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4.4
91 Reviews (91)
5 Stars
44
4 Stars
35
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.7
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
93.5%
Recommend this course
85 out of 91 reviews
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4.1
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.1
75.0%
Recommend this course
12 out of 16 reviews
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4.4
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.7
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
87.9%
Recommend this course
29 out of 33 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 27
Length 1163 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Ever since opening in the mid '90s, Arlington Heights Golf Club has been considered one of the best par-3 golf courses in Chicagoland. It is certainly one of the most unique with three holes that feature vertical-drop tee shots and two holes with uphill tee shots to the green. Although this nine-hole course is only 1,163 yards the large bentgrass tees and greens provide the feel of a full-length course. The layout has nearly 30 bunkers strategically placed throughout and water comes into play on two holes. From the elevated tees you can enjoy a panoramic view of the area, including stunning vistas of the Chicago skyline. Whether you're a beginner looking to get some practice or a scratch golfer who wants to get in a quick round, Arlington Heights Golf Club is a fun and challenging option.

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Course Details

Year Built 1995
Fairways Blue
Greens Bent
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Steven Halberg

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $8
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Locker Rooms

Reviews

4.4
91 Reviews (91)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 7
Bunkers 6
Water Hazards 6
This course/club is great for:
9-Hole Rounds 11
Beginners 10
Locals 9
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 6

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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

No customer service

Accidentally booked the wrong tee time, called to cancel and and get a refund but the man on the phone said I would have to go through golfnow. Since I checked out as a guest there is no golf now record of my reservation so there is no place to cancel. Person on the phone “couldn’t do a thing about it”. Weather or not that’s true it’s a very silly way to run a business and leaves yourself open to negative reviews.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Great for Practice

If you want to improve your short game skills, here is the best spot.

Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Great way to squeeze 9 in

You won't need any big clubs but that doesn't mean it's too easy or it's not fun. The biggest challenge here is often the wind, being higher up in a relatively flat area. The slopes off some holes also make some greens play tight. The maintenance is good and the course is clean. On a couple holes the layout isn't totally straightforward and you have to figure out where the next tee is. Overall, it's a great way to get a fast 9 in when you want to work your short irons.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 41
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course for your irons

Clean, well kept greens and grass. Different elevations when playing which allows for good workout, but also Different reads to take on your balls. The greens are challenging with there speed but are a great size. Really enjoy the course and hospitality!!

Walter Payton!!!! Course has unique tie to one of the greatest. Hole 3 gives big hint, but the rock on the patio in the corner tells the story!!

Good luck and enjoy your round!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rudeness from the Attendant on Duty

I scheduled and payed for 2. Then invited my brother to join us. But the attendant said we could not change the lineup for a threesome. We were scheduled at 1:20pm. He added us to a twosome starting at 1:25pm. So I did not play. And my son & brother were forced to play with the twosome scheduled after us. He was rigid and RUDE! I have played Nickel Knoll many many times over the years and have never had a problem until last Saturday.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once 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 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
3.0
First Time Playing

Solid cheap course. Rude clubhouse interaction

First time doing this course and using this app(golfnow). Was running a little late and went straight to the first tee (didn't know you still had to check in at the clubhouse if you bought thru the app, looking back that makes sense )

The clubhouse front desk guy came our with a terribly negative energy and dang near yelling at me for not checking in. I may have been wrong, but he didn't have to approach me with that ahole energy. I checked in and apologized, but that first interaction ever with this course really soured me to this course. I will not recommend this course in the future.

Other than my poor first interaction, its a solid par 3, 9 hole course. Nicely priced.

Make sure you check in!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 15
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great track

Awesome 9 hole par three. Great condition and green in April were rolling well. Payton hill on #3 is photo must.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun little track!

This was my first time here and it was a really fun little par three. Enough trouble to work around and easy enough to just shoot and have fun. Most definitely will play again.

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

Great course to get started

I’ve been taking my boys to play Nickol Knoll every weekend for years. It’s a perfect place to get them started. The course is always in great shape. The head pro, Steve, is always friendly and helpful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always a great time playing this course

This course is always in great condition. I have been playing it for years now with friends and family.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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