and you can visit our bar/restaurant!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wonderful. Old-style golf course. Great condition. A pleasure to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Wilmette Golf Club on 05/29/2019:
Thank you for playing Wilmette Golf Club for the first time! Your positive feedback regarding the course conditions and layout are much appreciated. Come back again soon!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Windy weather
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Response from Wilmette Golf Club on 05/29/2019:
Thank you for the 4 stars! Come back to Wilmette Golf Club again soon!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather

Good track at a Fair value

We signed up for a Hot Deal for a midweek round. Due to the rainy weather in Chicago, they were not letting carts out on the course. Pro Shop took good care of us, giving us range balls & hand carts and went out as 2 some. Finished in 3 1/2 hours walking.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Wilmette Golf Club on 05/29/2019:
Thank you for playing Wilmette Golf Club for the first time, Gary! Although the weather wasn't ideal, we're thrilled to hear you still had an enjoyable round. Come back for another tee time soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great shape

Course is in prime condition-the greens are smooth and fast, the fairways are green and lush, the rough is consistent and thick.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Wilmette Golf Club on 05/29/2019:
Thank you for playing Wilmette Golf Club! Your positive feedback regarding our course conditions is much appreciated. Come back again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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Commented On 05/21/2019

Thank you for playing Wilmette Golf 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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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Not worth price

Greens were okay but tee time and fairways were beat up with some yellow. Course is short and boring. Narrow in spots a joke for $60 on a Weds morning.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 07/09/2019

Hello, RicFlair1. Thank you for reviewing the course. Your feedback about the price of our course is important to us. We always want to make sure we are offering golfers a competitive price for their round. It is our goal to give visitors the best chance to get out and play more. Thank you for playing Wilmette Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

All around great experience.

Always a great round at this pretty challenging course. Actually got caught up at 10 and paired up with another twosome, who were super cool. Thought the back nine would be much slower but moved very nicely. Course was in good condition. Stopped in the bar afterwards and had a really great craft beer. Definitely be back soon....

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Wilmette Golf Club on 05/29/2019:
Thank you for playing Wilmette Golf Club! Sounds like you had a great round and we're glad to hear the golfers you paired up with on the back 9 were super cool. We look forward to you booking another tee time with us soon!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Cold weather

Great course to play it often.

I purchased the 2018 season pass, and I enjoyed playing there. The pro shop staff was, from day one, friendly and welcoming. The course is challenging for players of all levels. I definitely recommend it, and most likely will join it again next year.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Wilmette Golf Club on 12/03/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to share this great review about your 2018 season at Wilmette Golf Club! Your kind words regarding our golf course and friendly staff are much appreciated. We hope you purchase a 2019 season pass as well!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Great greens / Bad Fairways

Greens are in great shape but a lot of the Fairways are in bad condition. Not grown in or burned out.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Response from Wilmette Golf Club on 01/04/2019:
Thank you for playing Wilmette Golf Club! We appreciate your kind words regarding the greens as well as your feedback about the fairways. Our maintenance crew works very hard and we're looking forward to a great 2019 season. We hope you'll consider giving us another try!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Cold weather

Nice and Friendly

I like to play at Wilmette GC as often as possible. It offers very easy access coming from the city, early hours for us that have to work, friendly staff.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Wilmette Golf Club on 11/16/2018:
Thanks for playing Wilmette Golf Club as often as possible! Looking forward to a great 2019 season. Be sure Like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date throughout the winter months with what's going on at Wilmette Golf Club.
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good overall

My friends and I had fun on this course. It's unfortunate that it was wet and the greens were recently punched, but we didn't have trouble playing.

One down side was we thought we were getting motorized golf carts, but we got walking carts. We didn't mind because we needed to get the steps in anyway.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Wilmette Golf Club on 11/01/2018:
Thank you for playing Wilmette Golf Club! We're glad to hear you and your friends had fun playing our golf course. We apologize if there was some miscommunication regarding the carts but we hope you come back for another round soon before it gets too cold.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Solid Course

The tee boxes and fairways were all in great shape. The only problem was a few of the greens. At least 4 were in pretty bad shape with mud, ball marks and spine marks. Could have been that I played in the afternoon but I haven’t seen them like this before. Friendly staff and a challenging layout. Will be back.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Wilmette Golf Club on 09/27/2018:
Thank you for playing Wilmette Golf Club! We appreciate your kind words regarding the course conditions and friendly staff. Your feedback about a few of the greens is important to us as well. Our maintenance crew is working hard to make improvements on a daily basis. We look forward to your next round with us!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Classy golf

Well designed course, perfect greens and great staff.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Wilmette Golf Club on 09/20/2018:
Thank you for playing Wilmette Golf Club, Jim! We appreciate your kind words regarding the layout, course conditions, and our great staff. Come back soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout bad fairways

This could be best muni course on North Shore if only the grass was in better shape. Nice layout, fast greens, bunkers in good shape, but man the fairways kill the experience. Pace of play was good too. Hope grounds crew can perform some magic on grass though

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Wilmette Golf Club on 08/14/2018:
Thank you for playing Wilmette Golf Club! We appreciate your kind words regarding the layout, fast greens, and bunkers. Your feedback regarding the fairways is also very important to us. Our maintenance crew is working very hard to provide the best overall conditions possible and we hope you'll consider giving us another try in the near future.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Horrible shape

Been playing here for 20 years. Worst shape ever. Greens are fine. Fairways are horrendous.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Response from Wilmette Golf Club on 08/01/2018:
Thank you for playing Wilmette Golf Club for the last 20 years, Ron. We’re sorry to hear you feel the way you do about your most recent round with us. We’re not quite sure what you’re referring to regarding the course conditions. Our maintenance crew has put in a lot of hard work to make our course conditions the best they’ve been in several years and we’re very proud of the results. Many other golfers who have played Wilmette Golf Club this year agree, as seen in the recent reviews below. We hope you give us the chance to exceed your expectations in the near future.
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Commented On 08/02/2018

"We’re not quite sure what you’re referring to regarding the course conditions." Wilmette management has responded several times to negative comments about fairway grass conditions. They must be in denial. I believe every fairway on the course has some section that is either roped off or sections of "grass" (dirt with hope of grass) that are not very playable. Holes 5, 6, 9, 10, 13, 14, and 15 are significant sections in bad shape. I appreciate that the grounds crew may be working hard, but that is akin to a "participation award"---fairway grass conditions are not good.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Where Have All the Fairways Gone?

I have played Wilmette for many years and was excited for the renovation in 2014. I love what they did to improve all aspects of the course. But there have been consistent problems maintaining the fairways in even moderately good condition. After a promising spring, 2018 is no different. The fairways are hard, bare in many spots, crusty in others, and rarely lush. Not sure what the problem is, but I think I’ll make this course a once in a while stop rather than my ‘go to’ golf course.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Response from Wilmette Golf Club on 08/01/2018:
Thank you for playing Wilmette Golf Club for many years. We appreciate your kind words and feedback. We’re sorry to hear you feel the way you do about your most recent round with us. We’re not quite sure what you’re referring to regarding the course conditions. Our maintenance crew has put in a lot of hard work to make our course conditions the best they’ve been in several years and we’re very proud of the results. Many other golfers who have played Wilmette Golf Club this year agree, as seen in the recent reviews below. We hope you give us the chance to exceed your expectations in the near future.
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