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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 7032 yards
Slope 138
Rating 74.5

Formerly known as Royal Country Club of Long Grove and Hillcrest Country Club, The Grove Country Club, or simply "The Grove," is now a part of the Royal Golf Group, which gives members reciprocal privileges at Royal Fox and Royal Hawk in Saint Charles and the Royal Golf Club in Klein Creek. At just over 7,000 yards from the back tees, the golf course is ideal for long hitters. It offers plenty of room but accuracy is still needed to maneuver past more than 60 bunkers strategically placed throughout and out-of-bounds on every hole. Water hazards also come into play on eight holes. Thousands of mature trees covering the course don't make the layout any easier either, however, the fast but fair greens and four diverse sets of tees make the Royal Country Club of Long Grove playable for a wide range of skill levels.

Course Details

Year Built 1964
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 12/01
Architect Robert B. Harris (1964) Dick Nugent (1979)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Discover
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

2.9
8 Reviews (8)
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Prospective Member...Nope

Played as a prospective member. Nothing was very impressive other than layout.

When I first pulled in, there was at least 4 acres of dirt piled 100 feet high in the parking lot. At first I thought, oh maybe the course is being renovated...nope. According to some members in the bar, been that way all summer and no one knows where dirt is coming from.

Anyways, figured I would drop my clubs off and head to the range...nope. Range was closed because of rain (though it hadn’t rained in a few days) and there were giant logs scattered all over the range. Target practice?

Course was cart path only (which, again, was odd since it hadn’t rained in a few days). Course layout was great but rough was a foot high in spots. I guess we’re playing the US Open. My poor wife couldn’t even advance the ball.

Some major issues on 11, 12 and 17. 11 and 17 have sea walls that are literally collapsing. Looks like they’ve lost 6 feet of dirt in spots. On 12, a pipe was leaking that completely flooded the tee. My wife actually had to tee off from the fairway.

The dues they quoted us were $595 per month (plus fees and minimums), so I estimated roughly $20k per year. Just couldn’t see the value given course conditions. We ended up joining Royal Melbourne, which has been great.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

TLC Needed

Got invited as a guest 3-4 or times. But, it would rain and the course would flood. Ended up playing at Arboretum on those days.

When I finally got to play, the course was over crowded and pace of play was over 5 hours. Not sure what was going on but rough was extremely high and weeds were everywhere.

Could be a great place but owners seemed to have invested all of their money in the sister course (Royal Fox).

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Featured

Great Course, New Golf Management

Course Operations have been turned over to Sequoia Group out of Atlanta GA and already you can see the conditiions have approved to make this course excellent. Membership only this year with a big push for new members and the price is right. If you are looking for the CC living, this is the best deal in the NW suburbs. Pool, Tennis, Dining. If you are looking for Cheap Cheap Cheap, move on to some beat up municipal course and 4 1/2- 5 hour rounds.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser

Not so great, poor condition, no gps, no course maps

I paid $35 for a private course, so no complaints, it was relatively a steal. But I thought I was going to get immaculate. Could have played a local public course for same green fees and played better conditions. I heard new ownership 2-3 years ago and are working on upgrading.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

No way course is worth $150

I played on a Hot Deal for $42, unfortunately it rained the entire round. I played all 18 holes and the course was in so so shape. This course definitely is too big for its britches

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

What a great value for $42!

Purchased a Hot Deal on GolfNow on the date of play. Played a beautiful, fun, well maintained, challenging course for the price of a muni. Would defintely come back. Thanks for a great time!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

awesome golf course

Championship golf course. Long Doglegs on both nines. Bring your A game.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Very traditional but expensive!

It's a semi-private course with free range balls and pitching area. The course is well maintained but a bit expensive for a round.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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