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3.7
493 Reviews (493)
5 Stars
144
4 Stars
214
3 Stars
79
2 Stars
36
1 Stars
20
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.8
78.1%
Recommend this course
390 out of 493 reviews
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3.4
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
4.0
59.1%
Recommend this course
13 out of 22 reviews
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3.6
126 Reviews (126)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
59
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
4.1
75.4%
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95 out of 126 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Traditional
Par 71
Length 6619 yards
Slope 134
Rating 72.5
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Calumet Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1917
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/15 Closed: 10/15
Architect Donald Ross (1917) Bob Lohmann Larry Packard (1958)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Activities

Swimming

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Illinois (2019 #20)

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3.7
493 Reviews (493)
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Reviews 4
1.0
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COURSE IN GREAT DECLINE

WITH ALL THE OTHER COURSES IN THE SAME AREA OPEN AND CARTS ARE ALLOWED, CALUMET DECDIDED TO BE WALKING ONLY WITH NO PULL CARTS. THIS COURSE WAS BUILT IN 1901 AND WAS PRIVATE FOR DECADES. I HAD A RESERVATION FOR 2 GOLFERSTHRU GOLF NOW AND NOBODY CALLED ME EVEN THOUGH MY NUMBER IN THE SYSTEM. WILL NEVER PLAY AGAIN

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Can't go wrong with a Donald Ross designed course.

Very nice course but in order to access the very small public restroom, I had to go to a portion of the Clubhouse which has obviously been abandoned for some time now. it was kind of creepy and I don't creep out very easily.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Design is challenging

Design of course was challenging overall the course was in good shape being in October greens where beat up the rough just off the green was too long . I’ll try again next summer Good luck

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

HOLE IN ONE

A friend in my foursome got a hole in one on 14 par 3 The course is making a plaque for him This course was built in 1901 Closing in 2024 at the end of summer They are building a Amazon mega building

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/12/2023

Oh No!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Give this gem a shine

I thought the course layout was very good along with some good challenges. The main problem was that the greens on several holes are in need of repair. It appears the main club house is going to be renovated which is a good sign. I would play the course again. I wouldn’t recommend this course to anyone that is really serious about their game since putting is so crucial to scoring

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

A favorite

Everyone knows some of the issues this course has but it’s really a great place to play and one of the most challenging courses I go too. Yes the rough can be high but so what you aren’t supposed to be over there anyway. The staff (Chris) are friendly. The best thing about this course is the layout and design and the old school European feel amazing. If all things are perfect at any course this one would easily be in my top 5. So I will keep supporting it to help make sure it stays and get better. I brought friends from up north and they had a great time and we walked it too which was dope.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

My Round at Calumet Country Club

This course use to be pristine when it was private. I had played many times then and have played it many times since. The course was in excellent shape yesterday except for the bunkers. Many of them had weeds growing out of them and had not been raked or sanded. The rest of the course was cut well, the rough, the fairways and the greens. The course has a great layout and is challenging to play. It is a great value for the money, especially if you stay out of the bunkers.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course in terrible shape

Multiple ball lost on the fringe due to high grass. The buckets are full of weeds. I can keep going so I'll just say avoid this course.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Needs upkeep

I drove all the way from the north side of Chicago to try this course and was very disappointed. The sand traps are full of weeds. The ruff was so tall that I lost several ball that landed next to the fairway.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 46
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is in great shape. Only a couple greens had some rough patches. Other than that the course is in excellent shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Calumet CC

So there was an outing at the course when we arrived at 12:50 for our 1:10 tee time. The guy in the golf shop said the earliest we could tee off was 2:00. He said the outing would have to end before we could play and they didn’t have any carts available. It was a sh#% show. The condition of the course was awful. It’s a disgrace what has happened to this Donald Ross design.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent course and very well kept.

The staff was wonderful and accommodating and definitely will be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 26
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

It's a beautiful course

A very nice layout, nice bunkering . Can use every club in your bag. Enjoyed it

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Donny's Blindfold

This Donald Ross original value trek 30 minutes from downtown Chicago understands its position on the golf food chain.

The greens are shaggy and slow in serious need of compaction/aeration, some of the bunkers have turned into Audubon Bird Sanctuaries with 18-24 inch weeds more conducive to upland fowl than a golf ball, and the property needs significant tree and brush clearing with mature trees impeding on traditional lines both off the tee and on approaches from the fairway.

However, once you put on your metaphorical blindfold - the contours, land movement, well guarded undulating greens, elevation change and hummocks are all there in classic Ross fashion. For $61 I much rather play here than many of its $100+ Chicagoland counterparts.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Donny’s Blindfold Trick

As a golf architecture enthusiast this Donald Ross original value trek 30 minutes from downtown Chicago would have to deteriorate even further to receive less than 4 stars from me.

The greens are shaggy and slow with severe need for compacting and aeration, some of the bunkers look more like an upland fowl habitat with 18-24 inches of plant growth rendering what little sand is left invisible and the course is in severe need of a tree and brush clearing with mature trees encroaching on traditional lines throughout the routing.

However, when you put on your metaphorical blindfold the routing, the well guarded greens, the hummocks and land movement are all there. Classic Ross bones for $61, I’ll take it over $100+ robbery at some of its Chicagoland counterparts any day.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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 Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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