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4.0
232 Reviews (232)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.3
84.5%
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200 out of 232 reviews
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4.1
68 Reviews (68)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
88.2%
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4.1
88 Reviews (88)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.3
89.8%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6589 yards
Slope 124
Rating 71.3

Situated on Chicago's scenic North Shore, Lake Bluff Golf Club has become a "must-play" destination in the area. First opened in 1968, the course has a classic layout with front and back nines that are very different. The front nine provides a gentle start. The terrain is mostly flat and the holes are straightforward. As you move onto Lake Bluff's back nine there is more up and down and consequently the challenges are greater. Don't get too comfortable on the first half of the golf course because you'll need your wits about you for the second. Trees line the narrow fairways and the tricky greens all slope in one direction or another. Accuracy is essential. Water doesn't come into play but the doglegs and strategically placed bunkers provide plenty of challenges.

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Course Details

Year Built 1968
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 12/01
Architect Bob Lohmann

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $16
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Illinois (2015 #21)

Reviews

4.0
232 Reviews (232)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 11
Thick Rough 11
Undulating Greens 11
This course/club is great for:
Locals 18
Walkers 13
Beginners 9
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 19
Worth the Drive 16
Convenient to the City 7

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Reviews 49
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Fun course

This course will test your long game due to the various lengths of the holes you will use ever club in your bag it’s a fun text of golf a shot makers course that will keep you coming back

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Nice course

Course was wet so it played long. However, in good shape had to play lift clean and place. Greens rolled true.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Best fairways

I played this course for the first time on Saturday with my dad. Our tee time was 12:45pm. The weather was great and the course was in excellent shape, especially for November. These were hands down the best fairways I have played all season. There wasn't a bare spot to be found and very few divots. I will definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 96
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Staff ruins it

The manager was incredibly rude. The course itself was pretty decent. It’s not worth having to deal with him though, definitely won’t be going back.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 64
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course was very enjoyable, unfortunate that they just had 3/4 inch of rain prior to my round, but it was in very good condition and I look forward to playing there again soon :)

Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I enjoy playing this course

Over the last few years, I've played this course at least 4X/year. The more I play it, the more I like it. Already looking forward to my next round at Lake Bluff!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good round

Course was in very good condition. Pace was a bit slow and no marshals on course but can’t expect less than 4.5 hours on a Saturday. Only saw beverage cart once entire round and halfway house was out of several items.

Overall good experience and would definitely play again

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
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