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4.6
144 Reviews (144)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.9
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
99.6%
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4.6
27 Reviews (27)
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.9
Layout
4.7
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
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4.6
31 Reviews (31)
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Conditions
4.7
Value
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Layout
4.8
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
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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

4.6
144 Reviews (144)

What Golfers Are Saying

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

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Reviews 49
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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3.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course

4th of July was great. Great course great condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Friendly Course

This is the third time I’ve played at Wolf Hollow and it rarely disappoints. Playing on a holiday weekend poses it’s own issues and even with paying to play 18 with a cart, it was even cheaper than other 9 hole courses. We ended up playing 9 holes with a moderately slow Memorial Day weekend pace. It wasn’t unexpected, I plan on coming back sooner than later on a more player friendly occasion.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
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 Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 49
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 389
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing

4.75 Stars

Almost perfect in every way Wolf Hollow is worth a trip and several trips back. Wonderful topography and routing. Excellent conditions, nice folks, fun challenging golf holes and great rates. $30 w/cart during the week and lunch is included (hot or brat, chips, soda). Steal of the year!! Big uphill finishers on each nine. Highly recommend this place. You won't be disappointed and it's well worth the drive. Play Wolf Hollow and others in the area Freeport Club, Park Hills (36), Woodbine Bend, Lake Carroll and home made Brush Creek9 - don't bother playing those overpriced Galena resort courses. Great bangs for your golf buck in NW Illinois. Can't wait to return next year!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great setting

Played this course with an old friend who just moved here from Utah. We've known each other for about 45 years and worked and played a lot of golf together in California; mostly private clubs like Bel Air CC, Calabasas CC, Mountaingate CC and Riviera CC, where he was a 7Hcp member. This review is as much his as mine. Being an Illinois native, I am used to the landscape, while he was amazed by the setting. Among rolling hills and elevation changes, he loved the surrounding cornfields, noting the distant windmills farm and wild prairie grasses. It suits my eye he says, the fairways and greens were in excellent shape. Me being 70 yrs and he 81 yrs, he shot his age for the first time the week before. We'll be back many times.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course with challenging features for various skill levels.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 95
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

Maybe the best value course in US

Excellent conditions, good design and challenging greens for $20 including cart!! (Yes it was a special, but regular weekday rate was $30 including lunch as well)
Wolf Hollow is a fun and semi-challenging course that could easily charge much more if it was closer to a larger population. It’s not a championship caliber course, but a great example of the type of course we need more of. Course makes great use of rolling terrain with few holes playing level. Fairways are usually either guarded by native grasses or clumps of trees, but the playing corridors are generally reasonably generous. The greens are usually sloped and have a number of ridges and plateaus to provide interesting pin positions and provide additional defense against scoring. Holes 4 (downhill dogleg right with a pinched fairway), 8 (long par 3 guarded by a front left pond) and 16 (short dogleg left par 4 which requires accuracy off the tee) are the highlights. Only semi-weak stretch is holes 12-15 which are routed over flat land, but the greens continue to be a challenge. Be sure to check out the carving of a wolf to the right on #15 green.
Will definitely play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Course

Course very well conditioned. Nice layout. Plenty challenging. Some significant elevation differences. Carts in very good condition. Didn’t use the food or bar amenities so can’t rate.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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