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4.3
440 Reviews (440)
5 Stars
174
4 Stars
210
3 Stars
41
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
93.0%
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413 out of 440 reviews
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4.5
47 Reviews (47)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
97.9%
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46 out of 47 reviews
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4.3
100 Reviews (100)
5 Stars
47
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.0%
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93 out of 100 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6666 yards
Slope 121
Rating 71.1

There are two championship golf courses available at St. Andrews Golf & Country Club in West Chicago as well as a top-ranked practice center. The Joe Jemsek Course, formerly known as the Lakewood, was added in 1929, three years after the club opened. Unlike the original St. Andrews Course, the Joe Jemsek Course has a hillier terrain. Although it is shorter than the other golf course at 6,770 yards, the elevation changes make it seem similar in length to the 6,920-yard St. Andrews Course. The course features tree-lined fairways and strategically placed bunkers, offering plenty of challenges but overall it is not an overly intimidating layout for beginners. There are several long and demanding par 3s throughout. The best example being the tricky second hole, which has a green that is guarded by two deep bunkers and towering trees.

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Course Details

Year Built 1929
Fairways Bent
Greens Bent
Golf Season Year round
Architect Edward B. Dearie

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS 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, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.3
440 Reviews (440)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 26
Brunch 12
Watching the Game 11
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 31
Undulating Greens 19
Water Hazards 15
This course/club is great for:
Locals 26
Playing Multiple Courses 20
Seniors 17
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 36
Worth the Drive 20
Convenient to the City 7

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Reviews 10
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Always an OK course. Better, more challenging and interesting than St. Andrews course. Challenging layout for an older design. Has some length. Big and subtle greens. Only complaint is high price for quality of course, but you play where you can on December.
I do not rate high in general. 4 stars or more for an average course, as this is, tells a reader nothing. OK course. 3 stars.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

St Andrews golf

Course was in great shape. Greens were faster than I expected for this time of year. Pace of play was okay and fairways were in good shape

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
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
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice course, bad tee time reservation system

Your choice of 2 18 hole courses. The front course is very noisy being right along a busy state highway but well designed. The back course is our favorite and much quieter.
The terrible thing is having to reserve tee times through Golf Now and you have to pay for everyone in your party. If one of your golfers doesn't show, you can't easily get a refund. And if you have a league, yep, you're paying for everyone.
Hopefully this will change next year and you can just call the pro shop.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/13/2021

Hi, u905442838. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing St. Andrews Golf & Country Club - Joe Jemsek Course.

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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/06/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, rence26! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing St. Andrews Golf & Country Club - Joe Jemsek Course!

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/13/2021

Hi, harj1814884. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at St. Andrews Golf & Country Club - Joe Jemsek Course. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

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Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/22/2021

Hi, Brian8128870. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing St. Andrews Golf & Country Club - Joe Jemsek Course.

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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Such a beautiful course

The course is gorgeous and especially now with the fall colors and the mature trees!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/22/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us, MShambora. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. St. Andrews Golf & Country Club - Joe Jemsek Course thanks you!

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Reviews 13
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/22/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u000007920282! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing St. Andrews Golf & Country Club - Joe Jemsek Course!

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Reviews 4
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
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Commented on 11/29/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, jfruzna218! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing St. Andrews Golf & Country Club - Joe Jemsek Course!

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Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 11/29/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u875492115! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing St. Andrews Golf & Country Club - Joe Jemsek Course!

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Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/22/2021

Hi, u981183446. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing St. Andrews Golf & Country Club - Joe Jemsek Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/29/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314161663780! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing St. Andrews Golf & Country Club - Joe Jemsek Course!

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 11/22/2021

Hi, Hillo5320. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing St. Andrews Golf & Country Club - Joe Jemsek Course.

Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very comfortable pace

Enjoyed round at very comfortable pace and pleasant course conditions. Had plenty of time to finish round just before storms arrived. Thx to staff for letting us start a bit early to beat weather. Looking forward to next round at St Andrews

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/03/2022

Hi, D480429. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing St. Andrews Golf & Country Club - Joe Jemsek Course.

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Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice greens

Greens in nice shape, solid and true rolls. Too many players don’t fix their ball marks but despite that the fixes when repaired reman smooth. Tee boxes were in decent shape and wet after some rain but able to find a good place to tee the ball. Staff is always friendly here. Do plan to return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 01/03/2022

Hi, u875492115. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing St. Andrews Golf & Country Club - Joe Jemsek Course.

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 Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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