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4.0
416 Reviews (416)
5 Stars
112
4 Stars
160
3 Stars
69
2 Stars
46
1 Stars
29
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
85.0%
Recommend this course
324 out of 416 reviews
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4.1
91 Reviews (91)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
45
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
86.8%
Recommend this course
79 out of 91 reviews
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4.1
112 Reviews (112)
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
52
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
86.6%
Recommend this course
97 out of 112 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6934 yards
Slope 124
Rating 72.5
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Course Details

Year Built 1976
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect William J. Spear (1976)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Reviews

4.0
416 Reviews (416)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 17
Thick Rough 11
Water Hazards 10
This course/club is great for:
Locals 19
Seniors 11
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 11
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 26
Convenient to the City 8
Near the Airport 8

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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Overall a very good course

My only complaint is the high number of unfixed ball marks on the greens. I know I fixed over 50! The staff should have some sort of campaign to encourage the public to take better care of this nice course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great

One of the better Forest Preserve Golf courses in Illinois.
Keep up the great work.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
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 Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Need to have a ranger out there for pace of play. Greens were in horrible shape and the fairways left a lot to be desired. Too many nice courses out there to even think about playing again as is.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 91
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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 39
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Indiana Advisor
First Time Playing

Pleasantly Surprised

Never playing here before, wasn’t really sure what to expect, but like for the most part what this course has to offer. The course has a nice layout, with a very good mix of short and long holes, a few dogleg holes, with most greens guarded with bunkers. There a few water hazards on the course, but other than a couple holes, really should not come into play. Course conditions are not too bad, but being a forest preserve course, it probably gets lots of play, so at the time of the year I played some of the greens were showing some wear, but still rolled well.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Over priced

Bought a 4 some package. One person didn't show due to being sick. Was forced to take on a 4th, and was not reimbursed the 65 dollars.

This course does not care about your experience. They have 10 minute gaps between tee times regardless of party size. You will just get hounded by the ranger to pick up the pace, and hit on the heels of people in front of you.

Will not play here again.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Course conditions are not the best. for the money, other courses in the area offer much more.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
f984f4bc-157b-5960-95da-1918edc1d7ee
Commented on 09/17/2021

Hi, we’re sorry to hear you did not have an enjoyable experience at our course. We are currently making improvements to the course and expect conditions to be closer to what you would usually experience soon. We appreciate your feedback, please reach out directly if you’d like to chat further!

Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play!

Greens were slow and sandy.
THEY SHOULD MENTION THAT WHEN TAKING TEE TIME RESERVATIONS!
Limited sand in bunkers.
Slow play even for a Sunday!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/16/2021

Thank you for your review, and I'm sorry we were not clear about the status of our aerification. Please feel free to contact our GM at info.higlandwoods@forestpreservegolf.com . We look forward to hearing from you.

Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Soupy and aerated

They must have watered a ton the night before we played. Some of the tees were like casual water. The greens were aerated and a mess. But it’s September and for $35.00 to walk it’s acceptable. I like the layout and it’s close to home so I’ll be back

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
f984f4bc-157b-5960-95da-1918edc1d7ee
Commented on 09/17/2021

Thank you for your review, and I'm sorry we were not clear about the status of our aerification. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
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 Excellent
f984f4bc-157b-5960-95da-1918edc1d7ee
Commented on 09/17/2021

Thank you for your positive rating! We’re thrilled to hear you had a positive experience and can't wait to have you back again sometime soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Should have been closed

The back nine were closed to the public today and the front nine greens were full of sand . You could not putt the ball without it bouncing around. The course should have been closed. It was a waste of time and money today. Other than this experience the course has been great.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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