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4.5
197 Reviews (197)
5 Stars
121
4 Stars
66
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.8
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
95.6%
Recommend this course
192 out of 197 reviews
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4.3
4 Reviews (4)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
75.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 4 reviews
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4.4
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
2
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.7
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
92.9%
Recommend this course
26 out of 28 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6408 yards
Slope 122
Rating 70.9

Wolf Hollow Golf Club originally opened in 1928 as Lena Golf Club. The course tumbles across northwest Illinois' gently rolling hills, incorporating quite a few elevation changes into the layout. The golf course has a true risk-reward design that will thoroughly test your shot-making abilities. With proper course management and a bit of luck, there are several birdie opportunities to be had. Measuring in at just over 6,400 yards from the back tees, the course manages to give you a few lengthy holes but it will also put your short-game skills to the test. The 16th is one of Wolf Hollow Golf Club's most intimidating holes because this par 4 has trouble everywhere. A creek and tall grasses guard the left of the fairway and the small green requires a nearly perfect approach shot.

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Course Details

Year Built 1996
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 10/31
Architect Gordon Cunningham

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
197 Reviews (197)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 6
Elevation Changes 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 7

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Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

out in the country

what a beautiful day in the country regardless what we shot!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Playing conditions

This is a nice course. However the condition of the greens have deteriorated over the past several years. Hopefully they will get the greens back to their previous level. Now they are nearly unplayable. Sad.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

GOOD TIME

Course in good shape, do'nt know about traps i did'nthit in any of them.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 36
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hot and humid!

It was so hot and humid but well worth the drive oou in the country.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Challenging Cousre!!

Couple holes are truly one of a kind!! A lot of blind drives & hidden greens which makes for a fun experience.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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 Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 167
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Based on Golf Advisor ratings, we made a weekend trip of golf courses around Rockford, IL. This was a good course with plenty of elevation changes and a good variety of holes.

CONDITIONS: Despite the drought going on in Summer 2023, the course was in decent shape. Many greens have large ridges/tiers and around those areas (where water drains away) they were starting to get bare. Also, the fairways/rough/tee boxes were very firm (presumably from drought). Given the weather conditions this course is playable, but it feels like the course needs a big drink of water.

VALUE: Played on a Hot Deal, which absolutely made this course a good deal.

LAYOUT: This course plays up, down, and across ridges on the property. We started on the back 9 (see below) and I’m glad that was our experience. Otherwise holes #1 thru #4 are long and demanding. It was nice to be warmed up for those. Two of the par 3s are fun downhill shots. Holes #9 and #18 are both dogleg left par 5s that use the same ridge as a challenge. The variety of the par 4s was such that I used every club in my bag. Though we took a cart, I would walk this course next time.

STAFF: Incredible. We went out after an outing and the gentleman in the pro shop was aware of enough to know he had a league later that afternoon. As such, he sent us off on #10 to avoid that and our pace/experience was fantastic. Thank you!

PACE: As noted, going out after an outing and having the pro shop start us on #10 as a 2some we finished in just under 3 hours. Fantastic!

I would play Wolf Hollow again… especially after it gets some rain.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens in bad shape

Always love to come back to this course. Great layout and views. Good memories of previous rounds including my hole-in-one in 2010.
This time, the greens were in terrible shape. Very slow and mold and dead grass all around. Not sure what is happening here but it will be hard to get it back in shape.
Please do what you can to fix. I would like to keep this course on my list of favorites in the area.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 94
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

not good greens brown and dry really bad dead dry and not smooth

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyable April golf

Staff is excellent, course in good shape for time of year. Enjoy playing the course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 36
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun in the country

Play this course you'll love it, fairways greens and tee boxes excellent nature all around no city noises. Enjoy! AH!!!!!!?

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