Winnetka Golf Club
|White (W)||71||5961 yards||75.9||136|
|Red (W)||71||5569 yards||73.7||131|
|Black M: 72.6/130||346||525||167||418||363||411||177||373||410||3190||526||386||307||196||345||501||402||223||441||3327||6517|
|Blue M: 71.5/127||337||517||147||404||353||395||164||361||403||3081||515||378||297||171||329||484||383||207||433||3197||6278|
|White M: 70.1/124||328||502||134||382||343||374||140||315||393||2911||504||370||284||151||317||468||369||172||415||3050||5961|
|Red W: 73.7/131||312||491||116||328||333||365||120||308||360||2733||491||362||272||125||305||427||316||141||397||2836||5569|
Nice Course, Nothing Special
Nice course, decent layout and in decent shape. Not too challenging and not too expensive.
Wet but fun
Played after a very heavy rain had to walk course was wet but fun
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great layout challenges all golfers. Great condition.
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)!!!
Winnetka Golf club
The ground is very lumpy if you’re riding in a cart.
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.
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.
Not a Great Value
I think this course is just like so many of the Northshore public courses, a high cost for what you get.
The back 9 can play VERY WET if there has been rain within the last week.
But the real issue is that I can drive an additional 15 to 20 minutes and play a superior course for less money. If the price was lower, I might consider going back.
Very enjoyable to play. The only reason I give course conditions as average is all the rain we have had.
What happened to Winnetka
This course used to be a good muni course. I’ve been playing here at least once a year for 40 years and it’s now gone way downhill due to maintenance. I may have played my last round here.
Course is in rough shape
This course could be great, but needs a lot *lot* of TLC. Unless they're hosting the US Open, the rough anywhere near that high. It was so bad, my playing partner and I lost 8 balls or more that should have been totally findable. You couldn't see the ball unless you were right on top of it. I can't even imagine how poorly this impacts pace of play on weekends.
I like it, but I won't be back until the course is in much better shape.
everything you want in a muni
beautiful course, nice layout, lots of water and traps, mature trees. Great par 3 and practice area. Incredible value for money.
Not living up to its potential :-(
I have played Winnetka Golf Club for the last fifteen (15) years, though my rounds there have steadily decreased to a current maximum of once a year with friends who live nearby. The layout is good, and the drainage did improve - 2017 was tough for all courses in the area. The number one reason my wife, friends and I pick other local courses is the attitude by staff and players alike. The rangers are rude - particularly to women - and most of the Pro Shop won't crack a smile and seem indifferent to new guests. Some of the tenured locals take themselves way too seriously, and pretend Winnetlka is their 'private club' ... one laughs at the pretentiousness. There has been a slight upgrade to the bar | food facilities, but they are frequently closed | offer limited choices. The sad thing is that staff attitudes and food | drink options are easy to fix, and we do enjoy playing the course. Go to Glencoe for better layout | conditions, go to Wilmette for excellent service | cocktails | greens. Each year I walk off Winnetka trying to come up with a reason to come back, and ruefully shaking my head at what they could be.