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4.4
381 Reviews (381)
5 Stars
169
4 Stars
145
3 Stars
44
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
9
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
89.9%
Recommend this course
328 out of 381 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.2
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
88.2%
Recommend this course
30 out of 34 reviews
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4.5
112 Reviews (112)
5 Stars
61
4 Stars
42
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
91.1%
Recommend this course
102 out of 112 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Style Parkland
Par 72
Length 6610 yards
Slope 128
Rating 71.9

Chevy Chase Country Club (formerly known as Traditions at Chevy Chase Country Club) in Wheeling is one of Chicagoland's top public golf facilities. Thomas Bendelow designed the golf course in 1925. The classic layout remained largely the same until 2002 when a major renovation updated the course and made it more challenging. The layout now has deep pot bunkers lined with tall native fescue that border the generous, rolling greens and undulating fairways. Though it is more challenging than it was, the golf course still offers a player-friendly round. Four sets of tees also ensure that golfers can play to their skill level. The course finishes with its signature hole, a par 5 that features water both left and right of the landing area off the tee. Three massive bunkers and yet another pond all fiercely guard the green as well.

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Course Details

Year Built 1925
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 12/01
Architect Tom Bendelow (1925) Bob Lohmann (2002) Dick Nugent Todd Quitno (2002)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.4
381 Reviews (381)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 8
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 9

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Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/29/2021

Thank you for visiting us at Chevy Chase Country Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Need Ranger

I play this course maybe 6 times this year.
I never play on weekends but even on week days pace of play can be slow. shhave a ranger.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 12/16/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course. We apologize for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. With that in mind, we are working to best control pace and allow everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. We will continue to look for ways to improve. Thank you for playing and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Good Course

Played the front 9 all summer and fall. Course conditions were great. Only complaint is that reserving a t time online costs more than doing it on the phone - not sure why?

Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/11/2021

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! We apologize for any confusion about our online vs phone rates, they are subject to change. Thanks for choosing Chevy Chase Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

Greens in great condition for this time of year..

We played this morning, calm at 40 degree weather sunny.. the course was in great shape.. the bunkers were a little wet early but that is to be expected..

The green were rolling perfect..

Great round.. weather permitting we will play here again next Sunday.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 10/25/2021

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 Chevy Chase Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course. Not $60 great. But $40 sure

They had just aerated the greens like a few days before I went there and so I was expecting it to be really crummy And I had barely even noticed. Other courses the greens are unusable when they aerate and they don’t give a discount. Chevy chase did. So thank you for a nice day. Just get a driving range and you’ll be top notch in my book

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/12/2021

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 Chevy Chase Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 24
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
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Commented on 10/06/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Chevy Chase Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Course, Slow Play

We were warned before tee off that pace was slow, and boy was that right. We were surprised that there was no marshal out on the course on such a busy day.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/04/2021

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 Chevy Chase Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 91
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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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Commented on 10/01/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Chevy Chase Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/28/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Chevy Chase Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/22/2021

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 Chevy Chase Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser

Golfer

Fun course too play but brutally painfully slow. Was waiting 10 mins on every tee waiting to tee off . Was a 6 some out there too. Course did a poor job of speeding up any play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

5 Hours of Slow Play - Not worth the money

SLOOOOOOWWWW Play.
No water on the course to drink.
Missing ball washers
No Ranger
No Beverage cart
Did I mention SLOW PLAY.
Cart keeps beeping telling us we are behind when we've been on top of the group in front of us all day.
Had to return first cart as it was not running very well. was given a dirty cart with a used Face covering in it. The starter wasn't very friendly. Pro shop being run by the bartender in a different room.
Service need to be improved.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/20/2021

We apologize for the pace of play issue you experienced. We always try to keep a great pace when having our golfers on the course. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback as we will use your review to better the experience going forward. We hope you give us another try in the near future!

Played On
Reviews 91
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

On of the best courses around

Great place to play, fairways and greens well maintained , very challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/13/2021

Hello, We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 5 stars. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the pristine course conditions. We work hard to provide an exceptional experience, and it's very satisfying to hear from golfers like you who appreciate our efforts. We will inform the entire team so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back Chevy Chase Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/13/2021

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share your favorite part of your experience and what we can do to earn that last star! Thanks for golfing at Chevy Chase Country Club!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase is a challenging course, usually in good conditions. Main drawback is the lack of drinking water. Very few places to get water, unless you buy it from the cart person, who rarely is around. Good value for the money especially for Seniors

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/20/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about water on the course is important to us. We are working to develop the best way to provide our guest with refreshments. We do allow outside drinks. We do not allow outside alcoholic beverages. You are welcome to bring your own bottled water, Gatorade, or another refreshment as long as it is alcohol-free. We are glad to see you rated everything else to be good during your game. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Chevy Chase Country Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 51
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

What’s going on in management

Upon arrival I noticed there was a large outing going out, when paying for my round I asked the attendant How this was going to work considering a large outing going out and I was told that it was not a shotgun start. The front nine was moving very well we had two groups of ladies in front of us and everybody made the turn in under two hours and that’s when it all went south, The next thing we know the outing was in front of the ladies groups and in between us and the ladies and somehow got thrown in on the course, it was than that we were told that they had a shotgun start as a consequence we were not able to finish the round only playing 13 holes. All the staff who came out seemed to be confused and couldn’t answer our questions- we finally found out from someone in the outing that it was a shotgun start. Bottom line they should’ve never let us play today they should’ve closed the course in the morning and told people they had an outing going out with over 100 golfers, the course was in beautiful shape unfortunately it just seems to be mismanaged, No beverage cart no water on the course so be aware.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/30/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Chevy Chase Country Club, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 08/24/2021

Thank you for the awesome rating! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another great experience, and thanks for choosing Chevy Chase Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Back Again

Since I rediscovered this gem of a course I have been back several times - and will be back again soon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/30/2021

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Chevy Chase Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome Course. Good Pace of Play.

For being relatively late in the season, this course is in absolutely excellent condition. Play the course of once years ago so I didn’t even remember it.

As a lone golfer in a cart I played 18 holes in three hours and 45 minutes (620am tee time), which is fine by me. Had 4 1/2 hours earmarked for the round…so a welcome surprise.

The greens are heavily bunkered and there’s a fair amount of water… But nothing too difficult for the rec golfer. I thought the forward men’s tees and it was a challenge for me but a lot of fun.

I really didn’t come in contact with the staff as I played very early in the morning. Carts have a really nice GPS system.

Highly recommend it and will definitely be playing in the future

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 08/19/2021

Hi, 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 Chevy Chase Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 64
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/19/2021

Hi, 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 Chevy Chase Country Club.

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