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4.7
306 Reviews (306)
5 Stars
238
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
5
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
95.1%
Recommend this course
282 out of 306 reviews
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4.7
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
6
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
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31 out of 31 reviews
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4.7
67 Reviews (67)
5 Stars
54
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.0%
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65 out of 67 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7012 yards
Slope 142
Rating 74.1

Cantigny Golf boasts 27 holes of scenic and challenging golf. The holes are divided into three nines that are named after the features of the landscape: Lakeside, Hillside, and Woodside. The nines are played in three different 18-hole combinations. The Hillside/Woodside course features plenty of elevation changes as well as an abundance of hardwoods, mature oaks, and ash trees. More than 100,000 flowers provide a colorful accent to the golf course. Strategically placed bunkers border the undulating greens and there are also a few water hazards coming into play. All three courses provide a challenging round but they are playable for a range of skill levels. It is an excellent place for tournaments. In the past it has been host to the US Amateur Public Links and numerous USGA qualifiers. It is also a good place for juniors with a golf academy and a nine-hole youth links golf course.

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Course Details

Year Built 1989
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/15 Closed: 10/31
Architect Roger Packard (1989) Jacobson Golf Course Design (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $20
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Cantigny Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.7
306 Reviews (306)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 13
19th Hole Scenic Views 8
Dinner 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 19
Water Hazards 19
Thick Rough 14
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 18
A Weekend Splurge 15
Entertaining Clients 15
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 23
Worth the Drive 13

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Handicap 15-19
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5.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

This is a great course and a must play!

I have played this course multiple times and cannot say enough about how beautiful this course is! Plus it was in great condition for this late in the season. All three nines provide their share of challenges, which makes this fun and unique. I look forward to playing here again next year!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

5 some?

Fair rating on pace of play was based on the front nine. Front nine was slow. There was a wait at each tee box, in each fairway. We played behind a 5 some with 3 carts. I was surprised that they allowed that. I can't remember the last time I played golf behind a group of 5 players. Back nine went smoothly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 29
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 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Cantigny Golf Course

Superb venue, a must play course for golf enthusiasts.
Staff is excellent and supportive. Course is impeccably maintained.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Beautiful course, friendly staff

Had a very good time playing an evening round starting tee time was 5:10. It gets dark at 7:00 PM right now so I was worried we would not get to finish the 9 holes but we just made it as the sun set and I finished the round. Very nice course, lost some balls but that is because I am a novice golfer, not the course's fault! The bar is very nice and it seems like a wonderful place to hang out with some guys.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 40
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

We enjoy each time we go to play golf and sit and have lunch great facilities great people.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrific course

Staff was very friendly. It’s a pricey course but I was able to get a deal on tee off.Com. Paid $70 instead of $120 so definitely worth it. Had a bite to eat after the round at the bar and had a cool conversation with the bartender. Would absolutely go back at that price. It rained the day before so it was cart path only but really wasn’t too bad.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Still All You "Can" Handle

I had not played Cantigny in a couple of years, and was looking forward to seeing if the course had maintained its former glory. Long story short, it's still a very special and challenging golf experience.

The layouts are challenging but can be navigated, the staff was very helpful, there are great practice facilities and the 19th hole action was very tasty. The course was damp, but the staff told us they'd encountered 5 inches of rain the day before so with that context it was in great shape.

Highly recommend golfers in the area take advantage of this gem!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Pros and Cons of booking by 3rd party

Booked this round for a foursome on GN about a week in advance. Future weather predicted sunny skies all weekend, unfortunately it rained hard the day before my round. Course play was and stayed cart path only for the entire round which is terrible. Slow play, wrong club selection and the GPS that you pay extra for is pointless at that time.

Long story short, I know courses cannot predict the weather as 3rd party agents cannot either. The biggest issue was because it was cart path only, the course discounted the greens fees at time of pay. I had to pay full price on GN (third party), also used credits I earned to reduce the fee and I was essentially out over $175 by booking on GN.

Buyer beware, GN provides a convenience but sometimes it really isn’t the best way or most cost effective way to book. (As they advertise as a “Hot Deal”). My recommendation is to find the hot deal, call the course and see if they will honor the same price over the phone prior to paying with no money upfront. Golf Courses need to create their own loyalty for best prices guaranteed, not just best tee times.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent as ways

Cantigny has a beautiful clurse great layout mice staff allways fun to play

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very wet conditions following a stormy am. Course does not drain well. Pace very slow. Hard to get into any kind of rhythm.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
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
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course

This course is top notch. Challenging and fun. And the guys that put your golf clubs into the carts are quite handsome. Eye candy ;-)

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Nice Place

Played on a Sunday afternoon with some friends. The practice facilities are great. The people working at the course are really pleasant. The course conditions were great, except for a few bunkers with just dirt in the bottoms. Greens rolled nice. It's a wonderful course layout, built so that you're not seeing too many other players out there on other holes. But the pace of play was the biggest downfall. A 5:15 pace in carts is unacceptable in my opinion.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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 Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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