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4.3
305 Reviews (305)
5 Stars
105
4 Stars
143
3 Stars
40
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
96.5%
Recommend this course
269 out of 305 reviews
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4.4
26 Reviews (26)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.7
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.2%
Recommend this course
25 out of 26 reviews
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4.5
113 Reviews (113)
5 Stars
60
4 Stars
46
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
98.2%
Recommend this course
111 out of 113 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6192 yards
Slope 123
Rating 70.2
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Course Details

Year Built 1924
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3 /1 Closed: 11/30 (Weather Dependant)
Architect Tom Bendelow (1924) Bob Lohmann (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.3
305 Reviews (305)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 18
Patio Dining 10
Watching the Game 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 27
Undulating Greens 18
Narrow Fairways 14
This course/club is great for:
Locals 31
Seniors 20
Walkers 20
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 40
Convenient to the City 14
Near the Airport 12

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Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
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 Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/08/2021

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Bloomingdale Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course Close to Home

First time out this year. Really nice course with very friendly and courteous staff. Can't wait to play there again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 04/07/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us! Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Bloomingdale Golf Club thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Very enjoyable

I’ve played here twice in the past week. It’s in great shape for the time of year. The course wasn’t full and we had space to go at a good pace. Staff are friendly. Nice deck for a beer afterwards.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/05/2021

We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Bloomingdale Golf Club!

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Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

This course has great features

Course just opened for the season and we were amazed of the draining system. Fun course to walk and the holes were challenging . Staff was very friendly .Jim the starter has great hospitality etiquette . Played with my son and we were hooked up with another twosome who made our first day so much fun. Can’t wait to return to play course again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/24/2021

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Bloomingdale Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/07/2021

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Bloomingdale Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/03/2020

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Bloomingdale Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/30/2020

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

Played On
Reviews 159
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 25 Contributor
Chicago Advisor
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Walked

Bloomingdale GC - Good Old School Bendelow in West Chicago Burbs!

The Good: Bloomingdale GC in the west Chicago suburbia is a 1924 Tom Bendelow design that was originally called Glendale Golf Club prior to being purchased in 1996. Bob Lohmann provided a facelift and made the course more playable, particularly off the tee. Interesting design w/ a little more undulation than I expected, yet the green complexes are exceedingly small. Good group of Par-3’s, nice variety in Par-4’s & a couple fun risk/reward Par-5’s. Fairways conditions were good considering I played in mid-November and Chicago received about an inch of rain the few days before. The clubhouse is spectacular for a public facility, with some of the nicest pro shop & restaurant combos in the area. Good value considering the quality of course and amenities.

The Bad: The greens were rolling TERRIBLY slow and were fairly bumpy. This is to be expected for late Fall, but I have played several other courses nearby in recent weeks with much better pace. Sand composition was very inconsistent. Staff is nice enough but there was no on-course service when I played. There are a few too many blind tee shots for my golf palette. Pace of play for a Monday in November was pretty slow.

The Verdict: Bloomingdale is a nice public option in the western Windy City burbs, especially if you can catch it at a good price or an online deal. A very walkable, fun course to get your golf mojo back if you’ve been struggling.

Best Hole: I’m a fan of all of the Par-3’s, but the 11th is a beautiful hole over a lake and adjacent to Lake street nearby.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 11/23/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We would love to know how we can earn those last two stars next time! Thanks for playing Bloomingdale Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 11/16/2020

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

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Bloomingdale

Lost some balls in the leaves after solid shots but that's not really the course's fault. Relatively simple course that was fun to play despite some cold and wind. Will be bacj

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 12/08/2020

Thanks for leaving us a review! We're glad you enjoyed your time at Bloomingdale Golf Club and hope you'll come see us again soon.

Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fall play

Course was in good shape considering it was 11/9. Greens did have lots of ball marks but that is more about bad player etiquette than poor course maintenance. Really enjoyed course layout, good for beginners.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/10/2020

Thank you for your review! We appreciate your feedback and we will pass along your positive experience to our team at Bloomingdale Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

November golf

Staff was friendly and Courses in pretty good shape. Very reasonably priced 18 on a Friday afternoon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/09/2020

We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Bloomingdale Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 87
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Had to wait long time to tee off

Had to wait half hour to tee off had people from the morning jumping ahead on one because they did not start there due to frost don't book so early I know it's fall but the leaves were ridiculous some holes we lost two balls they used to have covers for carts to and they don't anymore that's one of the reasons I like to play there in the cooler weather

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/02/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review the course. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Bloomingdale Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great condition s and great staff

Really enjoyed playing this course. Shot it about four or five times this year. The value is very good. The course is in great shape. The staff is fabulous. Very friendly from the time you walk in to the starter. Highly recommend this course for anyone who enjoys playing golf

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/26/2020

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Bloomingdale Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course in Great condition

The pace of play was very good compared to other courses. Ranger could be seen at numerous holes. The staff was great and very friendly. The course was very good both the greens and the fairways. Since it is fall weather now and the leaves were falling, they did not affect play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/22/2020

Thank you for your review! We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Bloomingdale Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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