Classic 18 at Sportsman's CC: 6th green
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3.9
88 Reviews (88)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
44
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
78.9%
Recommend this course
78 out of 88 reviews
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4.4
5 Reviews (5)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
80.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 5 reviews
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3.9
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
10
3 Stars
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2
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Conditions
3.6
Value
3.5
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
76.2%
Recommend this course
16 out of 21 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 70
Length 6278 yards
Slope 128
Rating 70.4

Formerly known as Sportsman's Country Club - Classic 18 Course.

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Course Details

Year Built 1931
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/15
Architect Jacobson Golf Course Design (2005)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $19
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

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3.9
88 Reviews (88)
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Reviews 1
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 33
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/30/2022

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 reviews like this that provide feedback for improvement. Always feel free to reach out to our team if there is any way we can help. Thank you for playing Heritage Oaks Golf Club - Classic 18.

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/30/2022

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Heritage Oaks Golf Club - Classic 18.

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/30/2022

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Heritage Oaks Golf Club - Classic 18.

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Heritage Oak Golf Club

Great track, challenging and well maintained. One of the better publics in the NorthShore!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/30/2022

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to review us. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent 5 star service again soon. Heritage Oaks Golf Club - Classic 18 thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

New name same layout

Same solid course. Same great staff. Same challenging par 3’s.

Unlike the total makeovers at places like Sunset Valley, Mistwood and Mt Prospect, the renovation here is not apparent once you reach with the first fairway.

The clubhouse and short game practice areas are tremendous and extraordinarily spacious.. We loved the practice pitching and bunker complex. Turf is still thin, but top notch design given the constraints of the property. They even have a nice veranda overlooking 18 with the Adirondack chairs. Nice touch.

Don’t go out here curious to see a new and improved design. Seems the greens were rebuilt, but no meaningful changes to the strategic nature or contours to speak of. Fairways were reseeded and were in wonderful condition. Grass on the greens and ESPECIALLY the tees was really in rough shape. The bunkers were hit or miss and they definitely were not all rebuilt. Aside from the fairways the course looks really beat up and is obviously getting tons of play. Once the novelty of the reopening wears off not sure who will pay the premium for these conditions. You could even see plastic edging around the greens poking up through soil on half the greens and a massive 40’ wide puddle near 12th tee…..just seems like some things weren’t executed quite right.

Biggest misses to me:
They added shorter tees, but I think they should have attempted to lengthen it to reduce the instinct everyone has to look at the 6,300 yards on the card and go to the back tee. Too many players step to the back tee; so that tee box is usually in the worst shape. The course is so soft and at a par of 70 it plays way longer than the scorecard yardage.

Another miss to me was the fact that they didn’t extend the par to 71 or 72. I was hoping they would cut 50 yards off the 17th creating a risk/reward par 5. This would have enabled an extension of 18 to an additional par 5.

Last thing that disappointed was the lack of a grass range area. Not sure if space is lacking, but seems tragic to have such beautiful amenities, learning academy,, netting, lighting, etc. only to offer mats comparable to a Cook County range.

Clubhouse food was strong and the place was buzzing with activity. Clearly the community is embracing the restaurant/bar concept that was well executed. They also have a nicer pro shop, meeting rooms and a massive space housing two simulators….reminds me a lot of the high end vibe you get from Pinstripes.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 43
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good 18 course Worth long driving to play

9hole course green not good. Grass on green in sick condition.

Club house five stars. Next time try the 19 hole

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities 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 - Classic 18.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

12 million dollars???

I’m sorry if you’re going to spend that much on renovation I expect the course itself to have some clear signs of improvement. It’s the exact same course as before. The practice area is nice, clubhouse looks good. But surely for amount of money that was spent you expect the course to feel high end.

A good example is Sunset Valley, that course’s renovation turned it into a must play course

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/15/2021

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 - Classic 18!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/25/2021

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your round at Heritage Oaks Golf Club - Classic 18. Please visit us again soon!

Played On
Reviews 68
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
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 Good
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Commented on 10/14/2021

Thank you for your review! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for an even better 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Heritage Oaks Golf Club - Classic 18.

Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Disappointing

Maybe they should have waited to re-open after their renovation and re-naming of this course. The fairways were soggy with numerous bare spots and the rough was inconsistent and had many weeds. Many of the tee boxes were aerated and muddy. The new re-built greens were painfully slow on some holes and just slow on the others. The many sand traps were very nicely built but some were very wet for some reason. The preserved classic layout is still a cause for hope that this course will become much better.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/14/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course. Your feedback about the course is important to us. With the recent rain we are working to get everything up to par. We have projects ongoing to recover the fairways and greens from the water on the course. Thanks for the kind words on the bunkers! Our team put a lot of hard work into them over the renovation. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Heritage Oaks Golf Club - Classic 18. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Good public course option in the area

Played a really enjoyable round here today. Was worried ahead of time after reading some of the reviews here, but we found the course to be a fun challenge and in very good shape compared to other public courses in the area. There's also a very nice practice green / chipping / bunkers area in front of the clubhouse that is a great facility in its own right. Two suggestions for improvement: 1) ball cleaners at the tees; 2) some vending machines for beverages out on the course at the halfway house & bathrooms.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 10/01/2021

Thank you for visiting us at Heritage Oaks Golf Club - Classic 18. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/13/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Heritage Oaks Golf Club - Classic 18!

Played On
Reviews 3
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Great course. Greens and tee boxes are fine. 10/10 would play again

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

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Heritage Oaks Golf Club - Classic 18!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Glad it's back

overall I like the course and the clubhouse/parking. Beverage prices at The Acorn are too high. Beers for $8-9 is too much vs local courses.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/13/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course. Your feedback about the price of our course is important to us. We always want to make sure we are offering golfers a competitive price for their round as well as food and beverage. It is our goal to give visitors the best chance to get out and play more and enjoy their time with us. Thank you for playing Heritage Oaks Golf Club - Classic 18. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/13/2021

Thank you for visiting us at Heritage Oaks Golf Club - Classic 18. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

I was looking forward to playing this course after the renovation. The clubhouse was excellent. The new chipping green was very nice as well as the putting green. The staff was very friendly.
The greens & tees were redone and should improve over time. My major complaint was the price. I understand they need to help recover the cost of renovation. But I just think it was overpriced and should be in the $55-$65 range.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/31/2021

We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know all their hard work during the renovation is paying off. Your feedback about the price of our course is important to us. We always want to make sure we are offering golfers a competitive price for their round. It is our goal to give visitors the best chance to get out and play more. We look forward to having you back at Heritage Oaks Golf Club - Classic 18!

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

After spending $12 million it was disappointing that they eliminated red white and blue pin flags which made it a guess on some holes. Also yardage markers were removed as well as water stations.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
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Commented on 08/23/2021

We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Heritage Oaks Golf Club - Classic 18, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/18/2021

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 - Classic 18.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Solid course. Amenities are excellent

Course was in solid shape considering the rain the week before. I played 10/16. The clubhouse and Restaraunt are brand new and gorgeous. Well worth the money. Do yourself a favor and give it a shot you won’t be disappointed

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/25/2021

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your round at Heritage Oaks Golf Club - Classic 18. Please visit us again soon!

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