Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
5.0
1 Reviews (1)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
5.0
Value
5.0
Layout
0
Friendliness
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
1 out of 1 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
0
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
0
Value
0
Layout
0
Friendliness
0
Pace
0
Amenities
0
0%
Recommend this course
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
0
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
0
Value
0
Layout
0
Friendliness
0
Pace
0
Amenities
0
0%
Recommend this course
Read Reviews

About

Holes 9
Type Private
Par 35
Length 2975 yards
Slope 124
Rating 34.7

Course Details

Year Built 1916
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/31
Architect Tom Bendelow (1916)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

5.0
1 Reviews (1)
Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Reviews 44
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

If you get a chance, PLAY IT

I'm going to just come out and say that this is quite the gem of a course that is generally overlooked in McHenry County. Besides Crystal Lake CC and McHenry CC, I've played every other course in McHenry County. I would put Woodstock CC up against all of them.

At the first glance of the scorecard, it does not appear all that impressive. It is a nine hole course with two sets of tee boxes for each hole so that you can play it as 18 holes. The distance from the men's tees is only 5968 yards. Let me tell you, the distance is deceiving. The fairways are narrow and lined with mature trees. OB comes into play on over half of the holes. There are so many undulations in the fairways that many of the shots into the green are blind.

The course conditions are pristine. It may have been the course in the best shape that I have played on all year. The greens were smooth and lightening fast. I quickly discoered that sometimes it was better to be off the green and be below the hole than to be on the green and above the hole.

My biggest "criticism" of the course, if you want to call it that, is that the second set of tee boxes aren't too much different from the first set. As you are playing the "back 9", the complexity of the holes only drastically changes one hole. The rest of the tees really only change the distance from tee to green.

Woodstock CC offers very competitive membership rates compared to other courses in the area. I was informed they don't accept tee times as they are generally wide open for people to just walk on.

Consider me impressed and strongly considering membership next year. There's a reason why Golf Digest ranked it one of the top 9 hole courses in the country. If you get the opportunity, play this course. You won't regret it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Nearby Courses
Woodstock, Illinois
Private
4.6667
3
McHenry, Illinois
Public
4.2539235294
305
McHenry, Illinois
Public
4.2539235294
305
McHenry, Illinois
Public
4.2539235294
305
Crystal Lake, Illinois
Public
4.5
2
Woodstock, Illinois
Public
4.3529411765
12
Woodstock, Illinois
Semi-Private
4.3724411765
141
Crystal Lake, Illinois
Private
3.9195117647
242
Crystal Lake, Illinois
Private
5.0
1
Village of Lakewood, Illinois
Public
4.3866588235
404
McHenry, Illinois
Private
3.9577333333
49
Crystal Lake, Illinois
Public
4.4211117647
394
Golf Packages
FROM $597 (USD)
LAKE GENEVA, WI | Discover Lake Geneva’s premier must-visit destination at Geneva National Resort & Club. Located off the wooded slopes and shores of Lake Como, the semi-private Geneva National presents 54 holes of legendary golf designed by Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Lee Trevino, along with on-course lodging at the Cottages & Suites at Geneva National.
FROM $617 (USD)
KOHLER, WI | Enjoy 2 nights’ accommodations at The American Club or Inn at Woodlake, and 3 rounds of golf at Blackwolf Run and Whistling Straits courses.
FROM $557 (USD)
KOHLER, WI | Enjoy 3 nights’ accommodations at The American Club or Inn at Woodlake, and 4 rounds of golf at Blackwolf Run and Whistling Straits courses.
FROM $327 (USD)
STEVENS POINT, WI | Enjoy 1 nights' accommodation at Holiday Inn Express and 2 rounds of golf at SentryWorld Golf Course.
FROM $167 (USD)
Savor the marvelous destination that is Northern Michigan and enjoy up to 36 holes a day during the long summer days! Our Boyne golf package features exceptional flexibility and selection thanks to two of the state's finest multi-course golf resorts.
Now Reading