Stonewall Orchard Golf Club in Grayslake, Illinois, USA | GolfPass
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4.4
381 Reviews (381)
5 Stars
262
4 Stars
74
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
87.4%
Recommend this course
343 out of 381 reviews
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4.1
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.3
80.5%
Recommend this course
33 out of 41 reviews
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4.3
71 Reviews (71)
5 Stars
41
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
85.9%
Recommend this course
61 out of 71 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7124 yards
Slope 150
Rating 75.0
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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

4.4
381 Reviews (381)

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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Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good layout, rough shape

Always like playing this course but I've never seen the greens in as bad of conditions and they were today. Luckily got a hot deal on golf now but still think that for the price they charge you should expect much better conditions then what it was in

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Course conditions

Stonewall is normally in great conditon and enjoy playing it a couple of times a year. Played with a hot deal so value at $62 w/cart wasn’t bad. However every green had dried out brown spots and the par 3 tee boxes were in terrible shape as well.

Hope they can clean things up because I love the course.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Greens and tees in rough shape

Overall, we enjoyed Stonewall Orchard after hearing much praise for the course. Nice challenging layout. However, the greens and tee boxes are suffering either from the weather or poor grounds keeping.
The young cart staff were very friendly but I was taken aback by the starter warning me it was a “big boy “ course. Thanks for judging a woman in her 50’s before you have even seen me swing a club.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

Great course but…

The greens on all the holes were in horrible shape. Greens looked like they belong at a $10 course. Other than that the course was awesome.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
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Previously Played

Not worth the price

Its a fairly nice course but significantly more expensive than similar courses. Tee boxes were pretty ripped up and the greens were poor.. i can spend $40 less and have a better experience at neighboring courses.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Nice but pricey

The golf course is very nice but the greens were in poor shape. Now either it’s a combo of lack of rain this summer or mower mistake but there was some major green damage in spots. Twice we moved our balls to avoid putting through it. The rest of the green is super green which makes me think, how did lack of water cause green damage when the rest of the green is carpet thick and lush green. Later in the afternoon the green was beat up and they needed to be rolled bad. Greens were way too slow for the type of course it is. A few holes were odd that the reeds were so high. I hit two good shots pushed to the edge of the fairway but couldn’t see the flag because of reeds. I found that odd. Range should be free at this price. And we feel 6 mins behind after 6 holes and the ranger had a talk with us which is never fun. Would I play it again? Yes if it is 65 bucks and the greens were faster. Not worth an hour drive at $95 plus range balls, the ranger up ur butt and slow greens. We played Makray the next day and what a gem that was.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 85
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 56
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Layout - Poor Greens = Bad Value

I have played this course 3-4X per season since its inception over 20 years ago, including tournaments on same. Multiple greens have issues with dead or diseased turf. Very weird, in that Chicago has had a great growth cycle this year between sun & rain. We paid $ 103 on Sunday @ 10:50am in premium slot. This course at prime time is a $ 65 course, and off-prime a $ 50 course with greens in this condition. Very disappointing.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/24/2022

Hello, thank you for playing and we are sorry to hear you did not find the value with your round. We do indeed have a few localized dry spots on just a few greens and a couple tee boxes on the side. Most of those areas are on the highest peak of mounds generally near the collar of the green. Most all the other 15/16 greens are fantastic as to be expected when playing here. Rest assured, we have been battling these select areas to get them back to a visually respectable level. The 3-week period entering July with no rain and 90+ degrees everyday was challenging time period. We appreciate the patience as we have extremely high standards as well. Thank you so much for playing and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 52
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Pooor Condition

Overpriced and poorly maintained......grass and greens are burnt up, dry and just unsatisfactory for July golf. $103 for poor conditions is not what this course is about. Such a great course but needs major help.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 07/06/2022

Thanks Kenneth (for both reviews) and thanks for playing. 4th of July is the busiest weekend of the year.
We did verify by GPS your group finished in 4:16 (5 min ahead of pace). As for dry turf, we were in a 3-week "no rain" drought and fighting that issue is something all courses were going through. (watering over 100% capacity every night with daytime specific hand watering) We all just received 2.5"+ in 24 hours, so we are all in a better spot now. A few of our greens did indeed have localized dry spots on the top of the severe slopes - mainly visual and certainly does not affect play. Beyond that, the greens are fantastic right now and we certainly welcome you to come back sometime soon. Thanks again for playing!

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Reviews 52
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

UNsatisfactory

I have played this course many times and must say it was in Horrible condition, burnt up greens, dried grass on fairways and rough it was like played in the dessert.
Its not August and this should not be happening after you raise prices across the board but don't water enough to maintain better conditions. And also tell Ranger Fred if your job is to keep pace with all golfers then you tell slow players/walkers on a HOLIDAY to pick up the pace, not say its not fair if they are on pace, waiting 3-4 minutes on each tee box is not keeping pace. Would not pay to play the course again this year, very sad and poor maintenance.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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