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4.7
Value
4.9
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.3
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4.3
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4.9
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6477 yards
Slope 126
Rating 71.2
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Lake Carroll Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1973
Golf Season April - October
Architect Bob Lohmann (2006)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Accolades

Reviews

4.8
59 Reviews (59)

What Golfers Are Saying

This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 6

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Reviews 49
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

nice

good shape nice course would like to be a member 2022

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Play here when I can.

Played with friends today and they really liked the course. I have played it three times this year even though it is just over an hours drive for me. Always have found the course will maintained, pro shop well stocked, and restaurant with good food. What more could you want? Will be back as often as I can for this excellent course for a reasonable price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Rude regulars

Everything excellent even the 2 gentleman that we got paired with...but 4 hole some of the regulars decided to drive up to us and yell at us for hitting a ball that was a foot out of bounds and told us to read the sign very rudely and so I read the sign and it said NO CARTS not no hitting balls that are out of bounds...so she stuck her foot in her mouth and drove away other than that it was a fun day

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
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 Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun course, great value with Golfnow

Lake Carroll is part of the Lake Carroll home owner's association. Most of the holes have doglegs and many have elevated greens. There are 4 tee boxes, nicely spaced for different ability levels. The greens are mostly large and well kept. There are plenty of bunkers, grass and sand around greens and fairways.
The fairways were a little thin, but lack of rain is probably the reason. My only suggestion would be to edge the traps. They've gotten rather flat. A sharp tool and a couple of days could fix that.
Though it's an hour away, I look for great Golfnow deals and feel lucky to play this fun course at such a low rate.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hot n muggy but fun

1st timer at Lake Carrol.It was a very warm day so pace was good (not real busy). There are quite a few blind shots but it is a beautiful course. Could use a little wider fairway on the longer holes. If your a straight and accurate golfer this is the place for you. And if your more into sunny beaches do worry they have plenty of sand there for you.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent atmosphere

Greeted by staff as we arrived. They were extremely appreciative of our group driving in from quite a distance away. Gave us an early start of 20 minutes. The course is in outstanding condition with numerous challenging par 5’s. Anxious to repeat play at this course! Again…..well worth the long drive to play here

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
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 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
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 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 389
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing

A Wonderful Fun Interesting Golf Course

$25 green including cart....a steal and amazing. Lake Carroll is definitely worth seeking out and traveling to play. It's pretty much in the middle of no where - NW Illinois. Heck just skip the incredibly overpriced overpriced Galena resort tracks and play this and other courses in NW general area....PrairieView, Park Hills 36, Freeport Club, Woodbine Bend, Wolf Hollow, etc, etc. Lake Carroll isn't very walkable...some rather long drives between a few of the holes as it winds through a housing development with only about 1/2 the houses built. Housing isn't overly intrusive except on the front nine. Wonderfully maintained with the exception of some of the green side surrounds.....surprising was the amount of pine trees and pine needles which makes growing grass on that kind of soil a tad more difficult. Some very well designed holes....and a fine assortment of doglegs in both directions. They have repaved several cart paths - were in process of doing one while I was there.....and it's very obvious that grounds crew/superintendent are on top of every aspect....just admire the stripes in the two pictures I've attached. Solid course that really keeps your interest. 4.5 stars......easily a $40 to even $50 value in my book and could easily charge at least $60-$70 course near Chicago. Highly recommended.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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 1
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lake Carroll

Very nice Venue. All facilities are very well maintained including: The course , the driving range , and a unique practice area in addition to the range which allow for a little on course type warm up.Excellent Club House which offers a bar and very good lunch and dinner menu’s to go with daily specials. Was really impressed with the condition of greens and fairways given an extended dry period in the area. There is a lot to like about Lake Carroll. Highly recommend it.

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