Seven Bridges Golf Club

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4.4
143
5 Stars
67
4 Stars
54
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
89.4%
Recommend this course
123 out of 142 reviews
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4.3
12
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.8
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.9
91.7%
Recommend this course
11 out of 12 reviews
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4.3
13
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.9
92.3%
Recommend this course
12 out of 13 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7111
Slope 144
Rating 74.6
Type Public
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Seven Bridges Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7111 yards 74.6 144
Green 72 6696 yards 72.5 139
White 72 6306 yards 70.7 135
White (W) 72 6306 yards 77.0 141
Blue 72 5818 yards 68.5 130
Blue (W) 72 5818 yards 74.3 135
Burgundy (W) 72 5262 yards 71.2 128
Scorecard for Seven Bridges
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 74.6/144 531 378 188 392 411 183 469 449 579 3580 502 412 554 210 427 165 441 373 447 3531 7111
Green M: 72.5/139 515 357 168 351 383 162 446 428 554 3364 486 390 529 174 402 156 425 352 418 3332 6696
White M: 70.7/135 W: 77.0/141 492 325 154 333 364 150 424 402 524 3168 458 370 503 161 379 133 404 341 389 3138 6306
Blue M: 68.5/130 W: 74.3/135 436 325 140 333 326 130 359 390 452 2891 458 303 490 151 379 125 338 300 383 2927 5818
Burgundy W: 71.2/128 402 292 123 284 311 125 359 345 452 2693 376 303 423 114 317 82 338 291 325 2569 5262
Handicap 5 13 17 11 9 15 1 7 3 6 12 4 16 10 18 2 14 8
Par 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 36 5 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1991
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Seasonal
Architect Dick Nugent (1991) Wadsworth Golf Construction (1991)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Accepted
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Reviews

4.4
143

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 12
Drinks 11
19th Hole Scenic Views 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 20
Undulating Greens 16
Narrow Fairways 14
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 16
Entertaining Clients 10
A Weekend Splurge 9
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 17
Worth the Drive 12
Convenient to the City 6

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tough but fun course

First time to play the course with some friends so there were surprises as we were unfamiliar with the course layout. Able to enjoy the grinding game as we were not in a rush with barely anybody else playing the course on this cold day. Hope to be back and play better knowing what lurks beyond the rolling fairway. It is worth mentioning the friendliness of the staff accommodating our 2 groups to tee off early to beat the forecast of rain falling mid-afternoon which didn’t happen anyways.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Lots to Like

The course layout is really fun and challenging. Even though there is a lot of water, there is always a good place to aim. The back 9 doesn't tolerate poor shots off-center but there is plenty of room if you tend toward the safe miss. It's a course that would get more fun the more you play it. There is a lot to learn about the green undulation and on where to aim in general. Mature trees are everywhere which, in fall, makes the place beautiful.

The back 9 was crackin' me up--it has the DuPage river running through it and it was cranking. There was some whitewater, I'm not kidding. Balls in the creeks/river are best left there! The course is well designed into the existing landscape.

The conditions were typical for fall play. It was wet, windy and about 42 degrees. The course was still in great condition. The greens were needle aerated and were basically fine and still quick. I never felt like my putt was knocked off line by the needle marks.

My only complaint is that the course is saturated in goose crap. I've never seen anything like it. Geese are purported to poop about 4 lbs per day and the course was disgusting with it. There is so much water, that to control the mess would require a concerted full-court press. For the summer prices, though, they really should invest in geese mitigation. I probably will play there again, but I shudder to think how much goose crap I touched. To be clear, the amount I encountered was far beyond any course I have ever played before. My shoes, clubs, and ball were basically covered in it from start to finish! Please guys, there are ways to improve that situation, but I understand it isn't easy.

If you are the type who will be annoyed by not warming up, there are range options nearby so stop somewhere else first. The hitting bays they have set up are hopeless.

Back to the positives; it is truly an interesting layout and clearly well-maintained. The staff was super nice. Fall price was fair. Thinking and strategy required, especially in the wind.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Premium pricing for pedestrian experience

Sometimes on early autumn mornings in the Midwest you make a last minute decision to get out there and play. If for no other reason then you know that in a few short months, playing golf will be something you daydream about as you look out over your snow covered yard. This, for me, was one of those lucky mornings.

I had heard Seven Bridges was a fun layout with a bunch of water in play throughout. And the layout itself was indeed fun. It got a little tight on the back nine but being's that it was my first time here, I played pretty conservatively and managed to avoid most of the trouble by just aiming at the black and white 150 marker in the middle of each fairway. The GPS on the carts seemed relatively accurate even if they were stuffed with advertisements. The fairways are in relatively good condition even without sand repair in the carts, though I found myself in a few pitch marks as the round progressed. Not the courses fault, of course, but still worth noting. The greens can also be deceptively fast, making getting up and down from a short side almost impossible with some of the hole locations. The speed did seem to vary a bit from green to green, making it tough to gauge distance control. All in all, the course was a fun little layout with a decent challenge from hole to hole.

But...

There is no driving range. I think this is a huge misstep for a course that charge greens fees like this. There was no chipping green either. There is, however, a putting green. But again, that green didn't seem to carry the pace of the greens on the course. There was no beverage cart on the morning I played, which I didn't really mind. What did bother me was there wasn't even a place to get a cup of coffee or a plastic wrapped muffin. I know golf courses don't get up and going right away during the week, but it's not like I teed off at 6:00 AM. My tee time was 8:10 and there was no opportunity at all for any food or drink. So, plan for that if you go early in the morning. Everyone I came across working was extremely nice and helpful, just seemingly unprepared for the morning rounds.

I guess the bottom line is this:

I felt like I was playing prime pricing for an off-season experience. I paid $89.00 when I saw online that morning that if I had booked with one other player, it would have been $69. Ouch! Guess I should have come with a friend. Don't pay full price for this course. In the end, with it's lack of amenities it's just not worth the rack rate. I think paying for golf is about perceived value and I'm sure my review would have been better had I not put down ninety bucks. If you get a Hot Deal or something from GolfNow or a sale from another online booking method, give the course a try. But be warned, a warm cup of coffee won't be waiting for you in the clubhouse.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very good golf course

Really fun front nine back nine is a grind. Great day to play less than 4 hour round. This course is a good challenge but extra hard today. The course was wet and it was pretty windy.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Not bad but...

This course is nice, it’s the little things I find frustrating. First, it’s overpriced - so unless I get a good deal I generally pass. The staff, while generally friendly really pushes pace of play to the point of being annoying. We were on pace with the group ahead and still got a few reminders. The course is in good shape but again, for the money I’d fix the cart path potholes. Many greens had significant damage from something.

The layout is challenging, but there are many holes where driver is taken out of your hands due to an odd layout or trees/water and so a forced hybrid tee shot means a long approach is required. Finally holes 10-16 are a really strange tricked-out layout where there is water or danger both sides and a less than perfect tee shot or approach is heavily penalized. I really think all courses should have only one side per hole that you can’t miss on, not two. Emerging from those holes unscathed is rare.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Back nine in the wind

Enjoyed the course. Played from the Green tees. Handicap is 16 and felt that was the appropriate tee for my skills. Geese are abundant throughout the course and have to dodge droppings everywhere. That was the biggest nuisance. Back nine is narrow with water on nearly every hole. Into the wind it was a bear. I thought the conditions could have been better for the price to play.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not Easy But Fun

This place is a good course with good employees. It's challenging and enjoyable.

I've never broken 100, so this was hard for me. A better golfer would find it a good challenge.

Definitely a course I'd like to go back to again.

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

Tight

Course was in good condition and the greens rolled true.

Must accurate not much room for errant shots. A great test of your skills

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice, Challenging Course... Awesome Staff

I golfed Seven Bridges w/ a buddy and 2 unrelated parties. The course was awesome & challenging. Course itself had a unique layout & was in good condition. The staff was great, very friendly. The twosome we were paired with was very slow, which slowed down our pace (2 hours, 30 minutes for Front 9). But there was really no problems other than them. Definitely would recommend!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great conditions

I played the course late in the year and was pleasantly surprised by the conditions. Greens were cut and rolling well and they had the carts at 90 degrees. Pace of play was slow as several groups were backed up by a slow twosome.

If your looking for a good course late in the year you can find deals here.

I don’t love how you need to book in 2 or 4 and there is no range or practice facilities. Don’t pay full summer ratesof$100.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Great layout

cold and wet day, but we had a great time - nice layout - we had played there before!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very nice, ambiance and layout, some challenges

We all enjoyed the round and will play again at this course. Very nice course and excellent staff.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
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
First Time Playing

Must play

Seven Bridges gets great reviews for a reason. The layout is first class and the staff match it.

Really enjoyed the test and atmosphere around the whole place. The course is challenging with out being overly tough (or did I just play well that day?) with water in play on several holes.

Just really enjoyed the course. What more can you say to recommend it to anyone playing in the Chicago area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The course itself was very nice, and in good condition. The problem was that the course booked an outing that day, and let the large outing all play their own ball instead of a scramble format. Needless to say we had to wait at every tee box from the 10th hole and on. The round ended up taking us almost an extra two hour to complete it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

kw

My experience was not so pleasant. Maybe if it had been on a different date and time it would have been better. There was a Golf Outing group ahead of us on the back 9 and the pace of play was horrible. Other golfers that were behind us were not aware of the Golf Outing and they were being very rude and jumping ahead without asking if it was okay. Their actions just made things worse. This is something that should have been controlled by the course marshals. I’m sure this does not happen on a daily basis, but unfortunately it happened to me on my first visit.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed.

Staff has always been the most poorly trained I've ever witnessed. We were hosting a client there a number of years ago. He got a hole in one. Asked staff what they do to recognize such events. Nothing. Said it was pretty usual. "Some teenager just got a hole in one on the same home the week before". Made it seem an everyday event. Jerks. Yesterday was not much better. May have upped their game modestly but still saw staff chatting together and not serving guests. Real overhaul needed. Pretty strong course in a physical sense but staff is clueless.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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