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4.6
119 Reviews (119)
5 Stars
60
4 Stars
51
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
97.2%
Recommend this course
112 out of 119 reviews
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4.7
7 Reviews (7)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.9
Value
4.6
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
7 out of 7 reviews
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4.9
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.7
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
15 out of 15 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 6964 yards
Slope 140
Rating 73.7
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Lick Creek Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1976
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/15
Architect Larry Packard (1976)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $16
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Golfers' Choice (2022 #3)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2022 #19)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Illinois (2022 #1)

Reviews

4.6
119 Reviews (119)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 16
Elevation Changes 10
Forced Carries 8
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 14
Locals 6
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 12
Convenient to the City 8

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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Too hard for casual golfer

The course is beautiful. It had just been aerated, so the greens were a brutal combination of lightning fast and bumpy. The greens are very difficult to begin with. Everyone in our foursome struggled. I'm an a golfer that gets out about 6 - 8 times a summer. My skills are not up to the challenge of this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great/Tough Course

A few blind shots, fast greens and some length make this a tougher than most course. Some holes are wide open and a couple are narrow off of the tee. I like a challenge.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good shape except traps

Recent downpours washed out traps, left with mostly dirt. Otherwise excellent conditioned tees & greens!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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 37
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Where should I hit it

Everything about this course in wonderful except that on about 5 holes you had no clue where to hit it. It would be nice if they had some tall flags to help out for direction to hit it from the tee. Great condition and friendly staff. Will play again the next time in that area

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Nice course

A little tricky with lots of blind shots going ups and taking a look at the hole would be a good idea if it’s your first time there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 45
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Loving Lick

Lick Creek is one of my favorite courses, always challenging, especially holes 5-7. The pro shop attendant was very friendly and courteous. Smiles go a long way! Please put water jugs back out on the course!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens unplayable

We love to drive an hour to a nice course and get there and realize that half the holes are completely unplayable. The other half was not great, but in totally get that every course needs irrigation. The back nine had over an inch on the greens, couldn't even play it. Went to the pro shop and they told us we should have read the Facebook page. I said, I didn't, but even if I knew it was being irrigated, I never would have thought it was unplayable. And the proshop manager was not nice about it at all. Very bad customer service.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times 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 2
Handicap 15-19
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 Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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