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3.5
87 Reviews (87)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.5
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
68.7%
Recommend this course
61 out of 87 reviews
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3.3
10 Reviews (10)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.3
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.0
60.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 10 reviews
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3.5
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
69.2%
Recommend this course
9 out of 13 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6517 yards
Slope 130
Rating 72.6
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Course Details

Year Built 1914
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31
Architect William Langford (1914) C. D. Wagstaff (1930)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Men: shirt with sleeves. No cut-offs. Women: shirt with 1″ straps / sleeves. No cut-offs allowed.

Reviews

3.5
87 Reviews (87)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 12
Narrow Fairways 8
Bunkers 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 13
Walkers 10
Advanced Golfers 9
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 11
Convenient to the City 7

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1.0
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Embarrassing For The Town of Winnetka

Great old school layout which is a nice change of pace from other courses in the area. The course conditions were awful and the township of Winnetka should be embarrassed. The amount of standing water in the fairways, rough and bunkers was stunning given the amount of time that had passed from the last rainfall. If the course has that big of an issue with drainage then shut it down. Also we booked the round with a cart and on the day of play was told the course was walking only which is fine. However, when asked if the rate was going to be reduced due to no cart we were told the rate is the rate. Not ok and terrible from a customer service standpoint.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 09/16/2019

Hi u000005473507. Thank you for taking the time to review the course. We take single star feedback very serious at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Winnetka Golf Club.

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

Great layout.

Not long but very tight with lots of water and trees if you wonder off the fairways.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/16/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Winnetka Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Challenging course.

Really tight course. Rough and trees penalize average player.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 08/19/2019

Hello, u878431056. 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 us another try in the near future.

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/16/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Winnetka Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course with friendly staff

With all the rain it has been hard to mow the rough. Now that things have dried out the course is in great shape.
Great value and family friendly with a nine hole par three. Also, outstanding practice facilities.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/16/2019

Hello, thecouz. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Winnetka Golf Club!

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Nice Course, Nothing Special

Nice course, decent layout and in decent shape. Not too challenging and not too expensive.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/17/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Winnetka Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wet but fun

Played after a very heavy rain had to walk course was wet but fun

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/10/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Winnetka Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Winnetka Golf Club

Excellent Service, nice course. We picked a cold windy wet day, where the rough was deep and lost a few balls but that's our fault. Pace of play was with no delays.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/10/2019

Hello, brjames01. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 09/04/2019

Hello, yuripark. 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 us another try in the near future.

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Played On
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/26/2019

Hello, u000005170049. 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 us another try in the near future.

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/25/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Winnetka Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Terrible condition

Website indicated that the roughs would not be mown due to rain which was true .however all the other courses in the area are not nearly as bad as this. It seems they don't have the staff they used to to keep up with things and that they are not clearing the drains. the ponds were in terrible shape and overall pace is terribly slow here. This used to decent but was terribly disappointing even with discounted rate. Would not return.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/18/2019

Hi dbbeagle. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1-star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very serious at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Winnetka Golf Club.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Chicago Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Winnetka Golf Club - A Solid Langford Walk Spoiled

The Good: William B. Langsford design (original nine, C.D. Wagstaff completed the final 9 holes) in the north shore suburbs has retained some of its 1917 charm, with a good variety of doglegs, unique green complexes, and a fantastic little Par 3 course that is great for beginners and seniors. Greens are fun and putt pretty smoothly, even if a little slow. Course includes a modest clubhouse, but an excellent practice facility that includes a huge training center and multiple short game areas. Great finishing hole!

The Bad: Fairways are not in great shape and are really bumpy. On-course amenities are really lacking: very poor signage, limited yardage markers, and no GPS. Some of the holes tend to blend in together and look / feel like you're playing the some shot over and over. There was no on-course service when we played on a weekend afternoon. Overpriced by about $15 for the area.

The Verdict: I'm sure that Winnetka was a very fine course in its day, but there are dozens of public courses in the area that I'd play for the $$ before this squandered Langford track.

Best Hole: The closing 18th was quite the pleasant surprise even though its very difficult. A long, straight away Par 4 with a downhill tee sheet and approach to a double-tiered green.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Response from on 09/18/2018:
Hello, we're sorry you didn't fully enjoy your experience. Our goal at Winnetka Golf Club is for every golfer to enjoy their round. Thank you for playing, we hope you give us another chance in the future.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Poor upkeep

This isn’t a bad course from a layout standpoint but the course conditions, esp. the fairways, are deplorable. They are very bumpy and uneven. I recognize they have had problems with the drainage, but something should be done -and soon- to rescue this course. Otherwise, the numbers of rounds there will continue to decline.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from on 09/14/2018:
Hello, we're sorry course conditions were not up to par. We appreciate your feedback and we are working on making improvements. Thank you for playing Winnetka Golf Club, we hope you give us another chance in the future.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging course

Great layout challenges all golfers. Great condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 08/01/2018:
Hello, we're glad you enjoyed our great course conditions and nice layout. Thank you for playing Winnetka Golf Club! #WinnetkaGC
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from on 07/16/2018:
Hello, we're glad you enjoyed a quick pace of play and our friendly staff. Thank you for playing Winnetka Golf Club! #WinnetkaGC
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Winnetka Golf Club

The staff is really nice and friendly, the club is really nice! The golf carts were very slow, honestly should have walked (walked to my ball on most holes to save time)! The early groups were paired very tightly together, felt pressured to shoot whenever I saw our trailing group. The rough is really rough were it seem like you spent more time walking the rough than anything else. You leave the fear way by more than 12 inches, you might as well get the next ball out to drop. Overall, well kept fairways, greens, buildings and staff (stay out of the rough and you are golden)!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from on 07/06/2018:
Hello, we're happy you enjoyed our friendly staff and challenging course layout. Thank you for playing Winnetka Golf Club, we hope to see you out on the course again soon! #WinnetkaGC
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Winnetka Golf club

The ground is very lumpy if you’re riding in a cart.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from on 07/05/2018:
Hello, we're happy you enjoyed a quick pace of play and our friendly staff. Thank you for playing Winnetka Golf Club! #WinnetkaGC
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lots of kids

The course was in good shape. The pace of play was a bit slow. There are lots of kids on the course but they seem to know what they were doing. There are great draft beers.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Response from on 06/18/2018:
Hello, we're glad you enjoyed our good course conditions and friendly staff. Thank you for playing Winnetka Golf Club! #WinnetkaGC
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

beautiful course.

A beautiful course, with amazing nature, great fauna sightings. The maintenance to the course is not par with its natural beauty, though.
I wish they had earlier hours.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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