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3.9
412 Reviews (412)
5 Stars
109
4 Stars
163
3 Stars
76
2 Stars
35
1 Stars
29
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.7
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.0
76.1%
Recommend this course
308 out of 412 reviews
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4.2
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.1
88.2%
Recommend this course
15 out of 17 reviews
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4.0
71 Reviews (71)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.8
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
78.9%
Recommend this course
56 out of 71 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6898 yards
Slope 140
Rating 73.7

Ruffled Feathers Golf Club in Lemont is conveniently situated just a half hour outside downtown Chicago. Pete Dye and his son P.B. collaborated to design the course, making it the only Dye design in the Chicago area. A well thought-out strategy will be greatly rewarded on this challenging layout and bad shots made without any thought will be severely punished. This is definitely not a golf course where you can just grip it and rip it. The fairways are fairly straight and forgiving, but most of the approach shots play to tricky elevated greens. There are also strategically placed bunkers framing the greens and water hazards come into play on several holes as well. Ruffled Feathers Golf Club's par 3s have a reputation for being particularly challenging. But depending on how windy it is, the final hole might present the most formidable challenge.

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Course Details

Year Built 1991
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect P. B. Dye (1991) Pete Dye (1991) Chris Gray (2010)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt, slacks or bermuda length shorts

Food & Beverage

Bar, Catering

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.9
412 Reviews (412)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
19th Hole Scenic Views 6
Brunch 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 38
Bunkers 33
Forced Carries 32
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 30
Locals 17
Entertaining Clients 15
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 37
Worth the Drive 18
Convenient to the City 12

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Reviews 5
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4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great Course!!

Short in terms of yardage but you have to be extremely accurate or you will pay the price. Bunkers or water in play in probably every hole. Really enjoyed my time at the course even though I donated a few Pro-V’s I would definitely enjoy coming back to donate some more.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Nice day at Ruffled Feathers

Course was in good condition coming out of the winter. A few bare spots on the greens but they rolled well for early in the season. Pace of play was good for a weekend and Ranger kept our group informed on slow spots. Enjoyable round!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 330
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Really nice shape for early season

Cart path only. RF's greens were excellent. Proper speed and rolling out......no bumps..... Also noticed that fairway divots had been filled with sand.....and there's more divot mix on the carts. Carts were well sanitized prior to play.....a very nice tough to make you comfortable from the get go. Traps were raked out already except no one uses the rake provided on each golf cart. The locker room/bathrooms are really tired the rest of the clubhouse/food oeprations/bar are very nice. See my older reviews of RF as well for even more info. Recommend for early season play once they get off the cart path only which really slowed our play on back nine..

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Great course layout, slow pace

I love this course, it’s challenging and gives you an opportunity to hit a lot of different shots. The pace was a killer though, it’s cart path only right now and due to the layout, it really slows things down. Our round took us around 5 1/2 hours. Considering how early it is in the season, the course and greens were in decent shape. I will definitely be playing this course many times this year once it dries up and the “cart path only” gets lifted.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
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Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

They don’t like it to Asian Americans
1) course was good open to 1st to 3 holes we asked for keys
Female officers said you had to wait until 1:20 tee times
We just wait
2)one golfer coming to asked for keys
Female officers pass to key
What time is your tee times
one golfer answers 2:00 pm

I makes big mistakes choices to Ruffles Feathers

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

They don’t like Asian American
Female officers was treated totally different

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Very fun course

Well maintained, very fun and challenging layout. Much more character than a lot of courses in the area. My first time here and I'll definitely be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

More time waiting than golfing

The course was beautiful. Unique and challenging holes. Well maintained and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. My cart ran out of power during the middle of the ninth hole. I have NEVER had a cart stop in the middle of a round. Pace of play was pathetic. Tee time was 3pm and we played 15 and 16 basically in the dark. Would have been a 5 hour round if we could have finished. Cant say I enjoyed it as you can’t get in a good rhythm waiting 3-7 minutes to tee off each hole. Would like to try again for a better experience but probably won’t bother if they can’t keep the pace reasonable.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 330
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

Another 1/4 star upgrade from previous play

See my 10/10/19 and 5/4/18 reviews of Ruffled Feathers. They clean the heck out of their carts and the steering wheels have plestic bags over them until you use it. All courses should consider this during the pandemic. Upon arrival was greeted by staff. Had a really nice conversation with Russ....and yes our old friend Mike was manning the halfway house with full bar/grill when we made the turn......clubhouse bar/restaurant closed. Restrooms/locker rooms/proshop open. Felt the $49 senior rate ($9 more than last year) was reasonable. Paying any more than that even on weekends I can see why others might be put off.especially if slow play occurs . Pace of play was not an issue. We teed off at 120 and finished before 5 despite the course being crowded. The course itself is in better shape than it was last year. Greens are rolling true.....and yes there's actually some grasses on the 11th tee box. Fairways in good shape. There are areas that are worn or wearing out - with a Dye design it's very difficult to maintain some of these high traffic areas. Traps....some were pretty decent and groomed. It's sad the many of the reviews on here here expect perfection.....that simply not attainable unless they charged well over $100. The only Chicagoland Dye course is interesting and fun. It's a solid 4 star track/experience. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Just don't go on a weekend when it's packed with over achievers playing the wrong tee boxes. Try to play it on a weekday afternoon for $59. Even I feel the $69 morning weekday rate for a non-senior is a bit much. Course is $45-$50 value and yes again stress it's improved from year previous....areas that need attention like course conditioning/cart path repair and the cost to play result in my full star downgrade. Still recommend.

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