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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
5.0
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.1
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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Par 72
Length 7000 yards
Slope 136
Rating 73.8

Course Details

Year Built 2003
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bluegrass
Golf Season April - October
Architect Keith Foster (2003) Art Schaupeter (2010)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes - 30 grass tees driving range
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Discover accepted
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code No tank tops or cutoffs

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Accolades

Reviews

4.6
263 Reviews (263)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 18
19th Hole Scenic Views 17
Patio Dining 17
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 32
Bunkers 30
Undulating Greens 29
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 29
Locals 24
A Weekend Splurge 16
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 31
Worth the Drive 27
Convenient to the City 6

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Reviews 448
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played

Solid 4 star but no more than that (4.9? no way!!)

HofE receives a ridiculous amount of play. Had not played here for 6 years plus. Was pretty surprised we were easily able to get a time in the afternoon yesterday after checking their tee sheet several times this season - finding it way too full to the point of overbooking... Weather must have been too hot.....there's pretty much no shade at all on this course so use that sunscreen..

Course was in decent shape...greens were rolling okay however they were littered with old ball marks....and my playing partner had two putts that went off line due to not repaired or poorly repaired. Most approaches to greens are uphill so hit an extra club. In addition the fairways especially around sprinkler heads are so over watered to the point of where there's no consistency in ground conditions.....easy to chunk irons after your last fairway iron the ground was hard as a rock...Traps were also inconsistent with some poorly raked/wet muddy. Tee boxes are pretty ripped up as well.

Good clubhouse, lots of water jugs on course, nurse service, bathrooms with running water at mid-point of both nines (the back nine men's room needs a deep cleaning and air out (smells like a dead elephant) and a good halfway house slightly pricey. Driving range off mats....$7 for a small bucket is rather pricey for mats only. Both starters we interacted with were outstanding.

Recommend for play but if it's windy day you are better off playing elsewhere....as this is fully exposed links type course with almost no trees for shade or wind block.

Course has a great layout but play did slow considerably on the back nine. You need a few rounds under your belt here to enjoy it as greens are very large and there are some blind shots as well as a few fairways that are so sloped towards hazards you can find them only being slightly off line. Recommend if you can find a day without a full tee sheet.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 175
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 175
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful & Challenging

The course is a beautiful links layout with generous fairways and undulating greens. Spray the ball and it will punish you. Hit fairways and scoring opportunities abound. It was in excellent condition. Greens were fast and true. The staff is always courteous and professional. The Grumpy Goat Restaurant has a fine selection of delicious food with indoor and outdoor dining. The beautiful, expansive clubhouse patio provides a scenic view of the course. A first class operation.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 175
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Nice course

Course was dry and greens were nice. Several other more expensive courses in the area were water logged. This is a nice course course that allows you to use every club in your bag. I’ll definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Amazing layout!

One of the most scenic tracks in the west burbs. Lots of up and downs & risk vs. rewards. Always a go to in the Elgin area. Must play!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Highly recommended course

Beautiful course condition, layout! Friendly staff and highly recommend this course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 52
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Nice Track

Nice layout and usually in fine shape. Some challenging holes and topography changes. Greens can sometimes be hit or miss.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Player

Beautiful layout, great condition, friendly staff and highly recommended!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

NIce links style course

The course is just off RTE20 in Elgin. The course was elevated, so there were many vista views. There was many holes with water. The sand traps were plentiful and the sand was quality level. There are many marsh that cross the fairways that caused a challenge. WIll play again once my skill level improves some.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 68
Handicap 10-14
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 Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Not for the faint of heart, especially in windy conditions. The course demands accuracy and strategic play. Very fast greens and not many straight putts.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 68
Handicap 10-14
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 Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 52
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

Exceed my expectations. I can play there every day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best Track In Chicago- land

I play here 5-7 times per year and absolutely always love playing here. It is very challenging with a great scenery.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Well manicured

Fairways and greens in great shape. Links course is very challenging. I suggest clubbing down on tee box. Roll is plenty so take 3wood over driver.
F.Y.I. if using "hot deal" starter won't let you take your own cart if your single. Forces you to ride with stranger. Just odd.

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