Turkey Creek Golf Course

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4.5
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Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.4
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About

Holes 18
Par 70
Length 6202
Slope 118
Rating 69.3
Type Public
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 70 6202 yards 69.3 118
Yellow 70 5620 yards 66.7 111
Red 70 4751 yards 66.7 107
Scorecard for Turkey Creek
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
White M: 69.3/118 523 407 152 360 388 168 340 162 534 3034 433 310 168 400 520 351 431 396 153 3162 6196
Gold M: 66.7/111 489 391 136 343 379 150 332 144 435 2799 390 298 105 377 470 310 381 350 140 2821 5620
Red W: 66.7/107 382 301 101 293 303 116 257 115 430 2298 338 230 98 289 320 299 311 344 125 2354 4652
Handicap 8 3 10 6 2 14 17 9 12 4 16 7 18 11 13 5 1 15
Par 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 3 5 35 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 4 3 35 70

Course Details

Year Built 1928
Golf Season Open: 3/15 Closed: 11/15

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.7
23
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Potential

This course has potential. Cost me $15 to play all 18 with cart. Right now the 9th is under construction, so instead of being a par 5 it's a 150 yard par 3. Many cart paths are in serious need of repaving, but some areas had been recently repaved which is a good sign. For the most part, tee to green conditions were terrific, but some holes had patchy spots on the greens and fairways that need some maintenance. Overall a fun course with trees, water and slopes to contend with regularly. Not very long especially with #9 under construction, but in my opinion certainly worth the $15 to go check out a few times a season.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Nice early spring outing

The course was in good shape for this early in the season. Good weather made for a great day.

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

Amazing conditions

Truly amazing Conditions for this time of the year. We thoroughly enjoyed our round and the staff could not be better. We will come back as often as we can.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course

Great staff but the halfway house wasn't open and the restaurant inside was closed for food to at 1p.m. Overall for the weather and conditions it was average

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

challenging and discouraging

The courses is challenging with water. Foe unfamiliar player's the next hole location is difficult to find. Hole number 9 shortened to a small par 3 but no indication until at green. Hole not repaired from pipe line work.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Turkey Creek

Well layed out. Short course but tricky in spots. a very enjoyable round.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

great for the average golfer

i have played here numerous times and the course is always in decent shape. it has a good mixture of easier and demanding holes. if you can carry the water holes you will probably shoot a good score. overall the course is pretty fair and not too intimidating.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun coarse

Lots of water, fun coarse. It rained all day when we played. There were plenty of shelters to go under. Even in the rain, good times.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The couse is terrible

Greens are not able to read. It's is such bad shape I could put from 20 yards off the green and still be close. I'm never playin there again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather

Recommend but only for the price

Greens need a lot of work. Rest room locked. Distance to hazard on certain holes should be marked for better pace of play.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs some work.

The course has a nice layout with several straight away, fairly easy holes and some more challenging. I have played here before a few years ago and the course was in a lot better condition. Several of the greens and tee boxes are in need of repair. The grounds in general need some upkeep. And several of the ball washers were without water or towels the day we played. Still a nice layout to play with a nice staff and facility.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great

Great time would love to play there again. Thanks to golf now I reserved the tee time last minute and got a great price

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

great deal

$14 even in the fall is a great deal on the weekend

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hard to find. Challenging, though not too tough.

HARD TO FIND THE COURSE, SO ASK FOR DIRECTIONS. vERY FRIENDLY STAFF. Good greens.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

I was pleasantly surprised of the beauty of this course.

I enjoyed playing Turkey Creek golf course. The pace for 18 hours was approximately 3-3.5 hours. For this time of year the course was in good condition. There are some hazards but overall very players friendly course. I enjoyed myself so much that I have played course two addition rounds. I strongly recommend that players in NW Indiana and Chicago South play this course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

great deal

it was 93degrees when we played they were working around a few holes but no big deal, course was in good condition considering the heat and lack of rain in our area, it was worth more than i paid so noway i can complain will definetly play here again, live in chicago but our public courses charge way more and are no where near as nice thanks guys

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

Great conditions, excellent value

This course is a hidden gem. I had heard of it but had never played it before, I will return.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Unbelievable for $13

This course was much better than I expected. Looking at the pictures on the course site I figured it looked ok but not very many flattering pictures, just a plain old park district course. BUT when you get going it's a really nice course, great layout (aside from the entrance to the place...looks like you're pulling into a back lot behind a run down restaurant). I was able to shoot a round by myself on a Friday afternoon in 2 hours which was fantastic. There are a few holes that could use a touch up (18 is under construction - fixing the bridge over the creek so it goes from 160 yard par 3 to a 60 yard par 3 for the time being, but you are hitting from dirt and crab grass). The greens are super fast so make sure you take the right approach. Couldn't have been happier with this deal. $13 is ridiculous for a deal for 18 and a cart at a pretty nice course, normally that wouldn't even get you a cart at most places these days!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not bad for a muni at this price

Paying $14 to play per person with cart I would be hard pressed to say anything bad about the course. After all that price barely gets you 9 holes walking anymore let alone 18 & a cart with a course that has a unique layout, moderate difficulty with all the water that comes into play and for a municipal course isn't in too bad of a shape. Bunkers were a bit scarce but had fluffy sand in them, greens were a nice shade yet manicured. Some holes did need some reseeding/re-sod in spots and some roughs were a bit patchy as well but hey it's a muni for $14 not Ruffled Feathers for $60. Pace of play was just a hair over 3 and 1/2 as we did wait on some holes and the longest wait of the day was teeing off on 1 as we had 3 groups of 2 &3 go out ahead of us. Staff was nice and friendly also it was a laid back atmosphere so if you're looking for a quick, dirty and cheap, hassle free round of golf give Turkey Creek a try.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

lots of water, but fair.

Probably the best course in the area. 3 par 3's over water

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
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