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3.4
371 Reviews (371)
5 Stars
55
4 Stars
163
3 Stars
70
2 Stars
43
1 Stars
40
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.2
69.4%
Recommend this course
273 out of 371 reviews
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3.6
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
68.4%
Recommend this course
13 out of 19 reviews
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3.5
59 Reviews (59)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.1
67.8%
Recommend this course
40 out of 59 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 70
Length 6901 yards
Slope 136
Rating 73.7

Tamarack Golf Club is a course that will test your shot-making skills yet it is still player-friendly enough to appeal to all skill levels. Pete Dye designed the course with tight, sculpted fairways and undulating greens that come in a range of sizes. The layout offers plenty of challenges with water or sand coming into play on every hole. The golf course will test your accuracy but it is not as difficult as many other Dye designs. The third is one of the toughest holes. A severely undulating green protected by deep bunkers makes placement vitally important on this par 3. The 15th is one of the back nine's more challenging holes. It presents an interesting risk-reward opportunity with a myriad of teeing options. Water lines the entire right side and the two-tiered green is flanked with bunkers to the front and right.

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Course Details

Year Built 1989
Greens Bent
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/31
Architect David Gill

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Caddies No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire is required.

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.4
371 Reviews (371)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 13
Patio Dining 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 44
Bunkers 37
Narrow Fairways 21
This course/club is great for:
Locals 34
Advanced Golfers 21
Seniors 11
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 41
Worth the Drive 12

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Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

SLOW and bad sand traps

Decided to stop the round when we reached four hours and completed 12 holes. No starter or marshall to manage the flow. I am not a low handicapper but there were alot of novices on the course so a marshall to keep things going would have helped. Sand traps are still a mess to the point that we took the ball out of them rather than trying to play out of them. I really want to like this course but lots more work needs to be done.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sad...

Spend your money elsewhere.

It appears there are no sprinklers or sand trap maintenance, as the fairways and greens are rock hard (literally there are boulders in the traps). You have dirt or weed-like rough lies, and as challenging as this place is, the lack of care has made it worse. I can only assume the Arcis membership has beat this course down, and the management has not reinvested the money into course conditions.

This course was a go-to the past few years due to the value, but at 55 on a Sunday there are tons of other nearby courses (Naperbrook, Springbrook) well worth the few extra bucks. I won’t be coming back this year.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course is not well maintained

What was once a very well regarded golf course has fallen in to disrepair. The sand traps have not been maintained at all. There are no starters or marshalls on the course to ensure that players move along at a good pace. We had a foursome hitting into us all day long.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wont return

Played better courses for less money. Fairways, greens and tee box’s need a lot of work. Sand traps are extremely worn out. For a course in Naperville IL. I expected a ton more.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
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
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Value Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

bunkers

quality of sand traps very bad. more like mud traps.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great place

Fun course with a very easy going staff. The greens will challenge the best, but it’s a short course, if your a longer hitter or seven golfer tee up from the tips.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Played on Thanksgiving. Lucky enough to get a tee time before they were all taken. Course was in good shape for this time of year. Everyone on golfadvisor always complains about the bunkers but anyone who plays Tamarack regularly knows the bunkers have been in need of repair for years. Give yourself some relief in the bunker to make a shot.

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