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4.6
188 Reviews (188)
5 Stars
108
4 Stars
66
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
95.5%
Recommend this course
181 out of 188 reviews
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4.8
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
Recommend this course
27 out of 27 reviews
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4.7
46 Reviews (46)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.8
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.7%
Recommend this course
44 out of 46 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6827 yards
Slope 130
Rating 72.1
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Shepherd's Crook Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1999
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Keith Foster (1999) Kevin Hargrave (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Golf Simulator Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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Reviews

4.6
188 Reviews (188)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 30
Bunkers 16
Thick Rough 14
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 24
Locals 17
Walkers 11
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 25
In the 'Burbs 14

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

love his course

Challenging yet fair.
Each and every hole is so well thought ou.
Excellent greens, they roll out nicely.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/25/2019

Thank you for your review, dssdds. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Shepherd's Crook Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Day

Played course many times and course was in great shape .Greens rolled great. Fairways were in very good condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/22/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Shepherd's Crook Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather

Great Course

My favorite public course to play in the Chicago land area!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Challenging course from back tees

Conditions were not ideal. Very wet, with drizzling rain, soaked fairways, and a lot of wind. Reminded me of playing on a typical Scottish day.

Solid layout and with these conditions, this course played about 7000 yards. Incredible 651 yard par five 14th hole to go along with a par 3 that played 254. This course has it all when it comes to a challenge. Very tough pins on this day that once I played this course once, I will know which ones to attack and which to play safe on.

On the negative side, the course only had one guy running the whole show, making it impossible to get any food or drink at the turn. Incredibly slow play and without a marshall, it made it tough for our 2-some to play through. Though the weather scared most away from the course, one foursome held up the whole course and would not let anyone play through. Definite lack of course etiquette with some of these older guys out on the course. I had my daughter playing with me and they didn't even think of letting us through. The fact that she was a much better player than all of them was not even considered. We jumped from the 10th tee to the 14th hole just to get in front of the slow play. By the time I hit the 18th tee, the old group in front of us were on the 12th green!

Ball marks were rampant but I think that was from a large outing there the day before.

I want to play this course in good weather. It is a great layout and there are tee boxes for every kind of golfer.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 10/25/2019

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We have made note about your comments and have forwarded them over to our management team. We hope to see you back when the weather is better! Thanks for playing Shepherd's Crook Golf Course.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/10/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Shepherd's Crook Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Links Course

Course was in great shape. Got out early on Labor Day and our 3-some got around in 3 hours. Not super lengthy (except for the par 5's), but the par 4's are still challenging enough and many holes had TOUGH pin placements. Can't beat it for the price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/10/2019

Thank you for your review! We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Shepherd's Crook Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great links style course

This is a challenging, but fair course that is a lot of fun to play. Fairways and greens are in great shape. Got a hot deal this time, and it was a great value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/05/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us jasond1969. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Shepherd's Crook Golf Course thanks you!

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

Wonderful course for a different kind of challenge.

I like to mix up my course chooses to keep thing real. This course offers a nice selection of holes where driver is not needed, but don’t let short yardage on some hole fool you. Bring your bow and arrow and stay in the fairways. Quick smooth undulating greens mean use the practice green. You’ll have time as there is no driving range. That’s a bummer in my mind, but I’ll be back for the challenge.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 08/26/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us Rdbgems1. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Shepherd's Crook Golf Course thanks you!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/30/2019

Hello, Jamit. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Shepherd's Crook Golf Course!

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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
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Commented on 08/23/2019

Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Shepherd's Crook Golf Course!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course!

Loved it the first time so we came back for another round. Nice links style course in excellent condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 08/13/2019

dwilkerson99, 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 Shepherd's Crook Golf Course.

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Played On
Skill Beginner
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
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Commented on 08/06/2019

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences! Please tell us more about what you enjoyed from your round with us at Shepherd's Crook. Thanks for choosing us!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/05/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Shepherd's Crook Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course in good shape.

Enjoyed playing the course. It was in good shape and a decent value for the money. I would play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/30/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Shepherd's Crook Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Solid test. Great value

55 miles from the house but try to play here 3-4 times a year
Great test from back tees
Greens rolled true although a little slower than normal
If you are planning being in southeast Wisconsin or north east Illinois give it a try

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/24/2019

Hi Sam5773357. 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 at Shepherd's Crook Golf Course!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

By Hook or By Crook!

This course is tough for a high handicapper, and it was really challenging for a mid-handicapper as well. If you go right or left...forget about it. I will say that we played 3 or 4 hours after a torrential downpour, and the sand traps were like concrete. I used to do greenskeeping on a muni back in Cincinnati (during my youth), and we would have groomed the traps after the rain...it also helps them to dry.

Don't miss left or right on this course as the deep rough is unforgiving...basically, lost ball. Loved the variety of holes. Also...a 220 yard Par 3 from the Men's long tees (not Championship)...crazy!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/23/2019

Hello, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We're happy to hear you rated your round 5-stars and hope to see you again for another round soon. Thanks for playing Shepherd's Crook GC!

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Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/23/2019

Hello, Craig2856865. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Shepherd's Crook Golf Course!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/23/2019

Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Shepherd's Crook Golf Course!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Good test good condition

While 50 miles from home I generally play here about 5 times a year
Reason - good test - good conditions - good pace of play good value

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

Best in Lake County

Shepherds Crook is by far the best bang for your buck in Lake County. Consistency around the greens and good pace of play. I highly recommend playing the Crook if you’re in between course decisions.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/18/2019

Hello, ccheek1. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon.

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