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4.2
109 Reviews (109)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
93.5%
Recommend this course
98 out of 109 reviews
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4.3
19 Reviews (19)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
94.7%
Recommend this course
18 out of 19 reviews
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4.2
23 Reviews (23)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.4
91.3%
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21 out of 23 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6917 yards
Slope 134
Rating 73.0
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The Course at Aberdeen
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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Golf Season Open: 3/15 Closed: 11/30

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

4.2
109 Reviews (109)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 12
Forced Carries 10
Elevation Changes 8
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 11
Locals 9
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 9
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 13
In the 'Burbs 6

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Considering all the rain we have had the course was in great condition

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Chicago Golfer

I really really enjoyed this course scenery, it's a 9 hole course that requires irons only.

This course is in excellent shape, fairway,greens, bunkers. I will definitely be back to play this again!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poorly Managed Course

We played on a gloomy day and the food and beverage manger behind the desk acted like they were packed solid and it was a problem to play with a buddy from the tee time behind us. We then putted on the practice green and watched two twosomes go off and then a single player. Once we went back in we finally got cart keys 5 min before our tee time. We also found some of the staff trying to rake mud in the bunkers with a tractor that wasn’t doing anything effective that day due to the conditions of the bunkers holding water.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good day on the links

I think the course was in good shape despite the horrible rain we got earlier in the week.

Challenging course, and it’s a must play in NW Indiana.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Great course despite challenges of Covid-19. Very enjoyable.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First at this course

Well the course was in decent shape fairways and greens were in great shape except one hole that the green qas underwater but all in all good time tee boxes were cut very low and not much grass on them at the middle tees.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

They are trying...

The course is set in a beautiful natural area. Few fairways are in bad shape. All the tee boxes are in bad shape. They are working to fix one tee box as I could tell on a hole where the green is almost submerged in standing water. In the times of the Covid-19 pandemic, one of the very few courses allowing ride carts. We played it for under $28 with a cart, which made it somewhat more acceptable, specially when all the courses in Illinois are closed. Would I drive 90 miles to play it again? Not if they don't fix the tee boxes and the greens that have issues. Staff was very friendly and efficient.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course! Great Value!

Staff were incredibly friendly. Easy pre-pay. Fast pace of play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 133
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Chicago Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

The Course at Aberdeen - NW Indiana Hurdzan/Fry w/ Great Bones

The Good: This Hurdzan/Fry design opened to much acclaim in 1997 and has been considered one of the true hidden gems of Indiana public golf. A fun, interesting design with a prairieland outward nine that winds mostly through residential areas, while the inward half is picturesque with many holes bordering water & woodlands. Par 5's are very beautiful, mostly downhill and cut into trees. Really good Par-4’s & Par-3’s coming down the stretch. Nice, modest clubhouse. Staff is friendly and accommodating. Expansive driving range and decent putting green just adjacent to the first tee. One of the better values in Indiana public golf when conditions are good.

The Bad: Granted it was late March, but Aberdeen struggled with standing water and poor fairway conditions. Two greens were unplayable so the course set up two temporary greens that were annoying, but understandable considering the conditions. The greens that were playable rolled fairly well. The first several Par-4’s & on the front are forgettable. A very challenging walk on the back-nine.

The Verdict: The Course at Aberdeen has the bones & potential to be a premier public course in Indiana again. With new ownership (the home association of the subdivision that surrounds the course), hopefully the promise will reach its potential of being a Top 10-15 public course in the state. Another very fun, playable Hurdzan design.

Best Hole: The 5th is a beautiful, tough downhill Par-5 that must navigate trees all over the place. You can try to go for two, but trees creep in front of the green about 100-yards out that can make it difficult.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Same course different day

Course is great every time I play it. Sucks that it rained while we played. Course looked in great shape. First day they opened the practice areas!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course

Great course and a very enjoyable layout for $32. Absolute steal. Hole 12 was my personal favorite.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 49
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 27
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great links style course along with decision making shots. Tempts you to bring out the driver on holes when you could also hit an iron or wood and lay up. Greens were in great condition loved the layout of the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Very nice course for the money!!!!

Great layout and tough. Good challenge for all style players. There are just a handful of tee boxes in pretty rough shape. Still highly recommend!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Good course, needs work to be great again.

I have played the course at Aberdeen 3 times in the last 3 weeks, it is getting better, they are repairing tee boxes, but some holes have neglected drainage issues. I am playing again next week. I reccomend Aberdeen, it is a nice course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 286
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

End of Season

With all the rains this season Aberdeen really suffered. They were still charging $42 yesterday with their greens sanded and micro aerated. Several fairways basically unplayable as they were large core aerated. All fairway grass was cut so short you had to be incredibly precise strike good golf shots. Tee boxes are a complete disaster....and they should just start a program of completely leveling them (several green tees are not close to level) and tearing up reseeding all of them and playing temporary tees until the new tees completely grow in. Was fortunate I had a groupon that cost me $27.50pp that included a hot dog and orange whip otherwise I would have been pretty disappointed. It was also surprising how dry and fast the course was playing given the extreme rains recently. I really enjoy this track it has a fun routing and is challenging. Really nice folks work there....all of them to a "t" are really pleasant and want you to have a great experience. For what might be one of my last rounds this Chicagoland season it was a really nice day and I enjoyed my time at Aberdeen. Over the last couple of years they have made progress to improve conditions and it's going to take some time. I hope they do it right because when this course was younger it was impressive. Range practice area and clubhouse with great service. 3 to 3.5 stars....could get to 4 plus next year depending on how the fairways and greens grow in. Just need to pay attention to the tee boxes and renovate several key sand traps (or eliminate them). Recommend. I allways look forward to a round at Aberdeen.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 03/27/2020

Thank you for your review. We take your concerns seriously and are working to improve our course every day. We hope you give Aberdeen another chance this summer.

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