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3.7
177 Reviews (177)
5 Stars
43
4 Stars
68
3 Stars
35
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
15
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
72.4%
Recommend this course
131 out of 177 reviews
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4.0
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
80.0%
Recommend this course
20 out of 25 reviews
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3.8
40 Reviews (40)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.7
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
72.5%
Recommend this course
29 out of 40 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 70
Length 6029 yards
Slope 116
Rating 68.0

Gleneagles County Club is home to two 18-hole golf courses, the Red and White. Opened in 1924, both courses have traditional layouts that have withstood the test of time. The Red Course, also known as the Lakes, is the longer of the two. Water hazards come into play on several holes, including what is considered the club's best par 3. The Red's 16th is a 170-yard hole that plays directly into the wind to an elevated green that is protected in front by a pond. It's a tough green to hit but a relatively easy one to putt. Both Gleneagles golf courses appeal to a wide range of skill levels, which is one reason why the club is known as the "Home of the Shotgun Start," serving as host to hundreds of golf outings every year.

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Course Details

Year Built 1924
Fairways Bent
Greens Bent
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.7
177 Reviews (177)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 7
Water Hazards 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 9
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 7

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Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 11/22/2021

Hi, rmunoz5. We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Red at Gleneagles Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/09/2021

Thank you for your review, njwnenk. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Red at Gleneagles Country Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

End of Season Round

Played here with the excellent weather we had. Course was in really good shape given it’s November. Bunkers were mostly flooded and unplayable. Greens and fairways were in good shape. 4.5 hours to get through 18 as there was a group in front of us backing things up.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/09/2021

Hi, u000005122685. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Red at Gleneagles Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 46
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/01/2021

Hi, Bill1603949. We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Red at Gleneagles Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good times

Greens on red course were great (i.e. fast) sand traps need work.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/01/2021

Hello, Mark4937737. Thanks so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your round at Red at Gleneagles Country Club. That's what we like to hear! We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Worst course in Chicago

Arrived early to try to get out early. Told was slammed then watched no one tee off for 45 mins all while still told to wait. Very unfriendly. Round took 7 hours!!! Worst condition excuse of a golf course. Every one should be fired and jailed.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/27/2021

Hi, u314161926869. Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game. We are glad to see you rated the course conditions and value to be great during your game. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Red at Gleneagles Country Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 13
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Plush fairways and great greens!

This is a very well maintained course. The fairways are like playing off of plush blankets. The greens were in great shape and very fast, even earlier in the day, when there was still some dew on them. For how busy this place seems to get, their grounds crew must be very busy. There were hardly any bare patches on the fairways or greens. The holes are interesting enough, and present a decent challenge. Nice halfway house with someone actually working in it.

My only con would be that if you are playing as a single (as I was), the pace can be a little slow. I was there between 8:45-1:00 on a Wednesday, and both of the entire courses were PACKED. Luckily, there was no mass, muli-group back ups on each hole, as there was a ranger patrolling. If you are in a group of 3-4 , pace shouldn't be an issue. They can also use a little better signage directing to certain, hard to find holes, for us newcomers.

Definitely worth checking out!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/17/2021

AGolfGuy, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Red at Gleneagles Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Not worth the money!

Bunkers were basically dirt, greens and tee boxes were filled with weeds. Dead trees everywhere.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 11/08/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review and leave your feedback of your recent round with us. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience you experienced at the course with us. Your feedback is extremely important to us. It is always our utmost goal to provide our golfers with a fun and enjoyable time and apologize if we missed the mark. For further resolution in this matter, please feel free to reach out to our staff in the pro shop. We hope to hear from you soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/17/2021

Hi, williamsalerno. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Red at Gleneagles Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice round will play again

I like both the Red and White course if you like slanted Green the White is for you. I prefer theRed

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/02/2021

Hello, Anthony9857212. Thank you for visiting us at Red at Gleneagles Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Awful Sand

This course isn't bad but the sand is so horrible. It's like hard dirt every time I play and it makes it very hard to play your sand shots like the should be played. Really should invest is proper sand.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/29/2021

Hi jayrmon,

Let us first say that we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We work hard to create an enjoyable experience so you can focus on enjoying yourself and let us do the rest. We also want to thank you for your honest and constructive criticism of the course.

We are going to escalate your review to our team in charge and do everything we can to improve before your next game.

Thank you for visiting and playing at Red at Gleneagles Country Club. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/26/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u291083060! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Red at Gleneagles Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/26/2021

Hello, u314161850758. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit.

We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind. Thank you for playing Red at Gleneagles Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/06/2021

Hi, mpanatera. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Red at Gleneagles Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Nice course overall

Played 18 holes shortly after days of rain. Considering how much we had dumped on us in a short time, course was in pretty good shape. Extremely well-maintained links-style course with small greens. Putting wasn't too bad, but I would have to imagine the very wet conditions played into that. Narrow fairways all around, but very playable from the rough. Overall, I would gladly play here again and would be interested to see what the course has to offer in dry conditions.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/29/2021

Hi, u631543069. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Red at Gleneagles Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
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Commented on 06/18/2021

Hi, justar. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Red at Gleneagles Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/08/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u000004818765! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Red at Gleneagles Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course for the money

Fun forgiving course. I like playing here with my wife since it’s shorter and pretty straightforward. Some fun holes with water still. Bunkers were horrible but otherwise pretty well kept course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/07/2021

Nathan4470663, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Red at Gleneagles Country Club.

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