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4.5
339 Reviews (339)
5 Stars
241
4 Stars
64
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
91.6%
Recommend this course
309 out of 339 reviews
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4.4
64 Reviews (64)
5 Stars
43
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
89.1%
Recommend this course
57 out of 64 reviews
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4.5
89 Reviews (89)
5 Stars
62
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.1%
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82 out of 89 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7124 yards
Slope 150
Rating 75.0
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Stonewall Orchard Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1999
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season April - September
Architect Arthur Hills (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Country Club Dress Attire Required. Jeans Not Allowed.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
339 Reviews (339)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 30
19th Hole Scenic Views 25
Patio Dining 19
Course Challenges Include:
Forced Carries 45
Water Hazards 40
Bunkers 33
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 47
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 29
A Weekend Splurge 28
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 42
In the 'Burbs 34

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Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The sweet spot

First time playing here. Great staff, great carts, and great at spacing the tee times. Never saw a soul behind or in front and the club was booked for the day. Course was in top condition. Challenging in the right ways. Greens very consistent. Will come back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
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 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wish i lived closer, i would play constantly

This is the nicest public course i have played in what i would call "Chicago-land." I loved the layout, fairways were firm and drain well because my drives were magically longer than the last few times i played because there was actually roll. They had slit the greens and were mildly sandy/soft BUT they were flat and rolled true and pretty quick. The staff was super nice, they had someone going around in a court with ice water in a cooler as well. I had an early tee time so i didn't have any issues with pace of play. Pace of play is slow all over the place because of COVID and so many people playing golf as something to do. If you are a better golfer and feel the pace is too slow it's on you to attempt to play through or ask the group in front of you to play with a little more etiquette and know when to pick up the ball or play someone else's shot. If the course is filled with poor players who don't know how to keep pace what do you want these courses to do other than over marshal and shoo golfers/revenue away?

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Making amends

I wrote a poor review of this course because of a couple bad experiences but said some things that I didn’t mean. One of those things was when I said the staff doesn’t care, which I can assure to you they do after someone from the course personally called me to ask me about my experience and what he could do to make it better. That made me feel a lot better about my not so great experience and think back about the day. The course was beautiful. It was in great condition and had an awesome layout. You really should give stonewall orchard a try, but play earlier in the day so that you can get all of them in.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Could be great but shoots itself in the foot

Stonewall orchard has the ability to be a great golf course, but Augusta national would not be worth playing at stonewall’s pace. I’ve never witnessed slower pace of play in my lifetime, and a group of staff who couldn’t care less. We played the first 3 holes in over an hour. Yes, over an hour. The 18th hole looked pretty cool on the scorecard so it was too bad that the 4 hours and 15 minutes of daylight we had to play the round only covered 14 holes. This isn’t a fluke either. If you check the other reviews you will see quite a few complaining about pace. Last time I played here we finished the round but it took us closer to 5 hours than 4. It’s too bad, really. I’d thoroughly enjoy playing here with better pace, but I can honestly say that I will never play here ever again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/16/2021

Thanks LSem for conversation today! When every tee time is booked solid on weekends, it is definitely a challenge when someone gets behind. One thing we can guarantee is the fact that we care...a lot. We monitor every minute from the GPS screen in the golf shop as well as Marshals that can immediately hit a problem area. We really look forward to having you guys back out for a great day of golf sometime soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Good course, but can be really slow

Need to be firmer on pace of play., can be a really slow course. I played 12 holes with family over 4 hours, told staff, but nothing happened.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Disappointed

Great layout. Average maintenance. But the absolute worst people to deal with. Don’t ever expect to finish at twilight hours.

Just a thought….

If you want to work at a golf course, but unwilling to stay at work until the sun sets… GET A GRIP.

Pathetic staff.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/14/2021

Sorry Doyle. You paid for 9 holes and drove right by the golf shop to play the front nine again. We do monitor our groups on the course, and are here till dark regardless. Sorry if you had a bad experience. Our twilight rate is for 18 Holes. See you soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Disappointed

Based on reviews and write ups I was looking forward to playing this course. However, the pace of play, constant reminders of pace, and gps control of the carts, will make this my first and last trip. I do not blame the players. For the price, groups should e spread out more and NOT rushed. Basically they are booking the tee times way to close with no room for error. I average a 87 so I am not an expert but also can hold my own. In addition, there are many courses in just as good of shape or better for less. I do not recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/14/2021

Sorry you were disappointed. We space our tee times out every 10 minutes. Most all courses are less. We also take our pace of play seriously for the enjoyment of all guests.

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Decent golf course

Course it’s ok but way over price for its condition, not worth $80 during the week and $100 on weekends.

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

Disappointed by the conditions of most of the greens (divots, dead spots) which was rather slow for being known as one of the fastest greens in the area.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/14/2021

Hello and thank you for your review. Sorry you were disappointed. After all this rain, the greens are starting to firm/speed up once again. Looking forward to again soon!

Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Chicagoland golf

Exceptional golf course. Design, condition, friendly and helpful staff all the way through a wonderful experience. If you have the opportunity, play this golf course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 08/14/2021

Thank you Carey, for the great review! We are happy you had a great time. See you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great experience

Super friendly staff.
Well-maintained course.
Challenging but yet playable layout.
Great golf carts, utilizing the latest technology.
Just a really great experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 08/14/2021

Thank you for the great review!! See you again soon

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

The course was in great condition and we paid a great price. I love playing here!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/14/2021

Thank you Dynamite!! See you soon!

Played On
Reviews 48
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/14/2021

Thank you Kenneth!! See you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/14/2021

Thank you Ming! See you again for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/14/2021

Thanks for the great review!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great course, fair pace of play

This is one of the best courses in northern Illinois if not the entire state. It is very well maintained. Greens are very true and the starter will asset you in selecting appropriate tees for your ability.

We faced every kind of weather today (7/23/2021) including a rain delay and incredible humidity. The refreshment cart came around frequently and was well stocked - takes cash and plastic.

The entire staff is friendly and helpful. And they are fully staffed despite post-pandemic labor shortages. There were beverage cart operators, attendants at the bag drop to get your clubs on and off the cart and get your clubs cleaned. Food service is excellent and available through the cart digital access. The carts are plush and comfortable. There are rain covers for your clubs, a ball and club washer on board. Other amenities include an excellent practice facility and a beautiful clubhouse.

My only complaint is that the rangers are unable to maintain pace of play. Although they are authorized to make groups move up a hole if they lag terribly, they generally don't do this and at times you can face a near five hour round.

the last hole is a ball buster!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 08/14/2021

Thank you for the very detailed and fantastic review!! We are happy you had a great time.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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