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4.4
372 Reviews (372)
5 Stars
157
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
7
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
97.8%
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351 out of 372 reviews
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4.0
1 Reviews (1)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
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4.5
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.8
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6917 yards
Slope 134
Rating 72.5

Course Details

Year Built 1996
Fairways Bent
Greens Bent
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/30
Architect Steven Halberg

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Illinois (2015 #23)

Reviews

4.4
372 Reviews (372)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 20
19th Hole Specials 9
Patio Dining 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 27
Water Hazards 23
Narrow Fairways 20
This course/club is great for:
Locals 30
Advanced Golfers 18
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 18
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 29
Worth the Drive 19

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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

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 49
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

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

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First timer

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Solid course

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 99
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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