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3.9
324 Reviews (324)
5 Stars
113
4 Stars
112
3 Stars
62
2 Stars
22
1 Stars
15
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.7
88.3%
Recommend this course
278 out of 324 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.9
91 Reviews (91)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.5
89.0%
Recommend this course
81 out of 91 reviews
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3.8
113 Reviews (113)
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
39
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.5
86.7%
Recommend this course
98 out of 113 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 36
Length 3404 yards
Slope 114
Rating 35.9
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Meadowlark Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1965
Golf Season Year round
Architect Joe Nevins

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Caddies No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Beverage Carts

Reviews

3.9
324 Reviews (324)

What Golfers Are Saying

This course/club is great for:
9-Hole Rounds 6
Walkers 6

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Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best value 9 holes in Illinois

This is one of the best values 9 holes course in Illinois

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Terribly Slow

My team time was at 3:20. I was asked by the starter to give my spot to a friend's buddy. I did. It took 20 minutes behind each group to tee off. Some golfers at the tee were taking 5 shots. Come on. Take a mulligan and then move on. I was 3rd group and then was scheduled to tee off at 4PM. Sunset is before 7. I walked off the course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 71
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Wet weather
Walked
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 33
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 33
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 71
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 71
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

It's still needs improvements.

Proximity to my house is a plus. It always seems to have available tee times. The course still needs to be kept up.
I pay for better and seem to be disappointed when I play there.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Worst course in Chicago

It starts with one of the worst and angriest starters in my 30 years of playing golf. Talked about him inside the pro shop to the nice gentleman working and he said that is how he is. Pace of play was terrible. Whole holes wide open but backed up on every hole. Course conditions are that of a public park. Would NEVER play here again. Could be nice if kept up and staff experience not so poor. Manager was nice and offered round of drinks or free round of golf but wouldn’t play it again for free.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/09/2023

Course operator here, thanks for writing about your experience. We pride ourselves on excellent service - we have an internal training and standards program we call ACE - and it sounds like we may not have lived up to our training here. We do have age policies for cart users, and we will do a better job of stating those clearly prior to checkout. We appreciate that you came to play, and we welcome you back - our offer of a complimentary round still stands. Please reach out to us directly at info.meadowlark@forestpreservegolf.com if you'd like to take us up on a return play offer.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 71
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 33
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 33
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 71
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 71
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 71
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

painfully slow

The last 2 times have been SO painfully slow It will be hard to come back Almost 3 hours to play 9 holes !!!

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Horrendous pace of play!!!!

You should not have only 7 holes played in over 2:15 hours. This has happened every round there this year. No ranger moving people along.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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