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4.5
456 Reviews (456)
5 Stars
312
4 Stars
91
3 Stars
31
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
9
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
90.0%
Recommend this course
411 out of 456 reviews
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4.7
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
11 out of 11 reviews
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4.6
53 Reviews (53)
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.3%
Recommend this course
50 out of 53 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
456 Reviews (456)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 31
19th Hole Scenic Views 26
Patio Dining 20
Course Challenges Include:
Forced Carries 46
Water Hazards 41
Bunkers 34
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 48
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 30
A Weekend Splurge 29
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 43
In the 'Burbs 35

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Handicap 5-9
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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Stonewall Orchard Golf Club

The Good: Very nice, upscale Arthur Hills layout about an hour northwest of Chicago is one of the premier suburban public tracks. Tree-lined, but very fair layout puts a premium on strategic shotmaking and putting. Impressive course conditions and outstanding, difficult greens. Good Par 5's and extremely challenging Par 3's. Nice clubhouse with full restaurant and locker rooms, as well as a strong practice facility. Priced steeply at just under $100 during peak season, but many online specials and twilight rates.

The Bad: While a great course, not sure its worth nearly a Benjamin to play. Lack of GPS or on-course restrooms is a bit of a letdown. Most holes are great, but a few of the Par 4's are unmemorable.

The Verdict: Stonewall Orchard is a top 10 public access course in Illinois and is one of the best conditioned courses in the state. Some of the most treacherous greens you will find!

Best Hole: The Par 5 18th is a beast. At nearly 600 yards, you can expect a mid-short iron third approach to a small, devilish green protected by water left and sand right.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 08/06/2017

Thank you so much for the kind comments! We are glad you enjoy the facility. We actually do have the top of the line GPS Visage system in every cart.
See you soon!

Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bonus Golf

The course was in good shape especially in November. The pace was just under 4 hours. Good time

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

Great condition.

Especially for November. Maintenance did a great job with leaves.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
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 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great October Golf

Course was surprisingly empty. Good fall golf conditions. Some holes you get a different feel than your typical Illinois golf course and feel like you’re in rural Michigan or northern Wisconsin. No food on Mondays kind of a bummer but otherwise a great deal on GN.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great track

1st time at the course, will be back next season many times. Great AH design, great conditions too. Nice to see the the course fully staffed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not as good as last time. Ball Marks

The conditions on the Front 9 were not up to Stonewall Orchard's usual standard. Especially the greens which were full of un-repaired ball marks

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good course

Niec layout.

Greens were slow and uneven. To many forced carries with a potential for many lost balls and penalties strokes.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 36
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pga course in my back yard

If you never played this course you are missing out.very pricy but had to take advantage of golf now discount. This course will challenge all your golf needs.come out and give this place a try you won't be sorry.only thing got paired up with 3 guys that taught they were to good for the average golfer. Still had a great time

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 50
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 50
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

A must play course

One of the most scenic courses in Illinois. The course in well maintained with a very friendly staff. Although it is a bit more expensive that other courses, the extra expense is well worth it. The course may feel overly challenging for a below average golfer given some challenging carry requirements off the tee, but average and above average player will find it exciting and challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Unbelievably slow

Played on a weekday. Round took 4hours and 40 minutes on a very hot day. Will not consider playing here again at these rates and that amount of time. There are better options at this price point.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/17/2023

We apologize for the longer than expected round time and the inconvenience caused by the hot weather. We appreciate your feedback and will take it into consideration to improve our services. Thank you for sharing your experience with us.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

One of Chicago area's gems

I play here often and it's always in excellent condition. Lots of rain this year has probably helped. The only complaint I have is the greens have too many ball marks from customers not fixing their divots. Have the Rangers add the task of reminding golfers to fix their divots and we'll all appreciate it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

A challenging but very playable track

This is why I love Arthur Hills designs, challenging but also playable. There is plenty of room to drive the ball off the tee but the miss is often punishing. Visually, the course is outstanding with every hole being a quality golf hole. The course itself was in excellent shape and the greens, well, especially where the pins were on this day, tough with not so subtle but also subtle breaks. Well worth the play and a very enjoyable round. One thing - at a course with this price tag, a small bucket of range balls should be complimentary. Other than that small thing, course was fabulous and pace of play, good! Would recommend!

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