A view of a green with water coming into play at Broken Arrow Golf Club
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3.3
526 Reviews (526)
5 Stars
149
4 Stars
220
3 Stars
75
2 Stars
37
1 Stars
45
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.3
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.6
61.5%
Recommend this course
408 out of 526 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.4
39 Reviews (39)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.5
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.2
StaffFriendliness
4.0
61.5%
Recommend this course
24 out of 39 reviews
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2.7
132 Reviews (132)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
32
2 Stars
26
1 Stars
33
Conditions
2.3
Value
2.7
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.0
StaffFriendliness
3.5
41.7%
Recommend this course
55 out of 132 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6945 yards
Slope 137
Rating 74.5

Broken Arrow Golf Club, located just southwest of Chicago's Loop, offers 27 holes of championship golf. There are three nines: East, North, and South that are played in three different 18-hole combinations. The South/East Course begins with a links-style nine. The front of the course is accented by the landmarks of its former use as a farm. The original farmhouse and silo can be seen from the first teebox. Throughout the front nine, golfers will be faced with 22 bunkers, seven ponds, and multi-tiered greens. The golf course doesn't get any easier on East nine, which is arguably the most difficult of the three. The back nine features a slew of sloped fairways, hidden water hazards, and strategically placed bunkers. Course management is essential throughout the entire golf course.

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Course Details

Year Built 1996
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bob Lohmann (1996)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared golf shirt and no cut off shorts.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Lockers

Reviews

3.3
526 Reviews (526)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 25
Bunkers 19
Thick Rough 15
This course/club is great for:
Locals 24
Playing Multiple Courses 23
Advanced Golfers 15
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 26
Worth the Drive 18

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course itself was good, but amenities severely lacking. Only Porta-potties!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Rating and slope don't align with the course

Everything about the round was great. The staff was friendly and helpful. The pace of play was very acceptable. We knew ahead of time that the clubhouse was closed and the amenities were slim.

My big issue is the slope and rating. This is an easy course, especially the South course. It is forgiving off of the tea, and easily avoidable trouble once you're off the tee. The rating and slope are too high and unfairly affects one's handicap index.

We played the South-East layout, and the East course was much more challenging. Still overall, easier than the rating indicates

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Disappointing pace of play and pin placements

A 8:30 morning round with a cart should never take almost 5 hours to finish. I think for starters they did not space out the tee times far enough part. Then the pace of play was very slow and there were no rangers out monitoring the speed of play. On one hole the group of front of us just stopped to get drinks in the middle of the fairway holding our group and the group behind us on the tee. Also the pin placements were not ideal with just about every pin being placed at the edge the green.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Overcoming the Bad Rap

I've seen a lot of negative reviews on this course since they had a run of bad luck with weather and course management [for whatever reason] and was leery to play it...but I was pleasantly surprised. Fairways were groomed and mowed short, bunkers were soft, greens were running smooth and overall I think this course is rebounding nicely. No clubhouse? Who cares...I didn't go there to lounge around and enjoy the decor. Beverage cart saw us three times over the course of our round too. Glad we gave it a chance to earn our business again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 422
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Broken with a huge down Arrow

Clubhouse closed all season.....too lazy to repair pipes that burst over the winter. No running water (except bottom level of the clubhouse where carts are stored). No bathrooms with running water just two smelly outhouses near a decrepit building by the range (off mats) and outhouses midway through each of the 3 nines. They even have an electrical cord run from the closed clubhouse to power the stuffy/hot "check in" building....and you drive your cart over the cord a few times. The carts themselves were completely filthy. Trash in all of them - basically dirty sticky messes. There was nurse service which was a surprise.

DON"T BOTHER. While the course has decently maintained fairway and traps.....the greens are sandpaper to inconsistent at best and bumpy. They were micro aerated recently but doubtful they'll be remotely smooth the rest of the season.....it was difficult to figure out the pace of the greens......they are that inconsistent. Some putts just stop or hop up out of nowhere and others run out much more than others.

FYI - the north nine features double greens that in years past had two flags. One difficult pin and one easy pin. They are not mapped well on your garmin.....my yardages were way off front to back the entire north nine. Without local knowledge they can be really difficult to club because of the extreme distances front to back....as well as side to side.

Course is not even remotely worth the $40 plus weekday and $50 plus plus weekend rates they are charging. Not recommended.

I will give them another try next season....but may not unless they are back in the actual clubhouse. I don't get the idea they really care.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great shape...

I read reviews that the course was in bad shape. When we played in early September, the course was in a GREAT shape. We got out early and there was still dew on the ground. This is a no frills course. Pro shop is a shack. No bar. The beverage service on the course has only beer and two alcohols. We teed off at 7:20am and was looking forward to some bloodies to no avail. I would come back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens were a little slow and they were different from south to north! Course was in good shape and the maint staff was doing the best they could with the greens! Would play it again!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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 7
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Clubhouse was closed. One 9 was closed. Pace of play was slow and the greens were in bad shape. The whole facility needs some help.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Avg Course, Needs Some TLC

Fairways in decent condition... greens were a battlefield, clubhouse/kitchen/pro-shop were all under construction which was not disclosed to me when I made my reservation (Golf-Now shortfall).

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

TERRIBLE COURSE

WOW! Terrible course conditions!! 5 GREENS minimum, no putt conditions! Tore up. Dead Greens!! Working out of TRAILER on the side of the course. &30 with promos WAY TO MUCH. Starter was more worried about getting an EXTRA $10 for a single rider cart! Every hole had 3 & 4 carts.!!!!! NEVER AGAIN not even if FREE !!!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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