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4.0
514 Reviews (514)
5 Stars
112
4 Stars
263
3 Stars
92
2 Stars
31
1 Stars
16
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.2
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
82.8%
Recommend this course
421 out of 514 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.9
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
76.5%
Recommend this course
13 out of 17 reviews
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4.2
53 Reviews (53)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
84.9%
Recommend this course
45 out of 53 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6186 yards
Slope 124
Rating 70.2
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Glendale Lakes Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1987
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/31
Architect Dick Nugent (1987)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.0
514 Reviews (514)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Patio Dining 11
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 36
Narrow Fairways 22
Bunkers 19
This course/club is great for:
Locals 25
Advanced Golfers 15
Walkers 9
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 36

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Reviews 35
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Decent shape for winter consitions

Course is now more open after some tree removal, some sand traps also filled in before spring renovations, biggest challenge was the copious amounts of goose droppings on many holes and tee boxes. Overall - good early season price for conditions that were less than ideal.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

sand traps are dirt

The sand traps are mosly dirt and unexcepable. This has been going on for a few years. They didn't do a good job keeping the leaves clear so it was difficult to find your golfball and it slowed play. It took 3 of us over 4.5 hours to play 18. The fairways and greens were in good shape.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Nice course. Some holes are tight with water where you are likely to miss. The course was in great shape with nice tough greens. We will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 55
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
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
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Glendale lakes

Nice staff, very easy to walk up as a single. Course was in pretty good shape. Bunkers need work but it looks like they are in progress of doing that for next season. Greens played well. Overall for the prices it is hard to beat.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tough

This course is hard. Get ready for a tough but fun day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not a Serious Course

There are some great Park District courses in Chicagoland--this just isn't one of them. For $67 (w cart), I expect better course maintenance. The first hole has dug up dirt/trench/pile of rubble on the right hand side that apparently according to people that play often has been there for 3-4 years.

Sand traps on almost every hole and NONE have been refilled in years! You are literally hitting in raked dirt--unless you want to break your club or break your elbow, suggest you move your ball out. No serious course would charge $67 and never refill on sand...

From the tips is only 6100 yards, so you get a lot of high handicap golfers, which is fine, just expect slow play, no divot repairs on the green and balls flying at you at all angles.

I suppose that is why we were able to find a Sunday morning tee time on short notice.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course, no amenities

The course was in great shape! They had cart path only because of heavy rains the last few days, which is understandable, but no prior warning when booking. Just, surprise! But that happens... No concessions. There's a fridge with some drinks, candy and chips. Understandable for a cheaper public course. Could use a hot dog or something. Might be a little picky but compared to most of the public courses in the area they're definitely lacking. The guy in the pro shop and the starter are also a little ornery for having to do so little. Seems like we were being a burdenn just showing up to golf. I try to be fair so three stars. Great course, would love to play it again but probably never will because of everything it's missing. Use this for what it's worth to you :)

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow Pace of play

Course is good but pace of play is a bit slow that day. Slow play up front kept us playing a bit slow and forced to pace and anticipate(wait) but what’s annoying is the guys behind us keep hitting their balls when we’re not done on the hole. Would’ve been nice to have a ranger around to report the incident as we were almost hit with their balls partly with their mis hits and impatience on the course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 45
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Glendale Lakes

Glendale Lakes is a nice course. The fairways are nice and the greens are plush. The sand traps do t have sand in them. They are Illinois dirt traps like many courses . The pace of play was alright You’ll enjoy this course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Glendale lakes 8/20/23

Friendly staff, continually watch pace of play, great shape, except for someone in front of us dragging feet around the green. Will play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

The course was great. Beautiful even at 6 in the morning. Kind of stuck with wet greens that early in the morning but when they dried it, the ball rolled well. If you hit your driver 250+ yds, you’re going to need a different club off the tees for some holes which was a nice change from some courses that basically set you up to hit driver off every par 4 and 5. Guy at the clubhouse was super nice and helpful but there was an issue with an employee (maybe?) on the first tee. I had a group in front of me for the 6am tee time and I had the 6:10. There were 3 older gentlemen telling the group in front of me that they were going to tee off first. They began arguing and the older gentleman stated he worked there and he could go in front of the younger gentlemen. The younger gentleman stood his ground stating that he had paid for a tee time while the older gentleman began making threats and then drove off a couple of holes ahead. If that is an actual employee I hope he no longer works there. Other than that I loved the course and the greens keepers were fun to talk to as I played. Also, the bunkers had held some water from the rain but I managed to avoid all bunkers that day so I can’t say how well they played.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Poor Course

Course was soaked despite not having rain for days. A lot of water, mud, and patches of missing grass all throughout the course. Unhappy with the course layout as well as the course as a whole. Bar area also closed. Will not golf here again.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 80
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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