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4.7
370 Reviews (370)
5 Stars
294
4 Stars
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3 Stars
15
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.7
96.2%
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344 out of 370 reviews
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4.9
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.7
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.9
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
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15 out of 15 reviews
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4.8
64 Reviews (64)
5 Stars
56
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.8
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.9%
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62 out of 64 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7055 yards
Slope 143
Rating 74.3

Located in Wheaton, Cantigny Golf offers 27 holes of championship golf that plays across a beautiful landscape of rolling hills covered with hardwood trees and mature oaks. There are also 12 lakes and two wandering creeks that come into play throughout all of the golf courses. The holes are divided into three nines appropriately named the Lakeside, Hillside, and Woodside. They provide three very different 18-hole combinations. The Woodside/Lakeside Course is a tight course that plays through trees. The many water hazards also demand accuracy. There are interesting elevation changes as well as numerous strategically placed bunkers. All of the Cantigny golf courses are challenging yet playable, making it a great place for tournaments. In the past it has hosted the Illinois Amateur Championship and several USGA qualifiers.

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Course Details

Year Built 1989
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/15 Closed: 10/31
Architect Roger Packard (1989) Jacobson Golf Course Design (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $20
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Cantigny Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.7
370 Reviews (370)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 13
19th Hole Scenic Views 8
Dinner 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 19
Water Hazards 19
Thick Rough 14
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 18
A Weekend Splurge 15
Entertaining Clients 15
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 23
Worth the Drive 13

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Handicap 5-9
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4.0
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Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Cantigny - Lakeside/Woodside

The Good: Fantastic 27-hole public facility 30 miles west of Chicago is all about golf. A superb Roger Packard layout winds through large woodlands without interference of houses and possesses ome of the most unique bunker complexes you'll find. The Lakeside nine has the strongest collection of Par 3's of the three courses, while the Woodside nine has the best Par 5's. Premier course conditions and large, undulating greens that are in good shape. Excellent facilities including robust clubhouse with full restaurant, excellent practice area, and on-course GPS. Decent value, even with peak prices around $115.

The Bad: The greens can be a little bumpy and inconsistent in some areas. Lack of on-course restrooms is a big minus for such a nice facility. Service is good, but not great for the price. Limited twilight rates. Lack of variety in the Par 4's as most are dogleg rights.

The Verdict: Cantigny is one of the most complete public facilities in the Chicago area. A brilliant 27-hole track that is serene and peaceful.

Best Hole(s): The Par 3 4th on Lakeside is an excellent challenge with water left. The downhill Par 5 #7 is great double dogleg that requires two perfect shots to get there in two.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Perfect fall course

Beautiful course, great staff and wonderful restaurant. We were paired with two younger gentlemen who were GREAT golfers, but who also were wonderful to two 70+ seniors definitely not in their league. I know that’s not the courses choice, but was their usual course and speaks to quality of golfer who play there.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 37
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Roger Packard classic design

I may be a little biest ( I am related to the course architect ) but this is an absolute must play course in Illinois! It is always in immaculate shape and the staff is extremely helpful and friendly!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful Course

Played Woodside and Lake Side. Both courses were challenging and the layout was great. It was a beautiful course. Greens were in great condition and average pace. Overall the staff was nice facilities were great. Chipping green, bunker area and putting green. Would play there again. Shot 79 from the white tees.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

In Great Shape and Fun to Play

After booking the time i had heard it wasn’t in the best shape but those rumors were not true. We played Woodside / Lakeside and it was in pristine shape as you would expect for the price. The diabolical 2nd hole got the best of us but we enjoyed all of it.

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

Impressive

Challenging but beautiful course! Even the golf carts were exceptional!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Local Gem

Definitely will be back! Course and staff are great. Beautifully maintained and planted.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
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 Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lightning & Thunderstorm

I was told I can not get rescheduled or a credit even though the course was CLOSED Due to weather???? And we were only on theb3rsnhole!

Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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