A view over the water of a hole at Big Run Golf Club.
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3.5
473 Reviews (473)
5 Stars
142
4 Stars
187
3 Stars
72
2 Stars
37
1 Stars
35
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.4
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.2
67.8%
Recommend this course
361 out of 473 reviews
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3.1
38 Reviews (38)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
6
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.0
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
3.7
55.3%
Recommend this course
21 out of 38 reviews
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3.5
91 Reviews (91)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
10
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.0
69.2%
Recommend this course
63 out of 91 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

3.5
473 Reviews (473)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 34
Watching the Game 7
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 67
Undulating Greens 58
Plays Long 53
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 58
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 35
Locals 26
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 61
Worth the Drive 39
Convenient to the City 7

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4.0
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The Best golf landscape and Elevation in Illinois

Some reputable golf course company needs to buy this course, add a driving range and get the fairways in top notch condition…..you can’t make the elevation this course has with a bulldozer in Illinois! Greens are in great condition but the fairways are in bad condition, clover weeds, bare spots etc….still a fun course but the owners are doing minimal at best if that, upkeep

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
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Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Horrible shape

Played here earlier this summer and course was in ok shape. Played again late September and it was awful. Greens had been aerated and was like putting on bubble wrap. Fairways were in terrible shape. Tee boxes were even worse with grass as long as the rough on some holes. Seemed like they hadn’t done any upkeep since the last round. Won’t be playing here again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Big Run needs Big repairs

Have played Big Run many times in the past. The course used to be kept up really nice and was always in good shape. Not anymore. Not sure what the grass is in the fairway, but it is not grass. Fringe off the greens is so tore up you can’t putt. Course still has some holes that look good, but overall is in terrible condition..

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Every once in a while...

I like to come out here every once in a while just for the challenge and keeping my distances in check.. this is by no means an easy course but the conditions definitely don't make it any easier. The elevation change is what keeps me coming back despite my gripes with the dead grass and constant clovers/weeds.. pretty much the only reason to play here and the only reason I ever recommend it to anyone. Whenever I book a round here I always brace myself for at least 5+ hours because it gets so brutally slow and it's impossible for them to control.

I keep hearing this place used to be super nice back in the day. The course definitely needs attention but would totally need to shut down operations for over a year to make it worth the money again. I couldn't imagine playing here regularly and I am so thankful my home course is not like this one. But despite my gripes it will not keep me from coming back here every once in a while...

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Challenging course

Very Challenging course. They need a mid day rat, on the weekends. It is $70 until 3pm, then goes down to $45. Takes about 4.5-5 hours to get through. hard to do if you start at 3pm. Fairways need some work. I will go back

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Honest review

Greens are in great shape. That's about all that was taken care of. Most fairways were weeds, all the rough was weeds. They sell the tee times too close together. I understand it's a business but how much will you make if I don't go back ? This was a nice course back in the day but now it's not being cared for as it should.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Park District Worthy Course Conditions (if that).

This is legitimately the only time I’ve reviewed anything. I am disappointed that it is a negative review about a golf course, but I hope this review helps out anyone that has hope for this course and is considering it for a weekend round.

The title of this review speaks for itself; fairways are practically non-existent and are full of concrete-like dirt and dead grass. Even if you have a nice shot off the tee, forget trying to hit a clean fairway shot as you’ll have to pick it clean as if you were hitting out of a fairway bunker. Greens were spongy, tee boxes were beat up, and the small encounter that we had with the course staff was unenthusiastic. $70 for this course is about $40 too much. Save your money and play a course like Arrowhead or Klein Creek.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Say goodbye to an old friend!

Played here for the first time in 5 years. I was unaware of the conditions, apparently due to an imminent sale of the property.
What a shame to see such a beautifully maintained course left to weed/clover. Greens are soft and long, tinted green for some reason and so slow it's almost a joke.
Minimal attention is being given, there are dead trees all over and it feels like a depressing movie.
Sorry to see it go but in my opinion - already GONE!
So long Old Friend!

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
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 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout

Bad tee boxes
Horrible fairways
Slow greens
No cart girls

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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