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4.6
269 Reviews (269)
5 Stars
165
4 Stars
88
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
96.2%
Recommend this course
261 out of 269 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.6
81 Reviews (81)
5 Stars
57
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
98.8%
Recommend this course
80 out of 81 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.7
89 Reviews (89)
5 Stars
63
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
98.9%
Recommend this course
88 out of 89 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
269 Reviews (269)

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
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/23/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Shepherd's Crook Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Prairie Golf

Never hat tires of playing here. Tough course to play in the wind.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/22/2020

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.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/18/2020

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Shepherd's Crook Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Value, Underrated

Love the layout, love it more when it is dry and firm.
Greens are challenging, especially with the US Open Sunday pin positions we saw today.
Pace of play can be. difficult out here but rangers were efforting to move things along.
Well worth the drive to play here, just wish they had a driving range or at least some nets to hit some warmup shots!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/18/2020

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.

Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Links Stylr

Course in great condition and challenging with rolling hills and greens. The only reason I gave it a 4 star instead of 5 is because the tee markers were not in place. So it was hard to fine the tee marker on each hole.Looked like the cut the tee area but did not put the markets back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/18/2020

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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Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Cancellation due to Rain

Great course but our round got cancelled due to rain/weather conditions but I still got charged

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Commented on 09/09/2020

Thank you so much for the great review. We apologize for the cancellation due to weather conditions. Please give us a call so we can sort out the charges you still incurred. We hope to see you soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/18/2020

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Shepherd's Crook Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Excellent Care

SC was in excellent shape. The greens are quick and roll true. The staff were quite accommodating. The food was great and the libations Icy cold.

Enjoyed the course immensely. We played 36 and got them all in.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/18/2020

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.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
1.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Beware of Racial Discrimination from Staff!!!

I don't often write reviews but, feel the need to share my experience. We played at Shepard's Crook five minutes late from our tee time because a friend was pulled over. Started the back nines, without incidence and was moving along the round just fine. Until midway towards # 18 when a staff member rode up to us and said he was kicking us off the course for slow play. At first, we thought he was just kidding because there was only one friendly ask for us to pick up pace of play because a two-som was behind us. We finished # 18 and......NO, they were not kidding. When asked why we were being kicked off the course? The staff member yelled and screamed at us with only a "YOU ARE OFF THE COURSE." We spoke to the manager and he said we were warned (4) four times. This was completely untrue. Hate to say it, but we felt a little discriminated against because we were the only Non-White golfer on the course at the time. Just wondering how many defenseless Non-White golfers with less then perfect English have been TARGETED by the Manage and his Staff???

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Course was in excellent condition. Only disappointment was the pace of play. Much slower than the last time I played.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/09/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us! We apologize for the pace of play issue you experienced. We always try to keep a great pace when having our golfers on the course. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback as we will use your review to better the experience going forward. Thank you for playing Shepherd's Crook Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/09/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Shepherd's Crook Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
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 Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/09/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Shepherd's Crook Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hidden gem

Great layout. A tough but fair test. Greens rolled very true

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/01/2020

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

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Top 5 in Lake County

Links with s few in the woods. Excellent layout and well maintained. Greens can be challenging with many undulations. Really like course. Did not wait to hit even once

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/01/2020

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Becoming a favorite

Hadn’t played here until this year but have played it three times so far. Really enjoyable layout. First few holes are pretty easy before you start to see significant dog legs and elevation changes. The greens have lots of undulations but are readable and roll true.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/01/2020

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.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/01/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Shepherd's Crook Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fast

Greens rolled fast! Course in great shape. Rough was reasonable. Played best round of the year despite five three putts. Always a fun and challenging layout.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/01/2020

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.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/27/2020

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.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 08/27/2020

Thanks for the 5-star review!

Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/27/2020

Thanks for the 5-star review!

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