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3.3
153 Reviews (153)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
55
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
18
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.5
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.6
62.1%
Recommend this course
103 out of 153 reviews
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3.1
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.4
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.0
57.1%
Recommend this course
16 out of 28 reviews
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3.3
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.5
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
3.9
60.6%
Recommend this course
20 out of 33 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6517 yards
Slope 130
Rating 72.6
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Winnetka Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1914
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $18
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Men: shirt with sleeves. No cut-offs. Women: shirt with 1″ straps / sleeves. No cut-offs allowed.

Available Facilities

Internet Access

Available Sports

Tennis

Reviews

3.3
153 Reviews (153)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 12
Narrow Fairways 8
Bunkers 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 13
Walkers 10
Advanced Golfers 9
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 11
Convenient to the City 7

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Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Fun course

Very friendly starter, Larry! Loved the course and pace of play. For a Sunday, it was exceptional!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/16/2021

Hello, Hkuoling. Thank you for visiting us at Winnetka Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/13/2021

Hello, 8WKQVqctnyAQbmHSByrN. Thank you for visiting us at Winnetka Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 92
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/13/2021

Hello, Pengjianliu. Thank you for visiting us at Winnetka Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/02/2021

Hello, u312262337. Thank you for visiting us at Winnetka Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/23/2021

Hi, u000004936343. 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 Winnetka Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Really gone down hill

The pace of play here is atrocious. The range masters are rude and out of touch. We started 10-15min after our tee time the course was so backed up, and the group in front of us was slow. The group behind us complained, even though we were sandwiched. The ranger made us let them play through in the middle of of the fairway “because he knew them”, even though I explained to him we couldn’t go any faster. Suffice to say we sat on that groups heels the WHOLE time because the group in front was the issue, like I had explained. On top of all that, the starter ranger made a sexist comment to my partner. I used to play this course a few times a year, now it will be 0. There are MUCH better courses in the northshore for far better value, go play Glencoe or Highland Park.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 08/23/2021

Hello, u314159553916. Thank you for reviewing the course. We would like to apologize for your recent experience.

We're sorry to hear you were less than satisfied during your round. We pride ourselves on our providing great service and the high-quality standards we maintain.

We would like to make things right. Please reach out to our management team at the pro shop.

We hope to hear from you soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/23/2021

Thank you for reviewing us, u314161752859. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Winnetka Golf Club, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/28/2021

Hello, McKeoughM. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit.

We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind. Thank you for playing Winnetka Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Solid course

Great course got rained out and caught behind a youth golf tournament otherwise great spot

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/27/2021

Hello, u2174927. Thank you for visiting us at Winnetka Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0

Needs Better Mgmt/Course MAINT.

Staff was nice. $18/person for a cart is a joke. Gas carts are sluggish and suspension awful. Not worth $36 to rent one cart when the greens fee was $33. Fairways were overgrown. Greens average for a busy muni course. Rough was awful. Very hard to find ball. Over grown, not even a challenge, just miserable playing out of it cause of the quality of grass. Could be a good local track if the mgmt took better care of the course.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/15/2021

Hi, Michael9278334! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Winnetka Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Save yourself while you can.

What an absolute disgrace of a course. Between searching for balls 15 minutes each time it lands in the rough or going airborne over the bumpy fairway, this course will take your money with a smile. The course is incredibly unkept. The rough was unbearable. When searching for a ball 5 feet from the fairway, I think my group lost 10 balls. There were leaves on the fairway that had to have been from March. This course hasn’t seen a lawnmower in ages. Was expecting a lot more. Bartenders were pretty cute but besides that pass on the course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/01/2021

Hello, mthompson1294. Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for your experience during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. Please reach out to our management team at {{business_phone_number}, and thank you for choosing Winnetka Golf Club. We hope to hear from you soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Not coming back

I’ve played this course many times but this was a terrible experience. It seems like the course hasn’t been maintained in over a month. The fairways are like rough and greens are extremely uneven.
Don’t know what’s going on with the grounds crew but it’s UNPLAYABLE.
Don’t waste your money, go somewhere else.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/01/2021

Hello, Bfich. Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for your experience during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. Please reach out to our management team at {{business_phone_number}, and thank you for choosing Winnetka Golf Club. We hope to hear from you soon.

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Thick rough

The rough was so thick that we spent some time looking for our balls that could've been easily found if the rough was kept shorter. The pace of play could be faster if the rough area was mowed shorter or more often.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/24/2021

Hi, leocolin93! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Winnetka Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
2.0
Previously Played

Grew up in Winnetka

Grew up playing the par 3, have been playing the 18 for the last few years. It is sad to see that they have stopped taking care of the course. Golf has exploded since the beginning of Covid, you would think that the community would want to invest and keep the course nice. Weeds everywhere, rough that is too long for a public course, patchy grass, etc. Vert disappointed to see what has happened.

Would push the ball right off the fairway into the rough and know exactly where the ball landed, yet when we would drive up, we were still spending a few minutes looking for balls. Completely unnecessary in my opinion.

What used to be a lovely course has taken a significant step back compared to the other courses in the area. Will not be coming back for some time.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/24/2021

Hi, u314160029251. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Winnetka Golf Club. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 3
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 05/06/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u000007413781! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Winnetka Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/15/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u000001643965! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Winnetka Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Horrible

One of the worst experiences I’ve ever had, anywhere. The course was not busy at all but was continually harassed by the golf rangers to hurry up when we were maybe 5 minutes behind.
The course conditions are horrendous. There has to be zero upkeep on the fairways or the rough. If you happened to hit your ball in the rough, good luck finding it. Fairways are like concrete and riding in a cart, that might have been from Caddyshack, felt like it was going to break down on every bump.

I don’t know why I paid to golf here

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

Hello, amc89. Thank you for reviewing the course. We would like to apologize for your recent experience.

We're sorry to hear you were less than satisfied during your round. We pride ourselves on our providing great service and the high-quality standards we maintain.

We would like to make things right. Please reach out to our management team at the pro shop.

We hope to hear from you soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Big trees line the fairways, everything you'd expect on the North Shore.

Wonderful old course, all the amenities, good value, great golf atmosphere.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/26/2021

Hello, u6993963. Thank you for visiting us at Winnetka Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/12/2021

Hi, davidsenk77. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Winnetka Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/09/2021

Hi, smaris666. 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 Winnetka Golf Club.

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