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4.2
245 Reviews (245)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
96.2%
Recommend this course
235 out of 245 reviews
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4.4
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
Recommend this course
17 out of 17 reviews
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4.2
58 Reviews (58)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
96.6%
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56 out of 58 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6654 yards
Slope 129
Rating 72.5

Marengo Ridge Golf Club opened as a nine-hole course in 1963. Spread across rolling, wooded hills, the course was crafted by re-purposing an old farm. The working cattle barn was even renovated to become the clubhouse. As the golf course garnered a local following, a new nine was added in 1990. The more than 25-year difference between when the two nines were constructed give the course a unique character. The layout seamlessly blends modern techniques and classic design. The distinct topographies of each nine add even more variety. Marengo Ridge Golf Club's original nine holes weave through mature trees while the newer holes are more open and links-style. There are several tricky doglegs throughout but it isn't overly punishing if you're errant. You'll also face several water hazards and strategically placed bunkers.

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Course Details

Year Built 1963
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/25
Architect William J. Spear (1963) Bob Lohmann

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Reviews

4.2
245 Reviews (245)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 30
Patio Dining 6
Watching the Game 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 33
Bunkers 32
Elevation Changes 19
This course/club is great for:
Locals 32
Advanced Golfers 24
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 18
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 41
In the 'Burbs 18

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Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Worth trying out

My wife and I are fairly new to golf. We wanted to expand beyond the local courses, so we gave Marengo Ridge a try. The staff was friendly, the facilities were well-kept, and the carts were in great shape for a public course. There are not a lot of frills, but what is there is clean and adequate for most people. The course was fun to play, even with the gusty winds that we happened to get that day; it was just a different challenge. The course layout included a few doglegs, so read the map!
We will definitely play there again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 5
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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
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 Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 20-24
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
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 20-24
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 Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice holes and good greens

Hard to rate course conditions in November. I did feel like the course was extremely firm (to go along with high winds) but the greens were in good shape. Front nine is VERY tight and, given the wind, made the first nine a bit nerve wracking as balls flew around. However, I did find some really interesting holes on the nine including a very difficult first hole. Back nine opened up quite a bit and seemed to meander about the land better and offered one of the more majestic tee shots in recent memory on the 13th hole from the blue tees. I look forward to playing in spring when the grass is growing and the course gets some water.

Pace was public slow, but not unreasonable and we played with a couple of real nice guys. Back to the greens, they are a real defense for the course with a good combination of sloping greens and undulations. Several putts felt relatively flat, but were in fact very downhill.

Good layout, though tight on the front; some really nice holes; and good greens with ample, but very fair, slopes and undulations.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Always A Good Time

I play this course a few times a year. I usually don’t have any problems. Slow play once in a while(I’ve seen fivesomes out on the course on the weekend plenty of times)Cart paths(not paved just stone) may have been built when the club first opened and not tended to since. I’ve been playing there for a few years now and they have gotten worse. The few people I’ve seen at the front desk checking people in have never been very friendly(the person at the bar, cart people and starter especially have always been great). Besides that it’s a nice course. Water and sand placed in the right places to get you in trouble if you don’t hit fairways(although sand was in bad condition yesterday as I was in there more than I’d like to admit). Course is usually priced fair and pace of play isn’t usually a problem. Distance control and fairways are a must on a lot of these holes to keep you out of trouble. Besides the few minor things I would change as stated above, I always have a great time here and will come back. All in all not a bad way to spend a November Sunday on the links.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great golf course needed a ranger pace of play was slow

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

This a really nice course for the money. Love playing here and book it every time I get a good deal on Golf now.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Easy
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