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4.8
29 Reviews (29)
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4.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
5.0
98.3%
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27 out of 29 reviews
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4.8
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4.8
Value
4.8
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
4.9
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10 out of 10 reviews
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4.7
11 Reviews (11)
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
4.9
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7005 yards
Slope 144
Rating 74.7

Course Details

Year Built 1998
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/15 Closed: 11/15
Architect Ray Hearn (1998) Ray Hearn (2015)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

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

Accolades

Reviews

4.8
29 Reviews (29)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 6
Water Hazards 6
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 6

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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

One of the best in SW suburbs

This is one of the best public clubs in the Chicago area. The facilities and restaurants are just as good as the course. Before our round we were told they had aerated about a week earlier but you would never know it. The greens were slick and true. The tall fescue was recently cut which was a blessing since I was a bit wild. Even though it's OB at least I was able to find a couple of the snap hooks I had. The experience is as advertised, Public Course with Country Club experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent overall facility

I hadn't been there in a few years so seeing the new facilities was very nice. Everything is well done. Course in very good shape, greens fast. Only issue is that the warm up is off mats instead of grass. Other than that an excellent public course experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

A new favorite

Great course in great condition run by staff that are down to earth and friendly. Great value too

Challenging course - water on 3/4 of the holes and penalizing rough and some narrow landing areas. The kind of place that you can hit a 300+ yard drive +/- wind and still bogey.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 47
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

For 16 holes the course is perfect... they just need to cut down some trees off the tee on 17 and 18. :)

Great layout. Conditions are always top notch. Greens may have been the fastest I've played anywhere this year. Bunkers were perfect.

Had issues with pace of play on a prior visit, no problems this day.

When recommending this course I always suggest arriving early (90-ish minutes) to take advantage of their range and short game practice area (and their bar is excellent too).

Great course. Just need 2 trees to the left of 18 tee to fall over.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great experience at Mistwood!

This was our group's first time at Mistwood and every aspect of it was exceptional. The staff is outstanding and anticipates needs. Free and easy with recommendations and helpful with answers to questions. The course was great. The facilities are wonderful. The restaurant was a crown jewel. We drove an hour and a half to get there and won't hesitate to do it again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

We love playing this course. It is in great condition. It is quite challenging. The staff is friendly.Love the practice facilities and that included with your golf green fee as the cart and all the practice that you want

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Highly recommend

This is a gem. A private experience for public golfers. Kelpie's Corner on the back nine provides great drama for any match. highly recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course!

All around excellent. Nothing else to say, every aspect of the facility is great!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Make the trip to play this course

Mistwood Golf Course is very challenging and yet not overly long. There are many dog legs, water hazards, and deep sand traps but it is still forgiving even if you don't hit every shot straight, The greens and fairways are immaculate and they allow you to hit practice balls before your round. The clubhouse is beautiful and the dining area is top notch as is the food. There is lighter fare near the practice area with a bar and sandwiches. Every staff member is not only knowledgeable but friendly and helpful. Don't miss the chance to play this fantastic course and facility.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 324
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent overall facility with an interesting golf course

Mistwood is one of the great daily-fee facilities in the Chicagoland market with a blend of an upscale "member-for-a-day" and Scottish vibes. The practice center is so complete it has its own full-service bar and grill, in addition to the more official restaurant, The Tavern, which is a great dinner spot and overlooks the course with indoor or outdoor seating. I got the crab cakes and a speciality Moscow Mule cocktail after 18 - very refreshing. Green fees include rangeballs and access to the chipping area. Come early and stay late at Mistwood.

The golf course is a 1990s links-inspired layout by Ray Hearn that has a lot of wispy grass, mounding and bunkers, but also a large amount of water hazards. Tee shots require precision. When you play the par-5 8th hole along the huge loch, you look across it and make out some golf holes, and it's so far away you wonder if it's even the same golf course. Alas, that's "Kelpie's Korner," Nos. 14-17, that are very challenging (the par-5 15th tore me up - ball in hand) and drama filled. We took a cart at twilight but I saw some walkers out there, so that was nice to see, the routing appeared pretty easy to walk.

Mistwood is a bit of a hike from downtown Chicago, about 45 minutes, but easily accessible from southwest suburbs like Naperville.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 390
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Consistently Good but way too expensive peak season

See my review 4/25/19 below for further info. Mistwood is always well maintained and all the facilities are top notch - great practice facilities and wonderful food/beverage post round. A really fun routing and course. $50 after noon spring rate was in effect which made the experience reasonable....they are already charging high season rates in late April. There's so much good golf in Chicago land what's the point of paying $75 to $110? "Private experience" but public and it costs twice as much as many other just as decent courses? You still have to deal with a packed tee sheet no matter how nice the employees are. And you can count on entitled slow players in front of you with absolutely no business playing the blue or back tees at this place. For me it's a spring time or fall treat. I skip Mistwood high season....don't miss it.......but please do go ahead and treat yourself once.....heartily recommend but your wallet will be a lot lighter if you play here often.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course, good pace of play.

Thoroughly enjoyed playing this course. I'm a 14.1, so decided to play from the Blue tees initially. Played the back from the black tees.
Course in good shape and done in less than 4 hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Course - Gem in Chicagoland Area

Thoroughly impressed with this course. The course condition is top notch. Unlike anything I’ve seen in the IL. Interesting layout where you get through 13, and then you start the Loch St. James loop with 14-16 adding to the fun. It’s scenic, challenging, and well cared for. The on-site amenities were impressive with a nice range and practice areas. Had a terrible round personally, but I left with a positive impression of this course. Will be returning as this is one of the better ones in Chicagoland.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Stay away from my new favorite course

Played on the edge of a passing tropical depression and didn’t know if we would get the round in. We did with a 30 mph breeze. That said, everyone from the starter to the cart staff could not have been friendlier. The course was challenging in the wind but it wasn’t impossible. We really enjoyed ourselves and once some of these rules ease up, will happily return for another crack at the course and facilities. The only downside is I can’t putt to save my life, but the rest of my group drained a bunch so I guess it’s on me.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Public Course with a Private Experience

Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville IL is a gem unlike any other golf club in the Midwest.

The course condition was superb, an intriguing layout, plenty of water and bunkers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 390
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Spring Rates end May 3rd

I've been playing Mistwood at least every year or two since it opened in 1998. Their newer clubhouse bar restaurant pro shop and driving range facilities are very nice. Unless I get a deal it's just overly expensive. Paying more than $50 for a round of golf I'm more than happy to play elsewhere. Each and every person that works at this place are top notch and care about your experience. Mistwood is a wonderful well maintained golf course and if you play the right tees it's a great challenging test. They want you to have a country club experience. They succeed for the most part. Day was slightly marred as we got stuck behind a 4 some that had absolutely no business playing the back championship tees. In fact the ranger made them move up a couple of tee boxes on one of the back nine holes....but the next hole they went right back to playing the tips. They finished at least 25 minutes after the 4 some in front of them. So what should have been a 4 hour round or under turned into 440 for us. Several front aprons of greens had new sod that hasn't fully grown in yet. The front third of many of the greens are pockmarked with old ball marks. So if you have a front flag position it's a crap shoot our group had several "bouncing putts" so you don't have the pristine conditions they (and you) expect. Hoping that the super will pay attention to this comment to repair/improve/pay attention to the front 1/3 of most greens. Good playable green speed - as the season progresses they'll be lightning quick. All of the improvements are wonderful however mens locker room has just one sit down head. Same with the driving range/bar at the turn - one head. A little surprising and really poor planning given the opulence of the rest of it. Mistwood aspires to 5 star but with the pace/first third green conditions/rest room facilities must downgrade a full star. Very much enjoy the track/routing and the nice folks. Recommend. For me it's a $50 value maybe $60 if you twist my arm. After 5/3 you'll be at $65 plus plus depending on when you play and over $100 on weekends.......

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worth the Treat

First time to play here since renovations. I was impressed. Every hole has been an improvement. I like that for the most part you can play the course visually without a roadmap. GPS in carts was helpful for yardages. They rolled the greens before play and we were in one of the earliest groups, yet surfaces were a little rough around the first few holes. 4:10 pace.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 375
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

An all-around great experience

Simply put, Mistwood Golf Club is a five-star experience. I say this because they get everything right here, and that starts with the owner, who made every effort a few years ago to build the best, and that includes customer service. Starting with the golf course, Ray Hearn came back in to renovate it. Mistwood has a new clubhouse, a new golf shop, new banquet facilities, a state-of-the-art performance center (with dining) that might the best in the area and McWethy's Pub (named after owner Jim McWethy) that serves great food, cocktails and draft beer in a Scottish setting overlooking the terrific par-5 third. And back tp the golf course: It's playable, challenging and beautiful. And the holes are memorable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Best facilities around

The experience starts when you walk up. You cannot see much of the course as much of the view of the course is blocked by the club house. Walking through the narrow passage from the parking lot to the practice area makes for a grand entrance. Amazing performance center with perfectly manicured grass all around. Within the performance center is a great bar which is next to the driving range. Great links style golf course with lots of water, fescue and deep sod bunkers. The round isn't cheap ($105 w a cart on the weekend) and during prime playing time rounds can be long 4.5 - 5 hours as people take in the scenery and also look for a lot of balls.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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