Ruffled Feathers Golf Club
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.
|Middle (W)||72||6015 yards||75.6||140|
|Forward (W)||72||5273 yards||71.5||131|
|Black M: 74.1/142||379||361||193||578||467||518||413||220||464||3593||403||155||380||510||328||510||336||221||462||3305||6898|
|Blue M: 71.8/137||348||328||153||543||440||490||390||210||433||3335||385||140||317||471||301||470||316||212||442||3054||6389|
|Gold M: 70.1/133 W: 75.7/138||341||302||135||527||414||455||373||166||427||3140||375||120||309||435||270||464||290||178||434||2875||6015|
|Gray M: 66.7/125 W: 71.6/129||317||257||115||446||359||429||345||154||342||2764||316||102||274||405||251||402||267||145||347||2509||5273|
Food & BeverageBar, Catering
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Banquet Facilities
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.
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!
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..
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.
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
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!
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.
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.