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4.0
127 Reviews (127)
5 Stars
79
4 Stars
39
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.7
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.6
87.2%
Recommend this course
123 out of 127 reviews
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4.2
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.9%
Recommend this course
20 out of 22 reviews
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4.4
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.1%
Recommend this course
39 out of 41 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private/Resort
Par 72
Length 6430 yards
Slope 121
Rating 71.5
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Kankakee Elks Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1926
Fairways Bluegrass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect William Langford (1926) Theodore J. Moreau (1926)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted MasterCard Visa card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf course attire must be worn at all times. No T-shirts or cut off shirts please!

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Lodging

Lodging Available

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Illinois (2015 #14)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Value Courses in the U.S. (2014 #11)

Reviews

4.0
127 Reviews (127)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 15
Elevation Changes 13
Plays Long 12
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 13
Locals 10
Seniors 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 14

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Played On
Reviews 28
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 28
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fall golf

While the fairways are clean you better not hit the rough
Leaves are a fallin
Expected this time of year but on a nice day figured they may try to have someone working to clear

Conditions Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 18
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
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
Played On
Reviews 422
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Played 36

Elks was in very good shape this past Thursday. Grounds crew were aerating fairways while we played and overall the course was in very good condition. Old school Langford & Moreau design which was never sanded (there are a few sand traps but none of them are really original course as built). Several holes were cut areas that were incredibly difficult to impossible unless you have course knowledge. Greens had good speed as well.....I highly recommend K Elks....great value, very nice staff and a really fun & sneaky difficult course to play. Always a solid 4 stars. Thanks for a great day again K Elks!! 36 in just under 5 hours!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Unique Vintage Course Design and Exceptional Experience

My second visit to Kankakee Elks was very much on par with my first round over a year and a half ago and nothing short of fantastic. The 1926 course design by Langford and Moreau is truly a treasure with 17 of the original 18 holes intact. Every hole is unique with no repeat design routing and yardages. The difficulty of this course is the green complexes - all of which are built up with severe contours and generally are very quick. Mounds in the fairways and fronting the greens are deceptive so it is vitally important to trust your yardage and not you vision. Many of the greens are elevated and needs to be accounted for with club selection for your approach shots. Greens had been aerated about 3 weeks ago and were nearly back to normal. Most putts rolled true and consistent pace. All of the green fringes and tee boxes were recently aerated and heavily watered so it was slightly muddy in those location. Fairways were lush and cut to a good height. The rough was also recently cut. Find balls in the rough was made difficult only due to the recent falling leaves. The Pro Shop selection of clothing is rather sparse, but the attendant was very welcoming and accommodating. Kankakee Elks is well worth the drive and a great value to play this classic design.

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

Merkke

Played it a number of years ago. Greens in excellent shape will definitely return next spring!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Club house boy

I play this course 4-6 times a year, definitely the friendliest, most helpful staff anywhere in our area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 28
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

That time of year

Great have just been aerated and putting is a chore
Easy to lose balls if not in fairway as once you are in rough and that means where fairway ends you will spend your time e searching as it is thick

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Never play again

This is not a course I would recommend to a friend. Poor layout. Tee boxes not maintained (like concrete on most). Trees not maintained, well overgrown, should be trimmed.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Value and challenge

This is a very nice track a secret of the south! Great value with excellent conditions. The elevated green complex’s are the real treat. Nice place to spend an afternoon golfing and worth the ride

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 79
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tough course!

Deep rough and elevated clam-shell greens with changing elevation and steep drop-offs made for a real challenge.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 28
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
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
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Friendly Staff

Course has a great layout, but staff are the friendliest, most helpful I’ve encountered in my 50 years of golf. Will definitely play there again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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