A view over the water of a hole at Big Run Golf Club.
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3.7
575 Reviews (575)
5 Stars
177
4 Stars
219
3 Stars
93
2 Stars
45
1 Stars
41
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.7
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.3
74.2%
Recommend this course
438 out of 575 reviews
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3.8
80 Reviews (80)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.1
77.5%
Recommend this course
62 out of 80 reviews
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3.8
102 Reviews (102)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.1
75.5%
Recommend this course
77 out of 102 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7028 yards
Slope 142
Rating 74.6
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Big Run Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1930
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Harry B. Smead (1930) Dick Nugent (1986) Ken Killian (1982)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Dicover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.7
575 Reviews (575)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 34
Watching the Game 7
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 71
Undulating Greens 60
Plays Long 57
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 61
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 37
Locals 27
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 64
Worth the Drive 42
Convenient to the City 7

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Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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 3
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
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Reviews 1
1.0
Previously Played

Staff sucks

The staff at this place is the rudest people I’ve come across the first time I played they were very rude to me and my group we decide maybe they were just having a bad day so we tried it again and yet again they were very rude again from the front desk to the bar tender it felt like we were bothering them with us being there if I’m paying 7 dollars for a hotdog a little better attitude would be appreciated also being told to hurry up on the course to keep pace when we never even seen the next group behind us just over all rude people

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

Big Run is my favorite course in the Chicago area with the hills, oak trees and tricky greens. The weather was perfect and the course was in the best shape in quite awhile. The only downside of the round was there was a 6-some that slowed everyone down (2:15hr front...good, 2:40hr back side- terrible) with 2 holes open ahead of them.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Long course

Thank god it was a very cold morning, no push due to lack of golfers. Very difficult course.
Beautiful layout.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times 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 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Must be new management

I play this course 4-5 times each summer...and I can honestly say this was the best condition I have seen this course in....Greens were fast but in great shape, fairways and rough were properly maintained. Great job to maintenance staff at this course. Kudos on job well done.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Will play again.

This course was challenging but managed to finish with a 92.
The course layout was great but it wasn't maintained as expected, This course CAN be top 10 in the Chicagoland area if the owner can maintain the course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Will play again.

The course layout was great and hope to play again in near future. The staff at the counter was not friendly at all.
The prince were paid with a cart included but he said, it was a seat of cart not a whole cart and must share with other player. (He did let me take a cart but he will charge me a fee next time.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Long par 4&5 holes were fun and par 3 holes were challenging had a great day !!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Maybe Used to be Nice

Rough conditions, overgrown rough. You’d literally have to drive over a ball to find it (may be good for the U.S. Open, but not for September golf in Lockport Illinois). They don’t want you on a cart anywhere but the rough. Why? Course was in such poor condition anyway.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Big Run

The golf carts need to be updated… No USB cord hook up… Older carts… The cart paths need to be repaved… If you want us to stay on the cart paths as opposed to the fairways they need to be fixed

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful, LONG course, but…

Big run could be a big hitters dream course; but the grass is too long (makes it tough to find balls just off the fairway; let alone hit them through the thick grass). And the the greens are not in great shape. Not Terrible - but beat-up a bit.
Beautiful course - but needs some grounds keeping.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

It's the small things...

It took just over 5 hours to play. We had to wait on each hole and many times had to wait with each shot. There was no Ranger getting people to move their A**.

Second, if the ball went off the fairway, forget about finding it. There was no distinction from Fairway to 1st Cut to Rough...everything off the fairway was ROUGH! It appeared that the grass hadn't been cut in some time. Losing a ball off the fairway in 5 inches of grass is frustrating since you KNOW it should be there.

However, I will say that this is a very pretty course. Each hole is like a post card of picturesque scenes. Just lovely.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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