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3.8
183 Reviews (183)
5 Stars
43
4 Stars
82
3 Stars
32
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
14
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.6
83.7%
Recommend this course
147 out of 183 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.5
8 Reviews (8)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.1
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
3.7
62.5%
Recommend this course
5 out of 8 reviews
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3.7
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
2.9
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.3
82.1%
Recommend this course
23 out of 28 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6904 yards
Slope 131
Rating 72.9
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Water's Edge Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1999
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Rick Robbins (1999) Gary Koch (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $16
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
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 Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

3.8
183 Reviews (183)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 13
Bunkers 11
Thick Rough 10
This course/club is great for:
Locals 11
Advanced Golfers 7
Seniors 6
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 13
Convenient to the City 12
Worth the Drive 6

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
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First Time Playing

Waters Edge

Course looks far nicer in the photos. Granted it is just now spring-ish in Chicago, the greens were in terrible shape. Had fun playing though

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
390a424b-2559-57ed-9433-7bcbd341efd9
Commented on 03/27/2020

Thank you for your feedback. We take your opinion seriously, and are working everyday to improve the customer experience.

Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Late winter round

Course was in good shape except for goose droppings. Greens a little slow but rolled true. Great pace of play. Hadn’t played here in a few years but will definitely return.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
390a424b-2559-57ed-9433-7bcbd341efd9
Commented on 03/27/2020

Thank you so much for your review. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back soon.

Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
390a424b-2559-57ed-9433-7bcbd341efd9
Commented on 03/27/2020

Thank you so much for your review. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back soon.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0

Course in really poor shape, really slow play and broke carts

Played this course today, the first really nice day off the year. No carts available since they were ask breaking down on random holes and staff was completely unprepared for any golfers, let alone the amount to be expected on a nice weather Sunday. It was a complete meltdown by the staff. The fairways were ok but the greens were an absolute disaster. I could get over this if it wasn’t for the meltdown that occurred at the course due the staff being completely unprepared for a day of golf. I would not recommend this course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
390a424b-2559-57ed-9433-7bcbd341efd9
Commented on 03/27/2020

Thank you for your feedback. We take your opinion seriously, and are working everyday to improve the customer experience.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course BUT

The main problem I had with this course was TOO MANY Geese dropping all on the tee boxes thought it had gotten better that’s why I had not played here in over 2 years.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Coming Back Next Year

The only reason I gave the conditions a 4 was because the green were just aerated. But I was informed before hand and other than that it was in great shape. Pace of play was slow. I didn't feel like the course was overly crowded and due to overbooking, we just had bad luck with a slow 4-some 3 groups ahead.
Overall I like this course, the gentlemen in the pro shop were all extremely friendly and the starter. I will be coming back in the spring

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Mixed teview

I thought the layout was great and the fairways were in good shape though maybe a little soft. The ball was bouncing too much on the greens for my taste. Lot of ball marks; not sure if management can correct or maybe us players should show more respect. The rough was too high as we spent a lot of time searching for balls that maybe could have been found quicker if the grass was cut shorter. Would I come back? Yes.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course, some small issues

The course was a ton of fun. Water was in play but not excessive and the tees were a good distance for a not great player like myself. The only problems were that the group in front of us took far too much time in the greens and the greens themselves weren’t in great shape. Still a fun track that I’d recommend to anyone.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Has had lots of play, but in decent shape

Second time playing course, and considering the summer we’ve had, course is in decent shape. Lots of small holes on the greens, wish people would repair the greens before putting. Price range, I’ve played less expensive courses that are comparable. Not sure pace of play, as I’ve been first on the course (5:45 a.m. tee time).

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens need some TLC

Course was in good shape other than the greens. The people that play here need to learn how to fix their digits on the green bend you fat but over and have some golf edict.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in good shape...

Just played it for the first time in 2019, track was in good condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Solid Option

I always enjoy playing Waters Edge, not too bad getting to from the loop and a solid course. Fairways and rough are in good condition, greens typically are beat up but they weren’t bad today. Some challenging holes but not overpowering for a 20+ handicap. Negatives: busy weekday and the halfway house was closed, but there was a cart girl out; traps had basically no sand in them; and the pace is always awful... 2.5 hour back 9 on a Tuesday afternoon... This course is close to becoming a really nice place to play if they can figure a few things out.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

nice course

Nice course, pretty well maintained. Not super challenging but not easy. Really good value. I played super early and the round was fast

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

Five Hour Fifteen Minute Round

This course is pretty, the range is nice, and the staff was friendly. But, when we arrived, they told us they were running 30 minutes behind. When we finally teed off, the groups in front of us were so jammed that we waited for several minutes at almost every tee box. After a 30 minute delay, our round took 5:15. It seems from other reviews that this is common at this course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
390a424b-2559-57ed-9433-7bcbd341efd9
Commented on 07/30/2019

Thank you for your review. We apologize for the delay and appreciate your patience. We value your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Will never go back.

Due to problems with the carts our threesome teed off 40 minutes after our scheduled tee time. Then the round took 5 hours. The group in front of us lost 6 balls on just one hole and constantly left clubs on the green they either had to come back for or we had to bring the clubs to them on the next tee. Two carts lost their charge and slowed play even further. The group in front of us took 50 minutes to play the last three holes. We saw a ranger but he did nothing to move play along. There were even no buns for the hot dogs at the halfway house. The course and layout were nice but we have played this course several times before and slow play is the norm. But total of 5 hours and 40 minutes is unacceptable. We won't go back.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
390a424b-2559-57ed-9433-7bcbd341efd9
Commented on 07/30/2019

Thank you for your review. We apologize for the delay and value your feedback. We would like to continue this conversation with you - please reach out to us at info@watersedgegolf.com.

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