Balmoral Woods Country Club in Crete, Illinois, USA | GolfPass
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4.2
283 Reviews (283)
5 Stars
143
4 Stars
100
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
87.1%
Recommend this course
253 out of 283 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
80.6%
Recommend this course
25 out of 31 reviews
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4.3
73 Reviews (73)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
87.7%
Recommend this course
64 out of 73 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6648 yards
Slope 133
Rating 72.8
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Balmoral Woods Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1975
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/1 Closed: 12/1

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Bill Abrams Golf Solutions Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

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Reviews

4.2
283 Reviews (283)

What Golfers Are Saying

This course/club is great for:
Locals 6
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 6
Worth the Drive 6

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Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Hot deal is fantastic

Course was in great shape. No one was really out there which was shocking. Greens were excellent outside on 1-2 holes.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 48
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 48
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

Established trees, rolling fairways, great drinks. A+

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Could be a really fun course if kept in better condition

This course has a lot of potential with the layout (outside of the par 3s) but the maintenance was really lacking. We got out there at about 9 AM and the course was absolutely soaked on a beautiful sunny day. Thought that maybe it was just a heavy morning dew, but the staff appeared to be running the sprinklers throughout the entirety of our round and it just didn't really make any sense. The course layout was pretty fun for the most part. My only 2 gripes on that front is that there are a few holes on top of each other and the Par 3s kind of all seemed the same to me and kind of blended together. The clubhouse was also pretty lackluster, but the amenities outside of that were above average.

All in all, I definitely had some fun out on this course but unless it gets into some better condition or the rate drops a little bit, I am not sure I will be back for some time.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 48
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great one to play

Balmoral is a tremendous course to play. Very challenging greens. The greens were a bit slow perhaps due to the hot weather and lack of rain which could have prevented the crew from cutting them closer. Some fairways are difficult to hit because of slope and trees. With all that said, it is a beautiful layout and I would recommend it to anyone wanting a fun challenge. Always look to play it at least once a year.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 118
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Challenging course

This course is always a challenge. Weather conditions plays a factor in choosing your clubs for every shot. The greens were in great shape, and the fairways were well manicured.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 58
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Cut the grass

My only complaint about the course was that the rough was too high. It took forever to find a golf ball just off the fairway. We were driving in circles looking for balls and finally someone would find it. You walk away to grab a club and if you didn't throw your hat in the spot it was tough to locate again. Otherwise I really like this course. Lay out is fun. Lot of dog legs and some difficult elevation changes. Way more par 5 holes than the average course. 4 par 5's on the front 9. Staff is very friendly. Average cost of a round is great. Halfway house is passed multiple times which is nice. Prices for food and drink are good value. Would definitely recommend playing.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 29
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course

Played here a number of times, some holes can be challenging, fun course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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