A view over the water of a hole at Big Run Golf Club.
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3.5
707 Reviews (707)
5 Stars
204
4 Stars
255
3 Stars
128
2 Stars
67
1 Stars
53
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.6
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.2
68.2%
Recommend this course
521 out of 707 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.4
37 Reviews (37)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.7
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.4
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.1
73.0%
Recommend this course
27 out of 37 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.3
132 Reviews (132)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
35
2 Stars
22
1 Stars
12
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.1
62.9%
Recommend this course
83 out of 132 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
707 Reviews (707)

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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Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/27/2023

Hello, ddzielinski. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Big Run Golf Club. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

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Reviews 13
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor conditions

I understand fall golf with leaves on the ground but you’re still paying a pretty good price golf! No ball washers and if your ball rolls off the fairway into the rough considerate it gone! The rough was 5-6 inches long covered with leaves, everyone on the course was looking for their balls!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 11/07/2023

We apologize for the inconvenience caused during your recent visit to our golf course. We appreciate your feedback and will take it into consideration to improve the conditions and amenities for our customers. Thank you for leaving a review.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

My Round at Big Run

I have always viewed Big Run as one of my favorite courses in the Chicagoland area. It is not flat as are so many other courses and has a great layout. The course was very well maintained and even with the leaves falling, it was still in great shape to play. At almost seventy and not wanting to go to the senior tees, it may be getting a bit too hard for me to score well there. However, I still enjoy playing the experience of playing there and the challenge it presents.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 11/06/2023

Hi, We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single-star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thanks for choosing our course.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great old course

The course needs a little more attention. You may not to play Big Run in the fall. Just to many trees an leaves.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

No driving range!

Course needs updating. Badly. Needs a driving range as well as better carts.. Need more geounds crew. Ample trees leads to leaves all over fairways AND greens - VERY easy to lose balls hit into the fairway. I'll NEVER again play golf in the fall there. Course wasn't super busy and still couldnt check in and get cart until <30min b4 tee time.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/20/2023

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We apologize for any negative experiences you may have had at our golf course. We appreciate your feedback and will take it into consideration for future improvements.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/11/2023

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit.

We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Shaggy

The course has passed its prime. Overgrown rough results in lots of lost balls if you’re not in the fairway. Of course you find lots of other balls while searching so other golfers must have the same frustration. Layout is good and challenging, very long par 4’s. Greens were in decent shape. Overall, glad I played Big Run but won’t be running back soon.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/09/2023

Hello,
Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit.

We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind.

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow, slow, slow

Almost a 5:30 round of golf and they only positive I could say is that the weather was nice. Course conditions were fair - hadn’t been mowed in a while and fairways were like rough, rough was so overgrown that it took 10 mins to find balls thus the slow play. Looks like they are barely holding on and they didn’t offer any on course amenities, the half way house was fine, on course bathrooms were disgusting & that comes from my male playing partner and no ranger on the course so there were par fours with 4 groups on a hole. Won’t be going back anytime soon and neither should you!

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/04/2023

We apologize for the negative experience you had during your round of golf at our course. We appreciate your feedback and will take it into consideration as we work on improving our course's conditions and amenities. Thank you for leaving a review.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Big Fun!

Long course with challenging fairways. Old growth trees and foliage make this one of the most beautiful courses in town

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 10/02/2023

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2 stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit.

We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind.

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times 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 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great but poor maintenance on greens

The course was great long like my woman likes me. Just too sandy. Had to have two towels on my bag to wipe off the ring of sand every put after 10 foot putts. Just annoying.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/02/2023

We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the sandy conditions of our golf course. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, and we will strive to improve the playing conditions. We appreciate your feedback.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Needs maintenance

The grass is just waaayyy too long here. This is more of a gimmick course. Pace is terrible due to everyone always looking for their balls in the rough. The length on the fairway is about the length of the rough at any other normal golf course. Not sure if it is always this long but I've played here 3 times and it's always the same issue. Not a terrible course, just be prepared to look for your ball all day and play a slow round.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 09/27/2023

We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced with the long grass on our course. We appreciate your feedback and will address this issue promptly to improve the golfing experience for all our customers. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Let guys play until dark

We almost finished our round but we’re kicked off while there was still light.

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