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3.6
239 Reviews (239)
5 Stars
117
4 Stars
74
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
27
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
3.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.8
72.9%
Recommend this course
202 out of 239 reviews
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2.2
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
14
Conditions
2.5
Value
2.3
Layout
2.4
Pace
2.5
Amenities
2.0
StaffFriendliness
2.2
40.0%
Recommend this course
10 out of 25 reviews
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3.1
69 Reviews (69)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
22
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.3
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.6
Amenities
2.4
StaffFriendliness
3.2
58.0%
Recommend this course
40 out of 69 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 71
Length 6392 yards
Slope 131
Rating 70.7
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Lake Barrington Shores
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Course Details

Year Built 1978
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Blue Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 12/31
Architect Larry Packard (1978)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Reviews

3.6
239 Reviews (239)
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Reviews 4
1.0
Previously Played

GolfNow is at fault for selling tee times for a course you cannot pay!!!

GolfNOW sells tee times for a course, LBS, that will not allow you to pay!!!!
1. sign up for a tee time on GolfNow.
2. Go to the course.
3. Lake Barrington Shores will NOT let you in.

Why does GolfNow allow this to happen?

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

F’ing Disaster

I really liked this course until yesterday. We weren’t allowed past the gate. I managed to go to the Pro Shop where they tried to get me to join the club for $200 or $2000, which i gracefully declined. There was a line of cars waiting to get past the guard house and everyone was being turned away. I have no idea what they did with my Golf Pass reservation. Sadly, I will not be returning to LBS.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
First Time Playing

Waste of time.

Didn't even get to play. The course is semi-private and allows public tee times, which seems great. I email the clubhouse to put down our names for the guard house and was told we can't play due to them not allowing public tee times now, yet they are still selling them on GolfNow and their website. I was lucky and got my money back but now I've seen reviews of people that haven't. Be aware.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A hidden gem!

Enjoyed the day, and the threesome I joined up with. We moved right along throughout all 18 holes. Course in very good condition, but the traps were not yielding at all. Highly recommended.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

All the One Star Reviews are True!

I have played this course multiple times in the past through GolfNow. Why is the course advertised to the public as available when that is no longer true? Got a call the day before from Guard Shack and said my reservation had been cancelled. The explanation was a total bunch of mularkey. The course also does not call GolfNow that they have cancelled your reservation. Do not waste your time!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Did not honor the Golf Now purchase!

Very unpleasant and unprofessional experience. They did not let me past the guard shack. I drove 65 min to play this course! I haven't received a refund because golfnow makes it very difficult to get one after the course did not honor the tee time the day of. There was mass confusion at the guard shack for other players also. NOT HAPPY!!

Take a chance if you'd like....

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Don’t Bother!

Two days before tee time they told me we could only play if we knew that lives in the community to let us in the gate. Why do they even advertise? This is the second time I was cancelled there. Simply no thank you.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Scam

Stay away they take your money and then don’t let you play. The gate attendant is a total jerk

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 122
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

LBS golf course

The course was fine you have to be a member to get past the front gate this should not be on golfnow

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Done with this place

Booked this course via golf now. Re-arranged my entire day around golf with my wife, and upon our arrival we were turned away. The gate attendant couldn't have been happier to tell us that we were not allowed to enter the property to play without a member despite this course only being semi private. Ive played here before without issue without a member. I then called the clubhouse and all they offered was a credit for me to come back another day( probably just to get turned away again)

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Can't even play

I booked on here and they wouldn't even let me in to play. Take off of your website

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Entry denied

I booked a round through Golf Now and when I arrived to the gate of the community this course is within, they would not let me enter. They cited a lawsuit and said they are only offering reservations to members. I will never go back.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great well maintained course

Great course . Greens are immaculate. Fairways are well kept. Most tee boxes are nice and flat. Good variety of king and short holes with some mar row and some wide open holes. Traps could see better attention. , but terrible bunkers seem to be the norm almost everywhere in the area post covid. Club house is minimalistic , not many choices on food for the turn, and I’ve never seen a cart girl in 5 rounds ( tho to be fair I am a weekday mid morning early afternoon player)

Great value for golf only , conditions and course , but not so great in the clubhouse, restaurant , snack/bar department.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 122
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
Played On
Reviews 122
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
Played On
Reviews 122
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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