Red at Gleneagles Country Club in Lemont, Illinois, USA | GolfPass
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3.4
198 Reviews (198)
5 Stars
46
4 Stars
73
3 Stars
41
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
18
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.5
Layout
3.5
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.1
60.7%
Recommend this course
140 out of 198 reviews
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3.0
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
2.5
Value
3.1
Layout
3.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.5
StaffFriendliness
4.2
40.0%
Recommend this course
8 out of 20 reviews
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3.4
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
4
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.4
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.1
54.8%
Recommend this course
17 out of 31 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 No

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

3.4
198 Reviews (198)

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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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course closing

Golf Now did not tell me the course is closing and is in horrible shape. No sand in traps. One hole didn’t even have a flag - just a pole.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Fun course that is due to close shortly. Too bad! Would love to play again

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/27/2022

Hello, tommycub10. Thank you for visiting us at Red at Gleneagles Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us again before then!

Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Gleneagles Red Course

Great course, pace of play slow. Course is closing, other 18 closed due to outing. Planning on playing both courses again before closing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Father’s Day round

My son an I played this course on Father’s Day this year. Overall fairways and greens are in good condition, but the sand bunkers are not in very good shape. I’m sure this is reflected in the price, which I thing takes into account some of these deficiencies. Overall, Not bad for the price

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Despite the course closing after this year, it is not being maintained enough to charge $60+.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/22/2022

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.

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nothing to wow us, sand missing

For $61, I would’ve expected more. Absolutely no sand in the sand traps, greens were iffy and areas of the course definitely could’ve used a mow and some more upkeep.
Crazy small greens and not a lot of creativity with the layout. We had fun but wasn’t too impressed

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/21/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us, u000003925980. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Red at Gleneagles Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Basic budget golf course for a quick 18 after work.

I’ve played here 5-6 times the course is pretty beat. Carts are beat, no ball washer or towels on any holes, missing hole number markers, missing flags on pins, rough is very unforgiving even 6 feet from fairways. HOWEVER it’s a fun course to play all things considered bunkers aren’t bad, greens are fairly nice. Would I come here on a Saturday for serious round probably not but would I come here for a quick 18 after work absolutely. Great course for amateur golfers big wide open fairways. Overall 4/5 simply for value.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/08/2022

Hi, cygankevin. 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
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/02/2022

Hi, tvodicka. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single-star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thanks for choosing Red at Gleneagles Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Fairways and Greens

Fairways were in good shape, the rough was nice not real long and the greens were very nice they looked faster then they rolled and ran true. Nice day nice course nice time.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/02/2022

Hello, Brian6424492. 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 10
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beginner Course

If you are a beginner or just looking to have a relaxed round of golf, the Red course is fine for that. The course layout is extremely bland, short and repetitious.

Sand traps are not kept in good shape and there are virtually no yardage markers which makes it extremely difficult to judge your distances.

The greens are small which provides some challenge and they had more roll that you would expect.

Aside from one or two holes, there isn’t anything memorable about this course. It’s quite easy and the only difficulty is trying to figure out how far from the green you are.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/02/2022

Hi, u306103136! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Red at Gleneagles Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Last Time?

Heard the course is closing so I wanted to get out there and play. Course was in decent shape. Greens were sooth and quick, rough was long, and pace was pretty good. Bunkers were a disgrace. If not for the bunkers the value would be fair, but with the bunker condition, and the 1870's carts I would say they are charging 10-15 dollars too much for a round. Would play again, but not for current rate.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 06/02/2022

Hi, u392062721! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Red at Gleneagles Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Red Course

Thought that the course would have been in better shape. Needs some upgrades. Course is definitely not worth the price.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/03/2022

Hi, johnny35! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Red at Gleneagles Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Annoying Rangers

We were well ahead of pace (30 mins or so) but the ranger felt the need to tail us around the course the majority of our round. Will never come back, would not recommend anyone coming here.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

The course was in worse condition than last time I played

There has been a great deal of rain recentlyand it is still April, but the course was in rough condition. In addition to the muddy cart tracks everywhere there were many branches on the ground. There were no green signs, ball washers and very few yardage markers on the course.
They were backed up at the start because of early frost on the greens, but the pace ended up being pretty good. We finished in just over 4.5 hours on a Sunday. Years ago I played this course fairly often. It was always busy and in very good condition. I hope they take better care and restore the ciurse to where it was.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wet Muddy and Cold

In fairness it was difficult to play and they should have been closed- it was so wet at times I had to push the cart to get down the fairway as there was no traction

Overall a nice course and great staff

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 04/11/2022

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Red at Gleneagles Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Course closing

Looks like it would have been nice back in the day. You can see it hasn’t been kept up as well since they decided to sell it to developers

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/05/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, TheNardo1224! 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
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Cheaper For A Reason

Very straight forward (literally.. red course is very boring and 90% of the holes are a straight shot) but in pretty rough condition right now. Reminiscent of Jackson Park on the south side. Doesn’t look like they’ve caught their stride for the season yet. Bunkers are mostly dirt and rock hard. Cheaper compared to others in the area for a reason and not worth the 10-20 bucks you’ll save over going elsewhere. The upside is pacing is great since it was totally dead on a Sunday!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/02/2022

Hi, u496194564. Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are working to get everything up to par. We have projects ongoing to recover the fairways and greens. The current condition 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, and 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 4
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!

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