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3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.2
88.1%
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33 out of 34 reviews
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3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.6
Amenities
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StaffFriendliness
4.1
85.7%
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Holes 9
Type Public
Par 35
Length 3010 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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Heritage Oaks Legacy 9
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Course Details

Year Built 1990
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/15

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $11
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Northbrook Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Available Sports

Minigolf

Reviews

3.9
34 Reviews (34)
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Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Nicely paced!

Nice course, rather straightforward. No tricky holes but very enjoyable!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 10/22/2021

Thank you for your review! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for a 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Heritage Oaks Golf Club - Legacy 9.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/20/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Heritage Oaks Golf Club - Legacy 9.

Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Adequate but disappointing

Played the east nine. (Legacy) for the first time since the renovation. One green location seems to have changed, but otherwise it is the same course. Conditions were good but the greens (supposedly regrassed) were disappointing. Some better than others, but generally chewed up and loaded in places with worm cast.

Staff friendly and helpful. Price of the round (9 holes) for a resident senior was $18 - a good deal. Price of range balls ($14 for 75) and beer ($7 for a draft) was not..

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Course

This course is beautiful. Great fairways and greens. The layout is awesome. Not overly challenging but you need to make good shoots and putts. I will defintly be going back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/13/2021

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Heritage Oaks Golf Club - Legacy 9. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/13/2021

Your feedback is important to us. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Heritage Oaks Golf Club - Legacy 9.

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Need more pro shop staff. Line was 6-deep to check in.

Course developing nicely for just RE-opening a few weeks back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/31/2021

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Heritage Oaks Golf Club - Legacy 9!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Back nine in bad shape

I never write reviews but trying to help fellow golfers. Back nine is in terrible shape. Water issues, huge patches without grass, greens not cared for, rough areas eat golf balls it’s so thick and uncared for, and guy at counter in clubhouse had no idea how to do his job.

They full 18 are in better shape.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/13/2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take this sort of customer feedback very seriously at our course. Our team is working hard every day to ensure Heritage Oaks is up to the conditions we strive to achieve for our amazing golfers. We are sorry to hear you may have had a negative experience with any individual on our staff. This is not acceptable and by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We welcome any further feedback as to what we can do to improve.

Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Convenient, fun track.

I had not been to the Sportman’s facility before and as a North Shore resident it was great to discover this place which features a full length 18, 9 hole, par 3 course, decent range, and mini golf for the kids. We played the East 9 on a time crunch and though straightforward and simple, the East 9 was really fun to play. Tight to the marshland in spots, we definitely lost a few balls due to lack of course knowledge, but the gps in the carts was generally useful (missing several bunkers), and if we kept it straight, we were out of trouble. Staff was friendly, attentive, and fun. Will definitely be back!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sportsman’s East

Course was soggy due to all the rain recently. The rough hadn’t been cut in a while and was deeper than usual. Pace of play was extremely slow.

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

Sportsman’s East

Played the course after a lot of rain the previous week. The course was soggy in some areas and the rough hadn’t been cut in a while. This course is much more enjoyable when it is drier.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf Now stated tee time plus cart

When we arrived, the person checking you in at the clubhouse said that it was only a walking day since the course had experienced a good amount of rain the past week.

The only issue is we paid for a cart with GolfNow and the course couldn't give us a refund. I have NO clue how to get credit for this from GolfNow but totally deserve it.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 168
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Chicago Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Sportsman's East 9 - Nice Little North Shore Track!

The Good: Nice, little Edward Dearie Jr. design (a disciple of Donald Ross) in Northbrook, IL. One of the better 9-hole courses on the North Shore and a good peaceful stroll compared to the more challenging "Classic" 18-hole course. Good course conditions considering how rainy it was the Spring of 2019. Greens putted true but tended to be a little on the slow side. Good Par 3's! Very nice practice facilities with multiple short game areas perfect for junior practice.

The Bad: The Par 4's aren't overly interesting and seem to be all be straightaway / the same length. Sand traps are a little to be desired . The clubhouse and dining options are fairly rudimentary for a pretty pricey park district course.

The Verdict: While I typically feel that Sportsman's is on the expensive side for what you get, I was pleasantly surprised with the East course. It is playable, yet challenging enough to keep you thinking. Fun little course!

Best Hole: The short Par 3 8th is a tester despite it being a wedge. Two-tiered green can be demanding and back right pin location is just asking for trouble!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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