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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7039 yards
Slope 139
Rating 74.7

Course Details

Year Built 1996
Golf Season Year round
Architect Steve Smyers (1996)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker 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, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.7
5 Reviews (5)
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Reviews 391
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

OMG - Spectacular Comeback!!!! Surprise of 2021 (so far)

Completely disregard all the reviews below. Throw them out!! New owner took over at the start of 2021 and in the process of rehabbing this S. Smyers designed gem of course. Sunk a ton of money renovating the clubhouse, new carts with gps, eliminated some sand traps and totally renovating other traps. I had last played here over a decade ago....back then I was certain this course would close due to neglect and lack of play. What a transformation! Shock and awe ....really stout solid back nine. Interesting well thought out modern design - to the point where I will have to seek out other Smyers designs to play.....lots of chipping areas and well sculpted very fair movements in the green pads. Picturesque in places very open in others so wind plays a factor. Very friendly staff. Only drawbacks - noise from very nearby Interstate 57 on few holes and need to stock some local micro brews versus the usual mundane domestics for thirst quenching. A work in progress in places - new ownership are doing all the right things. Highly recommend a visit when in Southern Illinois....Kokopelli is once again do not miss 4.25 gem for this intrepid flogger!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

conditions

Brought a group of golfers down from Wisconsin. The course is in very poor condition and we won't be back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
First Time Playing

Budget issues

Good Steve Smyers layout, but tons of deferred maintenance and lots of rain recently. Staff was very friendly and outgoing. How about all hands on deck and Let's get the place back in shape please!!!!!

There were lots of bare spots in the fairways, and I know it has rained a lot, but it's August! Bunkers had so much Bermuda creep it engulfed the rake on a couple of them--how about a little edging or even some Round Up!

The fourth hole has a forced carry over a creek by the tee that the view of the entire fairway was blocked by overgrowth.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Very disappointed

Tee boxes were in very poor condition. Fairways also in bad shape. Most bunkers had grass & weeds growing in them. Greens were recently aerated which seemed unusual for time of year. Most courses do this later in fall. Did seem to roll pretty smooth however. Expected much better conditions for the $49 it cost to play. Also got stuck behind 6 foursomes that were involved in an outing. This was after we called ahead and specifically asked if they had any outings scheduled that day before we made the hour drive. We were told no outings scheduled that day. Took over 5 hours to play on a course that is way overpriced.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Pleasant surprise

Have played this course several time in past few years. Ownership has changed but issue aren't the course. Marion is at an ebb in economic activity so there isn't enough use. Which is a shame. Its a pleasant layout, with a few really fun holes, and the reminder offering solid golf challenges.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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