West at White Pines Golf Course in Bensenville, Illinois, USA | GolfPass
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4.0
762 Reviews (762)
5 Stars
224
4 Stars
343
3 Stars
119
2 Stars
46
1 Stars
30
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
87.8%
Recommend this course
655 out of 762 reviews
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4.2
69 Reviews (69)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
91.3%
Recommend this course
63 out of 69 reviews
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4.0
129 Reviews (129)
5 Stars
45
4 Stars
52
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
86.0%
Recommend this course
111 out of 129 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6624 yards
Slope 127
Rating 71.5

Situated just 30 minutes from downtown Chicago, White Pines Golf Club has been a popular spot for both locals and visitors. The club offers two courses, the East and the West. The West Course is longer than the East by 400 yards and considered slightly more challenging. The layout is relatively tight and there is an abundance of trees, which means you'll need to be accurate to do well. The greens are large and challenging with difficult-to-read breaks. There is also minimal, but strategic bunkering along the greensides. The fairways provide plenty of variety with some that are narrow and heavily tree-lined and others that are wide with no trees in sight. The golf course has several challenging holes but it's forgiving enough for beginners to approach with confidence.

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Course Details

Year Built 1930
Golf Season April 11 - October 20
Architect Jack Daray Dick Nugent (1982)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $10
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Play Better Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Amex MasterCard Visa Discover card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.0
762 Reviews (762)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 25
Watching the Game 14
Patio Dining 12
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 32
Narrow Fairways 27
Bunkers 25
This course/club is great for:
Locals 29
Advanced Golfers 19
Walkers 14
This Course's Location is:
Near the Airport 37
Convenient to the City 34
In the 'Burbs 30

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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
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Reviews 75
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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
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4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
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Amenities Good
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Reviews 15
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
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5.0
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Great course. To bad they sold it and turning it into a subdivision

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

HIDDEN GEM!

Me and my buddy played this course as a twosome on Tuesday at 640 am. We didn’t see the group ahead of us after the first tee. No group behind us rushing us.

The course is a bit beat up and it was under wet conditions after a big rain, but still a great quality course.
Divot marks on the greens were mostly fixed but hit a few bumpy lines they actually give you grass seed to repair fairway divots u like a lot of courses I’ve been to in the Chicago area this month.

The carts have gps that is very accurate and constantly remind you to repair divots. They are a little skiddish before greens or in “wet areas” that are sometimes hard to spot before you enter them and then are forced to reverse out of.

The staff in the club house and handling the carts were all super friendly! Joked around with a cart hand, and some greens keepers. The lovely lady in the pro shop happily exchanged my dollar bills to get a drink out of a vending machine.

Overall we will definitely be back especially at the rate they charged. I have defiantly played worse courses this month for more money.

Very fun layout not too hard. Just check for hidden water hazards and try not to lose your ball in the thick rough! All in all a great time at a fun course for an amazing price!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Rounded up to 4 stars

Course was nice and lush. Good layout. Green's played true. Carts choke up every so often. They just stop sometimes. The course people have a way of restarting the carts. But they should post them on the carts. It is such a hassle when carts die.

Also they had 'cart path only' in effect. If you violate, the cart stops. Fair enough, but they need to make it known.

Hots dogs were good. Pro shop friendly.

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

Rude staff

The club house staff is extremely rude and ignores customers for their own conversations or cell phones. The halfway house was closed so we tried to grab food at the bar but got the same service

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 41
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice layout and some challenging holes

Everything was good except the pace of play. Took us 5 hours and 10 minutes to play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 24
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun Golf

No one can grow grass like White Pines. A good challenge from back tees while allowing high handicappers to enjoy as well. Greens were very good and fairways lush.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

OK, but slow.

It’s an okay course, but the pace of play is super slow. At one point there were 4 groups waiting at a tee due to a bottleneck of players ahead. In addition our cart cut off at random times on the course requiring a total reboot before we could move again which was highly frustrating.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 75
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 75
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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