Sanctuary Golf Club
|White (W)||72||5786 yards||72.2||127|
|Green (W)||72||5120 yards||69.3||121|
|Black M: 72.5/134||394||376||357||146||568||188||384||551||452||3416||365||165||545||439||367||209||388||587||436||3501||6917|
|Blue M: 70.3/129||363||365||343||140||517||156||369||528||350||3131||327||143||503||427||339||191||346||538||397||3211||6342|
|White M: 67.1/120 W: 72.2/127||340||320||308||120||472||149||321||490||321||2841||304||137||483||405||314||134||305||500||363||2945||5786|
|Green M: 64.7/113 W: 69.3/121||304||280||293||96||414||130||306||409||289||2521||266||126||411||370||292||120||274||414||326||2599||5120|
Food & BeverageBar, Grill
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities
Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Illinois
Worth a play every season
I had to look up when I last played Sanctuary - and was shocked my most recent review was over 7 years ago (5/7/14). Well maintained golf course operations with full driving range. Decent value for seniors during the week. Clubhouse is okay...but the orange whip selections are pretty "light" no local micro brews in cans are stocked. Friendly folks work here - everyone we interacted with were excellent...beverage cart was out roaming during the week as well.
Why did I wait so long to return? Course has aged gracefully. Several pins were tucked in fact sucker tucked.. best bet is to just aim for the middle of some of these greens - some can be very small targets. Blue tees at 6342 can be bit too much for most golfers especially Par 5's that have forced carry tee boxes. Play the whites at 5786 and you'll still have fun and plenty of challenge. They should consider putting together a white/blue combo to play at around 6000 or 6100.
I "forgot" what a fun experience it is to play Sanctuary. We teed off shortly after 11am and pace of play was decent. Don't play here late twilight - the Par 5 17th plays directly into a setting sun - 17 is a poorly designed overtrapped water fest with no really good landing area for your 2nd shot. Recommend and will definitely return within the next year....4.1 stars, $40 - $45 value.
Fun Links course that will test your game
I visit this course a few times a year and it is always in great shape.
The day I played was pretty windy about 25 MPH so you had to think your way around the course . It is always in good shape with nice greens. You have room to miss your drive on this course but Water is in play on a few holes. The staff is always very nice I arrived early and he let me go many courses put you down when they see the golf now booking because the know you got a deal but here they are nice to everyone
Got to the clubhouse about 15 minutes before my tee time and they said we are running alittle behind because of frost. I had no problem with that and starting talking to the man behind the counter. I wish I would have gotten his name because he listened to all of my bs. Lol. Very friendly staff inside and outside. Course is very fair and is in great shape. I traveled 1 hour and would do it again.
Great Layout and Tee Selections
Tee shots are most important for taking advantage of scoring. Some holes have tight fairways for landing areas. Greens are well guarded with bunkers. Windy conditions make this course very challenging.
Guy at the counter was extremely rude. Another guy in the office was good. Course layout plays well for intermediate as well as seasoned players. Greens are pristine. Some drainage issues on a few holes, but didn't really get in the way. Will plan to return.
South side gem
The course is in great shape. The greens rolled true, but not too fast. Staff in the club house are great and helpful. Pace of play was excellent.