Autumn view of the 12th hole at Whittaker Woods Golf Club
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3.8
166 Reviews (166)
5 Stars
86
4 Stars
50
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
73.5%
Recommend this course
144 out of 166 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.6
42 Reviews (42)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.1
64.3%
Recommend this course
27 out of 42 reviews
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3.6
42 Reviews (42)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.1
64.3%
Recommend this course
27 out of 42 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7072 yards
Slope 144
Rating 74.3
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Whittaker Woods Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1996
Golf Season High Season: 5/01 Closed: 9/31
Architect Ken Killian (1996)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Lodging

Lodging Available

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Showers, Locker Rooms

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Golfers' Choice (2014 #46)

Reviews

3.8
166 Reviews (166)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 20
Forced Carries 19
Bunkers 15
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 17
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 15
A Weekend Splurge 14
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 17
Near Local Attractions 10

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Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not all 18 holes were open

Front 9 was closed for aeration. Yet the info was not posted on their website. Have to play the back 9 twice. Wouldn't play this course if I knew.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/07/2020

Hi u000002428956. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Whittaker Woods Golf Course. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Used to be nicer....

We were disappointed in the quality of the course. The greens were fine but the fairways were really beat up. Pace of play was also an issue.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/28/2020

Hello, u5415678. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff. Thanks for visiting Whittaker Woods Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Absolute no go for me

Sub Par course conditions and exceptionally difficult layout. This also led to slow playing. Literally, unless you hit laser straight shots off the tee, you will struggle with enjoying your round. Maybe 4 holes where you appreciate the architecture. All the others, you spend too much time trying to find a line through extremely narrow conditions. Doesn't matter what tee you play from either. Most of the logical landing areas are squeezed in tight. Lay back and you are looking at a long iron in and some of the holes are completely surrounded with forest so a slight mishit is penalized big time. The tee boxes are very rought and the fairways not far behind. Greens were true though. I am not trying to dump on this place but want people to know what to expect. Clubhouse and service in clubhouse was a good experience.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 09/30/2020

Hi Lemontgolfer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Whittaker Woods Golf Course. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/25/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u000007137487! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Whittaker Woods Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 76
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Course has seen better days

We played on a beautiful day. Course conditions were below par from the last time I played the course a coupe of years ago.

There are forced layups and the fairways were in just ok shape.

Glad we did not go at full price, some of the greens were very good, but some had rough area la and bare spots. Several fairways had bare patches and there was quite a bit of crabgrass.

It’s definitely over priced if you have to pay the full fare.

I think $50 would be on the high side for this course..

As far as the staff goes every one was super friendly and the cart attendant made several rounds I would say we saw her every two or three holes.

It’s too bad the course wasn’t in better shape.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/21/2020

Hi, golfdealseeker. Let us first say that we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We work hard to create a seamless experience with so you can focus on enjoying yourself and let us do the rest. We also want to thank you for your honest and constructive criticism of the course. Your comments are presented in a way we can incorporate them into actual change. We are going to escalate your review to our team in charge and do everything we can to improve before your next game. Thank you for visiting and playing at Whittaker Woods Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/15/2020

Hi, u070646933. Thank you for your 5-star rating. We are pleased to see you enjoyed your time on the course. Please visit us again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 33
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course for a relaxing (SLOW) round

Nice layout, with improving conditions from tees to greens. Packed course with golfers enjoying the day. If you don't mind 5 hour round, then it's fantastic...

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/08/2020

Hi raklovits. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Whittaker Woods Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Recent Reviews are Spot On

First time playing here. Great layout; challenging course; but it's in really rough shape right now. Practice range (first impressions start here) was a mess; solid crabgrass and divots, though there were a couple decently maintained chipping greens behind the range. First tee box (again, first impressions) was really worn down with little evidence of maintenance beyond mowing. Several other tee boxes in poor shape as well. Fairways and greens overall were decent, though I recall one fairway on the back nine that was pretty much fried. I'd say half the traps needed sand. I paid $35 to play which is probably what it's worth in current condition. Though that said, I would not play again for $35. Will only play again when course is brought back to reasonable standards and will gladly pay more. A layout like this, decently maintained, would be $75-$125 in Chicago area. Too nice a layout to let it degrade like this. Hope ownership can straighten out the ship.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Slipping & Fall

Course was shockingly in rough shape from last few times I played here.. crab grass, burnt out tee boxes and sand traps were Not good at best. What’s funny is there were a few sand traps that were actually in good condition and they stood out like sore thumb.

Played twilight at $40.00 and that’s about all it’d spend here regardless of time if day.:: to bad because the layout and challenge are great however upkeep is well below par

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/02/2020

Hi, JustinGE. Let us first say that we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We work hard to create a seamless experience with so you can focus on enjoying yourself and let us do the rest. We also want to thank you for your honest and constructive criticism of the course. Your comments are presented in a way we can incorporate them into actual change. We are going to escalate your review to our team in charge and do everything we can to improve before your next game. Thank you for visiting and playing at Whittaker Woods Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful trees and layout but course conditions were not as expected for the price.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/11/2020

Thank you for your review, u937316109. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Whittaker Woods Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun challenging course

Had a great time here with some friends (12- three separate tee times back to back). Challenging front with a more forgiving back nine. Would definitely come back with how friendly their staff was!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/25/2020

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round, rshin94! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 33
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Typical run down course

Uninviting pro shop staff. Nice cart barn & beer cart people.
Very good layout, tough course from back tees.
HOWEVER- Soaked, fungus, dirt-spots, bumpy greens. Soaked, diseased, baked, divots galore fairways & tees. Unkept, non-raked, stone ridden, extra firm bunkers. Weeds overgrowing edges everywhere. Weeds growing high to block green & fairway views.
Not worth the money or time to play

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

First time playing this course this year. Staff was very friendly/accommodating. The course conditions have really degraded-very disappointing. Traps a mess, dead grass virtually everywhere, tee boxes in poor shape. Ok. Value for $40....wouldn’t pay much more.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/18/2020

Hi, u000004933340. Let us first say that we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We work hard to create a seamless experience with so you can focus on enjoying yourself and let us do the rest. We also want to thank you for your honest and constructive criticism of the course. Your comments are presented in a way we can incorporate them into actual change. We are going to escalate your review to our team in charge and do everything we can to improve before your next game. Thank you for visiting and playing at Whittaker Woods Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Summertime

Course overall great track....do to Corvid management has had a hard time getting green keepers back to work....

Which has affected the conditions of the course...I.e. tee boxes...grass conditioning throughout the course.

The course is a beautiful layout...just needs all the staff back to make it perfect!!

Should lower price....do to conditions.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/18/2020

Hi, aztec1990. Let us first say that we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We work hard to create a seamless experience with so you can focus on enjoying yourself and let us do the rest. We also want to thank you for your honest and constructive criticism of the course. Your comments are presented in a way we can incorporate them into actual change. We are going to escalate your review to our team in charge and do everything we can to improve before your next game. Thank you for visiting and playing at Whittaker Woods Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Place had gone down hill in quality.

Really bad conditions. Holes in the fairway, cart path and the worst was the tee boxes. This place is basically a higher end muni.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/13/2020

Hello u953629606. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course was in generally decent condition several sand traps were suspect. Greens were good. Some blotchy and mis colored but not bad. Tee boxes were just okay and pace of play was a bit slow.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/07/2020

Hello tracer95. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tight fairways

The only dislike about Whittaker Woods is , most of the tee's have blind landing areas. Would be a great course other than that.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/28/2020

Hi u1396113295. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Whittaker Woods Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 85
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Foursome fun

The golf course is always tough with woods, rough, and wet areas to catch your ball! Course was not in as good of shape as in recent visits-some rough spots in fairways and greens. We had quite a long wait to get a golf cart for our playing partners as well which is not usually the case. That being said we didn’t have anyone in front so still finished playing in 4 hours or a little less. They did a great job cleaning and sanitizing carts and taking precautions in Clubhouse with the virus. Nice day with friends as always on the golf course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/28/2020

Hi st15stman. 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 Whittaker Woods Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course. Pace of play was less than desirable, however, great course. Layout is nice and well worth the money.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/24/2020

Hi u2785116. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Whittaker Woods Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Woodlands Course at Whitaker Woods meets expectations

A challenging layout features excellent greens and many right to left holes. Set in the beautiful woods of southwest Michigan. It's proximity to Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana make it a must for serious golfers.
The staff is very friendly.
Bring your best putter and drive it straight.
Enjoy

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 07/24/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Mel75! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Whittaker Woods Golf Course!

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