Bittersweet Golf Club
Bittersweet Golf Club in Gurnee, Ill. is ideally situated for a scenic round of golf. The diverse landscape flows seamlessly from lush wetlands to native prairies covered with colorful wildflowers. The layout also winds across a 100-year-old sage meadow and through forests of mature hardwoods, which serve as a home to an abundance of wildlife. Beyond the beautiful scenery, the terrain presents many challenges. The undulating fairways demand accuracy as you hit from multi-tiered tee boxes. Water also comes into play on almost every hole and there's an array of strategically placed bunkers you'll have to avoid. The eighth is the toughest hole on the front nine, a par-4 dogleg right with a lightning fast green. Bittersweet Golf Club's back nine is known for its scenery, which is best displayed on the signature par-5 11th hole, which offers not only a challenge but also a spectacular view from the tee.
|White (W)||72||5559 yards||72.8||128|
|Red (W)||72||4952 yards||70.0||121|
|Black M: 73.3/137||338||565||196||344||371||148||346||422||516||3246||369||546||403||200||506||420||421||203||437||3505||6751|
|Blue M: 71.4/133||319||531||169||334||361||126||326||404||485||3055||340||530||363||183||496||376||409||190||403||3290||6345|
|White M: 67.8/120 W: 73.0/129||298||490||127||323||234||106||309||328||410||2625||329||507||319||145||445||341||360||133||355||2934||5559|
|Red W: 69.8/122||283||469||93||279||234||76||288||323||402||2447||241||424||289||115||371||290||327||126||322||2505||4952|
Food & BeverageRestaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Banquet Facilities
Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Illinois
Always a challenge but have to say the course was in excellent shape and so were the greens . Didn’t appear to have had a full year of play on it allready!
Great course. Only issue is that it was recently aerated and no one mentioned it.
Course is a very nice layout. Had 4 women not very good in front of us and very slow. They played only 9 so we moved on back 9. Will play again!
FYI for those thinking of booking, as of 09/15/2021 the back greens are being aerated and I would assume the front greens are next because it doesn’t look like they’ve been done yet.
Beautiful fun course
Holes are interesting and challenging but fun, tough greens. Tee boxes are a little chopped, sometimes hard to find level footing but overall a great round of golf.
I think they improved the course
Great day! Course including greens in great condition. Great pace, and friendly staff. I think Bittersweet has stepped it up.
One of the toughest courses I’ve ever played.
Hazards everywhere. They call it a target course….. you better be right on target if you expect a decent round. Narrow fairways add to the many challenges.
Worth the drive.
Just a real nice course. Fair and challenging.
Just fun to play!
Travel 42 miles to play this course and its worth it.