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4.0
336 Reviews (336)
5 Stars
111
4 Stars
154
3 Stars
47
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
10
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.8
81.8%
Recommend this course
278 out of 336 reviews
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4.2
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
80.0%
Recommend this course
16 out of 20 reviews
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3.9
77 Reviews (77)
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
74.0%
Recommend this course
57 out of 77 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6447 yards
Slope 139
Rating 71.7
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The Arboretum Golf Club
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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

4.0
336 Reviews (336)

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 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Confused?

A course where water can intersect the fairways at strange places and swallow your well intentioned shots is not fun or fair. The lack of hole by hole layouts on the scorecards and with nothing printed on the tee markers makes for a challenging round. Coupled with no 200/150/100 yard markers anywhere on the course and you are left guessing constantly. This could be a wonderful golf course but by not doing the very basics it is no surprise it was not busy on a nice day for golf.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/07/2021

Hello, u000006197015. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Arboretum Golf Club. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always Fun

A nice track albeit tricked up and goofy breaks on greens. Tee boxes need a lot of TLC. Fun day. Good value.

Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/19/2021

Hi, u314161184839. 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
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 04/19/2021

Hello, u314160293693. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Arboretum Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Having fun in early April

Nice to be back on a golf course in early April. Arboretum was a good value, and I played better than I expected to so early in the season.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/13/2021

Your feedback is important to us, gc108454174. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Arboretum Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/13/2021

Hi, u884273218. We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Arboretum Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/13/2021

Hi, u544253830. We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us at (847) 913-1112 to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Arboretum Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Chewed up fairways

Fairways are chewed up bunkers are a mess. No way they should be charging what they are when the course is in this condition

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/02/2021

Hello, uXVVS8800XV. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff. Thanks for visiting Arboretum Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great local course

Rained for the last few days, the course drains well. Fun course, a lot of water but not in an obnoxious way. Staff was good and followed COVID guidelines. Pace of play. Played 18 with a long stretch break at the turn and finished (group of 2) in less than 4 hours

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/26/2021

Your feedback is important to us, u000006906873. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Arboretum Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Great course

I just played it for the first time this season. It was one of the first days that the course was open I'm sure and it was in pretty solid shape for this time of year.

It's a good layout with some challenging holes

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 03/26/2021

Hi, Pingi523. 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 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Scuba gear

Majority of the layout has water in play either off the tee or approach. Hit the ball in the middle of the green and you will have a decent putt - green complexes are fair and right now, very slow This early in the season, the crew at Arboretum has done a great job getting the track playable.

Great job, y’all. Will definitely return soon!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 03/26/2021

Hi, Dylan8339450. 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 12
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

It was ok

Course in decent shape for this time of the year. Horrible pace of play, the ranger need to do his job and keep things moving.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/26/2021

Hello, jcahuzac. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff. Thanks for visiting Arboretum Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Couldn't play as course was closed due to snow

I've played here and found the course in a great condition and friendly staff. This time I had to call the clubhouse and check if they were open. Unfortunately the were closed due to snow but would've preferred if I got a notification from the golf course about the closure

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/12/2021

u864080473, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Arboretum Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/19/2021

Hi, u5976092. 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 Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/04/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314161058028! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Arboretum Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 83
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day for golf

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 02/12/2021

Thank you for your review, Pengjianliu. 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 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/28/2020

Hi, u314161076447. We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us at (847) 913-1112 to share with us your favorite part of your experience with us. Thanks for golfing at Arboretum Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great tough course. Would like to play in spring or summer. A lot of water. Will play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/28/2020

u314161076447, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Arboretum Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/30/2020

Hi, pwnajarro. 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 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow Play but Great Conditions

Hard to complain about golf in November but play was excessively slow.
Course was in shockingly good condition. The greens were recently aerated & there were a ton of leaves everywhere but other than that it was great

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
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Commented on 11/30/2020

Hi, VossRules. 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 Arboretum Golf Club!

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