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4.7
376 Reviews (376)
5 Stars
244
4 Stars
115
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
97.6%
Recommend this course
365 out of 376 reviews
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4.7
77 Reviews (77)
5 Stars
57
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.4%
Recommend this course
75 out of 77 reviews
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4.7
98 Reviews (98)
5 Stars
72
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.9%
Recommend this course
95 out of 98 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6827 yards
Slope 130
Rating 72.1
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Shepherd's Crook Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1999
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Keith Foster (1999) Kevin Hargrave (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Golf Simulator Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

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Reviews

4.7
376 Reviews (376)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 30
Bunkers 16
Thick Rough 14
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 24
Locals 17
Walkers 11
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 25
In the 'Burbs 14

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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 64
Handicap 10-14
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4.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart

Always awesome

74 degrees on a late October day. Great course and only $21 ! How can it get any better...

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/21/2021

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 Shepherd's Crook Golf Course.

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5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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Commented on 10/20/2021

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 Shepherd's Crook Golf Course!

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Reviews 6
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 Good
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Commented on 10/20/2021

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 Shepherd's Crook Golf Course!

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Reviews 15
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/19/2021

Thank you for visiting us at Shepherd's Crook Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Reviews 27
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Hidden Gem per my son , great track challenging holes and the greens OMG. Highly recommend worth the drive from the city

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/19/2021

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 Shepherd's Crook Golf Course!

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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Playing Shepherds Crook in wet condition

Despite the wet conditions and the 90 degree cart rule, both of us enjoyed playing the course. As wet as it was, the fairways and greens were in excellent condition. Will definitely play it again under sunny and drier condition. Excellent maintenance job by the ground crew.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/18/2021

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 Shepherd's Crook Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 49
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/20/2021

Thank you for visiting us at Shepherd's Crook Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 64
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Always awesome

Always has been a nice course, just was absolutely soaked. But that isn't anyone's fault.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/14/2021

Thank you for visiting us at Shepherd's Crook Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/18/2021

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 Shepherd's Crook Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/12/2021

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 Shepherd's Crook Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 3
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 10/11/2021

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 Shepherd's Crook Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great golf course

If you like link style golf, you’ll love this course. Course is in excellent condition considering its the end of the year. The greens are challenging and difficult. Staff are great! Fun course if you know where to place the ball.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/08/2021

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 Shepherd's Crook Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 93
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Worth the drive

I live 58 miles away. This is the 10th time I have played here this year, enough said

Great layout, course confirms are always great

Greens were a little firm but with no rain and low humidity over the past few weeks was to be expected. I prefer these conditions

I play here about twice a month

You will not be disappointed
As a reference here are the course I play and this course is right up there
Makray
Stonewall orchard
Bowes creek
Blackstone
Oak grove
Highlands of Elgin
Foxford hills
Chalet hills
The preserve
Schaumburg

As I said worth the drive

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/30/2021

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 Shepherd's Crook Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/21/2021

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 Shepherd's Crook Golf 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 Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/20/2021

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Shepherd's Crook Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 49
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Great layout

Fun course with great conditions.
Greens are in good shape, if only some hackers would fix their ball marks. Staff is very friendly and accommodating.
One of the better tracks in Lake County.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/27/2021

Thank you for visiting us at Shepherd's Crook Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Links Course

One of the few links style courses in northern Illinois. Nice welcome change of pace from other traditional courses. I would play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/20/2021

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 Shepherd's Crook Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course

The Crook is a fun place to play with generous fairways, but challenging greens with well placed fairway bunkers. It’s a parkland design, which means it’s a mix of links with municipal course style. One of the best courses in the area for the value. Greens and fairways well maintained as well.

Enjoyed another round at the crook!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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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 Shepherd's Crook Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

So fun and challenging

Such a well kept course. Perfect shape and greens are so challenging. Must have good position on the green to two put.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/07/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Shepherd's Crook Golf Course thanks you!

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