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2.5
351 Reviews (351)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
70
3 Stars
106
2 Stars
73
1 Stars
74
Conditions
2.2
Value
2.7
Layout
3.1
Friendliness
3.3
Pace
2.8
Amenities
1.8
37.1%
Recommend this course
178 out of 351 reviews
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2.1
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
6
Conditions
2.2
Value
2.3
Layout
3.0
Pace
2.6
Amenities
1.3
StaffFriendliness
2.8
11.1%
Recommend this course
2 out of 18 reviews
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2.2
60 Reviews (60)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
23
Conditions
2.0
Value
2.5
Layout
3.0
Pace
2.7
Amenities
1.6
StaffFriendliness
3.3
26.7%
Recommend this course
16 out of 60 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6283 yards
Slope 116
Rating 70.1
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Fresh Meadow Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1925
Fairways Bluegrass/Ryegrass
Greens Bent/Poa
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
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 Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Locker Rooms

Reviews

2.5
351 Reviews (351)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 9
Thick Rough 9
Undulating Greens 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 19
Beginners 16
Seniors 7
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 22
Convenient to the City 17

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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First Time Playing

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I paid for 18 holes with cart and when we arrived we were told that carts were not available. The worker stated that it was last minute decision and since we got a hot deal there was nothing we could do.
Not good customer service

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Sad story once beautiful layout

The course is falling apart. No clubhouse, none empties ut trash cans by teach hole, and no one maintains greens properly

There is no pro shop anymore, and attendant has to sit at a table outside.. Drinking water is available from him..

Should I say more?

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

No management presence leads to chaos

Played here at least 10 time. Yesterday was a disaster. No starter, no one present to regulate play. Played 2 hrs 30 minutes on the first 5 holes. There were 5 balls and 6 balls playing together, A few of the players ahead of us played 10 shots and not even on the green. On the first 14 holes at least 60% of the tees we were three different groups waiting to tee off. The last 4 holes we played in 32 minutes, when finally most of the players seems to have given up and the sun was already setting. .

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
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Previously Played

Multiple large iron divots on each green.

The fact that it was $60 to play at this course is outrageous. No ball washers, no sand in the bunkers, no yardage markers, massive divots on each green, and a condemned clubhouse. That should summon it up.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

An OK course, but cheap w/Hot Deal

Got a great Hot Deal for a end of season round. I played Fresh Meadows every Saturday about 30 years ago, and it hasn't changed much over the years. It's a par 70, so it plays much longer than the stated yardage with several 400+ par 4's. The clubhouse was closed, but there was a cart guy selling over-priced beers. They aerated the putting green, but the greens on the course were fine although very fast and hard. Most of the tee boxes were really beat up. It looks like they haven't moved them in days. Fairways and rough were in decent shape. We played as a twosome and finished in 3 1/2 hours even though we had to wait on a couple of tees.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Room for Improvement

Greens improved. Pace of play inexcusable. No starter. 752am tee time and already +10min behind schedule.

No clubhouse to unwind and provide more money to course. Carts need maintenance.
No divot mix provided to help keep course maintained. Lack of willingness to upkeep sand pits and divots.

Overall enjoyable course as far as playability concerns. Would like to see more staff.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Cost to High

For the amenities that are being offered the cost was extreme and the customer service has a lot to be desired.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Value is its name.

Fresh Meadows is a really good basic course. Greens were in good condition, bunkers always hard but the rough grass is short enough that you do not spend a lot of time looking for any balls that miss the fairway. Tee boxes in good shape. New club house being built and you can see some improvements on the course. Keep it up a great place to play for a fast 9 or 18.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

PACE OF PLAY

Someone do something about the pace of play, for the Love of God. It really has some “okay layouts, but it took 3.5 hours to play 13 holes before we called it. Will never golf here again.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Great course, but not taken care of

If they actually put effort and took care of this course, it would be one of the best courses in Chicagoland. It has a really fun layout but the bunkers are like cement and the grass is not evenly cut. Overall had a good time

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Work in progress

The course was in good condition but the club house was shut down and there were no refreshments to be purchased at the turn and the drinks cart did not come around until 2PM when we were on the 17th hole.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

COW PASTURE WITH NO MARSHALLING

THEY DON'T CUT THE GRASS. THIS CAUSES SLOW PLAY BECAUSE GOLFERS ARE SEARCHING FOR GOLF BALLS. ONE GROUP OF 4 KIDS WAS BACKING UP THE FRONT NINE ON THE 3RD HOLE. THERE WAS NO MARSHALL. i HAD TO TERMINATE MY ROUND ON THE 4TH HOLE BECAUSE IT WAS SO PAINFULLY SLOW. THE CLUBHOUSE IS A TOOL SHED. THE TEE BOXES ARE BEYOND REPAIR.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
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
Played On
Reviews 6
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Rough shape but quick round with good layout

My buddy and I were disappointed in the course conditions which are not good at all, don't hit out of the bunkers! But enjoyed the layout and the time to play 18 as we were able to really move around the golf course quickly.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser

Very Disappointing

Paid for a foursome at full price ($150.00) and arrived to find a dilapidated clubhouse that was closed for use. Checked in at a shed by the 10th hole.

The course was not great, not terrible, and the kid working at check in was nice enough.

The issue here is, if you’re going to lack the clubhouse amenities, if not discount the prices, at least advertise that the place is undergoing renovations.

As presently operated, the course isn’t worth being at the same price point as other courses offering a nice and clean full offering of amenities.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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