Prairie Landing Golf Club has received acclaim ever since first opening in 1995, including a four-and-a-half-star rating from Golf Digest. This West Chicago course will make you feel as though you've been transported to a seaside links course in Ireland. The prairie-style layout closely follows the tradition of classic links golf courses. Robert Trent Jones II designed the course, fully utilizing the rolling terrain. He incorporated large, undulating greens and rolling bent grass fairways. Vast swaths of native grasses stretch along the fairways and strategically placed bunkers frame the greens. There is also contoured mounding to contend with. The golf course finishes with a memorable par 5 that features fairway bunkers on the left followed by a carry over a lake to a well protected, high bowled green. Prairie Landing also boasts a practice facility that includes a driving range with target greens, four practice holes, and a nine-hole chipping and short-game area.
|Red (W)||72||4859 yards||68.3||116|
|Black M: 74.0/137||347||430||205||530||406||195||598||386||438||3535||550||366||218||570||195||374||440||224||570||3507||7042|
|Gold M: 71.9/132||330||350||178||513||390||174||555||352||408||3250||530||335||208||549||171||363||414||207||549||3326||6576|
|Gold/Blue M: 70.8/129||330||350||178||495||338||174||525||352||385||3127||530||335||195||520||150||363||390||185||549||3217||6344|
|Blue M: 69.8/127 W: 75.8/131||302||325||148||495||338||148||525||335||385||3001||500||310||195||520||150||329||390||185||525||3104||6105|
|White M: 67.6/122 W: 73.1/125||248||310||118||453||318||142||498||312||363||2762||464||280||172||500||125||290||372||144||504||2851||5613|
|Red W: 68.8/116||202||254||95||424||300||105||410||188||337||2315||440||259||103||471||95||234||348||112||459||2521||4836|
Food & BeverageRestaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Banquet Facilities
Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Illinois
Golf Advisor: Top 25 Courses for Pace of Play in the U.S.
Golf Advisor: Golfers' Choice
Course is in great conditions late in the season
Course is in great conditions. Fairways and greens are well maintained. It was nice that starter let us out earlier so we can finish the round.
Very nice course, well manicured, greens roll true and fast, some very challenging holes, clubhouse restaurant was excellent.
Played in late October so conditions were cold wet and windy. The course was very green and pretty. Extremely hilly on the fairways and the greens. I felt the front 9 was a little tighter off the tee, but the back 9 opened up a bit more and I really enjoyed the layout. The greens were pretty huge, which left for some really long putts. The sand was surprisingly very soft. Too soft actually. But overall fantastic course and will definitely come back next year for a mid season round.
Was a little over watered. Green were nice recently aerated but with the super small punches so it was barely noticeable....excellent range and practice area. Overall I give it a rating of 9.....If it wasn't so wet it would be a 10.
the shocking surprise was two practise holes. creative and generous.
Fun & Challenging
This is a really nice course and can challenge golfers of all skill levels…especially playing the tips! Pretty interesting layout with lots of movement and potential hazards if you are not careful. This is a course you will appreciate taking a cart on, which by the way are newer models equipped with gps and other features. If you can get a hotdeal for a good price, this is a great option to try out. Overall, I would rate this as one of the top public courses in chicagoland, which has an interesting style. Only downfall I see to this course is that it can get quite noisy. There are train tracks nearby, along with a private airport that is literally next door and clearly visible on some holes. During the round, I heard about 2-3 trains and around 6 planes/private jets taking off overhead. Although this was somewhat distracting for a brief moment, it is something to be aware of.
Great Golf Experience
Beautiful fairways lined by prairie, rolling contours and well placed traps makes for a challenging and fun day of golf. A great value for a wonderful course.
About once a month I drive an hour to play this course. If I lived within 20 minutes, I'd probably look into a membership.
This course had been a top course in IL, currently so poorly managed. They have sand and soil bottles on the golf carts but instruct players they are only to be used on the tee boxes, do not fill divots in fairways???? makes zero sense. There were so many divots in the fairways, had to continually move the ball out of a divot.
Certainly the potential to be a top course again, needs new management, start by getting rid of the guy from the airport admin!
What has happened here?
This track used to be so nice. Most of the course is in decent shape but the greens were horrible. I equate these greens with Orchard Valley, where there are no many ball marks and miscellaneous bad spots that make these greens just about unputtable. You have to get lucky to make a putt out here. In addition, our GPS did not work in the cart and we had to switch carts after 9. When I called in they said "just find a ranger on the course and they will help you get it going". Well I called when we were on the 4th hole and no ranger was around until 8 and he couldn't get it working either. When you are cart path only, you definitely need the GPS yardage on the cart to get an idea of what clubs to traipse across the fairway. We got a Hot Deal at $65 and I wouldn't pay a penny more to play here ($65 was too much). Unfortunate because I like this track...