A view over the water of a hole at Big Run Golf Club.
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3.5
508 Reviews (508)
5 Stars
153
4 Stars
197
3 Stars
79
2 Stars
41
1 Stars
38
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.4
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.2
66.7%
Recommend this course
384 out of 508 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.6
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
3.9
65.7%
Recommend this course
23 out of 35 reviews
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3.5
83 Reviews (83)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.3
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
3.9
65.1%
Recommend this course
54 out of 83 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
508 Reviews (508)

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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Reviews 1
2.0
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Previously Played

Had a 7:50 am tee time and it took us five hours to play due to very slow pace of play. There were no course rangers to help with pace of play.
The greens are also very slow.
Won’t be in a hurry to return.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 111
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Old course

It's been years since I played this course, and it was a good outing. The greens were a little slow, and very undulating. Made putting a challenge. Staff was friendly. I'm playing there again next week.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Big fun at Big Run

The best overall golf experience in Chicago land! The course has some of the best views and challenges for any golfers skill level. Very well taken care of, nice staff. Good food and a great bar to relax in when your done. Big Run is our favorite and we play it at least 3 times a season!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Shame. Great potential.

Great course layout. Greens were in great shape. Fairways and rough were rough. Shame because this could be a fantastic course if $$$ was put into course maintenance.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Greens were slow but understandable with heat. Rough a little high .

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 50
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 50
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad

Horrible. They didn’t cut rough grass for many days. Tall weeds in the fairway? Just bad, almost like they gave up trying. Years ago this course used to be good too.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
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 Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
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 Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Big Fun

Played yesterday, course is in much better shape than a couple reviewers claim. $42 weekday price for seniors is a great deal for one of the best looking and most unique courses in the Chicago area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course!

This course is a hidden gem (it shouldn’t be) w it’s classic layout of trees and exceptional undulations. The upkeep and pace of play is great.
Tee boxes made for all levels of skill, but don’t take this course for granted, it will challenge
the best golfers, I guarantee that!
The staff is great and the bar is very friendly.
I highly recommend eating the weekend bbq of burgers and dogs!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Challenging Layout

Greens are outstanding and roll true.
Both the par threes and par fives give you all you can handle. Course is hilly and has a lot of nice vista's from the tee boxes or looking back from the greens.
Overall, if you want to play an extremely challenging golf course in the southwest suburbs, this is the place to go to in which you are not paying top dollar to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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