Tamarack Golf Club
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.
|Championship (W)||70||6901 yards||79.8||141|
|Back (W)||70||6331 yards||76.5||134|
|Middle (W)||70||6023 yards||74.8||130|
|Forward (W)||70||5016 yards||69.2||119|
|Championship M: 73.8/139||389||471||173||423||566||185||430||393||435||3465||565||204||613||429||197||388||456||196||388||3436||6901|
|Back M: 71.1/133 W: 76.9/136||350||443||129||377||541||180||386||364||396||3166||520||189||572||388||167||361||427||173||368||3165||6331|
|Middle M: 69.7/130 W: 75.2/132||328||427||115||359||533||163||368||346||377||3016||501||165||558||371||153||342||408||161||348||3007||6023|
|Forward M: 65.0/118 W: 69.5/121||278||361||82||289||447||125||321||291||323||2517||421||140||461||309||121||286||342||127||292||2499||5016|
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.