A view from a tee at Arboretum Golf Club.
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4.1
414 Reviews (414)
5 Stars
144
4 Stars
188
3 Stars
54
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
11
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.9
82.5%
Recommend this course
346 out of 414 reviews
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4.3
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.8
90.0%
Recommend this course
18 out of 20 reviews
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4.2
70 Reviews (70)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
87.1%
Recommend this course
61 out of 70 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6447 yards
Slope 139
Rating 71.7
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Course Details

Year Built 1990
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/01
Architect Dick Nugent (1990) David Whelchel

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Reviews

4.1
414 Reviews (414)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
Patio Dining 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 37
Bunkers 24
Forced Carries 17
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 23
Locals 19
Walkers 6
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 33
Worth the Drive 14

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Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Nice but not easy

Very nice course, not easy a lot of hazards. You need to plan your shots to score well.
I shot 10 strokes more them I usually do.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/18/2022

Hi, rubel1966. We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Arboretum Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Gorgeous

Beautiful course- trees, hills, nature- incredible views. Will play again. Almost done with the remodel- it’s amazing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/16/2022

Hi, badphishchris. 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 Arboretum Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/19/2022

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

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/11/2022

Hi, u314161752859. 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 Arboretum Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 11
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/04/2022

Hi, cheolleegolfer. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Arboretum Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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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Commented on 05/03/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u789364955! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Arboretum Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fun, Target Golf

Always enjoy playing here. Layout is fun and greens were in nice shape for early in this wet spring season. Pace can be slower during peak times, but it has always moved along well when I have visited on weekdays. Renovations are being completed on the clubhouse which include the addition of indoor simulators. Excited to see how it turns out when completed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/10/2022

Hi, u000005103225. 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 Arboretum Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Nice layout, friendly staff

First time playing the course. Course conditions were just OK since it's the start of the season and course received heavy rains the previous day. It was cart path only and contributed to SLOW play. We were backed up after the first hole. Conditions would greatly improve if other golfers bothered to rake the bunkers and fix their divots and ball marks. Worth giving it another try. Very friendly staff and new improvements coming to the clubhouse.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/27/2022

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

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course but wet

Course was challenging but fun. It was pretty wet from rain the day before. Balls would plug completely in the fairway off the tee. Good amount of sand trap ponds too. On a dry day it would be a great course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Commented on 04/26/2022

Hi, u7189971. 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 Arboretum Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/07/2022

Hi, jenny0375. 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 Arboretum Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs improvement

Good layout of the course.
Neglected but some improvements are noticeable as new repaired bridges and send bunkers.
OVERPRICED

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 04/08/2022

Hi, zoran2good,

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes.

Your feedback helps us do better. We are looking into this issue and hope to resolve it promptly.

Thank you for visiting Arboretum Golf Club. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 16
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love this course

Greens great for this time of year. Like lay out. Course was wet due to all the rain.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/07/2022

Thank you for your review, u314161076447. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Arboretum Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Nicely maintained; lots of water

I've always enjoyed Arboretum. One of the better tracks. Probably should wait a couple of weeks as it's wetter than I expected. Greens were fair. Would like to see them put rakes out for the traps, though it's still March in Chicago.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 03/21/2022

Hello, jwettersten. Thanks so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your round at Arboretum Golf Club. That's what we like to hear! We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
5.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 03/15/2022

Hi, u314162519410. We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Arboretum Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Winter conditions

Nice day out but still winter conditions: wet fairways, snow in bunkers, bumpy and uneven greens. Overall fun to get out so early in the season.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/08/2022

Hi, jerryf65. 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 Arboretum Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/20/2022

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

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Awesome track

A good challenging course that is always well kept. Have a great grill when it’s open as well

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/06/2022

Hi, brendanigoe12. 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 Arboretum Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great to play in December….

It’s nice to play golf in December. Course was in decent shape. Pace of play was horrible though. We had to wait on every single shot. It took 2 1/2 hours to play the front. We gave up on the back because of this. I noticed a bunch of people wearing blue jeans on the course…that should have told me something. Nice guy in the pro shop.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/20/2021

We apologize for the pace of play issue you experienced. We always try to keep a great pace when having our golfers on the course. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback as we will use your review to better the experience going forward. We hope you give us another try in the near future!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Cold weather
Used cart

Slow

I know it was a rare December round, which is why it was likely overbooked. Waiting for several minutes on every shot was not Ideal. We finally gave up when we got to #13 as there were 4 groups on the tee waiting. to play.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/14/2021

Hello. Thank you for reviewing the course. We apologize for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We work hard to accommodate everyone who visits our course and to best control pace allowing everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. We will continue to look for ways to improve, and we are glad to see you rated the course conditions to be great during your game. Thank you for playing Arboretum Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 33
Skill Advanced
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
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Commented on 01/03/2022

Hi, kimnamhoon. 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 Arboretum Golf Club.

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